Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 66-07935
The Army purchased this helicopter 0266
Total flight hours at this point: 00000349
Incident number: 72052510.KIA
Unit: H/10 CAV
UTM grid coordinates: AR764866
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
P 1LT KUNZLER DARYL ROY KIA
OB 1LT WILCOXSON ROBERT FRANKLIN KIA
Daryl and Bob were checking out "moving" bushes south of Kontum and caught a B-40 rocket, exploding in mid-air, and exploding again on the ground. It took two days of fighting to recover the bodies. The "moving" bushes were sighted by CPT Bob Botnen on dawn patrol and an air strike was denied. The first regular mission of the day was to then check out the situation. from 1997 VHPA reunion.
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998
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