Helicopter UH-1H 67-17673


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17673
The Army purchased this helicopter 0768
Total flight hours at this point: 00001058
Date: 05/10/1970
Incident number: 70051055.KIA
Unit: 237 MED DET
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YD025564 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 48QYD025564)
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 GAIDIS ALFRED JAMES KIA
P 1LT SCHMITZ PHILLIP NICHOLAS KIA
C SP4 COVEY CHARLES ALLEN KIA
CE SP4 LARGENT JOHN ALYN KIA


War Story:
On 10 May 1970, D/1-11 relinquished responsibility for the security of FSB Fuller to the 2nd ARVN Regt, and departed FSB Fuller by foot. While enroute to the Khe Gio Bridge, sporadic 120mm and small arms sniper fire was received. A UH-1H medevac aircraft crashed into the column of D/1-11, killing the pilots and crew and two soldiers from D/1-11 who were PFC BLACKMON, JAMES ARTHUR and CPL LUTHER, ROBERT BENJAMIN. From the 1st Bde, 5th Inf Div ORLL May-Jul 1970

This record was last updated on 10/02/2008


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