Helicopter UH-1B 63-08571

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08571
Date: 06/13/1964
Accident case number: 08448 Substantial Damage Accident
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 1 . . Passengers = 1
costing 49636
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O2 BOSTDORF J
P O2 THIELS JM
CE E3 HOPKINS DF
G E3 THOMAS TL

Passengers:
 E3 DF JONES, UNK, 2;


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08571
Date: 06/26/1964
Incident number: 08618ACD Accident case number: 08618 Total Loss Accident
Unit: 114 AHC
South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 3 . . Injured = 2 . . Passengers = 1
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 2LT RAGSDALE ROBERT LOUIS KIA
AC 1LT WRIGHT JAMES PAIGE KIA
CE E3 HOPKINS DS
G E3 THOMAS T

Passengers:
 X2 UNK, UNK, 5;

This record was last updated on 09/20/1998


The following is crew member information for this incident:


Name: 1LT James Paige Wright
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/26/1964 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 24.6
Date of Birth: 11/03/1939
Home City: Custer, SD
Service: EN branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 114 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 63-8
Service: EN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01E-055
Short Summary: Took fire from the right side on a fire fight in support of RVN. Radioed being hit auto to water filled rice paddy, rolled w/Ragsdale
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 63-08571
Call sign: Cobra
Service number: O93339
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: 08
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married 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: officer
This record was last updated on 07/28/1994



Name: 2LT Robert Louis Ragsdale
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/26/1964 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.1
Date of Birth: 05/25/1939
Home City: San Antonio, TX
Service: AT branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 114 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 63-8
Service: AT branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01E-055
Short Summary: Took fire from the right side on a fire fight in support of RVN. Radioed being hit, auto to water filled rice paddy rolled w/J.P.Wright
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 63-08571
Call sign: Cobra
Service number: O5413943
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: suffocation or strangulation
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 01
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married 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: officer
This record was last updated on 07/29/1994


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