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Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464
HMH-464

"Condors"


HMH-464 was originally activated during World War 2, and served as a training unit for dive-bomber and torpedo-bomber aircrews going to the Pacific. With the drawdown of Marine aviation units following the end of the war, the squadron was deactivated.

In 1981, HMH-464 was reactivated at New River, North Carolina, as one of the new CH-53E "Super Stallion" squadrons. During the next 10 years HMH-464 supported East Coast MEU deployments, as well as commitments at home. During Operation Desert Shield/Storm, HMH-464 was deployed to Kuwait with MAG-26.

More recently, HMH-464 has deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and has deployed detachments to Somalia in support of JTF Horn of Africa.


Lineage

1944 - 1946

Activated 15 April 1944 at El Toro, California, as Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 464, and assigned to Marine Base Defense Air Group 41, Marine Fleet Air, West Coast.

Marine Base Defense Air Group 41 redesignated 10 November 1944 as Marine Aircraft Group 41.

Redesignated 1 June 1945 as Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron 464 and reassigned to Marine Aircraft Group 46, Marine Fleet Air, West Coast.

Deactivated 10 March 1946.

1981 - 1991

Reactivated 1 March 1981 at New River, North Carolina, as Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464 and assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2d Marine Aircraft Wing, Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic.

Reassigned during February 1983 to Marine Aircraft Group 29.

Elements participated in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Southwest Asia,
February - March 1991

1991-2009

Participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2003


Unit Honors

NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION STREAMER
Southwest Asia
1990 - 1991

MERITORIOUS UNIT COMMENDATION STREAMER
1 Jun 1999 - 1 Jun 2000

AMERICAN CAMPAIGN STREAMER

WORLD WAR II VICTORY STREAMER

NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE STREAMER with 1 bronze star

GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM EXPEDITIONARY STREAMER