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Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 561

HMM-561



LINEAGE

Activated January 1967 at Santa Ana, Califorrnia, as Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 561, and assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 56, 3d Marine Aircraft Wing, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific.

Deactivated 27 October 1969


HMM-561 provided refresher training for UH-34 crews deploying to Vietnam. It was the last operational UH-34 squadron in the Fleet Marine Force.


UNIT HONORS

NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE STREAMER


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ID Code: VX 1967-69  

Aircraft: UH-34D  

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Last updated 14 Feb 2002

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