Helicopter UH-1H 67-17460

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17460
The Army purchased this helicopter 0468
Total flight hours at this point: 00000607
Date: 12/24/68
Incident number: 68122424.KIA
Unit: 92 AHC
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: BP185001
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC CW2 OZBUN JAMES D KIA
P WO1 ROSS ROGER ALAN KIA
CE SP4 BROOKS LEE MURRAY KIA
C SP4 DEVORE KENNETH ROY KIA

War Story:
The crew of the 92 AHC helicopter was supporting ARVNS south of Dalat. On the morning of the 24th while on takeoff from a remote landing area they hit high tension wire at about 100 feet. The aircraft caught fire and all were killed on impact. My crew was in the area and saw the smoke and helped evacuate. CW2 Gary Mills, 92 AHC out of Dong Ba Thin, Dec 1998.

This record was last updated on 12/17/98


The following is crew member information for this incident:


Name: SP4 Lee Murray Brooks
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/24/68 while performing the duty of Crew Chief.
Age at death: 23.0
Date of Birth: 01/03/46
Home City: Shreveport, LA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 92 AHC
Major organization: other
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 36W-071
Short Summary: Downed by enemy ground fire near Lien Khang airfield.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17460
Service number: 15979165
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: crew chief
Started Tour: 12/06/67
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Tuyen Duc Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Negro
Relgion: Baptist - other groups
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: SP4 Kenneth Roy Devore
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/24/68 while performing the duty of Crew member unspecified.
Age at death: 18.4
Date of Birth: 08/01/50
Home City: Fullerton, CA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 92 AHC
Major organization: other
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 36W-072
Short Summary: Downed by enemy ground fire near Lien Khang airfield.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17460
Service number: 18861003
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: passenger
Started Tour: 09/10/68
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Tuyen Duc Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Protestant - no denominational preference
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: CW2 James D. Ozbun
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/24/68 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 21.2
Date of Birth: 10/25/47
Home City: Fairfield, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 92 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 67-21/67-19
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 36W-073
Short Summary: Downed by enemy ground fire near Lien Khang airfield.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17460
Service number: W3158901
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: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 01/16/68
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Tuyen Duc Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Baptist - other groups
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: WO1 Roger Alan Ross
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/24/68 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.6
Date of Birth: 05/06/46
Home City: Moorestown, NJ
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 92 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 68-517/68-31
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 36W-074
Short Summary: Downed by enemy ground fire near Lien Khang airfield.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17460
Service number: W3162316
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: 12/13/68
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 01
Location: Tuyen Duc Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Protestant - no denominational preference
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


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17460
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 0468.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6804   0    0 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR
6805   1    1 9221   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6806  39   40 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6807 157  197 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6808  96  293 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6809  98  391 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6810 101  492 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6811 102  594 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6812  13  607 WC5EAA 608 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN



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