Helicopter UH-1H 67-17746


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17746
The Army purchased this helicopter 0868
Total flight hours at this point: 00000133
Date: 12/04/1968
Incident number: 68120444.KIA
Unit: B/229 AVN
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XT635882
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P 1LT TORJERSON ALFRED RES
AC 1LT BABULJAK STEPHEN KIA
CE SP5 CLARK RES
G CPL JONES JAMES KIA

Passengers and/or other participants:
SGT THOMAS JOHN RAYMOND, AR, PX, KIA


War Story:
Doing an amo resupply for troops in contact. Took fire and crashed about 500 yards away and burned. Aircraft Commander, gunner and two 5/7 CAV kickout crew killed. Pilot and CE survived. They E&E for three days and walked out to another American unit. Came back and had a lot of beer and a big steak. from Clinton Williams, platton leader, July 1999.

This record was last updated on 02/12/2017


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