Helicopter UH-1B 62-01963

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 62-01963
Date: 03/15/1964
Incident number: 07954ACD Accident case number: 07954 Total Loss Accident
Unit: 114 AHC
South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 5 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 1
costing 0
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:
AC CPT GAUVIN ROGER EDWARD KIA
P 1LT SHANNON KENNETH ARTHUR KIA
CE SP5 UPTON CARLETON WEBSTER KIA
G PFC HOLGUIN FRANK JOHN KIA

Passengers:
 X2 NUA LV, VS, UN, KIA;

This record was last updated on 09/20/1998


The following is crew member information for this incident:


Name: X2 L. V. Nua
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/15/1964.
Service: Unknown service.
Service: Unknown service.
Short Summary: Shot down crashing tail first and caught on fire then exploded.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 62-01963
Country: South Vietnam
This record was last updated on 07/29/1995



Name: SP5 Carleton Webster Upton
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/15/1964 while performing the duty of Crew Chief.
Age at death: 26.5
Date of Birth: 09/10/1937
Home City: Lynn, MA
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: Shot down crashing tail first and caught on fire then exploded.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 62-01963
Service number: 11374470
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67N20
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: crew chief
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 03
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married 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 07/28/1994



Name: PFC Frank John Holguin
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/15/1964 while performing the duty of Gunner.
Age at death: 20.8
Date of Birth: 06/14/1943
Home City: Los Angeles, CA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 114 AHC
Major organization: other
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01E-047
Short Summary: Shot down crashing tail first and caught on fire then exploded.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 62-01963
Service number: 19764590
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 95B20
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: door gunner
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Unknown Province
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 07/28/1994



Name: CPT Roger Edward Gauvin (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/15/1964 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 28.4
Date of Birth: 10/19/1935
Home City: Caribou, ME
Service: AR branch of the component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 114 AHC
Major organization: other
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01E-046
Short Summary: Shot down crashing tail first and caught on fire then exploded. LT Kenneth Shannon pilot, Upton & Holguin crew. Gauvin's last flight.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 62-01963
Service number: O2289888
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 10
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married 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 07/29/1994



Name: 1LT Kenneth Arthur Shannon
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/15/1964 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.5
Date of Birth: 09/22/1938
Home City: Lynchburg, VA
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 114 AHC
Major organization: other
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01E-047
Short Summary: Shot down crashing tail first and caught fire. LT John Hitti pulled Shannon out. A/C exploded. AC was 1LT Roger E. Gauvin.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 62-01963
Service number: O5216633
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 06
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married 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: officer
This record was last updated on 07/28/1994


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