Helicopter History Timeline

The Rotary-Wing Era Begins

1935- The U.S. Army bought a Kellett KD-1 "autogyro" for evaluation and designated it the YG-1A, S/N 36-352, making it the first practical "rotary-wing" aircraft used by the U.S. Army. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kellett_KD-1

 

Only 1935-1967 is completed on this page.
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TIME FRAMEHISTORY
~~"ROTARY-WING" ERA BEGINS~~
1935 -The U.S. Army bought a Kellett KD-1 autogyro for evaluation and designated it the YG-1A, s/n 36-352, making it the FIRST practical "rotary-wing" aircraft used by the U.S. Army. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kellett_KD-1
~~HELICOPTER ERA BEGINS~~
1939 - August 25 The U.S. Army Material Division published the first specifications for an USAAF helicopter. http://airandspace.si.edu/collections/artifact.cfm?id=A19600305000
1939 - September 14 On this day in aviation history the FIRST flyable helicopter, piloted by Igor Sikorsky, the Sikorsky V-300, makes its FIRST flight. Air Classics Magazine, Vol. 49 Number 10
1940 - May 27 The USAAF helicopter evaluation board met to review bids to build "a rotary wing aircraft in the interest of adequate national defense." http://airandspace.si.edu/collections/artifact.cfm?id=A19600305000
1940 - July 10Platt-LePage was chosen and accepted a government contract worth nearly $500,000 to produce the PL-3 under the USAAF designation XR-1. http://airandspace.si.edu/collections/artifact.cfm?id=A19600305000
1941 - June 23 Platt-LePage XR-1 makes its FIRST 'un-tethered' flight making it the first helicopter to be tested by the AAF. http://airandspace.si.edu/collections/artifact.cfm?id=A19600305000
1942 - January 13The Sikorsky XR-4, #41-18874 makes its FIRST flight. Air Classics Magazine, Vol. 49 Number 10
1942 - April 20 The Sikorsky XR-4 makes its FIRST demonstration to military officials; it is declared ready for delivery. http://helicopter-history.org/1941.html
1942 - May 17 This day in military aviation history Igor I. Sikorsky's XR-4 helicopter, #41-18874, flown by Sikorsky and C. L. "Les" Morris, landed at Wright Field, Ohio, to complete delivery of the first Army Air Forces helicopter. They were met by Orville Wright when they arrive. It took more than 16 hours of flight time and 17 refueling stops to fly this fabric-covered, two-seat helicopter from Stratford, Connecticut to Riverside, Ohio. We are proud to hangar 3 Sikorsky helicopters in our collection. http://ow.ly/l9lfF  Pacific Aviation Museum
1942 - May 30 The Sikorsky XR-4 Hoverfly, the prototype of the world's first production helicopter and the only U.S. helicopter to see action in World War II, is officially accepted by the Army Air Forces at Wright Field, Ohio. Air Force Magazine
1942 - December 21The U. S. Army placed America's FIRST helicopter production contract with Sikorsky in 1942 for 15 YR-4A helicopters (Sikorsky designation S-47) of different variants.
http://www.sikorsky.com/About+Sikorsky/News/Press+Details?pressvcmid=b57213333f778410VgnVCM1000004f62529fRCRD
1943 - January 22 The USAAF orders 900 R-6A's for liaison and rescue operations.  http://helicopter-history.org/1941.html
1943 - May 6–7Flying the Army’s Vought-Sikorsky XR-4, 41-18874 to determine the feasibility of operating helicopters from the decks of merchant ships for antisubmarine patrols, Colonel Hollingsworth Franklin (“Frank”) Gregory, U.S. Army Air Corps, made 23 landings and takeoffs from the tanker SS Bunker Hill in Long Island Sound. https://www.thisdayinaviation.com/6-7-may-1943/
1943 - May 26 The USAAF orders 250 R-5A's for Anti-Submarine Warfare/utility work and 100 R-4B's for use as trainers. http://helicopter-history.org/1941.html
1943 - May 30The Sikorsky XR-4 Hoverfly, the prototype of the world's FIRST production helicopter and the only U.S. helicopter to see action in World War II, is officially accepted by the Army Air Forces at Wright Field, Ohio. Air Force Magazine
1943 - August 18The Sikorsky XR-5 makes its FIRST flight. http://helicopter-history.org/1941.html
1943 - October 07YH-4B #42-107236 crewed by unkn (P) and unkn (CP) crashed. No other details are known at this time.
http://warbirdinformationexchange.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57904
1943 - October 15 The Sikorsky XR-6 makes its FIRST flight. http://helicopter-history.org/1941.html
1943 - September 11 The USAAF issued a contract for the Kellett XR-8 "Synchropter" twin-rotor design for testing. Air Classics Magazine, Vol. 49 Number 10
1944 - April 25-26 The FIRST recorded use of a helicopter as rescue aircraft by the U.S. Military took place in the China-Burma-India Theater of World War II. A Sikorsky-built YR-4B helicopter, piloted by 2nd Lt. Carter Harman, was used in April 1944 in a dramatic rescue of a downed L-1 pilot, TSgt. Ed. "Murphy" Hladovcak, and three wounded British soldiers in the jungles of Burma. The fledgling aircraft was under-powered, which was only made worse by the heat and humidity of the jungle. Three trips were necessary to evacuate the men. AAF Col. Philip Cochran, commander of the 1st Air Commando Group, later writes, "Today, the 'egg beater' went into action and the damn thing acted like it had good sense." Air Force Magazine & http://history.com/videos/first-combat-helicopter#first-combat-helicopter & "Any Time, Any Place" by Philip D. Chinnery
1944 - June 20The Platt-LePage XR-1A is delivered to Wright Field, OH. two years behind schedule.  http://helicopter-history.org/1941.html
1944 - June 30 1944 – June 30; AAFTC initiated helicopter training at Freeman Army Air Field, IN. in June 1944. Freeman was the FIRST helicopter base in the AAF, The first instructor pilots arrived on 30 June and preparations for the helicopter training were made in great secrecy, as in 1944 very few people had seen one and the technology was new and revolutionary. The group assigned to coordinate their arrival was known as "Section B-O". A total of six Sikorsky R-4A helicopters were assigned for training, flown directly to Freeman from the Sikorsky plant at Bridgeport, Connecticut. This was the longest long-distance flight of helicopters at the time. The first helicopter class began training in July, graduating on 13 August. The training program continued throughout the balance of 1944, the last class (44-K) graduating on 1 February 1945. In January 1945, AAFTC moved the training to Chanute Field, Illinois, so it could consolidate the flying training operation with helicopter mechanic training. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeman_Army_Airfield
1944 - September 06The helicopter school at Freeman Field, IN. opens. http://helicopter-history.org/1941.html
1944 - October 11 The USAAF's 1st Aircraft Repair Unit (Floating) departs for the Pacific. This is the first unit to deploy to a combat zone with helicopters as standard equipment. http://helicopter-history.org/1941.html
1944 - October 26 The sole Platt-LePage XR-1A helicopter, #42-6581, is damaged in an accident at Wright Field, OH. It was shipped back to the manufacturer and it was declared surplus following the end of WW II.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_military_aircraft_(1940%E2%80%931944)
1944 - November 04 A Army helicopter en-route from Wright Field, Dayton, OH. to Alexandria, LA., crewed by 1st Lt. Harold H. Hermes (P) and Sgt. Thomas E. Wise, encountering engine trouble, while flying at about 700 feet, and crashed in a field 20 miles southeast of Shreveport, LA. when the pilot attempted a forced landing. The crew escaped with bruises and cuts and the helicopter was destroyed. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (Lubbock, TX.), Sun, Nov 5, 1944, page 22
1944 - November 07XR-5 #43-28238, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) crashed at Barksdale Field, LA. No other details are known at this time.
http://warbirdinformationexchange.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57904
1944 - December 01 The helicopter school moves to Chanute Field, IL. http://helicopter-history.org/1941.html & http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chanute-Field-Army-Air-Forces-Training-Command-1943-yearbook-RARE-/321109833043/?_ul=PA
1945 - January 22 The 10th Air Force Jungle Rescue Unit receives a YR-4B from Wright Field for rescue operations in Burma and later performs the FIRST special operations helicopter mission. http://helicopter-history.org/1941.html
1945 – April 20YR-6A's of the 8th ERS, formed in China in April 1945, as the first official USAAF helicopter rescue unit. The five Sikorsky R-6A's attached to the 14th Air Force provided essential search and rescue services for aircraft crossing "The Hump" into China during the final months of World War II. http://www2.afsoc.af.mil/library/afsocheritage/afsoccsarheritage.asp
1945 – June 01The Army Air Forces Training Command moved the helicopter pilot training from Chanute Field, IL. to Sheppard Field, TX.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chanute_Air_Force_Base
1945 - June 16-29 R-4B's and R-6A's of the 5th and 6th Aircraft Repair Units (Floating) medevac 70 wounded soldiers from frontlines on Luzon. http://helicopter-history.org/1941.html
1945 - June 18A YR-4B (YH-4B) #236) crewed by unkn (P) and unkn (CP) crashed at Zimmerman, OH. No other details are known at this time. http://warbirdinformationexchange.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57904
1945 - June 20YR-6A (YH-6A) #43-45339, crewed by unkn (P) and unknown (CP) was involved in an accident at Wright Field. No other details are known at this time. http://warbirdinformationexchange.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57904
1945 – December 13R-6A #43-45410 (Call sign "Windmill 61") from the 2nd Emergency Rescue Squadron at Clark AB, P.I., crewed by 2nd Lt. Louis A. Carle, rescued an injured Philipino man at Tagaewayan and delivered him to the 312th General Hospital in Manila. http://www.pbyrescue.org/
1946 - January 08R-6A #43-45387, piloted by Edward W. Ciccolella, was involved in an accident at Clark Field, PI. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1946/4601.html
1946 - January 11XR-6A #43-28240, piloted by James W. Couperthwaite, was involved in an accident about 5 miles south of Jacksonville Airport, FL. No other details available at this time.  http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1946/4601.html
1946 - January 15 YR-5A #43-46616, piloted by Willard A. Patterson, was involved in an accident at Ladd Field, AK. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1946/4601.html
1946 - February 08R-4B #43-46523, piloted by Robert W. Loard, was involved in an accident at Sheppard Field, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1946/4602.html
1946 - February 08R-6A #43-45532, piloted by Gerald R. Vacca, was involved in an accident at Orlando AAF, FL. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1946/4602.html
1946 - February 28YR-5A #43-46616, piloted by Edwin A. Stevenson, was involved in an accident at Crane Lake, AK. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1946/4602.html
1946 - March 13Headquarters Air Rescue Service (HQ. ARS) was established at Andrews Field, Maryland, and was assigned to the Air Transport Command (ATC). The primary mission of ARS was search and rescue (SAR) activity within the United States. http://www.afsoc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070906-042.pdf
1946 - March 24R-4B #43-46571, piloted by Henry J. Kowalik, was involved in an accident at Koza, Okinawa. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1946/4603.html
1946 - April 04R-6A #43-45465, piloted by Owen A. Niehaus, was involved in an accident at Ladd Field, AK. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1946/4604.html
1946 - April 12YR-5A #43-46610, piloted by Thomas J. Fowler, was involved in an accident at Brooks Field, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1946/4604.html
1946 - April 30R-6A #43-45385, piloted by Philip S. Hester, was involved in an accident at Sheppard Field, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1946/4604.html
1946 - May 08R-6A #43-45516, piloted by Albert J. Newhauser, was involved in an accident at Sheppard Field, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1946/4605.html
1946 - May 10R-5A #43-46635, piloted by Harold G. Sommer, was involved in an accident at MacDill Field, FL. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1946/4605.html
1946 - May 22R-6A #43-45514, piloted by Alonzo W. Parrott, was involved in an accident at Jolly, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1946/4605.html
1946 - May 28R-5A #43-46629, piloted by Edward H. Frost, was involved in an accident at San Bernardino AAF, CA. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1946/4605.html
1946 - May 29Col. Wallace S. Ford became the FIRST commander of ARS.  http://www.afsoc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070906-042.pdf
1946 - June 03A world record speed for a helicopter was claimed at Wright Field, Dayton, OH. after a R-5 Sikorsky helicopter piloted by Lt. Col. Keith S. Wilson established at speed of 110 miles per hour over a 12 mile course. The Evening Star, Bradford, PA., Tuesday Evening, June 4, 1946
1946 - June 06An Air Force helicopter, crewed by Capt. J. E. Steiner, crashed on a farm near Wright Field. Capt. Steiner was not injured. The Circleville Herald (Circleville, OH.), Fri, Jun 7, 1946, page 10
1946 - June 12YR-5A #43-46625, piloted by Robert W. Lord, was involved in an accident at San Marcos AAF, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1946/4606.html
1946 - June 18YR-6A #43-45394, piloted by Harry K. Bayless, was involved in an accident at San Marcos AAF, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1946/4606.html
1946 - June 19YR-5A #43-46605, piloted by Eugene F. Hutchins, was involved in an accident about 20 miles SW of Lake City, FL. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1946/4606.html
1946 - June 21YR-6A #43-45350, piloted by John H. Pullin, was involved in an accident at San Marcos AAF, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1946/4606.html
1946 - July 01HQ. ARS moved from Washington, DC area to Morrison Field, FL. http://www.afsoc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070906-042.pdf 
1946 - July 11R-6A #43-45510, piloted by John L. Puller, was involved in an accident at Randolph Field, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1946/4607.html
1946 - August 01R-6D #43-46641, piloted by Edward H. Frost, was involved in an accident about 4 miles NNW of Redlands, CA. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1946/4608.html
1946 - August 07R-5A #43-46629, piloted by James E. Chudars, was involved in an accident at March Field, CA. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1946/4608.html
1946 - September 11XR-9B #46-001, piloted by Ernest W. Cassell, was involved in an accident at Wright Field, OH. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1946/4609.html
1946 - September 16R-6A #43-45372, piloted by Wayne W. Eggert, was involved in an accident about 2 miles south of Naha, Okinawa. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1946/4609.html
1946 - September 27R-5D #43-46651, piloted by Horold G. Sommer, was involved in an accident at New Castle AAF, DE. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1946/4609.html
1946 - October 24R-6A #43-45372 was damaged in an accident at Kadena AB, Okinawa. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1946/4610.html
1946 - October 24R-6A #43-45402 was damaged in an accident at Kadena AB, Okinawa. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1946/4610.html
1946 - November 21YR-5D #43-46649, piloted by John F. Conn, was involved in an accident about 1 mile SE of New Germany, OH. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1946/4611.html
1946 - December 06R-5D #43-46659, crewed by 1st Lt. Jack E. Burlage (P), 1st Lt. Robert L. Boyce (CP), Pvt. Richard W. Soper & Pvt. Thomas J. Rippingale, as it was taking off and struck a ramp at San Marcos AAF, TX. After hitting the ramp the helicopter turned over on its side and caught fire. Lt. Burlage managed to climb out unhurt, but three others were trapped in the wreckage. He clambered onto the machine and opened an escape and began to lift out one of his companions. As he did so, the helicopters gas tank exploded, spraying Burlage with burning fuel. He fell from the burning helicopter and rolled on the ground to put out the flames. The three trapped men died in the wreckage and Lt. Burlage died of his burns on Dec 07.  http://www.armyaircrews.com/other.html
1946 - December 12R-6A #43-45399, piloted by Patrick H. Winston, was involved in an accident at Kipapa Field, HI. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1946/4612.html
1946 - December 21YR13 #46-229, piloted by unkn, was involved in an accident in Ohio. No other details are known at this time. Accident List
1947 - February 03R-6A #43-45355, piloted by Floyd Annas, was involved in an accident about 2 miles north of Clark Field, PI. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1947/4702.html
1947 - February 13YR-6A #43-45339, piloted by Raymond N. Gottfried, was involved in an accident at Wright Field, OH. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1947/4702.html
1947 - March 01YR-13 #46-230, piloted by Thomas S. Rankin, was involved in an accident at about 8 miles NE of Sparta, WI. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1947/4703.html
1947 - March 18YR-13 #46-234, piloted by Ernest M. Cassell, was involved in an accident at Patterson Field, OH. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1947/4703.html
1947 - April 17R-5D #43-46641, piloted by Francis A. Waterhouse, was involved in an accident at Biggs Field, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1947/4704.html
1947 - April 27R-13 #44-6261, piloted by J. Y. Hammack, was involved in an accident at Pope Field, NC. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1947/4704.html
1947 - April 29R-5D #43-46653, piloted by William E. Zins, was involved in an accident at Wright Field, OH. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1947/4704.html
1947 - May 01R-6A #43-45376, piloted by Joseph E. Barrell, was involved in an accident at San Marcos Aux., TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1947/4705.html
1947 - May 01R-6A #43-45395, piloted by Billy J. Gault, was involved in an accident at San Marcos Aux., TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1947/4705.html
1947 - May 13YR-13 #46-239, piloted by John A. Bollard, was involved in an accident at Niagara Falls Airport, NY. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1947/4705.html
1947 - June 13R-6A #43-45510, piloted by Franks S. Silo, was involved in an accident at San Marcos AAF, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1947/4706.html
1947 - June 24R-6A #43-45394, piloted by John C. Lindsay, was involved in an accident at San Marcos AAF, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1947/4706.html 
1947 - June 27R-6A #43-45384, piloted by Vincent H. McGovern, was involved in an accident at Marshall Field, KS. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1947/4706.html 
1947 - July 11R-6A #43-45406, piloted by John A. Price, was involved in an accident at San Marcos AAF, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1947/4707.html
1947 - July 14HQ. ARS moved from Morrison Field to MacDill Field, FL.  http://www.afsoc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070906-042.pdf 
1947 - August 20R-6A #43-45406, piloted by Raymond L. Hausmann, was involved in an accident at San Marcos AAF, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1947/4708.html 
1947 - September 18Under the National Security Act of 1947, the United States Air Force, initially part of the United States Army, was formed a separate branch on the military. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Air_Force
1947 - October 02An Army Air Forces Sikorsky R-5 helicopter has made the AAF's first rescue mission above the Arctic Circle, flying to Bettles, Alaska, 185 miles northwest of Fairbanks, to rescue George Plucinski, a stranded trapper. The Paris News, Paris, TX., Thursday, October 2, 1946, page 4 
1947 - October 17R-6A #43-45355, piloted by William A. Bailey, was involved in an accident at Clark Field, PI. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1947/4710.html
1947 - November 24R-6A #43-45483, piloted by Walter F. White, was involved in an accident at Elmendorf Field, AK. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1947/4711.html
1947 - December 01HQ. ARS moved from MacDill Field, FL. to Gravelly Point, Washington, DC.http://www.afsoc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070906-042.pdf
1947 - December 16R-6E #43-46614, piloted by Walter M. Coble, was involved in an accident about 11 miles north of San Marcos, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1947/4712.html
1948 - January 02YH-5D #43-46651, piloted by Wilbur E. Place, was involved in an accident at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1948/4801.html 
1948 - January 26YH-13 #46-247, piloted by Robert C. Chandler, was involved in an accident about 5 miles north of Fayetteville, NC. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1948/4801.html
1948 - March 16 H-5D #43-46648, piloted by Frank S. Sico, was involved in an accident at Everglades City, NY. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1948/4803.html
1948 - March 25YH-5A #43-46623, piloted by Robert W. Barnhill, was involved in an accident about 23 miles east of Fairbanks, AK. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1948/4803.html
1948 - April 07XH-12 #44-215, piloted by Owen Niehaus, was involved in an accident at Niagara Falls Airport, NY. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1948/4804.html
1948 - April 15YH-6A #43-45333, piloted by John E. Tyman, was involved in an accident at San Marcos Aux., TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1948/4804.html
1948 - April 26H-6A #43-45406, piloted by William B. Evans, was involved in an accident at San Marcos Aux., TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1948/4804.html
1948 - April 29An Air Force helicopter from Elmendorf AFB, AK, crew unkn, rescued the pilot of a P-51, Lt. Ralph Van Kerhove, after he crashed landed his aircraft on mud flats about 20 miles west of Anchorage, AK. The San Bernardino County Sun (San Bernardino, California) Friday, April 30, 1949, page  
1948 - May 03H-5A #43-46626, piloted by Joseph A. Kuhn, was involved in an accident about 5 miles east of Palmer, CO. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1948/4805.html
1948 - June 09H-6A #43-45396, piloted by Arthur W. Beall, Jr., was involved in an accident at Hickam AFB, HI. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1948/4806.html
1948 - June 10H-6A #43-45410, piloted by John A. Price, was involved in an accident at Clark AFB, PI. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1948/4806.html
1948 - June 11Air Force Regulation 65-10 is published, which changes the designations for several Air Force aircraft. Fighters will now have the prefix "F" instead of "P" for pursuit (which dated back to 1925); reconnaissance aircraft will now be designated "R" instead of "F" ostensibly for "fotographic," (which dated back to 1930); and helicopters will now be designated "H" instead of "R" (for rotary wing). Air Force Magazine
1948 - June 17H-6D #43-46656, piloted by Roy N. Casheer, was involved in an accident at San Marcos Aux., TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1948/4806.html
1948 - June 21H-6A #43-45395, piloted by Harry J. Copsey, was involved in an accident at San Marcos AFB, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1948/4806.html
1948 - June 24YH-6A #43-45333, piloted by Raymond L. Hausmann, was involved in an accident at San Marcos AFB, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1948/4806.html
1948 - July 06XH-12 #46-214, piloted by Owen Q. Niehaus, was involved in an accident at Niagara Falls Airport, NY. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1948/4807.html
1948 - July 16YH-5A #43-46620, piloted by Russell M. Dobyns, was involved in an accident at MacDill AFB, FL. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1948/4807.html
1948 - July 23YH-13 #46-245, piloted by Ivan M. Peller, was involved in an accident at San Marcos AFB, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1948/4807.html
1948 - August 12YH-5A #43-46622, piloted by Alexander P. Murphy, was involved in an accident about 20 miles NNW of Franklin, AK. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1948/4808.html
1948 - August 21H-5F #47-489, piloted by William A. Weed, was involved in an accident about 57 miles NE of Palmer, AK. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1948/4808.html
1948 - August 24H-5D #43-46657, piloted by Jack Batty, was involved in an accident at San Marcos AFB, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1948/4808.html
1948 - September 20H-6A #43-45414, piloted by Joseph D. Cooper, was involved in an accident at Itami AB, Japan. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1948/4809.html
1948 - September 28XH-11 #45-9478, piloted by William R. Dubois, was involved in an accident at Grand Central Aviation, CA. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1948/4809.html
1948 - October 05A helicopter from McCord Field Army Air Force base, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), crashed landed near the Three Brothers peaks in the rugged Olympic Mountains, some 30 miles northwest of Bremerton, WA. Air Force officials said the men had signaled that the "were okay and sticking with their ship" and late in the afternoon a C-47 circled the helicopter crew and dropped survival kits. No other details are known at this time. Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR.), Wed, Oct 6, 1948, page 1
1948 - October 05H-5G #48-525, piloted by Eugene C. Gore, was involved in an accident about 10 miles NW of Eldon, VA. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1948/4810.html
1948 - October 07SH-6 #43-45396, piloted by Herman T. Kennedy, was involved in an accident at Hickam AFB, HI. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1948/4810.html
1948 - October 22YH-5A #43-46619 from Eglin AFB, FL., crewed by 1st Lt. William H. Major (P) and unkn (CP), crashed into the Gulf of Mexico near Destin, FL. The other unidentified officer on the helicopter was injured. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1948/4810.html & Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR.), Sat, Oct 23, 1948, page 9
1948 - November 05H-5G #48-533, piloted by John R. Neuenswander, was involved in an accident at Atkinson Field, BG. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1948/4811.html
1948 - November 05H-6A #43-45399, piloted by Gil C. Jordan, was involved in an accident at Kadena AB, Okinawa. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1948/4811.html
1948 - November 07XH-12 #44-91003, piloted by Charles W. Morgan, was involved in an accident about 2 miles south of Eglin AFB, FL. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1948/4811.html
1948 - November 07XH-12 #44-9163, piloted by Lindell E. Hendrix, was involved in an accident about 4 miles NE of Eglin AFB, FL. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1948/4811.html
1948 - November 18H-5D #43-46655, piloted by Mark R. Starr, was involved in an accident San Marcos AFB, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1948/4811.html
1948 - November 24H-5G #48-527, piloted by Harold G. Sommer, was involved in an accident about 33 miles north of Buchene, Newfoundland, FL. No other details available at this time.  http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1948/4811.html
1948 - December 03YH-5A #43-46608, piloted by Gordon R. Inmen, was involved in an accident about 1 mile SE of Carolville, WI. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1948/4812.html 
1948 - December 16YH-6A #43-45339 was damaged at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1948/4812.html
1948 - December 21H-5F #47-483, piloted by John K. Connery, was involved in an accident about 17 miles SSE of Guntanamo, Cuba. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1948/4812.html
1948 - December 21H-6A #43-45388, piloted by Joseph D. Cooper, was involved in an accident about 8 miles from Itami AB, Japan. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1948/4812.html
1948 - December 22An Air Force helicopter, piloted by Lt. Charles Weir, flew through heavy snow and strong winds to rescue Mrs. Freida Johansen, an expectant mother, who had been marooned 24 hours on a gale-swept Alaskan lake about 35 miles southwest of Anchorage, AK. Austin America, Austin, Texas - Thursday, December 22, 1948
1949 - January 03 - March 15H-5's and YH-13's believed to be from the 2151st Rescue Unit at Lowry AFB, CO. participated in "Operation Hayride & Operation Snowbound"", a humanitarian airlift operation, air drooping food and medicine to stranded travelers and isolated residents who had became cut off due to a series of eighteen snowstorms and blizzards in 27 days that had hit the Rocky Mountain and upper Great Planes states of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming during December 1948. The USAF & Humanitarian Airlift Operations 1947-1994 by Daniel L. Haulma
1949 - January 19A March AFB, CA., rescue squadron helicopter, crews unkn, drooped food and water to a radio technician, Myron Robertson, marooned for 10 days on a mountain top near Riverside. Roads to the mountain top are blocked by six inches of snow, drifted to two feet in places. Robertson telephoned that his food supply was getting low and he had been melting snow for water, ordinarily trucked in. The San Bernardino County Sun (San Bernardino, California) – Thu, Jan 20, 1949, Page 1
1949 - February 18H-5D #43-46653, piloted by John R. Conn, was involved in an accident at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1949/4902.html
1949 - February 24H-5A #43-46638, piloted by Murl R. Chamberlain, was involved in an accident about 10 miles SE of Fairbanks, AK. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1949/4902.html
1949 - March 04H-5E #43-46611, piloted by Harold W. Peterson, was involved in an accident at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1949/4903.html 
1949 - March 07XH-9B (R-9B) #46-001, piloted by Raymond S. Popson, was involved in an accident at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1949/4903.html
1949 - March 15YH-13 #45-252, piloted by Harold H. Thomas, was involved in an accident at Waco AFB, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1949/4903.html
1949 - March 16H-5G #48-545, piloted by Richard P. Devine, was involved in an accident at Langley AFB, VA. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1949/4903.html
