unit history information
for MAG-16

For date 680219

MAG-16 was a US Marine Corps unit
HMH-463 was a US Marine Corps unit
VMO-2 was a US Marine Corps unit
HMM-265 was a US Marine Corps unit
Primary service involved, US Marine Corps
Quang Nam Province, I Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Marble Mountain
Description: The MAG-16 command chronology reported operations in the Chu Lai area were normal. In the Da Nang TAOR one VMO-2 UH-1E was hit at BT015586, no injuries; two HMM-265 CH-46As were hit, one at AT8274, no injuries, and one at AT910910, resulting in minor injuries to one crew member. In the Dang Ha area, one H&MS-16 O-1G was hit at YD248826, no injuries. At 1915H, one HMH-463 CH-53A call sign DIMMER 3-2 (YH-17 BuNo 153278) was declared overdue and missing after being last reported at 092 degrees/20 NM from Channel #69 enroute to MMAF on an IFR clearance. Search and rescue operations were instigated.

The source for this information was MAG-16 Command Chronology 1-29 Feb

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