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Sikorsky S-55 * Retired *
3 HO4S-3 helicopters from US Navy under MDAP, delivered 9 September 1953. Also designated UH-19F. Used by 8 sqn for SAR, last withdrawn 11 December 1963.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
8-2   133777 9 Sept 1953 'Salome', later 076, wfu 11 Dec 1963, preserved Lelystad Sept 2006
8-3   133778 9 Sept 1953 'Cleopatra', later 077, accident Noordwijk, w/o 27 Feb 1962
8-4   133779 9 Sept 1953 'Delilah', accident Marsdiep, w/o 7 July 1959

References:

  • Dutch Military Aviation 1945-1978 by Paul A Jackson (1978)
  • 70 Jaar Marineluchtvaartdienst by N. Geldhof (1987)


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