06 January 2010

This week in 1944...

Thanks to the guys at the US Naval Institute Blog for this fantastic bit of historical research.

On 3 January 1944, the helicopter--specifically a Sikorsky R-4 Hoverfly--first proved its value as a capable addition to air forces by delivering medical supplies to a damaged US Navy destroyer in the Atlantic Ocean.

So here's to all the resuces, medical evacuations and emergency resupply missions since then!

To celebrate, here's everyone's favorite video of 1-wheeled UH-60 Black Hawk landings in Afghanistan once again, courtesy of the 82nd Airborne Division's Task Force Corsair and ISAF Media on Youtube:

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