unit history information
for MAG-36
HMM-261
VMO-6
118 AVN

For date 660131


MAG-36 was a US Marine Corps unit
HMM-261 was a US Marine Corps unit
VMO-6 was a US Marine Corps unit
118 AVN was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Marine Corps
Operation DOUBLE EAGLE
Quang Ngai Province, I Corps, South Vietnam
Description: In support of DOUBLE EAGLE, MAG-36 reported at 0700H four UH-34D's from HMM-261 accompanied by one CH-37 lifted six 105MM howitzers, 79 troops and 70,000 pounds of cargo of Hotel 3/11 from BS843419 to BS718426. Lift was completed without incident. At 0945H sixteen UH-34D's from HMM-363 and ten UH-34D's from HMM-362 escorted by four UH-1B's from the 118th aviation company lifted 179 troops and radio relay equipment of 2/4 from BS812475 to Hill 508 (BS618369). VMO-6 aircraft controlled the LZ prep on the zone. At 1430H thirty six UH-34D's of HMM-261, HMM-363, and HMM-3622 escorted by two UH-1B's of the 118th Army Aviation Company and UH-1E's of VMO-6 lifted 596 troops of 2/4 (-) from BS812475 to an unsecure LZ at BS602392. L-Hour was 1500H and LZ prep was provided by A-4 and F-4 craft controlled by VMO-6 TAC(A). Throughout the day aircraft from HMM-364 provided resupply and Med Evac aircraft in support of the task force, and VMO-6 aircraft provided TAC(A) for airstrikes throughout the objective area. Eight UH-34D's from HMM 261 and two UH-1E's of VMO-6 remained overnight in the BSA for contingency and Med Evac missions.

The source for this information was HQ MAG-36 Combat After Action Rpt 20 Mar 66


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