usa Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 263

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HMM-263

1952 to 2005    





Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 263
Thunder Chickens, tail code EG
1952 - Marine Helicopter Transport Squadron 263 (HMR-263)
1956 - Marine Helicopter Transport Squadron Light 263 ( HMR(L)-263)
1962 - HMM-263

Redesignated VMM-263 and reactivated March 3, 2006 as the first operational MV-22 squadron.



1965, HMM-263 /YP in Vietnam
1967, I was a pilot in HMM-263 at Ke Ha, RVN. We flew the UH-34 at that time, call sign Power glide
Sep69, I was assigned to HMM-263 and earned my combat aircrew wings as a crew chief. My aircraft was 153370 and still had hover aft installed. I flew in F model in 1968 belonging to HMM-365 the D model and F model in HMMt-302 and the E model in HMM-262 in Hawaii and by far the D model was my favorite

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Locations


YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1975/05MCAS New RiverKNCA
1971/75MCAF Quantico / Turner FieldKNYG
1967/71MCAS Santa Ana / TustinKNTK
1965/67JP MCAS FutenmaROTM
1954/65MCAS New RiverKNCA
1952/54MCAS Cherry PointKNKT

Models

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YearsModels
1967/05107M H-46 Sea Knight
1962/67s-58 H-34
1956/62H-43 Huskie
1952/56s-55 H-19



