This Day in Aviation History

January 5th, 1945
First rescue mission ever made by a Bell helicopter took place when Jack Woolams bailed out of a P-59 Airacomet in trouble near Lockport. Floyd Carlson and Dr. Thomas C. Marriott took off in one of the Model 30 s and, guided by Joe Masham flying a P-59, rescued the unfortunate pilot.

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