4th Infantry Division
"The Ivy Division"
4th Aviation
Vietnam 1966-197
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4th Aviation Battalion

4th Aviation Battalion
4th Infantry Division

Camp Enari, An Khe,
(central highlands)Vietnam
 

The 4th Aviation Battalion was organized at Fort Lewis, Washington, just east of Seattle, in July 1963.  It was activated in November 1963 and deployed to the Republic of Vietnam in September 1966.  The advance party arrived in country on September 25, 1966 to Camp Enari, just south of Pleiku Vietnam.  In early 1970 the battalion moved to Ankhe, with the rest of the division and left Vietnam and arrived in the states in December 7, 1970.

The 4th Aviation Battalion consisted of HHC (Headquarters Company), HHD, "A" Company, the slicks and "B" Company, the guns & scouts.  The division used many different types of aircraft during the years in Viet Nam.  OH-13, OH-23, OH-6A, UH-1, and AH-1.
The Division also had other aviation assets, such as maintenance, Company, Division Artillery, Brigade aviation support, and Cavalry units.
Vietnam  Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan  *  4th. Aviation today.
     

List of Battalion Commanders:

 

List of Battalion Executive officers:

       
Grade & Name of Commander Dates of Command   Grade & Name of Executive Officer
LTC Julius E. Clark 9 Sep 1964 - 30 Jun 1966    
LTC William R. McDowell 1 Jul 1966 - 8 Apr 1967   LTC Larry Saltee
LTC Robert A. Holloman 9 Apr 1967 - 4 Nov 1967   LTC Myles H. Mierswa, Sr.
LTC Myles H. Mierswa, Sr. 5 Nov 1967 - 4 May 1968   LTC Donald L. Williams
LTC Donald L. Williams 5 May 1968 - 21 Aug 1968   LTC William McPhail
LTC George F. Powers 22 Aug 1968 - 3 Mar 1969   MAJ George D. Shields
LTC John Faust 4 Mar 1969 - 28 Feb 1970   LTC John J. Griffiths
LTC John J. Griffiths 1 Mar 1970 - Oct 1970   LTC Vincent A. Pacelli
       

This is a ever-growing list of HHC & HHD Personnel
History of the 4th Division Aviation


Aviation UHF Frequencies used in 1968-1969
1.  Spader             296.1
2.  Blackjack         348.6
3.  Gambler           272.7
4.  Hensel              309.1
5.  Hensel G.C.A.  319.1
6.  Oasis                227.1
7.  Holloway          260.0
8.  Pleiku               243.9
9.  Pleiku Center    291.1
10. Pleiku Metro        372.2
11. Peacock (South)  363.9
12. Peacock (North)  377.9
13. Kontum               285.9
14. Golf Course        293.9
15. An Khe              247.1
16. Quinhon Radio   293.9
17. Quinhon Tower  285.0
18. B.M.T. City       296.9
19. Pyramid Control  225.7
20. Blackjack #2      303.1

* NEW - 1969 4th Aviation Battalion Yearbook donated by Ralph Stott *

 


Here is an excellent site for illustrations of Hueys in Viet Nam by Geoff Liebrandt
Check out the Battalion aircraft in draft


Check out who served in the division units.

A Company B Company
The Slicks (Blackjack, Renegade, Hustlers)

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The Guns, Scouts & VIP (Gambler & Lizard)


More Battalion Photos


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