Helicopter UH-1C 66-15119

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15119
The Army purchased this helicopter 0567
Total flight hours at this point: 00000294
Date: 02/02/68
Unit: 92 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED
for Close Air Support
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0300 feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 3 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Right Side
Systems damaged were: ELECTRICAL SYS, PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 WIA . .
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft was diverted prior to accomplishing any mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 03331 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15119
The Army purchased this helicopter 0567
Total flight hours at this point: 00000386
Date: 03/07/68
Accident case number: 680307011
Unit: 92 AHC
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 1 . . Passengers = 0
costing 1392
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O3 SCOTT J
P W1 MCALEER JK
CE E5 ARENT CB
G E4 WARD P

Accident Summary:

A rocket exploded in the tube as it emerged. It damaged the skin on the left side and the under carriage of the aircraft. The aircraft continued to fly and landed without further damage

This record was last updated on 01/31/97


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15119
The Army purchased this helicopter 0567
Total flight hours at this point: 00000654
Date: 08/22/68
Incident number: 68082222.KIA
Unit: 92 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Close Air Support
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at UNK feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: ZT254747
Helicopter took 9 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
causing a Fire.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 04 DOI . .
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Burned
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, UH1P3, 23503 (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P WO1 MCALEER JAMES K III KIA
AC CPT MEYER VERLYN GWEN KIA
CE SP5 FERRY DAVID LYNN KIA
G SP4 WARD PATRICK EDWARD KIA
This record was last updated on 05/25/98


The following is crew member information for this incident:


Name: SP5 David Lynn Ferry
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/22/68 while performing the duty of Crew Chief.
Age at death: 24.7
Date of Birth: 11/25/43
Home City: Fairbanks, AK
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 92 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 47W-027
Short Summary: Hostile fire while in support of Task Force South in Bao Lac.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15119
Service number: 10893530
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67N2F = UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: crew chief
Started Tour: 11/02/67
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Lam Dong Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 07/27/96



Name: WO1 James K. Mc Aleer III
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/22/68 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.0
Date of Birth: 08/07/46
Home City: Bridgeville, PA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 92 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-15
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 47W-030
Short Summary: Hostile fire while in support of Task Force South in Bao Lac.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15119
Service number: W3157610
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 12/08/67
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Lam Dong Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Roman Catholic
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 07/27/96



Name: CPT Verlyn Gwen Meyer
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/22/68 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 25.9
Date of Birth: 09/20/42
Home City: Lennox, SD
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 92 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 47W-029
Short Summary: Hostile fire while in support of Task Force South in Bao Lac.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15119
Service number: O5533423
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 11/02/67
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 04
Location: Lam Dong Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Presbyterian
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
This record was last updated on 07/27/96



Name: SP4 Patrick Edward Ward
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/22/68 while performing the duty of Gunner.
Age at death: 21.0
Date of Birth: 08/19/47
Home City: Philadelphia, PA
Service: component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 92 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 47W-034
Short Summary: Hostile fire while in support of Task Force South in Bao Lac.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15119
Service number: 52809604
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67A1F = Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: door gunner
Started Tour: 11/02/67
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Lam Dong Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Roman Catholic
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 07/27/96


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15119
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0567.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6705  17   17 WQ4VAA 92 AVN CO        5TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      5TH ARMY
6706   9   26 WQ4VAA 92 AVN CO        5TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      5TH ARMY
6707  16   42 WQ4VAA 92 AVN CO        5TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      5TH ARMY
6708  26   68 WQ4VAA 92 AVN CO        5TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      5TH ARMY
6709  13   81 WQ4VAA 92 AVN CO        5TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      5TH ARMY
6710   0   81 WQ4VAA 92 AVN CO        5TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      5TH ARMY
6711   4   85 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6712  40  125 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6801  78  203 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6802  91  294 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6803  92  386 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6804  49  435 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6805  37  472 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6806  94  566 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6807  65  631 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6808  23  654 WC5EAA 608 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN



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