Rescue Helicopter H-5A
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.
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).
A 3rd ARS Squadron SB-29 with droppable boat. During the Korean War, SB-29s orbited along the bombers' route.
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