Helicopter OH-6A 66-07861


Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 66-07861
Date: 02/19/1968
Incident number: 68021979.KIA
Unit: B/7/17 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Recon mission for Unarmed Recon
While Enroute this helicopter was Unknown at 0050 feet and 035 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 Tail Section
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 03 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, 80168, CASRP, CRAFX, FM232 (Operations Report. Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P WO1 COHAN STEPHEN KIA
P WO1 MOORE THOMAS JON KIA
OB SSG LEWIS DAVID HARRY KIA


War Story:
Sources indicate that this was the B/7/17th Cav LOH involved in the death of the three soldiers listing. Additional information about this incident is requested.

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998


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