List of aircraft

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List of Aircraft for HMM-263
C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
58-1185 hus-1 148071 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1185, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 148071, unk [note: no +
58-1319 hus-1 1961 148768 : Sikorsky HUS-1, c/n 58-1319, ff?; del USMC as HUS-1 148768, 1961; xfer HMM+
58-1329 hus-1 1961 148774 : USMC HUS-1 d/d 22may61; Oct62 redesig UH-34D; w/o 05mar65 asg HMM-263 at M+
58-1498 hus-1 1962 149395 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1498, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 149395, 09Aug62; redes+
2184 CH-46D 1966 152562 : BV-107M, c/n 2184, ff?; del USMC 19Aug66 as CH-46A 152562; asgd Boeing FR +
2185 CH-46D 1966 152563 : BV-107M, c/n 2185, ff?; del USMC 27Aug66 as CH-46A 152563; asgd Boeing FR +
2186 CH-46D 1966 152564 : BV-107M, c/n 2186, ff?; del USMC 26Aug66 as CH-46A 152564; asgd Boeing FR +
2195 CH-46D 1966 152573 : BV-107M, cn 2195, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR Morton PA as CH-46A 152573 2+
2196 CH-46D 1966 152574 : BV-107M, cn 2196, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR Morton PA as CH-46A 152574 2+
2200 CH-46D 1966 152578 : BV-107M, c/n 2200, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR Morton PA as CH-46A 152578 +
United States Naval Aviation 152578 : xfer HX-21 Mar08
: US Navy; 20apr12 pictured with HX-21 at Yuma, AZ
: Nov12 retired to Naval Air Museum at Patuxent River, MD
2204 CH-46D 1966 153316 : BV-107M, c/n 2204, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton PA as CH-46D 153316+
2207 CH-46D 1966 153319 : BV-107M, c/n 2207, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep FR Morton PA 22Oct66; redesig C+
United States Naval Aviation 153319 : US Navy; 1989 CH-46D type HC-6./HW-03
2209 CH-46D 1966 153321 : BV-107M, c/n 2209, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep FR Morton PA as CH-46A 153321 2+
2218 CH-46D 1966 153330 : 1984 HMM-263 /EG-15; 1985 HMM-263 /EG-1; 1989 HMM-263 /EG-8
2225 CH-46D 1966 153335 : BV-107M, c/n 2225, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153335 +
United States Naval Aviation 153335 : USN HC-6 /HW-2, 01Nov71; soc 16May02; Rear fuselage used in restoration o+
: 24sep82 as HC-6 /HW-?? aboard USS Savannah (AOR-4) at Devonport, UK
2234 CH-46D 1966 153344 : BV-107M, c/n 2234, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep FR, Morton PA as CH-46D 153344 +
2239 CH-46D 1967 153347 : BV-107M, c/n 2239, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep FR, Morton PA as CH-46D 153347 +
2241 CH-46D 1967 153349 : BV-107M, c/n 2241, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep FR, Morton PA as CH-46D 153349 +
2242 CH-46D 1967 153350 : BV-107M, c/n 2242, ff?; accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153350, 13Jan+
: Crewed this as HMM-263 /EG-15 at Marble Mt, Viet Nam till we pulled out in+
2253 CH-46D 1967 153359 : BV-107M, c/n 2253, ff?; accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153359 13Feb6+
: Dec70 crewed this as the primary VIP plane with HMM-263 at Marble Mt, Viet+
2266 CH-46D 1967 153370 : BV-107M, c/n 2266, ff?; accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153370 13Mar6+
2267 CH-46D 1967 153371 : BV-107M, c/n 2267, ff?; accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153371 16Mar6+
2268 CH-46D 1967 153372 : BV-107M, c/n 2268 ff?; accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153372 16Mar67+
: This was my plane in 1987 when I deployed with HMM-263 on the USS Guadalca+
2278 CH-46D 1967 153380 : BV-107M, c/n 2278, ff?; accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153380 11Apr6+
2280 CH-46D 1967 153382 : BV-107M, c/n 2280, ff?; accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153382 18Apr6+
2281 CH-46D 1967 153383 : BV-107M, c/n 2281, ff?; accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153383 19Apr6+
: 1969-1970, I was her crew chief as HMM-263 /EG-3. Was a great flying bird.+
2282 CH-46D 1967 153384 : BV-107M, c/n 2282, ff?; accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153383 19Apr6+
2283 CH-46D 1967 153385 : BV-107M, c/n 2283, ff?; accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153385 19Apr6+
2287 CH-46D 1967 153389 : BV-107M, c/n 2287, ff?; accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153389 03May6+
: 25may12 pictured preserved as /EG-16 ( would be HMM-263 ) in rare green li+
2292 CH-46D 1967 153394 : BV-107M, c/n 2292, ff?; accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153394 18May6+
2293 CH-46D 1967 153395 : BV-107M, c/n 2293, ff?; accepted BWR FR Morton PA as CH-46D 153395 24May67+
- 153395 : Sep17 this bird is now at home in Wisconsin. Owned by Russell Military Mus+
2299 CH-46D 1967 153401 : BV-107M, c/n 2299, ff?; accepted BWR FR Morton PA as CH-46D 153401 12Jun67+
2304 CH-46D 1967 153953 : BV-107M, c/n 2304, ff?; accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153953 16Jun6+
2308 CH-46D 1967 153957 : BV-107M, c/n 2308, ff?; accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153957 24Jun6+
2310 CH-46D 1967 153959 : BV-107M, c/n 2310, ff?; accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153959 29Jun6+
- 153959 : Ive got an old intake screen for the right engine sitting in my basement a+
2315 CH-46D 1967 153964 : BV-107M, c/n 2315, ff:?; del BuWepsRep FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153964 14Ju+
2319 CH-46D 1967 153968 : BV-107M, c/n 2319, ff:?; del BuWepsRep FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153968 26Ju+
2362 CH-46D 1967 154011 : BV-107M, c/n 2362, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, Morton, PA as CH-46D 154011, 2+
United States Naval Aviation 154011 : Apr/Oct 1980 asg HC-6 Det.8, NAS Norfolk, I deployed to the MED aboard the+
2368 CH-46D 1967 154017 : BV-107M, c/n 2368, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, Morton, PA as CH-46D 154017, 1+
2369 CH-46D 1967 154018 : BV-107M, c/n 2369, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, Morton, PA as CH-46D 154018, 1+
2370 CH-46D 1967 154019 : BV-107M, c/n 2370, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, Morton, PA as CH-46D 154019, 1+
