Helicopter UH-1D 66-16303


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16303
The Army purchased this helicopter 0467
Total flight hours at this point: 00001564
Date: 08/19/1969
Incident number: 69081999.KIA
Unit: 71 AHC
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: AT997228
Casualties = 08 DOI . .
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA, Goldfile, KIA, Rise & Fall p:290 (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC WO1 SILVERSTEIN GERALD LEON KIA
P WO1 PLUMMER JOHN DAVID KIA
CE PFC LAVIGNE STEWART JAMES KIA
G PFC MARTINO STEPHEN LEE KIA

Passengers and/or other participants:
LTC HOWARD ELI PAGE JR, AR, PX, KIA
SP4 DORIA RICHARD ALBERT, AR, PX, KIA
CSM ROWELL FRANKLIN DELANO, AR, PX, KIA
CIV NOONAN, OLIVER, Associated Press, NOT, KIA


War Story:
Sources indicate to the VHPA that this was the C&C helicopter from the 71st AHC that was carrying LTC Howard, the CO of 4th Battalion, 31st Inf, 196th Inf Bde, with two other soldiers and an Associated Press correspondent, Oliver Noonan. The histories report that the helicopter was hit by heavy machine-gun fire, exploded in midair, and crashed.

This record was last updated on 12/08/2007


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