Helicopter AH-1G 67-15559

Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 67-15559
The Army purchased this helicopter 0468
Total flight hours at this point: 00000486
Date: 03/27/1969
Incident number: 69032717.KIA
Unit: C/3/17 CAV
This was a Combat Loss caused by being shot down by Ground Fire with the mission function of Armed Visual Reconnaissance
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While On Target this helicopter was Attacking at UNK feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XT236788 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 48PXT236788)
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 02 DOI . .
Search and rescue operations were Not Required
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
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, 90162, CASRP, CRAFX (Operations Report. Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory and Helicopter was recovered

Crew Members:

War Story:
I recovered their bodies and delivered them to 45th Surg at Tay Ninh West. Trust me, they both died on 27 March. Sam was a good friend, but I didn't know Jerry as he was a new guy. I have the tail number at home that I came up with along with the grid coordinates. I took the coordinates off the gold book loss information and they correspond to my recollections of where they went down. Yes, it is highly possible that we might have had a "loaner" aircraft at the time or a recent transfer that was still showing up as belonging to another unit. From: Glen Senkowski, "Apache 35" "Apache 22", A 1/9 Cav - Feb 69 - Sep 70

This record was last updated on 01/16/2006

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