Helicopter UH-1C 66-15159

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15159
The Army purchased this helicopter 0667
Total flight hours at this point: 00000885
Date: 03/15/69
Incident number: 69031551.KIA
Unit: 175 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Close Air Support
Unknown this helicopter was Attacking at UNK feet and UNK knots.
Unknown
UTM grid coordinates: WR549611
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
causing a Fire.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 03 DOI, 01 INJ . .
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Burned
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, UH1P3, 07402 (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC 1LT WHYNAUGHT JEFFREY LYLE KIA
CE SP5 PRICE JOHN WILLIAM KIA
G SP4 MCADAMS EDGAR GREGORY KIA
This record was last updated on 05/25/98


The following is crew member information for this incident:


Name: SP4 Edgar Gregory McAdams
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/15/69 while performing the duty of Gunner.
Age at death: 20.0
Date of Birth: 03/22/49
Home City: Daphne, AL
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 175 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 29W-047
Short Summary: Helicopter fire. WO1 Robins survived.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15159
Service number: 12938074
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67A1F = Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: door gunner
Started Tour: 01/15/67
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Chuong Thien Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
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 09/20/95



Name: SP5 John William Price
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/15/69 while performing the duty of Crew Chief.
Age at death: 21.9
Date of Birth: 04/28/47
Home City: Westfield, NJ
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 175 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 29W-048
Short Summary: Helicopter fire. WO1 Robins survived.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15159
Service number: 18906883
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67N20 = UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: crew chief
Started Tour: 04/03/68
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Chuong Thien Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: other religions (Hindu, Thai, etc.)
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 09/20/95



Name: 1LT Jeffrey Lyle Whynaught
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/15/69 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.3
Date of Birth: 12/07/46
Home City: San Clemente, CA
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 175 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-10/68-14
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 29W-046
Short Summary: Helicopter fire. WO1 Robins survived.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15159
Service number: O5341530
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 08/26/68
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Chuong Thien Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
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: officer
This record was last updated on 09/20/95


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15159
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 0667.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6706  10   10 W0UX4B OFC DIR CON SUP  1ST ARMY   FORT KNOX        1ST ARMY
6707   0   10 W0UX4B OFC DIR CON SUP  1ST ARMY   FORT KNOX        1ST ARMY
6708  30   40 W05AAA 7THSQ 1ST AIRCV  1ST ARMY   FORT KNOX        1ST ARMY
6709  35   75 W05AAA 7THSQ 1ST AIRCV  1ST ARMY   FORT KNOX        1ST ARMY
6710  32  107 W05AAA 7THSQ 1ST AIRCV  1ST ARMY   FORT KNOX        1ST ARMY
6711  27  134 W05AAA 7THSQ 1ST AIRCV  1ST ARMY   FORT KNOX        1ST ARMY
6712  38  172 W05AAA 7THSQ 1ST AIRCV  1ST ARMY   FORT KNOX        1ST ARMY
6801   0  172 W05AAA 7THSQ 1ST AIRCV  1ST ARMY   FORT KNOX        1ST ARMY
6802   0  172 3300   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6803  71  243 3446   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6804  96  339 3446   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6805   0  339 3446   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6806  79  418 3446   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6807  68  486 3446   OPM SEA NITEOPS  1ST ARMY   FORT BELVOIR     AMC
6808  78  564 3203   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC
6809  64  628 3203   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC
6810  82  710 3203   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC
6811  78  788 WAHBB0 COB 1STAVBN 1IN  VIETNAM                     RVN
6812  38  826 WC5DAA 605 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN
6901   4  830 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6902  55  885 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN



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