HU-1 Squadron Patches

History of HU-1

Helicopter Utility Squadron One was commissioned the April 1, 1948, as the first operational Navy helicopter squadron, became HC-1 on July 1, 1965.

Helicopters have been a vital part our US Naval forces. With the introduction of helicopters the 101st Airborne division started deploying into battle mainly from helicopters as opposed to airplanes. An the helicopter patches are a representation of HU-1 squadron missions and deployments.