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OH-6 Vietnam Losses OH-6 Vietnam Losses }-> 1970-1973 ~ 1968-1969

Date

Name(s)

Location

Insignia

Notes

30 DEC 69

SP5 Thomas E. Soma [OB]
SGT James R. Dean Jr [G]

Phuoc Long Province

C/1/9 CAV
#67-16390
A/C shot down by .51 cal fire while assisting an ARVN unit pinned down in a bamboo forest.

27 DEC 69

SP5 Tommy L. Marks [CE]
2 injured

Thua Thien Province

A/101 AVN
#67-16226
A/C was on recon mission when it was hit by AW fire, crashed and burned.

23 DEC 69

CPT Robert L. Wehunt [P]
SP5 Richard A. Marfurt Jr
1LT Timothy C. White

Long Khanh Province

20 ENG BDE
#67-16489
A/C was on a road recon of QL 20. Witnesses observed A/C at flying low level down the highway and SE toward the FSB. A/C then hit the top of a small 2-story building beside Hwy QL 20, just north of the FSB. A/C hit the top of the building then hit the ground at a high rate of descent where it exploded on impact. Witness then observed that one of the top lines from a group of high tension lines that spanned the road was broken.

21 DEC 69

WO1 Thaddeus M. Yonika Jr [P]
SP5 Christopher J. Gray [CE]
SGT Barry P. Kaletta [OB]

Tay Ninh Province

A/1/9 CAV
#67-16142
A/C was flying low while working mission. Gun emplacements opened up causing crash into trees.

12 DEC 69

CPT Charles P. Hood Jr [P]
2 injured

Phuoc Long Province

C/1/9 CAV
#67-16143
Hit with .50 cal, OB managed to crash land the A/C despite a nearly severed leg.

11 DEC 69

CPT Robert D. Farrington [P]
2 injured

Quang Tin Province

F/8 CAV
#68-17295
A/C was on a VR mission and were checking out a trail that showed recent use. A/C came under heavy fire. Pilot was struck in the neck by small arms fire during the first salvo and died almost instantly.

01 DEC 69

CPT Jack Camp [P]
P & G injured

Phuoc Long Province

HHC 2 BDE
#67-16479
A/C suffered a high frequency vibration, lost control and crashed.

25 NOV 69

SP5 Wilton Padier Jr [CE]
P injured

Kien Giang Province

D/3/5 CAV
#68-17203
Killed as a result of hostile ground fire.

20 NOV 69

WO1 Fred A. Exner III [P]
1 injured

Binh Dinh Province

C/7/17 CAV
#67-16086
T/R failure at low airspeed caused spin into triple canopy jungle. A/C caught on fire after about 10 min.

20 NOV 69

WO1 Eric G. Blantin [P]
SP5 James M. Dale [CE]

Quang Ngai Province

D/3/5 CAV
#66-07776
A/C exploded while cranking up in revetment, supposedly caused by ignition problem which caught JP-4 on fire.

06 NOV 69

CW2 Henry J. Vad [P]
SP5 James L. Downing [OB]

Binh Duong Province

D/1/4 CAV
#68-17269
While returning home after a VR, went to investigate movement in an open field, was killed instantly by enemy fire.

02 NOV 69

WO1 George W. Grega [P]
OB POW

Quang Duc Province

B/7/17 CAV
#66-07894
A/C was on a recon mission out of Bu Prang. Team consisted of 2 LOH and 2 Cobras. At approx 1600 hours while 5 miles E of Bu Prang, 3 foxholes along QL14 were spotted. Approx 5 miles E of the location where we took fire, the other LOH signaled for crew to put the ship down. The ship was put down in an open field near QL14 (YU793658). P and OB got in the other ship and during take off, the ship received heavy machine gun fire. The LOH tore apart, fell to the ground and burned.

02 NOV 69

WO1 Jon W. Stokkerman [P]
SP4 Keith F. Saunders [CE]
PFC Johnny Williams [OB]

Sa Dec Province

B/7/1 CAV
#67-16230
Got TOT light - turned back to Vinh Long, hit hootch on bank and crashed inverted in a canal before daylight.

02 NOV 69

WO1 Leo C. Hester Jr [P]
SP5 David F. Abbott [CE]
CPL Michael L. Harris [G]

Tay Ninh Province

HHC 2 BDE
#67-16419
A/C was hit by RPG while hovering near a tree line.

29 OCT 69

WO1 Conrad J. Wheeler [P]
SP5 Gerald T. Greeno Jr [OB]

An Xugen Province

D/3/5 CAV
#68-17186
A/C was shot down while providing close support to heavily engaged ground forces. A few seconds after a radio call notifying that OB was hit, the A/C exploded.

28 OCT 69

1LT Mark Jackson [P]
CE & G injured

Tay Ninh Province

D/3/4 CAV
#68-17149
Fatal head wound prior to crash near Ho Bo Woods while checking out suspected VC at low level.

08 OCT 69

WO1 Martin Y. Namer [P]
OB injured

Bien Hoa Province

A/3/17 CAV
#67-16329
Died from wounds as a result of hostile action from SA fire.

