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Huey Helicopter 091, (Bell UH-1 Iroquois)

Huey Helicopter 091, (Bell UH-1 Iroquois)

Date: 1965
Catalog #: 2004.3023.01    Accession #: 2004.3023
Credit: Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History

Maker

Bell Helicopter Company (Maker)

Dimensions / Weight

Weight: 5923lbs

Physical Description

Huey Helicopter 091

Specific History

Nearly 4,000 Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopters, nicknamed “Hueys,” served during the war. This Huey, with tail number 65-10091, was deployed to Vietnam in 1966 and served with the 173rd Assault Helicopter Company, known as the “Robin Hoods.” It returned to the United States and continued to fly until 1995, when it was decommissioned and acquired by the Texas Air Command Museum. In 2002, 091 became the centerpiece of a documentary film and a tour of reconciliation and remembrance that brought Vietnam veterans and their stories to people across the nation.


Keywords

Countries: United States, Vietnam
State: Texas
War: Vietnam conflict
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