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5/6/94 50th D-Day event at Portsmouth...

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5/6/94 50th D-Day event at Portsmouth...

Postby DAVEBRAD » Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:25 pm

hi,
just clearing some mk1 recording devices out, and I've got a note down for 5/6/94 at Portsmouth for the 50th D-Day commemoration event, I've noted 2 - VH-3D Presidential helIcopters heading out over the harbour and landing on the USS George Washington, Also noted on LPH-9 - Guam "4 Sea Stallions and 9 Chinooks" or the naval version of, anyone help out with these, they then sailed for Normandy. Lastly confirmation that 1603 was onboard the USCG cutter Dallas...

thanks and regards,
dave...
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Re: 5/6/94 50th D-Day event at Portsmouth...

Postby rh226 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:00 pm

Hi Dave,

See http://www.hampshireairfields.co.uk/usassault.html for your CH-53s.

However, you have a problem with the CH46s - it lists 11 + 1 !!

Can't help on the Presidential VH-3s. See http://www.hampshireairfields.co.uk/uscarriers.html for the George Washington.

6513 was the HH-65 on the Dallas. 1603 was a HC-130H and would not have been on board!!

Cheers,

Bob.
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Re: 5/6/94 50th D-Day event at Portsmouth...

Postby DAVEBRAD » Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:10 pm

hi,
thanks for the quick response, I will check that site thanks...

regards,
dave...
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Re: 5/6/94 50th D-Day event at Portsmouth...

Postby rh226 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:25 pm

Dave, I've updated my response for the USCGS Dallas.
Cheers, Bob
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Re: 5/6/94 50th D-Day event at Portsmouth...

Postby DAVEBRAD » Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:49 pm

hi, Bob,
ok thanks, I've sorted the CH.53E's, and amended the HH-65A! pity about the others I will after leave them till our corner shop's time machine is perfected...

thanks for digging out the answers, regards,
dave...
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Re: 5/6/94 50th D-Day event at Portsmouth...

Postby 747woody » Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:53 am

Reagan went to France for the 50th anniversary of D-Day on 6th June, in a posse of 5 VH-3s and 4 H-53s. Does anyone know which ones they were? (seen from a grey ship in the Channel!)
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