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Year1969
Month1
Day19
Hour9
Minute45*
Sequence 
DateTime Group01190945*
3/26 UnitBLT 3/26
Other UnitHMM-164
Map GridBS734844, BS735842, BS672735, BS737840, BS734844
Place 
Activity(The times of this flight are not documented.  But this flight flew an earlier mission from 0735H to 0905H.  That mission appeared not to be associated with 3/26, but was near enough to be part of Operation Bold Mariner.  HMM -164 uses the (*) asterisk to designate a location of enemy fire, in this case BS735842. )NED

01190930H*:  Two CH-46A helicopters from HMM-164 supported BLT 3/26 during Operation Bold Mariner.  The flight flew 16 sorties.  Moved 21 troops from ship to shore.  Twelve troops from ashore to ship.  Thirteen detainees point to point ashore.  And USMC WIAs,  2 priority and 1 routine. 

USS Tripoli > CP (738844) > BS735842(*) > LZ Chick (BS672735 > BS73784 > USS Tripoli > BS734844 > USS Tripoli.

Took enemy fire from BS735842.
Casualty 
NameA/C # ??
Pilot GAUSE, E.
Copilot SEAMAN, J.Y.
Crew Chief WHELPLEY
Gunner PALERMO

A/C # ??
Pilot LARVE, H.G.
Copilot BERRY, T.C.
Crew Chief TROWER, D.R.
Gunner PENERA, A. R.
Gunner* POPP, J.A.


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  • Name: Nik Dunbar
    Comment Posted: 3/25/2012 10:14:00 PM
    Description: There is a good probability that this is the flight that medevaced Mike Company's casualties for the incident at DTG 01190930.
    

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