Seventeen Viet Cong were killed during the battle along with four wounded who were taken prisoner. Until August, United States ground troops maintained the “dynamic defense” of Da Nang.

United States Army helicopters scout close to the ground around Da Nang at night. Coming back from chow. The increase in rocket activity is part of the general tempo of the war.”. Even after the Phantoms left it served for five months as a “forward operating location,” rearming and refueling Phantoms from Thailand so they could make two raids a day on North Vietnam instead of one. Fights broke out — never very large, but usually along racial lines. The Communists carried out 26 rocket attacks on the Da Nang air base during 1972. “We could clean out those N.V.A. The arrival of additional USMC and United States Air Force squadrons at Da Nang AB led to severe overcrowding at the base and the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing (I MAW) began looking for an alternative site for the helicopter squadrons of MAG-16. Attacks on DaNang Air Base "Rocket City" Information in this table is extracted from, Appendix I, "Air Base Defense in the Republic of Vietnam, 1960-1973" by Roger P. Fox.The Sequence number refers to the sequence number assigned to all attacks on ten primary US Air Force operating bases in Vietnam. A VC mortar attack on the airfield at Binh Thuy on the banks of the Mekong resulted in the destruction of a Bird Dog FAC aircraft. “But we really had to work at it,” Colonel Hoover said. Eleven air policemen refused to be tested for heroin.

The base remained largely intact until the early 2000s when commercial developments began to encroach upon it. Colonel Hoover removed a major and four veteran sergeants who could not seem to get along with their men and he transferred 13 malcontents. Photo was given to me. Marble Mountain Air Facility (MMAF), also known as Da Nang East Airfield, Marble Mountain Army Airfield and Nuoc Man Airfield, was an aviation facility used primarily by the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. [14] ARVN Lieutenant General Ngô Quang Trưởng organised his remaining forces, which numbered approximately 75,000 troops, into inner and outer defensive lines around the city, meanwhile the PAVN prepared to attack the city from four directions before its defenses could be properly established. The sag in morale was understandable. It was in Quảng Nam Province 5 miles (8 km) southeast of Da Nang Air Base on a strip of beach between China Beach and the Marble Mountains. Click to Report BROKEN LINKS or Photos, or COMMENT.

366th Security Police Squadron [9] On 15 April a mortar attack on the base caused major damage to five UH-1Hs and one OH-58. Only one aircraft was destroyed on this occasion 4 February 1968 O-1E Bird Dog 56-4201 22 TASS, 504 TASG, USAF, Binh Thuy. Photo #3 (Đà Nàng AB): cannon that have a range of 17 miles and which laid waste to Quang Tri City in May and threatened Hue all summer have never been sighted within range of Da Nang. The SP wearing the hat and smoking a pipe worked in Training, I think. On 28 July 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced that the U.S. would increase the number of its forces in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000. [14]:327–8 The PAVN entered the outskirts of Da Nang by mid-morning on 29 March and by the afternoon were in control of the city.[14]:328. The teeming city of Da Nang is still off limits to American servicemen. I worked as complotter on Cobra Flight for about half my time at Đà Nàng. In the mistaken bombing attack, though 14 men were hurt, none badly, Americans saw the humorous side. DA NANG, South Vietnam, Jan. 12 (UPI)—When United States jets accidentally bombed this big allied air base on Monday, the resident American servicemen took it‐in stride. It was very heavily fortified and had a great air conditioning system which was a welcome luxury. Now morale is noticeably higher and the drug problem appears to be under control. Photo #2A & 2B (Đà Nàng AB): By official reckoning, one of 20 airmen at Da Nang was on heroin, another one of 20 was an alcoholic and a majority were using marijuana on a regular basis.

Morale at Da Nang was poor last fall after the Phantoms left. [10] On 13 May a mortar attack on the base caused major damage to an OH-6. I remember the XM-174 grenade launcher could put out 12 rounds before the first one hit the ground. Four VMO-2 UH-1E armed helicopters were launched in defense of MMAF and engaged enemy units. I worked as complotter on Cobra Flight for about half my time at Đà Nàng. On 30 June 1972, the 366th TFW was deactivated at Da Nang Air Base, being reactivated at Takhli Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand the same day. All of them are unknown. I assume it was a hit on one of the POL areas judging from the heavy black smoke. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them.

