Helicopter UH-1D 64-13587


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 64-13587
The Army purchased this helicopter 0365
Total flight hours at this point: 00001183
Date: 10/30/1966
Incident number: 66103055.KIA Accident case number: G968
Unit: 155 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Logistics Support mission for Resupply , to Forward Area.
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 1500 feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 10 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (14.5MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Engine Compartment causing a Fire.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 04 DOI . .
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Burned
costing 239921
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, UH1P1, 01149, CASRP, CRAFX, JSIDR, FM232, 155 History (Operations Report. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Summary: Shot down during resupply mission.
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P WO1 WILLINGHAM WILMER JAY KIA
AC WO1 CORYELL MICHAEL NOBLE KIA
G SP4 WOODS JOHN WILLIE JR KIA
CE PFC WALKER JAMES LLOYD KIA


Accident Summary:

Aircraft was seen shot down by enemy weapons while resupplying units.


War Story:
The 155 Avn unit history says they were shot down while on a resupply mission for an element of the 25th Inf near Plei Dyereng. Crashing to the ground in flames, there were no survivors. Camp Coryell, the home of the 155th, was named in honor of WO Coryell.

This record was last updated on 11/10/2000


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