1949 - April 07H-5G #48-529, piloted by Wilson T. Botner, was involved in an accident about 15 miles SSW of Madden Dam, Panama. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1949/4904.html
1949 - May 09Sikorsky test pilot, Harold E. "Tommy" Thompson, was the FIRST to intentionally loop a helicopter when flying a Sikorsky S-52. http://1st-helicopter-loop.com
1949 - May 10H-5G #48-550, crewed by Lt. Joseph E. Manosky (P) and Capt. Raymond E. Orford (CP), was involved in an accident at Lowry AFB, CO. Lt. Manosky was killed and his co-pilot, Raymond E. Oxford, was injured. The helicopter crashed near Denver's southeastern limits while on a training flight. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1949/4905.html & The Galveston Daily News (Galveston, TX.), Wed, May 11, 1949, page 4 & http://www.armyaircrews.com/other.html
1949 - June 02H-5G #48-547, piloted by Alfred L. Keplt, was involved in an accident at Langley AFB, VA. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1949/4906.html
1949 - June 11H-5F #48-487, piloted by Robert W. Branhill, was involved in an accident about 35 miles NW of Stevens Village, AK. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1949/4906.html
1949 - June 19XH-12 #46-214, piloted by Kenneth D. Albert, was involved in an accident at Niagara Falls Airport, NY. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1949/4906.html 
1949 - July 10A USAF helicopter, crew unkn, From Fairbanks, AK, rescued Dr. and Mrs. Melville Cook and Bill Carrington near their plane, which had made a forced landing seven days earlier, in the Arctic about 50 miles northeast of Fort Yukon, AK. The Lincoln Star (Lincoln, Nebraska) Monday, July 11, 1949, page 5
1949 - July 28H-5A #43-46631, piloted by Jace Batty, was involved in an accident at March AFB, CA. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1949/4907.html
1949 - July 30H-6A (R-6A) #43-45363, piloted by Joseph R. Eddleman, was involved in an accident about 2 miles west of Ashiya AB, Japan. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1949/4907.html
1949 - August 03H-5A #43-46632, piloted by Edward E. Curran, was involved in an accident about 6 miles south west of Elmendorf AFB, AK. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1949/4908.html
1949 - August 29An USAF helicopter from March AFB, CA., piloted by Lt. Jack Batty, rescued a F-86 pilot, 2nd Lt. Robert E. Farley, from on top of a 3,200 foot peak in the San Bernadino Mountains, 21 miles east of Palm Springs,  after he ejected from his spinning aircraft. Tucson Daily Citizen (Tucson, Arizona) Tuesday, August 30, 1949, page 1
1949 - August 31H-5G #48-534, piloted by James H. Devlin, was involved in an accident at Vernam Field, Jamaica. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1949/4908.html
1949 - September 13H-5G #48-484, piloted by Edward J. Curley, was involved in an accident at James Connally AFB, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1949/4909.html
1949 - September 20H-5A #43-46604, piloted by Oscar N. Tibbetts, was involved in an accident about 18 miles east north east of Engle, NM. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1949/4909.html
1949 - October 03XH-10 #45-22793, piloted by David J. Driskill, was involved in an accident about 2 miles south of Moorestown, NJ. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1949/4910.html 
1949 - October 10H-5F #47-485, piloted by Russell C. Randall, was involved in an accident about 1 mile east of James Connally AFB, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1949/4910.html
1949 - October 10XH-13 #46-228, piloted by William W. Griffith, was involved in an accident about 6 miles north of Waco, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1949/4910.html
1949 - October 23YH-5C #43-46615, piloted by George F. Gaffney, was involved in an accident at James Connally AFB, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1949/4910.html
1949 - December 21H-5F #47-481, piloted by George F. Gaffney, was involved in an accident at Lakeland AFB, FL. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1949/4912.html
1950 - February 10A USAF helicopter of the 10th Rescue Squadron at Ladd Field, Fairbanks, AK, crewed by Lt. Melvin R. Brown and Lt. Frank Alden, rescued 10 survivors of a C-47 that had crashed, on 07 February 1950, into a mountain top about 15 miles from Pon Lake, YT. The Daily Inter Lake (Kalispell, Montana) Saturday, February 11, 1950, page 1 
1950 - February 17H-5F #47-485, piloted by George A. Fox, was involved in an accident at James Connally AFB, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1950/5002.html 
1950 - March 15H-13B #48-851, piloted by Robert N. Wilson, was involved in an accident at Killeen, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1950/5003.html
1950 - March 25H-5G #48-524, piloted by Brendan V. Higgins, was involved in an accident about .5 mile east of Hatfield, MA. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1950/5003.html 
1950 - April 06YH-13 #46-425, piloted by Todd M. Barth, was involved in an accident at James Connally AFB, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1950/5004.html 
1950 - April 26H-5G #48-562 from the 5th Rescue Squadron at Pope AFB field, crewed by 1st Lt. Charles G. Weir (P), TSgt. Russel L. Sprague (CC), TSgt. Norman C. Van Tassel (?) and Sgt. Stratt O. Gealock (?) was sent to rescue the crew of a C-54 that had crashed and was still burning in a oat field about 4 miles east of Hartsville, SC. The helicopter crashed on takeoff and rolled over on its side and was destroyed with the crew escaping without any injuries. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1950/5004.html & Asheville Citizen-Times (Asheville, North Carolina) – 27 Apr 1950, page 6 
1950 - May 20H-5A #43-46616, piloted by Frank A. Alden, was involved in an accident at Ladd AFB, AK. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1950/5005.html 
1950 - May 27H-5G #48-526, piloted by Richard H. Broderick, was involved in an accident at Hamilton AFB, CA. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1950/5005.html
1950 - May 27H-5G #48-557, piloted by Irwin L. Bailie, was involved in an accident at Walker AFB, NM. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1950/5005.html
1950 - May 28H-5H #49-2010, piloted by Frank A. Alden, was involved in an accident about 23 miles SW of Tigvariak Island, AK. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1950/5005.html 
1950 - June 01XH-12B #46-216, piloted by Wayne W. Eggert, was involved in an accident at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1950/5006.html 
1950 - June 05H-13B #48-800, piloted by Warner F. Rankin, Jr., was involved in an accident about 3 miles north of Ransiomville, NY. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1950/5006.html 
1950 - June 13A USAF helicopter based in Bahrein, crew unkn, rescued at least three survivors of a French C-54 that had crashed in the Persian Gulf. No other details are known at this time. Nevada State Journal (Reno, Nevada) Wed., June 14, 1950, page 1 
1950 - June 16YH-5D #43-46606, piloted by Ronald C. Good, was involved in an accident about 20 miles south of Circle Hot Springs, AK. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1950/5006.html 
1950 - July 22The 3rd ARS deployed the FIRST H-5 helicopter in Korea to Taegu #1 and it became known at Det. "F". Air Force Magazine & "That Others May Live" by Forrest L. Marion 
1950 - July 25H-5F #47-487, piloted by Ralph E. Miller, was involved in an accident at Eglin AFB, FL. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1950/5007.html
1950 - July 25H-5H #49-2006 was the FIRST helicopter lost in Korea. 1st Lt.'s Kenneth G. Blurton and John R. Halpin flew an H-5 to pick up a Navy pilot in Penseng area, which, unknown to them, was enemy occupied. Pilots landed with insufficient fuel to return. All 3 pilots escaped and evaded and were rescued on 29 July 1950, leaving the H-5 behind, which was later destroyed by Navy fighters. http://www.davillin.info/1hist.html
1950 - July 26H-5H #49-2006 from Det. F, 3rd ARS, which had been abandoned after making a forced landing on 25 July 1950 and was destroyed by Navy fighters in Korea. http://www.davillin.info/1hist.html
1950 - August 01YH-5A #43-46609, piloted by Donald L. Hawkes, was involved in an accident about 11 miles NNW of Holloman AFB, NM. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1950/5008.html
1950 - August 04SH-5H #50-0804 of the 3rd ARS, crewed by 1st Lt. Jimmie Jernigan (P) and Lt. Jeffers (CP), developed a gas leak and ran out of fuel during a ferry flight from Pusan Korea to Ashiya, Japan. They were rescued by a Navy ship. http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_info_2190.htm
1950 - August 05An H-5 from Det. F, 3rd ARS operating from Pusan, Korea, made the first recorded use of an H-5 for medical evacuation transported U. S. Army soldier Pfc. Claude C. Crest, Jr., from the Sendang-ni area to an Army hospital. "That Others May Live, USAF Air Rescue in Korea" by Forrest L. Marion
1950 - August 16YH-19 #49-2013, piloted by Thomas J. Cecil, was involved in an accident at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1950/5008.html
1950 - August 22SH-5H #49-1997 of the 3rd ARS and crewed by 1st Lt. Jimmie Jernigan (P) and Cpl. James Fuentez (M) lost power during flight and crashed and was destroyed near Naju, Korea. The crew was uninjured. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1949.html & http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.htm
1950 - August 30The "Helicopter Detachment" of Det. "D", 3rd ARS was activated as Det. "F" of the 3rd ARS, with six H-5's at K-1 airfield, near Pusan. http://www.davillin.info/1hist.html
1950 - September 04In the FIRST H-5 helicopter rescue of a downed US pilot from behind enemy lines in Korea, at Hanggan-dong, Lt. Paul W. Van Boven (P) and Cpl. John Fuentes (M) saved F-51D pilot Capt. Robert E. Wayne. Air Force Magazine & "That Others May Live" by Forrest L. Marion
1950 - September 05H-5A #43-46606, piloted by Pierce M. Myers, was involved in an accident at Pope AFB, NC. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1950/5009.html
1950 - September 25USAF helicopters from the 6th Rescue Squadron at Westover Field, MA, rescued the 12 man crew and four passengers of a B-50 who had parachuted from their stricken bomber on 21 September 1950. The also brought out the 3 man ground rescue team that had parachuted into the survivor's location about 95 miles southwest of Goose Bay, Labrador. Idaho State Journal (Pcatello, Idaho) Monday, September 25, 1950, page 1
1950 - September 29H-13B #48-858, piloted by Luke B. Francis, was involved in an accident at Sheppard AFB, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1950/5009.html
1950 - September 30H-5F #48-540 from, from Flight "F", 3rd ARS, crewed by Capt. Ferdonand L. Svore (P) and Cpl. John Fuentez (M) was hit by the blast from a tank mine and was destroyed. Both were injured and rescued. http://www.davillin.info/1hist.html & http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_info_1474.htm
1950 - October 01A USAF helicopter, from Kimpo, Korea, piloted by Lt. William B. Evans, rescued a USN F4U-4 pilot, Ens. Claude E. Dorris after he had crash landed 10 miles southeast of Pyongyang, just north of Chungwha, North Korea. The Terre Haute Star (Terre Haute, Ind.) Wednesday, October 04, page 1 & http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_info_1802.htm
1950 - October 10An H-5 from the 3rd ARS crewed by 1st Lt. David C. McDanial (P) and Capt. John C. Shumate (Para-Doctor) picked up a downed British pilot, Lt. Stan W. Leonard and administered blood plasma, for the FIRST time while a helicopter was in flight. The crew members received Silver Stars for this action. Air Force Magazine & "That Others May Live, USAF Air Rescue in Korea" by Forrest L. Marion & http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.htm
1950 - October 13All elements of Det. "F" moved to K-14 (Kimpo AB, west of Seoul, Korea). "That Others May Live" by Forrest L. Marion
1950 - October 19Due to crowed conditions all elements of Det. "F" were again forced to move, this time to K-16 (Seoul AB, Korea). In subsequent weeks, advanced elements deployed from Seoul to Sariwon, Sinmak, Pyongyang, Anju and Kunuri in North Korea. "That Others May Live" by Forrest L. Marion
1950 - October 21-22H-5's of the 3rd ARS and two L-5"s, evacuated some 35 wounded paratroopers of the 187th Regimental Combat Team from a drop zone near Sukchon North Korea in the FIRST use of a helicopter in support of an airborne operation. H-5's also evacuated seven American POW's from the area. Air Force Magazine & "That Others May Live, USAF Air Rescue in Korea" by Forrest L. Marion
1950 - October 23H-5A #43-46623, piloted by Robert C. Hammond, was involved in an accident at Ladd AFB, AK. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1950/5010.html
1950 - October 30A H-5 of the 3rd Air Rescue Squadron, crewed by 1st Lt. Edward J. Kelly (P) and TSgt. Robert J. Burns (MT), rescued the crew of a AT-6D "Mosquito" spotter plane, Capt. Robert M. Terry (P), and 1st Lt. William L. Dodson (CP) after they had crashed into a mountain near Panha-dong, Korea. The Corsicana, (Texas) Daily Sun, Thur. Nov. 23, 1950
1950 - November 05An H-5 of the 3rd ARS, piloted by Lt. Edward J. Kelly (TDY from the 2nd ARS), was attacked by two MiG-15's, but was not hit. This is the FIRST air to air attack on a helicopter under combat conditions. http://www.davillin.info/1hist.html
1950 - November 22A SAR helicopter rescued a F-51D pilot, 1st Lt. Harold B. Kinison from a beach after he had bailed out of his aircraft just south of Kanggye. http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.htm
1950 - November 24An H-5 of the 3rd ARS crewed by Capt. Oscar N. Tibbetts (P) and SSgt. James K. Bryson (M) (on temp. duty from the 2nd ARS) made a daring rescue of a downed pilot, who had spent the night hiding, from deep within North Korea. "That Others May Live, USAF Air Rescue in Korea" by Forrest L. Marion
1950 - November 28A USAF helicopter piloted by Capt. John Christenson rescued Mrs. Fred Van-Lennepp, and expectant mother, from the snowbound Castleton Farms, thoroughbred farm, near Lexington, KY. Kingsprt News (Kingsport, TN) Wed., Nov. 29, 1950, page 1
1950 - November 28H-5H #49-2009 crashed into a mountain about 25 miles north west of Pyongyang, Korea, in low visibility, darkness and low on fuel, returning to base after rescuing a F4U pilot from North Korea. Killed in the crash were 1st Lt. Robert B. Parker (P), Pfc. William G. Wilkerson (M) and Ens. William G. Wagner USN F4U-5P pilot. This was the FIRST loss of USAF helicopter crew members in the Korean War. "That Others May Live, USAF Air Rescue in Korea" by Forrest L. Marion & http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.htm
1950 - November 29H-5H #49-2004, piloted by Michael McDonald, was involved in an accident and destroyed at Anju, Korea. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1950/5011.html
1950 - November 30H-5F #47-786 of the 3rd ARS crewed by 1st Lt. Charles H. Fields (P), Pvt. Charles E. Goodman and SSgt. James N. Waggener, had an engine failure and crashed landed and was destroyed during the evacuation of Pyongyang AB, Korea. http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_info_363.htm
1950 - November 30H-5H #48-886 from, Flight F, crashed and destroyed during the evacuation of Pyongyang, N. Korea. No other details available at this time. http://www.davillin.info/1hist.html
1950 - December 06H-5 #43-46603, piloted by Raymond N. Gottfried, was involved in an accident at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1950/5012.html
1950 - December 08H-5A #43-46620, piloted by Walter J. Hodgson, was involved in an accident at Pope AFB, NC. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1950/5012.html
1950 - December 23Three H-5 helicopters from the 3rd ARS, based at K-16 and piloted by 1st Lt's. Russell G. Winegar & Charles H. Field, Jr. and 2nd Lt. Clifford W. Brown, with fighter cover, rescued 11 US and 24 South Korean POW soldiers from a field eight miles behind enemy lines, shuttling them in twelve sorties to friendly lines. Air Force Magazine & "That Others May Live, USAF Air Rescue in Korea" by Forrest L. Marion
1951 - January 02Det "F" 3rd ARS moved to K-37, Taegu, Korea. http://www.davillin.info/1hist.html
1951 - January 18A USAF SAR helicopter rescued a injured F4U-4 pilot, USMC Capt. Russell G. Patterson, Jr. after  his F4U-4 was hit by AAA fire, had engine failure and crash landing near Suwon.  http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.htm  
1951 - January 18Six H-5's with fighter escort evacuated twenty-eight surrounded soldiers. "That Others May Live, USAF Air Rescue in Korea" by Forrest L. Marion 
1951 - January 19Six H-5's with fighter escort continued to evacuate sixteen additional surrounded soldiers. "That Others May Live, USAF Air Rescue in Korea" by Forrest L. Marion 
1951 - January 23H-5H #49-2002, piloted by Nilo Nieminen, was involved in an accident about 75 miles west of Wheelus AB, Libya. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1951/5101.html 
1951 - January 24An H-5 piloted by Capt. Paul L. Park rescued the crew of a AT-6 Mosquito, Capt. Edward G. Kelley (P) and Mr. Sam Marshall (CIV), while under enemy fire. "That Others May Live, USAF Air Rescue in Korea" by Forrest L. Marion
1951 - January 24Two H-5's crewed by 1st Lt. Lynden E. Thomason (P) Cpl. Homer Ramirez (M) & 1st Lt. Osburn E. McKinzie (P), Cpl. Carl W. Poole rescued three crew members of a B-26 twenty minutes after they had crash landed on the enemy held Suwon airstrip. "That Others May Live, USAF Air Rescue in Korea" by Forrest L. Marion 
1951 - January 28A H-5, escorted by a L-5 rescue a downed RAF pilot, Lt. Peach, from the British aircraft carrier HMS Theseus, while under enemy fire. "That Others May Live, USAF Air Rescue in Korea" by Forrest L. Marion 
1951 - February 02A SAR helicopter rescued 1st Lt.'s William H. Kickliter and George H. Nuse after their AT-6F was damaged by ground fire while flying over Haengsong and crashed landed.  http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.htm 
1951 - February 02A USAF helicopter rescued two survivors, about 45 miles south of the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal, from a 45 ton launch, with 27 people on board, that had capsized in rough seas in Panama Bay on January 31, 1951. They had been clinging to the wreckage for 50 hours. Two other survivors were rescued by a passing steamer on the night of January 31, 1951, 23 others perished. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times (Corpus Christi, TX) Sunday, February 04, 1951  
1951 - February 02H-5G #48-530, piloted by Paul L. Park, was involved in an accident about 8 miles west of Taegu 2 AB, Korea. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1951/5102.html 
1951 - February 07An H-5 of the 3rd ARSq. landed in deep snow and under enemy fire behind United Nations lines in Korea and picked up two wounded soldiers during each of three separate trips. Another H-5 pilot, 1st. Lt. Ernest L. MacQuarrie, picked up two more, bringing the total saves to eight. Captain Miller was later awarded the Cheney Award for 1953. http://www.afsoc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070906-042.pdf 
1951 - February 13-16H-5 helicopters delivered medical supplies to surrounded UN troops at Chipyong-ni in central Korea and evacuated more than 40 wounded. Air Force Magazine 
1951 - February 15All available helicopters responded to assist 200 wounded soldiers in an area surrounded by enemy troops. Six H-5's, with fighter cover, evacuated twenty eight wounded soldiers. "That Others May Live, USAF Air Rescue in Korea" by Forrest L. Marion 
1951 - February 15Army and Air Force helicopter and liaison plane pilots and mechanics started training at the recently re-opened San Marcos, TX. AFB. The Air Force said the training at San Marcos would take the place of that previously conduced at Connally AFB, Waco, TX. and the mechanic training programs at Sheppard AFB, TX. San Marcos was used for the same training purposes during the war. Valley Morning Star (Harlingen, TX.) Fri., Feb. 16, 1951, page 3    
1951 - February 16H-5D #43-46652, piloted by Howell T. Walker, was involved in an accident about 5.5 miles NNE of Waco, TX. No other details avaiable at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1951/5102.html 
1951 - February 16Six H-5's continued to evacuate wounded from the action the day before, evacuating sixteen more wounded until friendly forces were able to make ground contact with them. "That Others May Live, USAF Air Rescue in Korea" by Forrest L. Marion 
1951 - February 19An H-5 picked up an injured, downed F-80 pilot, Lt. Harry F. Peyser, from a riverbed near Taegu, Korea. An L-5 had landed to pick the F-80 pilot up, but due to the sandy soil and extra weight it could not take off. Without the extra weight the L-5 was able to take off safely. "That Others May Live, USAF Air Rescue in Korea" by Forrest L. Marion 
1951 - February 21An H-5 of the 3rd ARS and piloted by 1st Lt. Ernest L MacQuarrie delivered a wounded GI to a MASH facility, thereby marking the 1,000th life saved in the Korean War. "That Others May Live, USAF Air Rescue in Korea" by Forrest L. Marion 
1951 - March 05A helicopter rescued F-51D pilot, Maj. John W. Rees, after his aircraft was hit by ground fire and he bailed out south of Imjin River inside friendly lines. http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.htm 
1951 - March 09A helicopter rescued F-51D pilot, 1st Lt. Siegel M. Dickman, who had E & E'ed after his aircraft was hit by ground fire and crashed landed 2 mi south of Singye. http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.htm
1951 - March 09A SAR helicopter rescued F-51D pilot, Capt. L. M. Christopher, who had E & E'ed after his aircraft was hit by AAA and caught fire and he bailed out 5 mi north of Singye on 05 March 1951.  http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.htm 
1951 - March 09H-5G #48-545 of the 3rd ARS and crewed by 1st Lt. Charles H. Fields (P) and Cpl. Patterson (M) crashed into a mountainside on the frontlines and was destroyed. Fields & Patterson was not injured and were rescued. http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.htm 
1951 - March 09H-5G #48-545, crewed by 1st Lt. Charles H. Field (P) & Cpl. Patterson (M), crashed into a mountainside on the Korean frontline and was destroyed. The crew was not injured.  http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_info_2135.htm 
1951 - March 09H-5H #49-2011, piloted by Brendon V. Higgins, was involved in an accident at Suwon AB, Korea. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1951/5103.html
1951 - March 11A SAR helicopter rescued F-51D pilot, Capt. Allen H. Vanderyerk after his aircraft was hit by ground fire, lost coolant and crash landed 2 miles south of Chunchon. ttp://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.htm 
1951 - March 13A SAR helicopter rescued F-51D pilot, 1st Lt. H. W. Nelson after his aircraft had engine failure and landed in a river bed 10 miles southeast of Hamchang. http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.htm  
1951 - March 14YH-13 #46-240, piloted by Alvin D. Allen, was involved in an accident at San Marcos AFB, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1951/5103.html 
1951 - March 15A SAR helicopter rescued F4U-4 USMC pilot, Maj. Frank H. Presley after his aircraft was hit by AAA, had engine failure and landed in a Han River near Munson. http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.htm 
1951 - March 16YH-19 #49-2013, piloted by Thomas J. Cecil, was involved in an accident at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1951/5103.html 
1951 - March 17A SAR helicopter rescued RF-51D pilot, Capt. David H. Rust after his aircraft was downed by ground fire and he bailed out 10 miles southeast of Kaesong. http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.htm 
1951 - March 19A SAR helicopter rescued F-51D pilot, 1st Lt. Robert P. Pasqualicchio after his aircraft was downed by ground fire and crashed landed east of Yonan. http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.htm 
1951 - March 20An H-5 of the 3rd ARS was hit by ground fire during a rescue attempt and landed at K-14 (Kimpo), no other information is available at this time. http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.htm
1951 - March 24For the FIRST time, Far East AF used a YH-19, a experimental service test under combat conditions helicopter, in Korea for the air evacuation of wounded troops. The H-19 was considerably larger and more powerful, with greater range, than the H-5's. The initial YH-19 personnel consisted of pilots Maj. Samuel B. Brown and Capt. Joseph D. Cooper and Crew Chief TSgt. Earl J. Paulsen and several mechanics. Air Force Magazine & "That Others May Live, USAF Air Rescue in Korea" by Forrest L. Marion 
1951 - March 24-28For the FIRST time, Far East Air Forces (FEAF) used an YH-19, a service test helicopter, in Korea for the air evacuation of wounded troops. Following Operation Tomahawk, the second airborne assult of the war, 3rd ARS Detachment YH-19  and H-5 helicopters evacuated 270 injured and wounded paratroopers of the 187th RCT from the Munsan-ni area twenty miles north of Seoul. Pilots and medics flew constantly during daylight, and maintenance crews worked around the clock in support of evacuations that often were conducted under heavy mortar artillery and small arms fire. "That Others May Live, USAF Air Rescue in Korea" by Forrest L. Marion
1951 - March 28H-5A #43-46636, piloted by Thomas J. Cecil, was involved in an accident at Hamilton AFB, CA. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1951/5103.html 
1951 - March 30H-5G #48-560, piloted by Elmer L. Barnes, was involved in an accident at Taegu 2 AB, Korea. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1951/5103.html
1951 - March 30- 31A YH-19 was used on a "classified' mission to bring some 18 UN personnel, most likely involved the recovery of Korean guerrillas, from North Korea. This was the first use of this type helicopter in a special operations mission. "That Others May Live, USAF Air Rescue in Korea" by Forrest L. Marion & "The USAF in Korea A Chronology 1950-1953" by A. Timothy Warnock 
1951 - March 31H-5A #43-46630, piloted by Charles E. Cover, Jr., was involved in an accident about .5 mile north of Grandview, VA. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1951/5103.html
1951 - April 03The service-test YH-19 helicopter, with the 3rd ARS, picked up a downed F-51D pilot, Capt. Thomas Manjak, southeast of Pyongyang, receiving small-arms fire during the sortie. Air Force Magazine & http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.htm
1951 - April 10H-23A #51-3983, piloted by Owen L. Clark, was involved in an accident about 4 miles east of San Marcos AFB, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1951/5104.html
1951 - April 17During "Operation MiG", to recover vital components of a crashed MiG-15, a YH-19 helicopter, piloted by Maj. Don Nichols, transported a team to the crash site behind enemy lines south of Sinanju to extract MiG-15 components, samples and photos. On the return flight the YH-19 took one hit from enemy fire. Air Force Magazine
1951 - April 18H-5 helicopters from the 3rd ARS evacuated 20 critically wounded US soldiers from front-line aid stations to the nearest field hospital. Five the 10 sorties encountered enemy fire. Air Force Magazine
1951 - April 23H-5G #48-532, piloted by Richard C. Kirkland, was involved in an accident at Muzunbaarikku Island, Marshall Islands. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1951/5104.html
1951 - April 23YH-5E #43-46611, piloted by Leon Stone, was involved in an accident at Kirtland AFB, NM. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1951/5104.html
1951 - April 24On separate pickups, and H-5 helicopter from the 3rd ARS rescued two of the three crewmembers of a B-26B who had bailed out of their aircraft that had been crippled by enemy ground fire. Rescuing first the pilot, William L. Cara then the navigator, Capt. William R. Fitch, from about 20 miles west of Chorwon, about 15 miles north of the 38th parallel. Air Force Magazine & http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.htm
1951 - April 25A SAR helicopter rescued F-51D pilot, Maj. Sam C. Wilkerson who had E & E'ed after his aircraft had been hit by ground fire and crash landed in a rice paddy near the 38th parallel. http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.htm
1951 - April 25H-5G #48-560, piloted by William B. Peel, was involved in an accident at Taegu AB, Korea. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1951/5104.html
1951 - April 29An H-5 picked up a survivor of a lost C-46, friendly ground parties rescued the remaining survivors."That Others May Live, USAF Air Rescue in Korea" by Forrest L. Marion
1951 - April 30On separate sorties, two H-5 helicopters each picked up a downed UN pilot behind enemy lines. Small arms fire damaged one helicopter. One of the H-5 rescues was made by 1st Lt. Charles H. Field, Jr. and was of a wounded South African F-51D pilot, Lt. Piet S. Cilliers, who had bailed out near Sinmak, North Korea. The other pilot rescued was F-51D pilot Lt. Soltis. Air Force Magazine & "That Others May Live, USAF Air Rescue in Korea" by Forrest L. Marion& http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.htm
1951 - May 05An H-5 helicopter from the 3rd ARS rescued a downed F-51D pilot, Lt. Col. Rexford H. Detree, about 16 miles north of K-16. The helicopter encountered small-arms fire in the area during the rescue. Air Force Magazine & http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.htm
1951 - May 06H-5A #43-46629, piloted by Paul E. Kimberling, was involved in an accident at Ellington AFB, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1951/5105.html
1951 - May 08An H-5 helicopter picked up two US soldiers north of Seoul, encountering small-arms fire in the area. Air Force Magazine
1951 - May 13A bright yellow USAF helicopter stole the show from the communists in Vienna Sunday. Only 10,000 persons were estimated to have watched a series of communist sports and entertainment attractions staged as part of a three-day Whitson rally, but 25,000 waited for the helicopter to make its three scheduled landings in the heart of the city. The helicopter, the first Vienna has ever seen, touched down on a square in front of city hall, in the Schonbrunn palace courtyard and on a street near the Votiv church. The Lincoln Star (Lincoln, Nebraska) 14 May 1952, page 2
1951 - May 14SAR helicopter rescued a downed F-51D pilot, 1st Lt. Vernon Burke after he had bailed out of his AAA damaged aircraft. Air Force Magazine & http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.htm
1951 - May 19H-5H #49-1996, piloted by Calvin W. Jackson, was involved in an accident at Langley AFB, VA. No other details available at this time.
