Helicopter CH-53A 153284


Information on U.S. Marine Corps helicopter CH-53A tail number 153284
Date: 07/28/1968
Incident number: 68072863.KIA
Unit: HMH-463
South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 0 . .
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: Sid Nanson, DOD, WALL, USMC Hist Cntr Cas File ()
Summary: During a combat resupply mission, aircraft was observed to be on fire in flight, crashed and burned.
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC MAJ DRYDEN RALPH MARION JR KIA
P 1LT ZUEHLSDORF JOHN WILLIAM KIA
CE CPL MARCEAUX ERASTE JOHN KIA
G CPL GORDON GARY GENE KIA
G CPL CLARK WILLIAM STEPHEN KIA


War Story:
NON-HOSTILE 28 July 1968. 3 miles northwest of Danang, Quang Nam, RVN. CH-53 aircraft was observed to burn while in flight during a supply mission. The aircraft crashed into a rice paddy and was consumed by fire. The exact cause is unknown. All five crew members were killed in crash.

This record was last updated on 11/06/2013


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