Helicopter CH-46A 152514

Information on U.S. Marine Corps helicopter CH-46A tail number 152514
Date: 01/26/1967
Incident number: 67012727.KIA
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was an Unknown mission
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was Landing at 0010 feet and 000 knots.
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. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Fuselage
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 WIA . .
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
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, LNOF, 70055, TWIX, NSC, MISC (Naval Safety Center. Operations Report. Miscellaneous. Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:

War Story:
I was the Sparrow Hawk Commander on the second chopper that went down..... We had one(1) KIA. His name was PFC SRSEN, Steven A., 2196925. He is listed in B. G. BURKETT's book "Stolen Valor" in Appendix III as receiving a posthumous Navy Cross. His date of death is listed on a computer printout from the Moving Wall as 27Jan67. This was the morning after the helicopters went down. I also have a carbon copy of the list of personal effects dated 27Jan67 showing his death as the same date. Approximately 0330 on 27Jan67 a CH-34 came in for a MEDEVAC and took out two(2) recon people. If you need the names of the two(2) pilots on the mountain I do believe I remember their last names. John Hanson, August 2000

This record was last updated on 08/14/2000

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