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1951 - May 19H-5H #49-2003, piloted by Alfred L. Kopit, was involved in an accident at Langley AFB, VA. No other details available at this time.
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1951 - May 19An H-5 helicopter rescued a downed RF-51D pilot, Capt. William H. Strand, southwest of Chorwon in the central sector, with the helicopter sustaining damage from small-arms fire during the pickup. Air Force Magazine & http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.htm
1951 - May 22H-13D #51-2471, piloted by Owen L. Clark, was involved in an accident at San Marcos AFB, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1951/5105.html
1951 - June 12H-5G #48-537, piloted by Robert W. Barnhill, was involved in an accident about 4 miles south of Taegu 2 AB, Korea. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1951/5106.html
1951 - June 18A H-19 piloted by Lt. Wayne W. Eggert took off at dawn from Fargo, ND. bound for Dayton. It landed sometime later at O'Hare air field near Chicago, some 540 miles from its takeoff. A Wright-Patterson spokesman said the new 'copter' was not trying for a record. He said it was on a "long range cruising control flight to find which control settings, altitude, and so forth, would be best on a long range mission." He said the test was conducted as "a routine measure to determine whether or not the craft is ready for production. "The Evening Independent” (Massillon, Ohio), 18 June 1951, page 1
1951 - June 19A SAR helicopter recovered the remains of F-51D pilot, 1st Lt. Lee A. Harper, after his aircraft was hit by AAA fire and he unsuccessfully attempted a low altitude bailout near Kyongyong-do. http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.htm
1951 - June 21H-5G #48-561, piloted by Lydon E. Thomason, was involved in an accident at Seoul AB, Korea. No other details available at this time.
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1951 - June 27H-5D #43-46652, piloted by Ronald C. Good, was involved in an accident about 13 miles NNE of Valparaiso, FL. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1951/5106.html
1951 - July 01The 3rd ARSq. recovered the remains of South African Air Force F-51D pilot, 2nd Lt. Jesse P Verster, after his aircraft was hit by AAA fire and crashed. http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.htm
1951 - July 08H-5A #43-46616, piloted by Frank A. Alden, was involved in an accident at Ladd AFB, AK. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1951/5107.html
1951 - July 11 & 22H-5's participated in "Operation Flood-Lift" a humanitarian airlift operation assisting victims of flooding on the Kansas, Missouri and Mississippi Rivers between eastern Kansas and western Illinois inundating Abilene, Manhattan, Junction City, Fort Riley. The USAF & Humanitarian Airlift Operations 1947-1994 by Daniel L. Haul
1951 - July 16H-5A #43-46626, piloted by John W. Martin, was involved in an accident about 2 miles north of Maple Hill, KS. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1951/5107.html
1951 - July 16EYH-19 #49-2013, piloted by August Vincenzi, was involved in an accident at Sulphur Grove, OH. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1951/5107.html
1951 - July 28H-5F #47-489, piloted by John L. Pullen, was involved in an accident at Sparrevohn, AK. No other details available at this time.
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1951 - July 31YH-24 #51-5113, piloted by August Vincenzi, was involved in an accident at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1951/5107.html
1951 - August 20 H-5F #47-482 of the 3rd ARS crewed by 1st Lt. Gene W. Ruhlander (P) and Sgt. Wilton A. Steward (M) hit power lines at the 8055th MASH, Uijongbnu, Korea and crashed, the crew was injured in the crash. http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.htm
1951 - August 22 H-13D #51-2463, piloted by Maurice C. Bone, was involved in an accident at San Marcos AFB, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1951/5108.html
1951 - August 22 YH-12B #46-222, piloted by Lynwood D. Williams, was involved in an accident about 11 miles north east of Hamlet, NC. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1951/5108.html
1951 - August 27 H-5G #48-552, piloted by William N. Coombs, was involved in an accident about 15 miles from Palmer, AK. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1951/5108.html
1951 - September 02Four Air Force helicopters, rescued 14 members of an Army engineer unit from a dislodged portion of a pontoon bridge in the middle of a swollen Korean river. Carrying two men at a time from their precarious perch to safety at the river's edge. The San Bernardino County Sun (San Bernardino, California) 2 September 1951, page 12
1951 - September 04H-5H #48-549, piloted by Walter A. Rosenfield, was involved in an accident about 1 mile south west of Wright-Patterson OH. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1951/5109.html
1951 - September 08H-5G #48-558 of the 3rd ARS crewed by Capt. John Lipsit was lost due to mechanical failure shortly after take-off. He and two passengers were not injured. http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.html
1951 - September 08H-5G #48-551 from Flight "D", 10th Rescue Squadron, crewed by Capt. Frank A. Alden (P) and Cpl. Joe K. Allen (MT), crashed on the east side of the Moose Creek bluff, about 18 miles ESE of Fairbanks, AK. The helicopter was on way to recover the dead from a C-47 from a crash on 07 September 1951. Alden and Allen were both killed in the crash. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1951/5109.html & the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (Fairbanks, Alaska) - Mon, Sept. 10, 1951 page 1 & 6
1951 - September 10South of Pyongyang a 3rd ARS H-5 helicopter, with fighter escort, rescued F-80C pilot Capt. Ward M. Millar, 7th FBS. He had suffered two broken ankles during his ejection and escaped after two months as a prisoner and evaded recapture for three weeks. The helicopter also brought out an NKA sergeant who had assisted Millar. Air Force Magazine  
1951 - September 13H-5G #48-555 crewed by 1st Lt. Eugene C. Kohfield (P) and Pfc. Lawrence A. Reid (M) was hit by enemy ground fire while attempting a rescue of a AT-6D Mosquito crew and crashed from about 200 feet as it was attempting to land back at its base, instantly killing Kohfield and Reid. This was the first loss of USAF helicopter crew members as a direct result of enemy fire. "That Others May Live, USAF Air Rescue in Korea" by Forrest L. Marion
1951 - September 21H-5D #43-46646, piloted by John D. Heller, was involved in an accident at Shana-Wan Inlet, Okinawa. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1951/5109.html
1951 - September 29 H-5A #43-46629, piloted by Vincent H. McGovern, was involved in an accident about 2 miles south of Camp Carson, CO. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1951/5109.html
1951 - September 29YH-13 #46-227, piloted by David S. Gardner, was involved in an accident at San Marcos AFB, TX. No other details available at this time.
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1951 - October 0212 USAF helicopters airlifted a battalion of about 1,000 U. S. Marines, making 162 individual flights carrying six Marines, fully equipped and ready for combat 14 air miles to the front on a rugged mountainous ridges in east central Korea. Tipton Tribune (Tipton, Indiana) Thu. Oct. 11, 1951, page 1
1951 - October 05H-23A #51-4003, piloted by James V. Belyee, was involved in an accident at San Marcos AFB, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1951/5110.html
1951 - October 12YH-19 #49-2014, piloted by Raymond H. Hurn, was involved in an accident at Munsan Peace Camp, Korea. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1951/5110.html
1951 - October 17An H-5 piloted by 1st Lt. Charles J. Dupont rescued a downed B-26B radar observer, 1st Lt. William F. Brown, who had been evading the enemy for three nights, from a densely forested mountainside. "That Others May Live, USAF Air Rescue in Korea" by Forrest L. Marion &
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1951 - October 25H-5G #48-556, (Call sign "Pedro 09") of the 3rd ARS, helicopter, crewed by Lt. Charles DuPont (P) and Cpl. Gerald Fryer (Medic) who had rescued a downed UN F-80, call sign "Hammer", pilot, 1st Lt. Vernon L. Wright. The H-5 made a forced landing in enemy territory after being hit by enemy ground fire, hitting the lip of a rice paddy, turning over and crashing. The crew and rescued pilot were not injured and E & E'd away from the crash site and spent the night moving and hiding in a nearby tree covered ridge line. Air Force Magazine & "Tails of a Helicopter Pilot" by Richard Kirkland
1951 - October 26Two H-5's of the 3rd ARS, one piloted by Col. John Dean, (Call sign "Pedro 02), who rescued Lt. Charles DuPont ("Pedro 09") by hoist and the other piloted by Capt. Bob Barnhill, (Call sign "Pedro 01"), who rescued 1st Lt. Vernon Wright ("Hammer") and Cpl. Gerald Fryer ("Pedro 09") by hoist, safety from the mountainside where they had hidden from Communist troops during the night. This was the first successful rescue of a downed rescue chopper crew in the Korean War. After the successful rescue the downed H-5 #48-556 was destroyed by the flight of South African Air Force F-51 fighters, call sign "Grenadier Love 01, 02, 03 & 04", that had been providing close air support coverage during this mission. See the previous entry. Air Force Magazine & "Tails of a Helicopter Pilot" by Richard Kirkland
1951 - October 27A 3rd ARS H-5, with fighter escort, rescued a downed RF-51D fighter pilot, Capt. James McCabe, despite intense fire from enemy ground troops. http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.htm & Air Force Magazine
1951 - October 29A 3rd ARS H-5 evacuated a U.S. Army officer who had suffered serious burns. He became the 3,000th individual to be airlifted to safety by the 3rd ARS. "That Others May Live, USAF Air Rescue in Korea" by Forrest L. Marion 
1951 - November 04YH-5E #43-46611, piloted by William M. Knowlton, was involved in an accident about 80 miles west northwest of Las Vegas, NV. of Camp Carson, CO. No other details available at this time.
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1951 - November 15H-5E #43-46614, piloted by John R. Peacock, was involved in an accident at Palmdale Airport, CA. of Camp Carson, CO. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1951/5111.html
1951 - November 20H-19A #51-3847, piloted by Joseph D. Cooper, was involved in an accident at Eglin AFB, FL. of Camp Carson, CO. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1951/5111.html
1951 - November 21H-5G #48-559 of the 3rd ARS, piloted by Lt. Logan J. Fagner had a mechanical malfunction and crashed into the sea off of the Korean coast between Cho-do and P-Y-do. Logan was rescued by an escorting SA-16 with minor injuries. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1951/5111.html &
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1951 - December 01A SAR helicopter rescued an F-51D pilot, 1st Lt. Max Tomich, after his aircraft was hit by AAA and crashed.
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1951 - December 04YH-24 #51-5113, piloted by John R. Noll, was involved in an accident at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1951/5112.html
1951 - December 06H-13D #51-2463, piloted by Joseph E. Barratt, was involved in an accident at San Marcos AFB, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1951/5112.html
1951 - December 13A SAR helicopter rescued a USMC F9F-2B pilot, 2nd Lt. Charles A. Sewell, after his aircraft ingested debris from a downed MiG and he bailed out near Cho-do.http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.html
1951 - December 18A SAR AF helicopter from a Donkey Team (Spec Ops) rescued an F-86A pilot, Capt. Ken D. Chandler, after his aircraft was hit by AAA, crashed 8 miles north of Pyongyang and he successfully bailed out.
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1952 - January 04Two helicopter pilots of the 3rd Air Rescue Squadron, Capt. Gail W. Paulton and Capt. Walter J. Hodgson, have airlifted more than 150 wounded U. S. and South Korean Marines to the Navy hospital ship Consolation, anchored two miles off Korea’s east coast north of Parallel 38. No other details available at this time. Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona) – 04 Jan 1952, Fri. (First Edition), Page 2
1952 - January 12H-5G #48-538 of the 3rd ARS, Det. 1, crewed by 2nd Lt. Jesse E. Lewis, Jr. (P) and Cpl. Claude P. Ferguson (M) crashed landed at front line aid station. Helicopter was recovered and repaired.
http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.html
1952 - January 19An Air Force helicopter from Mountain Home AFB, piloted by Capt. John Peacock (from March Field in Riverside, CA). rescued Mrs. Gene Jack. The helicopter followed the 78 mile course of the Boise River under a thick overcast to a rendezvous point to rescue Mrs. Jack, suffering from influenza, from an isolated cabin in the snowbound vastnesses of the Sawtooth Mountain wilderness above Rocky Bar, 80 miles from Boise, ID. The Fresno Bee The Republican (Fresno, California - Sunday January 20, 1952, page 1
1952 - January 25A helicopter rescued an F-84 pilot, 1st Lt. J. W. Corbin, near the coastline of the Yellow Sea, while F-84's strafed enemy troops in the area. Escorting F-86's destroyed three MiG-15's during the pickup. Air Force Magazine
1952 - January 25H-5G #48-544, piloted by John C. Hays, was involved in an accident at Sosa-Ri, Korea. No other details available at this time.
http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5202.html
1952 - January 26H-19A #51-3849, piloted by Leslie W. Lear, was involved in an accident at Wheeler-Sack Field, NY. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5202.html
1952 - January 26A SAR rescue helicopter, behind enemy lines near the coastline of the Yellow Sea, received small-arms fire while rescuing an F-84E pilot, Capt. Alvin T. Thawley. Air Force Magazine
1952 - January 30H-19A #51-3859, piloted by Robert Decke, was involved in an accident at Sikorsky Airport, CT. No other details available at this time.
http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5202.html
1952 - February 13A helicopter from the 54th ARSq. rescued the survivors of a B-36 that had crashed in the snow near Goose Air Base, Labrador on 12 February 1952. Also rescued were a two-man pararescue team that had parachuted into the crash site on 12 February 1952.
http://www.afsoc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070906-042.pdf
1952 - February 21A SAR helicopter from K-14 recovered the remains of RF-80A pilot, 2nd Lt. Richard L. Johnson, after his aircraft had hit some low-hanging power lines during approach and crashed 5 miles southeast of K-14.
http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.html
1952 - February 25A USAF helicopter from Goose Bay, crew unkn, evacuated Mrs. Bernard Way and her triplets, who were born the 23rd of February, without medical help, from the remote village of Rigolet, 100 miles northeast of Goose Bay. The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 1952, page 17
1952 - March 05While jet fighters stilled enemy anti-aircraft fire, a USAF helicopter (Call sign "Pedro 02") lowered a hoist sling and rescued a downed USN F4U-4 pilot, Capt. John A. "Jack" Deitz, in the vicinity of Yongyon. Air Force Magazine & http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.html
1952 - March 06H-5G #48-554, piloted by unkn, was involved in an accident at Goose Bay, Labrador. No other details are know at this time. Accident list
1952 - March 10A pontoon-equipped H-19 made a water rescue of a downed USMC F4U-4 Corsair pilot, Capt. Clarence W. Tuxbury. "That Others May Live, USAF Air Rescue in Korea" by Forrest L. Marion
1952 - March 17H-5G #48-542 of the 3rd ARS, crewed by Maj. Emerson E. Heller & Pvt. Carl E. Healy (CC) crashed landed, about 1 mile NNW of Seoul AB, Korea, during an autorotation check when they could not recover. The crew was not injured. http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_info_2589.html
1952 - March 25H-5G #48-538 of the 3rd ARSq, Det. 1, crewed by Capt. Russell P. Tyler (P) and Pfc. James H. Garns (M) was lost during a patient evacuation mission from a snow covered hilltop, landed in snow-filled hole and overturned. http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.html
1952 - March 25YH-12B #46-225 from Kirtland AFB, AZ., crewed by Russell P. Tyler (P) & Capt. Chester C. Lowe (CP), crashed and burned on takeoff at Kingman Airport, AZ. Capt. Lowe received a minor injury when it crashed. A witness said the helicopter was about 10 feet off the ground when it was struck by a sudden gust of wind and hurled to the runway. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5203.html & Las Cruces Sun-News (Las Cruces, NM.), Wed, Mar 26, 1952, page 1
1952 - March 25H-5G #48-538 of Det. 1, 3rd ARS, crewed by Capt. Russell P. Tyler (P) and Pfc. James H. Garns (M), was on a patient evacuation mission from a snow-covered hilltop, landing in a snow-filled hole and overturning, in Korea. The crew was not injured. http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_info_3556.html
1952 - March 25H-13E #51-13776, piloted by James V. Belyea, was involved in an accident at Lometa, TX. No other details available at this time.
http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5203.html
1952 - March 25H-19A #51-3847, piloted by Dale R. Paules, was involved in an accident at San Marcos AFB, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5203.html
1952 - March 27A H-5 of the 3rd Air Rescue Squadron crewed by Lt. John R. Calhoun (P) and PFC David Kroll (MT), learning that Chinese troops had captured a downed USMC pilot, Capt. William D. Smart, near Pylksong, made several low passes, enabling him to escape. While one helicopter crew member fired at the Chinese soldiers with a rifle, other lowered a hoist and rescued the pilot. Air Force Magazine & News-Journal (Mansfield, OH.)- Wed. March 12, 1952, page 1
1952 - April 01A H-19 rescue helicopter rescued F-86 pilot, 1st Lt. John E. Dews, Jr. from a rocky area on Cho-do Island. "That Others May Live, USAF Air Rescue in Korea" by Forrest L. Marion
1952 - April 06H-5G #48-554 was damaged at Goose Bay, Labrador. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5204.html
1952 - April 07A 3rd ARS helicopter rescues a downed UN Sea Fury pilot, Royal Navy S/Lt. Swanson. "The U.S. Air Force's First War: Korea 1950-1953 Significant Events" by A. Timothy Warnock & http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.html
1952 - April 09 thru 20Unknown type of USAF helicopters were involved humanitarian airlift operations during Missouri River Valley Floods in South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri. The USAF & Humanitarian Airlift Operations 1947-1994 by Daniel L. Haul
1952 - April 12A new H-21 U. S. Air Force rescue helicopter designed for Arctic missions made its first flight in Philadelphia. The Daily News, Huntingdon And Mount Union, PA., Monday, April 14, 1952, page 8
1952 - April 26H-5D #43-46648, piloted by Dewey A. Campbell, was involved in an accident in the water at White Beach, Okinawa. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5204.html
1952 - April 28An H-19 helicopter of the 3rd ARS picked up a downed Royal Navy Seafury pilot, S/Lt. Swanson. It was the second time in exactly three weeks that the same pilot had been picked up by a 3rd ARS helicopter. Air Force Magazine
1952 - April 29H-23B #51-16151, piloted by Harold W. Peterson, was involved in an accident in the water at Edwards AFB, CA. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5204.html
1952 - May 01H-19A #51-3858 of the 3rd ARSq. was lost due to battle damage during a rescue. No other details are available at this time.
http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_infor_158.html
1952 - May 02A YH-19 #49-2016, with the 3rd ARS, crashed landed in mud flats near Inchon, South Korea after engine failure while returning from a patient evacuation mission. All 4 crew, 1st Lt. Kenneth R. Bloom, Capt. Gail W. Poulton, A1C Edward B. Horseman and A2C David J. Kroll were rescued.
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1949.html &
http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.html
1952 - May 10A USAF helicopter removed a critically injured fisherman, John Alexander, from a rugged woodland area near Sumerset, VT. No other details are know at this time. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, NY) 11 May 1952, page 1
1952 - May 11The first YH-21, 50-1231 made it's FIRST flight at the Piasecki Helicopter Corporation factory at Morton Grove, Pennsylvania. The crew on this flight were test pilots Leonard Joseph "Len" LaVassar and Martin P. "Marty" Johnson, both former U.S. Navy aviators. https://www.thisdayinaviation.com/11-april-1952/
1952 - May 16YH-19 49-2016 of the 3rd ARS, MATS, crewed by 1st Lt. Kenneth R. Bloom (P), Capt. Gail W. Poulton (P), A1C Edward B. Horseman (M or CC) and A2C David J. Kroll (M or CC) while returning from patient evacuation mission, crash landed in mud flats near Inchon when the engine failed (fuel pressure loss). http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5204.html 
1952 - May 16A USAF helicopter recovered Lt. David Spowart after he belly-landed his aircraft, after its engine failed, on a reservoir. As the plane started sinking he started swimming. A boat picked him up and took him to shore where the helicopter picked him up and returned him to the Alameda NAS, near Oakland, CA. Pampa Daily News (Pampa, TX.) 17 May 1952, page 9 
1952 - May 21A USAF helicopter crewed by Capt. Charles Johnson (P) and John Withers (MT) rescued a USMC F4U-4 pilot, Capt. William Barbanen, while under enemy fire, after his aircraft was hit by AAA fire and he bailed out, landing in a North Korean rice paddy, near Sukchone.
http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_info_1386.htm & Panama City News-Herald (Panama City, FL) 22 May 1952, page 2
1952 - May 23An H-19 helicopter from 3rd ARS flew most of a sortie on instruments and picked up a downed Marine Corps AD-2 pilot, one of the FIRST instances of a "primarily-instruments" helicopter rescue. Air Force Magazine
1952 - May 26H-19A #51-3875, piloted by Donald G. Thomason, was involved in an accident at San Marcos AFB, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5205.html
1952 - May 29H-19A #51-3886, piloted by Howard G. Pelton, was involved in an accident about 7 miles north of Bowling Green, KY. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5205.html
1952 - May 30H-13E #51-13814, piloted by John E Murphy, was involved in an accident at San Marcos AFB, TX. No other details available at this time.
http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5205.html
1952 - June 04An H-19 helicopter of 3rd ARS picked up a downed British pilot, 2nd Lt. James H. McGee, from the vicinity of Sinchon, while encountering automatic weapons fire during the rescue. Air Force Magazine
1952 - June 05H-23B #51-16149, piloted by Allen W. Thompson, was involved in an accident about 5 miles north of Edwards AFB, CA. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5206.html
1952 - June 09An H-19 helicopter of 3rd ARS picked up a downed UN pilot, encountering moderate small arms fire enroute. "The U.S. Air Force's First War: Korea 1950-1953 Significant Events" by A. Timothy Warnock
1952 - June 12H-13E #51-13764, piloted by Robert N. McLetton, was involved in an accident about 2 miles north of San Marcos AFB, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5206.html
1952 - June 13H-5G #48-529, piloted by Charles A. Johnson, was involved in an accident at the 8055th MASH, Korea. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5206.html
1952 - June 17H-23A #51-4018, piloted by Russell G. Winegar, was involved in an accident at San Marcos AFB, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5206.html
1952 - June 24H-23A #51-4017, piloted by Theodoros A. Kentrotis, was involved in an accident at San Marcos AFB, TX. No other details available at this time.
http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5206.html
1952 - June 25H-5H #49-2000 crewed by Capt. Leslie Wayne Lear (P) and SSgt Bob D. Holloway (M) was shot down while trying to rescue a USN pilot, Ens. Ronald D. Eaton. The crew and USN pilot bailed out and Lear & Eaton were KIA and Holloway became the first helicopter crew member to become a POW. "Air Force Magazine & "Tails of a Helicopter Pilot" by Richard Kirkland
1952 - June 25H-5G #48-548 of the 3rd ARS, piloted by Capt. Sherman B. Jennings, Jr., on a SAR mission to rescue the HH-5H crew down behind enemy lines, crashed on takeoff after dropping off the medic.
http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.html
1952 - June 28H-13E #51-13828, piloted by David E. Chatfield, was involved in an accident about 4 miles NNW of San Marcos AFB, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5206.html
1952 - July 03EH-19A #51-3846, piloted by Ralph E. Coleman, was involved in an accident at Umiat, AK. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5207.html
1952 - July 07H-5F #47-480, piloted by Ramond O. Smith, Jr., was involved in an accident at Munsan-Ni, Korea. No other details available at this time.
http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5207.html
1952 - July 07EH-5G #48-546, piloted by George E. Caldwell, was involved in an accident at Holloman AFB, NM. No other details available at this time.
http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5207.html
1952 - July 10H-19A #51-3864, piloted by Donald J. Crawford, was involved in an accident at San Marcos AFB, TX. No other details available at this time.
http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5207.html
1952 - July 11H-13D #51-2531, piloted by Edward J. Kelly, was involved in an accident at San Marcos AFB, TX. No other details available at this time.
http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5207.html
1952 - July 15 thru 31The FIRST helicopter crossing of the North Atlantic is made by Captain Vincent H. McGovern and Captain Harry C. Jeffers with Captain George O. Hambrick and Lieutenant Harold Moore, flying two Sikorsky H-19 helicopters, named "Hop-a-long" and "Whirl-O-Way" from Massachusetts to Ayrshire covering 3,535 miles in 42 hours 25 minutes of flight time. http://www.century-of-flight.net/Aviation%20history/aviation%20timeline/1952.html
1952 - July 15H-13D #51-2471, piloted by Kenneth G. Blurton, was involved in an accident at San Marcos AFB, TX. No other details available at this time.
http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5207.html
1952 - July 17H-13E #51-13804, piloted by Samuel Sedia, was involved in an accident about 50 miles NNE of Thule AB, Greenland. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5307.html
1952 - July 17H-19A #51-3887, piloted by Wilbur G. Wood, was involved in an accident at Hoengsong AB, Korea. No other details available at this time.
http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5207.html
1952 - July 21H-5G #48-543, piloted by Erling C. Biorge, was involved in an accident at San Marcos AFB, TX. No other details available at this time.
http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5207.html
1952 - July 22YH-5E #43-46614, piloted by Guy D. Moshier, Jr., was involved in an accident at March AFB, CA. No other details available at this time.
http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5207.html
1952 - July 30Following extended heavy rains, helicopters of the 3rd ARS carried approximately 650 flood stranded US military members and Koreans to safety. Flying more than 100 sorties, five large H-19's transported some 600 evacuees, while two H-5's carried the rest. In the I corps sector, two H-5's flew more than 30 sorties to rescue flood-stranded Koreans and US soldiers. Air Force Magazine
1952 - July 31H-19A #51-3852 of the 3rd ARS, crewed by 1st Lt. Kenneth R. Bloom (P) and Capt. Sherman B. Jennings, Jr. (CP), was lost about one mile south of Seoul AB, S. Korea when the rotor hit the water while landing on a small island during a resupply mission. There were minor injuries to the crew from Det. 1, 3rd ARS. http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.html
1952 - July 31H-19A #51-3893 "Hop-A-Long", crewed by Capt. Vincent H. McGovern (P) and Capt. Harry C. Jeffers (CP), and H-19A #51-3890 "Whirl-A-Way", crewed by 1st Lt. Harold W. Moore (P) and Capt. George O. Hambrick, landed, shortly after 4 pm, at Prestwick, Scotland to complete the FIRST Trans-Atlantic Crossing by helicopter. One of the helicopter flight mechanics (FM) who made the crossing in an accompanying C-54 was SSgt. Grady M. Truitt, other FM's are unknown at this time. The News (Frederick, MD), Tue, Aug 5, 1952, page 6 & Corsicana Daily Sun (Corsicana, TX), Mon, Jul 14, 1952
1952 - August 04H-5G #48-557, piloted by Maj. Roy A. Thompson, was involved in an accident at the 8055th MASH, Korea. No other details available at this time.
