Helicopter units involved in Lam Son 719

Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association

 


1st Bde (Avn Det), 5th lnf (Mech) /4 UH-1H, 6 OH-58

 

1st Bde (Avn Det), 101stABN

 

2d Bde (Avn Det), 101st ABN

 

3rd Bde (Avn Det), 101stABN

 

48th Avn Co (AHC) OPCONed to 223d CAB /23 UH-1H, 8 UH-1C I Ninh Hoa/ Dong Ha/ Da Nang

 

71st Avn Co (AHC) OPCONed to 14th CAB /23 UH-1H, 8 UH-1C

 

116th Avn Co (AHC) served 5 - 7 and 22 - 24 Mar OPCONed to 14th CAB /23 UH-1H, 8 UH-1C / Quang Tri Only part of the company participated. Assets from the 176th AHC joined with the 116th during these two "reinforcing" efforts.

 

132d Avn Co (ASHC) OPCONed to 159th ASHB, 101st ABN /16 CH-47

 

I63dAvn Co (GS), 101stABN/1O UH-1H, 12 0H-6A

 

173d Avn Co (AHC) OPCONed to 223d CAB /23 UH-1H, 8 UH-1C

 

174th Avn Co (AHC) OPCONed to 14th CAB /23 UH-1H, 8 UH-1C

 

176th Avn Co (AHC) served 5 - 7 and 22 - 24 Mar OPCONed to 14th CAB / 23 UH-1H, 8 UH-1C / Quang Tn. Only part of the company participated. Assets from the 176th AHC joined with the 116th during these two "reinforcing" efforts.

 

179th Avn Co (ASHC) OPCONed to 159th ASHB, l01stABN /16 CH-47

 

223rd CAB (52ndCAB), 17th Group 220 RAC Kat Killers provided FAC and Aerial Recon support 101st Phu Bai, Unit flew to DMZ and Tri Border area Laos, North and South Vietnam and Khe San. Based at North Phu Bai, with Platoon at Qhuan Tri and Dong Ha.

 

235th Avn Co (AWC) OPCONed to 101st AHB / 21 AH-1G, 3 UH-1H

 

237th Med Det/Phu Bal and Quang Tri/Khe Sanh

 

238th Avn Co (AWC) OPCONed to 223d CAB/ 12 UH-1C, 1 UH-1H

 

282d Avn Co (AHC) served 5 - 7 and 22 - 24 Mar OPCONed to 223d CAB/ 23 UH-1H, 8 UH-1C

 

326th Med Bn

 

478th Avn Co (HH) attached to 159th ASHB, 101st ABN /10 CH-54A / operated out of their permanent base camp at Red Beach, Da Nang but stages two or three aircraft at Phu Bai each night. Standing commitment was 5 aircraft per day

 

498th Med Co (Air Ambulance) based out of An Son in II Corps maintained a two ship detachment at Khe Sanh at least during part of February and March.

 

571st Med Det Khe Sanh

 

A/101st AHB, 101St ABN /20 UH-1 H

 

A/158thAHB, 101stABN/20 UH-1H

 

A/159th ASHB, 101st ABN/ 16 CH-47

 

A/2/17 Cav, 101st ABN /8 UH-1 H, 9 AH-1 G, 10 OH-6A A/4/77 ARA, 101st ABN /12 AH-1 G supported the operation only when the situation required.

 

B/101st AHB, 101st ABN /20 UH-1H

 

B/158thAHB, 101stABN/20 UH-1H

 

B/159th ASHB, 101st ABN /16 CH-47

 

B/2/17 Cav, 101st ABN /8 UH-1H, 9 AH-1G, 10 OH-6A

 

B/4/77 ARA, 101st ABN/ 12 AH-1G supported the operation only when the situation required.

 

B/7/1 Cav attached to 223d CAB, OPCONed to 2/17 Cav, 101st ABN / 8 UH-1H, 9 AH-1G, 10 OH-6A

 

C/101st AHB, 101St ABN /20 UH-1H

 

C/158th AHB, 101st ABN /20 UH-1H

 

C/159th ASHB, 101st ABN /16 CH-47

 

C/2/17 Cav, 101st ABN /8 UH-1H, 9 AH-1G, 10 OH-6A

 

C/4/77 ARA, 101st ABN /12 AH-1G supported the operation as its primary mission and was augmented by assets from the other ARA batteries as the situation required.

 

C/7/17 Cav attached to 223d CAB, OPCONed to 2/17 Cav, 101St ABN /8 UH-1 H, 9 AH-1G, 10 OH-6A / An Son / Quang In / An Son

 

D/101stAHB, 101stABN12AH-1G

 

D/158th AHB, 101st ABN /12 AH-1G

 

D/227th AHB OPCONed to 158th AHB /12 AH-1G

 

HHB/4/77 ARA, 101St ABN

 

HHC 14th CAB OPCONed to 101st CAG

 

HHC 1O1stAHB, 101stABN

 

HHC 1O1st CAG, 101stABN

 

HHC 158th AHB, 101st ABN

 

HHC 159thASHB, 101stABN

 

HHC 223d CAB OPCONed to 101st CAG

 

HHT/2/17 Cav, iOistABN/8 UN-1H

 

HMH-463 OPCONed on a mission basis to 159th ASHB, 101st ABN /

16 CH-53 / operated out of their permanent base camp at Marble

Mountain Airbase, Da Nang.

 

HML367 sent USMC AH-1Gs to escort the CH-53s.

 

Transcribed from the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association, 1994 Membership Directory, Section IX - History of Lam Son 719 - page 288

 

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