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    FR French Navy Piasecki HUP-2 / UH-25B Retriever 22

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    FRFrench NavyR96La Fayette19511963
    FRFrench NavyR97Bois Belleau19531960

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    1951-jun-2CommissionedFR R96 La Fayette ex USS Langley
    1953-sep-5CommissionedFR R97 Bois Belleau ex USS Belleau Wood
    1955RefitFR R96 La Fayette Refit for SPS-6 radar
    1956-octAircraftFR R96 La Fayette 2x Planeguard / SAR Flt HUP-2 of 23S aboard, including 23S-4.
    1956-nov-1DeploymentFR R96 La Fayette Operation Musketeer Participated in Suez operations.
    1956-nov-2AircraftFR R96 La Fayette Operation Musketeer Corsair of 15F fell over the side while recovering. Pilot rescued by HUP-2 planeguard 23S-4.
    1957-jun-8Port VisitFR R97 Bois Belleau International Fleet Review, Virginia 1957 Visited Virginia, USA for the International Naval Review
    1959RefitFR R96 La Fayette height finding radar DRBI 10 DRBI-10 fit
    1960DecommissionedFR R97 Bois Belleau
    1962-jun-11DeploymentFR R96 La Fayette operating with BDC Argens, BDC Blavet, Lest Chélif and BDC Trieux, assisted in repatriation of French nationals from Algeria.
    1963-marDecommissionedFR R96 La Fayette Returned to USA

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