usa Helicopter Combat Support Squadron THREE

US Navy


HC-3 Pack Rats

1967 to 2005    


Unit History:

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron THREE
Pack Rats, tail code VH, HC-3 was established on September 1st 1967 at Naval Air Station (NAS) Imperial Beach. At that time, HC-3 was the only West Coast VERTREP squadron. Operating from Combat Logistics Force (CLF) ships, HC-3 detachments transferred critical supplies to forward deployed ships via helicopter, affording maximum mobility to the Battle Group. In July 1973, HC-3 moved to its present location aboard NAS North Island.

The squadron celebrated 50,000 Class A Mishap-free hours in 1981.

Redesignated Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron THREE ( HSC-3 ), Merlins, on April 2005.




This unit as HC3 flew supplies with the H-46 from AFS ships into various bases in Vietnam



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Locations of this unit:

YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1973/05NAS North IslandKNZY
1967/73NAS Imperial Beach / Ream FieldKNRS


Models served in this unit: Login to Edit    

YearsModels
2002/05s-70 H-60
1967/06107M H-46 Sea Knight




Construction Numbers found for HC-3 Help Us    

C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrganisationIn other Org
    2021 CH-46A 1964     150938 : xfer USN HC-7 09Jan70; xfer HC-3 24Sep70; stor MASDC DMAFB as 1J0002 05Aug+
US Marine Corps 150938 : BV-107M, c/n 2021, ff?; del USMC as CH-46A 150938, asgd Boeing FR Morton, +
    2027 UH-46A 1964     150966 : This bird was with HC-7 in Atsugi Japan and used for VertRep in Tonkin Gul+
    2058 CH-46A 1964     151910 : USN; 1993 HH-46D type HC-3 /SA-07
US Marine Corps 151910 : BV-107M, c/n 2058, ff?; del USMC 23Mar65 as CH-46A 151910; asgd Boeing FR +
    2087 CH-46A 1965     151937 : US Navy in 1993 type:HH-46D /SA-01 HC-3
US Marine Corps 151937 : BV-107M, c/n 2087, ff?; del USMC 23Jul65 as CH-46A 151937; asgd Boeing FR +
    2099 CH-46A 1965     151949 : 01mar71 HC-7 tsfr this bird to HC-3 NAS Imperial Beach, CA
US Marine Corps 151949 : BV-107M, c/n 2099, ff?; del USMC 30Sep65 as CH-46A 151949; asgd Noeing FR +
    2144 UH-46A 1966     152495 : BV-107M, c/n 2144, ff?; del USN as UH-46A 152495, 11Apr66; xfer HC-3, Det +
    2160 CH-46A 1966     152538 : US Navy in 1993 type:HH-46D /SA-03 HC-3
US Marine Corps 152538 : BV-107M, c/n 2160, ff?; del USMC 09Jun66 as CH-46A 152538; asgd Boeing FR +
    2213 CH-46D 1966     153325 : US Navy in 1993 /SA-10 HC-3
US Marine Corps 153325 : BV-107M, c/n 2213, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep FR Morton PA as CH-46A 153325 2+
    2237 CH-46D 1966     153345 : US Navy in 1993 /SA-15 HC-3
US Marine Corps 153345 : BV-107M, c/n 2237, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep FR, Morton PA as CH-46D 153345 +
    2272 CH-46D 1967     153374 : USN, HC-3; 18jul02 to AMARC/AN1J0005
US Marine Corps 153374 : BV-107M, c/n 2272, ff?; accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153374 28Mar6+
    2247 UH-46D 1967     153408 : 1970/71 pictured during WestPac cruise as HC-3 /SA-8 from USS Camden (AOE-+
    2259 UH-46D 1967     153410 : BV-107M, c/n 2259, ff?; del USN as UH-46D, 153410, 27Feb67; xfer HC-7, VH-+
    2430 CH-46D 1968     154823 : US Navy in 1993 /SA-12 HC-3
    US Marine Corps
    2031 CH-46A 1964     150946 : BV-107M, c/n 2031; ff?, del to USMC 31Jul64 as CH-46A 150946; asgd Boeing +
    2119 CH-46A 1966     152501 : BV-107M, c/n 2119, ff?; del USMC 26Jan66 as CH-46A 152501; asgd Boeing FR +
    2161 CH-46A 1966     152539 : BV-107M, c/n 2161, ff?; del USMC 15Jun66 as CH-46A 152539; asgd Boeing FR +
    2164 CH-46A 1966     152542 : BV-107M, c/n 2164, ff?; del USMC 16Jun66 as CH-46A 152542; asgd Boeing FR +
    2214 CH-46D 1966     153326 : BV-107M, c/n 2214, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep FR Morton PA as CH-46D 153326 0+
    2217 CH-46D 1966     153329 : BV-107M, c/n 2217, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep FR Morton PA as CH-46D 153328 0+
