Helicopter UH-1H 67-17402

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17402
The Army purchased this helicopter 0468
Total flight hours at this point: 00000664
Date: 11/17/68
Incident number: 68111717.KIA
Unit: 61 AHC
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: BS845002
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Summary: LRRP insertion into a booby trapped LZ. Three LRRPs and the CE killed. The aircraft burned.
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
CE PFC WYMER WILLIAM CLIFFORD JR KIA

Passengers:
SP4 HAVEL RICHARD THOMAS, AR, PAX, KIA; SP4 MAY ROY EDWARD, AR, PAX, KIA; PFC ROCK GERALD FRANCIS, AR, PAX, KIA;

This record was last updated on 04/21/00


The following is crew member information for this incident:


Name: SP4 Richard Thomas Havel (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/17/68 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Date of Birth: 03/09/49
Home City: Atwater, CA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Major organization: 173rd Airborne Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 38W-001
Short Summary: LRRP insertion into a booby trapped LZ. Three LRRPs and the CE killed. The aircraft burned.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17402
Service number: 18826233
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 11C2P = Indirect Fire Infantryman
Major attributing cause: connected with a booby trap
Compliment cause: unknown or not reported
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Started Tour: 06/05/68
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
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 04/21/00



Name: SP4 Roy Edward May (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/17/68 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Date of Birth: 01/31/49
Home City: Sacramento, CA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Major organization: 173rd Airborne Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 38W-003
Short Summary: LRRP insertion into a booby trapped LZ. Three LRRPs and the CE killed. The aircraft burned.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17402
Service number: 18921452
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 11B2P = Infantryman
Major attributing cause: connected with a booby trap
Compliment cause: unknown or not reported
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Started Tour: 07/11/68
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Location: Binh Dinh Province II 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 04/21/00



Name: PFC Gerald Francis Rock (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/17/68 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Date of Birth: 11/04/49
Home City: Grand Rapids, MI
Service: component of the U.S. Army.
Major organization: 173rd Airborne Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 38W-005
Short Summary: LRRP insertion into a booby trapped LZ. Three LRRPs and the CE killed. The aircraft burned.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17402
Service number: 54977289
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 11B1P = Infantryman
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Started Tour: 10/29/68
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
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 04/21/00



Name: PFC William Clifford Wymer, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/17/68 while performing the duty of Crew Chief.
Age at death: 20.0
Date of Birth: 11/01/48
Home City: Scio, OH
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 61 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 38W-001
Short Summary: LRRP insertion into a booby trapped LZ. Three LRRPs and the CE killed. The aircraft burned.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17402
Service number: 11680671
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67A1F = Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: crew chief
Started Tour: 09/17/68
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
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 04/21/00


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17402
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 0468.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6804   0    0 3300   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6805 106  106 WC3JAA 129 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6806 127  233 WC3JAA 129 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6807  91  324 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6808 113  437 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6809  62  499 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6810  86  585 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6811  79  664 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN



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