- Additional Details
- Authenticity: Certificate of Authenticity included
- Includes: Frame and matting, authentic UH1 skin, Michael Novosel Sr. signature plate
During the Vietnam War, Novosel went back on active military duty and joined the Army to fly helicopters as a chief warrant officer with the elite Special Forces Aviation Section. He served his first tour in Vietnam flying medevac helicopters (Dustoff) with the 283rd Medical Detachment. His second tour in Vietnam was with the 82nd Medical Detachment. During that war, Novosel flew 2,543 missions and extracted 5,589 wounded personnel, among them his own son, Michael J. Novosel, Jr.
He was inducted into the Army Aviation Hall of Fame in 1975. When Novosel retired as the senior warrant officer with the Warrant Officer Candidate Program in 1985, he had been a military aviator for 42 years and was the last World War II military aviator in the U.S. to remain on active flying duty. Novosel accumulated 12,400 military flying hours, including 2,038 in combat during his career.
This photograph will be framed and matted to include Michael Novosel Sr.’s signature as well as a piece of authentic UH1 skin. Certificate of Authenticity included.