The first widespread use of the helicopter in a lifesaving role was during the Korean War. Below, an HO3S-1 from Marine Observation Squadron 6 evacuates a wounded man during combat on 3 October 1950.
Naval Aviation's peacetime and combat experience with the helicopter proved the versatility of rotary-wing aircraft. From military helos rescuing stranded flood victims and hikers, to community emergency services medical evacuation aircraft, the helicopter has become a fixture in both military and civilian lifesaving.
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|Title Annotation:||electric-powered rescue hoist was installed on an HNS-1 helicopter|
|Publication:||Naval Aviation News|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Nov 1, 2003|
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