Dedicated to the Preservation of the
U.S. Air Force Helicopter History
Robert A. Fink, Sgt., USAF (KIA)June 22, 1945 – May 23, 1968
He was killed in the crash of a CH-3E (#66-13295) “Knife” while on a resupply airdrop near Khe Sanh, May 23, 1968. It was lost in a rugged mountainous, jungle covered area when it descended beneath the cloud cover. The wreckage was seen by the escorting A-1E aircraft. This was the first combat loss of the unit during the war.
Crew:Captain James P. McCollum, ACCaptain William H. Taylor, PSgt. John E. Albanese, FESSgt. John L. Coon, FE Sgt. Robert A. Fink, gunner /CE
Passenger:Sgt. Thomas F. Buhr, combat photographer from the 600th Photo Squadron