Fifth from left is Lt. Cdr. Frank A. Erickson (he was elected an Honorary Fellow in 1945) who flew the world' s first helicopter mercy mission on Jan. 3, 1943. Also included in this photo are, left to right, Seaman E.H. Frauenberger, Aviation Machinist's Mate First Class J.A. Boone, Chief Aviation Machinist's Mate L. Brcycki, Lt. A.N. Fisher, Erickson, Lt. O.M. Helgren, Chief Aviation Machinist's Mate O.F. Berry, and Aviation Machinist's Mate First Class W.J. Woodcock. The group composed the USCG's first helicopter detachment. The brick building in the background is part of lgor I. Sikorsky's original helicopter manufacturing factory in Bridgeport, Conn. From Vertiflite, March/April 1974 (page 13).

U.S. Coast Guard accepts its first helicopter (Sikorsky R-4), July 7 1943

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Fifth from left is Lt. Cdr. Frank A. Erickson (he was elected an Honorary Fellow in 1945) who flew the world' s first helicopter mercy mission on Jan. 3, 1943. Also included in this photo are, left to right, Seaman E.H. Frauenberger, Aviation Machinist's Mate First Class J.A. Boone, Chief Aviation Machinist's Mate L. Brcycki, Lt. A.N. Fisher, Erickson, Lt. O.M. Helgren, Chief Aviation Machinist's Mate O.F. Berry, and Aviation Machinist's Mate First Class W.J. Woodcock. The group composed the USCG's first helicopter detachment. The brick building in the background is part of lgor I. Sikorsky's original helicopter manufacturing factory in Bridgeport, Conn. From Vertiflite, March/April 1974 (page 13).

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