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Rescue and SOS SEA Losses

This list was developed and is maintained by Jim Henthorn. Visit his web site at http://www.nexus.net/~911gfx/vietnam.html  If you have any corrections to this listing, e-mail Jim at 911gfx@nexus.net

 

Names listed in red are KIA/MIA; in blue were POW; in black are survivors.

Total Aircraft Losses

Model Hostile Operational Logistical Unknown
CH-3 15 5   9
HH-3 10 4   3
HH-53B 2      
HH-53C 9 9 4  
CH-53C 6 1    
HU-16 4      
HH-43 8 4 1  
UH-1F/P/N 8 4 1  

Jolly Green H-3 SEA Losses

Tail Number Model Date Unit Location Call Sign Pilot CoPilot Flight Engineer Pararescueman Notes
63-09685 CH-3E 6 Nov 65 38th ARRS NVN Jolly Green Warren E. Lilly Jerry Singleton B. E. Naugle Arthur Cormier SAR for SANDY 14 (A-1E Capt McKnight), hit by ground fire.   1st Jolly lost in combat. Note: Retired Col. Warren "Bob" Lilly, 74, died Oct. 12, 2007 in Alabama. Lilly spent seven years as a prisoner of war in Hanoi, alongside Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). Sen. McCain wrote: "Bob was not only a good friend, but a real American hero. Throughout the year we spent together as prisoners in Hanoi, I was inspired by his strength and loyal patriotism."
64-14231 HH-3E 29 Nov 66 Det 5, 38th ARRS unknown Jolly Green         Crashed at 1805L while landing at a classified site.  Aircraft was engulfed in dust during night landing touchdown; helicopter was totally destroyed by post impact fire.  Four aircrew escaped with minor injuries.
64-14233 HH-3E 15 Jan 68   NVN Jolly Green 20 Gregory A. Etzel David E. Holt Elwood R. Beam Angus W. Sowell Aircraft was flying SAR mission for PREVIEW 01 (EB-66C) when it went below the clouds to look for survivors. Aircraft lost power due to ground fire.
65-12778 HH-3E 20 Oct 66 38th ARRS   Jolly Green Youngblood E. Burford      
65-12779 HH-3E 6 Feb 67 38th ARRS NVN Jolly Green 05 Patrick H. Wood Richard A. Kibbey Donald J. Hall Duane A. Hackney The helicopter was hit by ground fire while flying SAR for NAIL 65; crash site located atop 900 meter karst.
65-12782 HH-3E 5 Oct 68 37th ARRS Laos Jolly Green 10 Vernon Granier Albert D. Wester Gregory P. Lawrence Earnest Casbeer While attempting to extract a Special Forces team in contact with the enemy, the aircraft received intensive ground fire which damaged aircraft, followed by a fire.
65-12785 HH-3E 21 Nov 70 40th ARRS NVN Banana 1 Herb Kalen Herb Zender Leroy Wright 14 man SF assault force Son Tay Raider, Crashed into compound
65-12786 CH-3E 16 Oct 68 37th ARRS NVN Jolly Green 24 Richard Griffiths Harry Hagen Mickey D. Berry Robert Cassidy The helicopter experienced loss of transmission fluid from ground fire, landed in the sea, but sank in rough seas.
