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  • iran Operation Eagles Claw


    24-apr-80    to    25-apr-80

    Aborted attempt to rescue US Embassy hostages from Tehran, which met with tragedy at Desert One, while forming up.

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    DatesRotary Wing Aircraft UnitModels
        24apr80 to 25apr80 US Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron SIXTEEN US Navy RH-53D

    Not all models shown may have taken part in the Operation

    Individual helicopters

    Model IDs
    Sikorsky RH-53D 158686     158693     158744     158750     158753     158758     158761    
    Boeing-Vertol CH-47C Chinook 68-15834    


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    Aircraft Carrier (Nuclear Powered)  Nimitz class   US Navy CVN-68 USS Nimitz,
    Assault Carrier  Iwo Jima class   US Navy LPH-11 USS New Orleans,

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