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1962-1972

 

Date

Name(s)

Location

Insignia

Notes

Known Aircraft Type

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22 JUN 09

CIV James F. Elliott [IP]
WO1 injured

Alabama

1-223 AVN (LSI-PRI DIV)
TH-67
#N91763
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crew was conducting a simulated engine failure when it crashed at approx 1530 hours near High Bluff stagefield during IERW training.

23 JUN 05

CIV Michael H. Lee [IP]
2 WO1's injured

Alabama

1-223 AVN (LSI-ADV DIV)
TH-67
#N67221
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was on a routine training flight from Ft. Rucker when it experienced a hard landing and damage after they got into LTE. It went down on Lake Drive near the Eufaula Community Center.

07 APR 01

LTC Rennie M. Cory Jr
LTC George D. Martin III
SFC Tommy J. Murphy
TSG Robert M. Flynn (USAF)
CPO Juan P. Gonzales (USN)
MAJ Charles E. Lewis (USAF)
MSG Steven L. Moser (USAF)
Nguyen Than Ha
COL Tran Van Bien
LTC Nguyen Van Ha (VAF)
LTC Nguyen Thanh Son (VAF)
MAJ Nguyen Huu Nham (VAF)
MAJ Vu Pham The Kien (VAF)
LT Giap Thanh Ngan (VAF)
LT Pham Duy Dung (VAF)
LT Dang Ngoc (VAF)

Vietnam

JTF-FA
MI-8
#VN-8415
A/C crashed into a fog covered mountain in Quang Binh Province. They were surveying potential sites for full-scale excavations to recover the remains of Americans who were missing in action from the Vietnam War.

13 AUG 81

CW2 David P. Burcher [P]
CPT Thomas E. Pfannenstiel [IP]
CP & CE injured

Kansas

137 TC (KS ARNG)
CH-54A
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed during training flight in a NG training area near Dragoon Creek at approx. 1530 hours. Crew was performing a transition training flight and was on final approach when IP initiated a simulated single-engine emergency procedure by beeping the #2 engine offline. As A/C reached short final, approach was lower and slower than normal causing slingload to hit trees. CE tried to release load but load hit ground and caused A/C M/R blades to enter treeline, severed M/R blade hit a T/R blade causing T/R gearbox assy to separate. A/C came to rest with the main fuselage upright and tailboom lying across slingload.

29 SEP 79

CPT Paul F. Edgar Jr [P] - PAARNG
CPT James E. Capps [P] - ALARNG
SSG Alan K. Piatt [CE] - PAARNG
SSG Wayman Nixon Jr [C] - ALARNG

Ohio

PA & AL ARNG
CH-54A
#68-18457
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C lost a rotor about 500' off the ground and plunged flaming into a house in Loveland, while being transferred/ferried to Indiantown Gap, EAATS, Annville, PA (PA ARNG), from Birmingham, AL. (AL ARNG). Failure of corroded horizontal hinge pin on M/R head caused blade to separate.

06 APR 76

CW4 Richard T. Harrison [P]
SP5 Carlis E. Malpass [FE]
2 injured

Oklahoma

273 AVN
CH-54B
#69-18475
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed and burned shortly after taking off at Landing Strip 15 at the North Field tactical area on Ft. Sill. A/C struck a large oak tree and burst into flames upon impact. Crew allowed A/C to drift backward and lost sight of ground in blowing dust from rotorwash in night landing. Weather VFR at the time.

27 MAR 76

CPT Gary E. Hill [P]
CIV Emmett Laing

Texas

 

USAAEFA
J214-A
A/C crashed near Alvarado while on a test flight.

28 JUL 72

CPT Peter T. Pearson [P]
6 injured

Alaska

222 AVN
CH-54
A/C crashed near the Gulkana Glacier north of Summit Lake while on a routine training flight.

25 OCT 70

CW4 George T. McKenzie [P]
SSG Henry Hunter [CE]
Mr. Gee (Thai)
6 Laotian Helicopter Students killed

Thailand

 

DEPCJUSMAG BKK THAI
CH-34?
A/C crashed near Phichit after taking off from Tahkli AFB heading to Udorn.

28 JUL 70

CW4 Donald H. Smith [AC]
CW3 David E. Walters [CP]
SP4 Frank V. Aiken [FE]
SP5 James L. Wooded [CE]

Germany

295 AVN
CH-54A
#68-18452
A/C burst into flames in midair and crashed in a wheat field about a mile from Rossheim enroute to Karlsruhe to pick up cargo. Cause determined to be a frozen tail rotor P/C link.

