Tuy Hòa Base Camp
|Tuy Hòa Base Camp|
|Occupants||3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division|
|Phú Hiệp Airfield|
|Elevation AMSL||20 ft / 6 m|
The base was used by the 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division comprising:
- 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry
- 3rd Battalion, 8th Infantry:139
- 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry:141
from October 1966 to June 1967.
Other units stationed at Tuy Hòa/Phú Hiệp included:
- 3rd Battalion, 22nd Infantry (December 1970-January 1972):145
- 91st Evacuation Hospital (December 1966-July 1969):216
- 203rd Reconnaissance Airplane Company (October 1967-July 1970)
- 225th Aviation Company
- 268th Aviation Battalion
- 577th Engr Bn
Once the U.S. Air Force ceased operations at Tuy Hòa Air Base in October 1970 the U.S. Army units based at Tuy Hòa/Phú Hiệp moved to Tuy Hòa Air Base and the facility was closed.
Accidents and incidents
- 2 December 1967 UH-1D #66-00811 of the 48th Assault Helicopter Company disappeared after taking off from Phú Hiệp with 4 crew and passengers on board in bad weather, the remains of the crew were recovered in 1993
- 10 July 1971 UH-1C #66-00636 of the 134th Assault Helicopter Company crashed at Phú Hiệp while on a mechanical check flight from Tuy Hòa Air Base killing all 3 crew and passengers.
The base is abandoned and turned over to farmland and housing.
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