Pacific Stars and Stripes information
for 23 INF DIV

For date 680118


23 INF DIV was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Quang Tin Province, I Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Chu Lai
Description: The following is an edited version of an article titled "U.S. Bombs Down Arm Copter." Chu Lai (UPI)- A U.S. Army helicopter gunship was bombed out of the sky Tuesday by American fighter-bombers in a freak accident that injured the four crewmen. The helicopter was flying at treetop level, protecting an infantry unit's flank when it was engulfed in turbulence caused by exploding bombs. Fragments hit the helicopter but apparently it was the turbulence that yanked the ship out of control and plunged it to the ground. The planes were making a radar controlled bomb run above the cloudy weather and no one saw or heard them.

The source for this information was 6801pss.avn supplied by Les Hines


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