2371 CH-46D 1967 154020 : BV-107M, c/n 2371, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, Morton, PA as CH-46D 154020, 1+
2372 CH-46D 1967 154021 : BV-107M, c/n 2372, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, Morton, PA as CH-46D 154021, 1+
2373 CH-46D 1967 154022 : BV-107M, c/n 2373, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, Morton, PA as CH-46D 154022, 1+
2374 CH-46D 1967 154023 : BV-107M, c/n 2374, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, Morton, PA as CH-46D 154023, 2+
US Department of State N23WN : State Dept; Bureau of Intl Narcotics (INL) 05may11; ex 154023
2375 CH-46D 1967 154024 : BV-107M, c/n 2375, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, Morton, PA as CH-46D 154024, 2+
2376 CH-46D 1967 154025 : BV-107M, c/n 2376, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, Morton, PA as CH-46D 154025, 2+
2377 CH-46D 1967 154026 : BV-107M, c/n 2377, ff? accepted BuWepsRep, Morton, PA as CH-46D 154026, 2+
2378 CH-46D 1967 154027 : BV-107M, c/n 2378, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, Morton, PA as CH-46D 154027, 0+
US Department of State N27WN : State Dept; Bureau of Intl Narcotics (INL) 21apr11; ex 154027
2379 CH-46D 1967 154028 : BV-107M, c/n 2379, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15402+
2381 CH-46D 1967 154030 : BV-107M, c/n 2381, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15403+
2391 CH-46D 1967 154040 : BV-107M, c/n 2391, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15404+
2392 CH-46D 1967 154041 : BV-107M, c/n 2392, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15404+
2393 CH-46D 1967 154042 : BV-107M, c/n 2393, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15404+
2394 CH-46D 1967 154043 : BV-107M, c/n 2394, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15404+
: was HMM-263 /EG-11. Noted artist, Mike Leahy, did a painting showing her c+
2395 CH-46D 1967 154044 : BV-107M, c/n 2395, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15404+
2396 CH-46D 1968 154789 : BV-107M, c/n 2396, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15478+
- 154789 : Apr16 what's left of her now used by the Fort Rucker, AL fire department f+
2397 CH-46D 1968 154790 : BV-107M, c/n 2397, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15479+
2398 CH-46D 1968 154791 : BV-107M, c/n 2398, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15479+
2399 CH-46D 1968 154792 : BV-107M, c/n 2399, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15479+
2400 CH-46D 1968 154793 : BV-107M, c/n 2400, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15479+
2401 CH-46D 1968 154794 : BV-107M, c/n 2401, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15479+
2402 CH-46D 1968 154795 : BV-107M, c/n 2402, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15479+
2403 CH-46D 1968 154796 : BV-107M, c/n 2403, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15479+
2404 CH-46D 1968 154797 : BV-107M, c/n 2404, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15479+
2405 CH-46D 1968 154798 : BV-107M, c/n 2405, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15479+
2406 CH-46D 1968 154799 : BV-107M, c/n 2406, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15479+
2407 CH-46D 1968 154800 : BV-107M, c/n 2407, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15480+
2409 CH-46D 1968 154802 : BV-107M, c/n 2409, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15480+
2410 CH-46D 1968 154803 : BV-107M, c/n 2410, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15480+
2413 CH-46D 1968 154806 : BV-107M, c/n 2413, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15480+
2414 CH-46D 1968 154807 : BV-107M, c/n 2414, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15480+
2415 CH-46D 1968 154808 : BV-107M, c/n 2415, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15480+
2416 CH-46D 1968 154809 : BV-107M, c/n 2416, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15480+
2417 CH-46D 1968 154810 : BV-107M, c/n 2417, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15481+
2418 CH-46D 1968 154811 : BV-107M, c/n 2418, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15481+
2419 CH-46D 1968 154812 : BV-107M, c/n 2419, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15481+
2420 CH-46D 1968 154813 : BV-107M, c/n 2420, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15481+
2421 CH-46D 1968 154814 : BV-107M, c/n 2421, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15481+
2422 CH-46D 1968 154815 : BV-107M, c/n 2422, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15481+
2424 CH-46D 1968 154817 : BV-107M, c/n 2424, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15481+
: 1970-1971 I crewed this as HMM-263 /E-11, John "JD" Barber
2432 CH-46D 1968 154825 : BV-107M, c/n 2432, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15482+
2434 CH-46D 1968 154827 : BV-107M, c/n 2434, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15482+
2436 CH-46D 1968 154829 : BV-107M, c/n 2436, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15482+
2438 CH-46D 1968 154831 : BV-107M, c/n 2438, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15483+
Sky Aviation N461WY : Sky Aviation Corp at Worland, WY from May14. Purchased through GSA
: Apr15 pictured (pic2) at Worland, Wyoming
2440 CH-46D 1968 154833 : BV-107M, c/n 2440, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15483+
2442 CH-46D 1968 154835 : BV-107M, c/n 2442, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15483+
2444 CH-46D 1968 154837 : BV-107M, c/n 2444, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15483+
2450 CH-46D 1968 154843 : BV-107M, c/n 2450, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15484+
2452 CH-46F 1968 154845 : BV-107M, c/n 2452, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15484+
2453 CH-46F 1968 154846 : BV-107M, c/n 2453, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15484+
2454 CH-46F 1968 154847 : BV-107M, c/n 2454, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15484+
2458 CH-46F 1968 154851 : BV-107M, c/n 2458, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46F 15485+


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