“Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.”
Crosley car, I think they used a stack of steel pressing to make the engine block. Same model helicopter from the movie 'Bridges of Toko Ri'?
We had two of them in the early 50's. There was the sheet iron block and also a cast block. When we got the second one, my dad was making sure it was the cast one, though we never had any trouble with the sheet one. With a top speed of 55 mph, they matched my dad's driving style, he never went over 45. We went from Atlanta to Savannah one year for vacation, the four of us. It took eleven hours. Of course there was no Interstate. Eleven hours in a Crosley. The jocks at my high school kept trying to either pick one up or turn it over. I practiced driving round and round in the back yard.
The helicopter is a Sikorsky H-5.
Westland, England built under contract the designation H-5, official Sikorsky designation S-51.
That hanger looks like CGAS San Francisco.
I remember that helicopter from when I was a boy at Ashiya Air Force Base in Japan, where Daddy was a Master Sergeant in the United States Army, and where I was in the Second Grade.That was the helicopter that brought Santa Claus to see us kids.
PBY in the hangar.....
Did the USCG get more than one PBY? Is this one 6640 the search an rescue PBY-5A that often appears in pictures?Good catch!
>>By the end of 1944 there were 114 PBY-5A/6As in Coast Guard service.<<https://cgaviationhistory.org/aircraft_/consolidated-pby-5a-6a-catalina/
Maybe San Diego------.
I was at CGAS San Diego a few times, I think that's San Fran. Who ever is taking the picture is back by the sea wall and to their left is the sea plane ramp. When I was there the first time we had HU-16, HC-130 and HH-52A helicopters. After the fix wing moved to Sacramento all that was there was the HH-52. The HH-52 had the same running gear as that helo, I'll bet I could still do a 200 hr inspection/grease job on it! FWIW the H52 was the Coast Guard's first turbine engine helicopter with the T-58 and the engine was de-rated to fit the older gearboxes.I probably last touched one in 1987...
Great to see ole frigates. Take me back to the era of 1950s. https://www.carsinsurancetoday.com/2022/01/is-car-insurance-veiled-scam.html