Helicopter Stories


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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