Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Preflight walkaround of a MH-53 Helicopter

A female pilot inspecting helicopter
Description: Painting, Watercolor on Paper; by Monica Allen-Perin, CDR; 2003; Framed Dimensions 19H X 23W
Accession #: 2004-053-02
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Beginning in the 1980s, female helicopter pilots got the opportunity to land on aircraft carriers, one of the most challenging maneuvers that a pilot could ever tackle. This MH-53 can operate from carriers and other warships. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, the MH-53 was used primarily for Airborne Mine Countermeasures (AMCM), with a secondary mission of shipboard delivery. Mine hunting and mine clearing operations were very successful during OIF.

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  • People--Women
Document Type
  • Art
Wars & Conflicts
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