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Bill Cunningham | Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163 (HMM 163)

5:23   |   Marine aviator Bill Cunningham's first overseas assignment was at the Naval Air Station in Oppama, Japan, where he ferried troops and flew search and rescue missions. After 14 months, he returned to Pensacola where he became an instructor and honed his skills flying numerous different helicopters.

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