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I'm trying to put together a list of all operations/countries in which Marine helos saw combat, along with dates.
Does anybody know of such a list? If not, we can compile a list.
I would think that the command chronology for MAG-16 and MAG-39 should list everything. Check with Big Al
I am looking for all wars and conflicts, not just Vietnam, where Marine helos saw action.
This is the list I have so far, and I'm sure it's not accurate. Any help would be appreciated.
I'd also like to have a list of squadrons by war/conflict.
1965-1966 Dominican Republic
1990-1995 Desert Shield / Desert Storm (Kuwait/Iraq)
2004- Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan/Iraq)
I posted this list earlier: Squadrons in Lebanon (http://www.popasmoke.com/notam2/showthread.php?s=&postid=15418#post15418)
The Marines landed in Lebanon in 1958 to help settle a civil war. I remember seeing pictures of helos supporting the landing. I was a junior in high school at the time. I don't know how long we stayed there that time.
Dominican Republic 1965
HMM-264 20 UH-34D
Det VMO-1 2 UH-1E
Det HMH-461 2 CH-37C (grounded - mech prob)
HMM-263 20 UH-34D
Det VMO-1 2 UH-1E*
Det HMH-461 2 CH-37C
* 1 UH-1E was struck by gunfire. Capt Thomas P. McBrien was wounded
VMO-6 Aug 50 - Mar 55
HMR-161 Aug 51 - Mar 55
VMO-2, HMR-162, HMR-163 deployed to Japan Aug 53 in support of operations in Korea
There were some HOK's and maybe others involved in something in the late 50's early 60's in central S. America. I remember Robert (Whimpy) Norton talking about later. Something about arrows in the fuselage?
Here's a few more:
- MAG-16 (HMR-162, HMR-163, VMO-2) deployed to Japan in 1953 and qualified for Korean Service Streamer.
HMR(L)-262 Sub Unit 1
Cuban Missile Crisis Oct-Nov 62 (AFEM awarded but no combat)
Operation Praying Mantis Apr 1988 (Destruction of Iranian Oil Platforms)
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