Helicopter UH-34D 145804


Information on U.S. Marine Corps helicopter UH-34D tail number 145804
Date: 04/11/1968
Incident number: 68041111.KIA
Unit: HMM-163
South Vietnam
Casualties = 08 KIA . .
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA, KIAMAIN, USMC History Center Casualty Files (Operations Report. )
Summary: Mid-air with VMO-6 UH-1E, 154968, east of Camp Carol returning to Dong Ha on a medevac mission letting down through overcast.
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC CPT GANNON EUGENE RICHARD KIA
P 2LT HOLDEN JOHN PARKER II KIA
CE CPL GRATEN FREDERICK DUNHAM KIA
G CPL NIXON JOHN ARLEIGH KIA

Passengers and/or other participants:
CPL BELCHER ROBERT WINSLOW, MC, PX, KIA
PFC DAVIDSON DENNIS ROBERT, MC, PX, KIA
PFC ERWIN RICHARD EUGENE, MC, PX, KIA
PFC FINLEY CHARLES RICHARD, MC, PX, KIA


War Story:
PFC DAVIDSON was killed at 0115 on 11 April from an accidental gun shot wound. Death was reported to 3rd MarDiv and logged at 0224 on 11 Apr. Report is explicit with respect to the intent that his body would be evacuated on the morning medevac helicopter. 3rd Tank Bn S1 log separately agrees death at 0115 on 11 Apr. The mid-air was at 0800 on 11 Apr so Davidson was already was a ground casuality not an air casualty.

This record was last updated on 02/16/2020


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