Helicopter UH-34D 148776


Information on U.S. Marine Corps helicopter UH-34D tail number 148776
Date: 09/25/1966 MIA-POW file reference number: 0472
Incident number: 66092510.TXT
Unit: HMM-161
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Rescue and Recovery mission for Medical Evacuation
Unknown this helicopter was Unknown at 4000 feet and UNK knots.
The station for this helicopter was Quang Tri in South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YD031563
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Anti-Aircraft Artillery; Gun launched explosive ballistic projectiles equal to or greater than 20 mm in size.
causing a Fire.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 05 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 Reference Notes. Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: 0472, MISC (Miscellaneous. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P CPT DUCAT PHILLIP ALLEN BNR
AC 1LT REITER DEAN WESLEY BNR
MD HM3 BOSSMAN PETER ROBERT BNR
C LCP GREEN ARTHUR WILLIAM KIA
C CPL PARKER VERNON HOWARD JR KIA


REFNO Synopsis:
Capt. Phillip A. Ducat was a helicopter pilot assigned to HHM 161, Marine Air Group 16. On Sepember 26, 1966, Ducat was assigned a medical evacuation mission in Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam. His co-pilot was 1Lt. Dean W. Reiter of the same Marine helicopter company and Hospital Corpsman Third Class Peter Robert Bossman, a U.S. Navy Corpsman. (NOTE: According to Navy records, Bossman was assigned to HHM 161, MAG 16.) When the helicopter was approximately 22 miles west of Dong Ha, Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam, the aircraft was hit by enemy ground fire, burst into flames and exploded prior to impact with the ground. The crew aboard was killed, and the intense fire of the crash consumed all remains. Source: Compiled by Homecoming II Project 01 April 1990 from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews.

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