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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

MH-53 Joins USAF Museum Fleet

After a daring but unsuccessful raid to free U.S. POWs in North Vietnam in 1970 and subsequent tours in Bosnia and Iraq, a Sikorsky Aircraft MH-53 has retired to the ground-based fleet of the U.S. National Museum of the Air Force. The Associated Press reports MH-53 No. 357 made its final landing at the museum at Wright-Patterson AFB outside Dayton, Ohio on July 7. Nicknamed Magnum after the gun, it flew for 38 years and is the last remaining helicopter used in the Son Tay raid in Vietnam. Its final flight was a combat mission in Iraq on March 28. For related news

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