Category: M113 APC

“SSG Willy Reichelt gives the word to move to crew members of…

“SSG Willy Reichelt gives the word to move to crew members of his M113 APC after picking up the ARVN troops who will accompany them. 1970.” [Official US Army photo. ID SC655904]

“SOUTH VIETNAM. Near Quang Tri, on the DMZ border. Patrol…

“SOUTH VIETNAM. Near Quang Tri, on the DMZ border. Patrol along the 17th parallel.” Photographed by Bruno Barbey, 1971.

This M113 APC has the name “One Chance Fancy” written on the turret shield. Unit unknown.

bmashina:Armored personnel carrier company in the 2nd battalion…

bmashina:

Armored personnel carrier company in the 2nd battalion of the 22nd infantry regiment, which was part of the 4th infantry division of the American army, sunken when crossing the river in one of the operations in Vietnam.

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M113 APC of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, circa 1968-1969.

M113 APC of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, circa 1968-1969.

From the source: SSG Harry F. Mitchell (Austin, TX) , a platoon…

From the source:

SSG Harry F. Mitchell (Austin, TX) , a platoon sergeant with “C” Troop, 1st Squad, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (ACR), returns fire with a 50 caliber machine gun mounted on a M113 Armored Personnel Carrier. The 11th ACR was conducting a search and destroy mission in the “Iron Triangle” as a part of Operation “Junction City”. The Iron Triangle was also known as War Zone” D “and is approximately 20 miles northwest of Saigon, Republic of Vietnam.

US Army M113 Armored Personnel Carrier with mine clearing roller…

US Army M113 Armored Personnel Carrier with mine clearing roller attachment, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, circa 1968.

historicalfirearms: M2 & Owen Gun In Action: How Trooper…

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M2 & Owen Gun In Action: How Trooper John Carter won the Distinguished Conduct Medal

The evening of the 18th August 1966, saw Trooper (temporary corporal) John Carter or the Royal Australian Armoured Corps win the Distinguished Conduct Medal for bravery. Trooper Carter’s M113A1 Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) was part of a Troop moving forward with reinforcements to assist a company of the 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment which was heavily engaged with a large force of North Vietnamese troops. 

As the APCs advanced they came under fire from an enemy 57mm recoilless rifle and intense small arms fire. A 57mm recoilless rifle round just missed Carter’s APC. The citation for Trooper Carter’s medal describes his actions: 

Carter returned the fire using his .50 calibre machine gun [mounted on the roof of the M113A1 APC]. The gun jammed. He then grasped the driver’s Owen Machine Carbine and without hesitation leapt on to the top of his vehicle and returned fire killing the 57 millimetre recoilless rifle team a fraction after another 57 millimetre recoilless rifle round had been fired. This round exploded and dazed the crew and passengers. Corporal Carter still undeterred continued to fire killing five other enemy. 

By his actions Corporal Carter also drew additional fire on to himself enabling the other vehicles of the troop to advance. Through the action which was fought at very close range Corporal Carter showed outstanding courage, initiative and determination. His actions were an inspiration to all his comrades and contributed greatly to the success of the assault by the relief force, the heavy casualties inflicted on the enemy and immediately afterwards, the relief of D Company 6 Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment.

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The London Gazette (Supplement), 28 July 1967, No. 44376, p.8433, (source)


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From the source:Photo 1: HQ 1ATF (Forward) on Courtenay Hill…

From the source:

Photo 1:

HQ 1ATF (Forward) on Courtenay Hill during Op Overlord.  RAAF targeting themself?  Photo supplied by Pete Bird [June 1971]

Photo 2:

Photo showing mainly 104 Sig Sqn with it’s ACV Comcen Callsign 85C and the Radio Shelter in Communication Control (Commcon) tent.  Also 110 Sig Sqn Radio Terminal Set AN/MRC-69 Antenna in the photo centre.  Other HQ ACVs to the photo right.   Photo supplied by Pete Bird [June 1971]

Note:  Antenna is from the Radio Set AN/TRC-24 which was part of the Radio Terminal Set AN/MRC-69 which was a radio relay mulichannel radio telephone system.  Equipment was housed in a large shelter behind ACV 85C.

Photo 3 & 4:

First photo showing the HQ and the their ACV’s (Callsigns 85, 85A, 85B and 85D).  Signals communications to the left.  Second photo joins both 101-7 and 101-8 to show the complete HQ 1 ATF (Forward).   Photo supplied by Pete Bird [June 1971]

Note:  All the VHF Antenna’s mainly RC-292’s and the two AB-577 masts.

Vehicles of 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1969.

Vehicles of 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1969.

Operation Rolling StoneDates: 7 Feb 1966 – 2 Mar 1966Area of…


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Operation Rolling Stone

Dates: 7 Feb 1966 – 2 Mar 1966

Area of Operation: Binh Duong Province, III Corps

Allied Units: USA 1st Brigade & 1st Engineer Battalion 1st Infantry Division; 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR)

Allied Casualties: US 11 KIA, 72 WIA; Australia 2 WIA

Enemy Units: VC J10 Battalion 761st Regiment, 707 Battalion 763rd Regiment, D800 Battalion

Enemy Casualties: 149-173 KIA, 200 WIA, 15 POW

Objective: To provide security for the 1st Engineer Battalion as it worked on highways within the province; search and destroy.

Significance/Notes: Major engagement of the operation was the Battle of Suoi Bong Trang.

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