usa Antarctic Development Squadron SIX

US Navy


VXE-6 Puckered Penguins
United States Naval Aviation

1955 to 1999    





Antarctic Development Squadron SIX US Navy

Antarctic Development Squadron SIX
Puckered Penguins, tail codes JD, XD, based at Point Mugu California, with the task of support the United States Antarctic Program.

1955-1968 - Air Development Squadron Six ( VX-6 )
1969-1999 - Antarctic Development Squadron Six ( VXE-6 )



VX-/VXE-6 was homeported at then NAS Quonset Point. The ICAO designation for NAS QP was KNCO. When the Navy decommissioned NAS QP, the airfield was renamed Quonset State Airport, and the FAA gave it a new ICAO code.

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Locations


YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1974/99NAS Point MuguKNTD
1956/99AQ McMurdo Station
1955/74Quonset StateKOQU
??/99NZ ChristchurchNZCH

Models

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YearsModels
1955/??s-58 H-34
??/99HH-1N



List of aircraft

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List of Aircraft for VXE-6
C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
58-545 hus-1a 1957 144657 : Sikorsky HUS-1A, cn 58-545, ff:?; del USN as HUS-1A, 144657, 31May57; conv+
Carson Helicopters N9468 : sold Stinson Field Aircraft, 08Dec70; sold Carson Services, Perkasie, PA a+
- N9468 : Purchased from Stinson in April of 1974 by Carson Services Inc,Perkasie, P+
58-546 hus-1a 1956 144658 : conv HUS-1L xfer USN as HUS-1L 144658, unk; xfer VXE-6, unk; redesig LH-3+
US Marine Corps 144658 : Sikorsky HUS-1A, cn 58-546, ff:?; del USN as HUS-1A, 144658, 31May57.
58-613 hus-1a 1957 144661 : USN, conv HUS-1L; xfer VXE-6, as JD-2, unk; damage sustained 19Feb62; w/o +
US Marine Corps 144661 : Sikorsky HUS-1A, cn 58-613, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1A, 144661, 17Jul57; to +
58-614 hus-1a 1956 144662 : conv to HUS-1L, unk; xfer VXE-6, JD-?, unk; xfer VU-8, GF-?, NAS Roosevelt+
: redesig LH-34D, asg VXE-6 Oct62
US Marine Corps 144662 : Sikorsky HUS-1A, cn 58-614, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1A, 144662, 29Jun57;
58-804 lh-34d 1958 145717 : Sikorsky HUS-1L, cn 58-804, ff:?; del USN as HUS-1L, 145717, 19Mar58; to H+
58-806 lh-34d 1958 145719 : Sikorsky HUS-1A, cn 58-806, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1A, 145719, 06Mar58; xfe+
58-1240 lh-34d 1957 148112 : Sikorsky HUS-1L, cn 58-1240, ff:?; del USN as HUS-1L, 148112, unk; asgd VX+
58-1263 lh-34d 1957 148119 : Sikorsky HUS-1L, cn 58-1263, ff:?; del USN as HUS-1L, 148119, unk; asgd VX+
58-1265 lh-34d 1957 148121 : Sikorsky HUS-1L, cn 58-1265, ff:?; del USN as HUS-1L, 148121, unk; asgd VX+
- N90937 : Purchased from Stinson in April of 1974 by Carson Services Inc,Perkasie, P+
58-1273 lh-34d 1957 148122 : Sikorsky HUS-1L, cn 58-1273, ff:?; del USN as HUS-1L, 148122, unk; asgd VX+
- N90938 : Purchased from Stinson in April of 1974 by Carson Services Inc,Perkasie, P+
58-1560 hus-1 1962 150220 : Sikorsky UH-34D, cn 58-1560, ff:?; del USN as UH-34D, 150220, 27Dec62; con+
31408 UH-1N 158237 : USN, VXE-6 w/o 17jan86
US Marine Corps 158237 : USMC, conv to HH-1N
31409 UH-1N 158238 : 11aug92 pictured VXE-6 /XD-15 at Pt Mugu, CA in Antarctica livery; AMARC+
US Marine Corps 158238 : USMC; conv HH-1N
US Department of State N8525H : INL/A from 2007 type:HH-1N ex 158238
31410 UH-1N 158239 : USN, VXE-6 /XD-16 w/o 21jan79
US Marine Corps 158239 : USMC, conv to HH-1N
31412 UH-1N 158241 : USN, VXE-6 /XE, w/o 17feb79
US Marine Corps 158241 : USMC, conv to HH-1N
31420 UH-1N 158249 : USN, VXE-6 /XD-17; w/o 13oct92 near Cape Royds Antarctica, 3 fatalities
US Marine Corps 158249 : USMC, conv to HH-1N
31426 UH-1N 158255 : USN, VXE-6 w/o 28jul87
US Marine Corps 158255 : USMC, conv to HH-1N
31613 UH-1N 158272 : conv to HH-1N ; Apr83 pictured (top) as VXE-6 /16 Naval Weapons Center a+
: 1996 transf from VXE-6 to NAS Fallon to replace BuNo 158242 lost on 22feb9+
US Marine Corps 158272 : USMC d/d 1972; 11jul77 to MASDC-7H056
31624 UH-1N 158283 : 11aug92 pictured as VXE-6 /XD-10 in green cammo at NAS Point Mugu, Califor+
US Marine Corps 158283 : USMC, conv to HH-1N
31625 UH-1N 158284 : USN, conv to HH-1N; VXE-6 at NAS China Lake, CA
US Marine Corps 158284 : USMC; last seen as HMT-303 /QT-400; 30jun10 stricken from the US Navy lis+
: 29jan15 pictured at Camp Pendleton, CA during ground TRAP training. An MK3+




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