BV-107M, c/n 2268 ff? accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153372 16Mar67 xfer NARF North Island 27Mar67 xfer HMM-364, YK-??, 25Sep67 xfer HMM-262, ET-19, 22Feb68 xfer HMM-161 10Aug70 xfer HMM-164 20Aug70 xfer H&MS-36 19Feb71 xfer H&MS-56 COSA 23Apr71 xfer HMM-161 15Jul71 xfer MARTD Whidbey Island, MN-414, 03Feb72 xfer Boeing-Vertol, Morton, PA 01Jan74 redesig CH-46E 28May74 unit xfers unk xfer HMM-263, EG-?? crashed and caught fire near Al-Buaisa, Iraq, 08Sep04, believed as a result of enemy fire. Four crew injured but evacuated safely. SOC 08Sep04.
This was my plane in 1987 when I deployed with HMM-263 on the USS Guadalcanal (LPH-7) to the Med. We sailed though the Suez Canal and ended up in Diego Garcia where our ship was diverted to the Persian Gulf for anti-mine sweeping operations. My plane was sent back to the Med for deployment on the USS Austin (LPD-4).