Helicopter AH-1G 67-15580

Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 67-15580
The Army purchased this helicopter 0468
Total flight hours at this point: 00000469
Date: 03/18/1969
Incident number: 69031818.KIA
Unit: B/3/17 CAV
This was an Operational Loss caused by an accident by Accident with the mission function of Armed Helicopter (having primary weapon subsystems installed and utilized to provide direct fire support)
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XS440867 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 48PXS440867)
Casualties = YES . .
Search and rescue operations were Not Required
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. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory and Helicopter was not recovered

Crew Members:

War Story:
We were hunting in the Plain of Reeds. On the Bo Bo Canal, we found 90 sampans. We got the gooks running and we piled on the infantry. We were relieved on station and "Stogie 44" was requested to dump another load of rockets. We refueled and rearmed at Tan An. He went back and I flew to Dong Tam. They were dead before I got to the revetments. from William "Bill" R. Smith, July 2000.

This record was last updated on 04/15/2004

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