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US Navy - Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 1 (HELSUPPRON 1)

HC-1 'Pacific Fleet Angels'

 
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STATUS:   established as HU-1 on April 1, 1948
HU-1 redesignated HC-1 on July 1, 1965
HC-1 disestablished on April 29, 1994
  
Homebase: -
Carrier Air Wing: -
Aircraft Carrier: -
 AIRCRAFT:   Kaman UH/SH-2 Seasprite
Sikorsky SH-3G/H Sea King
Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion
 DEPLOYMENTS:   various
 

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Night shot of the US Navy (USN) SH-3G Sea King from the Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 1 (HC-1) "Fleet Angels,"
NAS North Island, California, towed on shore after it crash landed in the water - November 1991








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SH-3G Sea King (HC-1) - February 1991


SH-3G Sea King (HC-1) - February 1991

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SH-3G Sea King (HC-1) - September 1990

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SH-3G Sea King (HC-1) - September 1984


SH-3G Sea King (HC-1) - March 1982


SH-3G Sea King (HC-1) - February 1980


SH-3A Sea King (HC-1) during Apollo 17 recovery - December 19, 1972


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CH-53E Super Stallion (HC-1) - March 1991


CH-53E Super Stallion (HC-1) - January 1991


CH-53E Super Stallion (HC-1) - January 1991


CH-53E Super Stallion (HC-1) lifts a damaged A-6E Intruder of VA-52 - September 1990


CH-53E Super Stallion (HC-1) lifts a damaged A-6E Intruder of VA-52 - September 1990


CH-53E Super Stallion (HC-1) lifts a damaged A-6E Intruder of VA-52 - September 1990


CH-53E Super Stallion (HC-1) lifts a damaged A-6E Intruder of VA-52 - September 1990


CH-53E Super Stallion (HC-1) lifts a damaged A-6E Intruder of VA-52 - September 1990


CH-53E Super Stallion (HC-1) aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) - October 1985


CH-53E Super Stallion (HC-1) aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) - October 1985


CH-53E Super Stallion (HC-1) - April 1991

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CH-53E Super Stallion (HC-1) - June 1984


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UH-2B Seasprite (HC-1) over USS Enterprise (CVAN 65) - 1967

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Early experience with helicopters by the Navy was developed by Helicopter Development Squadron THREE (VX-3) which operated out of Naval Air Station Lakehurst, New Jersey. This led to the creation of the service's first two designated helicopter squadrons, HU-1 and HU-2 on 1 April 1948.

As the Navy changed the scope of roles for its utility helicopter squadrons, it also re-designated them Helicopter Combat Support Squadrons. HU-1 was duly re-designated HC-1 on 1 July 1965.

A detachment of HC-1 participated in Operation Desert Storm aboard USS Tarawa and during its return played a key role assisting civilians in aftermath of the 1991 Bangladesh cyclone.

The squadron was disestablished on 29 April 1994.
 
 
 

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