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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 84473
Last updated: 18 November 2017
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Date:24-APR-1951
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B47G model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell HTL-4 Sioux
Owner/operator:1st MAW, VMO-6, US Navy
Registration: 128634
C/n / msn: 217
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Incheon -   South Korea
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Incheon, South Korea
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Attached to 1st MAW. Hit by automatic weapons fire during a CASEVAC mission, and crashed at Incheon, South Korea 24/4/1951. Pilot (1st Lt Robert G Mathewson) was only slightly injured. He landed near to a US Marine platoon close to the front line. Issued with a steel helmet and a rifle, he was immediately "press ganged" into the platoon, and had to fight with them, as a combat infantryman, back to safe territory!

Sources:

1. U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and MATS Aircraft Lost During the Korean War By Douglas E. Campbell
2. http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_info_272.htm
3. http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries14.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Jul-2013 02:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Feb-2015 21:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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