Helicopter UH-1B 63-08736


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08736
The Army purchased this helicopter 0964
Total flight hours at this point: 00001482
Date: 04/16/1967
Incident number: 67041616.KIA
Unit: B/1/9 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While Enroute this helicopter was Unknown at UNK feet and UNK knots.
The station for this helicopter was Quang Ngai in Not Reported
UTM grid coordinates: BS785495
Helicopter took 4 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM, MINE)
The helicopter was hit in the Engine Compartment
Systems damaged were: ENGINE, HYDRAULIC SYS, PERSONNEL
Casualties = 04 DOI . .
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, 72517, ARADM, CASRP, FM232, MPC (Operations Report. Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P CPT HILL WILLIAM RAY KIA
AC WO1 GODFREY JAMES WALTER KIA
CE SP4 SMITH JOHNNY WILLIAM KIA
OB CPT CHILDS VANDIVER L KIA

Passengers and/or other participants:
CPT SHENEP KARL EDMOND, AR, PX, KIA


War Story:
16 Apr 67: 1-9 Cav made contact vic 8048. 1A/2-35 committed with 1-9 Cav. Company C made combat assault north of contact point vic 785495 and pushed south trapping about 50 VC, They got 21 VC KIA, captured 11, and only had one friendly WIA. However, we did lose one gunship to ground fire, five dead. Two trapped in wreckage; bodies could not be removed until after wreckage was airlifted by Chinook back to LZ Montezuma. From: Dave Butters' Journal

This record was last updated on 10/02/2008


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