Helicopter UH-1H 68-16062

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-16062
Date: 01/16/1971
Incident number: 71011625.KIA
Unit: 135 AHC
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: VS945661 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 48PVS945661)
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: VNAF (South Vietnamese Air Force. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:

War Story:
Reading through the helicopters in the 135th AHC I noticed that 68-16062 stats ended in 70/12. I was in the afore mentioned helicopter when it was shot down 16 January 1971 and destroyed in place due to over 300 bullet holes. In December 062 might have had 2010 hours but I was the Crew Chief assigned to that ship, and from December to January we put another 40 plus hours of flight time on it. The crew of 062 was CWO(2) Terry Mazera, CWO2 Mike Seeger, RAN Airmen Jim Saw, and myself. We were not on a combat mission at the time of the incident. We were supporting the 5th Special Forces by the seven sisters In IV corp. We were shot down in Cambodia. As far as I have been able to find out, only I was decorated for the mission. The story is to long for this short response. SGT Geoff Jones USA Ret. jonesx2@sbcglobal.net

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