DA NANG A.B. Colonel Hoover has said frankly that “during September and October, 1972, Da Nang airfield went through period of high tension and mistrust between races, and between first‐termers and supervisors.”. When rocket demolished the base exchange, it was rebuilt and reopened in four days, with merchandise that had not been stocked before. It was very heavily fortified and had a great air conditioning system which was a welcome luxury. American military construction units were overtasked at the time so the construction of the field was done by RMK-BRJ under the direction of the U.S. Navy Officer in Charge of Construction RVN.

VMO-2 took the brunt of the attack with 13 of its UH-1E Hueys destroyed leaving the squadron with only four serviceable aircraft. Inside the 18‐mile perimeter, of the base, military policemen with scout dogs patrol the fence and man armored cars. This is a shot of a young girl talking to one of the bunker guards. Sgt Timothy Krouse (see photo #9) from PA worked with me most or all of the time. Marble Mountain Air Facility (MMAF), also known as Da Nang East Airfield, Marble Mountain Army Airfield and Nuoc Man Airfield, was an aviation facility used primarily by the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. The SP feeding ammo is unknown. After Da Nang's three squadrons of United States Air Force F‐4 Phantom jets transferred to safer havens in Thailand last June, many servicemen wondered why they had to stay.

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Seventeen Viet Cong were killed during the battle along with four wounded who were taken prisoner. Until August, United States ground troops maintained the “dynamic defense” of Da Nang.

United States Army helicopters scout close to the ground around Da Nang at night. Coming back from chow. The increase in rocket activity is part of the general tempo of the war.”. Even after the Phantoms left it served for five months as a “forward operating location,” rearming and refueling Phantoms from Thailand so they could make two raids a day on North Vietnam instead of one. Fights broke out — never very large, but usually along racial lines. The Communists carried out 26 rocket attacks on the Da Nang air base during 1972. “We could clean out those N.V.A. The arrival of additional USMC and United States Air Force squadrons at Da Nang AB led to severe overcrowding at the base and the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing (I MAW) began looking for an alternative site for the helicopter squadrons of MAG-16. Attacks on DaNang Air Base "Rocket City" Information in this table is extracted from, Appendix I, "Air Base Defense in the Republic of Vietnam, 1960-1973" by Roger P. Fox.The Sequence number refers to the sequence number assigned to all attacks on ten primary US Air Force operating bases in Vietnam. A VC mortar attack on the airfield at Binh Thuy on the banks of the Mekong resulted in the destruction of a Bird Dog FAC aircraft. “But we really had to work at it,” Colonel Hoover said. Eleven air policemen refused to be tested for heroin.

The base remained largely intact until the early 2000s when commercial developments began to encroach upon it. Colonel Hoover removed a major and four veteran sergeants who could not seem to get along with their men and he transferred 13 malcontents. Photo was given to me. Marble Mountain Air Facility (MMAF), also known as Da Nang East Airfield, Marble Mountain Army Airfield and Nuoc Man Airfield, was an aviation facility used primarily by the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. [14] ARVN Lieutenant General Ngô Quang Trưởng organised his remaining forces, which numbered approximately 75,000 troops, into inner and outer defensive lines around the city, meanwhile the PAVN prepared to attack the city from four directions before its defenses could be properly established. The sag in morale was understandable. It was in Quảng Nam Province 5 miles (8 km) southeast of Da Nang Air Base on a strip of beach between China Beach and the Marble Mountains. Click to Report BROKEN LINKS or Photos, or COMMENT.

366th Security Police Squadron [9] On 15 April a mortar attack on the base caused major damage to five UH-1Hs and one OH-58. Only one aircraft was destroyed on this occasion 4 February 1968 O-1E Bird Dog 56-4201 22 TASS, 504 TASG, USAF, Binh Thuy. Photo #3 (Đà Nàng AB): cannon that have a range of 17 miles and which laid waste to Quang Tri City in May and threatened Hue all summer have never been sighted within range of Da Nang. The SP wearing the hat and smoking a pipe worked in Training, I think. On 28 July 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced that the U.S. would increase the number of its forces in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000. [14]:327–8 The PAVN entered the outskirts of Da Nang by mid-morning on 29 March and by the afternoon were in control of the city.[14]:328. The teeming city of Da Nang is still off limits to American servicemen. I worked as complotter on Cobra Flight for about half my time at Đà Nàng. In the mistaken bombing attack, though 14 men were hurt, none badly, Americans saw the humorous side. DA NANG, South Vietnam, Jan. 12 (UPI)—When United States jets accidentally bombed this big allied air base on Monday, the resident American servicemen took it‐in stride. It was very heavily fortified and had a great air conditioning system which was a welcome luxury. Now morale is noticeably higher and the drug problem appears to be under control. Photo #2A & 2B (Đà Nàng AB): By official reckoning, one of 20 airmen at Da Nang was on heroin, another one of 20 was an alcoholic and a majority were using marijuana on a regular basis.

