unit history information
HMM-161 was a US Marine Corps unit
For date 690323
MAG-39 was a US Marine Corps unit
Primary service involved, US Marine Corps
Incident reference: 69032303.KIA This information is available on CD-ROM.
Quang Tri Province, I Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Quang Tri
Description: The Command Chronology states that HMM-161 flew a total of 76.1 flight hours during the day's operational commitments. One aircraft was shot down at XD828628. The pilot, 1stLt C.D. Henricks, was fatally wounded by a .50 caliber round while trying to hoist out an emergency medevac. No other crew members were injured. A Recovery Team was put in around the downed helicopter to secure the area. The aircraft was later flown out by a Recovery Crew led by Major J.S. Loop.
Comments: 1LT HENRICKS CHARLES DRAYTON; HMM-161 pilot; KIA;
MAJ Loop, J.S. ; HMM-161 pilot; ;
LTC Elam, D.L.; HMM-161 CO; ;
The source for this information was HMM-161 Command Chronology Mar 69 dated Apr 69
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