Helicopter UH-1C 66-00527


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00527
The Army purchased this helicopter 0766
Total flight hours at this point: 00001714
Date: 05/19/1970
Incident number: 70051999.KIA
Unit: 135 AHC
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: WS201496
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA, KIAMAIN (Operations Report. )
Summary: Shot down in a quad 50 trap. The entire crew of four was killed.
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P CPT SPREWELL JOHN SPURGEON KIA
P 1LT LADOUCEUR LANNY GUY KIA
G SP5 STONE LARRY EVANS KIA
CE PFC HERRINGTON RICHARD LEE JR KIA


War Story:
PCF Richard Lee Herrington Jr. was the Crew Chief on 66-00527 that day. 067 SP5 Larry Evans Stone was the Door Gunner. I know this is a fact. Larry Stone was my gunner. He was probably the only SP5 gunner (67A1F) in Viet Nam and probably the U.S. Army ( battlefield promotion of some sort ). 527 was my Charlie Model. Herrington was flying in my place ( I wanted to speak to the Chaplin that day - talk about fate ). William Hysmith, November 1999

This record was last updated on 11/17/1999


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