26 JUN 70

SP5 Dwight D. Brackett [CE]

Germany

1/81 ARTY
CH-34
News Article
A/C made forced landing after losing power shortly after takeoff from Wiley Barracks and CE was killed when he was struck by M/R blade while exiting the A/C.

24 JUN 69

CIV Mark Westover
5 injured

Alaska

[Need A/C Unit]
CH-21
News Article
A/C crashed near the Sportsman's Lodge on the Kenai River south of Anchorage while aiding the US Forest Service on the Russian River forest fire. Westover was a student at Alaska Methodist University.

18 JUN 69

SP4 John D. Clinebell
11 injured

Germany

4 AVN
CH-37
A/C crashed in a field near the Wildflecken training area. 9 PAX were 3 ID soldiers.

06 MAY 68

CPT Druey D. Lambert Jr [PC]
CW2 Stephan H. Berg [CP]
SP5 Richard A. Figuhr [CE]
COL William S. Grabowski
SP4 James E. DeGroot

England

56 AVN DET
CH-34A
#56-4323
News Article
A/C crashed and burst into flames into an open field near Crawley while on a routine flight from Burtonwood to Eastleigh Airport. A/C reportedly lost two or more of its rotor blades before crashing.

25 JAN 68

SP6 Harry I. Kee [C]
P injured

Germany

540 ENG GRP
H-34
News Article
A/C crashed near Backnang during a light snowfall while on a mission to pickup another CH-34. During return flight (flight of 2), lead acft diverted around a hill obscured by clouds and lost contact with 2nd acft. A/C was observed to circle town several times at 50-100', flew SE and appeared to be in a slight descent, slow airspeed at approx 50' when it struck a tree, continued for 120' and descend through trees, impacting the ground on left side.

11 APR 67

CPT Lawrence C. Hughes [P]
WO1 Freddie B. Lott [CP]
SP4 David F. Wotring [CE]

Alabama

[Need A/C Unit]
CH-21
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed at approx 0700 hours on Pelham Range at Ft. McClellan while on a routine training support mission.

27 JAN 67

DAC Jere J. Krauss [P]
SFC Donald A. Franzen [CE]
MAJ Gerald A. Germuga [OB]
SP6 Fred M. Kuddes Jr [OB]
PFC Dale C. Goolsby [OB]

Utah

[Need A/C Unit]
CH-21
News Article
A/C crashed and burst into flames shortly after take-off from Michael AAF near Dugway Proving Grounds complex at approx 1140 hours. The A/C crashed in the center of a large building complex known as the Ditto Technical Area.

07 DEC 66

LTC Harley J. Finley [P]
MAJ Laverne B. Huffman [P]
SP6 John F. Zeimet [CE]

Texas

148 TRANS BN (IA ARNG)
CH-37
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was performing surveys for the USGS when the crew set down after feeling a vibration in the rotors. After inspection, they attempted to hover/fly the A/C closer to the road for maintenance to service and/or make repairs, when a M/R blade separated from the aircraft. The A/C crashed and burned 5 miles W of Era on FM 922 at 1230 hours.

25 MAR 66

1LT Gerald V. Belcher [P]
CWO Joe W. Boyd [CP]
SP5 Jerry F. David [CE]

Germany

11 TRANS
CH-34
News Article
A/C crashed near Paderborn during an allied training exercise. A/C struck the ground at high speed in an extreme nose low attitude and approx 200g's. Wx at the throughout the day was frequent snowshowers and visibility had varied from one-half mile to zero.

02 FEB 66

MAJ H. Beecher Dierdorff [P]
1 injured

Maryland

[Need A/C Unit]
H-19
A/C crashed while attempting to land along a road near Madonna while enroute to rush a pregnant woman to the hospital.

25 JUN 65

SP5 James D. Huckobey [CE]
3 injured

Korea

A/7 AVN BN
CH-21
News Article
A/C crashed 9 miles south of Uijongbu while on a routine morning resupply mission.

20 FEB 65

CW3 James C. Treadway [IP]
CPT Philip G. Wolf [P]
SP5 Thomas M. Matthews [CE]

Kansas

[Need A/C Unit]
H-21
A/C was hit by a USAF F-105 from 375 TFS that was taking off from McConnell AFB, crashed a mile apart west of Oxford and burned. Fighter pilot ejected safely.

01 OCT 64

1LT Jerry L. Hughes [IP]
WOC Jack R. King
Tan Gang Gam

Georgia

[Need A/C Unit]
H-19
News Article
A/C crashed in a peanut field near Blakely on a flight from Ft. Rucker.

