Helicopter UH-1B 62-01961

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 62-01961
Date: 03/09/1964
Incident number: 07839ACD Accident case number: 07839 Total Loss Accident
South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 2 . . Injured = 2 . . Passengers = 0
costing 193648
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P O3 GREELEY IE
CP CW DANIEL C
CE SP5 WRIGHT WYLEY JR KIA
G PFC SHEA JOHN FRANCIS KIA
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998


The following is crew member information for this incident:


Name: SP5 Wyley Wright, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/09/1964 while performing the duty of Crew Chief.
Age at death: 32.3
Date of Birth: 12/07/1931
Home City: Jacksonville, FL
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 114 AHC
Major organization: other
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01E-046
Short Summary: CE E5 WRIGHT G E3 SHEA killed. P O3 GREELEY CP CW DANIEL survived.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 62-01961
Service number: 14287491
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: *
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: drowning
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: crew chief
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 14
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Negro
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: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 07/12/1996



Name: PFC John Francis Shea
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/09/1964 while performing the duty of Gunner.
Age at death: 20.9
Date of Birth: 03/29/1943
Home City: Willimantic, CT
Service: component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 114 AHC
Major organization: other
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01E-045
Short Summary: CE E5 WRIGHT G E3 SHEA killed. P O3 GREELEY CP CW DANIEL survived.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 62-01961
Service number: 51499184
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: *
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: drowning
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: door gunner
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: drowned or suffocated
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
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: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 07/12/1996


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