04 OCT 69

SSG Richard B. Canning [CE]
P injured

Quang Ngai Province

HHC 173 ABN BDE
#66-14385
A/C was on recon mission when it was hit by AW fire and crashed.

02 OCT 69

1LT John R. Lake Jr [P]

Binh Dinh Province

4 INF DIV
#68-17232
T/R failure and crashed in the trees trying to make it to LZ Hard Times.

16 SEP 69

WO1 Walter S. Olinsky Jr [P]
CPT John J. Kalen
LTC Alfred G. Sapp Sr

Pleiku Province

HHC 2 BDE
#68-17219
A/C shot down and crashed.

11 SEP 69

SSG James R. Potter [OB]
P injured

Tay Ninh Province

D/1/4 CAV
#67-16312
A/C was on recon mission when it was hit by AW fire and crashed.

11 SEP 69

CPT Bruce S. Gibson [P]
CE injured

Binh Duong Province

B/1 AVN
#68-17244
A/C was flying a VR with D/1/4 CAV Cobra. Killed instantly by enemy AK fire.

09 SEP 69

WO1 Jeffrey Borr [P]
WO1 Terry L. Denney [P]

Binh Dinh Province

C/7/17 CAV
#67-16108
A/C hit top of palm tree leaving LZ Two Bits at Bong Song south of LZ English and crashed.

04 SEP 69

SGT Scott N. Stanton [OB]

Binh Dinh Province

C/7/17 CAV
#67-16619
A/C was conducting a VR near Flurry Hill when OB was shot in leg severing artery. OB died a few days later.

29 AUG 69

1LT William T. Chaffin III [P]
CE & G injured

Phuoc Long Province

2 BDE
#67-16637
A/C was conducting a low level scout mission. A/C was in a steep right turn over a suspected enemy trail. Pilot began to level out to avoid Huey. Pilot tried to avoid a tall tree by climbing and banking hard right, however corrective action was too late and A/C impacted with tree. The left skid and tailboom broke from A/C and started to spin as it fell. A/C hit more trees and crashed inverted.

21 AUG 69

WO1 Rupert A. Funderburk Jr [P]
WO1 Michael N. Masuen [P]
SP5 Daniel P. Holtrey [CE]

Binh Long Province

B/1/9 CAV
#66-07922
A/C shot down, crashed and burned.

18 AUG 69

1LT William J. Bassignani [P]
SP4 Rigoberto Gomez-Diaz [CE]

Quang Ngai Province

173 ABN
#67-16592
A/C crashed due to small arms fire in An Loa Valley SW of FSB Tape.

17 AUG 69

WO1 Gerald L. Caton [AC]
CPT George L. Miner [CP]

Thua Thien Province

326 MED
#67-16254
A/C shot down, crashed and burned in the only OH-6A with red cross markings.

14 AUG 69

SGT Daryl M. Mogck [OB]
2 injured

Tay Ninh Province

A/1/9 CAV
#67-16287
A/C was on recon mission when it was hit by AW fire and crashed.

09 AUG 69

WO1 Stephen A. Young [P]
SP4 Michael R. Seibert [G]
SP5 James C. Dine [OB]

Tay Ninh Province

A/1/9 CAV
#67-16269 "APACHE 12"
While flying the area north of Nui Ba Dinh in between LZ Beverly and Cambodia, hit by gun fire, told C&C he was on fire then exploded.

08 AUG 69

WO1 Samuel J. Mathis [AC]
1LT Robert L. Dance [CP]

Binh Dinh Province

B/7/17 CAV
#67-16612
A/C was flying lead for 5 SF and were hovering while following a trail and commo line when it took AW fire, lost T/R and corkscrewed into the ground.

21 JUL 69

WO1 John E. Anderson [P]
SP4 Edward M. Dennull [G]
WO1 David R. Kink [PP]

Phuoc Long Province

C/1/9 CAV
#67-16566
A/C was hit by a secondary explosion and burned. A camoflauged target turned out to be a 250 pound U.S. bomb and it blew up when hit by fire from A/C.

15 JUL 69

1LT John C. Hansen [CP]

Binh Long Province

C/1/9 CAV
#67-16639
CP was shot as A/C landed to pickup a backpack dropped by a NVA/VC patrol.

13 JUL 69

WO1 William T. Martin [P]
SFC Graham H. Howison [OB]
SP5 Clifford W. Weekley [OB]

Quang Nam Province

F/8 CAV
#68-17165
A/C was shot down during an armed recon mission north of Chu Lai in the vicinity of Sand Island.

13 JUL 69

LT Roger G. Bove [OB] (USN)
1 injured

Quang Tri Province

2 BDE
#67-16218
A/C was on a passenger dropoff mission flying from FSB Roy to Coastal Group 13. They went to a dam that was to be inspected. At approx 250-300' and 60-70 KIAS a loud crack was heard accompanied by a left yaw. A/C hit tail low in the water causing the acft to cartwheel 5 or 6 times.

