Aircraft Photo of 1063 | Sikorsky JRS-1 (S-43) | USA - Navy | #179224
Registration / Serial:1063
Other Marks:1-J-1
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-43
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-43 (JRS)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky JRS-1 (S-43)
C/n (msn):4346
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Airport:Washington - Dulles InternationalMap
Region / Country:Virginia, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KIAD   IATA: IAD   Local: IAD   Other: -
Collection:National Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian) - Udvar-Hazy Center
Photo Date:23 September 2019
Photo by:Fergal Goodman
Photo ID: 179224
Photo Comment

This is the sole surviving true JRS-1 amphibian and is the only aircraft in the Smithsonian collection that was stationed at Pearl Harbor on 7th Dec. 1941, being one of ten JRS-1s at the base when the Japanese attacked. All survived and were immediately pressed into service and flew many missions patrolling for Japanese submarines and searching for the enemy fleet. It was acquired by the Smithsonian in 1960 and still bears the blue paint scheme hastily applied after the Pearl Harbor attack.

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