Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 65-09561
The Army purchased this helicopter 0566
Total flight hours at this point: 00000849
Date: 02/04/1968 MIA-POW file reference number: 1033
Incident number: 68020444.TXT
Unit: C/2/20 ARA 1 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Close Air Support
Unknown this helicopter was Attacking at UNK feet and UNK knots.
UTM grid coordinates: YD691248 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 48QYD691248)
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
causing a Fire.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 03 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 Reference Notes. Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: 1033, UH1P3, 03503 ()
Loss to Inventory
AC WO1 FIELDS RONALD CLARK KIA
P OCONNOR MICHAEL FRANCIS
CE SGT REEVES HAROLD RAY KIA
G SFC ADLER HENRY KIA
Sources indicate to the VHPA that this was the aircraft and event in which three crew members from C/2/20 ARA were killed and Mike O'Connor was injured and later captured.
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998
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