unit history information
for 155 AHC
Battle of Duc Lap

For date 680824


155 AHC was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Quang Duc Province, II Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Duc Lap
Aircraft lost in 155 AHC were 1 UH-1H
Description: The 155th Aviation Company unit history states that they provided 7 slicks and 2 gunships for support of the beseiged forces at Duc Lap. More re-inforcements were desperately needed to quell the attacking force. As the first wave of lift ships descended on final for the LZ, enemy AA gunners opened fire on the flight, sending one aircraft to the ground in flames. There were no injuries to the crew, however 4 passengers parished in the burning wreckage. Within minutes, the crew was rescued and evacuated to Ban Me Thuot.

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


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