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  • usa Marine Observation Squadron 1

    US Marine Corps


    VMO-1 :

    1943 to 1993    




    Marine Observation Squadron 1
    Yazoo, tail code ER operated helicopters from 1952 until 1970 when they became a OV-10 Bronco unit until is deactivated on July 1993



    1955-57, We were equipped with copters: HOKs and fixed-wing Cessna PE1 and OE2. CO was LtCol Pankhurst.
    1955-1957, I was stationed at MCAS New River, VMO-1. We had HOK copters and and fixed wing Cessnas OE-1 and 2s. The CO was LtCol Pankhurst. Great 30 months of my life. I fondly remember many of my fellow Marines stationed there.
    1967-1970, I was in VMO-1, we had both Hueys and Bronco's at New River


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    Locations


    YearsLocationICAO/FAA
    1952/93MCAS New RiverKNCA
    1946/52MCAS Cherry Point KNKT



    Models

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    YearsModels
    1964/70UH-1E Iroquois






    VMO-1 List of helicopters

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    C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
    52-018 HO5S-1 1952 125525 : w/o 17may56 with VMO-1.
    52-024 HO5S-1 1952 126699 : w/o 08oct53 with VMO-1.
    52-025 HO5S-1 1952 126700 : w/o 23jul53 with VMO-1.
    52-031 HO5S-1 1952 128601 : w/o 14may53 with VMO-1.
    6004 UH-1E 151269 : VMO-1 w/o 24nov64
    6012 UH-1E 151277 : VMO-1 w/o 02jul64
    6043 UH-1E 151849 : VMO-1 w/o 23oct68 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida
    6052 UH-1E 1965 151858 : USMC d/d Jun65 MCAS New River, NC; Jun65-Feb67 VMO-1 MCAS New River, NC; +
    US Forest Service N121FC : US Forest Service 1987-2002
    6062 UH-1E 151868 : VMO-1 w/o 20feb69
    6064 UH-1E 151870 : I was crew chief for this UH-1E while at VMO-1, New River NC in 1966
    6168 UH-1E 154946 : VMO-1 w/o 15apr69
    6186 UH-1E 154964 : VMO-1 w/o 09feb70





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