Marble Mountain Air Facility

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Marble Mountain Air Facility (MMAF), also known as Da Nang East Airfield and Marble Mountain Army Airfield, was an aviation facility used primarily by the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.wikipedia
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VMM-164

HMM-164HMMT-164Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 164 (HMM-164)
MMAF also saw the arrival of the first CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters in Vietnam when HMM-164 arrived on 8 March 1966 with twenty-seven aircraft from the.
HMM-164 brought the first CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters into Vietnam when they landed at Marble Mountain Air Facility after transiting from the in March 1966.

Marble Mountains (Vietnam)

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It was located in Quảng Nam Province 5 mi southeast of Da Nang Air Base on a strip of beach between China Beach and the Marble Mountains.
The mountains were very near the American Marble Mountain Air Facility during the Vietnam War.

Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight

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MMAF also saw the arrival of the first CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters in Vietnam when HMM-164 arrived on 8 March 1966 with twenty-seven aircraft from the.
The following day another CH-46A experienced a similar incident at Marble Mountain Air Facility leading to the type being grounded for all except emergency situations and cutting Marine airlift capacity in half.

VMO-2

Marine Observation Squadron 2Marine Observation Squadron 2 (VMO-2)
VMO-2 took the brunt of the attack with thirteen of its UH-1E Hueys destroyed leaving the squadron with only four serviceable aircraft.
Beginning in 1965 VMO-2 was part of Marine Aircraft Group 16 (MAG-16) at Marble Mountain Air Facility, Da Nang in South Vietnam flying the UH-1E Iroquois.

Da Nang Air Base

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It was located in Quảng Nam Province 5 mi southeast of Da Nang Air Base on a strip of beach between China Beach and the Marble Mountains.
On 7 August given the overcrowding at the base, the helicopters of MAG-16 moved to the new Marble Mountain Air Facility, on the Tiensha Peninsula across the Da Nang River from Da Nang AB.

HMLA-167

HML-167Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167
On April 1, 1968, at Marble Mountain Air Facility, Republic of Vietnam, Marine Light Helicopter Squadron 167 was commissioned.

VMM-165

HMM-165Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 165Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 165
From October 1966 to August 1969, the squadron operated from Kỳ Hà, Hue/Phu Bai,, Marble Mountain area near Da Nang, and from.

VMM-263

HMM-263Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263Marine Medium Helicopter 263
On 11 October 1965, the squadron moved from MCAS Futenma to Marble Mountain Air Facility, Vietnam.

RMK-BRJ

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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.

VMM-364

HMM-364Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 364
In October of that year, HMM-364 re-deployed to the Republic of Vietnam, initially at Phu Bai and eventually at Marble Mountain.

HMH-361

HMM-361HMR-361Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361
This incident would lead to their transfer south to the Marble Mountain Air Facility.

HMH-463

Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 (HMH-463)Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463
A four-plane detachment from HMH-463 deployed to Marble Mountain Air Facility, South Vietnam in December 1966.

Seaboard World Airlines

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On 30 April 1969, a Seaboard World Airlines DC-8 airliner with 219 passengers and 13 crewmembers accidentally landed at Marble Mountain when it had been cleared to land at the nearby Da Nang AB.
On 30 April 1969, a Seaboard World Airlines DC-8 with 219 passengers and 13 crewmembers landed by mistake at Marble Mountain Air Facility, when it had actually been cleared to land at the nearby Da Nang Air Base.

11th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade

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In February 1971 the 11th Aviation Group was assigned to the 1st Aviation Brigade and redeployed to Marble Mountain.
In February 1971 the Group was assigned to the 1st Aviation Brigade and redeployed to Marble Mountain Army Airfield near Da Nang; it was officially released from the 1st Cavalry Division on 5 May 1971.

16th Combat Aviation Brigade (United States)

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The unit was activated as 16th Aviation Group (Combat) on 23 January 1968 subordinate to United States Army Pacific at Marble Mountain in Da Nang, South Vietnam.

United States Marine Corps

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Marble Mountain Air Facility (MMAF), also known as Da Nang East Airfield and Marble Mountain Army Airfield, was an aviation facility used primarily by the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.

Vietnam War

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Marble Mountain Air Facility (MMAF), also known as Da Nang East Airfield and Marble Mountain Army Airfield, was an aviation facility used primarily by the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.

Marine Aircraft Group 16

MAG-16MAG 16
It was a helicopter facility that was constructed in August 1965 and served as home to Marine Aircraft Group 16 (MAG-16), the 5th Special Forces Group and an assortment of other squadrons until May 1971.

5th Special Forces Group (United States)

5th Special Forces Group5th SFG5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
It was a helicopter facility that was constructed in August 1965 and served as home to Marine Aircraft Group 16 (MAG-16), the 5th Special Forces Group and an assortment of other squadrons until May 1971.

United States Army

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It was controlled by the United States Army from May 1971 to August 1972 and finally by the Republic of Vietnam Air Force from 29 August 1972 to 29 March 1975 when it fell to the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN).

South Vietnam Air Force

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It was controlled by the United States Army from May 1971 to August 1972 and finally by the Republic of Vietnam Air Force from 29 August 1972 to 29 March 1975 when it fell to the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN).

People's Army of Vietnam

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It was controlled by the United States Army from May 1971 to August 1972 and finally by the Republic of Vietnam Air Force from 29 August 1972 to 29 March 1975 when it fell to the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN).

Quảng Nam Province

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It was located in Quảng Nam Province 5 mi southeast of Da Nang Air Base on a strip of beach between China Beach and the Marble Mountains.

Lyndon B. Johnson

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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.

South Vietnam

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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.