10 JUL 69

PFC Richard H. Williams [G]
P injured

Tay Ninh Province

HHC/1 BDE
#67-16644
Two scouts were operating with an USAF spotter plane in a hot area north of Nui Ba Den, near the Cambodian border. The team engaged the NVA in order to determine the enemy's strength and exact location while the FAC prepared to call in an air strike. Both ships came under heavy fire from multiple .51 & .30 cal machine guns, and A/C was shot down, crashed through some trees and immediately caught fire.

04 JUL 69

WO1 Timothy S. Michael [P]
SP5 Darrell E. McGee [CE]
1LT Michael D. Noonan [OB]

Quang Tin Province

HHC 1 BDE
#66-07812
LOH recon, vicinity BT986942, received heavy ground fire and crashed. The A/C then exploded and burned.

04 JUL 69

WO1 Robert P. Gardiner [P]
WO1 Ephriam R. Liles II [P]
SP5 Lance W. St Laurent [G]

Phuoc Long Province

B/1/9 CAV
#67-16533
A/C shot down while on a recon mission, crashed and burned.

02 JUL 69

WO1 Stephen T. Moody [P]
OB injured

Tay Ninh Province

C/1/9 CAV
#67-16601
After killing an enemy soldier, the pilot was attempting to land beside the body to recover weapon and a pack when shot by second enemy.

29 JUN 69

WO1 Harrell S. Mefford [P]

Tay Ninh Province

A/1/9 CAV
#67-16641
T/R failure at Tay Ninh middle of day-apache pad. Pilot got everyone out of A/C but was hit by M/R blade as he exited.

24 JUN 69

WO1 James K. Ameigh [P]
SP4 James A. Slater [OB]

Tay Ninh Province

D/1/4 CAV
#66-17813 DARK HORSE 15
In a flight of two LOHs on a visual recon mission, A/C crashed, exploded and burned. Later investigation of the wreckage indicated that it had been hit by hostile fire.

13 JUN 69

WO1 Stephen J. Kinghorn [P]
1 injured

Long Khanh Province

C/3/17 CAV
#67-16357
Shot down w/radar .51 cal, died prior to recovery.

09 JUN 69

WO1 Jack A. Harker Jr [P]

Tay Ninh Province

A/1/9 CAV
After taking many hits at LZ Barbara, landed to check his still running OH-6, right skid collapsed, and he was hit by the M/R blades.

08 JUN 69

WO1 Albert D. Owens [P]

Dinh Tuong Province

A/9 AVN
#67-16162
A/C was taking off on mission. At altitude of about 50' heading north and about 20 yards from LST, pilot made a right turn and headed east. It appeared that he was going to circle around the ship to gain airspeed. A/C gradually began to lose altitude to a point where A/C was not more than 20' above the water. As A/C leveled off heading east into wind, the skids skimmed the water, A/C tilted forward, crashed into the river and sank rapidly.

06 JUN 69

SP4 Gary A. Jones [OB]

Tay Ninh Province

HHC 2 BDE
#67-16548
A/C hit by B40 and crashed.

03 JUN 69

CPT Richard W. Watson [P]
PFC Paul W. Miller [G]

Quang Ngai Province

F/8 CAV
#67-16049
Shot down near Quang Ngai City. Shot by VC after on the ground while helping his crew chief.

02 JUN 69

1LT Donald J. Porter [P]
PFC Warren F. Brown [OB]
SGT Paul F. Weber [G]

Long Khanh Province

C/1/9 CAV
#67-16600
A/C shot down, crashed and burned.

30 MAY 69

CW2 John M. Hohman [AC]
WO1 Thomas E. Hays [P]
SP5 Danny W. Hargis

Binh Duong Province

D/3/4 CAV
#67-16387
A/C received enemy fire, caught on fire and crashed.

18 MAY 69

WO1 James P. Casey [P]
SP4 James M. Davenport [CE]
1LT Steven R. Huffstutler [OB]

Pleiku Province

HHB DIV ARTY
#67-16557
Deteriorating weather and darkness caused the A/C to divert to Camp Holloway. The A/C crashed enroute Holloway. CE died 6 days later.

15 MAY 69

CW2 Arthur J. Murray Jr [P]
WO1 John R. Frongillo [CP]
SP5 Carl R. Martin [CE]

Binh Long Province

B/1/9 CAV
#67-16657
A/C shot down, crashed and burned. *CE died 21MAY69 of injuries.

12 MAY 69

WO1 Howard E. Cramblet [P]
SP4 Lawrence R. Shepard [CE]

Kien Hoa Province

D/3/5 CAV
#67-16672
A/C exploded in mid-air and crashed.

11 MAY 69

WO1 James M. Gilbert [P]
SGT Paul I. Roderigues [OB]

Bien Hoa Province

A/3/17 CAV
#67-16599
A/C shot down, crashed and burned.

05 MAY 69

SP4 John F. Mattarocchia Jr [OB]
1 injured

Tay Ninh Province

HHC 3 BDE
#67-16088
A/C was on recon mission when it was hit by AW fire and crashed.

02 MAY 69

1LT James D. Flurry [P]
SP4 William A. Mansergh Jr [OB]
OB injured

Binh Dinh Province

C/7/17 CAV
#66-07914
Shot in the An Loa Valley west of LZ English north of the rock pile later called Flurry's Hill.

