unit history information
for 155 AHC

For date 660501

155 AHC was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Darlac Province, II Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Ban Me Thuot
Aircraft lost in 155 AHC were 2 UH-1D and 1 UH-1B
Description: The 155th Aviation Company unit history states that during the month of May, three aircraft were totally destroyed. An armed helicopter was shot down in a combat assault north of Duc Co. The ship burned, but no injuries were sustained by personnel on board. Two airlift aircraft were lost during the last week of May as one crashed and burned due to a tree strike, killing two U.S. infantrymen. Also lost were the lives of four CIDG personnel, while two others were badly burned. The second UH-1D was lost as a result of engine failure over rough terain. No fatalities or injuries occurred in this accident. One UH-1D received three hits from enemy ground fire on a resupply mission in May, but no serious damage or personal injury resulted.

The source for this information was STAGECOACH, History of the 155th AVN by 1LT Heydenberk & WO Coke

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Date posted on this site: 05/13/2023