66-19047 at the accident site.

          66-19047 at the accident site. Click-N-Go Here to view a larger image.



             66-19047, Boeing build number B-305, was a CH-47A helicopter. The U.S. Army acceptance date was 31 January 1967. The administrative strike date was 4 November 1968. 66-19047 accumulated 1,350.0 aircraft hours.

   At some point, 66-19047 was assigned to B Company - "Longhorns", 228th Assault Support Helicopter Battalion (ASHB), located at various time periods at either An Khe, Red Beach/LZ Sharron, or Bear Cat, in the Republic of Vietnam (RVN).

   On 4 November 1968, while assigned to B Company, 66-19047 was lost due to an accident.

   The last known location of 66-19047 was in the Republic of Vietnam.

   Aircraft status: Crashed.



          This aircraft was piloted by:


          1LT Mike Clark, Aircraft Commander, 1968.


          CW2 Walt Zimmers, Pilot, 1968.


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          This aircraft was crewed by:


          SP5 Otis R. Simpson, Flight Engineer, 4 November 1968, (KIA).


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