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Historical Data Display for Aircraft 66-16303

Model: UH-1H
Date Purchased: Apr 1967
Service with Rattlers & Firebirds: From May 1968 To Jul 1969
Flight Hours: Beginning 2 / Ending 1,564 -> Hours Flown: 1,562

Aircraft Accident/Incident History

Date: 19 Aug 1969
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 1,564
Incident number: 69081999.KIA
Unit: 71 AHC
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: AT997228
Casualties = 08 DOI . .
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA, Goldfile, KIA, Rise & Fall p:290 (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC WO1 SILVERSTEIN GERALD LEON KIA
P WO1 PLUMMER JOHN DAVID KIA
CE PFC LAVIGNE STEWART JAMES KIA
G PFC MARTINO STEPHEN LEE KIA

Passengers:
LTC HOWARD ELI PAGE JR, AR, PX, KIA; SP4 DORIA RICHARD ALBERT, AR, PX, KIA; CSM ROWELL FRANKLIN DELANO, AR, PX, KIA; ** Associated Press, NOT, A


Note:
Unofficial sources indicate that this was the C&C helicopter from the 71st AHC that was carrying LTC Howard, the CO of 4th Battalion, 31st Inf, 196th Inf Bde, with two other soldiers and an Associated Press correspondent. The histories report that the helicopter was hit by heavy machine-gun fire, exploded in midair, and crashed

This record was last updated on 09/20/98

Date: 19 Aug 1969
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 1,564
Incident number: 69081999.KIA
Unit: 71 AHC
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: AT997228
Casualties = 08 DOI . .
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA, Goldfile, KIA, Rise & Fall p:290 (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC WO1 SILVERSTEIN GERALD LEON KIA
P WO1 PLUMMER JOHN DAVID KIA
CE PFC LAVIGNE STEWART JAMES KIA
G PFC MARTINO STEPHEN LEE KIA

Passengers:
LTC HOWARD ELI PAGE JR, AR, PX, KIA; SP4 DORIA RICHARD ALBERT, AR, PX, KIA; CSM ROWELL FRANKLIN DELANO, AR, PX, KIA; ** Associated Press, NOT, A


Short Summary: 4/31st Inf, 196 BDE C&C hit by heavy AW fire, exploded in mid-air, crashed, all 8 on board died including AP coorespondent.

Aircraft Assignment History

DateUnitAreaPostCountry
67-04GEN SUPPLY DIV4THARMYRED RIVER ADAVCOM
67-05ARMY AVN DIV6TH ARMYDUGWAY PGTEVALCOM
67-06USARV FLT DETVIETNAMRVN
67-07USARV FLT DETVIETNAMRVN
67-08BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
67-09BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
67-10BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
67-11355 AVN CO4TH ARMYFORT SILL4TH ARMY
67-12355 AVN CO4TH ARMYFORT SILL4TH ARMY
68-01355 AVN CO4TH ARMYFORT SILL4TH ARMY
68-02355 AVN CO4TH ARMYFORT SILL4TH ARMY
68-03355 AVN CO4TH ARMYFORT SILL4TH ARMY
68-04BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
68-0571STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
68-0671STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
68-0771STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
68-0871STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
68-0971STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
68-1071STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
68-1171STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
68-1271STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-0171STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-0271STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-0371STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-0471STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-0571STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-0671STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-0771STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN