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  • Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 US Marine CorpsSeven CH-53E arriving at MCAS Kaneohe Bay from the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Feb 21, 2012

Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463
Pegasus, tail code YH trace back their history to:

1944 - Marine Bombing Squadron 463 (VMB-463)
1945 - Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron 463 (VMTB-463)
1958/1959 - Marine Helicopter Transport Squadron 463 (HMR-463)

On 09 Sep 66 became the first unit to receive the new S-65 (CH-53A) and is redesignated Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 (HMH-463)

On 1969 they received the more powerful CH-53D variant

On September 2011, the squadron transitioned to the CH-53E Super Stallion
Deployed to Marble Mountain, South Vietnam with 22 CH-53A on 22 May 1967.



20 NOV 1968, Operation Meade River, I believe I have 4 out of 7 of the CH-53A from HMH-463 that flew that morning. BuNo 153292 /YH-2, BuNo 153309 /YH-4, BuNo 153715 /YH-12A BuNo 153293 /YH-22. YH-22 was the aircraft I was assigned to and flew as a gunner. Mike
May/June 1969, HMH-463 starts receiving CH-53D at MMAF

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Marine Rotational Force Darwin CH-53 Training, 01-Jun-15 : US Marines with Heavy Helicopter Squadron HMH-463, Marine Rotational Force Darwin, conducted training operations with CH-53E Super Stallion at Mount Bundy Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia

Flying Tigers Mural Found Hidden in Hawaii, 01-May-15 : A piece of aviation history was discovered after uncovering a mural from HMM-262 “The Flying Tigers” inside Hangar 102 at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii

Australians Inspects Marines CH-53E for Darwin Force, 24-Mar-15 : Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 (HMH-463) complete breakdown, detailed cleaning, inspection and reassembly of CH-53E Super Stallion for deployment to Marine Rotational Force - Darwin, Australia

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Locations


YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1971/    MCAS Kaneohe BayPHNG
1966/71MCAS Santa Ana / TustinKNTK
1958/59MCAS Santa Ana / TustinKNTK
1945Santa BarbaraKSBA
1944/45MCAS Cherry PointKNKT

Models

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YearsModels
2011/    s-80 H-53E
1966/11s-65 H-53
1958/59s-58 H-34



