Helicopter CH-46D 153349


Information on U.S. Marine Corps helicopter CH-46D tail number 153349
Date: 10/05/1969
Incident number: 69100505.KIA
Unit: HMM-364
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Rescue and Recovery mission for Medical Evacuation
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was Landing at 0500 feet and 050 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 8 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Forward area
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL, STRUCTURE
Casualties = 01 KIA . .
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: NSC, JSIDR (Naval Safety Center. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )

Crew Members:
G LCP LENHARD HOWARD THOMAS KIA


War Story:
LCpl. H. T. Lenhard was killed on a night medevac mission on 691005. He was shot in the armpit, while his 46 was on the ground picking up the medevac. He was a gunner on the 46. His squadron should be listed as HMM-364. Although, I was not in his squadron, I knew him in aviation schools, and we were giving them gun support the night of the incident. He was a quiet, nice person, and we were all saddened by his death. Semper Fi, Jim Wilkening, March 1999.

This record was last updated on 03/17/1999


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