Helicopter UH-1B 63-08597

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08597
The Army purchased this helicopter 0464
Total flight hours at this point: 00002321
Date: 11/28/1967
Incident number: 67112818.KIA
Unit: B/2/20 ARA 1 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 0300 feet and 060 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)
The helicopter was hit in the Fuselage
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 02 INJ, 01 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, 74169, CASRP, STMNT, FM232 (Operations Report. Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:

War Story:
Sam Tenorio was a RTO for B Battery operations. He had taken the placer of the Crew Chief so that the crew chief could have a birthday cake at the battery area. The aircraft was shot down and after it hit it exploded into flames. One of the pilots was Steve R. Bauman (who I think is listed in the new VHPA as being in TX as an air line pilot) Not sure who the other pilot was. One pilot had wet gloves one and his hands were not burned but the other pilot as I understand it had burned hands. Also the back of both pilots necks got burned as they were taking the helmits off as it exploded into flames. Sgt Sam Tenorio was burned bad and did not survive. Date of his casualty was 11/28/67. This was a B or C Model huey. Russ Warriner Blue Max Association P.O. Box 576 North Berwick, Me. 03906-0576 Web page http://www.gwi.net/~bluemax/ e-mail: bluemax@gwi.net 11 November 1998.

This record was last updated on 11/11/1998

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