http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5208.html
1952 - August 05An H-5 piloted by 1st Lt. H. O. McEauchern rescued F4U Corsair pilot Col. Robert Galier, USMC, while under enemy fire, from North Korea. USMC Col. Robert Galier had received the Medal of Honor during WW II. "Tails of a Helicopter Pilot" by Richard Kirkland
1952 - August 08H-5D #43-46641, piloted by William A. Sandblom, was involved in an accident at Kabuku Homer, HI. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5208.html
1952 - August 15H-19A #51-3870, piloted by Allen H. Stotts was involved in an accident at Fukuoka, Japan. No other details are available at this time.
http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5208.html
1952 - August 19H-19A #51-3876, crewed by Capt. Ralph H. King (IP) and Lt. Verne Armstrong, a student pilot, crashed and burned about 11 miles north of San Marcos AFB, TX., killing both. A witness said "the craft fell to earth and burned after its rear propeller tore loose in flight. Corsicana Daily Sun (Corsicana, TX.) Wed., Aug 20, 1952, page 3 & http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5208.html
1952 - August 24H-5H #49-1996, piloted by Ernest L. Macquarrie was involved in an accident at Narsarssuak AB, Greenland. No other details are available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5208.html
1952 - August 28H-13E #51-13748, piloted by Robert F. Scott was involved in an accident at San Marcos Aux. Field 2, TX. No other details are available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5208.html
1952 - September 02A 3rd ARS SAR helicopter rescued a USMC F4U-4B pilot, Maj. Robert J. Shelley, after his aircraft had been hit by ground fire and made a wheels-up crash landing in a field. http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.html
1952 - September 04An H-19 from the 3rd ARS, crewed by Maj. Roy A. Thompson (P), 1st Lt. Thurman Lawrence (CP) and unkn (MT), rescued a downed F-86E fighter pilot, 1st Lt. Laverne G. Strange, and two crewmen, Ensign Thermon Ray (P) and F. C. Davney (crewman) of a USN helicopter, which had lost power and crashed in the water while attempting to pick up the fighter pilot. Air Force Magazine & The McKinney Daily Courier-Gazette - Friday, Sept. 5, 1952, page 1
1952 - September 05H-19A #51-3857, piloted by Gerald J. Grosson was involved in an accident at Point Oboe, Korea. No other details are available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5209.html
1952 - September 13A USAF helicopter, crew unkn, from Hamilton AFB, CA., rescued a hunter, Harold Senter, who had accidentally shot himself in the arm when his rifle went off as he loaded a deer on his car. Santa Cruz Sentinel (Santa Cruz, CA.) 14 Sep 1952, Sun. page 1 
1952 - September 18H-19A #51-3869, piloted by Charles A. Johnson was involved in an accident at Ch'o Do Island, Korea. No other details are available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5209.html
1952 - September 20H-13E #51-13764, piloted by Leonard S. Horner was involved in an accident at San Marcos AFB, TX. No other details are available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5209.html
1952 - October 08H-19A #51-3848, piloted by Alfred L. Kopit was involved in an accident about 3 miles north of Lyells, VA. No other details are available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5210.html
1952 - October 09H-5 #42-46652, piloted by Stanley H. Sheley was involved in an accident about 23 miles south of Olanchito, Honduras. No other details are available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5210.html
1952 - October 12An SA-16 pilot, 3rd ARS, participated in two rescues within 30 minutes and more than 100 miles apart. After directing a helicopter pickup of a downed Sabre jet pilot, the SA-16 landed in the Harju Harbor and, while overhead fighters suppressed ground fire from the shore, picked up from a dinghy a 69th FBS pilot who had parachuted from his burning F-84. "The U.S. Air Force's First War: Korea 1950-1953" by; A. Timothy Warnock
1952 - October 14H-19A #51-3882, piloted by Ned W. Farr was involved in an accident about 5 miles SE of Deposit, TN. No other details are available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5210.html
1952 - October 27A USAF helicopter, crewed by Lt. Robert C. Christie (P) and unkn (MT) flew through intense Communist ground fire to rescue a British Seabury pilot, Flt. Lt. T. J. Mather, after he crashed landed his crippled plane northwest of Cinnamon on Korea's west coast. The Bee, (Danville, VA.) 27 Oct. 1952, page 5
1952 - October 30H-19A #51-3862, piloted by Calvin W. Jackson was involved in an accident at Langley AFB, VA. No other details are available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5210.html
1952 - November 07H-23B #51-16143, piloted by Harold E. McGrath was involved in an accident about 3 miles ESE of Edwards AFB, CA. No other details are available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5211.html
1952 - November 07H-5D #43-46642, piloted by Jay V. Cannon was involved in an accident at Tumon Bay, Guam. No other details are available at this time.
http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5211.html
1952 - November 12EH-23B #51-16146, piloted by George Harchalk, was involved in an accident at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. No other details are available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5211.html
1952 - November 12H-19A #51-3851, piloted by Richard P. Devine, was involved in an accident at Langley AFB, VA. No other details are available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5211.html
1952 - November 25A USAF helicopter crewed by Lt. Francisco Gasque (P), Lt. John M. Totri (CP) and SSgt. Richard E. Ganson (MT), rescued a USMC F4U-4B pilot, Capt. Carleton M. Green, after his aircraft was hit by its own bomb blast and he ditched 10 miles S. of Sunwi-Do.
http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_info_1200.htm & The Index-Journal (Greenwood, SC.) 25 Nov. 1952, page 10
1952 - December 01H-13E #51-13828, piloted by Edward J. Kelly, was involved in an accident about 2 miles north of San Marcos AFB, TX. No other details are available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5212.html
1952 - December 15H-19A #51-3868, piloted by Raymond H. Hurn, was involved in an accident about 5 miles NNE of Black Mountain, NC. No other details are available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5212.html
1952 - December 15An H-19 crewed by Capt. Walter E. Karutz (P), Lt. Theodoros A. Kentrotis (CP), SSgt. Thomas C. Thornton (MT) and A2C Fred Calhoun (MT), rescue a U.S. Marine pilot, Maj. Victor (Vernon) E. Ball, after he had bailed out of his flack riddled Corsair fighter while attacking troop targets in the Chinnampo, North Korea, port area deep in Communist territory. Santa Cruz Sentinel (Santa Cruz, CA.) 15 Dec. 1952, Mon, page 4
1952 - December 16H-19A #51-3887, piloted by John W. Caldwell, was involved in an accident at San Marcos AFB, TX. No other details are available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1952/5212.html
1952 - December 27 thru 31In its FIRST recorded operations the 581st Air Resupply and Communication Wing (ARCW) flew off Cho-do and put these folks in well above Chinnampo on the mud flats. The flight of four H-19A helicopters, at Seoul, flew several experimental agent-insertion sorties into enemy territory for covert and clandestine intelligence activities including the insertion of South Korean agents behind enemy lines. Air Force Magazine & "The U.S. Air Force's First War: Korea 1950-1953 Significant Events" by A. Timothy Warnock
1953 - January 12In its first recorded operations the 581st Air Resupply and Communication Wing (ARCW) flew off Cho-do and put these folks in well above Chinnampo on the mud flats. The flight of four H-19A helicopters, at Seoul, flew several experimental agent-insertion sorties into enemy territory for covert and clandestine intelligence activities including the insertion of South Korean agents behind enemy lines. Air Force Magazine & "The U.S. Air Force's First War: Korea 1950-1953 Significant Events" by A. Timothy Warnock
1953 - January 12H-5G #48-538 of the 3rd ARS, crewed by 2nd Lt. Jesse E. Lewis Jr. (P) crashed landed at the front of a line aid station. The pilot was not injured and the helicopter was repaired. No other detail are know at this time. U. S. Navy, U. S. Marine Corps and MATS Aircraft Lost During the Korean War: 2017 Edition By: Douglas E. Campbell
1953 - January 15A H-19A of the 581st ARS crewed by Capt. Lawrence A. Barrett (P) and 1st Lt. R. F. Sullivan (CP) flew more than 100 miles into North Korean airspace to rescue the pilot, 1st Lt. Charles R. Cottrell, Jr., of a downed F-51D Mustang fighter. As they reached the downed pilot, enemy gunners opened fire. Barrett flew the chopper while Sullivan operated the hoist and brought the flier aboard. Still under enemy fire they piloted the helicopter to safety over the Yellow Sea. "Air Resupply & Communications Service" by TSgt. Dale K. Robinson, USAF (ret)
1953 - January 26H-5G #48-526, piloted by Harold G. Palmer, was involved in an accident at about 40 miles north of Seoul AB, Korea. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1953/5301.html
1953 - January 29H-19A #51-3895, piloted by Lloyd C. Blanchard, was involved in an accident about 14 miles SW of Westmoreland, CA. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1953/5301.html
1953 - January 31H-5H #49-1998, piloted by Roy L. Maddox, was involved in an accident at about 7 miles south west of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1953/5301.html
1953 - January 31H-5H #49-1998, piloted by Roy L. Maddox, was involved in an accident at about 30 miles west of Kenai, AK. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1953/5301.html
1953 - February 12H-5F #47-488, piloted by William K. Lewis, was involved in an accident at about 7 miles SW of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1953/5302.html
1953 - February 18H-5G #48-552, piloted by Charles A. Carter, Jr., was involved in an accident at Elmendorf AK. No other details available at this time.
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1953 - February 24An H-19A of the 581st ARCW, crewed by Joe Barrett (P), Frank Fabijan (CP) and A2C Thomas Thornton (CC) hoisted F4U-4 Corsair pilot Maj. David Cleeland USMC from his near his crashed aircraft. Hovering over Maj. Cleeland he was successfully rescued while F4U and F-80 fighters attacked the North Korean troops who had surrounded him, the helicopter took several hits, one wounding A2C Thornton in the hand. "Apollo's Warriors" by: Col. Michael E. Haas & http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.html
1953 - February 28Third Air Rescue Group received two new and larger H-19 helicopters. MATS C-124's had flown the dismantled helicopters directly from the factory in the US to Japan, where they were assembled and test-flown before being ferried to Korea. Air Force Magazine
1953 - February 28A USAF helicopter piloted by Lt. Jessee E. Lewis, rescue a 23 year old woman, Daryl Winans, who suffered multiple fractures of her right leg in a ski fall near a resort hotel in northern Japan. The News-Palladium (Benton Harbor, MI.) 28 Feb. 1953
1953 - March 03A USAF helicopter piloted by Capt. Owen T. Clark rescued the pilot, Capt. George H. Keller, and two crewmembers, MSgt. Donald M. Smith and Cpl. Thomas R. Herser, after they had ditched their AD-2 Skyraider, off a North Korean beach, after it developed engine trouble. Anderson Daily Bulletin (Anderson, IN.) 5 Mar. 1953, Thu, page 30
1953 - March 06H-5D #43-46658, piloted by Ivan F. Crockett, was involved in an accident at San Marcos AFB, TX. No other details available at this time.
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1953 - March 12H-19's, one crewed by 1st Lt. George R. Bumford, along with SA-16's and SC-47 aircraft of the 33rd ARSq. rescued survivors of the Japanese ship Ryosho Maru, which had run aground on the small island of Tori Shima near Okinawa. ARS personnel, aided by U.S. Army personnel, rescued 31 of the 38 personnel aboard the ill-fated ship. http://www.afsoc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070906-042.pdf
1953 - March 19H-19B #51-3897, piloted by Raymond N. Gottfried, was involved in an accident at Eglin AFB, FL. No other details available at this time.
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1953 - March 21H-5G #48-542, piloted by Leonard W. Kerr, was involved in an accident about 15 miles NW of Osan AB, Korea. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1953/5303.html
1953 - March 31H-13E #51-14114, piloted by Robert G. Johnson, was involved in an accident at San Marcos AFB, TX, Korea. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1953/5303.html
1953 - April 03H-19A #51-3863, piloted by Raymond H. Hurn, was involved in an accident at Sewart AFB, TN. No other details available at this time.
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1953 - April 04H-19A #51-3850, piloted by Chester E. Eckerman, was involved in an accident at Ch'o Do Island, Korea. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1953/5304.html
1953 - April 04H-19A #51-3878, piloted by Clarence Gilles, Jr., was involved in an accident about 1 mile west of Pforring, Germany. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1953/5304.html
1953 - April 12An SH-19B helicopter (Call sign "Pedro 01") assigned to the 581st ARCW and crewed by Don Crabb (P) , Bob Sullivan (CP) and a unknown medic hoisted Capt. Joseph C. McConnell Jr., (Call sign "Satan Red Two") a F-86E pilot with eight victory credits to date, from the Yellow Sea, within two minutes after he had ejected from his battle-damaged aircraft. Air Force Magazine, "Mash Angels" by Richard C. Kirkland & http://acepilots.com/korea_mcconnell.html
1953 - April 13H-13E #51-14143, piloted by Wilber Gates, was involved in an accident at San Marcos AFB, TX. No other details available at this time.
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1953 - April 21H-19B #51-3906, piloted by Bobby Overturf, was involved in an accident about 4 miles SSE of San Marcos AFB, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1953/5304.html
1953 - April 28H-5G #48-529, piloted by Charles M. Enderton, was involved in an accident at Seoul, Korea. No other details available at this time.
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1953 - April 30An H-19 rescued F-86E Sabre pilot, Capt. Lonnie R. Moore (a future double ace) from the Yellow Sea twenty miles north of Cho-do. "That Others May Live, USAF Air Rescue in Korea" by Forrest L. Marion
1953 - May 12H-5G #48-529 was lost due to operations, not enemy action. No other details are available at this time.
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1953 - May 16An H-19A operating from Cho-do Island and crewed by 1st Lt. Frazier C. Foren (P), Capt. Grant M. Bird (CP) and SSgt. Bengel D. Kelley (M), rescued an F-84G pilot, 2nd Lt. Roger A. Daniels, who had ejected from his flak damaged aircraft. The pilot was in the water only thirty seconds. "That Others May Live, USAF Air Rescue in Korea" by Forrest L. Marion & Pacific Stars & Stripes, Sunday May 17, 1954, page 49
1953 - May 16An H-19A operating from Cho-do Island rescued an F-86 pilot from fifty miles north of Cho-do Island (ninety miles behind enemy lines), late in the afternoon. This pilot was in the water only two minutes. "That Others May Live, USAF Air Rescue in Korea" by Forrest L. Marion
1953 - May 17An H-19A operating from Cho-do Island rescued two more F-86F pilots, a Lt. Dorris and the others name is unkn, from within three miles of Cho-do Island, during the day. "That Others May Live, USAF Air Rescue in Korea" by Forrest L. Marion
1953 - May 18An H-19 helicopter, crewed by Capt. LeRoy P. Kohl (P), Capt. Jones Seigler (CP) and SSgt. Doyle P. Neasbitt (MT), rescued two members of a four man B-26 crew, Capt. John E. Walseth, Jr, and Capt. Raymond W. Quesnell, from 20 miles inside enemy territory by using tactics pre-staging those of later conflicts. The helicopters scrambled from its base and flew to a small island of the Haeju Peninsula to await fighters to clear the path to the downed airman. Penetrating enemy territory at 5,000 feet, the helicopter followed the fighter pilot's directions until it located the survivors who were signaling with a mirror and smoke. After the survivors set off a flare to indicate wind direction, the helicopter landed and rescued them, staying on the ground for approximately 30 seconds. This mission foreshadowed how rescues would be performed a decade later in Southeast Asia. Air Force Magazine & "That Others May Live, USAF Air Rescue in Korea" by Forrest L. Marion
1953 - May 26A USAF helicopter crewed by Maj. James B. Blackburn (P), Capt. John W. Caldwell (CP) and unkn (FM), rescued an F-84 pilot, 2nd Lt. John S. Gaskin from the sea after he abandoned his ground fire damaged aircraft. The helicopter flew 120 miles along the west coast of North Korea to make the rescue under shell fire from Communist shoreline gunners. Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM.) 26 May 1953, page 4
1953 - May 26H-5G #48-536, piloted by Grant Bird, was involved in an accident at Seoul, Korea. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1953/5305.html
1953 - May 28H-13E #51-14113, piloted by Algin S. Hawkins, was involved in an accident at Garry AFB, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1953/5305.html
1953 - June 05YH-21 #50-1236, piloted by Vernon C. McKenzie, was involved in an accident at Eglin AFB, FL. No other details available at this time.
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1953 - June 06YH-21 #50-1240, piloted by Joseph D. Cooper, was involved in an accident at Bush Field, GA. No other details available at this time.
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1953 - June 06H-13 #51-13770, piloted by Thomas J. Borgstrom, was involved in an accident at Wright-Patterson, OH. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1953/5306.html
1953 - June 10H-19A #51-3857, piloted by Anthony N. Hutchison, had an engine failure, crashed and was destroyed about 1 mile east of Tachikawa AB, Japan. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1953/5306.html & http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1951.html
1953 - June 10H-19A #51-3880 was written off. No other details available at this time. http://www.helis.com/database/accidents/?org=133&f2mod=19
1953 - June 10An Air Force rescue helicopter crashed and sank in the Sea of Japan off the North Korean west coast near Chinampo, but all four crewmen, including A1C Arthur Gillespie, were rescued within half an hour by an Air Force amphibian search plane which landed in choppy waters. The Robesonian, Lumberton, NC. -Thursday, June 11, 1953
1953 - June 18H-13E #51-13828, piloted by Thurman Lawrence, Jr., was involved in an accident at Gary AFB, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1953/5306.html
1953 - June 29A H-19, crew unkn, rescued an F-86F pilot, Maj. Flamm Harper, in less than 20 minutes after he had bailed out of his aircraft over Haeju Peninsula after a strike on a target. The Bakersfield, CA. (Bakersfield, CA.) 1 Jul 1953, Wed. page 1
1953 - July 01H-13D #51-2530, piloted by Laurence E. Ballantine, was involved in an accident at San Marcos AFB, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1953/5307.html
1953 - July 03H-13E #51-14217, piloted by Eugene G. Sabota, was involved in an accident at Gary AFB, TX. No other details available at this time.
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1953 - July 08H-19B #51-3898, piloted by John J. Kelly, was involved in an accident at Fürstenfeldbruck AB, Germany. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1953/5307.html
 
1953 - July 10H-19A #51-3889, piloted by Richard R. Bragg, was involved in an accident at Birchington, England, UK. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1953/5307.html
1953 - July 15H-19A #51-3865, piloted by James M Turner, was involved in an accident about 3 miles SW of Napa, CA. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1953/5307.html
1953 - July 16H-5G #48-553, piloted by James H. Stephenson, was involved in an accident at Ernest Harmon AFB, Newfoundland. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1953/5307.html
1953 - July 23H-13E #51-14209, piloted by Addison M. Stockwell, was involved in an accident at Gary AFB, TX. No other details available at this time.
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1953 - July 27An H-19 of the 2157th ARS took Admiral Briscoe to Munsan for the signing ceremony to end most of the fighting in Korea.
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1953 - July 30H-19B #51-3896, from Bedford, MA., crewed by Capt. Charles A. Johnson (P), 1st Lt. Francis Gasque (CP), Sgt. Robert Ide (CC), A2C Donald E. Eddy (?) and A2C Francis G. Mpes (?), crashed and burned about 8 miles NE of O'Neill, NE, claiming the lives of the crew and passengers. The helicopter was being used in connection with the Air Force study of upper air turbulence being conducted by the Air Force Research Center at Cambridge, MA. and one of the passengers on this study, Dr. Gunter Loeser was also killed. Witnessed said one blade of the central rotor came off in flight and struck the rear balancing rotor. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1953/5307.html & The Post Standard (Syracuse, NY) 31 July 1953 page 1 & The Troy Record (Troy, NY.) 31 July 1953, page 1
1953 - August 10An Air Force helicopter from Wheelus Field, Libya assisted in the rescue of 24 men who had parachuted from their disabled C-119 "Flying Boxcar" over the Libyan desert, about 60 miles southwest of Tripoli, on 08 August 1953. Lubbock Evening Journal, Monday, August 10, 1953, page 1
1953 - August 12H-19B #51-3914, piloted by Robert C. Christie, was involved in an accident about 2 miles north of La Vergne, TN. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1953/5308.html
1953 - August 14H-19B #51-3905, piloted by Charles H. Field, Jr., was involved in an accident at Gary AFB, TX. No other details available at this time.
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1953 - August 14H-19B #51-3913, piloted by Leonard A. Hughes, Jr., was involved in an accident at Donaldson AFB, SC. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1953/5308.html
1953 - August 14H-19B #51-3923, piloted by John F. Lipsit, was involved in an accident at Altus AFB, OK. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1953/5308.html
1953 - August 20A USAF helicopter rescued four injured hunters, Albert, LeClerc, Wilham Guse, Fred Weiler and Bud Branham, from a 5,500-foot Arctic peak in the Brooks Range, about 80 miles north of Bettles, AK., where a downdraft had dashed their twin engine plane. One with back injuries was taken to Bettles, AK. for treatment and the other three were taken to Fairbanks, AK. No other details are known at this time. The Lethbridge Herald (Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada) 20 August 1953, page 19
1953 - August 22H-5H #49-2001, piloted by Bobby C. Liles, was involved in an accident at Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. No other details available at this time.
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1953 - August 23H-19A #51-3858, piloted by Jacob J. Quintis, was involved in an accident about 3 miles NW of Pusan-East AB, Korea. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1953/5308.html
1953 - August 28H-5D #43-46654, piloted by Lynden E. Thomason, was involved in an accident about 5 miles north of Luke AFB, AZ. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1953/5308.html
1953 - August 29EH-23B #51-16146, piloted by Donald F. Berner, was involved in an accident at Clayton, OH. No other details available at this time.
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1953 - August 29A USAF helicopter from Luke AFB, AZ., rescued a F-84 Thunderjet student pilot, 2nd Lt. Don A. McMillian, after he had crashed landed his aircraft in a cotton field. After the helicopter picked him up it developed mechanical trouble in takeoff and it crashed from five feet in the air. No other details are known at this time. The Daily Chronicle (Centralia, WA.) 29 Aug. 1953, page 1
1953 - September 02At the Dayton Air Show, USAF Capt. Russell M. Dobyns flew a Piasecki YH-21-PH to an altitude of 22,110 feet, setting a Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FA) World Record for Altitude Without Payload for reciprocating-engine helicopters. This record still stands. Boneyard Safari FaceBook post, 02 Sept. 2014
1953 - September 04At Vandalia, OH., USAF Capt. Russell M. Dobyns flew a Piasecki YH-21-PH over a 3-Kilometer course. Making four passes, two in each direction, he averaged 146.76 miles per hour setting a speed record over a 3 km course, setting a Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FA) World Record for speed for reciprocating-engine helicopters. Boneyard Safari FaceBook post, 02 Sept. 201
1953 - September 07A USAF helicopter piloted by Maj. Jack Thornton of the 74th Rescue Squadron medevac’d a stroke victim, John M. Bradford from the tiny village of Kaitag and flown to Nome, AK. No other details are known at this time.
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (Fairbanks, AK) 9 Sept. 1953, page 9
1953 - September 09H-19B #51-3948, piloted by Joseph M. Cravens, Jr., was involved in an accident at Shaw AFB, SC. No other details available at this time.
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1953 - September 10H-13E #51-14209, piloted by John T. Stansfield, was involved in an accident at Gary AFB, TX. No other details available at this time.
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1953 - September 10An Air Force helicopter, from Luke AFB, AZ., rescued seven crew members from a KC-97 that had parachuted into a sandy desert wasteland near the ghost town of Sundad, AZ., from their aircraft after it was involved in a mid-air collision with a B-47. Rescued crew members were 1st Lt. John Mead, Capt. Gene Bond, SSgt. John M. Thompson, A2C J. E. Kozel, A2C W. G. Carroll, SSgt. D. C. Cameron, A1C Frederick Adamus and SSgt. Joel B. Cook. Tucson Daily Citizen, Friday Evening, September 11, 1953, page 5 & The Iola Register (Iola, KS.) 10 Sep 1953, Thu., page 1
1953 - September 15H-13E #51-14227, piloted by Bobby Overturf, was involved in an accident at Gary AFB, TX. No other details available at this time.
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1953 - September 17Two YH-21, crewed by Maj. Clarence E. Hoke (Nav), Capt. Raymond Gottfried (P) , and unkn others, helicopters arrived at Thule, Greenland, completing a 4,050 mile history making flight that had begun at Eglin AFB, FL. on 17 August 1953. Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA.) 17 Sep 1953, pages 1 & 34
1953 - October 16H-19B #51-3924, piloted by Joseph E. Barrett, was involved in an accident about 10 miles east of Sewart AFB, TN. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1953/5310.html
1953 - October 20H-5H #49-1996, piloted by 1st Lt. Buel E. Francis, was involved in an accident at Maxwell AFB, AL. No other details available at this time.
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1953 - October 27H-13B #51-13965, piloted by James H. Ozier, was involved in an accident at Eniwetok AFB, Marshall Islands. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1953/5310.html
1953 - October 30H-13E #51-14140, piloted by Robert C. Foster, was involved in an accident at Gary AFB, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1953/5310.html
1953 - October 30H-13E #51-14143, piloted by Hugh S. Morton, was involved in an accident at Gary AFB, TX. No other details available at this time.
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1953 - November 10H-5D #43-46656, piloted by Lynden E. Thomason, was involved in an accident about 15 miles SW of Wickenburg, AZ. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1953/5311html
1953 - November 10H-19B #51-3936, piloted by Donald A. Vavra, was involved in an accident about 4 miles SE of Gary AFB, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1953/5311html
1953 - November 16YH-21 #50-1240, piloted by Raymond N. Gottfried, was involved in an accident at Thule AB, Greenland. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1953/5311html
1953 - November 17YH-21 #50-1240, crewed by Capt. Raymond N. Gottfried (P), Capt. Edward E. Burks (CP), TSgt. Clay H. Danner (FM) and SSgt. Philip E. Moore (FM), was involved in an accident at Thule AB, Greenland, killing the four crew members. This helicopter was one of two that had left Eglin AFB, FL. for test under Arctic conditions and was in the last stages of operational durability tests when it crashed.
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1953 - November 20H-13E #51-13750, piloted by Garland B. King, was involved in an accident at Gary AFB, TX. No other details available at this time.
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1953 - November 20H-13E #51-13828, piloted by David E. Rosengrants, was involved in an accident at Gary AFB, TX. No other details available at this time.
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1953 - November 30H-19A #51-3868, piloted by Richard C. Kirkland, was involved in an accident at March AFB, CA. No other details available at this time.
