iran Operation Eagles Claw

Iran


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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Units

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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    


Ships

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ClassesShips
Aircraft Carrier (Nuclear Powered)  Nimitz class   United States Naval Aviation CVN-68 USS Nimitz,
Assault Carrier  Iwo Jima class   United States Naval Aviation LPH-11 USS New Orleans,






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