Helicopter AH-1G 68-17091


Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 68-17091
The Army purchased this helicopter 1269
Total flight hours at this point: 00000637
Date: 09/21/1970
Incident number: 70092111.KIA
Unit: B/7/1 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Close Air Support
While On Target this helicopter was Attacking at UNK feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
Count of hits was not possible because the helicopter burned or exploded.
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 02 KIA . .
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: CASRP, FM385, CALTR, CASRP (Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P CW2 GREBBY ROBERT WILLIAM KIA
P CPT HODGES WILLIAM JESSE SR KIA


War Story:
The aircraft was hit by four 7.62 mm rounds. Three roungs hit the plexiglass directly in front of the copilot. Two rounds struck the copilot - one in the abdomen and one in the heart. The third round hit the aircraft commander (Grebby) in the heart. Both pilots died enroute to Vinh Long. The fourth round went through the engine burner can causing minor damage. from Mike Antonelli, July 2000.

This record was last updated on 08/07/2000


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