Helicopter UH-1H 66-16319


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16319
Date: 02/06/1969
Incident number: 69020666.KIA
Unit: 134 AHC
Casualties = 01 KIA . .
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: War Story as related by a witness. Also: 134 AHC web site ()
Summary: Hit by small arms fire hovering around downed Huey in a hot LZ while supporting the ROK.

Crew Members:
G SP4 OGDEN WILLIAM STEPHEN KIA


War Story:
the 134th AHC history at http://webdev.loyola.edu/hunder/History.htm has the following: "On 6 February 1969, the 134th conducted a Combat Assault with ROK units near Phan Rang. At the landing zone, the VC were waiting in spider holes for the incoming aircraft. The lead ship was hit by ground fire and crashed in the LZ while another (66-16326) was destroyed by a B-40 rocket as it landed. CW2 William M. Harrison, the AC with 24 days left in country, was killed by shrapnel from the B-40. The crewchief, SP4 John Baxter, was hit numerous pieces of shrapnel and also took a hit in a leg that had to later be amputated. "The last ship (66-16319) in the 3 ship formation went around the crashed lead ship. As it did, it was hit by a hail of fire and a round hit the gunner, PFC William Ogden, in the neck killing him instantly. The rest of the crew somehow escaped serious jury and managed to get the badly damaged ship back to Phan Rang Air Base."

This record was last updated on 11/03/2004


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