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HMH 463

The Rotary Loose Wing Bomber phrase came about when HMH 463 started doing the Trashlite missions. You can read about this on 463's website. One of the pilots, Lt. Coday I believe came up with a make shift bomb site and we would fly at a lower than usual altitude until we drew fire then we would pickle our load. Our load was as I recall an external net loaded with 20, 55 gal drums of napalm. The first time we did this mission I believe was in July, 1970. I have a news clipping stating that we dropped 462 tons of ordnance in that one day.
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