14 AUG 64

CWO J. L. Lewis [P]
CWO Ronald Thomas [P]
SP4 Will H. Graham [C]
PFC James R. Ely [C]

Korea

19 TC
H-37
News Article
A/C crashed and burned near the top of 3000' Mt. Mudung near Kwangju while transporting signal equipment to a construction site for the Korean government. T/R struck the hillside causing the A/C to crash into a land mine.

29 JUN 64

CPT John B. Rose [P]
CP injured

Virginia

3 TC
H-34
News Article
A/C went out of control and crashed at Davison AAF.

29 APR 64

1LT Robert J. Gilbert [P]
CWO Robert L. Maynard [CP]
SP6 Mason A. Wilson [CE]
SFC James C. Harris
Billy M. Moss
CIV Leonard Gilliland

Alaska

[Need A/C Unit]
H-21
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed on Portage Glacier about 30 miles SE of Anchorage while returning to Ft. Richardson from a routine supply mission to the port of Whittier.

02 DEC 63

SFC Edward E. Ghee
SP5 John Mayo*
SGT Oscar Mitchell*
SP4 Gary D. Wells
SP4 Neil Y. Takahashi
5 injured

Georgia

11 AA
CH-34
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was operating out of Lawson AAF and apparently was ferrying troops to various locations when it crashed and burned in an apparent landing attempt on U.S. Hwy 27. * Died later of burn injuries. Cause of crash was engine failure due to master rod bearing failure.

25 MAY 63

1LT Alfred M. Herms [P]

Germany

504 AVN
CH-34
News Article
A/C crashed and burned in a vacant field near Dettenheim.

02 APR 63

LT Robert G. Knorr
WOC Charles E. Campbell

Alabama

[Need A/C Unit]
H-19
News Article
A/C crashed about 3 miles S of Clio after coming apart in the air before it plunged into a power line and burned.

31 OCT 62

1LT Eddie E. Hammett [P]
CE killed
LTC (female nurse) killed

Georgia

[Need A/C Unit]
CH-34C
A/C crashed into trees when engine failed while attempting an unauthorized flight at approx. 2330 hours at Ft. Stewart.

25 APR 62

CWO William D. Wheatley [P]
CWO Wiley Westbrook [CP]
SP5 June Van Pelt [CE]
MAJ James T. Active
CPT Anthony Cristan
COL Thomas S. Dallas
CPT Stanley L. Smith
MAJ Charles Stogsdill
2 injured

Alaska

80 TC
CH-21C
A/C based at Ft. Richardson crashed in a mud flat 37 miles S of Bethel while inspecting Alaska Scout Battalions. Suspect ski on right main gear tucked under in flight, causing control loss.

19 APR 62

CWO Edward L. Stevens [P]
CWO George C. Benard [CP]
SP5 Washington Williams [CE]

Virginia

[Need A/C Unit]
H-21C
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed and caught fire just minutes after it dropped off 10 military students to nearby Camp Perry. A/C was chalk #3 in flight of 3. Caused by loss of bolt in longitudinal cyclic control rod to aft rotor head. Nut backed off due to not being safetied.

13 NOV 61

CW2 Benjamin K. Humphreys [P]
CPT Lawrence V. O'Flahavan [P]
SP5 Oscar Ramirez [CE]
CW2 William L. Lingle Jr
SP5 Coleman L. Neal
SP4 Jack L. White
SP5 Lesley V. Withers

Korea

6 TC
H-21
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed near Osan AFB while on a routine military passenger flight. 4 PAX were all with the 65 Ordnance Co. Cause determined to be fatigue failure of link assembly which attaches to the output of the longitudinal cyclic servo.

26 OCT 61

A2C Lewis W. Williams (USAF)
7 injured

Germany

91 TC
H-34C
A/C crashed and burned in a mountainous area south of Bad Toelz while on a training exercise. A/C was attempting go-around from approach to mountain site. Density altitude may have been a factor. A/C carried 3 Army crewmen and PAX were 4 USAF and 1 USAF CIV.

10 OCT 61

1LT Karl W. Seidl [P]
CWO Joseph A. Steffanel [P]
SGT Gerald D. Gooch [CE]
BG Henry M. Spengler
COL Everett Light
CPT Eugene P. Wroten

Germany

91 TC
H-34C
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C exploded and crashed 23 mi from Parsberg while on battle manuevers. Yellow blade came loose in flight and struck fuselage near upper left pylon causing progressive disintegration of acft. Cause was due to horn lock assy only partially engaged in the sleeve spindle assy.

BG Spengler was the commander of the 32nd Air Defense Brigade and COL Light was the commander of the 10th Air Defense Group.

