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Sea Knight makes final flight

CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter 03 departs Marine Corps Air Station Futenma for the last time May 20. CH-46E-03 with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 is one of twelve helicopters used by the squadron that will be phased-out during the next couple of months as the squadron transitions to the MV-22B Osprey later this summer. HMM-262 is part of Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David N. Hersey/Released)



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This work, Sea Knight makes final flight [Image 2 of 2], by LCpl David Hersey, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.20.2013

Date Posted:05.24.2013 04:22

Photo ID:939977

VIRIN:130520-M-SD875-004

Resolution:5616x3744

Size:5.39 MB

Location:MARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA, OKINAWA, JP

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