U.S.C.G directed to develop helicopters for sea-going operations

Monday, February 15, 1943



The direction was provided to the United States Coast Guard (U.S.C.G.) by the Commander in Chief, U.S. Fleet and Chief of Naval Operations. The order covered the sea-going development of helicopters including the use of helicopters in convoys. Subsequently, the development of helicopters was made a joint responsibility of American and British teams, supervised by the Bureau of Aeronautics.

Source: “The Coast Guard Cutter-Helicopter Team”, Commander F. A. Erickson U.S.C.G.,
Paper presented at the Fourth Annual Forum of the American Helicopter Society, April 23, 1948


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