unit history information
for 1/52 INF

For date 690111

1/52 INF was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Incident reference: 69011152.KIA This information is available on CD-ROM.
Quang Tin Province, I Corps, South Vietnam
Location, LZ Bowman
Description: The following is an edited extract from the S2/S3 Journal from the 1st Battalion, 52th Infantry, 23rd Infantry Division whose TOC was at LZ Bowman. Journal item 16, at 1115, C/1/52 located vicinity BT155110 received heavy automatic weapons fire from across river heavily fortified trench line vicinity BT155108 resulting in 2 US WHA at approximately 200m. Request urgent dustoff. At 1130 requested gunships from Brigade CPT Dimsdale. At 1134 C&C picked up 1 WHA and took heavy shrapnel from grenade. Door gunner took light shrapnel wound. WHA now KHA as he died en route to Bowman, Tyszka. At 1137 requested priority dustoff for 2 US WHA still on ground. 1 with leg wound, 1 with shrapnel wound in head. At 1146, gunships on stations FAC on station with fighters. At 1150 dustoff on station. At 1207 dustoff completed of 2 WHA. The 1 KHA taken 312th Surg. Names of casualties: Bock WHA, Webb WHA, Tyszka WHA & Kjehn WHA not evaced. At 1220 gunships breaking station. At 1255 second set of fighters on station. At 1305 air strike going in, complete 1320. At 1335 air strike going in, completed 1400.

The source for this information was 6901_152.JRN supplied by Les Hines (S2/S3 Journal from 1/52 Inf Bn)

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