unit history information
for 155 AHC

For date 661128


155 AHC was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Operation PROJECT OMEGA
Incident reference: H327ACD This information is available on CD-ROM.
Darlac Province, II Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Ban Blech
155 AHC losses were 2 WIA
Aircraft lost in 155 AHC were 1 UH-1D
Description: The 155th Aviation Company unit history states during the period when they were supporting PROJECT OMEGA out of Ban Blech, aircraft were diverted from a patrol lift to a helicopter crash south of Ban Blech airstrip. Mechanical failure in a 155th UH-1D resultied in a forced landing in jungle terrain. The AC CPT Freddie W. Williams and Pilot WO Dennis M. Trux were evacuated to the Army hospital at Nha Trang. Rapid reaction by other company aircraft dispatched from Ban Me Thuot made the successful rescue possible even though it was dark. CPT Williams was later evacuated to the States while the other crew members and three passengers aboard returned to the company from hospital recuperation.
Comments: CPT Williams, Freddie W.; AC; WIA; WO1 Trux, Dennis M.; P; WIA;

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


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