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HMH-463 :

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Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 US Marine Corps

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

HMH-463 deploys 4 CH-53E in Darwin Australia, 27-Mar-14 : MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII by Lance Cpl. Erik Estrada - Service members at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay departed here, March 25, to begin a six-month deployment to Australia’s Northern Territory as part of Marine Rotational Force – Darwin.


1971/    MCAS Kaneohe Bay PHNG
1966/71MCAS Santa Ana / Tustin KNTK
1958/59MCAS Santa Ana / Tustin KNTK
1945Santa BarbaraKSBA
1944/45MCAS Cherry Point KNKT


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

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