Tuy Hòa Base Camp

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Tuy Hòa Base Camp
Coordinates 12°59′06″N 109°22′48″E / 12.985°N 109.38°E / 12.985; 109.38 (Tuy Hòa Base Camp)
Type Army
Site information
Condition abandoned
Site history
Built 1966
In use 1966-70
Battles/wars Vietnam Service Medal ribbon.svg
Vietnam War
Garrison information
Occupants 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
Phú Hiệp Airfield
Summary
Elevation AMSL 20 ft / 6 m
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
3,700 1,128 PSP

Tuy Hòa Base Camp (also known as Phú Hiệp Airfield or Phú Hiệp Army Airfield) is a former U.S. Army base southeast of Tuy Hòa in Phú Yên Province Vietnam.

History[edit]

The base was located approximately 5 km east of Highway 1 and 7 km southeast of Tuy Hoa Air Base.[1]

The base was used by the 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division comprising:

from October 1966 to June 1967.

The 173rd Airborne Brigade was based at Tuy Hòa from October–November 1967.[2]:158

Other units stationed at Tuy Hòa/Phú Hiệp included:

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.[3]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • 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[4]
  • 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.[5]

Current use[edit]

The base is abandoned and turned over to farmland and housing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kelley, Michael (2002). Where we were in Vietnam. Hellgate Press. pp. 5–398. ISBN 978-1555716257.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Stanton, Shelby (2003). Vietnam Order of Battle. Stackpole Books. p. 139. ISBN 9780811700719.
  3. ^ "Citation Nr: 0840013". U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Floyd Wayne Strange". The Virtual Wall. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Army Air Crews 1971". rmy Air Crews. Retrieved 13 November 2014.