- Associated Press - Friday, October 21, 2016

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona’s Yuma Proving Ground has said goodbye to a fleet of iconic “Huey” helicopters.

The Yuma Sun reports (https://bit.ly/2du1hz0 ) that four UH-1 Iroquois helicopters were retired at the Laguna Army Airfield on Thursday afternoon. One of the helicopters was made in 1973 and the rest were made 1974.

The U.S. Army began producing the UH-1 in 1960. The military used 7,000 Hueys in Vietnam during the 1960s and 1970s and made more than 16,000 of the helicopters in total.

The Hueys retired in Yuma were among 11 still active in the U.S. Army.


Information from: The Sun, https://www.yumasun.com

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