66-13279 HH-3E 9 Nov 67 37th ARRS Laos Jolly Green 26 Gerald O. Young Ralph W. Brower Eugene L. Clay Larry W. Maysey Aircraft was hit on takeoff by ground fire after MEDEVAC of USA personnel.  Pilot awarded MOH for this mission.
66-13280 HH-3E 15 Apr 70 37th ARRS SVN Jolly Green 27 Travis H. Scott, Jr. Travis Wofford Gerald L.  Hartzel L. E. Davis Caught fire, FE died of wounds after.
66-13281 HH-3E 24 Oct 69 37th ARRS Laos Jolly Green 28 Charlie Langham Charles W. Bond James E. Smith Donald G. Smith Downed by ground fire during SAR for MISTY 11 (F-100F 1Lt A. D. Muller and Capt J. Clapper) aircraft destroyed by friendly aircraft.
66-13282 HH-3E 20 Oct 68 37th ARRS NVN Jolly Green 29 Gerald Moore Lawrence Davis Robert Anderson Steven T. White North Vietnam, at 0717H, the helicopter had made water landing to recover the crew of DOVER 01 (F-4D, 1Lt Donald D Amico & 1Lt Sammy F. Wilburn, 366th TFW Danang, both recovered) when the aircraft was hit by enemy fire from Tiger Island, lost rotor blade and caught fire; at 0833H the crew was picked up from rafts by JG31 and JG33. At 0940H, it was reported JG29 was floating belly up and at 1215H it sank.
66-13283 HH-3E 27 Oct 67 37th ARRS Laos Jolly Green 30 R. Richard Mulder Warren E. Walter Smith Williams, Jr. Michael L. Walker Aircraft was hit by ground fire while hovering to pick up ground party when it lost engine, aircraft was destroyed by bombing.  Survivors and ground party rescued by Jolly Green 07.
67-14710 HH-3E 9 Jun 68 37th ARRS SVN Jolly Green 23 Jack Rittichier Richard C. Yeend, Jr Elmer L. Holden James D. Locker JOLLY GREEN 23 was flying a SAR mission for HELLBORNE 215, a USMC A-4E piloted by 1Lt Walter R. Schmidt Jr. (MIA), who was downed northwest of the A Shau Valley. Voice contact was established with the survivor, who reported he possibly had a broken leg. Several attempts at pickup were made by the lead helicopter, JG22, but they were unsuccessful due to the intense ground fire. After suppressive fire was put in, JG23 moved in to attempt the pickup, JG23 reported taking hits and then caught fire. The pilot attempted to land in a small clearing, but the helicopter exploded when it hit the ground and burned intensely. There were no indications anyone survived the crash. The pilot of JG23, LTJG Jack Rittichier, was a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter pilot, he was the only USCG man who was unaccounted for in SEA and was the first USCG casualty of the Vietnam war. He was part of a pilot exchange program between the USAF and Coast Guard.

