Information on U.S. Marine Corps helicopter UH-34D tail number 144654
Date: 03/26/1968 MIA-POW file reference number: 1103
Incident number: 68032666.KIA
UTM grid coordinates: AU930130
Casualties = 5 KIA . .
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. Also: 1103, KIAMAIN ()
Summary: Crashed 3 miles from Da Nang during a medevac mission in bad weather.
Loss to Inventory
CE CPL GREEN LARRY EDWARD BNR
P LTC ALLGOOD FRANKIE EUGENE BNR
G LCP KERR ERNEST CLANEY JR BNR
Passengers and/or other participants:
CPL MOWREY GLENN WILLIAM, MC, PX, BNR
LCP EVANCHO RICHARD, MC, PX, BNR
Personnel In Incident: Frankie Eugene Allgood; Glenn W. Mowrey; Larry E. Green; Richard Evancho; Ernest C. Kerr
SYNOPSIS: Frankie Allgood was aboard a medevac helicopter which was attempting to cross a stretch of the South China Sea during adverse weather conditions. The helicopter crashed into the sea about three miles from its destination, Da Nang,South Vietnam.
The pilot and co-pilot were rescued. Crew members Kerr and Green were not rescued, nor were the other occupants of the helicopter, including the badly wounded Frankie Allgood. Allgood had taken shrapnel in the temple and was being taken to Da Nang for treatment. All were presumed drowned.
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