Helicopter UH-1D 65-10079

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 65-10079
The Army purchased this helicopter 0866
Total flight hours at this point: 00000162
Date: 12/21/66
Unit: 57 MED DET
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Rescue and Recovery mission for Medical Evacuation
While in PickUp Zone this helicopter was at Hover at 0160 feet and 000 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 3 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: FUEL SYS, STRUCTURE
It is unknown or not reported if the self sealing fuel tank developed a leak.
The helicopter made a Forced Landing. Aircraft was capable of one time flight.
The aircraft was diverted or delayed after completing some mission objectives.
TAY NINH recovered the helicopter. for 400.00
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 00968, FM232 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 65-10079
The Army purchased this helicopter 0866
Total flight hours at this point: 00002379
Date: 05/09/70
Incident number: 70050911.KIA
Unit: 189 AHC
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: ZA804436
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:
AC WO1 MCCLUSKEY JOHN DAVID KIA
P 1LT HURD COLIN PLUMMER KIA
CE SP4 FULTON JOHNNY LEE KIA
G PFC CORPUS DAVID JOSEPH KIA

Passengers:
 SP5 CHILDS CHRISTOPHER J III, AR, PX, KIA;

This record was last updated on 05/25/98


The following is crew member information for this incident:


Name: WO1 John David Mc Cluskey
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/09/70 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 29.9
Date of Birth: 06/18/40
Home City: Bernie, MO
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 189 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-13/69-11
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 10W-008
Short Summary: Shot down returning to Pleiku from Ple Mei or Du Co. Nickname Sugar Bear.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 65-10079
Call sign: Ghostriders
SSN: 496429001 Service number: W3164609
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: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 06/30/69
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: *
Location: Pleiku 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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 08/02/97



Name: 1LT Colin Plummer Hurd
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/09/70 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.5
Date of Birth: 10/24/45
Home City: Lovell, ME
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 189 AHC
Major organization: 1st Field Force
Flight class: 70-2
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 10W-006
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 65-10079
Call sign: Ghostriders
SSN: 004441392
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
Started Tour: 04/18/70
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: *
Location: Pleiku Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single 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 08/02/97



Name: SP5 Christopher J. Childs III
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/09/70 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Date of Birth: 12/04/39
Home City: Augusta, ME
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Major organization: 1st Signal Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 10W-004
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 65-10079
SSN: 006345160
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 84B20 = Still Photographic Specialist
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Started Tour: 12/06/69
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Length of service: *
Location: Pleiku Province II 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 08/02/97



Name: SP5 Douglas John Itri
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/09/70 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Date of Birth: 03/28/48
Home City: Boston, MA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Major organization: 1st Signal Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 10W-006
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 65-10079
SSN: 014389454
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 84B20 = Still Photographic Specialist
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Started Tour: 09/28/69
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Length of service: *
Location: Pleiku 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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 08/02/97



Name: SP4 Ronald Sidney Lowe
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/09/70 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Date of Birth: 03/14/49
Home City: Norfolk, VA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Major organization: 1st Signal Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 10W-007
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 65-10079
SSN: 223720553
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 84C20 = Motion Picture Specialist
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Started Tour: 01/12/70
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Location: Pleiku Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Presbyterian
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 08/02/97



Name: PFC Raymond Louis Paradis
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/09/70 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Date of Birth: 06/24/48
Home City: Nashua, NH
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Major organization: 1st Signal Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 10W-008
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 65-10079
SSN: 001381985
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 84B20 = Still Photographic Specialist
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Started Tour: 03/10/70
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Length of service: *
Location: Pleiku 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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 08/02/97



Name: SP4 Larry Clayton Young
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/09/70 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Date of Birth: 04/02/48
Home City: Sunnyvale, CA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Major organization: 1st Signal Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 10W-010
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 65-10079
SSN: 561683780
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 84B20 = Still Photographic Specialist
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Started Tour: 11/11/69
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Length of service: *
Location: Pleiku Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Latter Day Saints (Mormon)
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 08/02/97



Name: SP4 Johnny Lee Fulton (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/09/70 while performing the duty of Crew Chief.
Age at death: 19.8
Date of Birth: 07/03/50
Home City: Medford, OR
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 189 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 10W-005
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 65-10079
SSN: 462842725
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67N2F = UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: crew chief
Started Tour: 07/15/69
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: *
Location: Pleiku 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 08/27/97



Name: PFC David Joseph Corpus
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/09/70 while performing the duty of Gunner.
Age at death: 18.3
Date of Birth: 01/26/52
Home City: Glendale, AZ
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 189 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 10W-004
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 65-10079
SSN: 254561418
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67A1F = Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: door gunner
Started Tour: 03/01/70
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: *
Location: Pleiku 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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 08/27/97


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 65-10079
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 0866.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6610  52   68 WBSUAA 57 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6611  42  110 WBSUAA 57 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6612  52  162 WBSUAA 57 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6701  60  222 WBSUAA 57 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6702  63  285 WBSUAA 57 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6703  94  379 3335   POST SUPPLY      6TH ARMY   FORT ORD         6TH ARMY    
6704  65  444 3335   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM      
6705  40  484 3335   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM      
6706  70  554 3335   USARV FLT DET    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6707  72  626 3335   USARV FLT DET    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6708   0  626 3335   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM     
6709   0  626 WCLSAA 388 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN     
6710   0  626 W0MUAA ARADMAC          4TH ARMY   NAVAL AIR STA    AVCOM         
6711   0  626 W0MUAA ARADMAC          4TH ARMY   NAVAL AIR STA    AVCOM         
6712   0  626 W0MUAA ARADMAC          4TH ARMY   NAVAL AIR STA    AVCOM         
6801   0  626 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6802   0  626 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6803   0  626 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6804   0  626 8005   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM     
6805   0  626 8005   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY 
6806   0  626 8005   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY 
6807   0  626 8005   OPM SEA NITEOPS  1ST ARMY   FORT BELVOIR     AMC          
6808   0  626 8005   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
6809   0  626 3300   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
6810  92  718 3326   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
6811  27  745 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6812 136  881 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6901  84  965 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6902  81 1046 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6903 103 1149 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6904  71 1220 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6905 123 1343 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6906 103 1446 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6907 110 1556 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6908 113 1669 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6909 100 1769 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6910 117 1886 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6911 101 1987 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6912  96 2083 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7001  96 2179 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7002 102 2281 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7003  51 2332 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7004  47 2379 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     


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