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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 64658
Last updated: 19 November 2017
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Date:27-OCT-1965
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell UH-1E Iroquois
Owner/operator:VMO-2, US Marine Corps (USMC)
Registration: 151843
C/n / msn: 6037
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Marble Mountain AFB, Quang Nam, South Vietnam -   Vietnam
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Marble Mountain AFB, South Vietnam
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On the night of October 27-28 1965, a raid by Viet Cong sappers against the U. S. Marine Corps‘s Marble Mountain Air Facility in South Vietnam destroyed 13 UH-1E and six UH-34 helicopters and damages four UH-1 Es and 26 UH-34 s. Known BuAer numbers of the destroyed Bell UH-1Es included:

1. 151843 (c/n 6037) with VMO-2 w/o Oct 28, 1965 at Marble Mountain base in Viet Cong attack
2. 151844 (c/n 6038) with VMO-2 w/o Oct 28, 1965 at Marble Mountain base in Viet Cong attack
3. 151850 (c/n 6044) with VMO-2 w/o Oct 28, 1965 at Marble Mountain base in Viet Cong attack
4. 151862 (c/n 6056) with VMO-2 w/o Oct 28, 1965 at Marble Mountain base in Viet Cong attack

Sources:

1. Chinnery, Philip D., Vietnam: The Helicopter War, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1991, ISBN 978-1-55750-875-1, p. 44.
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries19.html
3. http://crufc.ca/tag/united-states-marine-corps/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Jan-2015 15:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Jan-2015 15:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]

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