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Pineville in Rapides Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

UH-1 Iroquois "Huey" Helicopter

Production---1959-1987

 
 
UH-1 Iroquois "Huey" Helicopter Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, April 21, 2022
1. UH-1 Iroquois "Huey" Helicopter Marker
Inscription.  
Type: Utility and Medical Evacuation; 3,880 lb cargo, 10 troops or 6 stretchers
Manufacturer: Bell Helicopter
Engine: Single Turboshaft
Max Speed: 142 mph
Range: 287 miles
Number Built: more than 16,000
Crew: 1-4

The UH-1 was the first turbine-powered helicopter produced for the United States military. Originally designated the HU-1, hence the "Huey" nickname, despite the official re-designation to UH-1 in 1962. The Huey is well-known Vietnam service where over 7,000 were deployed.

The Louisiana Army National Guard received its first UH-1 helicopters in 1970. Units that flew the UH-1 were: 256 INF BDE, Det 1 199th SPT BN, 812 MEDEVAC (AA); 813 MEDEVAC (AA); CO F 2-135 AVN BN; CO G (-), 2-238 AVN MED CO; 225th EN BDE and the 1-244th AHB.

The UH-1 was used by the Louisiana Army National Guard to move troops and cargo. Units deployed to Panama, Honduras, Belize and Haiti supporting humanitarian missions. It has also been used in both CONUS deployments backfilling active duty forces on military bases and overseas during Desert Storm in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. UH-1's participated
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in almost every natural or manmade disaster in the Gulf Region to include assisting with over 10,000 air rescues in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

In 2009 the last Louisiana Army National Guard UH-1H/V was replaced with the more advanced UH-60 Blackhawk.

A trusted and reliable aircraft, the Huey will always hold a special place in the hearts of those that flew it, flew in it, worked on it and were saved by it.

SN: 0-13709, Object #666936
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceMilitary.
 
Location. 31° 22.202′ N, 92° 24.216′ W. Marker is in Pineville, Louisiana, in Rapides Parish. Marker is on 3rd Street near E Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pineville LA 71360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M3 37mm Anti-Tank Gun (a few steps from this marker); Camp Beauregard - 761st Tank Battalion (a few steps from this marker); Purple Heart Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedicated to the Soldiers of the Spearhead Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 88th Engineer Heavy Ponton Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Armored Division Remembers France, Belgium & Germany
UH-1 Iroquois "Huey" Helicopter Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, April 21, 2022
2. UH-1 Iroquois "Huey" Helicopter Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Louisiana Army National Guard Desert Storm Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Caterpillar No. 33 Pull Grader (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pineville.
 
More about this marker. Streets given are inside Camp Beauregard. Located on the grounds of the Louisiana National Guard, Camp Beauregard base. The Louisiana Maneuvers & Military Museum is located on site. Highly recommend checking before a visit to make sure base/museum is opened and accessible to civilians, as it is an active military base.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2023, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 2, 2023, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.

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