Helicopter CH-46A 152566

Information on U.S. Marine Corps helicopter CH-46A tail number 152566
Date: 01/28/1967
Incident number: 67012828.KIA
Unit: HMM-262
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Rescue and Recovery mission for Medical Evacuation
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was on the Ground at 0000 feet and 000 knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: BS816394 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 49PBS816394)
Helicopter took 6 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM, 12.7MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Aft area
Casualties = 01 KIA . .
The helicopter made a Forced Landing. Aircraft was capable of one time flight.
The aircraft was diverted or delayed after completing some mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 70060, CH46, TWIX, NSC, HMM-262 website (Naval Safety Center. Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. )
Summary: Received multiple small arms hits and was forced to land. CE died of wounds.

Crew Members:

War Story:
The HMM-262 unit history states that while flying a mission in support of Operation DeSoto at target area BS816394, one of our aircraft received multiple small arms hits and was forced to land. The wingman landed and picked up the crew chief, SSGT. Henry Clarence Ivory 1636776/6422 USMC was from Franklin, LA. "C. I." suffered a serious head wound, and died en route to the aid station. Henry was well liked and had extended his enlistment to go to Vietnam with the squadron. Everyone had known that something like this was inevitable, but the reality of it cast a pall on the squadron for a while.

This record was last updated on 09/23/1999

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