Helicopter UH-1H 68-16396


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-16396
The Army purchased this helicopter 1069
Total flight hours at this point: 00000562
Date: 05/07/1970
Incident number: 70050707.KIA
Unit: 61 AHC
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YA719417
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC WO1 HERMAN LAWRENCE JOHN III KIA
P WO1 SHEPPARD ROBERT PORTER KIA
CE SP5 PEYTON WILLIAM ALLEN KIA
G SP4 SHAW JOHN A RES

Passengers and/or other participants:
PFC BARBER RICHARD JOSEPH, AR, PX, KIA
SP4 BEBO WAYNE RICHARD, AR, PX, KIA
SP4 KANGAS ARTHUR NELSON, AR, PX, KIA
SGT MCCARTHY JOHN JOSEPH, AR, PX, KIA


War Story:
The following exerpt comes from the 61st AHC History for May 1970: "The loss of one aircraft and its four crewmen, three KIA and one WIA, plus the loss of five 4th Infantry Division passengers prevents this month from being one of our best. Combat experienced A/C, WO1 Lawrence J. Herman III, Pilot WO1 Robert P. Sheppard, and Crewchief, SP5 William A. Peyton were killed in action when their UH-1H crashed during a Cambodian mission. Door-gunner, SP4 John A. Shaw was critically injured in the crash and is presently recuperating in CONUS. The officers and men of the 61st mourn the loss of their good friends and comrades and offer wishes of a speedy recovery to SP4 Shaw."

This record was last updated on 10/08/2007


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