Helicopter UH-1E 152429


Information on U.S. Marine Corps helicopter UH-1E tail number 152429
Date: 03/21/1968
Incident number: 68032102.KIA
Unit: VMO-2
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Logistics Support mission for Troop Lift , to Forward Area.
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was on Take-Off at UNK feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges. (RPG)
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 02 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, NSC, USMC History Center Casualty Files (Naval Safety Center. Operations Report. )
Summary: Shot down, crashed and burned while on a C&C mission.
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P CPT LAKEY GEORGE LEO KIA
CE CPL ROMERO RONALD JAMES KIA


War Story:
George Lakey was killed on a VIP mission, single piloted, single crewed Completing the mission and ready to return to base, he was asked by a Col. and SGM to return them to the field, they directed him into the wrong position. RPG up the tailpipe, only a white spot on the hillside. From: Dan Koch

This record was last updated on 07/10/2010


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