Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08632
Incident number: 65041900.KIA
Unit: HHC 52 CAB
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Close Air Support
Unknown this helicopter was Unknown at 0200 feet and UNK knots.
Count of hits was not possible because the helicopter burned or exploded.
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 09 DOI . .
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 01031, CASRP, JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory
AC 1LT THORNE JOSEF LLOYD KIA
P WO1 BISHOP DANIEL EDWARD KIA
CE SP5 MILLAY CHARLES FRANCIS KIA
CE SP4 OLIVAR GILBERT KIA
19 April: Operation Quyet Thang 137 was conducted in support of the 22nd (ARVN) Div. The 119th Avn Co. joined other elements of the battalion in lifting 320 troops from Phu Cat to LZ Alpha (CR 099410) on the penisula north of Qui Nhon. An additional 100 troops were landed at LZ Bravo (CR 075495). Intense ground fire wa received from LZ Alpha, and two armed UH-1Bs were shot down and expoded on impact. All crew members were killed. Four other aircraft were also hit with one additional crewman being killed.
This record was last updated on 05/28/2007
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