Special Operations H-3 SEA Losses

Tail Number Model Date Unit Location Call Sign Pilot CoPilot Flight Engineer Gunner/Other Gunner/Other Notes
62-12579 CH-3C 6 Oct 69 21st SOS, 56th SOW, NKP Laos Knife 62 P.J. Conran P.L.Costa Franklin H.L. Ramsey (FE)   Muang Phine Airport, with 52 indigenous personnel aboard both aircraft, all rescued. Along with 64-14222
62-12582 CH-3C 17 Jan 69 20th SOS, Udorn Laos Pony Express 20 Walter W. Martin Richard A.Fleming Albert J. Davis     Helicopter was hit by small arms fire while hovering at LS36, Na Khang; mission was TACAN site support, loss coord 2002N10328E.Additional Info. Two crew chiefs and 1 passenger survived
63-09678 CH-3E 30 Dec 67 20th HS 14th ACW, Udorn
Nha Trang
Laos Pony Express 30 G. Bumford   R.B. Glover      
63-09681 CH-3E 13 Aug 70 21st SOS, 56th SOW, NKP Thailand Skycap 36 Alan B. Cheeseman George D. Henry Terry D. Reams William L. Ripley W. L. Genez (Pilot) Hit by a 12.7mm round which blew up the hydraulic accumulators and knocked out both engines.  They were on a training mission for a new pilot and instructor.  Also delivering parts from NKP to Ubon.  Crashed near Ubon Thailand.
63-09682 CH-3E 17 Feb 69 14th SOW
Udorn
Laos Pony Express 16 Belanger B.L. Athon       Special Air Warfare, after landing was made due oil system failure, aircraft found burning by repair crew.
63-09689 CH-3E 19 Jan 69 21st SOS, 56th SOW, NKP Thailand Dusty 689 Troy Lindabury Phil Conran James J Clouse Bill Sawyer   During a landing off base at night at the scene of fires started when a A-26 jettisoned their bomb load - pilot experienced vertigo and the helicopter settled into the trees. One Thai Guard was killed in the crash. Helicopter was destroyed.
64-14222 CH-3E 6 Oct 69 21st SOS, 56th SOW, NKP Laos Knife 61 C.D. Taylor T.D. Silva Cossiboom Reynolds (FE)   Muang Phine Airport, with 52 indigenous personnel aboard both aircraft, all rescued. Along with 62-12579
64-14236 CH-3E 23 Aug 67 20th HS, 14th ACW, Udorn Laos Pony Express Patterson J. P. McCollum C.W. Paugh     acft lost rotor RPM short of landing zone and struck ground.
64-14237 CH-3E 26 Feb 69 21st SOS, 56th SOW, NKP Laos Knife 51 John Holt J.W. Hughs C.F. Hill W.J. Smith (FE) B. Copelin (ACM) IGLOO WHITE mission, hit by ground fire, helo later destroyed by friendly aircraft.
65-15691 CH-3E 27 Jun 69 21st SOS, 56th SOW, NKP Laos Knife 22 Gerald T. Henery F. L. Mattos J.D. Adams Hernand E. Wilson (FE)   picking up team involved in firefight.
66-13287 CH-3E 24 Oct 70 21st SOS, 56th SOW, NKP Laos Knife 33 Craig B. Schiele Ronald R. Kunz Thomas E. Heideman Wallace (NMI) Spivey   The helo was in a flight of two extracting indigenous personnel from a hill top LZ. The helo picked up 11 personnel and as the aircraft lifted off, it turned and fell into trees 200 meters from the LZ. A short time later, the other helo picked up 8 indigenous personnel who said the entire crew of the helicopter was dead; however, 20 minutes later, radio contact was made with the survivors and they, along with the body of the pilot were recovered.
66-13288 CH-3E 3 Feb 70 21st SOS, 56th SOW, NKP Laos Knife 51 J. C. Hughes J. P. Stuart H.L. Ramsey B.A. Smith   Aircraft was hit by ground fire, lost power, crashed, and burned. Aircraft was destroyed by friendly aircraft.
66-13294 CH-3E 30 Mar 68 21st SOS, 56th ACW, NKP Laos Dusty 51 Richard D. Bryant Schermerhorn Jeffery Zinn Thomas Bullington (FE) Johnnie Garrett (FE) Aircraft was delivering sensors when hit by ground fire and was forced to land.
66-13295 CH-3E 23 May 68 21st SOS, 56th ACW, NKP SVN Dusty 51 James P. McCollum William H. Taylor John L. Coon John E. Albanese Robert A. Fink helo was lost to unknown causes while flying a sensor delivery mission, crash site could not be reached due to heavy enemy activity. Note: Crew remains were eventually recovered.
67-14702 CH-3E 15 Jan 69 21st SOS, 56th SOW, NKP Laos Knife 54 Gerald T. Henery Adams Gerard Bucknall Hernand E. Wilson   see 65-15691 above, same crew except for Bucknall and Mattos. Acft was on Prairie Fire emergency extraction, was hit by ground fire, crash landed, later destroyed by friendly aircraft.

