Helicopter UH-1C 66-15075

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15075
The Army purchased this helicopter 0367
Total flight hours at this point: 00000813
Date: 08/21/68
Unit: 135 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0500 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 5 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 Passenger Cargo Section
Systems damaged were: DRIVESHAFT, TAIL ROTOR, ARMAMENT
The helicopter made a Forced Landing. Aircraft took off, fully flight capable.
The aircraft was diverted or delayed after completing some 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, 23402 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15075
The Army purchased this helicopter 0367
Total flight hours at this point: 00001005
Date: 10/06/68
Unit: 135 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0500 feet and 085 knots.
Unknown
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
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, 28002 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15075
The Army purchased this helicopter 0367
Total flight hours at this point: 00001005
Date: 10/06/68
Unit: 135 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0500 feet and 085 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, 28003 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15075
The Army purchased this helicopter 0367
Total flight hours at this point: 00001335
Date: 10/28/69
Incident number: 69102890.KIA
Unit: 192 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Close Air Support
Unknown this helicopter was Unknown at UNK feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: ZT259230
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
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, 30101 (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P CPT CAMPBELL THOMAS EUGENE KIA
P WO1 WRIGHT JOHN PAUL KIA
This record was last updated on 05/25/98


The following is crew member information for this incident:


Name: CPT Thomas Eugene Campbell
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/28/69 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.0
Date of Birth: 11/01/44
Home City: Lawton, OK
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 192 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-14
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 17W-126
Short Summary: Gunship flew into a mountain at night while covering the extraction of C Company 75 Rangers. With John P. Wright.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15075
Call sign: Tiber Sharks
SSN: 441423993
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 10/19/68
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Binh Thuan 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: officer
This record was last updated on 07/25/98



Name: SP5 Chubby Dean Lowrey
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/28/69 while performing the duty of Crew Chief.
Age at death: 21.8
Date of Birth: 01/23/48
Home City: Columbia, MO
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 192 AHC
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 17W-126
Short Summary: Gunship flew into a mountain at night while covering the extraction of C Company 75 Rangers. With John P. Wright.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15075
SSN: 489487429
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67N2F = UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Started Tour: 02/26/69
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Binh Thuan Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Baptist - other groups
This record was last updated on 07/25/98



Name: PFC Ezequiel Torres, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/28/69 while performing the duty of Gunner.
Age at death: 19.9
Date of Birth: 12/06/49
Home City: New Braunfels, TX
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 192 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 16W-001
Short Summary: Gunship flew into a mountain at night while covering the extraction of C Company 75 Rangers. With John P. Wright.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15075
SSN: 452843559
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: 05/11/69
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Binh Thuan 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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 07/25/98



Name: WO1 John Paul Wright
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/28/69 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.0
Date of Birth: 11/11/49
Home City: Aurora, CO
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 192 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-7
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 16W-001
Short Summary: Gunship flew into a mountain at night while covering rangers with Thomas Campbell.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15075
Call sign: Tiber Sharks
SSN: 523627033 Service number: W3164496
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
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: 05/20/69
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Ninh Thuan 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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 07/25/98


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15075
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 0367.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6703   2    2 W0VC4B DIR SUP AC SOF   4TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        4TH ARMY
6704  21   23 WFM9AA 135 AVN CO       4THARMY    FORT HOOD        4TH ARMY
6705  12   35 WFM9AA 135 AVN CO       4THARMY    FORT HOOD        4TH ARMY
6706  13   48 WFM9AA 135 AVN CO       4THARMY    FORT HOOD        4TH ARMY
6707  32   80 WFM9AA 135 AVN CO       4THARMY    FORT HOOD        4TH ARMY
6708  40  120 WFM9AA 135 AVN CO       4THARMY    FORT HOOD        4TH ARMY
6709   0  120 WFM9AA 135 AVN CO       4THARMY    FORT HOOD        4TH ARMY
6710   4  124 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6711  57  181 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6712  69  250 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6801  23  273 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6802   9  282 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6803  89  371 3380   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6804  70  441 3380   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6805  66  507 3380   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6806  96  603 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6807 113  716 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6808  97  813 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6809 117  930 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6810  75 1005 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6811  11 1016 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6812   0 1016 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6901   0 1016 WCLSAA 388 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN
6902   0 1016 WCLSAA 388 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN
6903   0 1016 WCLSAA 388 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN
6904   1 1017 WCLSAA 388 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN
6905  32 1049 WDUYAA 192 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6906  42 1091 WDUYAA 192 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6907  37 1128 WDUYAA 192 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6908  59 1187 WDUYAA 192 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6909  96 1283 WDUYAA 192 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6910  52 1335 WCLSAA 388 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN



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