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    This model is a version of 107M H-46 Sea Knight



    c/n 2305


    Year 1967 to 1970




    Helicopter Boeing-Vertol CH-46D Serial 2305 Register 153954 used by US Marine Corps USMC. Built 1967. Aircraft history and location



    Helicopter Boeing-Vertol CH-46D Serial 2305 Register 153954 used by US Marine Corps USMC. Built 1967. Aircraft history and location

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    153954

    usa US Marine Corps

    1967-06-21BV-107M, c/n 2305, ff?
    accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153954 21Jun67
    xfer HMM-365 28Jun67
    xfer HMM-161 29Jun67
    w/o 16Feb70. HMM-161
    1968-05-17This is /YR-45, BuNo 153954, operated by HMM-161 (the Pineapple Squadron due to its Hawaii based heritage - post Korea, when it was HMR-161 - thus the pineapple stencil on the forward pylon) arriving RVN on 17may68 and lost in RVN on 16feb70 killing last 5 HMM-161 Marines lost in Vietnam. The other marking was a white Pegasus symbol on the upper aft pylon. HMM-161
    One of my best friends, CPL Robert Wiesse, was a TAD door gunner on this aircraft. The squadron had just come down from Phu Bai and moved into one side of our hanger,. I talked to Robert about getting together for a beer and we set a date after his upcoming SEAR mission for a little beer drinking session. About a week later, while in the chow hall, a former HMM-261 squadron mate (? Bunny) asked me if I had heard from Wiesse (so I thought) . I said no, we are suppose to meet tonight to have a beer. He then asks me again and this time I heard "Have you heard about CPL Wiesse?" I said no and his response f up my world. 16 Feb has been a day of reverence ever since. Miss you Robert. HMM-261
    1968-07Jul68 as /45 during medevac at Khe Sanh, Vietnam (Furguson)




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