25 AUG 61

CPT Owen B. Neff [P]
1LT Joseph F. Garrity Jr [P]
SFC John H. Lawton [CE]
CPT Paul J. Lynch
PFC Jerald L. Murphy
CIV Ole Schou (Danish)

Greenland

Polar Research & Development Center
H-34C
A/C crashed 1 mile W of Camp Century enroute to home base at Camp Tuto. A/C impacted in an approx 35 deg nose-low attitude and 15 deg left bank and traveled approx 35 ft after impact coming to rest on left side. Investigation determined that the ASE was engaged shortly after takeoff at an altiude of 100-150', and the ASE motor control override switch was in the Left-Forward-Down position which caused acft to be placed in an attitude from which the pilot could not recover prior to impact.

23 AUG 61

CPT Clifford F. Betts [P]
CP & CE injured

Pennsylvania

[Need A/C Unit]
H-21C
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed into trees and high ground in heavy fog 10 mi from Tobyhanna Signal Corps Depot during search for missing private plane.

24 SEP 60

CWO Robert D. Smith [P]
CWO Clayton L. Alderson [P]
SFC Raymond T. Fultz [CE]

Germany

91 TC
H-34
News Article
A/C crashed at approx 0535 hours in a lettuce field near Beinstein after apparent engine trouble during Exercise Flashback. A/C tried to make emergency landing, got entangled in treetops, crashed and burned.

28 MAR 60

CWO Dewey L. Seigler [P]
CWO Carl V. Ayers [CP]
SGT Raymond D. Pestana [CE]
SP5 John C. Dollahite Jr [FE]
SP4 Weldon D. Amason

Oklahoma

[Need A/C Unit]
H-37
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed on a firing range while returning to Ft. Sill after taking a team of demolition experts to Oklahoma City. A/C apparently plunged nose first through fog into the ground.

02 DEC 59

CWO Beverly P. Heim [P]
12 injured

Virginia

3 HEL WING
H-34
A/C crashed about 300 yds off Skyline Drive near Big Meadows while on a 3-ship tactical mission from Ft. Belvoir. A/C was taxiing over rough, uneven terrain when it started to vibrate violently as a result of ground resonance and disintegrated.

16 NOV 59

CWO Hans DeBoer [P]
SGT Thomas M. Cook

California

33 TC
H-21
News Article
A/C crashed and burned at Coyote Mesa, approx 60 miles S of Ft. Ord during a tactical training exercise being conducted by the Combat Development Experimental Center.

13 AUG 59

WO Coy G. White [P]
WO Thomas L. Garner [P]
SP5 James J. Agathos [CE]
PFC Donald C. Chromy

Kentucky

91 HEL TRANS SQ
H-34
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C struck a telephone cable at approx 1345 hours while flying low over the mouth of Wolf Creek on Lake Cumberland, exploded and fell into the water 400' from Alligator Dock, 8 miles east of Jamestown.

10 JUN 59

CPT William D. Knapp
MSG James H. Smith
5 injured

California

41 ARTY BDE
H-21
A/C crashed into the ocean off Playa de Rey due to engine failure while returning from an inspection trip to a Nike missle base at Chatsworth.

03 APR 59

CWO Robert L. Wright [IP]
CWO Harold A. Brown [P]

Georgia

31 TC
H-34
News Article
A/C crashed and burned near Waverly Hall at 1030 hours while on a routine flight. A/C hit pine trees and exploded approx 400 yds off a highway.

01 APR 59

CWO Gerald H. Dirks [CP]
3 crewmembers injured

Korea

6 TC
CH-21C #55-4182
News Article
A/C "fell through" and the forward rotor hit the mountain below the ridge near Camp Kaiser and flipped end over end and slid down the mountain about 100 yards coming to rest against a tree stump.

10 FEB 59

SFC Floyd D. Wilbanks [CE]
P & CP injured

Oklahoma

91 TC
H-34
News Article
A/C crashed and burned near Meers just north of the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge.

17 JAN 59

CWO David P. Hestor [P]
CWO Junior W. Hunt [P]
MSG Henry E. Richison
PFC George Cote [C]

California

[Need A/C Unit]
H-21
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed and burned 1 mi south of Pacheco Pass (Cathedral Peak) after encountering dense fog while on a flight from Stockton to Ft. Ord.

21 JUN 58

CWO Argyle E. Hayes [P]
WO Robert L. Jiles
WO Billy L. Corley
SP2 Fred G. Mason
PFC Tyler E. Brown

Kansas

81 TC
CH-21
News Article
A/C crashed and burned on a ranch near Manhattan during a thunderstorm while on a routine night proficiency training flight.

19 MAY 58

SP3 Harley M. Hawk
8 injured

Alabama

Soldier was killed by flying debris when A/C from Ft. Rucker crashed into a wooded area.

