enemy artillery attack on Dong Ha information
for HMM-361

For date 670903

HMM-361 was a US Marine Corps unit
HMH-463 was a US Marine Corps unit
Primary service involved, US Marine Corps
Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam
Location, Dong Ha
Description: The ammo storage area and bulk fuel farm were destroyed when 41 NVA artillery rounds hit Dong Ha. HMM-361 had 17 helicopters damaged and for the next while CH-53s from HMH-463 moved these back to Marble Mountain for repair. After this the Marines stopped using Dong Ha as a permanant helicopter and major logistics base. No one died but 77 were wounded. HMM-361's Yearbook reported that 46 Squadron personnel were wounded.
Comments: MAJ Bruce, Horace A.; CO HMM-361; ;

The source for this information was USMC H 1967 P 130, HMM-361 Yearbook

Additional information is available on CD-ROM.

Please send additions or corrections to: Gary Roush Email address: webmaster@vhpa.org

Return to panel index

Return to Helicopter Pilot KIA index

Return to VHPA Home Page

Copyright © 1998 - 2021 Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association

Date posted on this site: 05/16/2021