Helicopter UH-1D 63-08811


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 63-08811
Date: 06/24/1966
Incident number: 66062410.KIA
Unit: C/229 AVN 1 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Air/land Assault , Hot Area.
While in Operations Area this helicopter was in Descent at 0050 feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
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.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 04 DOI . .
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Burned
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, 01255, FM48, CRAFX, CASRP (Operations Report. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P CW2 ESTES DONALD CARTHEL KIA
P WO1 TOWNSEND DELMAS SHERWOOD KIA
G PFC LEBRUN LAWRENCE P KIA
CE PFC STEIER WILLIAM EDWARD KIA

Passengers and/or other participants:
SP4 ALSTON ADELL ARIE, AR, PX, KIA
SP4 HICKEY JOHNNY, AR, PX, KIA
SSG JAMES BOBBY JOE, AR, PX, KIA


War Story:
Crash occurred at LZ Apple to the Northwest of Tuy Hoa. Whatever Province Tuy Hoa is in is where it was. Small Arms fire. Just before sunset. Not sure but I think the grunts were from the 8th Cav. From: Wayne Nutsch

Location BQ959666, 6 kilometers southeast of Dong Tre airfield.

This record was last updated on 12/08/2007


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