Jolly Green HH-53 SEA Losses

Tail Number Model Date Unit Location Call Sign Pilot CoPilot Flight Engineer Pararescueman Pararescueman Other Notes
  C 5 Dec 69 40th ARRS   Jolly Green 69 Joe Brown Holly Bell   Jim Nash Ron Jeczala   BURNED, possible ZPU ground fire, during Boxer 22 mission. Jolly later recovered and apparently rebuilt.
  C 2 Apr 69 40th ARRS Thailand Jolly Green 78 Capt. Cole     Jim Nash Donald Johnson   Crashed about ten miles south of Udorn RTAFB Thailand.
66-14430 B 18 Jan 69 40th ARRS Laos Jolly Green 67 Paul J. Darghty Barton C. Libby James R. Purdue Thomas R. Pope Donald Johnson   mission was SAR for SANDY 02, an A-1H piloted by LTC Lurie Morris (Rescued) who was shotdown on 17 January. The helo was recovering LTC Morris when the aircraft was hit by ground fire, lost it's hydralic system (SAR log reports first stage servo) and made an emergency landing, at 1245G, nine miles southeast of Tchephone Laos. At 1251G, JG-70 landed and picked up everyone on board JG-67, along with LTC Morris, the survivor. At 1300G, the order was given for fast movers to destroy JG-67; at 1508G the SAR log reads "RUSTIC flight got a good hit on JG-67 - its burning - lots of green backs going up in flames.".
66-14434 B 28 Jan 70 40th ARRS NVN Jolly Green 71 Holly G. Bell Leonard C. Leeser William C. Shinn William D. Pruett William C. Sutton Gregory L. Anderson
(Photog)
hit by missile fired from MIG during SAR for SEABIRD 02 (F-105G).  The Mig-21 was piloted by Vu Ngoc Dinh who then had 6 total kills. He was with the 921st Flight Regiment.
68-8283 C 30 Jun 70 40th ARRS Laos Jolly Green 54 Leroy C. Schaneberg John W. Goeglein Marvin E. Bell Paul L. Jenkins Michael F. Dean   hit by ground fire during SAR for NAIL 44 (OV-10A), crash site excavated Dec 93, remains identified as a group 7 March 1995.
68-8285 C 21 Jul 71 40th ARRS Laos Jolly Green 54 C. Bennet B. Robben   Chuck McGrath     shot down while recovering drone.
68-10366 C 25 Nov 71 37th ARRS SVN Jolly Green 70 Robert B. Swenck John W. George H. Theriot Thomas D. Prose James R. Thomas R.L. Steed (PJ ) SAR mission, crashed Song Na River
68-10359 C 27 Mar 72 40th ARRS Cambodia Jolly Green 61 David E. Pannabecker Richard E. Dreher James Manor Raymond J. Crow, Jr Raymond A. Wagner   crashed from unknown causes
68-10361 C 18 Aug 72 37th ARRS SVN Jolly Green No Fatalities No crew on board       Destroyed on the ramp by a VC 122mm rocket.
68-10365 C 6 Apr 72 37th ARRS SVN Jolly Green 67 Peter H. Chapman, II John H. Call, III Roy D. Prater Allen J. Avery William R. Pearson James Alley (Photog) SAR mission for BAT 21 (EB-66C), crash site excavated May 94, remains of crew buried in Nov. 1997.
68-10362 C 14 Jun 73 40th ARRS Cambodia Jolly Green 64 Gilbert A. Rovito Francis E. Meador David V. McLeod, Jr Karl C. Morgan Stephen L. Caldwell   Tail rotor lost, crashed into Tonle Sap
68-10788 C 27 Dec 72 40th ARRS NVN Jolly Green 73 Richard D. Shapiro Miguel A. Pereira Charles J. Rouhier Robert W. Jones John R. Carlson   Down in Laos, no names for crew, SAR for JACKEL 22, F-111A crew downed on 22 Dec 72 (both crew captured and released). USAF loss listing reads "Aircraft unable to take on fuel, lost due to fuel starvation, aircraft destroyed by A-7." SAR log entries indicate refueling probe shot up, last entry reads " JG73 hit at 2049N10534E (In NVN), in a hover, down at 1957N10347E (NE of Ban Ban), destroyed by SANDY six.

