65-07968 in the Republic of Vietnam, circa 1969.

          65-07968 in the Republic of Vietnam, circa 1969.



             65-07968, Boeing build number B-140, was a CH-47A helicopter. The U.S. Army acceptance date was 16 December 1965. The administrative strike date was 1 June 1972 or 23 March 1975. 65-07968 accumulated 2,654.0 aircraft hours.

   At some point, and as of 1968 through 1969, 65-07968 was assigned to the 180th Assault Support Helicopter Company (ASHC) - "Big Windy", 403rd, Transportation Detachment located at Phu Heip, in the Republic of Vietnam (RVN)

   At some point, 65-07968 was assigned to the 241st Vietnamese Air Force (VNAF) in the RVN, and remained there until it was lost due to North Vietnamese or Vietcong (VC) action at Da Nang and / or Phu Cat, details unknown.

   The last known location of 65-07968 was in the Republic of Vietnam.

   Aircraft status: Destroyed.



          This aircraft was piloted by:


          Your Name Here.



          This aircraft was crewed by:


          SP5 Jerry McElrath, FE, 1968 - 1969.


          SP4 Larry Hicks, DG / CE, 1968 - 1969.


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