21 MAR 58

LT Robert C. Shumar [P]
CPT Morton C. Harris
CWO Walter E. Jamieson Jr
SP3 James E. Winchester

Korea

[Need A/C Unit]
H-19
News Article
A/C crashed five miles east of Seoul while enroute to Seoul Municipal Airport from the 100th Field Artillery Battalion.

23 FEB 58

CWO John L. Griggs [P]
CWO Stanley C. Small [P]
CWO Cesaro A. Sotomayer [P]
SP3 Paul L. Elliott [C]
SP2 Ephram E. Hordges [C]
CWO killed

California

57 HC
H-21
News Article
Three helicopters crashed east of Red Bluff, became disoriented in a blanket of fog and flew into a rocky hill. Two of the aircraft crashed while the third crew suffered only injuries. The flight was only a part of a flight of 19 heading from Ft. Riley to Ft. Lewis.

08 FEB 58

1LT Elmer Alexander [P]
1LT Paul D. Kane [P]
SP2 Bill L. Grant [C]

Korea

[Need A/C Unit]
H-19
News Article
A/C crashed north of Yong Wol after running into bad weather while enroute to the aid of a seriously injured American civilian construction worker. As A/C neared the the destination point at night, altitude was lowered and landing light and search light was sweeping the area when A/C struck a 7-strand electrical line, M/R blade severed the tailboom, struck more wires, somersaulted and dropped vertically to the ground.

07 FEB 58

CPT John H. Asbury [P]
CP & CE injured

South Carolina

8 TC
H-21
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C enroute to Ft. Bragg from Ft. Gordon crashed 10 miles NW of Hartsville killing 8 TC Cmdr after encountering marginal weather. Pilot attempted to land in open field but aft rotor blades struck a tree resulting in nose-high attitude, aft blades struck second tree and a third tree sheard the horizontal stabilizer. A/C began disintegrating and hit the ground coming to rest on its side.

11 OCT 57

CWO William B. Hunter [P]
SGT Harvey B. Tolman

New Mexico

[Need A/C Unit]
H-34
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed into a rain-made desert lake near Alamogordo on a routine flight from Ft. Huachuca during a violent storm's downdraft. After encountering heavy showers, A/C was observed to be following highway, made a 180 deg turn and flew back into a lighter area, turned again and flew back into storm. Short time later A/C crashed in a nose-down attitude, disintegrated upon initial impact. Mechanic was thrown from A/C.

31 JUL 57

WO Walter E. Oxford [P]
P injured

Kansas

[Need A/C Unit]
H-21
News Article
A/C crashed during a routine training flight from a height of 400 ft and burst into flames E of I40 near Wakefield after apparent mechanical failure. NOTE: First fatal crash of a helicopter at Ft. Riley since they brought there in 1954.

29 APR 57

CPT William J. Dawson
1 NCO killed
5 injured

Germany

8 TC
H-34
Crash Photo WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
Mid-air with an 11 ABN H-13 about 75' AGL over an open area at Flak Casern near Augsburg. Choctaw observed other A/C land and PAX depart then diverted attention to clearing poles on approach. OH-13 proceeded to takeoff unaware of H-34 landing. M/R blades from both meshed and OH-13 began to burn and fell inverted to the ground. H-34 hung momentarily and then dropped to the ground and came to rest on left side. One ground soldier suffered a severed leg from debris coming from aircraft.

28 APR 57

1LT Thurlow W. Matteson [P]
CWO William P. Williams [P]

Alabama

[Need A/C Unit]
H-19
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed and burned approx 150 yds south of SR 606, 1/2 mi west of Alberta on a flight from Ft. Rucker. Pilot reported to have said that the A/C xsmn had become badly overheated prior to the crash, and that the controls would not respond.

20 JUN 55

1LT Howard B. Smith [P]*

Alaska

521 ENG
H-19
News Article
A/C crashed 150 mi NNW of Umiat after an Arctic owl flew into the A/C's control mechanism while assisting the survey crews of the DEWS line construction in Northern Alaska. A/C had just dropped off a survey crew and was on the way back to Umiat for a supply run for them. *Smith died at Ladd AFB on June 24.

26 MAY 55

WOJG Wayne L. Penick [P]
PFC Milner Cleghorn [C]
COL William C. Jackson Jr
LTC Raymond L. Johnson
CPT Harold L. Martens
COL Wayne G. Springer

Japan

6 HTC
H-19
News Article
A/C exploded, crashed and burned in the Pacific Ocean a few hundred yards offshore of Gamo Beach near Sendai during flight in stormy weather while on a flight from Matsushima to Sendai. Pilot was found five months later by a fishing boat.

