65-07976, Boeing build number B-148, was a CH-47A helicopter. The U.S. Army acceptance date was 25 January 1966. The administrative strike date was 7 May 1967. 65-07976 accumulated 421.0 aircraft hours.

   At some point, 65-07976 was assigned to the 179th Assault Support Helicopter Company (ASHC) - "Shrimpboats", in the Republic of Vietnam (RVN), and remained there until it was lost due to enemy fire.

   On 7 May 1967, 65-07976 received enemy ground fire. While attempting to land, the aircraft struck a rock, rolled over, and burned.

   The last known location of 65-07976 was in the Republic of Vietnam.

   Aircraft status: Shot down in combat.



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