USMC Helicopter Squadron Lineage List

The following is a list of current/former USMC Helicopter Marine Air Wing/Marine Air Group squadrons, Training Command squadrons (related to helicopter training), and other USMC squadrons with assigned helicopters. Click on each link (below) to go to each list:

1st MAW-MAG-24  | 1st MAW-MAG-36  |   2nd MAW-MAG-26  |   2nd MAW-MAG-29  |

|   3rd MAW-MAG-16 3rd MAW-MAG-39  |   4th MAW-USMCR  |

SQUADRON DESIGNATION HISTORY-DATE OF CHANGES
HMX-1 MARINE HELICOPTER SQUADRON 1 NIGHTHAWKS

HMX-1 1 DECEMBER 1947

1st MARINE AIR WING-MARINE AIR GROUP-24

SQUADRON DESIGNATION HISTORY-DATES OF CHANGE
HMH-362 MARINE HEAVY HELICOPTER SQUADRON 362 UGLY ANGELS  HMT-362 30 APRIL 1952

HMM-362 1962

HMH-362 AUGUST 1969

HMH-463 MARINE HEAVY HELICOPTER SQUADRON 463 PEGASUS

 VMB-463 20 JULY 1944-28 FEBRUARY 1945

VMTB-463 15 JULY 1945-20MARCH 1946

HMT-463 1 SEPTEMBER 1958-30 JUNE 1959

HMH-463 1 MARCH 1966

HMLA-367 MARINE LIGHT ATTACK SQUADRON 367 SCARFACES

 VMO-351 1 DECEMBER 1943- 20 AUGUST 1949

VMO-3 1 AUGUST 1966

HML-367 MARCH 1968

HMLA-367 1980

 

1st MARINE AIR WING-MARINE AIR GROUP-36

SQUADRON DESIGNATION HISTORY-DATE OF CHANGES
VMM-262 MARINE MEDIUM TILT ROTOR SQUADRON 262 FLYING TIGERS

HMR-262 1 SEPTEMBER 1952

HMM-262 1 FEBRUARY 1962

VMM-262 30 SEPTEMBER 2013

VMM-265 MARINE MEDIUM TILT ROTOR SQUADRON 265 DRAGONS

 HMM-265 1 OCTOBER 1962

VMM-265 7 SEPTEMBER 2012

 

2nd MARINE AIR WING-MARINE AIR GROUP-26

SQUADRON  DESIGNATION HISTORY-DATE OF CHANGES
VMMT-204 MARINE MEDIUM TILT ROTOR TRAINING SQUADRON 204 RAPTORS

 HMT-204 1 MAY 1972

VMMT-204 10 JUNE 1999

VMM-161 MARINE MEDIUM TILT ROTOR SQUADRON 161 GREYHAWKS

 HMR-161 15 JANUARY 1951

HMR(L)-161 31 DECEMBER 1956

HMM-161 1 FEBRUARY 1962

VMM-161 DECEMBER 2009

 VMM-261  MARINE MEDIUM TILT ROTOR SQUADRON 261 RAGING BULLS

 HMR-261 5 APRIL 1951

HMR(L)-261 1956

HMM-261 1961

VMM-261 10 APRIL 2008

 VMM-263  MARINE MEDIUM TILT ROTOR SQUADRON 263 THUNDER CHICKENS

 HMR-263 16 JUNE 1952

HMR(L)-263 DECEMBER 1956

HMM-263 FEBRUARY 1962

VMM-263 3 JUNE 2005

 VMM-264  MARINE MEDIUM TILT ROTOR SQUADRON 264 BLACK KNIGHTS

 HMR-264 30 JUNE 1959

HMM-264 FEBRUARY 1962

VMM-264 APRIL 2009

 VMM-266  MARINE MEDIUM TILT ROTOR SQUADRON 266 FIGHTING GRIFFINS

HMM-266 26 APRIL 1983

VMM-266 23 MARCH 2007

 VMM-365  MARINE MEDIUM TILT ROTOR SQUADRON 2014 BLUE KNIGHTS

 HMM-365 1 JULY 1983-1 MARCH 1971

HMM-365 13 JUNE 1980

VMM-365 15 JANUARY 2009

 

2nd MARINE AIR WING-MARINE AIR GROUP-29

SQUADRON DESIGNATION HISTORY-DATE OF CHANGES
HMLA-167 MARINE LIGHT ATTACK HELICOPTER SQUADRON 167 WARRIORS

 HML-167 1  APRIL 1968

HMLA-167 1 APRIL 1986

HMLA-269 MARINE LIGHT ATTACK HELICOPTER SQUADRON 269 GUNNRUNNERS

 HMA-269 22 FEBRUARY 1971

HMLA-269 1980S

 

HMLA-467 MARINE LIGHT ATTACK HELICOPTERS SQUADRON 467 SABERS

 HMLA-467 23 OCTOBER 2008
HMH-366 MARINE HEAVY HELICOPTER SQUADRON 366 HAMMERHEADS

 HMH-366 30 SEPTEMBER 1994

DEACTIVATED 1 OCTOBER 2000

REACTIVATED 30 SEPTEMBER 2008

HMH-461 MARINE HEAVY HELICOPTER SQUADRON 461 IRONHORSES

 VMF-461 15 MARCH 1944

DEACTIVATED SEPTEMBER 1950

REACTIVATED HMR(M)-461 JANUARY 1957

HMH-461 FEBRUARY 1962

HMH-464 MARINE HEAVY HELICOPTER SQUADRON 464 CONDORS

 VMSB/VMTB-464 15 APRIL 1944

DEACTIVATED 20 MARCH 1946

REACTIVATED HMH-464 1 MARCH 1981

HMHT-302 MARINE HEAVY HELICOPTER TRAINING SQUADRON 302 PHOENIX

 HMMT-302 1 NOVEMBER 1966

DEACTIVATED 31 MARCH 1972

REACTIVATED HMT-302 20 NOVEMBER 1987

HMMT-302 JUNE 2010

 

