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Marine AH-1Gs

In 1969, the Marine Corps borrowed 38 AH-1Gs from the Army while awaiting delivery of their own AH-1J "SeaCobras". Five were used by the Army to train Marine Cobra pilots and one spent its career as a test aircraft. The remainder served in Vietnam with VMO-2 (Apr-Dec 1969) and HML-367 (Dec 1969-Jun 1971). Nine were lost in combat or to operational causes. The survivors went on to serve with HMA-169 (Sept 1971-Aug 76) and HMA-773 (Sept 1971-Nov 78). These were eventually returned to the Army.

All the Gs were issued Navy Bureau Numbers, but retained their Army serial numbers, usually displaying the last six digits.


Army Serial BuNo Comments
67-15850 157204
68-15037 157205
68-15038 157206
68-15039 157207
68-15045 157208
68-15046 157209
68-15072 157210 lost 18 Feb 70
68-15073 157211 lost 4 Dec 70 1 KIA
68-15079 157212
68-15080 157213 lost 12 Nov 69 2 KIA
68-15085 157214
68-15104 157215
68-15105 157216
68-15112 157217
68-15113 157218
68-15134 157219
68-15140 157220
68-15165 157221
68-15170 157222 lost 19 Sept 69 2 KIA
68-15190 157223 lost 11 Mar 70 1 KIA
68-15194 157224
68-15198 157225 lost 26 Feb 70 (operational)
68-15203 157226
68-15213 157227 w/o 25 Mar 70 (operational) 2 KIA
68-17023 157228
68-17027 157229 lost 6 Mar 70
68-17041 157230
68-17045 157231 w/o 25 Mar 70 (operational) 2KIA
68-17049 157232
68-17062 157233
68-17066 157234
68-17070 157235
68-17082 157236
68-17086 157237
68-17090 157238
68-17101 157239
68-17105 157240
68-17108 157241