Helicopter OH-6A 67-16185

Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 67-16185
The Army purchased this helicopter 0768
Total flight hours at this point: 00000028
Date: 09/26/1968
Incident number: 68092613.KIA
Unit: B/123 AVN 23 INF
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was an Unknown mission
Unknown this helicopter was Unknown at UNK feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: BT194189 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 49PBT194189)
Count of hits was not possible because the helicopter burned or exploded.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = YES . .
The helicopter made a Forced Landing. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Destroyed by enemy forces
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, LNOF, 80387, CRAFX (Operations Report. Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Crash Facts Message. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:

War Story:
This LOH was shot down north of LZ Young while operating with D 1/52 Infantry. SP4 Brown was hit by an AK-47 round near his anus. The round then exited and ricocheted off his chest protector and reentered causing more severe wounds. He died a month later in Japan. Dennis Chapin helped pull him out of the helicopter. This engagement was with an unknown size enemy force. Seventy six NVA were killed and 13 individual weapons and one crew served weapon was captured. Others from the Aero Scout unit were killed and wounded in this operation. Robert Bressler and Art Reese were wounded in this action.

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