Rescue Helicopter H-5A

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During the Korean War, the increased use of helicopters on rescue missions became a dominant factor in saving lives.

By the war's end, ARS crews were credited with the rescue of 9,898 United Nation's personnel; 996 were combat saves.

H-5A with crew Maintenance personnel with an H-5A on Cho-Do Island, located just off the North Korean coast, 50 miles north of the 38th Parallel. Rescue aircraft and a ground control intercept radar facility occupied the island despite the nearness to the enemy mainland (1952).

B-29 With Dropable Rescue Boat A 3rd ARS Squadron SB-29 with droppable boat. During the Korean War, SB-29s orbited along the bombers' route.




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M*A*S*H: The Official Quiz Manual
By Paul Bertling
Plume; 1984
ISBN: 0-452-25505-8
With an introduction by Burt Metcalfe this is an excellent book for any serious trivia addict. It has over 1000 questions arranged in 101 sections. The questions will challenge even the most dedicated fan. It also contains a number of b/w photo's from the show.

 
Placing ladened stretcher aboard Preparing a casualty for evacuation to a hospital in a 3rd ARS Squadron H-5. During the Korean War, men of this unit (later designated a group) earned more than 1,000 personal citations and commendations.
 
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