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Goldbook information on UH-1D 66-01066

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-01066
Date: 01/10/68
Incident number: 68011061.BAT
Unit: 57 AHC
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: AR782884
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA, 52 CAB Unit History (Operations Report. )
Summary: This aircraft is specifically mentioned as being destroyed during the B-40 and satchel charge attack on Kontum Airfield.
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
FM SP4 ARMOR LOYDE DEAN KIA
FM SP4 CARPENTER THOMAS JR KIA
FM PFC DEVINE RICHARD DANIEL JR KIA
CM PFC GOMEZ ANDRES ARMANDO R KIA
FM SP4 MUNCY ROBERT WILLIAM KIA

Passengers:
PFC PFEISTER ROBERT, AR, CM, KIA;

This record was last updated on 05/25/98


The following is crew member information for this incident:


Name: SP4 Loyde Dean Armor
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/10/68 while performing the duty of Flight Mechanic.
Age at death: 23.7
Date of Birth: 04/14/44
Home City: Broseley, MO
Service: component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 615 TC DET
Prior Unit: 57 AHC
Major organization: other
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 34E-013
Short Summary: Died of injuried received during an enemy B40 and Satchel Charge attack on Kontum Airfield.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-01066
Service number: 56584529
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 68G20 = Aircraft Structural Repairer
Compliment cause: weapons
Started Tour: 10/20/67
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Length of service: 01
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: AR785889
Reason: multiple-fragment wounds
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Nazarene
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 06/06/97



Name: SP4 Thomas Carpenter, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/10/68 while performing the duty of Flight Mechanic.
Age at death: 21.1
Date of Birth: 12/12/46
Home City: Tuscaloosa, AL
Service: component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 615 TC DET
Prior Unit: 57 AHC
Major organization: other
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 34E-015
Short Summary: Died of injuried received during an enemy B40 and Satchel Charge attack on Kontum Airfield.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-01066
Service number: 53842080
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67N20 = UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Compliment cause: weapons
Started Tour: 08/13/67
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: AR785889
Reason: multiple-fragment wounds
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Negro
Relgion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
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 06/06/97



Name: PFC Richard Daniel Devine, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/10/68 while performing the duty of Flight Mechanic.
Age at death: 20.5
Date of Birth: 07/25/47
Home City: Saugus, MA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 615 TC DET
Prior Unit: 57 AHC
Major organization: other
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 34E-017
Short Summary: Died of injuried received during an enemy B40 and Satchel Charge attack on Kontum Airfield.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-01066
Service number: 11618345
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 68G20 = Aircraft Structural Repairer
Compliment cause: weapons
Started Tour: 10/20/67
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Length of service: 01
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: AR785889
Reason: multiple-fragment wounds
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Roman Catholic
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 06/06/97



Name: PFC Andres Armando R Gomez
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/10/68.
Age at death: 20.3
Date of Birth: 09/10/47
Home City: Anaheim, CA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 57 AHC
Major organization: other
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 34E-018
Short Summary: Died of injuried received during an enemy B40 and Satchel Charge attack on Kontum Airfield.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-01066
Service number: 18773569
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67N20 = UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Started Tour: 05/04/67
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Length of service: 01
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: AR785889
Reason: gunshot or small arms fire
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Roman Catholic
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 06/06/97



Name: SP4 Robert William Muncy
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/10/68 while performing the duty of Flight Mechanic.
Age at death: 27.7
Date of Birth: 05/15/40
Home City: Hydro, OK
Service: component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 615 TC DET
Prior Unit: 57 AHC
Major organization: other
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 34E-023
Short Summary: Died of injuried received during an enemy B40 and Satchel Charge attack on Kontum Airfield.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-01066
Service number: 54661433
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67N20 = UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Compliment cause: weapons
Started Tour: 10/04/67
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Length of service: 01
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: AR785889
Reason: multiple-fragment wounds
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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 06/06/97



Name: PFC Robert Pfeister
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/10/68.
Age at death: 20.4
Date of Birth: 08/23/47
Home City: Louisville, KY
Service: component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 57 AHC
Major organization: other
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 34E-024
Short Summary: Died of injuried received during an enemy B40 and Satchel Charge attack on Kontum Airfield.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-01138
Service number: 51942040
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67N20 = UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Started Tour: 10/20/67
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Length of service: 01
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: AR785889
Reason: gunshot or small arms fire
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Baptist - other groups
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 06/06/97


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-01138
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 .
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6801   0    0 WAX5AA 57 AHC           VIETNAM                     VS

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