Military Photo of the Day: Boarding Choppers for Operation Meade River

By Shannon Henderson Published on November 25, 2018

An Hoa Base, 1968

“Multi-Battalion Lift: Elements of the 5th Marine Regiment stand by at the An Hoa Base waiting to board Sea Knight helicopters of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 164 [HMM-164]. More than 3,500 Leatherneck infantrymen were airlifted November 20 in a sector about eight miles southwest of Da Nang as they kicked off Operation Meade River. Approximately 75 helicopters from three aircraft groups of the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing [1st MAW] took part in the operation.”

From the Jonathan F. Abel Collection (COLL/3611), Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections

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