Helicopter UH-1D 66-16356


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16356
The Army purchased this helicopter 0567
Total flight hours at this point: 00002609
Date: 01/22/1971
Incident number: 71012222.KIA
Unit: 240 AHC
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YS240957
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:
P WO1 SEABORN WILLIAM HERMAN JR KIA

Passengers and/or other participants:
SGT CELANO FRANK ANTHONY, AR, PX, KIA
SSG LOVELACE KENNETH, AR, PX, KIA
SGT OPPERMAN HUGH DANIEL, AR, PX, KIA


War Story:
An incident related to Rog Johnson, happening the same day, was the crash of a UH-1 that was attempting to insert a special forces team near the crash site. They were in the area training at the time of the crash, and responded to my call for assistance. They were hovering over a hole in the canopy, and with Special Forces folks on rapelling lines, they were shot down. I believe one of the UH-1 crewmen was killed, along with two or three of the SF folks. Not a great day for the good guys. From: "Hugh \"Sandy\" McLeod" Feb 1999.

This record was last updated on 03/01/1999


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