Helicopter CH-46D 154018


Information on U.S. Marine Corps helicopter CH-46D tail number 154018
Date: 07/27/1969
Incident number: 69072727.KIA
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Rescue and Recovery mission for Medical Evacuation
While in PickUp Zone this helicopter was on Take-Off at 0350 feet and 050 knots.
South Vietnam
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.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 10 DOI . .
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: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, NSC, CH46, JSIDR (Naval Safety Center. Operations Report. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P 1LT ARMENIO ROBERT WILLIAM KIA
CP 1LT SANDERS DAUNT BRUNELL KIA
MD HM1 HACKWORTH CHARLES LEHMAN KIA
CE CPL MCDANIEL JOHN THOMAS KIA
G CPL HARRIS JOHN HENRY JR KIA

Passengers and/or other participants:
LCP GRAMLICK MICHAEL F, MC, G, KIA
GSG GIBEL RAYMOND, MC, G, KIA
LCP BARICKMAN LEON ROSS, MC, PX, KIA
PFC SCHARF RONALD JAMES, MC, PX, KIA
PFC DU CHARM PAUL MEDORE, MC, PX, KIA


War Story:
 L Co, 3/5 Marines member Cpl Ralph D. Storm's body was being evacuated on this helicopter. He received a Silver Star for action that cause his death earlier.

This record was last updated on 01/09/2006


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