Helicopter OH-23G 63-12874


Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-23G tail number 63-12874
The Army purchased this helicopter 0964
Total flight hours at this point: 00000572
Date: 03/06/1968
Incident number: 68030606.KIA
Unit: 198 BDE
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Recon mission for Unarmed Recon
Unknown this helicopter was Unknown at UNK feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: BS512890
Helicopter took 2 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges. (MINE)
causing Fragmentation Damage.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 DOI, 02 KIA . .
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, LNNF, CRAFX, CASRP (Operations Report. Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P WO1 KENTON DONALD E KIA
OB SP4 KOZACH JOHN ALBERT KIA
OB SP4 ENGEBRETSON GARY LYNN KIA


War Story:
From OMPF supplied by Steve Judycki, sajudycki@amherst.edu The first message ("Missing") stated, "6 MAR 68 AT 1900 HRS. INDIV LAST SEEN AS OBSERVER ON 0H6A ACFT ON VISUAL RECON VIC COORD: BS 508 889 QUANG NGAI (05) I CTZ RVN, WHEN ACFT CRASHED AND BURNED. UNK IF STATUS IS THE RESULT OF HOSTILE ACTION. SEARCH IN PROGRESS." The second message ("Casualty") stated, "10 MAR 68. INDIV OBSERVER ON OH6A ACFT ON VISUAL RECON MSN VIC COORD BS 508 889, QUANG NGAI, 05 I CTZ, RVN WHEN ACFT HIT BY HOSTILE SMALL ARMS AND AUTO WPNS FIRE. NO CRASH. NO BURN."

This record was last updated on 07/28/2002


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