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October 13, 1954 -- Haiti (Hurricane Hazel)


NH 67747:   USS Saipan (CVL-48), with HRS and HUP helicopters on her flight deck, circa mid-1950s.   NHHC Photograph Collection.
Caption: NH 67747: USS Saipan (CVL-48), with HRS and HUP helicopters on her flight deck, circa mid-1950s. NHHC Photograph Collection.

USS Saipan (CVL-48) began relief and humanitarian aid to the Haitians who were victims of Hurricane Hazel.  The operation ended October 19.  Helicopters from the carrier dropped food, medicine, clothing, and other supplies to the stricken Haitians.   


NH 70134-KN:  USS Saipan (CVL-48).  Artwork reproduction of an insignia received during the 1950s.   NHHC Photograph Collection.
Caption: NH 70134-KN: USS Saipan (CVL-48). Artwork reproduction of an insignia received during the 1950s. NHHC Photograph Collection.
Published: Tue Apr 21 07:48:35 EDT 2020