US Navy Helicopters -- A History
By peter dancey
Published: September 7, 2010.
The USN took very little interest in helios until 1846 and no USN helios were involved in any hostilities until USMC observation Bell 47 deployed to Korea. In fact it has been the USMC that has pioneered the use of helios in the USN with many notable 'firsts' the first aerial attack by a helicopter,first tactical airplane
reovery in Vietnam with hundred recovered to fly again. Includes 2010 stats