Marine Helicopter Squadron 1

By Lieutenant Colonel Ronald J. Brown U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Retired Marine Helicopter Squadron 1 (HMX-1) is unique in the Marine Corps because it has several distinct missions and at least three different chains-of-command providing guidance and tasking. HMX-1...

Who was the First Marine Helicopter Pilot?

By Lieutenant Colonel Ronald J. Brown U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Retired Marine Corps Historical Center Photo Collection LtCol Armond H. DeLalio, recipient of the Navy Cross for heroism as a pilot with Marine Scout-Bomber Squadron 241 during the battle of Midway and a...

U.S. Naval Aviation Designations

By Lieutenant Colonel Ronald J. Brown U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Retired During the Korean conflict, the Navy Bureau of Aeronautics used designation systems that conveyed a lot of information about its squadrons and aircraft in a concise manner. Squadron Designations:...