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  • usa Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 263

    US Marine Corps

    HMM-263 :

    1952 to 2005    


    Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 263
    Thunder Chickens, tail code EG
    1952 - Marine Helicopter Transport Squadron 263 (HMR-263)
    1956 - Marine Helicopter Transport Squadron Light 263 ( HMR(L)-263)
    1962 - HMM-263

    Redesignated VMM-263 and reactivated March 3, 2006 as the first operational MV-22 squadron.

    1965, HMM-263 /YP in Vietnam
    1967, I was a pilot in HMM-263 at Ke Ha, RVN. We flew the UH-34 at that time, call sign Power glide
    Sep69, I was assigned to HMM-263 and earned my combat aircrew wings as a crew chief. My aircraft was 153370 and still had hover aft installed. I flew in F model in 1968 belonging to HMM-365 the D model and F model in HMMt-302 and the E model in HMM-262 in Hawaii and by far the D model was my favorite
    Oct77, my first squadron I served with was 263. I saw the bullet hole patches from Vietnam around the gunner's windows. I wish I could go back and experience those times again

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    1975/05MCAS New RiverKNCA
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    1967/71MCAS Santa Ana / Tustin KNTK
    1965/67JP MCAS FutenmaROTM
    1954/65MCAS New RiverKNCA
    1952/54MCAS Cherry Point KNKT


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    1967/05107M H-46 Sea Knight
    1962/67S-58 H-34
    1956/62H-43 Huskie
    1952/56S-55 H-19


    05-jan-9106-jan-91SO Operation Eastern Exit

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