02 MAY 69

1LT Edward C. Powers [P]
PFC Wavel W. Powell [CE]

Binh Duong Province

ACT/11 ACR
#67-16201
A/C shot down on return flight to NDB - believed to have been ambushed. Found two days after crash.

27 APR 69

SP5 Albert D. Austin Jr [OB]

Thua Thien Province

A/2/17 CAV
#67-16385
A/C was on recon mission when it was hit by AW fire.

27 APR 69

CW2 Phillip S. Mohnike [P]
SP4 Jeffery A. Harvey [CE]

Tay Ninh Province

ACT/11 ACR
#66-17767
A/C shot down, crashed and burned.

27 APR 69

CPT Bertrand J. Dacey [P]
SP5 Lorne J. Sipperley [OB]

Tay Ninh Province

ACT/11 ACR
#66-17768
A/C shot down near Quan Loi.

26 APR 69

WO1 Richard L. Turley [P]
SSG Alton D. Woodruff [OB]

Phuoc Long Province

A/7/17 CAV
#67-16640
A/C hit by RPG, crashed and burned.

26 APR 69

SP4 Mark J. Hansen [OB]
P injured

Kien Giang Province

1 AVN BDE
#67-16031
A/C was shot down by AW fire.

25 APR 69

SP5 John E. Dobash [CE]
2 injured

Binh Duong Province

D/3/4 CAV
#66-14384
A/C was on a recon mission and while in orbit was brought down by a possible hand grenade.

23 APR 69

WO1 James H. Dunn III [P]
SP4 Larry D. Johnson [CE]
SP4 Martin D. Reynolds [OB]

Tay Ninh Province

B/1/9 CAV
#67-16324
A/C descended out of altitude over jungle and was heading toward recon area at tree top level. After crossing a clear area, A/C pitched down hitting the ground. Cover acft received 7.62 and 12.7 fire in area.

17 APR 69

SP4 Charles D. Robinson [G]
2 crewmembers injured

Quang Ngai Province

B/123 AVN
#67-16174
A/C was shot down by .51 cal machine gun fire from two positions at BS700400.

09 APR 69

1LT Dale H. Haver [P]
SP5 Raymond M. Winfrey [OB]
1 injured

Binh Duong Province

1 CAV
#67-16586
A/C shot down, crashed and burned.

08 APR 69

WO1 Francis D. Alivento [P]
CW2 Ivan I. Green

Binh Dinh Province

41 ART GRP
#67-16561
A/C hit mountain on N side of Mang Yang pass between An Khe and Pleiku.

04 APR 69

WO1 Kenneth B. James [P]
PFC Thomas H. Weigle [CE]
SGT Teddy C. Loftin [OB]

Long Khanh Province

B/1/9 CAV
#67-16351
A/C shot down, crashed and burned.

26 MAR 69

WO1 Rand R. Merker [P]
1LT James L. Locke
1LT killed

Pleiku Province

D/1/10 CAV
#67-16441
A/C was providing recon at 200' in front of 1/10 CAV APCs when it was hit with SA fire and crashed and burned.

26 MAR 69

WO1 John M. Turner [AC]
1LT Joseph F. Willis [CP]

Pleiku Province

A/7/17 CAV
#66-17789
A/C was shot down, crashed and burned while on a recon mission.

22 MAR 69

1LT Tony L. Buholtz [P]
SP5 Robert P. Ilsley [CE]
PFC James D. Wright Jr [OB]

Tay Ninh Province

A/1/9 CAV
#67-16482
A/C shot down and crashed.

22 MAR 69

LTC Albert C. Butler [P]
CPT Larry D. Baldwin [OB]

Tay Ninh Province

25 AVN
#67-16109
A/C's T/R hit by enemy fire and crashed.

18 MAR 69

SP5 Edward C. Debow [CE]

Hua Nghia Province

D/3/5 CAV
#67-16188
A/C was on a recon mission when it took AW fire. Pilot made an emergency landing.

18 MAR 69

SFC Kenzel M. Racey [OB]

Thua Thien Province

A/377 ARTY
#67-16212
OB attempted to go under A/C between motor exhaust and T/R when he was hit by T/R blades.

15 MAR 69

SP6 Robert W. Bowman [TO]
2 injured

Thua Thien Province

5 TC
#67-16460
A/C was on a test flight due to a high freq vibration. During hover checks, A/C began turning approx 90 deg to right, moved backward and tail pitched down contacting the ground. Lower stabilizer was bent allowing T/R blades to hit ground, T/R drive shaft twisted in two, acft pitched forward causing M/R blades to strike PSP, impacted the PSP on skids, made 10-12 violent right turns, rolled on its right side and spun 3-4 more times before stopping.

13 MAR 69

WO1 Freddie N. Chase [P]

Dinh Tuong Province

B/7/1 CAV
#67-16455
A/C was shot down and pilot received serious head wound defending position, evacuated by Troop Cmdr, died in hospital on the 14th.

