Helicopter UH-1D 66-00879

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-00879
The Army purchased this helicopter 1066
Total flight hours at this point: 00000268
Date: 05/13/1967
Accident case number: 670513091
Unit: 335 AHC
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 47370
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 OSTERMAN CL
P W1 FREEMAN JL
CE E3 ERICKSON KL
G E4 BYNUM NR

Accident Summary:

On a landing approach with 900 lbs of water cans on board, the pilot came to a high hover and started a sink rate from which he could not recover. The aircraft strucks some trees and crashed to the ground


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-00879
The Army purchased this helicopter 1066
Total flight hours at this point: 00000784
Date: 12/06/1967
Unit: 176 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Logistics Support mission for Resupply , to Forward Area.
Unknown this helicopter was Landing at 0050 feet and 040 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 Passenger Cargo Section
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: UH1P2, 74334 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-00879
The Army purchased this helicopter 1066
Total flight hours at this point: 00002299
Date: 07/24/1969
Incident number: 69072414.KIA
Unit: 175 AHC
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XS275903
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 EARNEST JAMES DALE KIA
P CPT ROE JOHN PHELEN KIA
CE SP4 GLASGOW ROBERT LEE KIA
G SP4 WHITES ROBERT JOSEPH KIA
CX SGT BEVERLY FRANCIS M KIA

Passengers:
 LTC BECK MARTIN ROBERT, AR, PX, KIA; CPT GENESEO LOUIS J, AR, PX, KIA;

This record was last updated on 08/04/1999


The following is crew member information for this incident:


Name: LTC Martin Robert Beck
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/24/1969 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Date of Birth: 08/30/1925
Home City: Gainesville, FL
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: Special Forces
Major organization: Special Forces
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 20W-038
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-00879
SSN: 213200115
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 31542 = 31 Peripheral Vascular Surgeon
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: observer
Started Tour: 04/28/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Length of service: 22
Location: Kien Tuong Province IV Corps.
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 07/31/1996



Name: CPT Louis J. Geneseo
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/24/1969 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Date of Birth: 09/18/1936
Home City: Harrison, ME
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: Special Forces
Major organization: Special Forces
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 20W-039
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-00879
SSN: 025286745
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 31542 = 31 Peripheral Vascular Surgeon
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: observer
Started Tour: 05/29/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Length of service: 14
Location: Kien Tuong Province IV Corps.
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 07/31/1996



Name: SP4 Robert Lee Glasgow
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/24/1969 while performing the duty of Crew Chief.
Age at death: 19.3
Date of Birth: 04/21/1950
Home City: West Sunbury, PA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 175 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 20W-039
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-00879
SSN: 160426012
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67N20 = 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: 02/15/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Kien Tuong Province IV 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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998



Name: SP4 Robert Joseph Whites
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/24/1969 while performing the duty of Gunner.
Age at death: 22.2
Date of Birth: 05/09/1947
Home City: Iroquois, SD
Service: component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 175 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 20W-042
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-00879
SSN: 504548197
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67A1F = Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: door gunner
Started Tour: 02/04/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Kien Tuong Province IV Corps.
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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 08/04/1999



Name: SGT Francis M. Beverly (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/24/1969 while performing the duty of Crew member passenger.
Age at death: 20.8
Date of Birth: 10/10/1948
Home City: Jamaica, NY
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 114 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 20W-038
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-00879
SSN: 419588222
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 11B4Y = Infantryman
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Started Tour: 01/15/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Kien Tuong Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Negro
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 05/25/1998



Name: WO1 James Dale Earnest
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/24/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.2
Date of Birth: 05/18/1947
Home City: Alamo, TX
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 175 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-1
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 20W-038
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-00879
SSN: 461762124 Service number: W3164133
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 04/13/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 01
Location: Kien Tuong Province IV Corps.
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998



Name: CPT John Phelen Roe
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/24/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 27.1
Date of Birth: 06/05/1942
Home City: Clinton, NY
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 175 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-514/68-24
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 20W-041
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-00879
SSN: 063342040 Service number: O5340952
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: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 11/09/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 03
Location: Kien Tuong Province IV Corps.
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 05/25/1998


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-00879
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 1066.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6610   0    0 W0Y6AA TRAN MDMHELCO S  ALASKA                      ALASKA  
6611   0    0 W0MHAA DIROF SUP TRAN   6TH ARMY   SHARPE GD        SUPMACOM         
6612   0    0 W0MHAA DIROF SUP TRAN   6TH ARMY   SHARPE GD        SUPMACOM         
6701 114  114 WGPQAA 335 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6702 154  268 WGPQAA 335 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6703   0  268 WGPQAA 335 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6704   0  268 WGPQAA 335 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6705   0  268 WGPQAA 335 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6706   0  268 WGPQAA 335 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6707   0  268 WGPQAA 335 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6708  72  340 WC44AA 176 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6709  95  435 WC44AA 176 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6710 100  535 WC44AA 176 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6711 120  655 WC44AA 176 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6712 129  784 WC44AA 176 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6801 146  930 WC44AA 176 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6802  99 1029 WC44AA 176 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6803 134 1163 WC44AA 176 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6804 126 1289 WC44AA 176 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6805 159 1448 WC44AA 176 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6806 118 1566 WC44AA 176 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6807   0 1566 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR  
6808   0 1566 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM          
6809   0 1566 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6810   0 1566 W0MUAA ARADMAC          4TH ARMY   NAVAL AIR STA    AVCOM         
6811   3 1569 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6812   2 1571 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6901   8 1579 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6902 115 1694 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6903 152 1846 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6904 147 1993 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6905  79 2072 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6906 118 2190 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6907 109 2299 WCLUAA 611 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN      


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