Helicopter UH-1C 66-00550


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00550
The Army purchased this helicopter 0866
Total flight hours at this point: 00000733
Date: 06/21/1967
Incident number: 67062121.KIA
Unit: C/1/9 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Close Air Support
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0030 feet and 065 knots.
South Vietnam
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)
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 04 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 Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, LNOF, 72947, HDSV, CASRP, STMNT, FM232, KIADB (Operations Report. Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P 1LT CAMPBELL THOMAS EDWARDS KIA
AC WO1 BOYD GERALD DAVID KIA
G SSG SESSOMS HOWARD ARNOLD KIA
CE SP4 CRANE DEAN DENNIS KIA


War Story:
This incident is mentioned in John Hazelwood's chapter in Matt Brennan's book "Headhunters" (p. 168, paperback version). The crew burned in the crash. Were recovered the next day in Hazelwood's bird. I have confirmation by Paul Hart who was there as well. Have not yet located the CO yet. I cannot confirm the tailnumber. Walker Jones, May 2000

This record was last updated on 06/01/2000


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