"That Others May Live", a War Memorial

"That Others May Live", a War Memorial (HM1SVQ)

Location: Montgomery, AL 36115 Montgomery County
Buy Alabama State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 32° 24.252', W 86° 14.956'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites

Dedicated to Air and Maintenance Crews
who flew and maintained the H-43 and
the ones who made the supreme sacrifice

"That Others May Live"

And never let us take lightly the freedom for
which they died

Right side

Memorable HH-43 Records and Events

18 Oct. 1961 An HH-43B attained an altitude of
32,840 ft.

Setting the World Record for Class E-1

In 1964 it was the first USAF Rescue Helicopter
deployed to Southeast Asia.

In 1963-1964 the aircraft and crews supported
the U.S. Mapping Mission in New Guinea and
1964-1966 in Ethiopia as it was the only helicopter
at the time able to work in the high altitudes.

The HH-43 helicopter was
manufactured by the Kaman Aircraft
Corporation of Bloomfield, CT.


Detachments were deployed worldwide at U.S. air
bases with call signs such as
"Firebird" - "Rescue 1" - "Pedro"

The HH-43 helicopter and it's air and ground crews
maintained an alert status to aid aircrews who
were downed and some in burning aircraft.

At the sound of an alarm the aircrew would be
airborne within 2 minutes, hook up a special fire
suppression kit (FSK), which could produce
Marker at extreme right
gallons of foam. This would allow the fire
fighters to remove the aircrews from a burning

For a downed air crew, the HH-43 alert crew would
coordinate with headquarters or King Bird, then
would depart on a set heading to make a pickup or

The motto of the Aerospace Rescue and Recovery
Service is

"That Others May Live"

Left side

HH-43 Lives Saved
as reported by the
Air Force Times

1964 - 1972 in South East Asia more than
1880 persons were saved from certain
death or capture.

Pararescueman William H. (Pitts) Pitsenbarger was
posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for
heroic actions on 11 April 1966. He was lowered
100 feet by hoist from the HH-43B rescue helicopter
to rescue wounded U.S. Army soldiers. He voluntarily
remained on the ground to treat and assist the
troops and was subsequently killed when their
position was overrun.
Placed ByThe Pedro Rescue Helicopter Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, July 1st, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 570598 N 3585487
Decimal Degrees32.40420000, -86.24926667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 24.252', W 86° 14.956'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 24' 15.12" N, 86° 14' 57.36" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Ave D, Montgomery AL 36115, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?