HC-6 Det One ‘Bombs Away Baby’ Plaque
A hand crafted 14 inch plaque of the HC-6 Det One ‘Bombs Away Baby’. Each plaque is carved from Mahogany and handpainted to provide a piece you’ll love!
- Made from Mahogany
- US Veteran Owned Business
Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two Six (HSC-26) traces its rich history to Naval Station Lakehurst, New Jersey, where Helicopter Utility Squadron Two (HU-2) was formed in 1948. HU-2 was the second United States Naval helicopter squadron, flying the tandem rotor Piasecki H-25/HUP Retriever, perfoming search and rescue operations. On July 1, 1960, the squadron split to form HU-4. On September 1, 1967, an HU-4 detachment at NAS Norfolk had grown so large that it was designated its own squadron, Helicopter Support Squadron Six (HC-6), the “Chargers”. Originally a search and rescue squadron, HC-6 soon added vertical replenishment (VERTREP) as a primary mission. By 1987, after having flown the H-25 HUP, H-43C HUK, H-34 Sea Horse, H-2B Sea Sprite, H-3 Sea King, and H-53 Sea Dragon, HC-6 was completely transitioned to the H-46D Sea Knight, which they would fly exclusively for the next 15 years. In 2002, the squadron transitioned aircraft once again, introducing the MH-60S Knighthawk to the Atlantic Fleet, conducting the first operational deployment and first at-sea rescue with the new helicopter. On April 1, 2005, in accordance with the Navy’s Helicopter Master Plan, the squadron was re-designated as HSC-26.