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57th AHC
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Goldbook Info - UH-1H 66-15774

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-15774
Date: 11/12/69
Incident number: 69111257.BAT
Unit: 57 AHC
UTM Grid Coordinates: YB950686
South Vietnam
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: War Story as related by a witness. Also: Unit History, GOLDBOOK ()
Summary: Severly damaged during mortar attack on Dak Pek.

Crew Members:

War Story:
The 57th's unit history specifically states this aircraft was destroyed. However, the GOLDBOOK shows that this aircraft was repaired. SP4 Freddie Haynes was killed during the mortar attack which damaged this aircraft. The VHPA is interested in knowing if SP4 Haynes was a crew member of this aircraft. Anyone with details about this event is encouraged to contact the VHPA. This record was last updated on 05/25/98

The following is crew member information for this incident:
Name: SP4 Freddie Neil Haynes
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/12/69 while performing the duty of Gunner.
Age at death: 22.6
Date of Birth: 04/15/47
Home City: Vicksburg, MS
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 57 AHC
UTM Grid Coordinates: YB950686
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 16W-064
Short Summary: Died during mortar attack while on FOB standby at Dak Pek.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-15774
SSN: 428988920
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67A1F = Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice
Primary cause: Mortar Attack
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: door gunner
Started Tour: 10/23/67
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Negro
Relgion: Baptist - other groups
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 05/25/98

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-15774
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in .
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6911   0    0 WAX5AA 57 AHC           VIETNAM                     VS

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