By Gary W Parker; Frank M Batha; United States. Marine Corps. History and Museums Division
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Captain O'Moore landed his helicopter at the scene of the crash and, with Mathewson was given a weapon and joined the fight. Demolition charges were used to destroy the helicopter. On the same day, 24 April 1951, Technical Sergeant Robert J. Monteith and his observer, First Lieutenant Roscoe F. Good, Jr. were on an artillery Mackert's help, extracted the body of the fighter pilot, later identified as Captain Robert "W" Lebo. On 14 April Captain Gene "W" Morrison, flying an HO3S-1, made three attempts to rescue a downed pilot behind enemy lines but was driven away by intense enemy ground fire each time.
During July 1952, VMO-6 started receiving the Sikorsky HOSS-i helicopter, and by the end of the month the squadron had eight HO5S-is in addition to ten OF-is and nine HTL-4s. The HO5S-1 was a three-seat utility helicopter capable of carrying up to 750 pounds. For short-range flights, four passengers could be accommodated, and with the seats removed, two stretchers could be carried inside the cabin. The HO5S-l had three main rotor blades and a twobladed tail rotor. S. helicopter to an OE and crashed behind enemy lines.
The aircraft was returned to the base for repairs. Flights conducted consisted of the following: OY Reconnaissance Transportation 5 Tables and beochea were found or constructed and suitable cleaning facilities were always ready. NCOinC of this ingenious mess crew during this squadron's operation from August until present date is TSgt C. P. ' HO3S-l Normal flight operations continued until 28 November when the 1st Marine Division became engaged in heavy fighting in the Hagaru-ri and Yudam-ni areas.
A history of Marine Observation Squadron Six by Gary W Parker; Frank M Batha; United States. Marine Corps. History and Museums Division