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1970 - "HMH-463 Sets Transport Record"

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  • 1970 - "HMH-463 Sets Transport Record"

    HMH-463 Sets Transport Record
    27,766 Passengers Lifted by Mid-Month

    Da Nang-based Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 set a passenger transportation record in March when 27,666 passengers were lifted by mid-month. The squadron's previous high was in September 1967 when 29.035 passengers were carried.

    HMH-463, the Marine Corps' only heavy helicopter squadron in Vietnam, hauled 9,717 tons of cargo and transported 104,696 passengers in 2,335 flight hours during the first three months of the year.

    Additionally, the squadron has made 1,032 tactical air recoveries of downed aircraft for a $300 million saving since its May 1967 arrival in the Republic of Vietnam.

    Naval Aviation News, May 70, p.3