6308587

Helicopter 63-08587

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08587
Date: 07/13/66
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0050 feet and 090 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 Tail Section
Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08587
The Army purchased this helicopter 0364
Total flight hours at this point: 00002657
Date: 10/30/69
Incident number: 69103099.KIA
Unit: 48 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Close Air Support
While On Target this helicopter was Attacking at 0200 feet and 070 knots.
Cambodia
UTM grid coordinates: YU593534
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 Engine Compartment causing a Fire.
Systems damaged were: FUEL SYS, PERSONNEL
Protection of FUEL TANKby SelfSeal was Not Effective
Casualties = 04 DOI . .
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Burned
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P CW2 BLACK NOLAN EUGENE KIA
P CW2 HEARNE MAURY WILLIAM KIA
CE SP4 CANADA CLYDE LEE ROY KIA
G SP5 LOTT DOUGLAS HUGH JR KIA

 


The following is crew member information for this incident:

 


Name: CW2 Nolan Eugene Black
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/30/69 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 27.1
Date of Birth: 09/06/42
Home City: Beloit, WI
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 48 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-505/68-3
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 16W-003
Short Summary: Hit by RPG and lost portion of tail boom near Bu Prang out of LZ Kate being attacked by 500 NVA with CW2 Maury Hearne, SP4 Canada.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 63-08587
Call sign: Joker
SSN: 341348296 Service number: W3160701
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: RPG
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 03/22/69
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 03
Location: Quang Duc Province II Corps.
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 05/25/98


Name: CW2 Maury William Hearne
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/30/69 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.2
Date of Birth: 08/29/47
Home City: Norwalk, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 48 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-11/68-13
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 16W-005
Short Summary: Hit by RPG and lost portion of tail boom near Bu Prang out of LZ Kate being attacked by 500 NVA with CW2 Nolan Black, SP4 Canada.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 63-08587
Call sign: Joker
SSN: 553708923 Service number: W3161288
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: RPG
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 09/04/68
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Quang Duc 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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 05/25/98


Name: SP4 Clyde Lee Roy Canada (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/30/69 while performing the duty of Crew Chief.
Age at death: 19.1
Date of Birth: 09/06/50
Home City: Canoga Park, CA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 48 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 16W-003
Short Summary: With Nolan Black and Hearne.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 63-08587
Call sign: Joker
SSN: 566761209
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67N2F = UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: crew chief
Started Tour: 07/18/69
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Quang Duc Province II 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 05/25/98


Name: SP5 Douglas Hugh Lott, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/30/69 while performing the duty of Gunner.
Age at death: 23.0
Date of Birth: 11/09/46
Home City: Columbus, GA
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-006
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 63-08587
SSN: 256702896
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67N2F = UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: door gunner
Started Tour: 08/01/69
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 03
Location: Quang Duc Province II 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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 05/25/98


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08587
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 0364.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6610   6 1600 WCLUAA 611 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6611  87 1687 WCLGAA 765 TRANS BN     VIETNAM                     RVN     
6612   0 1687 WCLGAA 765 TRANS BN     VIETNAM                     RVN     
6701  54 1741 WCLGAA 765 TRANS BN     VIETNAM                     RVN     
6702  42 1783 WCLGAA 765 TRANS BN     VIETNAM                     RVN     
6703   0 1783 WCLGAA 765 TRANS BN     VIETNAM                     RVN     
6704   0 1783 WCLGAA 765 TRANS BN     VIETNAM                     RVN     
6705  57 1840 WCLGAA 765 TRANS BN     VIETNAM                     RVN     
6706  45 1885 WCLGAA 765 TRANS BN     VIETNAM                     RVN     
6707  66 1951 WCLGAA 765 TRANS BN     VIETNAM                     RVN     
6708  59 2010 WCLGAA 765 TRANS BN     VIETNAM                     RVN     
6709   0 2010 WCLGAA 765 TRANS BN     VIETNAM                     RVN     
6710   0 2010 WCLGAA 765 TRANS BN     VIETNAM                     RVN     
6711   0 2010 W0MUAA ARADMAC          4TH ARMY   NAVAL AIR STA    AVCOM         
6712   0 2010 W0MUAA ARADMAC          4TH ARMY   NAVAL AIR STA    AVCOM         
6801   0 2010 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6802   2 2012 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6803  15 2027 W0U36P DIR MAT MAIN AB  3RD ARMY   FORT BRAGG       3RD ARMY          
6804  30 2057 1735   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM      
6805  47 2104 1735   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6806  49 2153 1735   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6807  33 2186 1735   OPM SEA NITEOPS  1ST ARMY   FORT BELVOIR     AMC           
6808  25 2211 1735   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
6809  34 2245 WDBWAA B BTRY 77 ARTY   3RD ARMY   FORT BRAGG       3RD ARMY           
6810  23 2268 WDBWAA B BTRY 77 ARTY   3RD ARMY   FORT BRAGG       3RD ARMY           
6811  23 2291 WDBWAA B BTRY 77 ARTY   3RD ARMY   FORT BRAGG       3RD ARMY           
6812  13 2304 WDBWAA B BTRY 77 ARTY   3RD ARMY   FORT BRAGG       3RD ARMY           
6901   0 2304 WDBWAA B BTRY 77 ARTY   3RD ARMY   FORT BRAGG       3RD ARMY          
6902   0 2304 WDBWAA B BTRY 77 ARTY   3RD ARMY   FORT BRAGG       3RD ARMY          
6903   1 2305 WE4HAA 142 TC DS        VIETNAM                     RVN     
6904   7 2312 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6905  59 2371 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6906  62 2433 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6907  62 2495 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6908  65 2560 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6909  37 2597 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6910  60 2657 WC5EAA 608 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN

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Gary Roush
43 Overbrook Road
Painted Post, NY 14870


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