Special Operations CH-53 SEA Losses

Tail Number Date Unit Location Call Sign Pilot CoPilot Flight Engineer Flight Engineer Other Notes
68-10925 15 May 75 21st SOS Cambodia Knife 31 Howard A. Carson Jr. Richard Vandegeer Jon D. Harston Randy L. Hoffmaster   Assualt on Koh Tang Island.  The aircraft with 20 Marines and 2 Navy medics on board was hit by ground fire as it approached the Eastern Beach of Koh Tang Island. The pilot attempted to pull back to deeper water, but a direct hit to the cockpit brought the aircraft down in waste deep water, near the surf line, where it burst into flames. Thirteen onboard the helicopter survived the crash and swam out to sea where they were rescued, the copilot and 12 of the passengers were not recovered.
68-10926 15 May 75 21st SOS Cambodia Knife 21 John H. Denham Karl W. Poulsen Robert A. Boissonnault Elwood E. Rumbaugh   Assualt on Koh Tang Island.  While off-loading Marines on the Western Beach of Koh Tang Island, the helicopter was hit by ground fire. The pilot managed a single engine takeoff and headed out to sea, skipping along the water, and taking on water each time it hit the surface. The aircraft made it nearly a mile off shore when it crashed. The aircraft rolled on it left side and all of the crew managed to exit the aircraft; however, SSgt Rumbaugh disappeared a short time later and it is beleived he drowned.
68-10927 15 May 75 21st SOS Cambodia Knife 23 John H. Schramm John P. Lucas Ronald A. Gross Eduardo E. Arrieta James M. Barschow, (Photog) KNIFE 23 was alongside KNIFE 31 during the intial attempt to insert Marines onto the Eastern Beach of Koh Tang Island. As they approached the beach, the two aircraft came under intense ground fire. Just after KNIFE 31explosed in flames, Knife 23 lost an engine and made a hard landing on the beach, loosing its entire tail section. The crew and the 20 Marines onboard exited the aircraft and made it to the treeline and were later rescued.
68-10929 18 Feb 71 21st SOS Laos Knife 47 Roger Korenberg Lyle Horner Carl DeMattos Augie Lawson   Laos, 11 people on board. The official accident investigation report listed the aircraft as a combat loss due to groundfire. All rescued by KNIFE 33.
68-10931 1 Mar 71 21st SOS Laos Knife 34 Milton H. Ramsey Albert Tijerina, Jr. G. Pearson F. Deck   at Lima Site 20, crashed on landing, hit ground, spun right, rolled down hill, flipped, burst into flames. Two flight engineers survived.
68-10933 14 May 75 21st SOS Thailand Knife James G. Kayes Laurence E.  Froehlich Robert P. Weldon George E. McMullen   The helicopter departed launched from Nakhom Phanom airfield at 2030 on 13 May 1975 with a crew of five and 18 USAF Security Police onboard to assist in the recovery operation for the USS Mayaquez. The helicopter disappeared from the airfield's departure radar 40 miles west of the airfield. All onboard were killed.
70-1627 15 May 75 21st SOS Cambodia Knife 22 Terry D. Ohlemeier David W. Greer Michael C. Wilson Norman A. Paul   KNIFE 22, along with KNIFE 21, was attempting to insert Marines into the western beach of Koh Tang Island. On the run into the beach. the aircraft received heavy damage, which caused a fuel lead. Unable to off load the Marines, the aircraft attempted to return to its staging base, but ran out of fuel and was forced to make an emergency landing on the mainland.
70-1628 24 Jan 75 21st SOS   Knife Gary C. Hall Bryan A. Rye James K. Hurley Garry W. Hermanson    

Rescue HU-16 SEA Losses

Tail Number Date Unit Location Call Sign Pilot CoPilot Navigator Flight Engineer Flight Engineer Radio Operator Pararescue Notes
51-058 3 Jul 65   NVN        

 

 

 

 

Not in USAF listing, Grid YG105019, approximately 120 kilometers off the coast of North Vietnam, no further information

