help please




 
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August 7th, 2013  
tetra_bio
 
 

Topic: help please








any one know that place
Remote Base , Wadi Abu Shihat, Egypt
USAF was there at 1979
819th RED HORSE. Did 45 days around April of '84 to replace joint compound on the runway

any info???
August 7th, 2013  
MontyB
 
 
Not sure what info you are looking for on this one as the internet has a lot of information on them being there.


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Members of the original 819th RED HORSE Squadron pose next to the newly made horse statue in Egypt. The horse was created to promote morale throughout the squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Cortney Hansen).
August 8th, 2013  
tetra_bio
 
 
i didn't know that before
how could i get info about their tour in Egypt when they arrive ??
their base ; what was its purpose??
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August 8th, 2013  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tetra_bio
i didn't know that before
how could i get info about their tour in Egypt when they arrive ??
their base ; what was its purpose??
Umm well my guess is that in 1979 is was being prepared for its role as a staging base for Operation Eagle Claw.

My understanding is that the US referred to it as Wadi Kena not Wadi Abu Shihat.

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The EC-130s carried the remaining forces back to the intermediate airfield at Masirah Island, where two C-141 medical evacuation aircraft from the staging base at Wadi Abu Shihat, Egypt (referred to as Wadi Kena by the U.S. forces due to its location near Qena, 26.555058N 33.132877E), picked up the injured personnel, helicopter crews, Rangers and Delta Force members, and returned to Wadi Kena. The injured were then transported to Ramstein Air Base in Germany. The Tehran CIA team left Iran, unaware of their compromised presence.
August 8th, 2013  
tetra_bio
 
 
so the base was for support only ??
u mean Iran hostage crisis??
August 8th, 2013  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tetra_bio
so the base was for support only ??
u mean Iran hostage crisis??
It would seem so and yes the Iran hostage crisis.

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On 11 April 1980, President Carter authorized the rescue mission to be conducted thirteen days later, on the 24th. The mission called for a group of 130 Delta, Rangers, drivers, and translators to be inserted into the Iranian desert by a support force of fifty pilots and air crewmen. Six C-130 Hercules transports were to lift the men, their equipment, and helicopter aviation fuel from the Egyptian air base at Qena to the island airfield of Masirah off the coast of Oman for a refueling stop.


http://www.armyranger.com/index.php/...odern-era/iran
August 8th, 2013  
tetra_bio
 
 
i know about the mission but i didn't know that us had working base in Egypt
when was it built ??
and when did the Squadron leave it ??
what about the base does it still used by us ??
August 8th, 2013  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tetra_bio
i know about the mission but i didn't know that us had working base in Egypt
when was it built ??
and when did the Squadron leave it ??
what about the base does it still used by us ??
Beats me when it was built but apparently it was an old Russian air base.
August 8th, 2013  
tetra_bio
 
 
does it still used by us ?
August 8th, 2013  
MontyB
 
 
Not a clue sorry, I am not in the loop on US bases.