03 MAY 55

CPT Earl J. Scott [P]
CPT Robert F. Carter [P]
SFC Herman W. Punke
SGT Horace G. Connor

Georgia

3 ID CAC
H-19
News Article
A/C crashed and burned in a heavily wooded area about a half mile from a housing development while on a routine training flight at Ft. Benning.

02 FEB 55

1 killed
P missing

Japan

24 ID
H-19
News Article
A/C crashed approx 8 mi from Fukuoka while on a routine training flight.

27 JAN 55

WO Calvin E. Key [P]
WO Nichlos C. Stellingwerf [P]
PFC Gene D. Hamlin [C]

Germany

328 TC
H-19
News Article
A/C developed trouble over an open field and crashed and burst into flames during an emergency landing on a farm near Schwieberdingen.

CPT Charles W. Cornelius [P]
WO Robert P. Scott [P]
PFC Marvin E. Mead [C]

328 TC
H-19
A/C on night manuevers crashed attempting to rescue the 3 crewman of the first A/C.

19 NOV 54

WOJG James T. Hampton [P]
WOJG Lewis W. Heinrichs [CP]
COL James A. Bassett

North Carolina

[Need A/C Unit]
H-25
News Article
A/C crashed, exploded and burned near Carthage at approx 2145 hours on return flight from Lexington to Ft. Bragg.

13 JUL 54

2LT Marvin E. Benson
P injured

New Jersey

Company S
H-25
News Article
A/C crashed at Ft. Monmouth on a practice landing strip. Eyewitnesses saw the helicopter come in for a landing when it appeared to have motor trouble and plunge to the ground.

07 JUN 54

WO killed
2 crewmen killed
CP injured

Korea

13 TC
H-19
News Article
A/C developed engine trouble shortly before 1100 hours and crashed into a building 5 miles east of Seoul.

06 DEC 46

1LT Robert L. Boyce [P]
1LT Jack E. Burlage* [P]
PVT Richard W. Soper
PFC Thomas J. Rippingale

Texas

R-5D
News Article
A/C crashed just after takeoff on a routine training flight, struck a ramp and turned over on its side and caught fire at the army helicopter school at San Marcos.
*1LT Jack E. Burlage died of burns 2 days later received while trying to rescue crew.

NOTE: First deaths at the field since helicopter operations began in 1944.

Unknown Aircraft Type -- If you know the aircraft type, please contact me.

11 DEC 78

SP5 Jason Dean Moore

 

 

[Need A/C Unit]
No further details.

19 JUL 78

CPT Joseph Winford McDaniel [P]

 

 

[Need A/C Unit]
A/C crashed during a training mission. No further details.

18 AUG 73

SSG Roland W. Allard

Ohio

 

Member of Army team of helicopter acrobats was killed when he fell 40' while performing at a carnival in Madison. He was climbing a rope suspended from a helicopter when he lost his grip and fell.

19 NOV 69

CW2 Rickie D.P. Wood
1 injured

Texas

USAPHS
News Article
A/C struck a power line and crashed into Eagle Mountain Lake NW of Ft. Worth while on a training mission from Ft. Wolters.

02 SEP 69

SP5 William S. Jones
3 injured

Honduras

 

193 AVN
News Article
A/C developed mechanical trouble and crashed near the village of Nacoaome about 47 miles S of Tegucigalpa. They were on a mission for the Organization of American States (OAS). Reports indicate the tail assy fell off in flight, sending the chopper into an uncontrollable spin.

11 JUN 69

2 killed

Louisiana

LA ARNG
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed and burned about 20 yards from the runway at New Orleans Lakefront Airport. A witness said the rotor appeared to fall off the tail while the copter was in flight.

24 MAR 69

CW2 Douglas S. Allred [IP]
1 injured

Georgia

 

[Need A/C Unit]
News Article
A/C crashed near Savannah while on training flight at Ft. Stewart.

02 FEB 69

CW3 Benson M. Collett [P]

Mississippi

 

[Need A/C Unit]
News Article
A/C crashed and exploded near the Locust Hill settlement about 6 miles E of Fort Adams in Wilkinson County. It was reported the A/C was enroute to Ft. Rucker from Ft. Worth and there was a thunderstorm at the time.

20 NOV 68

CW2 William O. Jenkins [IP]
WOC injured

Texas

USAPHS
News Article
A/C crashed during a training flight at Ft. Wolters.

15 AUG 68

WOC Yazdgerd D. Amir [P]
1 injured

Texas

USAPHS
News Article
A/C crashed near Lake Bridgeport while on a cross-country training flight from Ft. Wolters.