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1953 - December 14H-5D #43-46647, piloted by Karl R. Marzluf, was involved in an accident at Ellington AFB, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1953/5312html
1953 - December 15H-19A #51-3873, piloted by Wayne A. Howard, was involved in an accident at Seoul AB, Korea. No other details available at this time.
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1953 - December 17H-13E #51-14140, piloted by Claude L. Razey, was involved in an accident at Gary AFB, TX. No other details available at this time.
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1953 - December 17H-23B #51-16266, piloted by Robert P. Mace, was involved in an accident about 3 miles ENE of Ray City, GA. This crash occurred at the helicopter was returning to Moody AFB, GA. from the scene of a T-33 jet near Nashville, GA. The helicopter dropped to earth and toppled over. Moody authorities said the helicopter occupants were on 'shaken up' but only suffered from shock and burises. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1953/5312html & Panama City News-Herald (Panama City, FL.), Fri, Dec. 18 1953, page 1
1953 - December 23H-21C #52-8620, piloted by William J. Cox, was involved in an accident about 2 miles north of Swedesboro, NJ. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1953/5312html
1953 - December 30H-19A #51-3885, piloted by George P. Gaffney, was involved in an accident at Seoul AB, Korea. No other details available at this time.
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1954 - January 12A troop-carrier USAF helicopter has been landing off and on near the Byron, MN. Village. The explanation is simple, according to Rube Wondrasch, proprietor of Rube's Gas Station where the big "Whirly Bird" sits down. It's all a matter of coffee. The helicopter is used to track weather balloons released at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport. The crew of four or five men flies ahead of the balloon before landing. Then while one of the men watches the balloon from the ground, the others have coffee at his station. Wondrasch reports the latest "coffee break" was Tuesday morning. The Air Force at the Twin Cities airport wouldn't go into details about the flight. All weather information is classified, a spokesman said. The Oil City Derrick (Oil City, PA.) 14 Jan 1954, page 5
1954 - January 14A USAF helicopter, crewed by Capt. Billy Sayers (P), Lt. Harold Cooley (CP) and unkn others, rescued sick and injured from Austria's avalanche-stricken "Valley of Death" at the village Blons, landing on a 30-foot square stamped out by the boots of rescue workers on a 20-30 angle hillside. Lubbock Evening Journal (Lubbock, TX.) 14 Jan 1954, Thur., page 1 & 10
1954 - January 15H-19B #52-7510, by Capt. William G. McGee and 2nd Lt. H. E. Cooley (CP), crashed while trying to land at Blons, Austria in the avalanche-ravaged Great Walser Valley. Their helicopter had already made 14 trips from Ludesch to Blons with food and supplies for avalanche survivors. Their helicopter nosedived into avalanche drifts and was damaged to badly it was impossible to repair. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1954/5401.html
1954 - January 16H-13E #51-14224, piloted by William C. McCluskey, was involved in an accident at Gary AFB, TX. No other details available at this time.
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1954 - January 18A USAF helicopter rescued two fishermen, Joseph Jasinski and his 12 year old son Joseph Jasinski, Jr. from Fighting Island in the Detroit River where they had spent the night in 6 degree cold where they had become trapped by high winds and breaking ice. The Escanaba Daily Press (Escanaba, MI.) Tue. Jan. 19, 1954, page 1
1954 - January 24H-19B #51-3901, piloted by James K. Broyles, was involved in an accident at Ludisch, Austria. No other details available at this time.
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1954 - January 29A USAF helicopter from McChord AFB, WA., crewed by Capt. H. F. Palmer (P) and Lt. James Rogers, hovered over the snowbound Garland Mineral Springs church camp where several Boy Scouts were reportedly snowbound. Lt. Roger descended by ladder to discover the Boy Scouts had left before the heavy snowfall and that only minister, his wife, 8-year old daughter and 3 year-old son were the only ones there and that they were safe and in good spirits. Nevada State Journal (Reno, NV.) 30 Jan. 1954, page 1
1954 - February 07An USAF helicopter along with a bush pilot rescued six survivors of a C-47 that had crashed near Mt. McKinley taking two to Talkeetna, AK., and four to Curry, AK. No other details are known at this time. Panama City News-Herald (Panama City, FL.) 8 Feb. 1954, page 1
1954 - February 08H-19B #52-7504, piloted by Vernon B. Greenwood, was involved in an accident about 12 miles SW of Ain Leuh, French Morocco. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1954/5402.html
1954 - February 09YH-21 #50-1241, crewed by Lt. Everett M. Ellis (P) and Capt. Edward P. Dickson, reportedly heavily laden with gasoline blew up about 6 miles SW of Ville Trois Pistoles, Quebec, Canada while in a flight of four helicopters on a flight from Quebec City to Goose Bay, Labrador, killing both crew members and William M. Blenkin a civilian representative of Piasecki Helicopters. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1954/5402.html & Delaware County Daily Times (Chester, PA.) Thur., Feb. 11, 1954, page 2 & The Corpus Christi Caller-Times (Corpus Christi, TX.) Wed. Feb. 10, 1954, page 4
1954 - February 12YH-18A 49-2888 from Wright-Patterson AFB, OH., crewed by Capt. Donald F. Berner, was involved in an accident about 18 miles north of Fairborn, OH. The helicopter had an engine failure and settled down gradually, damaging only the undercarriage. No one was injured in the incident. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1954/5402.html & The Daily Times (New Philadelphia, OH.), Sat, Feb 13, 1954, page 10
1954 - February 16A USAF helicopter from Olmsted AFB, PA., rescued Paul Pickel from a heavily wooded Three Mile Island near the Dauphin-Lancaster county line. No other details are known at this time. Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA.) 16 Feb. 1954, page 1
1954 - February 24H-19A #51-3886, piloted by Raymond A. Lowery, was involved in an accident at Seoul AB, Korea. No other details available at this time.
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1954 - February 25H-19B #51-3959, piloted by Joseph C. Lach, Jr., was involved in an accident at Camp Maizuru, Japan. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1954/5402.html
1954 - March 03H-5G #48-554, piloted by Robert D. Prince, was involved in an accident at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands. No other details available at this time.
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1954 - March 03H-19A #51-3849, piloted by Stanley Smilowitz, was involved in an accident at Narsarssuak AB, Greenland. No other details available at this time.
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1954 - March 15HQ. ARS completed a move from Washington, DC to Orlando, AFB, FL. http://www.afsoc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070906-042.pdf
1954 - March 16H-19B #51-3899, piloted by Alvin B. Gale, was involved in an accident about 25 miles north of Seville, Spain. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1954/5403.html
1954 - March 19H-19B #51-3909, piloted by Carl H. Stefferud, was involved in an accident about 25 miles north of Seville, Spain. No other details available at this time. Accident report
1954 - April 03An SH-19 of the 56th ARS from Sidi Slimane, French Morocco, piloted by 1st Lt. William Mayfield, rescued, by hoist, 18 passengers and crewmen from the deck of the Swedish freighter "Dalsland" that had ran aground on a rocky reef about 200 yards from shore near the Casablanca harbor. Galesburg Registere-Mail (Galesburg, IL.) 3 Apr. 1954, Sat., page 1 & The Independent Record (Helena, MT.) 3 Apr. 1954, page 1 & http://www.afsoc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070906-042.pdf
1954 - April 15H-13E #51-14225, piloted by Robert L. Dunlap, was involved in an accident at Gary AFB, TX. No other details available at this time.
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1954 - April 15H-19A #51-3861, piloted by George T. Perkins, was involved in an accident and written off at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1954/5404.html
1954 - April 19H-19B #51-3909, piloted by Carl H. Stefferud, was involved in an accident at Goose Bay, Labrador. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1954/5404.html
1954 - April 26H-19B #52-7499, piloted by Warner A. Britton, was involved in an accident at Doulaincourt, France. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1954/5404.html
1954 - May 10A USAF helicopter from the 74th Air Rescue Squadron piloted by Capt. Ralph Searle, landed at the 7,500 foot level of Mt. McKinley to rescue Mr. & Mrs. Dick Collins who had been stranded for four days after their aircraft had crashed as he was attempting a landing. The Pantagraph (Bloomington, IL.) 11 May 1954, page 1
1954 - May 17YH-21 #50-1245, piloted by August Vincenzi, was involved in an accident about 9 miles NE of Edwards AFB, CA. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1954/5405.html
1954 - May 19H-19B #52-7534, piloted by Roland J. Quinn, was involved in an accident at Albuquerque, NM. No other details available at this time.
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1954 - May 20OH-13H #53-3800, piloted by Lester T. Hansen, was involved in an accident about 3 miles east of Niagara Falls, NY. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1954/5405.html
1954 - May 25H-13D #51-2463, piloted by Howard D. Armstrong, was involved in an accident about 1 mile SW of Thompson Aux. Field, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1954/5405.html
1954 - June 01A USAF helicopter from the 74th Rescue Squadron, piloted by Capt. Ralph Searle, rescued an injured mountain climber, Pfc George Angus, who had been injured in a fall on May 16, 1954, from the 6,500 foot level. Mt. Vernon Register-News (Mt. Vernon, IL.) 1 June 1954, Tue., page 1
1954 - June 02H-19A #51-3881, piloted by Leroy P. Kohl, was involved in an accident at Hamilton AFB, CA. No other details available at this time.
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1954 - June 03H-19B #52-7500, piloted by St Clair McKellway, Jr., was involved in an accident about 3 miles SW of La Testa, France. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1954/5406.html
1954 - June 10H-5F #47-488, piloted by Paul E. Kimberling, was involved in an accident at Anchorage, AK. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1954/5406.html
1954 - June 12H-19B #51-3951, piloted by Gilbert O. Eisermann, was involved in an accident about 9 miles NW of Johnson City, TN. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1954/5406.html
1954 - June 14H-23B #51-16239, piloted by Morris C. Tyson, was involved in an accident at Robins AFB, GA. No other details available at this time.
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1954 - June 15H-19B #52-7513, piloted by John L. Wilkinson, was involved in an accident at Buckley NAS, CO. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1954/5406.html 
1954 - June 16H-19B #54-4454 was assigned to the 917th FTD at Tan Son Nhut Air Base in Saigon. The aircraft was on final to the landing pad and experienced internal engine failure and rolled over during the landing attempt. 
1954 - June 22H-19A #51-3879, piloted by Willis R. Kusy, was involved in an accident about 1 mile NE of Manston RAF, England. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1954/5406.html
1954 - June 25H-5G #48-554, piloted by Robert E. Caine, was involved in an accident at Narsarssuak AB, Greenland. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1954/5406.html
1954 - June 26OH-13G #53-3787, piloted by William A. Hughes, was involved in an accident at Yuma County Airport, AZ. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1954/5406.html
1954 - June 27 thru July 0113 H-19's from the 3585th Pilot Training Wing at Gary AFB, TX. along with 25 pilots, and 17 mechanics with Maj. William M. Hughes directing their humanitarian airlift operations to provide rescue and relief efforts from flash flooding along tributaries of the Rio Grande, Devil's Rivers and Johnson's Creek in both Texas and Mexico, caused by rainfall of over 8 inches in a 24 hour period. The USAF & Humanitarian Airlift Operations 1947-1994 by Daniel L. Haul
1954 - June 28H-19A #51-3892, piloted by George R. Burford, was involved in an accident at Yonton AB, Okinawa. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1954/5406.html
1954 - June 29A USAF helicopter rescued the pilot of a wrecked aircraft that had crashed on June 27, 1954 in the desolate mountains north of Anchorage, AK. No other details are known at this time. Traverse City Record-Eagle (Traverse City, MI.) 30 June 1954, page 9
1954 - June 30H-13D #51-2529, piloted by Bud Wallace, was involved in an accident at Gary AFB, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1954/5406.html
1954 - July 16H-19B #51-3917, piloted by Victor Goudey, was involved in an accident about 2 miles SW of Eastville, VA. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1954/5407.html
1954 - July 20H-19B #51-3962, piloted by Alfred R. Norby, was involved in an accident at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport, MN. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1954/5407.html
1954 - July 21H-19A #51-3890, piloted by Edward H. Frost, was involved in an accident at Manston RAF, England. No other details available at this time.
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1954 - July 21H-19B #51-3919, piloted by Francis Yirrell, was involved in an accident at Sikorsky Airport, CT. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1954/5407.html
1954 - July 26H-19B #51-3967, piloted by George T. Perkins, was involved in an accident at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1954/5407.html
1954 - July 28H-19B #52-7482, crewed by Stanley Wright, Jr. (P), 2nd Lt. Richard Schneider (CP) and A1C Vernon E. Cranmer (CC), was involved in an accident about 5 miles SE of Suwon AB, Korea. The crew and passengers, Maj. James W. Roberts (Chaplain), Capt. Julian M. Kidwell, were all killed in the crash. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1954/5407.html
1954 - August 01A USAF helicopter from the 42nd Air Rescue Squadron at March AFB, CA., crewed by Capt. James H. Devlin (P), 1st Lt. George E. Ashcraft (CP) and A2C James L. McMurtry (FM), rescued two survivors of a private plane that had made a forced landing on Lake Elsinore, CA. and three others that had attempted to rescue them but had become stuck in the salt, mud and slime of the lake. The San Bernardino County Sun (San Bernardino, California) - Mon, Aug 02, 1954 - page 1
1954 - August 06H-19B #52-7532, piloted by William C. Emrie, was involved in an accident at the University Of Minnesota Airport, MN. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1954/5408.html
1954 - August 13H-19B #52-7481, piloted by Richard D. Ledoux, was involved in an accident at Seoul AB, Korea. No other details available at this time.
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1954 - August 16H-19B #51-3914, piloted by Harlan K. Morrissey, was involved in an accident about 4 miles NW of the Smyrna Airport, TN. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1954/5408.html
1954 - August 20A helicopter from Nellis AFB, NV., crew unkn, rescued a Los Angeles hiker, Albert Cane, by plucking him for the depths of the Grand Canyon after being stranded two days on a narrow ledge. The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington) – 20 Aug 1954, Fri, Page 40
1954 - August 20H-5H #48-549, piloted by William E. Zins, was involved in an accident at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. No other details available at this time.
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1954 - September 07H-13E #51-14230, piloted by John Fogarty, was involved in an accident at Gary AFB, TX. No other details available at this time.
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1954 - September 22H-19B #52-7526, piloted by James H. Devlin, was involved in an accident about 14 miles NE of Norton AFB, CA. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1954/5409.html
1954 - September 23A USAF helicopter, crewed by Capt. Chester E. Eckerman (P) and Lt. Lamar G. Tullos (CP) rescued the pilot, Lt. Gilbert McAdams, of a USAF fighter about 90 seconds after he touched down in the desert and returned him to nearby George AFB, CA. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times (Corpus Christi, TX.) 24 Sep. 1954, page 36
1954 - September 26H-19B #52-7487, was damaged along with several other aircraft when a C-47 crashed into them while they were parked on the ramp at Ashiya AB, Japan. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1954/5409.html
1954 - October 06H-19B #53-4418, crewed by 1st Lt. George L. Parker (P) and 1st Lt. Julius C. Guinn (CP) and three others smashed into a cow pasture while heavy winds from a line of squalls, raked the area, about 4 miles west of Alexandria, LA., killing all on board. Killed in addition to the pilot and co-pilot were Maj. Larkin L. Jackson, Capt. John T. Donohue and Capt. Warren S. Steinke. Oshkosh Daily Northwestern (Oshkosh, WI.) 8 Oct. 1954, page 3 & http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1954/5410.html
1954 - October 08H-19A #51-3877, piloted by Roy T. Pryor, was involved in an accident at Camp O'Donnell, PI. No other details available at this time.
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1954 - October 10A USAF H-13, piloted by Capt. A. P. Betti, crashed during an air show demonstration at Ft. Knox, KY., disguised as an aerial clown, the pilot on received a few bruises. Long Beach Independent (Long Beach, CA.) 11 Oct. 1954, page 2
1954 - October 20OH-13G #53-3797, piloted by William L. Ford, was involved in an accident at Gary AFB, TX. No other details available at this time.
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1954 - October 22H-19B #53-4429, piloted by Frederick H. Goessel, was involved in an accident at Donaldson AFB, SC. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1954/5410.html
1954 - October 25H-19B #52-7525, piloted by Kenneth M. Richardson, was involved in an accident at Westover AFB, MA. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1954/5410.html
1954 - November 09H-5H #48-549, piloted by Donald F. Berner, was involved in an accident at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1954/5411.html
1954 - November 10A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), rescued the pilot of a USN Panther jet fighter, Lt. John F. Sande, after his aircraft had an engine flame out and he ejected near Karasuyama, Japan, about 100 miles north of Tokyo. No other details available at this time. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times (Corpus Christi, TX.) Wed, Nov 10, 1954, Page 13
1954 - November 26A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), rescued Ronald Murton, 22, and English scientist who was aboard the English lightship "South Goodwin" that was untended and half sunk during storms in the English Channel. No other details available at this time. Waukesha Daily Freeman (Waukesha, WI.) Fri, Nov 26, 1954, Page 23
1954 - November 30H-5D #43-46649, piloted by George H. Pfeiffer, was involved in an accident at Moody AFB, GA. No other details available at this time.
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1954 - December 02An Air Force helicopter from Westover Air Force Base piloted by Lt. Kenneth M. Richardson, rescued five survivors of a Northeast Airlines that had crashed atop snow-covered Mt. Sussess on November 30, 1954. The Portsmouth Herald (Portsmouth, New Hampshire) - Thursday December 2, 1954, page 1
1954 - December 03An Air Force helicopter crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), rescued a Pasadena, TX., duck hunter, Edward Bass, 24, who had been stranded for 18 hours on a mud flat in San Jacinto Bay. No other details are known at this time. Lubbock Morning Avalanche (Lubbock, TX), Fri, Dec 3, 1954, Page 14
1955 - January 03A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), rescued five people from a life raft when their twin engine chartered plane ditched in the choppy Molokai Channel between the islands of Oahu and Molokai, HI. No other details are available at this time. The Daily Herald (Provo, UT.), Wed, Jan 5, 1955, Page 12
1955 - January 05A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), rescued Japanese from the roofs of their floating homes in raging floods that overran Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island. No other details are available at this time. The Bakersfield Californian (Bakersfield, CA.) Tue, Jul 5, 1955, Page 1
1955 - January 14H-5H #49-2008, piloted by Sidney A. Gansman was involved in an accident at Vandermier, TX. No other details available at this time.
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1955 - January 27H-5G #48-532 piloted by Chester A. Walter was involved in an accident at Robins AFB, GA. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1955/5501.html
1955 - January 28H-19B #51-3953 piloted by James B. Lesueur was involved in an accident at Walker AAF, VA. No other details available at this time.
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1955 - January 29H-19A #51-3895 piloted by Talmage W. Cobb was involved in an accident at Salton Sea Test Base, CA. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1955/5501.html
1955 - January 31H-19B #52-7525 piloted by Lloyd E. Williams was involved in an accident at Westover AFB, MA. No other details available at this time.
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1955 - January 31A USAF helicopter from Ashiya AB, Japan, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM) rescued a passenger from a U.S. Army H-19 helicopter that had plunged into the sea. The pilot of the Army helicopter could not be found. No other details are available at this time. The Bend Bulletin (Bend, OR), Mon, Jan 31, 1955, page 2
1955 - February 17H-19B #53-4406 from the 28th Operations Sq., Ellsworth AFB, SD., crewed by 1st lt. Dean E. Martin (P) was involved in an accident about 3 miles east of Mud Butte, SD. at the site of a crashed jet. When the H-19B crashed, one of the passangers, A3C Stanislaus Countess from the 28th Air Police Sq. was thrown out of the helicopter and it came to a rest on top of him where he died pinned under the crashed helicopter. Slightly injured in the crash were Lt. Martin (P), Lt. Col. Jack E. Stephens (Air Operations Officer at Ellsworth) and Maj. John D. Malley (Flying Safety Officer). The crashed jet’s pilot. Capt. David E. Baker, from the 54th FIS, had ejected from his aircraft, but died when his parachute failed to open before the plane crashed. No other details available at this time. The Black Hills Weekly (Deadwood, South Dakota) – Wed, Feb 23, 1955, page 4 & http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1955/5502.html
1955 - February 20H-21A #51-15261 from Gary AFB, crewed by Capt. William B. Evans (IP), 2nd Lt. William Pinkerton (CP) and 2nd Lt. Lyle K. Fuller (CP) was involved in an accident at about 6 miles NW of San Marcos, TX. The three crewmembers were killed in the crash. The Daily Telegram (Eau Claire, Wisconsin), Tue, Feb 22, 1955, page 1 & http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1955/5502.html
1955 - February 27H-19B #53-4432 piloted by Roger N. Andereson was involved in an accident at Sewart AFB, TN. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1955/5502.html
1955 - March 02A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), rescued two crewmen of a T-33 after they ejected from their aircraft when it had a mid-air collision with a small propeller aircraft about 10 miles east of Monticello, AR. . No other details are available at this time. The Courier News (Blytheville, AR.), Wed, Mar 2, 1955, Page 1
1955 - March 07H-19B #51-3967 piloted by Preston E. Bradley was involved in an accident at Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall, IS. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1955/5503.html
1955 - March 09H-19B #52-7493 from the 84th ARS at Rhine Main Air Base near Frankfurt, crewed by Charles R. Troppman (P), Maj. John C. Ziegler (CP), SSgt. Freddie Ramirez (FM) and A1C Jay A. Madarik (FM) crashed, killing all four, about 10 minutes after taking off from Fuerstenfeldbruck Air Base for its base in Frankfurt on a routine training flight. No other details are available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1955/5504.html & The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania Sat, Mar 12, 1955, page 7 & Freeport Journal-Standard (Freeport, Illinois) Sat, Mar 12, 1955, page 4 & The Daily Intelligencer (Doylestown, Pennsylvania) Mon, Mar 14, 1955, page 1 & The Plain Speaker (Hazleton, Pennsylvania) Mon, Mar 14, 1955, page 12
1955 - March 12A USAF helicopter from Wurtsmith AFB, MI., crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), rescued three fishermen and a Coast Guard crew member from a Coast Guard boat that was under tow and floundering in the icy waters of Saginaw Bay. No other details are available at this time. The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY.), Sun, Mar 13, 1955, Page 46
1955 - March 27Two USAF helicopter from Shaw AFB, SC., crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), worked all night and rescued ninety three fishermen from islands, stumps and log jams in wind-buffeted Lake Marion. This was believed to have set an all-time record for helicopter rescues by the Air Force. No other details are available at this time. Valley Morning Star (Harlingen, TX.), Mon, Mar 28, 1955, Page 2
1955 - April 10A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM), rescued Jack La Rocque from the clearing where his single-engine aircraft had crashed on April 09, 1955. No other details available at this time. Santa Cruz Sentinel (Santa Cruz, CA.) Mon, Apr 11, 1955, Page 6
1955 - April 18OH-13G #53-3792 piloted by Louis F. Sparrow was involved in an accident at Coonamessett Airport, MA. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1955/5504.html
1955 - April 19A USAF helicopter, crewed by Capt. James Nolan (P), Lt. James Wells (CP), unkn (FM), braved darkness and snow showers to rescued a seriously injured pilot, nurse and child from the scene of their plane crash on the frozen Yukon River in AK. No other details available at this time. The Oregon Statesman (Salem, OR.), Wed, Apr 20, 1955, Page 1
1955 - April 22H-13E #51-14219 piloted by Bert F. Ingels, was involved in an accident about 3 miles WNW of San Marcos, TX., MA. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1955/5504.html
1955 - April 27H-13E #51-14211 piloted by Thomas H. Courtney was involved in an accident about 5 miles NW of San Marcos, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1955/5504.html
1955 - April 27H-19B #51-3930 piloted by Charles A. Smith was involved in an accident about 3 miles NE of San Marcos, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1955/5504.html
1955 - May 12H-19B #53-4419 piloted by Herbert L. Walker, Jr., was involved in an accident about 5 miles NW of Honeyville, UT. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1955/5505.html
1955 - May 25H-19B #52-7554 piloted by Frank C. Fox, was involved in an accident at Sembach AB, Germany. No other details available at this time.
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1955 - June 01H-19B #52-7519 from Eglin AFB, FL. piloted by Thomas A. Wright was damaged when it rolled on its side during a forced landing in Johnson's pasture about 4 miles NE of Crestview, FL. The four occupants were not injured and the H-19 was repaired and returned to service. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1955/5506.html & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of _aircraft_at_Eglin_Air_Force_Base
1955 - June 03H-19B #51-3935 piloted by Robert L. Dunlap, was involved in an accident at Gary AFB, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1955/5506.html
1955 - June 12A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and Howard C. Griffus (PJ), rescued 2nd Lt. Elvon Anderson (CP) of an F-89 after he had been ordered to eject from his aircraft that was having engine problems. He spent 90 minutes in the frigid waters of an Alaskan inlet before he was rescued. The PJ, Griffus, parachuted into the water to hook Lt. Anderson to the rescue device, but they were not able to hoist Lt. Anderson into the helicopter and had to fly to land with Lt. Anderson dangling below in the cold air. Meanwhile another helicopter picked up PJ Griffus, who was in distress himself by that time. The pilot of the F-89 was able to safely land the aircraft. No other details are available at this time. The Daily Plainsman (Huron, SD.), Mon, Jun 13, 1955, Page 1
1955 - June 14H-19A #51-3871 piloted by Edmund W. Fischbeck, was involved in an accident at Kimpo AB, Korea. No other details available at this time.
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1955 - June 22H-19B #51-3913 piloted by Morris J. Lanigan, was involved in an accident about 22 miles SE of Ft. McMurray, Newfoundland. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1955/5506.html
1955 - June 22H-19B #51-8970 piloted by William M. Clay, was involved in an accident at Showa, Japan. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1955/5506.html
1955 - June 24H-13E #51-14216 piloted by William C. Loague, was involved in an accident at Bryan AFB, TX. No other details available at this time.
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1955 - June 27A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and Howard C. Griffus (PJ), rescued two badly dehydrated men, Lyle W. Robertson, 49, and Chester R. Bunker, 67, from a four man jeep excursion on the burning Mojave Desert. Of the other two men, James R. Thompson, 70, was reported dead and Calvert Wilson, 45, was missing and given scant chance of surviving in the 120 degree heat. No other details are available at this time. The Logan Daily News (Huron, SD.), Mon, Jun 13, 1955, Page 1
1955 - June 27H-19B #52-7586 piloted by Robert E. DeVaughn, was involved in an accident at Fairchild AFB, WA. No other details available at this time.
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1955 - June 29H-13E #51-13774 piloted by Dick J. Maznio, was involved in an accident about 1 mile SW of Wimbley, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1955/5506.html
1955 - June 29H-19B #52-7530 piloted by Lunsford W. Vinson, Jr., was involved in an accident at Sidi Slimane AB, French Morocco. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1955/5506.html
1955 - July 02OH-13G #53-3799 piloted by Matthew Scott, Jr., was involved in an accident about 3 miles north of Palm Beach AFB, FL. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1955/5507.html
1955 - July 08H-13D #51-2529 piloted by John R. Calhoun, was involved in an accident at Gary AFB, TX. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1955/5507.html
1955 - July 09OH-13G #53-3788 piloted by Arnold G. Greene, was involved in an accident at Aroostook, ME. No other details available at this time.
