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    In a few decades, the helicopter had became a versatile machine, perhaps like any other human invention. They are used every day in a large number of roles but none of them is so important like the one of save lives ...


    1933, Antarctica - Mysterious Aircraft in Antarctica
           
    by Lou Ann D. Haddock
    1944, New York USA - The 1st Mission
           
    by Tom Beard
    1944, Freeman Field, USA - First US Helicopter School
    1945, Burma - Medevac in WWII
           
    by Ed Holmes
    1945, Philipines - Five Years Before MASH
           
    by Fred Duncan
    1951, San Francisco - Hand of God
           
    by Paul H. Goodley M.D.
    1956, Marshall Islands - H-19 at Eniwetok
           
    by Harry L. Francis
    1962, Vietnam - Stingers
           
    by the Pop a Smoke! Team
    1964, Canada - Search and Rescue Wife
           
    by Annette Belanger
    1965, Atsugi, Japan - HC-1 on USS Mars
           
    by Glenn Bingham
    1968, Alaska - Tour of Duty in Alaska
           
    by Freddie T. DeVore
    1970, Vietnam - MEDEVAC USMC 1st MAW MAG-16
           
    by Pete Walker
    1970, Vietnam - Vinh Long Army Airfield
           
    by Rick Haffey
    1970, Atsugi & Camp Fuji, Japan - NIPPI rework facility
           
    by Hale Irwin
    1976, Gulf of Mexico - 80 foot hoist
           
    by Barry Williams
    1978, Sitka - US Coast Guard HH-3F Pelican
           
    by Barry Williams
    1980s - Seismic Helicopter
           
    by Randall Sowa
    1980, Iran - Operation Eagle Claw
           
    - The failed rescue of American hostages
    1982, Falklands/Malvinas - Pebble Island Evacuation
           
    by Santiago Aversa
    1986, Norway - Wire Strike
           
    by Phil Glover
    1997, Oregon USA - An  "Impossible" Situation
           
    An incident report from the US Forest Service
    1999, Wyoming USA - Daring Rescue
           
    US Air Force press news
    2000, Montana USA - Military to Civilian
           
    by Jim Oltersdorf
    2002, Afghanistan - AH-64 in Afghanistan
           
    by Rich Chenault
    2005, USA - Hurricane Katrina
    2006, Canada, BC Cormorant Rescue
           
    by AgustaWestland

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