unit history information
for 155 AHC
Battle of Duc Lap
A-239 SF DET

From date 680823 to 680925

155 AHC was a US Army unit
A-239 SF DET was a US Army unit
23 ARVN DIV was a Vietnamese Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Quang Duc Province, II Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Duc Lap
Description: The 155th Aviation Company unit history states that at 0105H the Battle of Duc Lap began. The 23d ARVN DIV made an urgent request for armed helicopter support and two gunships were on station 30 minutes later. They provided continuous armed helicopter support throughout that day and into the night. At 0700H, while engaging a hostile force, one UH-1C was shot down. Although one crew member had gunshot wounded, the crew fought their way to a friendly compound 100 meters away where they were later evacuated. During the morning, they provided five slicks to help reinforce the camp. CAs continued even under intense enemy ground and anti-aircraft fire. Their aircraft received 28 rounds from SA and AA fire during the day. They supplied the majority of the aviation support for the first three days of the Battle of Duc Lap.

The source for this information was 1968 Unit History of the 155th AVN by SP4 Royce J. Campbell

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Date posted on this site: 05/13/2023