11 MAR 69

1LT Walter A. Koehler [P]
SP4 Larry L. Hodges

Bien Hoa Province

20 ENG BDE
#67-16507
A/C shot down and crashed.

08 MAR 69

WO1 Walter A. Carpenter [P]
SGT David J. Phillips [OB]

Binh Thuan Province

B/7/17 CAV
#66-07823
While working a ridge line due west of Phan Thiet, both P and OB were wounded causing them to crash and burn.

07 MAR 69

WO1 Richard J. Bois [P]
1 injured

Quang Ngai Province

HHC 23 INF
#67-16370
A/C shot down by small arms fire while on recon mission. Suffered broken neck and drowned while pinned under wreckage.

06 MAR 69

1LT Billy G. Creech [P]
CPT Michael L. Woodside [OB]

Thua Thien Province

A/377 ARTY
#67-16025
During low level search for downed UH-1 in bad weather received enemy fire and crashed.

01 MAR 69

WO1 Arthur A. Crosby Jr [P]
SP4 Gregory A. Marvin [OB]

Tay Ninh Province

HHC/1 BDE
#67-16033
A/C was dispatched to the area near LZ Grant. The pair of scouts landed at LZ Grant before heading out to the area where the first team came under fire. As they came into a clearing, they came under heavy fire from an AA emplacement and was immediately hit. Fire was seen to be coming from the engine compartment area as the ship nosed down, hit hard, broke up and began to burn. No one was seen exiting the helicopter.

28 FEB 69

CPT Thomas A. McAdams [OB]

Binh Duong Province

11 ACR
#?
A/C was recon mission when it received hostile AW fire and OB was hit. Died later of injuries.

25 FEB 69

CPT Franklin D. Bryan [P]
SP4 Thomas N. Grose [OB]

Kien Hoa Province

D/3/5 CAV
#67-16478
A/C shot down near Ben Tre.

21 FEB 69

PFC Grover C. Bowen [CE]
SFC Harold E. Carter [OB]
P injured

Gia Dinh Province

C/3/17 CAV
#66-17823
At an altitude of about 90' and 60 KIAS, the A/C's engine stopped. Although an autorotation was attempted, A/C had neither altitude nor airspeed. The A/C was moving at 30-50 knots when it hit the ground, impacting on its left side in a nose-low attitude and continuing on for about 50 meters before coming to rest.

12 FEB 69

WO1 George K. Hamilton [P]
SP4 Richard D. Bartholomew Jr [CE]
CPL Robert D. Shoemaker [OB]

Phuoc Long Province

B/1/9 CAV
#66-07857
A/C shot down by AW fire and crashed.

09 FEB 69

SGT Jerry D. Jones [OB]
2 injured

Tay Ninh Province

B/1/9 CAV
#67-16069
A/C was on a recon mission when it was hit by an RPG in the T/R section and crashed.

05 FEB 69

WO1 Willard H. Burkhart [P]
SSG Charles R. Osteen
1 injured

Kien Tuong Province

B/9 AVN
#67-16502
A/C was performing an engineer recon of bridges on highway LTL 19 when A/C struck the water and sank at approx 1817 hrs. PAX, sitting in CP left seat, safety belt buckle wedged between collective and left side armor plate. All survived crash, but pilot and PAX drowned.

20 JAN 69

1LT David E. Taylor [P]
MAJ Richard K. Zimmerman [P]

Binh Duong Province

A/3/17 CAV
#66-07872
A/C shot down by AW fire, crashed and burned.

17 JAN 69

WO1 Mark D. Mitchell [P]
1LT Paul J. Wilson

Tay Ninh Province

DIV ART 25 INF
#67-16400
Returning to Tay Ninh from FSB hit by .50 cal and crashed. A/C shot up on ground.

15 JAN 69

1LT Deane A. Taylor Jr [P]
CPT Bruce G. Bowles [OB]
1LT Jan P. Christensen [OB]

Quang Ngai Province

198 BDE
#67-16189
A/C shot down under low ceiling and visibility. All were shot after landing.

04 JAN 69

1LT Lawrence V. Beattys [P]

Binh Duong Province

E/82 ARTY
#66-07856
A/C was hit by AW fire from a sniper while crew was checking out what looked like a weapon by a spider hole.

04 JAN 69

1LT Kenneth L. Fountain [P]
PFC Steven A. Wessel

Thua Thien Province

A/377 ARTY
#67-16363
A/C crashed and burned while relocating OH-6 at night and low ceiling at FSB T-Bone. While hovering A/C from lower pad to the VIP pad, A/C entered clouds and pilot experienced vertigo, crashing 37' below the landing area.

04 JAN 69

SGT Gary D. Falk [OB]
P injured

Kien Giang Province

B/7/1 CAV
#67-16270
A/C was on a recon mission when it was hit by AW fire, crashed and burned.

03 JAN 69

1LT Stanley D. White [OB]
CPT Waymon C. Elrod

Hua Nghia Province

1 BDE 1 CAV
#67-16062
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was assigned to transport a prisoner from a Navy river boat on the Song Vam Co Dong River. After departing the boat, the A/C followed the river toward its destination. During the trip, a skid contacted the water and and the A/C crashed into the river. Elrod drowned while swimming to shore.

