Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 64-14188
Incident number: 0D876ACD Accident case number: 0D876 Total Loss Accident
Unit: HHC 145 CAB
Number killed in accident = 7 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 3
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory
P LTC HONOUR CHARLES M JR KIA
P CPT SMITH ALBERT MERRIMAN KIA
CE SP4 ARTMAN GARY RAY KIA
G SP4 LANTZ CHRISTOPHER JOSEPH KIA
Passengers and/or other participants:
2LT DRAZBA CAROL ANN ELIZABET, AR, NO, KIA
CPT STASKO THOMAS WILLIAM, AR, NO, KIA
2LT JONES ELIZABETH ANN, AR, NO, KIA
Passengers Lt. Carol A. E. Drazba and Lt. Elizabeth A. Jones were the first military women killed in the Vietnam War. They were assigned to the 51st Field Hospital in Saigon. They died along with the third passenger CPT Thomas W. Stasko, from HHC 145 CAB when their helicopter had a wire strike over a river.
This record was last updated on 09/20/1998
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