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Timeline Event:


Mar 07, 1945

The commanding officer at Coast Guard Air Station (CGAS) Floyd Bennett Field, New York, reported successful testing of a dunking sonar unit on board an XHOS-1 helicopter. The XHOS-1, a follow-on design to the HNS-1 Hoverfly, entered naval service in September 1944, with a total of 3 experimental versions and 36 production models acquired for service in the Navy and Coast Guard.

Theater:  North America

ItemType:  Equipment

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Source:  National Naval Aviation Museum


Date Added: 2011-03-07

Tags: helicopter, sonar


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