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Hank" Bruce, was in charge. Major Leonard A. " By 15 December, the crisis had passed, and the 5th MEB returned home. Two days later the VMO-6 detachment returned to Camp Pendleton. On 6 March 1963, 24,000 Matines stormed ashore at Camp Pendleron's beaches during Operation Steel Gate. S. and Royal Canadian Navy ships. VMO-6 provided spotting for naval gunfire and artillery fire missions, and directed air strikes against Department of Defense (usMc) Photo A332836 the simulated enemy. At the end of Steel Gate, on 12 Match, all Marine units involved began a 3-day tactical move to Twentynine Palms and went right into Operation Desert Winds.
The squadron's forward echelon then moved overland and established a camp at Masan, Korea. Meanwhile, the helicopters left at Yonpo had moved to an area on the beach at Hungnam for security reasons, and on 17 December three flew to the battleship USS Missouri' (BB 63) for transportation to Pusan. The next day they were transferred, one each, to the aircraft carriers USS Leyte (CV 32), USS Princeton (CV 37), and the USS Philttpine Sea (CV 47). The Missouri then returned to shore and took on board three of the remaining helicopters with the fourth helicopter going on board the heavy cruiser USS St.
Boyles delivered a Christmas message to the guests. Before they returned home to the orphanage, the children were presented with more food and gifts from the squadron. Marine Division. On 5 February 1956, the squadrod Wits assigned to Marine Wing Headquarters Group, 3d MarinC Aircraft Wing, AirFM1Pac. Fftim 23 to 27 April, VMO-6 took part in Regimental Combt Team Firing Exercise 1 which involved three regiments. The squadron supported the exercise with spotting, All the HTL type aircraft were transferred to Naval Air Facility, Oppama, Japan, on 4 February 1955, in preparation for the squadron's return home.