Helicopter UH-1C 66-15244

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15244
The Army purchased this helicopter 1167
Total flight hours at this point: 00000491
Date: 11/02/68
Unit: 189 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 1200 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 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 Main Rotor Blade System
Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS
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: UH1P3, 30701 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15244
The Army purchased this helicopter 1167
Total flight hours at this point: 00001138
Date: 11/17/69
Incident number: 69111777.KIA
Unit: 189 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Miscellaneous mission for Classified reasons
Unknown this helicopter was Unknown at UNK feet and UNK knots.
Unknown
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 KIA . .
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, UH1P3, 32107 (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
G PFC BURCHARD MARK WAYNE KIA
This record was last updated on 05/25/98


The following is crew member information for this incident:


Name: PFC Mark Wayne Burchard
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/17/69 while performing the duty of Gunner.
Age at death: 19.8
Date of Birth: 01/29/50
Home City: Carmont, CA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1 AVN BDE
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 16W-086
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15244
SSN: 565804307
Country: Cambodia
MOS: 67A1F = Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: door gunner
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 07/26/69
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: hostile dead - killed out-right
Length of service: *
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 05/25/98


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15244
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 1167.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6711   0    0 W0Y6AA INTRANSIT        IN TRANSIT                  AVCOMCTR
6712   4    4 2067   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6801  27   31 2067   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY 
6802  16   47 2067   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY 
6803   1   48 2067   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY 
6804  26   74 WCXYAA 220 RECON AIRCO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6805  34  108 WG1RAA 361 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6806  55  163 WAAMT0 HQTRP 3SQ 17CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6807  65  228 3326   OPM SEA NITEOPS  1ST ARMY   FORT BELVOIR     AMC          
6808  48  276 3326   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
6809  44  320 3326   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
6810  98  418 3326   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
6811  73  491 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6812  62  553 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6901  61  614 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6902  58  672 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6903  69  741 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6904  75  816 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6905  53  869 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6906  78  947 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6907  59 1006 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6908  34 1040 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6909  48 1088 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6910  50 1138 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     


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