Helicopter UH-1B 64-13932


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 64-13932
The Army purchased this helicopter 1264
Total flight hours at this point: 00001116
Date: 10/07/1966
Incident number: G666ACD Accident case number: G666
Unit: 129 AHC
South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 4 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 241950
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P CPT WHETZEL HARRY THOMAS KIA
P WO1 CHAMBERLAIN ROBERT F KIA
CE SP5 GILLIAM ROBERT WENDELL KIA
G SP4 NEAL JOHNNY LEONARD KIA


Accident Summary:

ACFT ON FIRING MSN AGAINST ENEMY EYEWITNESS ON GROUND TALKING TO PLT POINTING OUT ENEMY POSITION ACFT PITCHED NOSE UP AND OUT OF CONT NOSED TOWARD GROUND CRASHED AND BURNED ENEMY FIRE OR OTHER CAUSES UNDETERMINED


War Story:
This gun ship was shot down on an independent mission between Dong Ba Thin and Phan Rang while engaging an enemy .50 caliber machine gun which had a friendly unit pinned down with its deadly fire. from 129 AHC unit history for 1967.

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998


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