02 JAN 69

SP4 Richard J. Borovick [OB]

Thua Thien Province

101 ABN
#67-16254
OB walked into M/R blade.

29 DEC 68

1LT Barry D. Kingman [P]
PFC Ronald E. Roberts [CE]
SSG Victor L. Austin [OB]

Binh Long Province

C/1/9 CAV
#67-16278
A/C was on an armed recon mission flying at tree top level and 40 KIAS when A/C blew up and crashed.

28 DEC 68

WO1 Stephen L. Tronerud [P]
PVT Ross A. Johnson Jr [CE]
OB injured

Tay Ninh Province

1/9 CAV
#67-16029
A/C crashed and burned, caused by skid striking the ground while flying low level.

20 DEC 68

WO1 Darrell L. Haggard [P]
SP5 Robert E. Smith Jr [ME]
SP4 Robert F. Schnebel

Quang Nam Province

1/40 ARTY
#67-16367
A/C hit a guy wire attached to a 400' radio tower on maintenance test flight and crashed in 2' of water.

13 DEC 68

SP4 Robert R. Fregia [CE]
2 injured

Hua Nghia Province

C/3/17 CAV
#67-16395
A/C was on a recon mission when it was hit by AW fire, crashed and burned.

05 DEC 68

WO1 John A. Berry [P]
SP4 Billy K. Evans Jr [OB]

Tay Ninh Province

HHC 1 BDE
#67-16341
In a flight of two OH6As on a recon mission on a suspected enemy bunker complex, very near the border of Cambodia. During a pass over the complex, A/C received fire. A/C then turned left, nosed over, crashed and burned.

05 DEC 68

WO1 William W. Breece Jr [AC]

Kien Giang Province

A/7/1 CAV
#66-07892
A/C shot down by enemy fire and crashed.

25 NOV 68

1LT Johnny W. Benton [AC]

Binh Duong Province

ACT/11 ACR
#67-16234
A/C shot down by small arms fire.

21 NOV 68

1LT Clifford K. Welding [P]
SGT Stanley N. Green [OB]

Binh Thuan Province

B/7/17 CAV
#67-16355
A/C was flying wing position following a fresh trail of 8-10 VC from an overnight contact into foothills. A/C engaged group with mini-guns and fire from the OBs. A/Cs marked position with smoke for Cobras who then fired on group. Both A/Cs were asked to return for BDA and as they flew over area, they received SA fire and an RPG hit A/C and crashed.

16 NOV 68

WO1 Eddie W. Brown [P]
SGT Ernest C. Homer [CE]
SP4 Jorge L. Nieves [G]

Hau Nghia Province

C/3/17 CAV
#66-07836
Shot down crashed and burned near Trang Bang.

14 NOV 68

WO1 David M. Morris [P]
CPL Jerry D. Hill [OB]
1 injured

Phuoc Long Province

B/1/9 CAV
#66-14382
P died of head wound from AW fire while on recon mission near Song Be.

14 NOV 68

CW2 Charles D. Plummer [P]
SP6 Mason O. Folmar [OB]

Bien Hoa Province

199 BDE
#67-16252
A/C was approaching Red Catcher heliport when it struck a Huey #64-13753 from below causing M/R and xsmn to depart the LOH. The A/C crashed and exploded on impact. Huey landed without skids safely.

02 NOV 68

WO1 James I. Schlinger [P]
1 injured

Tay Ninh Province

D/1/4 CAV
#66-07853
A/C was on a day VR SW of Loc Ninh, hit by small arms fire and crashed.

02 NOV 68

SP4 Noe Tameyoza [OB]

Pleiku Province

A/7/17 CAV
#66-07801
Killed by enemy machinegun fire during an armed recon mission near the Oasis while engaging a group of 8 NVA.

25 OCT 68

PFC John W.A. Dorio [OB]

Thua Thien Province

B/1/9 CAV
No details.

18 OCT 68

SGT Cyril A. Alveraz [G]
1 injured

Quang Tri Province

A/1/9 CAV
#67-16231
At approx 1100 hrs A/C departed LZ Sharon wing ship in a 2-ship VR mission. Gunners on acft were dropping frag grenades on a foot bridge from right rear seat. On 4th run an explosion occurred in back seat engulfing passenger compartment and pilot attempted emergency landing, completed a 360 deg spin and landed upright on skids.

17 OCT 68

WO1 Ralph O. Daugherty Jr [P]
LCP Dan R. Moore [OB] (USMC)
SP5 James P. Mason
OB injured

Vietnam

A/377 ARTY
#67-16224
A/C crashed in water at night after take off from destroyer USS Eversole following a Naval gun fire mission. Drowned.

16 OCT 68

1LT James A. Crowley II [P]
1 injured

Binh Duong Province

ACT/11 ACR
#66-17779
A/C shot down, crashed and burned.

08 OCT 68

SP4 Harry W. Anderson Jr [OB]
P injured

Dinh Tuong Province

A/3/17 CAV
#67-16204
A/C shot down in the river supporting the 9 INF.

