Helicopter UH-34D 148759


Information on U.S. Marine Corps helicopter UH-34D tail number 148759
Date: 10/08/1963
Incident number: 63100810.KIA
Unit: HMM-361
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YC839399 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 48PYC839399)
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: 0019 ()
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC WO1 WHITEHEAD CHARLES F JR KIA
CP 1LT RICHARDSON ARTHUR GENE KIA
CE CPL SKOVIAK RONALD FRANK KIA
RS LCP DAVIDSON DONALD FREDERICK KIA
MD HN RICE CLAUDE KIA

Passengers and/or other participants:
CPL TUTHILL CHARLES PRESTON, MC, PAX, KIA


War Story:
Two UH-34Ds were searching for a downed Vietnamese Air Force T-28 aircraft piloted by a U.S. Air Force Captain with a Vietnamese observer. Editor's note: Although the reports do not state this, it appears that they may have had a mid-air. One pilot had a fragment wound causing the official report to state they were both probably shot down, but this could not be determined for sure.

This record was last updated on 08/05/2008


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