The Museum is currently refurbishing a UH-1B Huey helicopter to be included in the Museum’s collections. This original Huey was flown by Seawolves during the Vietnam War.
In 1972 when the aircraft was turned in upon disbanding of HAL-3 Seawolves, the crew scratched their names, dates, Detachment numbers, and other messages on the doorposts. With your help, this Huey will become a part of the Museum's permanent collection.
Pat Rodgers, CEO of Aircraft Restoration Services, continues to keep us informed of restoration progress. Recently, he picked up the tail boom and other major components.
“Didn't have to look very long before I was able to positively ID the aircraft serial number! She is Army serial number 63-12930. I am still researching what the 3-digit Seawolf number is. I have also gotten the aircraft logbook and records. [Here are] some of the letters and things that went with it upon deactivation of HAL-3, and when a helo was turned back into the Army. I also attached some photos of some of the graffiti scratched into the right-side door post. Absolute proof of her Seawolf lineage! I'll let you know when I find out what the 3-digit Seawolf number is.”
Your donation will bring a precious piece of history to our historic collection.