51-5287 19 Jun 65                     Not is USAF Listing, No Grid, no further information
51-0071 14 Mar 66 33rd ARRS, Tan Son Nhut AB NVN Crown Bravo Westenbar W.E. Hall D.S. Price C. Jackson   Robert L. Hilton James. E. Pleiman Aircraft lost while flying rescue mission for PLUTO ONE, F-4C 64-0740, Maj J. Peerson, pilot, and Capt L.C. Bryant copilot, both recovered. The aircraft landed in the water to pick up the survivors, was hit by enemy gunfire, and caught fire. The crew abandoned the aircraft and it sank. The six survivors, four crewmembers and the crew of PLUTO ONE were picked up by a U.S. Navy helicopter, it is assumed the two unaccounted for individuals went down with the aircraft. The remains of one of the crewmembers reportedly washed ashore after the incident and were buried by the North Vietnamese. What are believed to be the buried remains were turned over to the U.S. in December 1988. These remains were identified as A1C Pleiman on 13 March 1989.
51-7145 18 Oct 66 37th ARRS, Danang NVN Crown Bravo Ralph H. Angstadt John Henry S. Long Inzar W. Rackley Jr. Robert L. Hill John R. Shoneck Lawrence (NMI) Clark Steven H. Adams The aircraft was on a SAR orbit north of the DMZ and reported to a Navy ship he was returning to his home station, Danang. This was the last contact with the aircraft and no trace of the aircraft or crew was ever found.

  Rescue HH-43 SEA Losses

Tail Number Date Unit Location Call Sign Pilot CoPilot Flight Engineer Pararescue/Other Pararescue/Other Other Notes
58-1845 10 Oct 68 38th ARRS
Phan Rang
SVN Pedro 44 Von M. Liedernecht Donald Brooks Milard Bledsoe Emmett Orr (FE) Angel Luna (LM)   crashed at Phan Rang AB as a result of control problems, control surface hit blades, which caused blades to separate.
59-1562 19 Jul 69 14th Utapao Thailand MAPLE 02 Warren K. Davis     Harry Cohen Tommy Miles   flying SAR for burning B-52 at Utapao, B-52 exploded causing helo to crash.
59-1587 8 Jul 66 38th ARRS
Tan Son Nhut
SVN unknown             Ground loss, hit by a mortar attack.
59-1590 27 Jun 69 41st ARRS
Phan Rang
SVN Pedro 92 J. Gammon W. Mcoll Pomerpleu H. Jones     Crashed during SAR for BLADE 04, F-100D, Capt J. Casper pilot/recovered, white flash from helicopter, possibly due to ground fire. Minimal injuries to crew.
60-0278 10 Jul 69 38th ARRS
Utapao
unknown unknown             Listed in USAF loss list, but no info, no entries in SAR log.
60-0282 7 Aug 69 38th ARRS
Tuy Hoa
SVN Pedro 24 Wohlnick Brittingh         Ferry mission to Cam Ranh Bay, engine quit, 2 restarts failed, crashed in water.
62-4510 20 Sep 65 Det 1, 38th ARRS, NKP NVN DUTCHY 41 Thomas J. Curtis Duane W. Martin William A. Robinson Arthur N. Black     The helo was participating in the SAR for ESSEX 04, an F-105D piloted by Capt Willis E. Forby, who was captured by the NVN, when it was hit by ground fire and crashed. Three of the crew were captured; however, Lt Martin evaded and made his way to Laos and was captured by the Pathet Lao; at the end of June 1966, Lt Martin, along with USN LTJG Dieter Dengler, Air America civilian Eugene DeBruin, a Chinese National, and three Thais, escaped from the Houay Het Prison camp in Central Laos. Martin and Dengler evaded together for 17 days before Lt Martin was killed by a machete wielding villager. Dengler was rescued five days later.
62-4511 28 Oct 66 38th ARRS
Pleiku
SVN Pedro 42 C.Vermeys George H. "Spike" Bonnell Frances D. "Dave" Rice
FE
Allen Stanek     Aircraft was shot down in the Ia Drang Valley while attempting a night rescue of wounded 4th Infantry Div. soldiers.
62-4525 7 Feb 68 Det 9, 38th ARRS
Pleiku
SVN Pedro 56 Francis B. Gilligan Lester M. Jiggens Jose G. Abara Davis R. Berrio     Assisting in the recovery of the crew of a downed Army helicopter, helicopter hit by ground fire near Kontum, caught fire, crashed ten seconds later; three of the four crewmembers survived the crash.
63-9711 21 May 67 38th ARRS
Bien Hoa
SVN Pedro 73 D.L. Wiest Rielly H.H. Ewton R.S. Loud     Aircraft was flying rescue Cap for RAMROD 02, F-100D, Capt Lindberg pilot/KIA, helo damaged by ground fire and landed. The aircraft was later destroyed on the ground.
63-9712 26 Jan 69 38th ARRS
Pleiku
SVN Pedro 74 William F. Clark Warren Kaufman Donald W. Gooding Luther T. Jones Gus Jones George Bogner
(observer)
Helo lost power and crashed, investigation revealed helo had received small arms fire.
63-9713 2 Jun 65 unknown unit/station SVN unknown Lockhart   Kilpatric R. Smith     Flying rescue cap for downed aircraft, aircraft was hit by ground fire while hovering over downed O-1F aircraft and crashed.
63-9715 8 May 67 Det 7, 38th ARRS SVN Pedro 96 John .J. Hoye Al Jacox Ray Weddell Phil S. Resos John Tobey   Aircraft was shot down while attempting to rescue four Marines who were in contact with the enemy.