Morale at Da Nang was poor last fall after the Phantoms left. [10] On 13 May a mortar attack on the base caused major damage to an OH-6. I remember the XM-174 grenade launcher could put out 12 rounds before the first one hit the ground. Four VMO-2 UH-1E armed helicopters were launched in defense of MMAF and engaged enemy units. I worked as complotter on Cobra Flight for about half my time at Đà Nàng. On 30 June 1972, the 366th TFW was deactivated at Da Nang Air Base, being reactivated at Takhli Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand the same day. All of them are unknown. I assume it was a hit on one of the POL areas judging from the heavy black smoke. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them.

DA NANG A.B. Colonel Hoover has said frankly that “during September and October, 1972, Da Nang airfield went through period of high tension and mistrust between races, and between first‐termers and supervisors.”. When rocket demolished the base exchange, it was rebuilt and reopened in four days, with merchandise that had not been stocked before. It was very heavily fortified and had a great air conditioning system which was a welcome luxury. American military construction units were overtasked at the time so the construction of the field was done by RMK-BRJ under the direction of the U.S. Navy Officer in Charge of Construction RVN.

VMO-2 took the brunt of the attack with 13 of its UH-1E Hueys destroyed leaving the squadron with only four serviceable aircraft. Inside the 18‐mile perimeter, of the base, military policemen with scout dogs patrol the fence and man armored cars. This is a shot of a young girl talking to one of the bunker guards. Sgt Timothy Krouse (see photo #9) from PA worked with me most or all of the time. Marble Mountain Air Facility (MMAF), also known as Da Nang East Airfield, Marble Mountain Army Airfield and Nuoc Man Airfield, was an aviation facility used primarily by the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. The SP feeding ammo is unknown. After Da Nang's three squadrons of United States Air Force F‐4 Phantom jets transferred to safer havens in Thailand last June, many servicemen wondered why they had to stay.

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A good many enlisted men would rather be in Thailand —or the United States. A highway connecting Da Nang and Hội An now runs through the former base and only a few concrete and steel "Wonderarch" aircraft shelters remain. About 40,000 Americans used to be stationed at Da Nang and Bob Hope played to a crowd of 10,000 year ago. [1] By the end of August 1965, they had completed a 2,000-foot (610 m) runway and on 26 August, MAG 16 officially moved in. © 2009. Nevertheless, the Da Nang air base and the civilian areas hugging its outskirts are frequently hit by Soviet‐built 122‐mm. By November 1971, the 366th was the only United States tactical fighter wing still stationed in Vietnam. guns. Since then, the division has been hard at work retraining and refitting. Col. William W. Hoover, the base commander, commented: “Our defensive system is as good as it ever was or better. Photo #5 (Đà Nàng AB): Me on an APC.

Seventeen Viet Cong were killed during the battle along with four wounded who were taken prisoner. Until August, United States ground troops maintained the “dynamic defense” of Da Nang.

United States Army helicopters scout close to the ground around Da Nang at night. Coming back from chow. The increase in rocket activity is part of the general tempo of the war.”. Even after the Phantoms left it served for five months as a “forward operating location,” rearming and refueling Phantoms from Thailand so they could make two raids a day on North Vietnam instead of one. Fights broke out — never very large, but usually along racial lines. The Communists carried out 26 rocket attacks on the Da Nang air base during 1972. “We could clean out those N.V.A. The arrival of additional USMC and United States Air Force squadrons at Da Nang AB led to severe overcrowding at the base and the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing (I MAW) began looking for an alternative site for the helicopter squadrons of MAG-16. Attacks on DaNang Air Base "Rocket City" Information in this table is extracted from, Appendix I, "Air Base Defense in the Republic of Vietnam, 1960-1973" by Roger P. Fox.The Sequence number refers to the sequence number assigned to all attacks on ten primary US Air Force operating bases in Vietnam. A VC mortar attack on the airfield at Binh Thuy on the banks of the Mekong resulted in the destruction of a Bird Dog FAC aircraft. “But we really had to work at it,” Colonel Hoover said. Eleven air policemen refused to be tested for heroin.

