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An Ace Novelty HC-2 Detachment 59 from 1965-1966 Mediterranean cruise.

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An early patch from Helicopter Training Unit 1 which I think was active from 1950 to 1957 when it was re-designated as Helicopter Training Group 1, HTG-1

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I've never been able to definitively ID the Detachment 5. I saw it identified on another site as being from HC-2 but I don't know if that is correct.

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VX-6 was the first US Navy squadron to use the twin engine Huey during operations in Antarctica in the early 1970's.

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HC-1 Detachment Delta from the USS Coral Sea 1964-1965 Westpac cruise.During this cruise the unit changed its' designation from HU-1 to HC-1

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An early pair from Helicopter Unit 1 salvaged from a cannibalized G-1 jacket.

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Another pair from HU-1 including one from Unit 3 assigned to the cruiser USS Columbus from her 1957 Westpac cruise.

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Man, that's a pretty old piece. That looks like an HOK-1 which was operational as far back as the mid 50's. OPPAMA is on mainland Japan near Yokosuka which was a Japanese Naval base and post war became a US Navy base. I like that it shows a fare of 80 Yen on the side.

 

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HC 1 Det 42 Large patch about 8 inches in diameter

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Helantsubron L 35

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Man, that's a pretty old piece. That looks like an HOK-1 which was operational as far back as the mid 50's. OPPAMA is on mainland Japan near Yokosuka which was a Japanese Naval base and post war became a US Navy base. I like that it shows a fare of 80 Yen on the side.

 

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Agreed. The square tail sets it apart, although for the Navy the designation was HUK-1......It's post '48 but prior to HUS-1 in 1957 flying UH-34. Not much is written about this time period for Navy rotary wing units.


 

 

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Agreed. The square tail sets it apart, although for the Navy the designation was HUK-1......It's post '48 but prior to HUS-1 in 1957 flying UH-34. Not much is written about this time period for Navy rotary wing units.

 

I recall building a model of the HUK-1 and painting it in the bright orange rescue scheme (man I'm getting old)

 

Here's the first HS-9 established in 1956, somewhere around here I have the CVSG-60 hunter killer patch which goes with it

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I recall building a model of the HUK-1 and painting it in the bright orange rescue scheme (man I'm getting old)

 

Here's the first HS-9 established in 1956, somewhere around here I have the CVSG-60 hunter killer patch which goes with it

Here ya go!

CVSG 60

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