The last of the CH-46Es in Okinawa lands Sept. 30 on Camp Kinser for storage and disposition. The CH-46E Sea Knight, affectionately called “the Phrog,” has served with the Marine Corps and Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 since the Vietnam War. The VMM-262 “Flying Tigers” have used the CH-46 to participate in engagements such as Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq, Operation Unified Assistance in Southeast Asia, and, most recently, Operation Tomodachi in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent tsunami. After serving faithfully for decades, the Phrog’s service has ended, paving the way for the MV-22B Osprey to take over. Aircraft “00” has a paint scheme unique to the “Flying Tigers” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262.
130930-M-ZH183-006.JPG Photo By: Lance Cpl. Natalie M. Rostran

Sep 30, 2013
CAMP KINSER, Okinawa, Japan - The last of the CH-46Es in Okinawa lands Sept. 30 on Camp Kinser for storage and disposition. The CH-46E Sea Knight, affectionately called “the Phrog,” has served with the Marine Corps and Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 since the Vietnam War. The VMM-262 “Flying Tigers” have used the CH-46 to participate in engagements such as Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq, Operation Unified Assistance in Southeast Asia, and, most recently, Operation Tomodachi in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent tsunami. After serving faithfully for decades, the Phrog’s service has ended, paving the way for the MV-22B Osprey to take over. Aircraft “00” has a paint scheme unique to the “Flying Tigers” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262.


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