Helicopter UH-1B 63-08709

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08709
Date: 01/26/65
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0500 feet and 075 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Bottom
Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 10884, BELL, JSIDR (Bell Helicopter. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08709
Date: 02/06/65
Accident case number: 0B355 Fatality Accident
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 10
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O2 WREN CC


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08709
Date: 06/16/65
Incident number: 0C274ACD Accident case number: 0C274 Total Loss Accident
Unit: A/502 AVN
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
Unknown this helicopter was Unknown at 0100 feet and 058 knots.
South Vietnam
Count of hits was not possible because the helicopter burned or exploded.
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (12.7MM)
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 02 INJ, 02 DOI . .
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Exploded
costing 193648
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, UH1P1, 01172, CRAFX, CASRP, JSIDR (Operations Report. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P MAJ SANFORD JACKIE WILLARD KIA
P O3 BISCH FR
CE SP5 MORITZ MICHAEL P KIA
G E6 GIACCHINO
This record was last updated on 05/25/98


The following is crew member information for this incident:


Name: SP5 Michael Perry Moritz
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/16/65 while performing the duty of Crew Chief.
Age at death: 22.4
Date of Birth: 01/09/43
Home City: Ventura, CA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/502 AVN
Major organization: other
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02E-010
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 63-08709
Service number: 19755943
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67N20 = UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: crew chief
Started Tour: 09/30/64
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Episcopal (Anglican)
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 06/25/94



Name: MAJ Jackie Willard Sanford (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/16/65 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 33.3
Date of Birth: 03/04/32
Home City: East Rainelle, WV
Service: IN branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/502 AVN
Major organization: other
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02E-011
Short Summary: Gun ship shot down while supporting S. Vietnamese in the Delta out of Vinh Long. Long Binh heliport named after him. See Bows book
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 63-08709
Service number: O90430
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 9181
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 09/26/64
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 16
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married 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: officer
This record was last updated on 08/20/95


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08709
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
6506   0    0 WAEFA0 A/502 AVN        VIETNAM                     VS



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