I am trying to pin down information related to helicopter accidents involving HMR 162 and 163 which supposedly happened in 1953/54. One apparently involved a transmission failure at Hanshin and may have involved fatalities. The other in 1954 was a mid-air collision over Tokyo Bay supposedly with four fatalities. I am not absolutely certain of the squadrons involved, but would like to pin this down for the purpose of identifiying fatalities. I would certainly appreciate any information related to these incidents. I served with HMR 163 during this period.
LTC Stan Hendrickson, USA, Ret.