06 OCT 68

WO1 Thomas J. Howe [P]
1 injured

Quang Tri Province

HHC 2 BDE
#67-16075
A/C was on a test flight after rebuild in Da Nang. T/R gearbox bolts on the tailboom had been over torqued and broke.

01 OCT 68

SGT John D. Williams [OB]

Hua Nghia Province

B/7/1 CAV
#67-16058
A/C was on a recon mission when it was hit by AW fire.

26 SEP 68

SP4 Donald L. Brown [OB]

Vietnam

B/123 AVN
#67-16185
A/C was on an armed recon when he was shot at close range by an AK-47 west of Tam Ky. Died of wounds after evacuation.

26 SEP 68

WO1 John C. Wallace [P]
SSG John W. States [OB]
SP4 Douglas E. Gossage [G]

Quang Tri Province

C/1/9 CAV
#67-16079
A/C was shot down, crashed and burned.

19 SEP 68

MAJ Frank O. Bonnarens [P]
SP5 Lloyd E. Greene Jr [CE]
MAJ Joseph A. Bishop
MAJ Benjamin C. Hartman Jr

Darlac Province

201 AVN
#67-16015
A/C was to coordinate aviation activities at Khanh Duong. A/C entered a descent at an approx 30 degree angle. A/C was observed to continue its descent all the way to the ground, where an explosion occurred shortly after impact.

13 SEP 68

WO1 Curtis L. Andersen [P]
WO1 Thomas C. Jacobs [P]

Quang Duc Province

A/7/17 CAV
#66-14412
A/C hit by AA fire while on a VR near Duc Lap and crashed.

23 AUG 68

WO1 Richard O. Soper [P]
WO1 Barry J. Becannen [PP]
1LT Thal A. Brown [PP]
MAJ William O. Schmale [PP]

Tay Ninh Province

A/1 AVN
#67-16097
A/C was on the way to investigate an accident of an OH-13S when A/C was shot down between Quan Loi and Loc Ninh.

19 AUG 68

CPT Robert H. Hering [P]
SGT Robert B. Purtell [OB]

Phong Dinh Province

C/7/1 CAV
A/C shot down and crashed.

16 AUG 68

CPT Gordon A. Skinner II [P]
1 injured

Thua Thien Province

D/1/1 CAV
#67-16105
A/C was flying 6 miles S of Hue on the coastal plains. Killed by one AK-47 bullet in the head.

16 AUG 68

WO1 Charles D. Sonnkalb Jr [P]
1 injured

Quang Tri Province

C/1/9 CAV
No details.

12 AUG 68

WO1 Danny C. Casey [P]

Pleiku Province

HHC 3 BDE
#67-16123
A/C struck a tree while flying low level in marginal weather. Immediately upon impact with the tree, the rotor head separated from the A/C and at the same time the remainder of the A/C plunged to the ground approx 20' in front of the tree, and began to roll for the next 125'.

23 JUL 68

1LT Douglas D. Chaney [P]
SP5 Francis D.L. Johnson [OB]

Long An Province

A/3/17 CAV
#65-12985
A/C apparently crash-landed while scouting east of Tan An, near the coast. The crew of 2 other acft repeatedly tried to land and get the crew, but were driven off by small arms fire. Both were shot shortly after landing.

19 JUL 68

WO1 Raymond A. Young [P]

Long Khanh Province

6/27 ARTY
#66-07825
While flying solo to Blackhorse, the tail section apparently separated from the A/C which spun to the ground.

15 JUL 68

SGT Michael A. Beals [OB]

Gia Dinh Province

B/7/1 CAV
#67-16063
A/C was flying SE along the southern bank of the Rach Tac Ba Pho river, turned left and immediately went down hitting the water left side low, tumbled end over end and sank. P swam to safety and OB was found 2 days later.

04 JUL 68

MAJ Frederick G. Terry Jr [P]
SP5 Larry E. Collier [CE]
1LT Daniel N. Glowacki [OB]

Binh Duong Province

D/1/4 CAV
#67-16018
C&C ship for other aircraft supporting convoy. Received call for a medevac, A/C proceeded to the area and radioed pilot of 2nd LOH to do likewise. The 2 A/C arrived overhead at the same time, both in descending right-hand turns but with C&C ship slightly behind, slightly higher, and slightly faster than 2nd LOH. A/C overtook and collided with 2nd LOH at an altitude of about 100'.

1LT Raymond P. Bosworth Jr [P]
SP4 Dirk J. Westra [CE]

D/1/4 CAV
#66-07854
Received call for a medevac from C&C LOH. A/C proceeded to the area. The 2 A/C arrived overhead at the same time, both in descending right-hand turns but with C&C ship slightly behind, slightly higher, and slightly faster. C&C LOH overtook and collided with A/C at an altitude of about 100'.

27 JUN 68

CW2 Melvin R. White [P]
SFC Bennie E. Hodges [CE]
1 injured

Bien Hoa Province

B/7/1 CAV
#67-16032
During landing approach to a cleared area, the pilot crashed into the trees short of selected spot resulting in major damage to the A/C. A malfunction could not be determined.

