Helicopter UH-1E 151291


Information on U.S. Marine Corps helicopter UH-1E tail number 151291
Date: 02/16/1968
Incident number: 68021666.KIA
Unit: VMO-6
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Troop Extraction , Recon Area.
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was on Take-Off at UNK feet and UNK 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.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 05 DOI, 02 INJ . .
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Destroyed by friendly forces
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, NSC, USMC History Center Casualty Files (Naval Safety Center. Operations Report. )
Summary: Shot down by AW fire while on an emergency extraction of a recon team.
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P CPT GALBREATH BOBBY FRANK KIA
AC 1LT JENSEN PAUL ANDREW KIA
CE CPL SCHNEIDER HARRY WARREN KIA
G SSG TOLLIVER JIMMY ELLISON KIA

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998


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