List of aircraft

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List of Aircraft for HMH-463 / HMR-463 / HMH-463
C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
65-014 ch-53a 151697 : w/o 24apr68 HMH-463 /YH
65-040 ch-53a 152413 : w/o 19may68 HMH-463 /YH
65-045 ch-53a 153276 : w/o 04mar68 HMH-463 /YH
65-047 ch-53a 153278 : w/o 19feb68 HMH-463 /YH
65-049 ch-53a 153280 : 1968-1969 in Vietnam as HMH-463 /YH-1; First CH-53A to reach 1,000 combat+
: w/o 04jul69 HMH-463 /YH
65-050 ch-53a 153281 : w/o 01may68 HMH-463 /YH
: On May 1, 1968 SGT Donald R. Evans was a gunner on U.S. Marine Corps heli+
65-052 ch-53a 153283 : w/o 22feb68 HMH-463 /YH
65-053 ch-53a 153284 : w/o 28jul68 HMH-463 /YH
65-061 ch-53a 153292 : 1968-69 pictured as HMH-463 /YH-2 stand-by ready for mission at Marble Mou+
65-062 ch-53a 153293 : Aug68 pictured as HMH-463 /YH-22 at Marble MT. Air Facility Vietnam is bel+
65-080 ch-53a 153309 : 1968-69 as HMH-463 /YH-4 in Vietnam. Known as the Silver Fox with artwork +
: Pictured as HMH-463 /HY-4 in Vietnam, The Silver Fox artwork is believe to+
65-096 ch-53a 153710 : w/o 08jan68 HMH-463 /YH
65-101 ch-53a 153715 : 1968-69 pictured (top) as HMH-463 /YH-12 returning from mission to Marble +
65-159 ch-53d 156655 : 1970/71 as HMH-463 /YH-3 I was crew chief at Marble Mountain, Vietnam
65-163 ch-53d 156659 : 20jun83 GySgt. Slider gave me my check ride for Crewchief in this A/C at H+
65-164 ch-53d 156660 : w/o 25feb71 HMH-463 /YH
65-165 ch-53d 156661 : w/o 13sep70 HMH-463 /YH
65-168 ch-53d 156664 : w/o 02jul73 HMH-463 /YH
65-169 ch-53d 156665 : w/o 14sep70 HMH-463 /YH
65-171 ch-53d 156667 : w/o 18feb71 HMH-463 /YH
65-174 ch-53d 156670 : w/o 26oct70 HMH-463 /YH
65-183 ch-53d 156952 : w/o 18may80 HMH-463 /YH
65-200 ch-53d 156953 : w/o 30may74 HMH-463 /YH
65-201 ch-53d 156954 : USMC; HMT-301 /SU-; 2009 HMH-463 /YH-00
: HMH-463 /YH-00; 06apr11 stricken from the US Navy list
65-219 ch-53d 157128 : Sikorsky S-65C c/n 65-219 ff?; accepted by USMC as CH-53D 157128 unk; xfer+
65-226 ch-53d 157133 : asg HMH-463 at JTFFA 2-95 Cambodia
65-227 ch-53d 157134 : HMH-463 /YH-05; 06apr11 stricken from the US Navy list
65-246 ch-53d 157146 : w/o 07sep06 HMH-463 /YH-24
65-250 ch-53d 157150 : Sikorsky S-65 c/n 65-250 ff?; accepted by USMC as CH-53D 157150 unk; xfer +
65-286 ch-53d 157160 : w/o 18mar73 HMH-463 /YH
65-299 ch-53d 157173 : Sikorsky S-65 c/n 65-299 ff?; accepted by USMC as CH-53D 157173 unk; xfer +
65-317 ch-53d 157741 : 1990-1991 as HMH-463 /(YH)07 during Desert Shield and Desert Storm
65-318 ch-53d 157742 : w/o 13aug04 HMH-463 /YH
65-323 ch-53d 157747 : HMH-363 /YZ-16; Mar09 HMH-463 /YH-51
: HMH-463 /YH-51; 06apr11 stricken from the US Navy list
65-327 ch-53d 157751 : ~1990-91 I earned my A/C Wings and became a Crew Chief she came out of re-+
: HMH-463 /YH-13
65-328 ch-53d 1971 157752 : USMC; 30Jun71 NPRO Rep; 06Aug71 H MS-16 CRAA, MCAS Santa Ana, CA; 16Oct7+
65-329 ch-53d 1971 157753 : Sikorsky S-65C, c/n 65-329, ff:?; del USMC as CH-53D 157753, NPRO Rep, 30J+
31681 UH-1N 159205 : Jul79-Jul81, asg HMH-463 (a composite training squadron), MCAS Kaneohe, HI+
31743 UH-1N 160451 : USMC; w/o 27mar78 HMH-463 /YH
65-427 ch-53e 161255 : w/o 14jan16 asg HMH-463 crashed 2NM offshore Waialua, HI during trainin+
65-430 ch-53e 161258 : 2012 HMH-463 /YH-00
65-433 ch-53e 161261 : 2012 HMH-463 /YH-03
65-453 ch-53e 161532 : 2012 HMH-463 /YH-07
United States Naval Aviation 161532 : USMC
65-461 ch-53e 161540 : 2012 HMH-463 /YH-11
United States Naval Aviation 161540 : US Navy
65-463 ch-53e 161542 : 2012 HMH-463 /YH-10
United States Naval Aviation 161542 : Apr94 as HC-4 /HC- at RNAS Lee-on-Solent, HMS Daedalus, UK for 50th annive+
: to AMARC/AN2J0085; to NADEP Cherry Point, NC; rtn to USMC
65-551 ch-53e 163061 : 12mar14 pictured as HMH-463 /YH-05 supporting HMLA-367 exercise Spartan Fu+
: w/o 14jan16 asg HMH-463 crashed 2NM offshore Waialua, HI during trainin+




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