netherlands Operation WaNo


01-feb-53    to    17-feb-53

In the night of 31 January and 1 February 1953 many dykes broken. This happened through a combination of spring tide and a northwest storm. In this night more than 165.000 hectare land covered with sea water.
On 1 February operation watersnood flood disaster started.


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DatesRotary Wing Aircraft UnitModels
    01feb53 to 17feb53 NL vsq 8 Marine Luchtvaartdienst S-51 / R-5 / H-5
S-55 H-19
    02feb53 to - UK 705 squadron Fleet Air Arm UH-12B HTE-2
S-55 H-19
S-55 H-19

Not all models shown may have taken part in the Operation

Individual helicopters

Model IDs
Westland Dragonfly HR.3 WG669     WG748    


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