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October 1955 -- Tampico, Mexico (Hurricane Janet)


330-PS-7525 (USN 681144):   Navy Relief Mission Helo Lands in Mexican Town.   A U.S. Navy relief mission helicopter carrying medical supplies and food to stricken areas of Mexico lands in a stricken town’s street.   This photograph was taken by Rear Admiral M.E. Miles, U.S. Navy, in charge of the Navy’s relief forces, while on a survey flight to inspect the area struck by Hurricane Janet, October 5, 1955.   Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 330-PS-7525 (USN 681144): Navy Relief Mission Helo Lands in Mexican Town. A U.S. Navy relief mission helicopter carrying medical supplies and food to stricken areas of Mexico lands in a stricken town’s street. This photograph was taken by Rear Admiral M.E. Miles, U.S. Navy, in charge of the Navy’s relief forces, while on a survey flight to inspect the area struck by Hurricane Janet, October 5, 1955. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

330-PS-7528 (USN 681154):   Navy Helo Evacuates Mexican People.  A U.S. Navy helicopter from USS Saipan (CVL 48) lowers its hoist to rescue a Mexican family from an isolated house near Tampico, Mexico.  Saipan loaded with helicopters, food, medical supplies and Navy doctors arrived at Tampico, Mexico, October 1, 1955, to lend aid to  the Mexican area left devastated and flooded by Hurricane Janet.   Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 330-PS-7528 (USN 681154): Navy Helo Evacuates Mexican People. A U.S. Navy helicopter from USS Saipan (CVL 48) lowers its hoist to rescue a Mexican family from an isolated house near Tampico, Mexico. Saipan loaded with helicopters, food, medical supplies and Navy doctors arrived at Tampico, Mexico, October 1, 1955, to lend aid to the Mexican area left devastated and flooded by Hurricane Janet. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

USS Saipan (CVL-48) assisted in relief operations from October 1-9, 1955 at Tampico, Mexico, following Hurricane Janet.   The light aircraft carrier's helicopters evacuated survivors, flew in rescue personnel, and distributed food, water, and medical supplies.   USS Siboney (CVE-112) assisted in delivering supplies and relief missions. 


330-PS-7528 (USN 651156):  Flood Victims Wade Through Streets.   Flood victims at Panuco, Mexico, wade through flood waters in the downtown streets.    USS Saipan (CVL 48) loaded with helicopters, food, medical supplies and Navy doctors arrived at Tampico, Mexico, October 1, 1955, to lend aid to the Mexican area left devastated and flooded by Hurricane Janet.   Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 330-PS-7528 (USN 651156): Flood Victims Wade Through Streets. Flood victims at Panuco, Mexico, wade through flood waters in the downtown streets. USS Saipan (CVL 48) loaded with helicopters, food, medical supplies and Navy doctors arrived at Tampico, Mexico, October 1, 1955, to lend aid to the Mexican area left devastated and flooded by Hurricane Janet. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

330-PS-7528 (USN 681155):   Navy Helo Evacuates Flood Victims.   A U.S. Navy helicopter from USS Saipan (CVL 48) brings Mexican woman and children to high ground at Tampico, Mexico.  Navy helicopters are carrying food, medicine, and doctors to the areas in Mexico stricken by Hurricane Janet and evacuating isolated people to high ground.   Saipan arrived on October 1, 1955, to aid in the Hurricane Relief Mission.   Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 330-PS-7528 (USN 681155): Navy Helo Evacuates Flood Victims. A U.S. Navy helicopter from USS Saipan (CVL 48) brings Mexican woman and children to high ground at Tampico, Mexico. Navy helicopters are carrying food, medicine, and doctors to the areas in Mexico stricken by Hurricane Janet and evacuating isolated people to high ground. Saipan arrived on October 1, 1955, to aid in the Hurricane Relief Mission. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

330-PS-7527 (USN 681143):   Mexican Flood Victim Helped From Navy Helicopter.   A Mexican woman whose child was killed when Hurricane Janet demolished her home is helped from a U.S. Navy helicopter which evacuated her family, her dead child and husband, from their destroyed home near Tampico, Mexico.   U.S. Navy planes from Coco Solo, Corpus Christie, and Miami, along with helicopters from USS Saipan (CVL 48) anchored at Tampico are flying in food, medical supplies and doctors as well as evacuating people from the stricken area, October 5, 1955.   Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 330-PS-7527 (USN 681143): Mexican Flood Victim Helped From Navy Helicopter. A Mexican woman whose child was killed when Hurricane Janet demolished her home is helped from a U.S. Navy helicopter which evacuated her family, her dead child and husband, from their destroyed home near Tampico, Mexico. U.S. Navy planes from Coco Solo, Corpus Christie, and Miami, along with helicopters from USS Saipan (CVL 48) anchored at Tampico are flying in food, medical supplies and doctors as well as evacuating people from the stricken area, October 5, 1955. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

330-PS-7525 (USN 681152):   Marines Pack Food for Parachute Drop in Mexico.   Marine Corps personnel pack food for parachute drop to areas in Mexico stricken by Hurricane Janet.  The food was flown to Belize, British Honduras, in Navy aircraft for distribution to isolated areas which have been without food for days, October 5, 1955.  Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 330-PS-7525 (USN 681152): Marines Pack Food for Parachute Drop in Mexico. Marine Corps personnel pack food for parachute drop to areas in Mexico stricken by Hurricane Janet. The food was flown to Belize, British Honduras, in Navy aircraft for distribution to isolated areas which have been without food for days, October 5, 1955. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Published: Tue Apr 21 12:30:09 EDT 2020