usa Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 34

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HSL-34 : Green Checkers
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1974 to 1993    


Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 34
Tail code HX, they flew the SH-2F Seasprite

1975-1978, I was with HSL-34 Det.7 at NAS Norfolk. We deployed to the Med and the NA in BuNo 149773 on the USS Jesse L. Brown (FF-1089)
1987-1990, I was a pilot in HSL-34, deployed with both SH-2F 149768 /231 and SH-2F 151303 /235
1991-1993, this is Ams to Gerald W Franklin Sr United States Navy retired I was one of the last green checkers. I deployed on the USS Jack Williams (FFG-24) and USS Antrim (FFG-20) as the leading airframes technician on the sh-2f seasprite helicopter lamps

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47 UH-2A 149745 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 47, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149745 unk; redesig +
: w/o 19jun75 SH-2F type as HSL-34 DET-3 /HX-34 USS Aylwin (FF-1081) crashed+
50 UH-2A 149748 : Jun81 as HSL-34 /HX-230 on USS John Hancock (DD-981); Aug87 pictured as HS+
70 UH-2A 149768 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 70, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149768 unk; redesig +
: 1975-1978, I was with HSL-34 Det.7 at NAS Norfolk. We deployed to the Med +
: Jun82 pictured as HSL-34 /HX-231 on the flight deck of USS Deyo (DD-989)
71 UH-2A 149769 : Sep82 pictured as HSL-34 /HX-234 during Unitas XXI
106 UH-2B 150156 : 1974-78 as SH-2F HSL-34 Det.3 with modex green checker 30 cruising on USS +
Royal Australian Navy N29-150156 : RAN SH-2G(A) /843 from Feb01; 20mar08 rtn to Kaman
Kaman N319AK : Kaman from Mar14, conv to SH-2G(I)
Royal New Zealand Navy NZ3612 : SH-2G(I) type; Nov15 RNZAF 6Sqn
140 UH-2B 151303 : 1977 SH-2F type as HSL-34 Det.5 aboard USS Moinester (FF-1097)
: 19feb86 pictured as SH-2F type HSL-34 /HX-235 lifts a crewman from the wat+
175 UH-2B 152191 : SH-2F type as HSL-34 /HX-242 aboard USS Connole (FF-1056) visited Amsterd+
: This aircraft could not have been in Amsterdam in July of 1991; HX-242 Bu+
190 UH-2B 152206 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 190, ff?; del USN as HU2K-1U 158206 unk; redesig+
198 SH-2F 161648 : HSL-34 /HX-242, replacement for the previous HX-242, BuNo 152191
230 SH-2F 162579 : w/o 16sep87 HSL-34 /HX lost in north atlantic
237 SH-2F 162586 : Kaman Model 20 Seasprite, c/n 237, ff?; del USN as SH-2F 162586 unk; xfer +
250 SH-2G 163214 : 1990-1993 as SH-2F type asg HSL-34; unk date noted as SH-2G type flying w+

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