    2228 CH-46D 1966     153338 : BV-107M, c/n 2228, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep FR, Morton PA as CH-46D 153338 +
    2230 CH-46D 1966     153340 : BV-107M, c/n 2230, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep FR, Morton PA as CH-46D 153340 +
    2231 CH-46D 1966     153341 : BV-107M, c/n 2231, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep FR, Morton PA as CH-46D 153341 +
    2237 CH-46D 1966     153345 : BV-107M, c/n 2237, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep FR, Morton PA as CH-46D 153345 +
    2244 CH-46D 1967     153352 : BV-107M, c/n 2244, ff?; accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153352, 17Jan+
    2249 CH-46D 1967     153355 : BV-107M, c/n 2249, ff?; accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153355 01Feb6+
    2269 CH-46D 1967     153373 : BV-107M, c/n 2269, ff?; accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153373 15Mar6+
    2272 CH-46D 1967     153374 : BV-107M, c/n 2272, ff?; accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153374 28Mar6+
    2281 CH-46D 1967     153383 : BV-107M, c/n 2281, ff?; accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153383 19Apr6+
    2282 CH-46D 1967     153384 : BV-107M, c/n 2282, ff?; accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153383 19Apr6+
    2285 CH-46D 1967     153387 : BV-107M, c/n 2285, ff?; accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153387 01May6+
    2287 CH-46D 1967     153389 : BV-107M, c/n 2287, ff?; accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153389 03May6+
    2289 CH-46D 1967     153391 : BV-107M, c/n 2289, ff?; accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153391 05May6+
    2307 CH-46D 1967     153956 : BV-107M, c/n 2307, ff?; accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153956 23Jun6+
    2310 CH-46D 1967     153959 : BV-107M, c/n 2310, ff?; accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153959 29Jun6+
    2320 CH-46D 1967     153969 : BV-107M, c/n 2320, ff:?; del BuWepsRep FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153969 25Ju+
    2330 CH-46D 1967     153979 : BV-107M, c/n 2330, ff:?; accepted BuWepsRep FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153979+
    2351 CH-46D 1967     154000 : BV-107M, c/n 2351, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 154000 +
    2361 CH-46D 1967     154010 : BV-107M, c/n 2361, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, Morton, PA as CH-46D 154010, 1+
    2367 CH-46D 1967     154016 : BV-107M, c/n 2367, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, Morton, PA as CH-46D 154016, 2+
    2382 CH-46D 1967     154031 : BV-107M, c/n 2382, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15403+
    2383 CH-46D 1967     154032 : BV-107M, c/n 2383, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15403+
    2384 CH-46D 1967     154033 : BV-107M, c/n 2384, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15403+
    2386 CH-46D 1967     154035 : BV-107M, c/n 2386, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15403+
    2387 CH-46D 1967     154036 : BV-107M, c/n 2387, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15403+
    2417 CH-46D 1968     154810 : BV-107M, c/n 2417, 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+
    2427 CH-46D 1968     154820 : BV-107M, c/n 2427, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15482+
    2428 CH-46D 1968     154821 : BV-107M, c/n 2428, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15482+
    2430 CH-46D 1968     154823 : BV-107M, c/n 2430, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15482+
    2432 CH-46D 1968     154825 : BV-107M, c/n 2432, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15482+
    2433 CH-46D 1968     154826 : BV-107M, c/n 2433, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15482+
    2439 CH-46D 1968     154832 : BV-107M, c/n 2439, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15483+
    2443 CH-46D 1968     154836 : BV-107M, c/n 2443, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15483+
    53 C/N found for HC-3




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