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Curtiss SC Seahawk
The Curtiss SC Seahawk was a scout seaplane designed by the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company for the United States Navy. The existing Curtiss SO3C Seamew and Vought OS2U Kingfisher were gradually replaced with the Seahawk in the late stages of the war and into peacetime.[1] Work began in June 1942, following a US Navy Bureau of Aeronautics request for observation seaplane proposals. Curtiss submitted the Seahawk design on 1 August 1942, with a contract for two prototypes and five service test aircraft awarded on 25 August.[1] A production order for 500 SC-1s followed in June 1943, prior to the first flight of the prototypes.[2] While only intended to seat the pilot, a bunk was provided in the aft fuselage for rescue or personnel transfer
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Operation Beleaguer
American victory Operation Beleaguer[4] was a major United States military operation led by Maj. Gen. Keller E. Rockey. He commanded 50,000 men of the III Marine Amphibious Corps that deployed to northeastern China's Hopeh (Hebei, 河北) and Shantung (Shandong, 山东) provinces between 1945 and 1949. The main objectives of the operation were the repatriation of more than 600,000 Japanese and Koreans who remained in China after the end of World War II, as well as the protection of American lives and property in the country. During the course of nearly four years, American forces engaged in several skirmishes with the Communists as they engaged in a successful operation in repatriating and evacuating thousands of foreign nationals
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