By Gary W Parker; Frank M Batha; United States. Marine Corps. History and Museums Division
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Extra resources for A history of Marine Observation Squadron Six
On 27 April, shortly after its arrival, VMO-6 was reassigned from the 1st, Marine Aircraft Wing to Aircraft Group 36 (MAG-36). It continued supporting all of the major 1st Marine Division exercises, while also meeting squadron trainilig requirements. acific (AirFMFPac). Major Miller relinquished com,mand on 20 May to Major Mont L. Beamon. 5 September the squadron was assigned once more to the 3d Marine Aircraft with the H uKs. 31 Squadron operations in 1957 and 1958 were highlighted by participation in several major training exercises.
For this rescue, Captain Skinner was placed on the Kaman Aircraft Corporation's "Scroll of Honor. S. Navy ships; more than 50,000 Marine and naval personnel participated. From 3 to 11 June VMO-6 flew combat support missions for the 1st Marines during Operation Quickstep, and on 2 April 1958, five HOKs working with the transport submarine USS Perch (APSS 313) flew 75 combatloaded Marines of Company C, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, from the submarine's deck to the beach at Camp Pendleton. This exercise proved that a large body of troops could be moved ashore from a submarine quickly and safely.
They found out during the Okinawa campaign, night flights provided a cheap and effective way to sup- press the enemy's activities during the hours of darkness. ** The next month Captain Arthur R. Morin and his observer, Major Robert A. * During July 1952, VMO-6 started receiving the Sikorsky HOSS-i helicopter, and by the end of the month the squadron had eight HO5S-is in addition to ten OF-is and nine HTL-4s. The HO5S-1 was a three-seat utility helicopter capable of carrying up to 750 pounds. For short-range flights, four passengers could be accommodated, and with the seats removed, two stretchers could be carried inside the cabin.
A history of Marine Observation Squadron Six by Gary W Parker; Frank M Batha; United States. Marine Corps. History and Museums Division