Helicopter UH-1E 152424


Information on U.S. Marine Corps helicopter UH-1E tail number 152424
Date: 02/28/1969
Incident number: 69022828.KIA
Unit: VMO-6
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was in Orbit at 1500 feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YD133025
Count of hits was not possible because the helicopter burned or exploded.
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (12.7MM)
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 04 DOI . . Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
The helicopter made an Emergency Landing. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Burned
costing 0
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, NSC, JSIDR (Naval Safety Center. Operations Report. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )
Loss to Inventory and Helicopter was not recovered

Crew Members:
AC CPT JACOBSGAARD DAVID KEITH KIA
P 1LT KEEBLE EDWIN AUGUSTUS JR KIA
C LCP SANCHEZ EDWARD CHARLES KIA
C LCP BRENCICH WILLIAM JOSEPH KIA


War Story:
This aircraft was an aircraft assigned to VMO-6. Jaacobsgaard and his crew ventured into Laos for unknown reasons. The aircraft was shot down and safely autorotated. The crew were either taken alive from the aircraft or were rendered unable to defend themselves as the result of enemy fire. Subsequently the entire crew were killed as the result of decapitation by enemy combatants. Sanchez learned he was a father one hour prior to his death.

From: Tom Constantine, VMO-6, PMAG- 39, 1st MAW, Quang Tri Combat Base, Republic of South Vietnam 1968-1969

This record was last updated on 10/30/2016


Additional information is available on CD-ROM.

Please send additions or corrections to: The VHPA Webmaster Gary Roush.

KIA statistics

Return to the KIA name list

Return to the KIA panel date index

Date posted on this site: 09/23/2017


Copyright © 1998 - 2017 Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association