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1955 - July 14A USAF helicopter from Selfridge AFB, MI., crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), rescued Lt. Ronald L. Legner from Lake Huron after he had ejected from his jet and parachuted into the water. No other details are available at this time. Joplin Globe (Joplin, MO.), Thu, Jul 14, 1955, Page 6
1955 - July 15H-19B #52-7483 piloted by Ben L. McQuillen, was involved in an accident about 5 miles NNE of Suwon AB, Korea. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1955/5507.html
1955 - July 22H-21A #51-15241 piloted by Charles N. McAllister, was involved in an accident at Tatalina, AK. No other details are available at this time.
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1955 - July 26H-19B #51-3942 piloted by James L. Lasueur, Jr., was involved in an accident about 3 miles ESE of Langley, VA. No other details are available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1955/5507.html
1955 - July 30A USAF helicopter from the 44th ARS at Lowry AFB, CO., crewed by Capt. John R. Wilkinson (P), Capt. James V. Belyea (CP), Lt. Stewart Schneck (FS) and unkn (FM), rescued Mrs. Laura Beckman, 52, from the Eston Dude Ranch in the Big Horn Mountains about 30 miles southwest of Sheridan, WY. Mrs. Beckman had been in a coma, suffering from a skull fracture she received in a fall at the Dude Ranch on July 28, 1955. No other details are available at this time. Greeley Daily Tribune (Greely, CO.), Sat, Jul 30, 1955, Page 1
1955 - August 05H-21B #51-15878 piloted by Thomas R. Schar, was involved in an accident at Sewart AFB, TN. No other details available at this time.
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1955 - August 06H-19B #51-3966 piloted by John R. Flitter, was involved in an accident about 2 miles NE of Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall IS. No other details are available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1955/5508.html
1955 – August 14The 1401st Helicopter Flight was organized at Andrews AFB, MD. http://www.popflock.com/learn?s=1st_Helicopter_Squadron
1955 - August 16A USAF helicopter from Olmstead AFB, PA., crewed by Capt. Victor Goudy (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), spotted the wreckage and three victims, Arthur Yates, 41, Dale Hess, 27, and Joseph Sipple, 23, of a small plane crash in thickly-wooded mountains about seven miles northeast of White Haven, PA. No other details are available at this time. The Pocono Record (Stroudsburg, PA.) Fri, Aug 17, 1956, Page 3
1955 - August 16A USAF helicopter from the 48th Air Rescue Squadron at Eglin AFB, FL., crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), rescued a F-86K pilot after he had ejected from his disabled aircraft about one and a half miles north of Holt, FL. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of _aircraft_at_Eglin_Air_Force_Base
1955 - August 17H-13E #51-14224 piloted by Robert J. Carlson, was involved in an accident at Cary AFB, TX. No other details available at this time.
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1955 - August 17H-19B #52-7563 piloted by Charles H. Weidner, was involved in an accident about 4 miles SE of Panama City, FL. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1955/5508.html
1955 - August 18 thru September 02Six H-19's, two H-21's, one H-5 and one H-13 of the 46th, 48th and 49th Air Rescue Squadrons participated in humanitarian airlift operations to provide rescue and relief efforts to the victims of Hurricane Diane which struck North Carolina on 17 August. 1955. The USAF & Humanitarian Airlift Operations 1947-1994 by Daniel L. Haul
1955 - August 20A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), Lt. James Wells (CP), unkn (FM), rescued nearly 100 people trapped in their homes in the south side of flood-ravaged Scranton, PA. No other details available at this time. The Post-Standard )+(Syracuse, NY.), Sat, Aug 20, 1955, Page 1
1955 - August 20Two USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM), rescued three soldiers, Pvt. Dwight W. James, Cpl. Daniel A. Murphy and Cpl. James F. Boyd, clinging to their capsized boat in the chilly waters on the Knik arm of Cook inlet, AK. No other details available at this time. Fairbanks Daily News-Mi8ner (Fairbanks, AK.), Mon, Aug 22, 1955, Page 10
1955 - August 25H-19B #52-7497 piloted by Jabish H. Woodward, III, was involved in an accident at Kimpo AB, Korea. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1955/5508.html
1955 - August 30H-21A #51-15251 piloted by William K. Willard, was involved in an accident at Hopedale, Labrador. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1955/5508.html
1955 - September 09Three USAF helicopters, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (CC), rescued 28 men from a Danish ship, "Jopeter" from their icebound vessel that was stranded in the ice pack north of Shannon Island on Greenland’s northeast coast. No other details are available at this time. Long Beach Independent (Long Beach, CA.), Sat, Sep 10, 1955, Page 10
1955 - September 16Three USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (CC), rescued 28 men from a Danish ship, "Jopeter" from their icebound vessel that was stranded in the ice pack north of Shannon Island on Greenland’s northeast coast. No other details are available at this time. Long Beach Independent (Long Beach, CA.), Sat, Sep 10, 1955, Page 10
1955 - September 26OH-13G #53-3791 piloted by Edward G. Angel, was involved in an accident at Niagara Falls Airport, NY. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1955/5509.html
1955 - September 29H-21B #51-15864 crewed by Richard N. Lanzendorf (P) and Lt. John E. Mentzer (CP), was involved in an accident about 4 miles SE of Caldwood, TN. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1955/5509.html
1955 - September 30H-19B #51-3937 piloted by John J. Jamison, was involved in an accident at Nellis AFB, NV. No other details available at this time.
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1955 - October 01The 2157th ARS took over the rescue detachment at Tainan AB, Taiwan, using H-19B #52-7481. The element consisted of two pilots, one crew chief, one aircraft mechanic and one aeromedic. hhtp://mysite.verizon.net/swanstid/2157hist.html
1955 - October 14EH-5H #48-549 piloted by Louis W. Baker, was involved in an accident at Wright-Patterson AFB. OH. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1955/5510.html
1955 - October 14A USAF helicopter from Albrook Field, CZ., crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (CC), rescued two men, Richard Pinney, 23, and George Goodman, 25, in the swamp on the Pacific coast of Panama after they had run into bad weather on October 13, 1955, while on their way to Barranquilla, Colombia and ditched their Piper Tri-pacer. No other details are available at this time. The News-Herald (Franklin, PA.), Sat, Oct 15, 1955, page 11
1955 - October 17H-21A #51-15240 piloted by Fred M. Liebert, was involved in an accident at Moses Point, AK. No other details available at this time.
http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1955/5510.html
1955 - October 21H-19B #51-3953 piloted by John R. Flitter, was involved in an accident at Parry Island, Marshall, IS. No other details available at this time.
http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1955/5510.html
1955 - October 23A USAF helicopter from McChord AFB, WA., crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (CC), rescued Jeff Hayden, 15, from the north slope of Mt. Rainier. He was on a survival training trip with senior members of the Kent squadron of the Washington Civil Air Patrol when he gashed his right ankle, apparently while chopping wood, and his companions were not able to carry him out. No other details are available at this time. The Daily Chronicle (Centralia, WA.), Mon, Oct 24, 1955, Page 5
1955 - November 01A USAF helicopter from George AFB, CA., crewed by Capt. Louis Switzer (P), Capt. Richard Strang (CP), A2C Lyman F. Cornelius (CC), rescued two lost hunters, Phillip D. Jocobsen and his wife Peggy Jean, both 19, near the Squint's Ranch in desolate Deep Creek Canyon where they had been lost on a hunting trip. No other details are available at this time. The San Bernardino County Sun (San Bernardino, CA.), Wed, Nov 02, 1955, Pages 19 & 30
1955 - November 07SH-19B #52-7528 piloted by Herbert G. Wells, was involved in an accident about 7 miles SW of Thule AB, Greenland. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1955/5511.html
1955 - November 09H-19B #51-3965 piloted by Albert J. Pikul, was involved in an accident at Enyu Island, Marshall, IS. No other details available at this time.
http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1955/5511.html
1955 - November 10A USAF helicopter from the 71st ARSq, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (CC), rescued Robert L. Matheson, 65, who was stalking coyotes in the Chickaloo Flat district of Turnagain Arm in 10 degree above temperature when he had a eyelid freeze shut. No other details are available at this time. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (Fairbanks, AK), Wed, Nov 11, 1955, Page 2
1955 - November 12A USAF helicopter from the 71st ARSq, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (CC), rescued three crew members of two F-89D's, Curtis Easton (P) and Lt. Edward D. Rodgers Jr. (RO), Lt. Lloyd Jacobs (P) who had ejected after they had a mid-air collision while engaged in a simulated "dog fight" on November 11, 1955, landing near the native Alaskan village of Tyonek, about 50 miles southwest of Anchorage, AK, and spent the night in near subzero weather using survival gear carried in their chute packs. Lt. William A. Harnack Jr (RO) on Lt. Lloyd Jacobs’s aircraft was still missing. No other details are available at this time.
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (Fairbanks, AK), Wed, Nov 15, 1955, Page 8
1955 - November 15A USAF helicopter from the 71st ARSq, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (CC), rescued Wister Williams, his wife Yvonne and their child, Mary Jane, by hoist about a half mile from the Anchorage shores of Cook inlet, after their 16-foot cabin cruiser was caught in a mass of frozen slush and snow. No other details are available at this time. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (Fairbanks, AK), Wed, Nov 17, 1955, Page 9
1955 - November 15H-21A #51-15253 piloted by James B. Fortney, was involved in an accident about 29 miles SE of Goose Bay, Labrador. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1955/5511.html
1955 - December 03H-21A #51-15238, was involved in an accident about 65 miles west of Galena, AK. No other details available at this time. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1955/5512.html
1955 - December 12A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM), rescued two families from flooding in the Earlington area, near the Long Acres Race Track, south of Seattle, WA. No other details are available at this time.
The Oregon Statesman (Salem, OR.), Tue, Dec 13, 1955, Page 3
1955 - December 14H-21B #52-8675, piloted by Arthur W. Lebel, was involved in an accident at Otis AFB, MA. No other details available at this time.
http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1955/5512.html
1955 - December 22 thru 30H-19's and one H-21 from the 41st ARS at Hamilton AFB, CA., 42nd ARS at March AFB, CA., 43rd ARS at McChord AFB, WA. and 44th ARS at Lowry AFB, CO. with Maj. William M. McDonald as overall commander, provided humanitarian airlift operations to rescue and provide relief to victims of flooding cause by tremendous amounts of rain and snow melt in northern California, southwestern Oregon, and northwestern Nevada. The USAF & Humanitarian Airlift Operations 1947-1994 by Daniel L. Haul
1955 - December 27A SH-19 of the 38th ARS at Misawa AB, crewed by 1st Lt. Herbert G. Gates (P), Capt. Harry T. Hedges (CP) and Sgt. William J. Tanski (FM), hoist-rescued 14 crewmen from the Japanese coastal steamer Tanda Maru, driven aground near Hachinobe in northern Japan in a storm.
http://www.afsoc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070906-042.pdf
1955 - December 30A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), rescued four duck hunters from rushing tides after their 32-foot motor-boat "Able Mable" was wrecked on a ledge in Somes Sound near Southwest Harbor, ME. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times (Corpus Christi, TX.), Sat, Dec 1, 1955, Page 1
1956 - January 05The sole Piasecki YH-16A #50-1270 prototype breaks up in flight and crashed near Swedesboro, NJ. near the Delaware River. The two test Piasecki pilots, Harold Peterson and George Callaghan were killed. This accident led to the cancellation of the YH-16 and YH-16B development. http://en.wikipeddia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and Incidents_involving_military_aircraft_(1955%E2%80%931959
1956 - January 05A USAF H-19 from the 41st ARS at Hamilton AFB, CA., crewed by Capt. John Heller (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM), rescued the Gene Scaife family of Garberville, CA. from flooding that isolated the family. No other details are available at this time. Ukiah News (Ukiah, CA.), Thu, Jan 5, 1956, Page 4
1956 - January 05A USAF helicopter from the 41st ARS at Hamilton AFB, CA., crewed by 1st Lt. Warren W. Lull (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM), medevac’d Mrs. Ava Violet, who was ill and had been brought from her isolated home at the Morgan ranch at Spy Rock, roughly 100 miles north of Ukiah, CA. to the remote rail station of Dos Rios, to the Mendocino County Hospital. No other details are available at this time. Daily Independent Journal (San Rafael, CA.), Fri, Jan 6, 1956, Page 1
1956 - January 12A USAF helicopter, crewed by Maj. Malcolm L. Nurnberg (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM), sighted the bodies of four missionaries who had been massacred by Auca Indians in the jungles of eastern Ecuador in shallow water along the banks of the rain-swollen Curacay River. No other details are available at this time. Brownwood Bulletin (Brownwood, TX.), Fri, Jan 13, 1956, Page 8
1956 - January 28A USAF helicopter, crewed by Maj. Malcolm L. Nurnberg (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM), sighted the bodies of four missionaries who had been massacred by Auca Indians in the jungles of eastern Ecuador in shallow water along the banks of the rain-swollen Curacay River. No other details are available at this time. Brownwood Bulletin (Brownwood, TX.), Fri, Jan 13, 1956, Page 8
1956 - January 28A USAF helicopter from Hamilton AFB, CA., crewed by Capt. Lamar Tullis (P) and Lt. Robert Price, crashed while on a flood inspection tour, three miles west of Porterville, near the Tule River. Sheriff's deputies said the chopper struck the ground, climbed to about 100 feet and then fell between two houses. The crew and passengers, Rogers Moore and William Clark escaped unhurt. Long Beach Independent (Long Beach, CA.), Sat, Jan 28, 1956, page 15
1956 - February 16A USAF helicopter from the 58th ARS at Tripoli, Lebanon, crewed by Capt. Ronald E. Davidson (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM), recovered the bodies of four of the 17 occupants of a Greek Air Force mercy plane that had crashed on the snow-covered peak of Mount Dirfys, north of Athens. No other details are available at this time. The San Bernardino County Sun (San Bernardino, CA.), Thu, Feb 16, 1956, Page 4
1956 - February 26A USAF helicopter in Spain, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) rescued three survivors, Col. Claire A. P. Duffie, Sgt. William C. Smith and A1C Walter G. Schroeder, who had spent two bitterly cold nights on a snowbound peak in the Cuadarrama range north of Madrid, Spain, where their transport aircraft had crashed on March 24, 1956. Killed in the crash were Maj. Shelton A. Brannon Jr., Maj. John R. Francis and one unidentified other. No other details are available at this time. Valley Morning Star (Harlingen, TX.), Mon, Feb 27, 1956, Page 1
1956 - March 08A USAF helicopter (probably an H-19) from Eglin AFB, FL, probably crewed by Lt. Col. Walter A. Rosenfield, Jr. (P) and Capt. Carl J. Swanson, rescued Capt. Roy W. Konvolinka of the 3243rd Test Group (Fighters) after he ejected from his disabled F-100A and parachuted into the waters of the Choctawhatchee Bay. http://www.wikiwand.com/en/List_of_aircraft_accidents_at_Eglin_Air_Force_Base#/1970s
1956 - March 28A USAF helicopter from Hamilton AFB, CA., crewed by Capt. William Knowleton (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), rescued Capt. Richard M. Wickstrom, Capt. Thomas H. Holcomb and SSgt. Oscar J. Dallen from the tiny Ano Nuevo reef island about three quarters of a mile offshore from the San Mateo, CA., coast. They were part of a ten man bomber crew from Castle AFB, CA., undertaking a "survival training" exercise where these three and MSgt. Eugent Gregory set out in a rubber raft to test equipment in the ocean. Strong winds and tides threatened to sweep them out to sea but they were able to paddle for the rocky shores of Ano Nuevo Island where the raft capsized and tossed them into the sea when they approached the island. Two were able to right the raft and make it to shore and one was able to swim to shore, however MSgt. Eugent Gregory drowned. No other details are available at this time. The Times (San Mateo, CA.), Thu, Mar 29, 1956, Pages 1 & 2
1956 - April 03An Air Force helicopter, crewed by Maj. Stuart W. Reid (P), crashed into the side of a rocky hill about two miles southwest of Batesville, AR. The pilot walked away from the wreck with only slight injuries. The Kansas City Times (Kansas City, MO.), Wed, Apr 4, 1956, page 43
1956 - April 08The 2157th ARS was in-activated with the helicopters going to the new 60th ARS and most of the personnel going to the 39th, with some to the 60th. H-19A's #51-3271, #51-3271, #51-3873, #51-3886, #52-7483 and H-19B's #52-7481, #52-7497, #53-4463 and #53-4464. http://mysite.verizon.net/swanstid/2157hist.html
1956 - April 08A USAF helicopter from the 47th ARS at Ellington AFB, TX., crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (CC), rescued Winifred Beauregard who was in need of medical attention from the "Joe M. Junior", a Muchowich deep sea fishing boat in the Gulf Of Mexico about 30 miles southeast of Freeport, TX. No other details are available at this time. The Brazosport Facts (Freeport, TX.), Mon, Apr 9, 1956, Page 1
1956 - April 10A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (CC), rescued Wells Ervin after the twin-engine Grumman he was in crashed five miles short of its destination at Cordova, AK. about 150 miles southeast of Anchorage, AK. No other details are available at this time. Greeley Daily Tribune (Greeley, CO.), Wed, Apr 11, 1956, Page 1
1956 - April 13A H-19, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), crashed on the south edge of Kirtland AFB, NM. All five persons aboard escaped injury. The helicopter, on a routine training flight, crashed in a gully about 300 yards from the base control tower during a landing attempt. Air Force officials said the craft was demolished, with wreckage spread about 20 yards in all directions around the helicopter, which was found resting on the left side. Las Vegas Daily Optic (East Las Vegas, NM.), Sat, Apr 14, 1956, page 3
1956 - April 18A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (CC), rescued one survivor from the Japanese fishing ship "Noishiwagi Maru" which had ran aground 100 yards off Cocos Island a mile southwest of Guam. No other details are available at this time. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times (Corpus Christi, TX.), Wed, Apr 18, 1956, Page 10
1956 - April 20A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (CC), rescued three survivors, Capt. John T, Walker, 1st Lt. Lloyd E. Harsh and Lt. Col. John E. Vogt, from two jet fighters that had collided over Cook Inlet, southwest of Anchorage, AK. The fourth crewmember, Capt. Blinn F. Webster was missing. No other details are available at this time. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (Fairbanks, AK.), Sat, Apr 21, 1956, page 1
1956 - May 03A USAF helicopter from the 41st ARS at Hamilton AFB, CA., crewed by Capt. Lamar Tullos (P), Capt. Charles Thompson (CP), A1C Benny Rummage (MT), rescued USN Lt. (jg.) Newell E. DePuy after he crash landed his single-engine Douglas attack-dive bomber in a farm field about 15 miles southwest of Los Banos, CA.. No other details are available at this time. Daily Independent Journal (San Rafael, CA), Fri, May 4, 1956, Page 1
1956 - May 04A H-21 from Otis AFB, MA, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) medevac’d Seaman Harold M. Swisher Jr. from the deck of a Texas Tower platform in the Atlantic off Cape Cod after he had been injured by a fall on his ship, the USS Lloyd, that had been standing by the tower and transferred to the tower. No other details are available at this time. The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, MA), Fri, May 4, 1956, page 1
1956 - May 09Three USAF helicopters, crews unknown, evacuated 18 people to high ground from the Alaskan town of Aniak due to flooding by the Kuskokwim River. The Sandusky Register (Sandusky, Ohio), Wed, May 9, 1956, Page 18
1956 - May 12A USAF helicopter, crew unknown, evacuated 75 people from the Alaskan town of Aniak due to increased flooding by the Kuskokwim River. The Portsmouth Herald (Portsmouth, NH.) Sat, May 12, 1956, Page 1
1956 - May 12A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and A2C Hugh Hobbs (HM), rescued one survivor of a USN helicopter that had crashed about 12 miles off of San Nicolas Island, about 70 miles off of the Southern California coast. A2C Hobbs jumped into the water to rescue the one survivor. Three other crew members on the Navy helicopter had died before they could be rescued. Long Beach Independent (Long Beach, CA.), Sat, May 12, 1956, Page 1 & Press-Courier (Oxnard, CA.) Mon, Dec 31, 1956, Page 12
1956 - May 25A USAF helicopter from Traux AFB, WI, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) rescued the un-injured pilot of a F-86, Lt. Clyde Jackson, after he crashed landed his disabled aircraft on the William Widmann farm about one third of a mile north of Highway 18 about five miles east of Jefferson, WI. No other details are available at this time. Janesville Daily Gazette (Janesville, WI), Fri, May 25, 1956, Page 1
1956 - June 01A USAF helicopter from Albrook AFB, CZ, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (MT), rescued the lone survivor, Roberto Ovando Ardon, 22, from the site of an Aviateca Airliner crash at the 9,100 foot level on a mountain side. No other details are available at this time. The Odessa American (Odessa, TX.), Fri, Jun 01, Page 19
1956 - June 15H-21B #52-8690 from Sewart AFB, TN., attached to the Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado, CA., crewed by Lt. Cmdr. E. F. Andersen (P) (from Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado), 1st Lt. H. W. Trall (CP) and Airman J. L. Heine (HM) crashed and sank, at about 10:42 a.m., about 100 yards off the beach in San Diego, CA. South Bay during a test towing of a Navy amphibious base landing craft. http://www.rotorheadsrus.us/documents/483.html
1956 - June 22A USAF helicopter, crewed by Capt. Earl A. Thone (P), 1st Lt. Thomas A. Wright (CP), SSgt Henry H. Kirksey (MT) and Capt. Richard A. Salina (FS), rescued Maj. John R. Phillips of the Air Force Operational Test Center who was forced to abandon his Northrop F-89H Scorpion when the engines caught fire on takeoff with the pilot parachuting safely ~1.5 miles offshore over the Choctawhatchee Bay with the aircraft impacting in the bay. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of _aircraft_at_Eglin_Air_Force_Base
1956 - June 24A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (MT), rescued a 17 year old fisherman, Richard Thompson, from the isolated wilds of the Uinta Mountains in the White Rock Lake, UT. area after he was injured when his horse threw him into a tree. No other details are available at this time. Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM.0, Tue, June 26, 1956, page 13
1956 - July 09The 21st Helicopter Sq. was activated at Sewart AFB, TN. and equipped with H-21's. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents.20thSOS/history2.pdf & http://medlibrary.org/medwiki/21st_Special_Operations_Squadron
1956 - July 17A USAF helicopter in Japan, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), rescued a 13-year-old school boy stranded for 10 hours at Yoshioka village, between two forks of a rain-swollen river. No other details are available at this time. The Courier-Gazette (McKinney, TX.), Tue, Jul 17, 1956, Page 1
1956 - July 26A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), rescued a seven year old girl from the sinking Italian Luxury Liner, the Andera Doria after it had collided with the Swedish Liner S. S. Stockholm in a dense fog, about 70 miles off the Massachusetts coast. No other details are available at this time. Corsicana Daily Sun (Corsicana, TX.), Thu, July 26, 1956, Page 1
1956 - July 28A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), spotted the wreckage of a F-86 and remains of its pilot, Maj. Manuel A. Pidcock, that had crashed after having a mid-air collision with one of the other F-86's in a three ship formation about 165 miles south of Wendover, UT. No other details are available at this time. The Daily Herald (Provo, UT.), Sun, Jul 29, 1956, Page 8
1956 - August 16A USAF helicopter from Olmstead AFB, PA., crewed by Capt. Victor Goudy (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), spotted the wreckage and three victims, Arthur Yates, 41, Dale Hess, 27, and Joseph Sipple, 23, of a small plane crash in thickly-wooded mountains about seven miles northeast of White Haven, PA. No other details are available at this time. The Pocono Record (Stroudsburg, PA.) Fri, Aug 17, 1956, Page 3
1956 - August 27A USAF H-19 from Japan, crewed by Capt. James W. Haggar (P), 1st Lt. Paul R. Lunsford (CP), unkn (CC), rescued two crew members, 1st Lt. John L. France and 1st Lt. Ronald R. Stauffer, from the Pacific Ocean, where they had spent an hour and half in the water, after they ejected from their crippled T-33 jet trainer. Capt. Haggar's H-19 had just had a new engine installed. He was ready to do a test hop when the emergency call came through. He received permission to make the rescue without completing the test flight. No other details are available at this time. Brownwood Bulletin (Brownwood, TX.) Mon Aug 27, 1956, page 2
1956 - September 05A USAF helicopter from George AFB, CA., crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) rescued the pilot of a F-86, 2nd Lt. Jarman A. Lynch Jr. when he ejected from his aircraft when he had a mid-air collision with another F-86 that he was flying formation with. The aircraft crashed about 12 miles due north of Mt. Wilson, CA. The pilot of the other F-86, 1st Lt. Phillip H. Henry was killed in the crash of his aircraft. No other details are available at this time. The San Bernardino County Sun (San Bernardino, CA.), Wed, Sep 05, 1956, Page 1
1956 - September 06Capt. Robert I. Quillen of Dayton, an Air Force pilot was killed yesterday when the Sikorsky-built helicopter he was operating crashed and burned near a runway at the Wright Air Development Center. St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, MO) Sat, Sep 08, 1956, page 11
1956 - September 19A USAF helicopter from Hamilton AFB, CA., crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) rescued Sheridan Atkinson, 20, from his aircraft that had crashed into the sheer face of Rock Creek Canyon, CA. trying to dodge a heavy lightning storm No other details are available at this time. Daily Independent Journal (San Rafael, CA.), Thu, Sep 20, 1956, Page 8
1956 - October 12SH-19's from the 33rd ARS rescued 28 crewmen from a Light Army tug LT-57B, which was stranded on a reef off of Okinawa.
http://www.afsoc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070906-042.pdf
1956 - November 06One H-21B aircraft and crew, from the 20th Helicopter Squadron, deployed to Ream Naval Air Station, California for what was then a highly classified mission. The mission involved a series of tests to determine the H-21's ability to take a vessel at sea under tow. Specialized equipment was installed and a number of vessels were taken under tow. The tests were successfully concluded when the H-21 took a Navy landing craft displacing 3000 tons under tow at a speed of four and a half knots. The 20th flew a total of 54 hours in support of this test. 20th Special Operations Squadron History.
