Sikorsky JRS-1, one of few aircraft to survive Pearl Harbor, in care of Smithsonian

The Udvar-Hazy Center of the National Air and Space Museum is home to many historical artifacts.

FOX 5’s Bob Barnard visited on the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks to get a closer look at one in particular – the Sikorsky JRS-1.

This aircraft is the only one in the museum’s collection that was stationed at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

Shortly after the Japanese attack, the ten Sikorsky JRS-1planes that survived were launched in an effort to locate enemy submarines and ships.

They were primarily used to launch depth charges against Japanese submarines.

During the restoration of the aircraft, some of the original paint was uncovered.

LEARN MORE HERE: https://airandspace.si.edu/stories/editorial/last-sikorsky-jrs-1-makes-move-udvar-hazy-center

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