1954 Sikorsky UH-19B “Chickasaw” 52-7573

H-19 being cleaned for the 2011 Open House

The H-19 Chickasaw holds the distinction of being the US Army’s first true transport helicopter and, as such, played an important role in the initial formulation of Army doctrine regarding air mobility and the battlefield employment of troop-carrying helicopters. The H-19 underwent live service tests in the hands of the 6th Transportation Company, during the Korean War beginning in 1951 as an unarmed transport helicopter. Undergoing tests such as medical evacuation, tactical control and front-line cargo support, the helicopter succeeded admirably in surpassing the capabilities of the H-5 Dragonfly which had been used throughout the war by the Army.

A Quick Walk-Around.

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The Port Engine Door.

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The Side Door

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Stripping The Paint

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Enter Team HELI

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