unit history information
for 57 AHC

For date 691112

57 AHC was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Incident reference: 69111257.BAT This information is available on CD-ROM.
Kontum Province, II Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Dak Pek
Description: The 57th Assault Helicopter Company unit history states that today would be a day which will be long remembered by the members of this unit. The 1st Platoon 'White Flight,' while standing by at the FOB #2 alternate launch site at Dak Pek, was mortared resulting in the death of one crew member, SP4 Freddie Haynes, and the wounding of eight others. All four aircraft received severe damage and aircraft #774 was completely destroyed. The 57th, already understrength, was now forced to carry on its missions with only a fraction of its authorized crew member strength.

The source for this information was 57th AHC Unit History by LT Perry, WOs Weber, Rainey, & Williams

Additional information is available on CD-ROM.

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Date posted on this site: 05/13/2023