Special Operations UH-1 SEA Losses
All aircraft were operated by the 20th Helicopter Squadron
(later 20th Special Operations Squadron)

Tail Number Model Date Wing/ Operating Location Location Call Sign Pilot CoPilot Flight Engineer Gunner/Other Gunner/Other Notes
63-13151 UH-1F 19 May 69 14th SOW, Nha Trang SVN   W. D. Boyd         Lost due to a fuel control malfunction. All personnel rescued
63-13152 UH-1F 21 Apr 69 14th SOW, Nha Trang SVN             Shot down while attempting to extract a reconnaissance team. All of the crew members and the team were rescued.
63-13155 UH-1P 21 Oct 69 14th SOW, Tuy Hoa SVN   R. B. Swenck M. R. Loper R. G. Davis     The aircraft lost power and autorotated into 5 foot high elephant grass. Upon landing it rolled onto it's side. Fire completely destroyed the helicopter.
63-13158 UH-1F 26 Mar 69 14th SOW, Nha Trang Near Duc My, SVN Green Hornet 58 Frank DeFigulia   Jesse C. Bowman Antonio L. Alho James E. O'Gorman Passengers: Col. Levesque, Col Lepard, Capt Fields, Capt Booth, Mr. Greer, all died. Sgt Joslyn was rescued. Aircraft experienced a 1-1 beat, auto-rotation initiated and control was lost due to the heavy vibration. Main rotor disintegrated, severing the tail boom. Aircraft impacted the ground.
63-13164 UH-1F 3 Jan 69 14th SOW, Nha Trang Cambodia Dart Paul McClellan Thomas Courtney Jess R. Rowland Ronald P. Zenga   Shot down while attempting to rescue a six man Special Forces recon patrol. The patrol was in contact and in danger of being overrun. Enemy fire struck the fuel cells and set the aircraft on fire. The engine failed and the aircraft crashed into the trees.
64-15484 UH-1P 25 Sep 70 14th SOW, Cam Ranh Bay SVN Green Hornet 621 Jackie P. Heil Henry B. Carrington   Gerald A. Cooper David J. Calvin Near the SVN/Cambodian border, the aircraft turned to avoid a mid-air collision with a VNAF CH-34, hit tress and caught fire after coming to rest.
64-15491 UH-1P 14 Mar 70 14th SOW, Tuy Hoa SVN   Marvin R. Loper (IP) Dana A. Dilley   John A. Thornburn David A. Carpenter Pilot was hit by ground fire and the helicopter hit the trees and crashed. The other three crew members were all injured when the aircraft landed.
64-15492 UH-1F 13 Feb 69 14th SOW, Nha Trang Near Duc Co, SVN Vulture 02 Ronald Andrews Ronald N. Guy   Jesse C. Bowman Isidro Arroyo Shot down while trying to suppress ground fire to allow the rescue of a Special Forces patrol. The aircraft burst into flames but was able to land without injury to the crew. Crew was picked up by another Green Hornet.
65-07923 UH-1F 21 Sep 67 14th ACW, Nha Trang SVN Green Hornet 23 Hoffmann J. W. Berka       The helicopter was at a hover when it raised and then descended, tilted to the right and left and then nosed over into the ground.
65-07929 UH-1P 14 Jul 69 14th ACW, Nha Trang SVN             The helicopter was being flown on a FCF when the engine lost power. Autorotation was initiated but the aircraft landed on a slope, rolled to the right and the main rotor blades struck the ground
