Helicopter UH-1D 63-08844


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 63-08844
The Army purchased this helicopter 0964
Total flight hours at this point: 00001571
Date: 07/11/1967
Incident number: 67071111.KIA
Unit: B/227 AVN
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Command and Control
While Enroute this helicopter was Unknown at 0900 feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
The helicopter was hit in the Equipment Section
Systems damaged were: ENGINE, PERSONNEL
Casualties = YES . .
The helicopter made a Forced Landing. 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, UH1P2, 73222 (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC 1LT DWYER ROBERT KEEFE KIA
P WO1 CORONIS MARTIN JAMES KIA

Passengers and/or other participants:
MAJ KINGSBURY DAVE ROYCE, AR, PX, KIA


War Story:
I was a roommate with Marty Coronis in 66-21. After a short medical grounding, I finished with George Marcottes in 67-5. I was assigned to Co. B 227th. in Vietnam. On one of my first missions, it might have been with Lt. Connie Stybel or Paul Vernon, we heard a may-day call. Answering to this call, we hovered into the side of a mountain and picked up the downed crew to include Marty. The next day I had the honor to present his helmet on an altar at a ceremony in his tent. I will never forget Marty having started flight school with him and then ending it that way. His memory will be with me forever. from Tony Kernagis hayyou@aol.com 11 November 2003.

This record was last updated on 11/12/2003


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