1956 - November 29A H-19 enroute from Bridgeport, Conn. to Kinross AFB, Mich., crewed by Lt. Donn G. Marcussen(P) and SSgt. Basil I. Gray (HM), crashed near Five Mile Point at Skaneateles Lake, NY shortly after they had taken off after a refueling stop. No other details are available at this time. The Daily Messenger (Canandaigua, NY) Fri., Nov. 30, 1956, page 1
1956 - December 07A USAF H-19 from Japan, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (CC), rescued all the crew members from a 780-ton Korean vessel, the "Il Jin", aground on a sand bar in rough seas about 200 yards off of Tsuno Shima island, about 30 miles north-east-east of Ashiya, in southern Japan. No other details are available at this time. Shamokin News-Dispatch (Shamokin, PA.) Fri, Dec 7, 1956, Page 1
1956 - December 13A USAF helicopter from Japan, crewed by Capt. H. B. Rock Stillwell (P), unkn (CP), Amn. Walter S. Williams (MT), rescued Takeo Kebashi, a Japanese fisherman and three others from a rock in the Sea of Japan where they had been stranded for 15 hours after their small boat, the "Benten Maru", piled onto the rock and sank. No other details are available at this time. The Corpus Christi Caller-times (Corpus Christi, TX.) Fri, Dec 14, 1956, Page 4
1957 - January 01A USAF helicopter from Edwards AFB, CA., crewed by Maj. Jones Seigler (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (HM) found the a three-year old boy missing overnight in the desert, but he had already died of exposure from night temperatures that dropped to 28 degrees. Valley Morning Star (Harlingen, TX.), Wed, Jan 2, 1957, Page 8
1957 - January 03An H-19 from Edwards AFB, CA., crewed by Capt. Wayne W. Eggert (P), Capt. Newell H. Lynch (CP) and Charles M. Scott (FM), crashed while flying to Rosamond Dry Lake to pick up a drag chute, killing all on board. The cause of the crash was determined to be a missing cotter pin in the control system. http://www.eaa1000.org/newsletr/0807nltr.pdf
1957 - January 27Two USAF helicopters from Elmendorf AFB, AK, crew’s unkn, rescued 12 crew members and one passenger from a C-124 Globemaster that had crashed landed on the ice in Cook Inlet, about 20 yards from shore, a couple miles short of the runway at Elemendorf AFB. One helicopter hovered overhead in the freezing weather providing flood lights while the other ferried the men to the hospital. They were hoisted aboard the helicopters within 10 minutes after the crash. All but three of the men were released from the hospital and the other three were listed in good condition. Daily Sitka Sentinel (Sitka, AK.), Mon, Jan 28, 1957, Page 1
1957 - January 27A H-19B helicopter from Luke AFB, AZ, crewed by Capt. James Womack (P), Capt. William Smith (CP), TSgt. M. D. McGuire (HM) and MSgt. Bill Hessel (Photographer), fought treacherous canyon winds to rescue 3-month old Daley Mankaja and 4-month old Delphine Uquualla, both seriously ill with diarrhea, form their snow bound home in Havasupai Canyon, a tributary of the Grand Canyon. Arizona Daily Sun (Flagstaff, AZ.), Wed, Jan 30, 1957, Page 1
1957 - February 23H-19B #53-4422 & other unkn tail numbers, of the 1370th Photo Mapping Group (from Palm Beach AFB, FL.) operating off of USN LST's #46, #117 & #491 went ashore at Qui Nhon, Vietnam to set up a HIRAN site. Journal, American Aviation Historical Society/Spring 1996
1957 - February 25H-19B #53-4422 & other unkn tail numbers, of the 1370th Photo Mapping Group (from Palm Beach AFB, FL.) operating off of USN LST's #46, #117 & #491 went ashore at Nha Trang, Vietnam to set up a HIRAN site. Journal, American Aviation Historical Society/Spring 1996
1957 - February 27SH-21 aircrews from the 71st ARS saved 13 persons from a C-124 which had went down on the ice in Cook Inlet, Alaska.
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1957 - March 01H-19B #53-4422 & other unkn tail numbers, of the 1370th Photo Mapping Group (from Palm Beach AFB, FL.) operating off of USN LST's #46, #117 & #491 went ashore at Phan Rang, Vietnam to set up a HIRAN site. Journal, American Aviation Historical Society/Spring 1996
1957 - March 07A USAF helicopter from the air base at Dhahran, crewed by Lt. Theodore Urbeff (P), Maj. William Macke (CP), Maj. Lloyd Yeast (NAV) and A2C Parsons (FM), crashed into the Persian Gulf off Bahrein while on a mercy mission. All four crew members were saved. The aircraft had flown a doctor to a ship in the gulf to treat an ailing sailor. It landed him safely and was returning to the air base at Dhahran when the crash occurred. The Kansas City Times (Kansas City, MO.), Fri, Mar 8, 1957, page 22
1957 - March 11A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (HM), picked up Capt. Grover C. Crocker from the Naval radio station facility at Driver. Capt. Crocker had ejected from his Langley AFB based F-100 after the engine caught fire. He landed in a plowed field, with only minor facial lacerations, and was picked up by two men who took him to the Naval radio station facility. Abilene Reporter-News (Abilene, TX.) Tue, Mar 12, 1957, page 11
1957 - March 28A H-19 from Ashiya, Japan, crewed by 1st Lt. William Roger Hendrickson (P), A2C Walter Samuel Williams Jr. (FM) and A3C Richard Carl Fritzs (FM), crashed five miles south of Tainan, southern Formosa, killing the pilot and two crew members. The Kansas City Star (Kansas City, MO.), Thu, Mar 28, 1957, page 1 & Carrol Daily Times Herald (Carroll, IW), Tue, Apr 1, 1957, page 1 & Mt. Vernon Register-News (Mt Vernon, IL), Tue Apr 2, 1957, page 1 & Oshkosh Daily Northwestern (Oshkosh, WI), 3 Apr 1957, page 20
1957 - March 31A USAF helicopter from George AFB, CA., crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) rescued two stranded fishermen, Ralph Rooney, and Morgan L. Hale, who had been lost overnight near Lake Arrowhead, CA. No other details are available at this time. The San Bernardino County Sun (San Bernardino, CA.), Mon, Apr 1, 1957, Page 11
1957 - April 04A USAF helicopter returning to Geiger Field, near Spokane, WA., crewed by Maj. Jack R. Dixon (P), 1st Lt. Lester D. Chalton (CP) and TSgt. J. Cook, crashed about 35 miles south of the field as it was returning from a search mission near Boise, ID. The three crew members escaped injury. The Ogden Standard-Examiner (Ogden, UT.), Fri, Apr 5, 1957, page 10
1957 - April 22A USAF helicopter in Japan, crewed by 1st Lt. Reese Stephens McCauley Jr. (P), 1st Lt. Rodney Emmett Koch (CP) and SSgt. Dennis S. Fountain (FM), crashed while trying to rescue victims of a C-119 transport crash. Lt. McCauley was killed in the crash and the other two crew members were injured. No other details are known at this time. The Amarillo Globe-Times (Amarillo, TX.) Wed, Apr 24, 1957, page 8 & Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR.), Wed, Apr 24, 1957, page 2 & Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (Fairbanks, AK.), Wed, Apr 24, 1967, page 2
1957 - May 13A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (HM), picked up 1st Lt. W. T. Sagmoen after he ejected from his flaming F-86 Saber Jet southeast of Minneapolis, MN. No other details are known at this time. The Austin Daily Herald (Austin, MN.) Mon, May 13, 1957, page 1
1957 - May 16The last H-19B's from the 1370th Photo Mapping Group departed Vietnam after the dismantling of the HIRAN sites that had been established in Jan/Mar 1957. Journal, American Aviation Historical Society/Spring 1996
1957 - May 23A H-21 of the 5039th Air Transport Sq. at Elmendorf AFB, AK, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and four other unkn's crashed near Willow, AK, 85 miles north of Anchorage, seriously injuring one of the seven men aboard, Mr. Frank L. Russell. The Air Force said the helicopter's fall was caused by mechanical failure. The Salina Journal (Salina, KS.), Fri, May 24, page 1 & The Daily Herald (Provo, UT.), Fri, May 24, 1957, page 1
1957 - June 11A H-13 helicopter from the 3500 PTWg. at Bryan AFB, crewed by Lt. Frederick D. Rupp (P) and Lt. Richard Holliday (CP), crashed on a routine training misson killing both pilots. No other details are known at this time. The Brownsville Herald (Brownsville, TX) Wed, Jun 12, 1957, page 5
1957 - June 12An Air Force helicopter at Randolph AFB, TX. Crewed by Capt. Robert F. Sulliva (P) and A1C Robert L. Grimco (CC) crashed. A1C Grimco was killed in the crash and Capt. Sulliva was injured. No other details are known at this time. Lubbock Evening Journal (Lubbock, TX) Wed, Jun 12, 1957, page 1
1957 - June 13President Eisenhower becomes the first chief executive to fly in a helicopter as he takes off from the White House lawn in a USAF Bell UH-13J Sioux. Major Joseph E. Barrett flies the President a short distance to a military command post at a remote location as part of a military exercise. Air Force Magazine
1957 - June 27August 27; H-5's, H-19's and H-21's from 14th Air Force participated in humanitarian airlift operations to provide rescue and relief to victims of hurricane Audry which hit southwestern Louisiana on the morning of June 27, 1957. The USAF & Humanitarian Airlift Operations 1947-1994 by Daniel L. Haul
1957 - July 10A USAF helicopter from Edwards AFB, CA., crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (HM), rescued John Findley Scott from the 11,000 foot level in Knapsack Pass after he was injured in a 40 foot fall to a ledge while hiking with five other students. Tri-City Herald (Pasco, WA.), Wed, Jul 10, 1957, Page 1
1957 - July 22A USAF helicopter from Luke AFB, AZ. Crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM) located and recovered six University of Arizona and Arizona State College students who were overdue on a Salt River rafting trip. The six, Danald Vance, Milton Laflen, Ed Nymeyer, Paul White, Richard Daley and Larry McPherson were located and flown to their destination on the Globe-Young road near Rosevelt Lake. The Tucson Daily Citizen (Tucson, Arizona) – 23 Jul 1957, Tue, Page 7
1957 - August 17A USAF helicopter from Edwards AFB, CA., crewed by Capt. Robert G. Ferry (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) rescued a fisherman, Nelson Ross, after he had a heart attack while on a High Sierra fishing trip 30 miles northwest of Bishop, CA. and delivered him to Northern Inyo Hospital. No other details are available at this time. Redlands Daily Facts (Redlands, CA.), Mon, Aug 19, 1957, Page 1 & The San Bernardino County Sun (San Bernardino, CA.) Sun, Aug 18, 1957, Page 5
1957 - August 20A USAF H-19, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (HM), picked up Maj. David G. Simons when he landed his balloon gondola near the edge of a small lake near Ellendale, ND, about 120 miles southwest of Fargo, ND., after his 32-hour balloon trip to over 100,000 feet (about 19 miles) to the top of earth’s atmosphere. Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PN.) Wed, Aug 21, 1957, page 20
1957 - August 27An H-19 from the 53rd ARS rescued 22 seamen from a Norwegian ship, the Polarbjoern, trapped in the ice near Greenland.
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1957 - August 28An H-19 from the 55rd ARS at Thule AB, Greenland, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (HM), rescued 23 seamen from a Norwegian ship, the Polarbjoern, that had been trapped in the ice near Greenland for six days.
http://www.afsoc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070906-042.pdf & The Daily Journal (Commerce, TX.) Fri, Aug 30, 1957, Page 1
1957 - September 01A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (HM), rescued Lt. Col. Gouring and recovered the body of his skin diving companion, an Air Force Capt., from the turbulent waters off a Guam beach after their boat capsized. The two men had sailed their boat on a skin diving venture out beyond a coral reef into an area noted for its roughness. The Montana Standard (Butte, MT.) Mon, Sep 02, 1957, page 1
1957 - October 01The 1401st Helicopter Flight was re-designated as the 1001st Helicopter Flight at Andrews AFB, MD. http://www.popflock.com/learn?s=1st_Helicopter_Squadron
1957 - October 05The 21st Helicopter Sq. was inactivated at Donaldson AFB, SC. http://medlibrary.org/medwiki/21st_Special_Operations_Squadron
1957 - October 18A USAF helicopter from Elmendorf AFB, AK., crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (HM), picked up Dr. Pearson, his wife and three young children after their aircraft was forced down 90 miles northeast of Anchorage, AK.
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (Fairbanks, AK.) Sat, Oct 19, 1957, page 1
1957 - October 18A USAF helicopter from Lowry AFB, CO., crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (HM), picked up Maj. Merle Allen and Capt. Jack Martin after they had ejected from their fuel starved T-33 jet trainer about eight miles west of a Weld county farm near Roggen, CO. Greeley Daily Tribune (Greeley, CO.) Thu, Oct 10, 1057, page 1
1957 - November 06A USAF H-13 helicopter from Burlington AFB, crewed by Capt. Jake Amato (P) was brought in to aid in the search for the bodies of a man and his two children who are believed to have drowned in Big Tupper Lake on Saturday, October 26. The Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Thur. Nov. 7, 1957, Page 1
1957 - November 17SH-21 and SA-16 aircrews from the 71st ARS rescued four surviving aircrewmen and recovered six deceased aircrewmen from a TB-29 which crashed in the Talkeetna Mountains about 50 miles northeast of Anchorage, Alaska.
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1957 - December 12Two SH-19 aircrews from the 56th ARS saved 50 crewmen by hoisting them from the French freighter Pei-Ho, which ran aground near Casablanca, Morocco. http://www.afsoc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070906-042.pdf
1957 - December 16A SH-19 helicopter from Oxnard AFB, CA., crewed by Lt. Leland K. Kennedy (P), Capt. Royal W. Rudoloph Jr. (FS) and A2C Gerald C. Jones (HM), rescued Don M. Randall, Charles Parker and L. H. Bardeau, in rain and low hanging clouds, from a cliff about 200 ft. up on Anacapa Island off the coast of Oxnard, CA. Their 20-foot boat, the "Rock-n-Roll" had ran aground the day before in rough seas off the island and they had swam to the island and all three were suffering from exposure and shock. Press-Courier (Oxnard, CA.), Mon, Dec 16, 1957, Page 1
1957 - December 20A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (HM), rescued Bill Evans and David McClain from the turbulent Clackamas River near Estacada, OR. after their 17 foot boat capsized as they were try to shoot the rapids. Tri-City Herald (Pasco, WA.), Sun, Dec 22, 1957, Page 27
1958 - January 01A H-19, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), crashed into the ocean near Myrtle Beach, NC. while on a search mission for the bodies of a Tabor City, NC. doctor and his two young sons. The crew of three was unhurt. Florence Morning News (Florence, SC.), Thu, Jan 2, 1958, page 11
1958 - January 02A USAF helicopter from Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM) rescued Kenneth Turner who had became stuck when he tried to wade after some ducks he had shot in a marsh 20 miles south of Florence, AZ. Mr. Turner had been mired to his armpits for 20 hours when three youngsters heard his cries for help and notified the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office. Turner was take to a Florence hospital, where his condition was described as “pretty weak”. The Montana Standard (Butte, Montana) – Fri, Jan 03, 1958, Page 1
1958 - January 08A USAF helicopter from Oxnard AFB, CA., crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM) rescued a California Air National Guard F-86 pilot, Capt Walter R. Hoffman after he had ejected from his aircraft about five miles off the coast of Southern California. Redlands Daily Facts (Redlands, California) – Thu, Jan 9, 1958, Page 1
1958 - January 26A USAF helicopter from Oxnard AFB, CA., crewed by 1st Lt. Don Vavra (P) and A2C Gerald Wilson (FM) rescued three men, Eddie L. Hatton, Gordon A. Waldeck and Arthur S. Morris who had been adrift off the coast for more than 24 hours in their 22-foot fishing boat. This was a night rescue. Press-Courier (Oxnard, California) – Mon, Jan 27, 1958, Page 1
1958 - February 03An Air Force helicopter from Selfridge AFB, MI., crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), rescued two fishermen who became marooned on an ice floe in Lake St. Clair. Rescued were George Squillace and John Degrandis after they were spotted from shore and Macomb County deputies notified Selfridge Air Base which dispatched the helicopter. Ironwood Daily Globe (Ironwood, MI.) Tue, Feb 4, 1958, page 5
1958 - February 13An Air Force helicopter from 41st ARS at Hamilton Field, CA., crewed by Capt. L. G. Tullos (P), Capt. Dale Robertson (CP) and SSgt. J. L. Culvert (FM), picked up two U. S. Navy pilots who had bailed out of their Skyraider aircraft, near Point Arena, when the engine failed. The two Navy pilots were not injured and made their way to a nearby farm house. Less than an hour later the USAF helicopter picked them up, but shortly after the helicopter took off it developed engine trouble and Capt. Tullos was forced to make an emergency landing in a pasture. The sheriff's dept. dispatched cars to pick up the downed flyers. The helicopter crew awaited a maintenance crew from Hamilton Field to repair the troubled helicopter. Ukiah Daily Journal (Ukiah, CA.) Fri, Feb 14, 1958, page 1
1958 - February 18An USAF H-21 helicopter from Olmsted AFB, PA. crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (HM) rescued 34 Boy Scouts who had been stranded by deep snow at Camp Chiquetan, 11 miles from Lancaster, PA. No other details are know at this time. The Terre Haute Star (Terre Haute, IN.) Tue, Feb 18, 1958, page 1
1958 - February 18An USAF H-19 helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (HM) medevacked 14 year old Patrick Schott, who was stricken with a ruptured appendix to a hospital 25 miles away. Forty eight inch snowfall prevented any other means of transportation. No other details are know at this time. The Pantagraph (Bloomington, IL.) Tue, Feb 18, 1958, page 18
1958 - February 18An USAF H-19 helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (HM) medevacked expectant mother, Mrs. Verna Yellets of Paradise, PA., in a 15-minute trip, to St. Joseph's Hospital in Lancaster, PA., after her farm was snowed in. The Portsmouth Herald (Portsmouth, NH.) Wed, Feb 19, 1958, page 1
1958 - February 19An Air Force helicopter from Olmsted AFB crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (HM) made a number of mercy calls during a three and one-half days in flights over eastern Lebanon County bringing aid to the hardest hit victims of the Blizzard of '58. During this time they rescued a boy with a broken shoulder and brought a physician to the home of two infant’s blistered by contact with kerosene. Another Olmsted AFB helicopter, crewed by Capt. Victor Goudey (P), unkn (CP) and Sgt. Leonard Nicholson (HM), flew to the aid of Bachmanville residents. These were two of many mercy flight made throughout Eastern Pennsylvania by the Olmsted-based craft since the effects of the storm became known. Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA.) Thu, Feb 20, 1958, page 1
1958 - March 10A unknown type of USAF helicopter, possibly from Wurtsmith AFB, MI., crew unkn, rescued the uninjured F-102 pilot, Col Wilson, who made a belly landing in a rural area three miles south of Rogers City. The pilot was forced to stay with his plane when an explosion the plane’s after-burner tore a three-foot hole in the fuselage while flying at 40,000 feet and the ejector mechanism failed and prevented him from parachuting. Ironwood Daily Globe (Ironwood, Michigan) – Tue, Mar 11, 1958, Page 3
1958 - March 14A unknown type of USAF helicopter, from Greenville AFB, MS., crew unkn, rescued the two uninjured pilots, 1st Lt. Thomas J. Mannion and 1st Lt. John N. Lawrence, of a T-33, that had been involved in a mid-air collision with another T-33, after they ejected from their damaged aircraft in the vicinity of Dermoll, AR. The second T-33 was able to safely land back at Greenville AFB, MS. The Delta Democrat-Times (Greenville, Mississippi) – Sun, Mar 16, 1958, Page 1
1958 - March 25A unknown type of USAF helicopter, from Hill AFB, UT., crew unkn, rescued the two uninjured pilots, Maj. James B. Wagnor and 2nd Lt. Otto Pryear, from a Civil Air Patrol C-45 that was forced to make an emergency landing on a tiny island in the Great Salt Lake after running into a sudden snowstorm with the plane’s wings icing up. The Montana Standard (Butte, Montana) – Wed, Mar 26, 1958, Page 13
1958 - April 03An Air Force helicopter from the 46th ARS from Otis AFB, MA., crewed by Capt. William Peterson (P), Lt. William Taus (CP), Lt Elbert Clark (FS) and SSgt. William Gelinas (HM), located the crash site, on the southwest slope of Mt. Greylock, of a twin-engine Navy Beechcraft aircraft that went missing the day before and rescued the pilot, Cmdr. Robert D. Vandenberg. The co-pilot of the Navy aircraft was killed in the crash. The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, MA.) Thu, Apr 3, 1958, page 4
1958 - April 03An Air Force helicopter from Norton AFB, CA., crewed by Lt. William Olson (P), Lt. Leland Kennedy (CP) and unkn (HM), rescued four Hancock College freshman girls who became stranded when their home-made raft was grounded in the Santa Maria River. The girls were identified as Toni Bianechi, Sharon Kaukonen, Juanita Ardantz and Carolyn McBride. The spent 4 1/2 hours about 150 yards from shore before the arrival of the helicopter. The San Bernardino County Sun (San Bernardino, CA.) Fri, Apr 4, 1958, page 1
1958 - April 11An Air Force helicopter from Norton AFB, CA., crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (HM) rescued test pilot, Al Blackburn after he had successfully parachuted from his disabled F-100D Supersaber jet about 20 miles north of Barstow, CA. The San Bernardino County Sun (San Bernardino, CA.) Fri, Apr 12, 1958, page 17
1958 - April 24An Air Force helicopter crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (HM) rescued Mrs. Bruce Davis who had survived in a snow shelter near the wreckage of her and her husband’s aircraft that had crashed on April 21st in the Malheur National Forest 30 miles west of John Day, OR. Her husband had hiked out from the snow covered mountain crash site for three days to find help and get his wife rescued. The News-Review (Roseburg, OR.) Fri, Apr 25, 1958, page 1
1958 - April 28An H-5 from Griffiss AFB, NY, piloted by Capt. James A. Nolan, crashed. The base public information officer said Nolan had taken off on a local flight. No other details are known at this time. The Times Record (Troy, NY), Fri, Apr 18, 1958, page 25
1958 - May 05An H-21 of the 71st Air Rescue Squadron at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, crewed by 1st Lt. John C. Artley (P), 1st Lt. Paul H. D. Wilson (CP), TSgt. Everett R. Culver (FM) and TSgt. Daniel M. Coleman (MT) hit a high tension wire and crashed into the Knik River 25 miles northeast of Elmendorf. 1st Lt. Wilson, TSgt. Culver and TSgt. Coleman were killed in the crash with 1st Lt. Artley surviving the crash. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (Fairbanks, AK) Tue, May 06, 1968, page 9
1958 - July 24An SH-21 crew from the 55th ARS attempted to pick up 13 survivors of a C-54 accident at Polar Research Site #2, Greenland. The first SH-21 experienced engine failure at the research site, and a second SH-21 was dispatched. The second SH-21, crewed by 1st Lt. Harry J. Dewald (P), 2nd Lt. Eugene Sullivan (CP), SSgt. John B. Mustain (FM), A3C John H. Depew (FM) crashed near the site, killing the crew and U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Aames A. Alger III. Eventually, the pilot of the downed C-54 was evacuated by an Army L-20, and twelve survivors and five deceased were removed by a weasel train to Thule AB, Greenland. The Troy Record (Troy, NY.), Mon, Jul 28, 1958, page 1 &
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1958 - August 01An Air Force H-21 #53-4401 from Goose Bay, Labrador crashed about 100 miles from Goose Bay while on a recreational fishing trip. It appears that Chief of Staff General Tom White may have been aboard as one of the passengers. There is no indication of any injuries. No other details are known at this time. The Express (Lock Haven, PA) Thu, Aug 7, 1958, page 8
1958 - August 08An SH-19 assigned to the 53rd ARS made a night pickup from the atomic submarine Nautilus after it had successfully completed a crossing under the polar ice cap. http://www.afsoc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070906-042.pdf
1958 - September 04A H-21 form Hill AFB, UT., crewed by Capt. Purcell A. Reary (P), 2nd Lt. Edward L. Radford (CP) and SSgt. Charles D. Soules (CC), crash about 18 miles south of Dugway Proving Grounds. They had rescued a man who had been severely injured by an arrow while on a hunting trip in the vicinity of Simpson Mountain. They had picked up the injured hunter and the hunting party and were attempting to take off when they had a power failure at about 20 feet in the air. The helicopter crash and rolled onto its side. None of the crew and passengers were injured in the crash, however after the crash a doctor on the helicopter pronounced the injured hunter dead from the arrow injury. The Daily Herald (Provo, UT) Thu, Sep 4, 1958 page 1
1958 - September 19An SH-19 crew from the 57th ARS saved 48 persons from the Portuguese ship Arne Z, aground off Santa Maria Island, Azores.