01 JUL 67

2LT James L. Scarborough [P]
1 injured

Tennessee

TN ARNG
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed on the west bank of the Stone River in Davidson County.

21 DEC 66

CW4 Clell F. Mowery
PVT James H. McCullah
PFC Billy A. Power
SSG Robert S. Odom

Alabama

 

[Need A/C Unit]
Army helicopter crashed near Montgomery.

29 NOV 66

WOC Thomas B. Cawthray
CIV Charles White [IP]

Texas

USAPHS
News Article
A/C crashed at approx 1425 hrs on the R.G. Perkins farm 3 miles SE of Ft. Wolters.

29 JUN 66

CW2 Bill Hagler* [P]
SP5 Billy C. Guy* [CE]
SP5 Richard C. Blackwell* [MD]
CP injured

Mississippi

123 MED (MS ARNG)
News Article
A/C crashed and burned 14 mi N of Gulfport about 50 yds off HWY 49 while enroute from Keesler AFB to Camp Shelby. *CE & MD died 30 JUN 66, P died 02 JUL 66.

08 JUN 66

CW2 Donald G. Blankenship [IP]
CPT Edward G. Hale Jr [P]
CPT Farris G. McMicken [C]

Alabama

 

182 AVN
News Article
A/C crashed and burned 3 miles west of Lawson AAF near Gousse Helipad while on a training flight from Ft. Benning. Crash caused by T/R failure when the log book flew out the window striking the tail rotor.

08 NOV 65

2LT Alvah A. Wallace* [P]

North Carolina

82 ABN
A/C crashed and burned 10 mi N of Spring Lake at Ft Bragg on a return flight from Ft. Benning. *Wallace died in December of burn injuries received in crash.

10 JUN 65

CWO Paddy W. Griffin [P]
SP5 James W. Ferguson

Texas

CCAD
A/C was flying about 150 AGL, banked right, then left, rolled and crashed and burned about 250' from beach at approx 1118 hours on Padre Island about 9 miles S of Port Aransas while on a flight from CCAD.

15 APR 65

CWO Clarence D. Loyd

Georgia

 

Killed as a result of 40' fall from A/C while rapelling training mission at Ft. Benning.

04 MAR 65

CWO Robert E. Beebe [P]
COL Walter B. McKenzie

California

 

USCDCEC
News Article
A/C crashed during low-level flight at approx 0900 hours during training exercises on Range 9 at Ft. Hunter-Liggett.

23 NOV 64

CPT Charles E. Hogan [P]
CIV Stanley S. Warren

Korea

55 AVN
News Article
A/C crashed and burned in a rice paddy after developing mechanical trouble 4 miles S of Uijongbu enroute to Seoul.

12 NOV 64

WOC Joseph P. Madden Jr
1 injured

Alabama

[Need A/C Unit]
News Article
A/C crashed and exploded in a cotton field south of Luverne.

04 MAR 64

CWO killed [P]
6 injured

Hawaii

 

[Need A/C Unit]
News Article
A/C crashed in Makua Valley on the island of Oahu during manuevers after it apparently developed engine trouble at 50' AGL.

07 FEB 64

1LT Raymond H. Wade [P]
CIV William A. Cothran [IP]
WOC Duane H. Naumann

Texas

USAPHS
News Article
Midair collision at Ft. Wolters.

04 JAN 64

WO Donald K. Burch [P]
SP5 George A. Minter [CE]

Georgia

1/11 AA
News Article
A/C crashed into a grove of trees, burst into flames 200 yds off US Hwy 27.

20 MAR 63

CPT John E. Conner [P]

Kansas

AVN CO/1 ID
News Article
A/C crashed near Marshall Field during maneuvers at Ft. Riley.

31 OCT 62

CPT Franklin D. Elliston

Georgia

 

[Need A/C Unit]
News Article
A/C crashed at Ft. Stewart. No further details.

15 AUG 62

2LT Harold B. Grimes Jr. [P]
1LT James P. Brannan [P]

North Carolina

101 ABN
News Article
A/C crashed and burned 4 mi S of Hamlet after striking power line while simulating a straffing mission of a troop convoy during Swift Strike II exercise. A/C narrowly missed a vehicle on Hwy 381, crashing in a field about 50' off the road.

28 AUG 61

CPT Manuel G. Guerrero

Germany

503 AVN
A/C accident near Kirchen-Thumbach.

19 APR 61

COL Wayne E. Downing
1LT Fred D. Wolf (USAF)
1 injured

Nevada

 

Killed by rotor blade fragments from a crashing USAF H-21 helicopter during a demonstration at Indian Springs AFB.

