Helicopter UH-34D 145747


Information on U.S. Marine Corps helicopter UH-34D tail number 145747
Date: 03/10/1963
Incident number: 63031010.KIA
Unit: HMM-162
South Vietnam
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC MAJ WEBSTER DAVID KIA
CP MAJ DEMKO LEONARD RICHARD RES

Passengers and/or other participants:
CW3 ISHIHARA JAMES HIROSHI, AR, PAX, KIA


War Story:
CW3 Ishihara, James Hiroshi was a passenger on USMC H-34 145747 or 145085 during a rescue attempt of downed Army aviators, in the mountains west of Da Nang a HMM-162 aircraft exceeded their power capabilities, lost lift, crashed and burned. CW3 Ishihara was already on the aircraft. He died in the aircraft. Major David Webster a pilot aboard the MC aircraft died of burns before being rescued. The other pilot Major Demko and the crew chief suffered burns but were rescued. Demko later died on Feb 5, 1968 on his second tour with HMM-364.

This record was last updated on 11/22/2003


Additional information is available on CD-ROM.

Please send additions or corrections to: The VHPA Webmaster Gary Roush.

KIA statistics

Return to the KIA name list

Return to the KIA panel date index

Date posted on this site: 09/23/2017


Copyright © 1998 - 2017 Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association