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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 76997
Last updated: 28 March 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell UH-1H Iroquois
Owner/operator:Bravo Company, 101st Aviation Btn, US Army
Registration: 66-16185
C/n / msn: 5879
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:over Laos, 20 miles W of Khe Sanh -   Laos
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Khe Sanh, Loas
Destination airport:Firebase Delta-1, Laos
66-16185 (c/n 5879, 101st Avn, B Co) shot down and exploded midair 20 miles W of Khe Sanh, Laos, March 20, 1971. No signs of survivors were seen. Because of the presence of enemy forces in the area, no subsequent search could be made for survivors.

All 4 onboard were Killed In Action:

MAJ Jack L. Barker, Waycross, GA
CPT John F. Dugan, Roselle, NJ
SGT William E. Dillender, Naples, FL
PFC John J. Chubb, Gardena, CA

The remains of the four crewmen were repatriated on 05 Dec 2002; the DoD announced identification of the remains on 30 August 2005. They were buried at Arlington National Cemetery on April 12, 2006


Revision history:

30-Nov--0001 00:00 ASN Archive
23-Aug-2011 12:36 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Narrative]
30-Oct-2011 00:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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