unit history information
for A/1 AVN
battle of Duc Co
119 AVN

For date 650810

A/1 AVN was a US Army unit
119 AVN was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Operation DAN THANG 5
Pleiku Province, II Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Duc Co
Description: The A Company, 1st Aviation Battalion unit history states the units (refering to the 52d Aviation Battalion assets) performed an airlanded assault mission in support of the 5th ARVN Airborne Battalion. The aircraft staged from Camp Holloway and lifted 450 troops in three lifts to the same LZ (used on 3 August) at Duc Co Airfield. During the last lift, casualties were extracted and 4,000 lbs of supplies were carried to the ARVN Marine Task Force which had previously been lifted to the Duc Co Airfield. Close air support was provided by eight USAF F-100's, four of which were utilized in the prestrike, while the remaining four were used to provide air cover. Small arms, automatic weapons and mortar fire were received in the LZ. Two UH-1B's received hits and one US door gunner of the 119th Avn Co was wounded.

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

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