28 JAN 60

CWO Harry W. Limerick Jr [P]
PFC Edward E. Cutler [C]

Virginia

 

[Need A/C Unit]
News Article
Army recon helicopter crashed in a muddy ravine on a farm near US 60 approx 10 NW of Williamsburg enroute to Ft. Eustis for maintenance.

23 JAN 60

CPT Ronald S. Elwell [P]

Texas

USAPHS
Mid-air collision at 1315 hours approx 2 1/2 miles north of Camp Wolters on the Grady Seale Ranch while on solo cross country flight to Abilene.

2LT Jerry L. Burton [P]

12 AUG 58

CWO Karl McFeron [P]

California

33 TRANS LHC
News Article
A/C from Ft. Ord crashed at Hunter-Liggett after it struck a cable stretched across a valley.

16 JUL 58

CWO Charles R. Long [P]
CWO Luther B. Harrell [P]

Virginia

3 TC
News Article
A/C crashed S of Davison AAF after hitting a high tension wire during a demonstration flight for student reserve officers.

12 MAY 57

PVT John P. Jones
P injured

Virginia

 

Ft Eustis based
A/C rotor blade snapped while on a routine flight and fell into the shallow water about 50 yds offshore in the James River at approx 1500 hours.

23 NOV 56

1LT Henry J. Dotzlaf [P]

Alabama

[Need A/C Unit]
News Article
A/C disintegrated in flight and crashed near Daleville. Dotzlaf was a student pilot.

02 NOV 56

CPT F. Kenneth Chaney [P]
CIV Carleton Merrill

Hawaii

HI ARNG
News Article
A/C crashed while attempting to land at small heliport inside the Diamond Head crater when a powerful gust of wind caused loss of control.

14 NOV 55

2LT William J. Hutchinson [P]

Alabama

 

[Need A/C Unit]
News Article
Mid-air collision at an altitude of about 700' with another on Ft. Rucker.

P injured

14 JUL 55

1LT Harry M. Spellman [P]
PFC James M. Shaheen
PVT Earl E. George

Alaska

 

30 ENG
News Article
A/C crashed 110 miles E of Umiat at approx 1800 hours while conducting a huge mapping project in the Arctic.

21 JUN 55

LT Bobby O. Greer [IP]
LT Charles H. Jones Jr

Alabama

 

[Need A/C Unit]
News Article
A/C crashed 5 mi NE of Geneva while on a training mission from Camp Rucker. The A/C was circling another acft which had made an emergency landing in a cotton field.

26 MAR 54

CPT Donald R. Gunter [P]

Oklahoma

 

[Need A/C Unit]
News Article
A/C fell from 400', crashed and burst into flames near a landing strip 15 miles N of Ft. Sill, while on a routine training flight.

22 DEC 53

P & ME killed

Korea

4 LT AVN
A/C crashed on a training flight.

05 NOV 53

CPT John R. Brooks
P injured

Germany

43 DIV (SIG)
News Article
A/C crashed and burned near the Bavarian village of Maehring after striking a tree about 40' in the air while landing.

14 JUL 53

1LT Joseph H. Kirby [P]
CPL Richard E. Barnes

Alaska

 

30 ENG BASE TOPOGRAPHIC BN
A/C crashed near Ruby on the Yukon River while on mapping duty.

10 FEB 53

2 killed

Georgia

 

[Need A/C Unit]
News Article
A/C crashed and burned 10 miles E of Athens shortly after takeoff from Athens Municipal Airport while enroute from Ft. Benning to Ft. Bragg.

01 JUN 51

CPT Loftin Martin [P]
CIV William M. Nell [IP]

Oklahoma

 

[Need A/C Unit]
News Article
A/C spun 500 feet and crashed to the ground during a routine training mission from Ft. Sill.

24 FEB 51

MG Bryant E. Moore
P injured

Korea

 

[Need A/C Unit]
A/C rotor blades hit a cable, flipping the helicopter and crashed on the Han River bank while making an aerial inspection of the front lines. MG Moore dies minutes later from heart attack.

10 MAY 49

LT Joseph R. Manosky [P]
1 injured

Colorado

 

[Need A/C Unit]
News Article
A/C crashed near Denver's southeastern limits while on a training flight.

26 JAN 48

LT Robert C. Chandler [P]

North Carolina

 

[Need A/C Unit]
A/C from Ft. Bragg crashed on a training flight on the edge of the Fayetteville airport. Witnesses said the A/C apparently exploded in the air, hurling bits of metal over the airport, before it plunged to the earth from an altitude of 2,500 ft.

19 JUN 46

2 killed

Florida

 

Andrews Field stationed
A/C being escorted by L-5 recon plane from Atlanta to Tampa, crashed and burned near Branford after striking a pine tree.

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