Helicopter AH-1G 67-15605


Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 67-15605
The Army purchased this helicopter 0568
Total flight hours at this point: 00000214
Date: 12/19/1968
Incident number: 68121999.KIA
Unit: 361 AWC
This was a Combat Loss caused by being shot down by Ground Fire with the mission function of Armed Helicopter (having primary weapon subsystems installed and utilized to provide direct fire support)
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at UNK feet and UNK knots.
Classified
Helicopter took 2 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Engine Compartment causing Fragmentation Damage.
Systems damaged were: ENGINE, FLT CONTROLS, PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 KIA, 01 INJ . .
Search and rescue operations were Not Required
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Burned
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. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, LNOF, 80394, CRAFX, CASRP (Operations Report. Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory and Helicopter was not recovered

Crew Members:
AC RENNER PAUL D JR RES
AC CW2 IDE BEN HERVEY KIA


War Story:
Kent Harper from 170 AHC picked up Ide and Renner in his slick and flew them to Dak To. Ide was dead when picked up. from 1997 VHPA reunion.

This record was last updated on 04/15/2004


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