Helicopter UH-1B 62-12548


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 62-12548
Date: 08/15/1966
Incident number: 66081510.KIA
Unit: 2/20 ARA
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Close Air Support
Unknown this helicopter was in Orbit at 0500 feet and UNK knots.
Cambodia
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 = 03 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, 01257, STMNT, BRL-5, FM48, CRAFX, CASR (Operations Report. Crash Facts Message. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P 1LT BOYCE JOHN FRANKLIN KIA
P WO1 DUNDAS MICHAEL C KIA
CE PFC LUDWIG BYRON NELSON KIA


War Story:
Sources indicate to the VHPA that this was the UH-1B and events in which these three men died while serving with a unit of the 2/20th ARA. The VHPA is very interested in knowing more details about this event.

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998


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