Helicopter UH-1H 67-17415


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17415
Date: 07/21/1968
Incident number: 68072100.KIA
Unit: C/227 AVN
This was a Combat Loss caused by being shot down by Ground Fire with the mission function of Logistics Cargo
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YD366217
Casualties = YES . .
Search and rescue operations were Not Required
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center AVDAC database. Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Summary: Shot down supporting C/5/7 CAV on ridge line 20 KM southwest of Phong Dien.
Loss to Inventory and Helicopter was not recovered

Crew Members:
P WO1 CALLAHAN CHARLES L III KIA
AC WO1 WILLARD RALPH JOHN KIA
CE SSG STONE ROBERT DOUGLAS KIA
G SP5 PARENT ROBERT WARREN KIA


War Story:
The LZ location was YD375225. C Co 5/7 CAV member Bob Weiss confirms that the helicopter came to rest within 100 meters west of the LZ, making the crash site YD374225. Weiss and other unit members were first on the scene and removed the only survivor, the wounded door gunner. They fabricated a stretcher but unfortunately the door gunner died before he could be medevaced.

This record was last updated on 02/23/2016


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