65-07930 UH-1P 29 Jul 70 14th SOW, Tuy Hoa Tuy Hoa, SVN   John R. Clapper (IP) Marion J. Messenger Roby J. Farmer Ronald W. Clark Bryan R. McGregor While flying local gun training the aircraft was autorotated into the trees. Recovery of the aircraft indicated numerous bullet holes and possible engine failure. Aircraft was a combat loss due to the extensive damage and was not repaired.
65-07932 UH-1F 31 Mar 67 14th ACW, Nha Trang Laos   Robert L. Baldwin D. E. Lyall       The helicopter was hit by ground fire over a landing zone in the Lima Site 6 area during as attempt to exfiltrate friendly forces. 
65-07935 UH-1P 8 Dec 69 14th SOW, Tuy Hoa SVN   McCallist Rochell   J. Sanchez D. Delahoy Shot down while covering an exfil of a reconnaissance team in contact with the enemy. The engine took hits and the aircraft crashed into the trees. Crew was rescued by a US Army UH-1 slick.
65-07937 UH-1F 13 Apr 69 14th SOW, Nha Trang SVN   J. Johnson James O. Lynch H. W. Mattox Isidro Arroyo   Shot down by enemy ground fire. Pilot was killed and co-pilot wounded in the action.
65-07942 UH-1F 27 Nov 68 14th SOW, Nha Trang Cambodia   Robert Dyer John Walker Gene P. Stuifbergen Victor Adams   While inserting a Special Forces team, the aircraft was hit by ground fire while hovering. Rolled to the left and crashed, killing 4 Special Forces soldiers and SSgt Stuifbergen. His body was pinned under the left side of the aircraft and could not be recovered.
65-07944 UH-1P 19 Mar 70 14th SOW, Tuy Hoa SVN Green Hornet 944 Clyde W. Enderle (IP) Carlos A. Estrada, Jr.   James W. Greenwood John N. Visnesky The aircraft was hit by enemy ground fire while on a training flight and spun into the ground. The aircraft subsequently burned and was completely destroyed.
66-01217 UH-1P 25 Aug 69 14th SOW, Nha Trang SVN Green Hornet 217 W. Bradley         During a test flight at Nha Trang, at 300 feet, 60 KIAS, the aircraft lost power and auto-rotated to the ground. Impact caused one skid to fold and the aircraft rolled and pivoted over the left front corner of the fuselage, coming to rest on the top left side.
69-6621 UH-1N 4 Dec 71 483rd SOW, Cam Ranh Bay SVN Green Hornet 621 B. Claxton D. L. Vesley   R. T. King Thomas E. Fike The aircraft was returning from a SAR mission when it was forced to land in a rice paddy. Sgt Fike was shot in the back.
Unknown UH-1P 26 Nov 68 14th SOW, Nha Trang SVN   David Miller Russel Simonetta       The aircraft was hit by heavy automatic weapons fire on an exfil of troops in contact. Aircraft autorotated into a small jungle clearing. Crew was rescued by a 20th UH-1F slick. Less than 25 minutes later the aircraft was set on fire by enemy forces. Aircraft was believed to have been downed by a round though the oil cooler.

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