unit history information
for 176 AHC
14 CAB
178 ASHC
1 BDE 101 ABN

For date 670515

176 AHC was a US Army unit
14 CAB was a US Army unit
178 ASHC was a US Army unit
1 BDE 101 ABN was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Operation MALHEUR I
Quang Ngai Province, I Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Duc Pho
Description: The 14th CAB ORL states that while in support of Operation Malheur I aircraft of the 176th Avn Co were called upon to extract casualties for the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne. The initial pick up ship, on landing, was hit by a mortar round and totally destroyed. In the subsequent action to extract wounded, a total of 11 UH-1D's and 7 UH-1C/B's from the 176th and 161st Aviation Companies were committed. Eight of the slicks and all gunships were hit by intense ground fire. Five crewmembers were WIA. With the exception of the first ship, all reached secure areas before being forced to land. Five required extraction by CH-47. A total of 22 U.S. wounded were evacuated in the operation. Total casualties in the 14th Battalion this day were 19 aircraft hit and 7 crewmembers WIA. This was by far the worst day ever suffered by the Battalion. In a later section the ORL states that of the five of the damaged aircraft evacuation by CH-47 to the direct support (335th) Transportation Company, three UH-1D's remained in direct maintenance for approximately 45 days for extensive sheet metal repairs and awaiting repair parts.

The source for this information was 14 CAB ORL 31 Jul 67

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