operation DAN THANG 5 information
for battle of Duc Co
52 CAB
117 AVN

For date 650803

52 CAB was a US Army unit
A/1 AVN was a US Army unit
117 AVN was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Operation DAN THANG 5
Pleiku Province, II Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Camp Holloway
Description: The A Company, 1st Aviation Battalion unit history states that the Special Forces camp at Duc Co had been under siege for several weeks and on 3 August operation DAN THANG 5 was conducted by the 52d Avn Bn. The operation was in support of the 3d and 8th Battalins, 1st ARVN Airborne Brigade. Elements of the 117th Avn Co, Company A, 119th Avn Co and the 52nd Airlift Platoon staged from Camp Holloway Army Airfiled and lifted 1,150 troops in six lifts to the LZ at the Duc Co Airfield. Small arms and automatic weapons fire were received in the vicinity of the LZ, resulting in one UH-1D and one UH-1B (A) being damaged with no casualties.

The source for this information was STAGECOACH, History of the 155th AML by CPT John A. Geurin

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Date posted on this site: 05/13/2023