24 JUN 68

WO1 James B. Tasker [P]
SP4 Daniel R. Brophy [CE]

Long An Province

D/3/5 CAV
#66-17770
Shot down SE of Tan An. Killed when over-run while on the ground by the enemy.

12 JUN 68

WO1 Herbert W. Scott III [P]
SSG John T. O'Donnell [OB]

Kontum Province

A/7/17 CAV
#66-17812
A/C exploded in air during VR mission west of Kontum.

24 MAY 68

WO1 Floyd L. Williams Jr [P]
CW2 Robert M. Paulk [AC]

Kontum Province

B/7/17 CAV
#66-17752
Found .50 cal gun pit. Flew second run to mark with smoke. Killed by gun fire, crashed and burned.

18 MAY 68

CW2 Douglas A. Walker [P]
SGT Henry Jackson [OB]

Kontum Province

A/7/17 CAV
#66-07806
During BDA mission from B-52 strike NW of Dak To, A/C received heavy AW fire, crashed and burned.

17 MAY 68

WO1 Franklin V. Anderson [P]
SP5 Brent J. Bertsch [G]

Binh Duong Province

D/1/4 CAV
#66-07926
A/C was on a day VR, hit by B-40 rocket, exploded, wreckage landed in top of trees and burned.

16 MAY 68

SP4 Carl R. Huttula [OB]

Kien Phong Province

C/7/1 CAV
A/C was on an aerial recon mission near Moc Hoa to pinpoint enemy positions. OB's LOH responded to a medevac acft that was downed by enemy fire. OB exited his A/C to assist injured on downed medevac and was mortally wounded in the process.

01 MAY 68

CW3 Warren T. Whitmire Jr [P]
SFC Richard D. Martin [CE]
MSG Donald P. Gervais [G]

Thua Thien Province

B/1/9 CAV
#66-07810
A/C was on a visual recon mission over the A Shau Valley. At 1800 hours, another aircrew saw the A/C crash into a ravine. It appeared to the witnesses that the A/C hit a dead tree.

28 APR 68

SSG Franklin R. DuLong [OB]
P injured

Gia Dinh Province

B/7/1 CAV
#66-07888
A/C was on a recon mission when it was hit by AW fire, crashed and burned.

12 APR 68

SP5 Richard W. Joles [CE]
P injured

Quang Ngai Province

173 ABN BDE
#66-14386
A/C was flying low level recon when it lost directional control, spun numerous times causing CE to be thrown clear of A/C. A/C impacted the ground and burned.

02 APR 68

CPT Archie A. Hayman [P]
OB injured

Kontum Province

B/7/17 CAV
#65-12988
Conducting a visual recon of a suspected NVA base camp. A/C received intense anti-aircraft and AW fire from 360 degrees of location which brought down the A/C.

15 MAR 68

1LT Walter J. Panamaroff [P]
SP4 Robert Smeal [CE]
SSG Ronald E. Johns [C]

Thua Thien Province

C/1/9 CAV
#66-07830
A/C shot down by AW fire, crashed and burned.

07 MAR 68

PVT Ralph E. Consavage [C]
P rescued

Quang Nam Province

C/7/17 CAV
#66-07827
A/C was on recon mission when it was hit by AW fire.

24 FEB 68

SP5 Joseph McCloyn [G]

Kontum Province

A/7/17 CAV
#66-07868
A/C was forced down, crashed and burned while covering for the Infantry (ZA191759).

19 FEB 68

WO1 Stephen Cohan [P]
WO1 Thomas J. Moore [P]
SSG David H. Lewis [OB]

Kontum Province

B/7/17 CAV
#66-07861
A/C was on a recon mission, while at an altitude of 50' and 35 KIAS, A/C received more than 99 holes from 7.62mm type SA/AW which hit the tail section, causing A/C to crash.

18 FEB 68

1LT Jerry D. Adams [P]

Tay Ninh Province

C/3/17 CAV
#66-07836
A/C shot down by small arms fire and crashed.

12 FEB 68

1LT Robert W. Prine [P]
SP4 John H. Suydam III [CE]

Binh Dinh Province

A/1/9 CAV
#66-07852
A/C departed in a flight of 8. A/C disappeared upon entering the An Khe Pass. A/C found crashed into mountain and burned. The flight leader ordered pilot to make a 180 degree turn too far into the pass entrance under IFR conditions.

04 FEB 68

PVT William L. Bridges [CE]

Hua Nghia Province

C/3/17 CAV
#66-07818
A/C was on a recon mission when it was hit by AW fire.

30 JAN 68

SGT Steven C. Powers [G]
P & CP injured

Kontum Province

B/7/17 CAV
#66-07835
Killed by enemy gunfire while engaging NVA ground troops. Crash landed, lost T/B and spread the skids.

22 JAN 68

SP4 Dale S. Puishis [CE]
2 injured

Pleiku Province

A/7/17 CAV
#66-07832
A/C was on a recon mission, while hovering over the target, A/C had more than 99 holes from 7.62mm type SA/AW which hit the fuselage causing a crash.

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