The base remained largely intact until the early 2000s when commercial developments began to encroach upon it. Colonel Hoover removed a major and four veteran sergeants who could not seem to get along with their men and he transferred 13 malcontents. Photo was given to me. Marble Mountain Air Facility (MMAF), also known as Da Nang East Airfield, Marble Mountain Army Airfield and Nuoc Man Airfield, was an aviation facility used primarily by the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. [14] ARVN Lieutenant General Ngô Quang Trưởng organised his remaining forces, which numbered approximately 75,000 troops, into inner and outer defensive lines around the city, meanwhile the PAVN prepared to attack the city from four directions before its defenses could be properly established. The sag in morale was understandable. It was in Quảng Nam Province 5 miles (8 km) southeast of Da Nang Air Base on a strip of beach between China Beach and the Marble Mountains. Click to Report BROKEN LINKS or Photos, or COMMENT.

366th Security Police Squadron [9] On 15 April a mortar attack on the base caused major damage to five UH-1Hs and one OH-58. Only one aircraft was destroyed on this occasion 4 February 1968 O-1E Bird Dog 56-4201 22 TASS, 504 TASG, USAF, Binh Thuy. Photo #3 (Đà Nàng AB): cannon that have a range of 17 miles and which laid waste to Quang Tri City in May and threatened Hue all summer have never been sighted within range of Da Nang. The SP wearing the hat and smoking a pipe worked in Training, I think. On 28 July 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced that the U.S. would increase the number of its forces in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000. [14]:327–8 The PAVN entered the outskirts of Da Nang by mid-morning on 29 March and by the afternoon were in control of the city.[14]:328. The teeming city of Da Nang is still off limits to American servicemen. I worked as complotter on Cobra Flight for about half my time at Đà Nàng. In the mistaken bombing attack, though 14 men were hurt, none badly, Americans saw the humorous side. DA NANG, South Vietnam, Jan. 12 (UPI)—When United States jets accidentally bombed this big allied air base on Monday, the resident American servicemen took it‐in stride. It was very heavily fortified and had a great air conditioning system which was a welcome luxury. Now morale is noticeably higher and the drug problem appears to be under control. Photo #2A & 2B (Đà Nàng AB): By official reckoning, one of 20 airmen at Da Nang was on heroin, another one of 20 was an alcoholic and a majority were using marijuana on a regular basis.

Morale at Da Nang was poor last fall after the Phantoms left. [10] On 13 May a mortar attack on the base caused major damage to an OH-6. I remember the XM-174 grenade launcher could put out 12 rounds before the first one hit the ground. Four VMO-2 UH-1E armed helicopters were launched in defense of MMAF and engaged enemy units. I worked as complotter on Cobra Flight for about half my time at Đà Nàng. On 30 June 1972, the 366th TFW was deactivated at Da Nang Air Base, being reactivated at Takhli Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand the same day. All of them are unknown. I assume it was a hit on one of the POL areas judging from the heavy black smoke. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them.

DA NANG A.B. Colonel Hoover has said frankly that “during September and October, 1972, Da Nang airfield went through period of high tension and mistrust between races, and between first‐termers and supervisors.”. When rocket demolished the base exchange, it was rebuilt and reopened in four days, with merchandise that had not been stocked before. It was very heavily fortified and had a great air conditioning system which was a welcome luxury. American military construction units were overtasked at the time so the construction of the field was done by RMK-BRJ under the direction of the U.S. Navy Officer in Charge of Construction RVN.

VMO-2 took the brunt of the attack with 13 of its UH-1E Hueys destroyed leaving the squadron with only four serviceable aircraft. Inside the 18‐mile perimeter, of the base, military policemen with scout dogs patrol the fence and man armored cars. This is a shot of a young girl talking to one of the bunker guards. Sgt Timothy Krouse (see photo #9) from PA worked with me most or all of the time. Marble Mountain Air Facility (MMAF), also known as Da Nang East Airfield, Marble Mountain Army Airfield and Nuoc Man Airfield, was an aviation facility used primarily by the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. The SP feeding ammo is unknown. After Da Nang's three squadrons of United States Air Force F‐4 Phantom jets transferred to safer havens in Thailand last June, many servicemen wondered why they had to stay.

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