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    HML-770 :

    1958 to 1980    




    Marine Light Helicopter Squadron 770
    Sock-Eye, tail code MN, Marine Air Reserve Training Command.

    1958 - Marine Helicopter Transport Squadron 770 (HMR-770)
    1962 - Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 770 (HMM-770)
    1977 - Marine Light Helicopter Squadron 770 (HML-770)
    1980 - Deactivated



    On 10 August 1977 reserve squadron HMM-770 at NAS Whidbey Island, WA was ordered 153402 and all other of its CH-46D a/c to Santa Ana, CA for issue to subsequent units. Two months later HML-770 was issued UH-1N aircraft as replacements.
    A dark day indeed when you have to give up a Phrog for a Huey. (I was there!)
    "A dark day indeed when you have to give up a Phrog for a Huey. (I was there!)" I was too. The formation flyover into Santa Ana was pretty wild. We landed out by the wash racks to a welcome by the crash crew (major fuel leak and fire warning light). Good times.
    I was in MARTD. and at that time. can you believe I didn't know it had a squadran number? Duh.


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    Locations


    YearsLocationICAO/FAA
    1970/80NAS Whidbey Island - Ault FieldKNUW
    1958/70NAS Seattle / Puget Sound



    Models

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    YearsModels
    1977/80UH-1N
    1971/77107M H-46 Sea Knight
    1962/71S-58 H-34
    1958/62PV-18




    HML-770 List of helicopters

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    C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
    2107 CH-46A 1965 151957 : BV-107M, c/n 2107, ff?; del USMC 10Nov65 as CH-46A 151957; asgd Boeing FR +
    2300 CH-46D 1967 153402 : 10aug77 from HMM-770 to Santa Ana, CA
    31650 UH-1N 158774 : USMC; 1982 pictured green camo ex HML-770 /MN-406 at NAS Whiting Field, Fl+
    US Department of State N774WL : State Dept 19aug11; ex 158774
    31655 UH-1N 158779 : USMC; HML-770 /MN; w/o 02feb81 near NAS Whidbey Island, WA





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