Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 64-14172
The Army purchased this helicopter 1165
Total flight hours at this point: 00001284
Date: 05/08/1968 MIA-POW file reference number: 1164
Incident number: 68050810.KIA
Unit: 281 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Close Air Support
this helicopter was Attacking at 0500 feet and UHK knots.
UTM grid coordinates: YC836619
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges.
causing a Fire.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 04 DOI . .
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
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. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: 1164, UH1P3, 12904, Dan Wall ()
Loss to Inventory
CE SP4 JURECKO DANIEL EDWARD BNR
G SP4 JENNE ROBERT EARL BNR
P WO1 DAYTON JAMES LESLIE BNR
P WO1 CONDREY GEORGE THOMAS III BNR
SYNOPSIS: George Condrey, pilot, James Dayton, aircraft commander, Daniel Jurecko, crewchief, and Robert Jenne, crewman were on a combat support mission 35 nautical miles southwest of Da Nang on May 8, 1968. During the mission, the helicopter was completing a turn from the east to the west when it exploded in midair and plunged into the Buong River bank. The violent midair explosion of the aircraft indicated that it had been hit by an explosive projectile. Shortly after the incident, recovery personnel landed in the vicinity of the crash, but were unable to find any signs of life. On 12 May, a ground patrol located the remains of four bodies. Two bodies were found in the wreckage, one along side, and one was two meters forward of the aircraft. All bodies were burned beyond recognition. Due to enemy activity and the badly deteriorated state of the remains, the remains were not recovered.
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