66-00088, Boeing build number B-220, was a CH-47A helicopter. The U.S. Army acceptance date was 8 August 1966. 66-00088 accumulated at least 285.0 aircraft hours. The administrative strike date was 13 May 1967.

   On an unknown start date, 66-00088 was originally assigned to the unit that would eventually become C Company - "Flippers", 159th Aviation Regiment, 18th Aviation Brigade, located at Simmons Army Airfield, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. At some point, and as of 31 December 2003, the 18th Aviation Brigade was located at Simmons Army Airfield, Fort Bragg, and was subordinate to the 18th Airborne Corps. The 18th Airborne Corps was subordinate to Forces Command (FORSCOM), which was a major command (MACOM) of 2nd Army. C Company was the former 196th Assault Support Helicopter Company (ASHC) - "Flippers". The 196th ASHC was redesignated A Company, 2nd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment in approximately 1988. In September 1996, 2nd Battalion was deactivated and the unit was redesignated A Company, 159th Aviation Regiment. In approximately November 1996, the unit was redesignated as C Company, 159th Aviation Regiment.

   On 28 May 1968, while assigned to the 196th ASHC and piloted by CW2 Joseph Riley - "Flipper 3A", 66-00088 was lost in combat.

   The number one engine was hit by enemy fire and the aircraft crashed and burned.

   The last known location of 66-00088 was in the Republic of Vietnam.

   Aircraft status: Shot down in combat.



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          CW2 Joseph Riley, Aircraft Commander, January 1968 - January 1969.


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