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This was a very significant maritime incident. The actual aircraft involved is now in the Udvar Hazy Center of the National Air and Space Museum, Chantilly, VA.

 

For further details on the HH-52A see AHS Calendar May 2013.

 

Source: "The story of the helicopter that saved 22 sailors from burning ships was forgotten. Until now", Michael E. Ruane, Washington Post, March 4, 2016