Helicopter UH-1C 66-00518

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00518
The Army purchased this helicopter 0766
Total flight hours at this point: 00000651
Date: 06/18/67
Unit: C/1/9 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0025 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 4 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 Forward area
Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 73137, HDSV (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00518
The Army purchased this helicopter 0766
Total flight hours at this point: 00000886
Date: 08/07/67
Unit: C/1/9 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0020 feet and 050 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 Fuselage
Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 74704, HDSV (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00518
The Army purchased this helicopter 0766
Total flight hours at this point: 00001483
Date: 03/26/69
Unit: 135 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
Unknown this helicopter was Unknown at UNK feet and UNK knots.
Unknown
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Systems damaged were: UNK
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all 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, 08601 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00518
The Army purchased this helicopter 0766
Total flight hours at this point: 00001523
Date: 10/31/69
Unit: 155 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While On Target this helicopter was Attacking at 0300 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 2 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 Main Rotor Blade System
Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all 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, 30401 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00518
The Army purchased this helicopter 0766
Total flight hours at this point: 00001603
Date: 11/18/69
Unit: 155 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0030 feet and 100 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 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 Main Rotor Blade System
Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all 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, 32201 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00518
The Army purchased this helicopter 0766
Total flight hours at this point: 00001669
Date: 02/23/70
Incident number: 70022333.KIA
Unit: 155 AHC
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: BP806475
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:
P WO1 ERICKSON JOSEPH FRANK KIA
P WO1 DOLIK PAUL EDWARD KIA
CE SP5 NACHTIGALL DAVID JOSEPH KIA
G SP4 SERAIN CALVIN ERNESTO KIA
This record was last updated on 05/25/98


The following is crew member information for this incident:


Name: WO1 Paul Edward Dolik
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/23/70 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.1
Date of Birth: 01/14/49
Home City: Palatine, IL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 155 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-29
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 13W-048
Short Summary: Trail ship on a graduation exercise insert for the ARVN ranger training group at Nha Trang. Found bullet holes in tail boom. W/Erickson
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-00518
Call sign: Falcon
SSN: 318444339
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 12/08/69
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Khanh Hoa Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
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 07/21/96



Name: WO1 Joseph Frank Erickson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/23/70 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 19.6
Date of Birth: 07/15/50
Home City: Central Lake, MI
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 155 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-27
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 13W-048
Short Summary: Trail ship on a graduation exercise insert for the ARVN ranger training group at Nha Trang. Found bullet holes in tail boom. W/Dolik.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-00518
Call sign: Falcon 484
SSN: 384501178
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 10/18/69
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Khanh Hoa 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 07/21/96



Name: SP5 David Joseph Nachtigall
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/23/70 while performing the duty of Crew Chief.
Age at death: 21.8
Date of Birth: 05/09/48
Home City: Omaha, NE
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 155 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 13W-049
Short Summary: Shot down 22 miles SW of Nha Trang crashed and burned. Also KIA were WO Erickson, WO Dolik, and SP4 Serian.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-00518
Call sign: Falcon
SSN: 505588390
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67N2F = UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: crew chief
Started Tour: 09/06/68
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Khanh Hoa 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 07/21/96



Name: SP4 Calvin Ernesto Serain
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/23/70 while performing the duty of Gunner.
Age at death: 20.4
Date of Birth: 10/10/49
Home City: Ookala, HI
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 155 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 13W-048
Short Summary: Shot down 22 miles SW of Nha Trang crashed and burned. Also KIA were WO Erickson, WO Dolik, SP5 Nachtigall.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-00518
Call sign: Falcon
SSN: 576526986
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: 04/16/69
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Khanh Hoa Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Mongolain
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 07/21/96


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 66-00518
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 0766.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6610  59   60 3480   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6611 116  176 WAGTC0 TRPC1SQ9CAV1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6612 120  296 WAGTC0 TRPC1SQ9CAV1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6701  72  368 WAGTC0 TRPC1SQ9CAV1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6702  94  462 WAGTC0 TRPC1SQ9CAV1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6703   0  462 WAGTC0 TRPC1SQ9CAV1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6704  33  495 WAGTC0 TRPC1SQ9CAV1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6705  51  546 WAGTC0 TRPC1SQ9CAV1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6706 105  651 WAGTC0 TRPC1SQ9CAV1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6707 115  766 WAGTC0 TRPC1SQ9CAV1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6708 120  886 WAGTC0 TRPC1SQ9CAV1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6709  27  913 WAGTC0 TRPC1SQ9CAV1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6710  13  926 WAGTC0 TRPC1SQ9CAV1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6711  40  966 WAGTC0 TRPC1SQ9CAV1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6712  93 1059 WAGTC0 TRPC1SQ9CAV1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6801  89 1148 3261   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6802  29 1177 WAGTC0 TRPC1SQ9CAV1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6803   1 1178 3261   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6804  15 1193 3261   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6805   0 1193 WC5GAA 610 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN
6806   0 1193 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6807   0 1193 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6808   0 1193 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6809   0 1193 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6810   0 1193 W0MUAA ARADMAC          4TH ARMY   NAVAL AIR STA    AVCOM
6811   0 1193 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6812   1 1194 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6901 104 1298 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6902  96 1394 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6903  89 1483 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6904   0 1483 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR
6905   0 1483 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6906   0 1483 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6907   0 1483 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6908   1 1484 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6909   0 1484 3300   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC
6910  39 1523 WC7ZAA 155 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6911  80 1603 WC7ZAA 155 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6912  23 1626 WC7ZAA 155 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7001  43 1669 WC7ZAA 155 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7002   0 1669 WC7ZAA 155 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN



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