3RD MARINE AIR WING-MARINE AIR GROUP-16

SQUADRON DESIGNATION HISTORY-DATE OF CHANGES
VMM-163 MARINE MEDIUM TILT ROTOR SQUADRON 163 EVIL EYES

HMR(L)-163 DECEMBER 1951

HMM-163 1962

VMM-163 2008-2009

 VMM-165  MARINE MEDIUM TILT ROTOR SQUADRON 165 WHITE KNIGHTS

HMM-165 1 JULY 1965

VMM-165 1 MARCH 2011

 VMM-166  MARINE MEDIUM TILT ROTOR SQUADRON 166 ELKS

HMM-166 13 SEPTEMBER 1985

VMM-166 23 JUNE 2010

VMM-362 MARINE MEDIUM TILT ROTOR SQUADRON 362 HMTS-362 30 APRIL 1952

VMM-362 17 AUGUST 2018

 VMM-363  MARINE MEDIUM TILT ROTOR SQUADRON RED LIONS

 HMR-363 2 JUNE 1952

HMM-363 1962

HMH-363 23 JANUARY 1969

VMM-363 10 MAY 2012

 HMH-361  MARINE HEAVY HELICOPTER SQUADRON 361 TIGERS

 HMR-361 25 FEBRUARY 1952

HMR(L) 31 DECEMBER 1956

HMM-361 1 FEBRUARY 1962

HMH-361 1977

 HMH-462  MARINE HEAVY HELICOPTER SQUADRON 462 HEAVY HAULERS

 VMF-462 15 APRIL 1944

DEACTIVATED 10 SEPTEMBER 1945

REACTIVATED HMR(M)-462 1 NOVEMBER 1957

HMH-462 JUNE 1965

 HMH-465  MARINE HEAVY HELICOPTER SQUADRON 465 WARHORSES

 HMH-465 1 DECEMBER 1981
HMH-466 MARINE HEAVY HELICOPTER SQUADRON 466 WOLFPACK

 HMH-466 30 NOVEMBER 1984

3RD MARINE AIR WING-MARINE AIR GROUP-39

SQUADRON DESIGNATION HISTORY-DATE OF CHANGES
 VMM-164  MARINE MEDIUM TILT ROTOR SQUADRON 164 KNIGHTRIDERS

 HMM-164 1 JULY 1964
HMMT-164 11 FEBRUARY 1999
VMM-164 9 APRIL 2015
 VMM-364  MARINE MEDIUM TILT ROTOR SQUADRON 364 PURPLE FOXES

 HML-364 1 SEPTEMBER 1961
HMM-364 1 FEBRUARY 1962
VMM-364 9 OCTOBER 2014
 HMLA-169  MARINE HELICOPTER LIGHT ATTACK SQUADRON 169 VIPERS

 HMA-169 30 SEPTEMBER 1971
HMLA-169 1 OCTOBER 1986
 HLMA-267  MARINE HELICOPTER LIGHT ATTACK SQUADRON 267 BLACK ACES

 VMO-5 15 FEBRUARY 1944
DEACTIVATED 31 JANUARY 1946
REACTIVATED VMO-5 15 DECEMBER 1966
HML-267 MARCH 1968
HMLA-267 1987
 HLMA-369  MARINE HELICOPTER LIGHT ATTACK SQUADRON 369 GUNFIGHTERS

 HMA-369 A APRIL 1972
HMLA-369 15 SEPTEMBER 1987
 HLMA-469  MARINE HELICOPTER LIGHT ATTACK SQUADRON 469 VENGEANCE

 HMLA-469 30 JUNE 2009

4TH MARINE AIR WING-USMCR

SQUADRON DESIGNATION HISTORY-DATE OF CHANGE
VMM-774 MARINE MEDIUM TILT ROTOR SQUADRON 774

 HMR-774 5 SEPTEMBER 1958

HMM-774 1 APRIL 1962

DEACTVATED 30 SEPTEMBER 1962

REACTIVATED 1 JULY 1969

VMM-774 2016

HMLA-773 MARINE LIGHT ATTACK HELICOPTER SQUADRON 773 RED DOGS

 HMR-773 SEPTEMBER 1958

HMM-733 1 APRIL 1962-31 AUGUST 1962

HMM-773 15 APRIL 1968- SEPTEMBER 1969

REACTIVATED HMA-773 1 SEPTEMBER 1971

HMLA-773 OCTIBER 1994

HMLA-775 MARINE LIGHT ATTACK HELICOPTER SQUADRON 775 COYOTES

 HMR-775 2 SEPTEMBER 1958

HMM-775 1 APRIL 1962

HMLAA-775 18 JUNE 1994

 

Thanks to CAPT Tom Ford USN-Ret for his historical work involving USMC Rotary Wing History in the form of the PDF in the inline frame below.