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United States Marine Corps
AH-1W & UH-1N

by Ugo Crisponi



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UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS

AH-1W & UH-1N

MARINE LIGHT ATTACK HELICOPTER SQUADRON 367 "SCARFACE"
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CAMP PENDLETON

Activated December 1943 as Marine Observation Squadron 351. Re-designated as VMO-3 in 1944 and supported campaigns on Peleliu and Okinawa. Participated in the occupation of North China from 1945 to 1947. Deactivated on 20 August 1949. Reactivated August 1966. Scarface call sign adopted during summer of 1967. Re-designated HML-367 March 1969 and supported Operations Medina, Fortress Ridge, Prairie Fire, Project Delta, Sparrow Hawk, Dewey Canyon, Apache Snow, Swift Saber, Lam Son 719, and declassified top secret reconnaissance missions deep into Laos. Received the AH-1G Cobra December 1969, becoming the first operational "Cobra" Squadron in the Marine Corps. Converted to a composite squadron of Hueys and Cobras in 1979 and re-designated HMLA-367. Participated in Operation Desert Storm in early 1990s. Deployed multiple times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and participated in Operation Phantom Fury.

Official print for "Scarface"

by UGO CRISPONI

This artwork (JP-776) is made with CorelDraw and Corel Photo Paint. It can be purchased through http://www.aviationgraphic.com

detailed image:

http://aviationgraphic.com/custom_images/AH-1W_detail.jpg


Image and Text Copyright 2009 by Ugo Crisponi
Page Created 13 April, 2009
Last Updated 16 April, 2009

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