HH-43B 60-0268 nicknamed "South Sea Sue"
"South Sea Sue" HH-43B 60-0268 , Port Moresby, New Guinea late 1963 . The mountains in the background were the high altitude locations to which the Huskies flew with supplies. All cargo was carried in an external sling under the aircraft. (photo by Chuck Presley)
00268 taking off from Port Moresby Airport, New Guinea late 1963 (photo by Chuck Presley)
Mr. Bill Brown is hooking up a cargo net to 00268 at Telefomin, New Guinea during 1963 (photo by Bill Ahern)
And here is Mr. Bill Ahern hooking up a cargo net to 00268 at Telefomin, New Guinea during 1963 (photo Bill Ahern)
00268 just about to land at Port Moresby Airport, February 1964 (photo by Jim Campbell)
The aircraft nickname is clearly seen in this picture, together with their pilots Capt. Meetze and Capt. Firse, Port Moresby Feb 1964
(photo by Jim Campbell)
Capt. John A. Firse was awarded the MATS Safety Achievement Award for successful autorotation into a jungle clearing after engine failure sometime during late 1963 (source AFHRA document).
60-0268 ready for take-off from Port Moresby, New Guinea during February 1964 (photo by Jim Campbell)
00268 during February 1964 inspection by Mr. Ken Kogge and Mr. Bob Steele; Port Moresby, NG (photo by Jim Campbell)
last update 08/04/2016