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The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum yesterday unveiled the HH-52A as the first U.S. Coast Guard aircraft in their collection

First U.S. Coast Guard aircraft unveiled in The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum collection

On November 1, 1979, a U.S. Coast Guard crew lifted off as Rescue 1426 responding to the deadly collision of a freighter and tanker in the Gulf of Mexico and saved 22 lives. The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum yesterday unveiled the HH-52A as the first U.S. Coast Guard aircraft in their collection, a high honor to Coasties past present and future. Official DHS Photo by Matt Harmon.

Date Taken: 
April 15, 2016
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First U.S. Coast Guard aircraft unveiled in The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum collection
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