Helicopter UH-1D 66-16062


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16062
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00000649
Date: 09/27/1968
Incident number: 68092707.KIA
Unit: 498 MED
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: BR806670 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 49PBR806670)
Casualties = 01 KIA . .
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Summary: Medivac shot down with one KIA. The other crew members E & E and were picked up the next day.
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
CE SP4 GRANVILLE RONALD LESTER KIA


War Story:
David Hunter Pittard, Major USAF flying a HH-43E was killed by heavy ground fire trying to pick up the five crew members of this down helicopter.

This record was last updated on 06/11/2009


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