Air Support

Bombs Away on Arizona Territory


Air support came from many forms of aircraft to conduct offensive and defensive tactical air operations including close air support, interdiction, reconnaissance, maintenance of air superiority, air transport, search and rescue, and other supplemental air support as required.

We combat Marines were most appreciative of all the air support we received when we were on the ground facing and fighting the enemy.  Air support came from a lot of different sources.  Only some of them have been identified and placed here.

Spooky – Douglas AC-47 AKA “Puff the Magic Dragon”

OV-10 Bronco

US Marine 25th Air Corps

CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters

CH-53A Sea Stallion

CH-53D Sea Stallion

1st Marine Aircraft Wing

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