unit history information
for A/1 AVN
119 AVN
52 CAB

From date 651101 to 651102

A/1 AVN was a US Army unit
119 AVN was a US Army unit
52 CAB was a US Army unit
HMM-363 was a US Marine Corps unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Operation QUYET THANG 172
Phu Yen Province, II Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Tuy Hoa
Description: The A Company, 1st Aviation Battalion unit history states that between major missions in the Plei Me, Ia Drang operations, the 52d Aviation Battalion supported Operation QUYET THANG 172 at Tuy Hoa with Company A, the 119th Aviation, and the Marine Helicopter Squadron from Qui Nhon. (Editor's note: HMM-363) This operation supported the 22d ARVN Inf Div to again secure the rice rich Tuy Hoa Valley. A total of 720 troops were moved in three lifts, under low ceilings and with poor visibility. The USAF provided a 45 minutes prestrike on the LZ. One UH-1B was struck by ground fire but recovered to the stage field with no further incident.

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