Helicopter UH-1B 64-13993


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 64-13993
Date: 06/17/1966
Incident number: 66061777.KIA
Unit: A/101 AVN
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0100 feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 2 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Cockpit
Systems damaged were: FLT CONTROLS, PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 WIA, 02 INJ, 01 K . .
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Exploded
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: OPERA, UH1P1, 00298, CRAFX, STMNT, CASRP, FM232 (Operations Report. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
CE PFC WARZECHA GERALD WALTER KIA


War Story:
Shot down by quad 50 machine guns on a night mission over Ca Mau Fire Base and burned. The crew chief was trapped under the transmission where he was burned to death. The pilots were thrown through the windshields and were found still in their seats. They survived but were injured. The gunner received a broken ankle, ribs, jaw and teeth. from Chuck Slezak who was crew chief on Thunderbird #1 that night. (July 1998)

This record was last updated on 07/25/1998


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