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1958 - November 19A unknown type of USAF helicopter, from Holloman AFB, NM., crewed by Capt. Ronald G. Hansen (P), Capt. Jack H. Patterson (CP), unkn (FM) and Capt. Leslie E. Eason (FS), rescued an injured hunter from a mountain lodge in the Sacramento Mountains near Alamogordo, NM. El Paso Herald-Post (El Paso, Texas) – Thu, Nov 20, 1958, Page 13
1958 - October 06A unknown type of USAF helicopter from the 71st ARS, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM) located and rescued three men, Jefferson Parham, George Brunmett and Joe Tomczak, who had survive their aircraft crash ten days before. The trio had left a note in the crashed aircraft and had stated to out on foot to locate civilization at Unalakeleet, AK. They were found just a few miles west of the wreckage, apparently suffering only from exposure and frostbite and were taken to Unalakleet. The Plain Speaker (Hazleton, Pennsylvania) – Tue, Oct 7, Page 24
1958 - December 06A Air Force helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (HM) rescued 3 marooned duck hunters, Jack Halstrom, John B. Toy and Walter L. Toy, Saturday night from a duck blind off Wade's Point near Easton, MD. No other details are known at this time. The Daily Times (Salisbury, MD.) Mon, Dec 8, 1958, page 8
1958 - December 25SH-19's from the 56th ARS evacuated 37 persons form flooded areas near Tazik Morocco. http://www.afsoc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070906-042.pdf
1959 - February 12A unknown type of USAF helicopter spotted and rescued Lonnie Worth near a summer cabin where he had taken refuge against the sub-zero weather, four days after his plane crashed in a snowstorm. His wife Marian had died of injuries and exposure after the crash landing of their plane on Leech Lake. Monroe Evening Times (Monroe, Wisconsin) – Fri, Feb 13, 1959, Page 6
1959 - March 07A USAF helicopter from Fairchild Air Force Base, WA., crewed by Lt. Kenneth G. Fauteck (P), A1C Marlice D. Ray (FM) and SSgt. William A. McDonnell (MT), were killed when their helicopter crashed into the Spokane River, after hitting high tension wires strung across the River Canyon, while on a search mission for a missing 9 year old girl. Two other crew members on the helicopter survived with painful, but not serious injuries, they are Airman Michael R. Holloway and St. James L. Fisher. The San Bernardino County Sun (San Bernardino, CA.) Sun, Mar 8, 1959, page 1
1959 - March 17Two USAF helicopter from Sidi Slimane Air Base, Morocco, one piloted by Capt. William M. Knowlton (P) and the other by 1st Lt. Barry Frank (CP) rescued 13 crewmen from the Italian tanker Lisa, which ran aground in high seas about 50 miles southwest of Casablanca. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times (Corpus Christi,Texas) – Tue, Mar 17, 1959, Page 9
1959 - March 22A USAF helicopter from Misawa AB, Japan, pulled four Japanese fishermen to safety moments before their small ship sank in heavy seas off the northern Japanese coast. No other details are known at this time. Anderson Herald (Anderson, Indiana) – Tue, Mar 24, 1959, Page 2
1959 - May 02CH-21B #53-4383 from Otis AFB, MA., crewed by C. B. Jeannes (P), and Frank Kelley (CP) ditched in the Atlantic Ocean, some 70 miles east of, MA., while returning to Otis AFB from a re-supply mission to Texas Tower 2. All 8 aboard were rescued by a second CH-21B that was part of this mission. The Bridgeport Post (Bridgeport, CN.) Sun, May 3, 1959, page 77 & http://cgibin.rcn.com/jeremy.k/cgibin/gzUsafSearch.pl?target=&content=H-21 & http://usafhpa.org/20poniesnew/FrankKelly2.html
1959 - May 16A H-43A #58-1831 at James Connally AFB, TX., crewed by Lt. James Greenway and SSgt. Jimmy Haddox crashed on the runway during an airshow at the base. It hit the runway losing both rotors, its wheels and other smaller pieces. It bounced, slipped on its side and started its long skid along the runway and caught fire. Both crew members evacuated with no injury. The aircraft was destroyed by the impact and the ensuring fire. Waco Tribune-Herald (Waco, Texas) – Sun, May 17, 1959, page 1
1959 - May 17A H-19 from Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ., crewed by Capt. Robert G. Johnson (P), Maj. William S. Hodge (CP) and TSgt. Richard F. Butler (MT) rescued two men, Lonnie Davidson and R. V. Powell who had been injured and stranded in a desolate area of south central Arizona for five days after their small aircraft had crashed. The two men were flown to a Tucson hospital. Oswego Palladium-Times (Oswego, New York) – Mon, May 18, 1959, Page 1
1959 - June 07The 58th ARS at Wheelus AB, Libya dispatched an SH-19, crewed by Capt. Merle A. Clapsaddle (P), Capt. Wilber W. Loud (CP) and SSgt. James N. Potter, to rescue seven survivors of a ditched SC-47 in the Mediterranean Sea, approximately 60 miles north of Wheelus AB, Libya. The seven survivors, located in waves cresting between 15 and 25 feet, were hoisted to the helicopter. Due to the total weight, the pilot could only attain an altitude of 200 feet during the return trip. http://www.afsoc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070906-042.pdf & the book “A History Of The Air Rescue Service”
1959 - June 28USAF helicopter from surrounding Air Force Base were pressed into action to evacuate burn victims from an exploding butane train tank car that was crossing a wooden trestle over a recreational swimming area on the Ogeechee River when it exploded sending a mass of flames over swimmers, sunbathers, boaters and picnickers below. 17 were killed, scores of others were injured, some 15 of them seriously. The evening Standard (Uniontown, Pennsylvania – Mon, Jun 29, 1959, Pages 1 & 6
1959 - July 06A USAF helicopter piloted by 1st Lt. James Berryhill rescued a dangerously ill woman from a lonely island off the coast of Scotland and flew her to a hospital. No other details are known at this time. The Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona) – Tue, Jul 7, 1959, Page 18
1959 - July 07A USAF H-21 from Ladd AFB, AK, crwed by Capt. Oscar A. Yznaga (P) and A1C Martin Norman (FM) performed a dramatic rescue of a 10-year-old boy who was stranded on top of a huge log jam in the rain-swollen waters of the Salcha River near Fairbanks, Alaska. They were afraid that landing on the logs would dump the boy into the river, so Capt. Yznaga hovered the helicopter easing only one wheel of the craft onto a log, leaving the other suspended in the air. A1C Norman leaned out and grabbed the boy and hauled him in. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Tue, Jul 7, 1959, page 3 & Pasadena Independent (Pasadena, California) – Wed, Jan 27, 1960, Page 2
1959 - July 09A H-19 from Kingsley Field, OR., crewed by 1st Lt. Michael Langford (P) and Col. Jack W. Williams (CP), crashed in a wooded area near the shores of Klamath Lake on a routine flight to inspect a site for a recreation area for personnel stationed at Kingsley Field. Aboard the helicopter besides the pilot were the Commander of Kingsley AFB, (acting as co-pilot), Col. Jack. W. Williams, Maj. William Hicks, Maj. John Scarboro and Maj. Eugene Hollway. The five escaped with only scratches, but the helicopter was called a total loss. The Oregon Statesman (Salem, OR.), Fri, Jul 10, 1959, page 1
1959 - July 14USAF helicopters rescued 39 Japanese from flooded villages in south and west Japan. Torrential rains have taken a toll of 34 dead, 53 injured and 39 missing in those areas. No other details are known at this time. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (Lubbock, Texas) – Wed, Jul 15, 1959, Page 1
1959 - July 14A USAF helicopter flew an Alaska Railroad brakeman, Charles Maines, who had fell beneath and engine and suffered a broken pelvis to a Fairbanks hospital. No other details are known at this time. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Wed, Jul, 15, 1969, Page 7
1959 - July 14A USAF helicopter from Laredo AFB, TX., crew unkn, rescued the pilot of a T-38 jet trainer who had ejected from his aircraft near Oilton, about 34 miles east of Laredo. No other details are known at this time. Corsicana Semi-Weekly Lithe (Corsicana, Texas) – Fri, Jul 17, 1959, Page 10
1959 - July 16The 20th Helicopter Sq. relocates from Sewart AFB, TN., to Myrtle Beach AFB, SC., was deactivated.
http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents.20thSOS/history2.pdf
1959 - July 18A USAF helicopter in Alaska, crew unkn, rescued a 15-year-old boy who had received head injuries when he fell 50 feet while mountain climbing with a Bible camp group and rushed him to The Anchorage hospital. No other details are known at this time. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Thu, Jul 23, 1959, Page 4
1959 - July 22A USAF helicopter from Niagara Falls AFB, NY., crewed by Maj. Leo J. Carbonneau (P), Capt. Victor H. Hanf (CP) and SSgt. John E. Tinsman, crashed into a sandbar in the Genesee River Gorge in the Letchworth State Park killing all three crew members. The helicopter's blades became entangled in high tension wires, flipping the machine over before it plowed into the sand bar. The helicopter was on a search mission for a missing university professor, Dr. Walter Bloor who was found safe shortly after the crash. The Bristol Daily Courier (Bristol, PA.), Thu, Jul 23, 1959, page 1
1959 - July 27A USAF helicopter from Hamilton ARB, CA., crew unkn, rescued an injured San Francisco deer hunter, Leroy Douglas, from a rugged canyon near Geyserville and flew him out of the canyon to Franklin Hospital in San Francisco. No other details are known at this time. Daily Independent Journal (San Rafael, California) – Tue, Jul 28, 1959, Page 2
1959 – August 12An unknown type of USAF helicopter from Malmstrom AFB, MT., crew unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), medevacked, Howard Upham, a soldier home on leave, from Browning to Great Fals, for treatment of injuries he suffered in a auto accident on Highway 2 about five miles west of East Glacier. The Daily Inter Lake (Kalispell, Montana) – Wed, Aug 12, 1959, Page 12
1959 – August 12An unknown type of USAF helicopter from Luke AFB, AZ., crew Lt. L. D. Jones (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), medevacked a 6 year old Havasu Indian child who had suffered a basal skull fracture in a fall in mile deep Supai Canyon. To make the pickup of the child the pilot made the dangerous descent into the canyon after dark and with a misty rain falling and then flew the child to a hospital in Williams. Arizona Daily Sun (Flagstaff, Arizona) – Wed, Aug 12, 1959, Page 1
1959 – August 12An unknown type of USAF helicopter, crew unkn, picked up the pilot, 1st Lt. Patrick N. Swenson, from the Keystone ranger station, after he had ejected, at 18,000 feet, from his F-100 that had suffered hydraulic control system failure. The Montana Standard (Butte, Montana) – Thu, Aug 13, 1959, Page 26
1959 - August 18At 8:27 a.m. Hill AFB dispatched an H-21 from the 2849th Air Base Wing, crewed by Lt. Earl H. May (P), Lt. Zane L. Lantz (CP) and unkn (FM) to the West Yellowstone, MT. area to assist in the rescue effort of a reported 150 persons who have been isolated by an earth quake. Other units known to have been involved in this operation were from the 41st ARS, Hamilton AFB, CA., 3638th Flying Training Squdron, Stead AFB, UT. and the 4061st Support Group, Malmstrom AFB, MT. provided a H-19 piloted by 1st Lt. Robert Hennessy and 2nd Lt. James W. McElhaney. No other details are known at this time. The Ogden Standard-Examiner, Ogden, UT., Tuesday Evening, August 18, 1959
1959 – August 21An unknown type of USAF helicopter from Elmendorf AFB, AK, crew unkn, rescued the pilot of an aircraft he had landed on the Knik Glacier and was unable to takeoff due to thawing on the glacier. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Fri, Aug 21, 1959, Page 10
1959 - August 25A H-21 from Thule AB, Greenland, crewed by Capt. James H. Ozier (P), Capt. Dale W. Robertson (CP) crashed near Thule AB killing the crew and five passengers on board. No other details are known at this time. Abilene Reporter-News (Abilene, TX) Thu. Aug 27, 1959
1959 - September 04A H-21B from Goose Bay, Labrador, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) crashed while on a return flight from Hopedale. No other details are known at this time. The Evening Independent (Massillon, OH) Sat. Sep 5, 1959, page 2
1959 - September 11A USAF helicopter from Nellis AFB, NV., crewed by 1st Lt. Ronald F. Riggs (P), SSgt. Harland V. Mills (FM) and A1C Terry A. Jones (FM), crashed and burned near Nellis killing the three crew members. There was no explanation for the crash which occurred on a routine training flight. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times (Corpus Christi, TX.), Sat, Sep 12, 1959, page 3
1959 - October 19The 33rd ARS evacuated 29 crewmen from the Japanese vessel Zenko Maru, which had foundered on the Tori Shima reef. Captain Herbert L. Mattox, Jr., piloting an SH-19, later received the 1959 Cheney Award as a result of this rescue. http://www.afsoc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070906-042.pdf
1959 - October 23An unknown type of USAF helicopter from Malmstrom AFB, MT., crew unkn, rescued a hunter, Stanley Warner, who had been thrown from a horse and suffered a back injury in a wilderness area near Giblson Dam. Mr. Warner was taken to a Great Falls hospital. The Montana Standard (Butte, Montana) – Sat, Oct 24, 1959, Page 12
1959 - November 04An USAF helicopter from Ethian Allen Air Base in Burlington, VT., crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM) rescued Brig. Gen. Charles M. Bear who had been injured when the twin engine plane he was a passenger in developed engine trouble and was forced to make a emergency landing in a field. The Times Record (Troy, New York) – Thu, Nov 5, 1959, Page 4
1959 - December 09A H-43 Huskie at Brookfield, CN., crewed by Maj. William J. Davis (P) and Capt. Walter J. Hodgson (CP) was flown to a helicopter record altitude of 21,952 feet. Air Force Space Command fb post
1959 – December 12A unknown type of USAF helicopter from Elmendorf AFB, AK, crew unkn, rescued two survivors, John Amick and Robert Rasmussen, from a small plane crash that had occurred two days before. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Mon, Dec 14, 1959, Page 1
1959 – December 15A unknown type of USAF helicopter, crew unkn, rescued two crewmembers, Capt. William B. Harris and 1st Lt. David B. Morris, from the remote Main woods, that had ejected from their B-52 the night before, when it had a collision with a KC-97 tanker during refueling operations. Both the B-52 and the tanker were able to safely land. The Daily Courier (Connellsville, Pennsylvania) – Thu, Dec 17, 1959, Page 21
1959 – December 18A unknown type of USAF helicopter from Kincheloe AFB, MI., crew unkn, rescued the pilot, Capt. Roy N. Minor, 42 miles northeast of a radar station at Pagwa, Ontario, after he and his co-pilot, 1st Lt. Theodore C. Adams after they had ejected from their B-47 when it had a mid-air collision with a F-102. The search continues for the pilot of the F-102. The Bonham Daily Favorite (Bonham, Texas) – Fri, Dec 18, 1959, Page 1
1959 – December 18A H-21 USAF helicopter from Luke AFB, AZ., crewed by 1st Lt. Roy Briebelbis (P), 1st Lt. Richard Cowles (CP) and A1C Francis Shoenstein (FM), rescued George De Gele who had been stranded overnight standing up in the snow in waist deep drifts on Bill Williams Mountain. When rescued he was rushed to Williams Hospital in very bad condition with his legs and feet frozen stiff and beginning to blacken with severe frostbite and in considerable pain. Arizona Daily Sun (Flagstaff, Arizona) – Wed, Dec 30, 1959, Page 1
1960 - February 09A USAF helicopter, crewed by Capt. Richard A. Humes (P) and Capt. William Mathes (CP), crashed, seven miles southeast of San Antonio, seriously injuring both men. No other details are known at this time. The Vernon Daily Record (Vernon, TX.), Tue, Feb 9, 1960, page 5
1960 - March 08The 20th Helicopter Sq. at Myrtle Beach, SC., was deactivated. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents.20thSOS/history2.pdf
1960 - March 20A National Guard helicopter from Hancock Field, Syracuse, crewed by Lt. Walter C. Lorenz (P) and Lt. Charles H. Holiday Jr., overturned as they attempted a practice landing in a farm field about a mile east of Wolf Road in the town of Colonie. The crew only suffered cuts and bruises. The troy Record (Troy, NY.), Mon, Mar 21, 1960, page 20
1960 - June 07A USAF helicopter from Langley AFB, VA. was at Patuxent River NAS, Md. where it had just successfully rescued two crew members of a FAA B-57 who had ditched near Great Mills, Md. While preparing to take-off, after delivering the two B-57 crew members, a Navy F8U Crusader launched from a steam catapult crashed into the helicopter killing the two crew members, 1st Lt. Frank A. Williams (P) and SSgt. Clyde Chathams (FM) in the helicopter and two Navy men standing nearby. Independent (Long Beach, CA.) Wed. Jun 8, 1960, page 1
1960 - July 18A USAF helicopter crewed by Lt. George Crawford (P) and Capt. James R. A. Sanders (Obsv) was hit eight times by Congolese machine gun bullets while searching for white refugees at Inkisi, south of Leopoldville, in the Congo. No other details are known at this time. Wisconsin State Journal, 19 July 1960, page 1
1960 - July 20A USAF H-21 helicopter from Reese AFB, TX., crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (CC), rescued Phillip Reeves, 22, from a window 230 feet above the ground on a concrete grain elevator that had exploded and was burning fiercely. No other details are known at this time. Statesville Record and Landmark, 20 Jul 1960, page 8
1960 - July 24A USAF H-21 helicopter from Perrin AFB, TX., crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (CC), rescued Jack Dean, 25, from his 7-hour roost in a gum tree above a raging Mountain Fork River where he was forced to climb from a sudden surge in the river. No other details are known at this time. The Odessa America, 25, July 1960, page 11
1960 - August 05A USAF helicopter from Misawa AFB, Japan., crewed by Capt. Phillip Rice (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (CC), rescued three casualties from a train that had been derailed by a landslide south of Misawa and then they delivered food to the remaining passengers and crewmen of the train. No other details are known at this time. Independent, 5 Aug 1960, page 42
1960 - August 10A HH-43B from Stead AFB, NV., crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (CC), rescued threeClay Sherman, 46, at night from a remote mountain area west of Lake Tahoe after he was thrown from his horse and suffered a broken collarbone and possible internal injuries. No other details are known at this time. Independent, 5 Aug 1960, page 42
1960 - August 17A USAF helicopter from Stead AFB, NV., crewed by Lt. K. V. Hall (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (CC), rescued USN Cmdr. L. O. Fortner after he ejected from his aircraft when it had a flame out about 50 miles northwest of Fallon. Lt. Hall's helicopter ran out of fuel before completing the mission and another helicopter for Stead AFB, NV. was sent to assist. No other details are known at this time. The Emporia Gazette, 18 Aug 1960, page 1
1960 - August 23A USAF helicopter from Lowry AFB, CO., crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (CC), rescued critically injured and paralyzed, Mrs. Bonnie Shutts, 24, from the wilderness in the jagged White Mountains of northwest Colorado after Piper Tri-Pacer she was in crashed on August 21, 1960. No other details are known at this time. Eureka Humboldt Standard, 23 Aug 1960, Page 3
1960 - August 31A USAF helicopter from Edwards AFB, CA., crewed by Maj. Walter Hodgson (P), Capt. Paul Balfe (CP), unkn (CC) and Capt. Merle Wampler (FS), rescued pneumonia stricken hiker, Leonard Myrup, 26, when it landed amid 100-foot tall trees in Vendetta Meadow, 9,700 feet high in Kings Canyon National Park in the Sierra Nevada. Then a few minutes later their helicopter set down in Scafold Meadows, 13 miles away, and picked up Mrs. Beverly Hollomon, 45, who had fallen from a horse and it was feared to have suffered a hip fracture. No other details are known at this time. Arizona Republic, 31 Aug 1960, Page 11
1960 - September 09H-19B #52-7588 of the 42nd CSG at Loring AFB, ME., crewed by Capt. Robert J. Brejcha (P), 1Lt Jerry Crupper (CP), A1C Bobby Mixon (FM) and A1C W.J. McDougal, crashed near Limestone, receiving serious damage, when it had an engine failure during simulated forced landing training. None of the crew were injured. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Loring_AFB/conversations/topics/15918
1960 - September 09A USAF helicopter from Malmstrom AFB, MT., crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (CC), rescued an elk hunter, Friday Alexander, who had suffered a paralyzing stroke in the Slough Creek area on the Park-Sweet County line. No other details are known at this time. The Daily Inter Lake, Kalispell, MT, 11 Sep 1960, Page 2
1960 - September 20An USAF helicopter from Hill AFB, UT.., crewed by unk (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (CC), rescued a bow hunter, Ralph Harrison, 55, who had suffered a broken leg when his horse fell on him on September 19, 1960 and was also suffering from exposure after spending the night laying on the mountainside in the Diamond Peak area, east of Soda Springs, ID. No other details are known at this time. Idaho State Journal, 20 Sep 1960, Page 1
1960 - September 22An Air Force helicopter of the 49th TFWg. Helicopter Branch at Ramstein AB, GR., crewed by 1st Lt. Elvin C. Ely (P), unkn (CP), unkn (CC), at night and in foggy weather conditions, rescued the pilot of a F-101 that had crashed on a mountain top near Phalsbourg, France, about 50 miles from Ramstein. The helicopter searched from 1 1/2 hours for the missing pilot, finally spotting him by a small fire he had built. The Daily Chronicle, Centralia-Chehalls, WA. 20 Feb 1961, page 2
1960 - October 12A HH-43B helicopter from Francis E. Warren AFB, WY.., crewed by 1st Lt. Gerald O. Young (P), 1st Lt. Richard L. VanAllen (CP) and A1C Joel A. Grieshaber (passenger), escaped serious injury when their helicopter crashed while landing a Atlas Missile site #4, about 17 miles west of Cheyenne, near Granite Canyon and U.S. Highway 30 between Cheyenne and Laramie. The helicopter did not burn but was heavily damaged. No other details are known at this time. Greeley Daily Tribune, 13 Oct 1960, Page 7
1960 - October 17A USAF helicopter from Chennault AFB, LA., crewed by Capt. Ernest B. Smith (P), unkn (CP) and MSgt. Geoffrey Gustin (CC), MSgt. Edwin Hobson (MT) and SSgt. Kenneth Farmer (MT), rescued Alban E. Rolen, 21, who had suffered back injuries while working on a pipeline in a swampy region along English Bayou north of Lake Charles. No other details are known at this time. Lake Charles America-Press, 18 Oct 1960, Page 2
1960 - October 27A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (CC), rescued, by hoist, William Kelly, a hunter who had been lost in the Adirondack woodlands for two days and two nights when his "SOS" stamped in the snow was spotted by a plane. No other details are known at this time. The Kingston Daily Freeman, 28 Oct 1960, Page 14
1960 - November 21A possible USAF helicopter crash occurred in the Sacramento Mountains near Holloman AFB, NM on this date while searching for a missing 19 year old hunter, Errol Flynn of Alamogordo. The crew only received minor injuries. No other details are known at this time. El Paso Herald-Post, 22 Nov 1960, Page 2
1960 - December 03A USAF helicopter rescued three USN sailors who had been swept out to sea trying to save a fourth sailor who had fell into the sea while walking along the rugged beach near Andersen AFB, Guam. No other details are known at this time. The Arizona Republic, 5 Dec 1960, Page 10
1961 - January 21An Air Force helicopter from Elmendorf AFB, AK rescued a couple from their homestead in the Anchor Point area about 120 miles southwest of Anchorage, AK, who were trapped by flood waters. No other details are known at this time. Independent Star-News, Pasadena, CA. Jan 22, 1961, page 1
1961 - February 07A H-21 from Griffiss AFB, NY, crewed by 2nd Lt. Robert L. Merna (P), Maj. John L. Guthrie (CP), James C. Ross (CC) and Joseph Ianni (MT) rescued Miss Virginia DiMitor, who was seriously ill and suffered a possible stroke, from her snowbound log cabin in the town of LaFayette, NY. The Post-Standard, Syracuse, NY, pages 1 & 12
1961 - February 01The National Search And Rescue (SAR) plan assinged the Local Base Rescue mission to the Air Rescue Service (ARS) and the implementing plan specified the transfer date of the inland SAR function ARS from CONAC.
https://www.ragay.nl/kaman-h-43-huskie/h-43-usaf-units-conus
1961 - February 09An Air Force helicopter crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (CC), rescued a Loma Linda, CA. 18 year old Thunderbird Academy student, Gary Duff, whose light plane had crashed in an isolated canyon 30 miles southwest of Flagstaff, AZ. Redlands Daily Facts, 10 Feb 1961, page 5
1961 - February 12An Air Force helicopter at Tyndall AFB, FL., crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), A3C Marvin Eads (FM), crashed while on a training flight due to a mechanical defect. A3C Eads and two officers were injured. Anderson Daily Bulletin (Anderson, IN.) Fri, Feb 17, 1961 page 14
1961 - February 16The CONAC RCC's at Robins AFB, GA, at Hensley NAS, Dallas, TX and at Hamilton AFB, GA were renamed Eastern (EARC), Central (CARC) and Western (WARC), respectively. The RCC's at Mitchel AFB, NY and Selfridge AFB, MI were discontinued on the same date. https://www.ragay.nl/kaman-h-43-huskie/h-43-usaf-units-conus
1961 - March 25A USAF helicopter from the 4500th Operation Squadron at Langley AFB, VA., crewed by Capt. Carl G. Layman (P), unkn (CP), Sgt. Grady Dunn (FE) and Sgt. M. S. Hambright (MT), rescued three men, Claude Litman, William Richardson and Vaught Langon, from a sinking 65 foot trawler "E. W. Hopkins" in the Chesapeake Bay near the mouth of the Rappahannock River. No other details are known at this time. The Progress-Index (Petersburg, VA), 26 Mar 1961, Page 1
1961 - March 27A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FE), rescued Perry Dye, 40 and Billie Stouffere, 25, who had been snowbound in a mountain cave about 15 miles southwest of Castle Rock, CO when their car stalled in snowdrifts on Rampart Range on March 25. No other details are known at this time. Santa Cruz Sentinel, 27 Mar 1961, Page 1
1961 - March 28A USAF helicopter from Ramey AFB, PR., crewed by Capt. Jack Custer (P), unkn (CP) and Sgt. Don Henderson (FE), rescued nine year old Janice Nadler, who had been missing for 18 hours when she became separated from her father while on a stroll through a wooded area, from a dangerous 1,400 foot cliff near the city of Mayaguez. No other details are known at this time. The Laredo Times (Laredo, TX), 29 Mar 1961, Page 1
1961 - March 28A USAF H-19A helicopter from Selfridge AFB, MI, crewed by 1st Lt. Bill Smith (P), 2nd Lt. L. E. Heeter (CP) and unkn (FE), made an emergency landing on the farm of E. S. Brady, about 11 miles northeast of Dyess, TX. The helicopter was not damaged and was towed to Dyess AFB, TX for repairs. After clutch assembly repairs it left Dyess AFB, TX., on March 29, 1961, to continue its flight from Selfridge AFB, MI to Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ. No other details are known at this time. Abilene Reporter-News (Abilene, TX), 29 Mar 1961, Page 34
1961 - April 10A USAF HH-43B helicopter from Sandia Base in Albuquerque, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FE), rescued one of five known survivors, SSgt. Manuel Mieras, from a B-52 that had been accidentally shot down by a National Guard F-100 on April 08, 1961. Sgt. Mieras was found in a sheepherder's cabin where he had sought shelter for high winds and 10 degree above zero temperatures. No other details are known at this time. The Emporia Gazette (Emporia, KS), 10 Apr 1961, Page 5
1961 - April 19A USAF H-21 helicopter at Indian Springs AAF, NV., crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), crashed while attempting a takeoff in 50 mile per hour winds. The H-21 crashed and turned over and two Officer standing nearby, 1st Lt. Fred D. Wolf and Army Col. Wayne E. Downing were hit and killed by flying debris from the crashing helicopter and one other officer, Col. Mark H. Gilman, standing nearby was also injured. There were no injuries to the H-21 crew. Hobbs Daily News-Sun (Hobbs, NM.) Thu, Apr 20, 1961, page 4
1961 - May 08A USAF HH-43B helicopter from Kirtland AFB, NM., crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FE), rescued Roy Phillips, 24, from a river bank deep inside the walls of Otowi Canyon some six miles north of Cochiti Dam after his rubber raft had capsized in the swift Rio Grande on May 07, 1961. No other details are known at this time. Clovis News-Journal (Clovis, NM), 8 May 1961, Page 1
1961 - May 10A USAF H-21 helicopter from Luke AFB, NM., crewed by Lt. Carroll Wright (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FE), that was part of a two helicopter flight en-route from Luke AFB, NM to Hill AFB, UT., crashed and burned in central Utah. The crew escaped without serious injury. No other details are known at this time. Arizona Republic, 11 May 1961, Page 37
1961 - May 24A USAF HH-43B, crewed by Capt. Walter C. McMeen (stationed at Luke AFB, AZ) set a new altitude mark of 25,814 feet. The previous record of 24,491 feet was held by the Russians. No other details are known at this time. Daily Independent Journal, 25 May 1961, Page 18
1961 - May 30A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FE), evacuated a Lima, OH. man, Edward Haumesser, 59, from St. Joseph Island, Ont. after he had a heart attack while hunting on the island. No other details are known at this time. The Evening Independent, 31 May 1961, Page 16
1961 - June 14A USAF H-21 helicopter from Tyndall AFB, FL, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FE), evacuated two brothers, Dr. L. M. Richards, 28, and Erick Richards, 30, from the yacht "All Alone", 90 miles southeast of Panama City, FL., that had spotted them and rescued them from the Gulf of Mexico where they had survived 10 days in a one man raft after their aircraft had caught fire and they ditched it. No other details are known at this time. The News-Palladium, 14 June 1961, Page 17
1961 - June 16A USAF helicopter from Ellsworth AFB, FL, crewed by Capt. Bernie Womble (P), 1st Lt. J. K. Leen (CP) and unkn (FE), rescued Edward Parker, 36, and Roberta Johnson, 20, after their light civilian plane crashed in the Badlands near Wall, SD. No other details are known at this time. Lead Daily Call, 17 June 1961, Page 5
1961 - July 02An HH-43B crewed by 1st Lt. William A. Luther (P) and MSgt. Lawrence G. Seckley rescued a injured woman mountain climber, Mrs. Doris Martz, 46, from the face of Wilmonot Peak, WA., about 50 miles east of Everett, WA. The HH-43B crew was later awarded the Cheney Award for 1961. The Oregon Statesman (Salem, Oregon, 3 Jul 1961, page 2 & http://www.afsoc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070906-042.pdf
1961 - July 07CH-21B #53-4379 crashed while on a search mission in the mountains NW of Denver, CO. The helicopter was destroyed by the impact and subsequent fire. No injuries among the four crew members aboard.
http://cgibin.rcn.com/jeremy.k/cgi-bin/gzUsafSearch.pl?target=&content=H-21
1961 - July 10An USAF helicopter crewed by 1st Lt. Dennis M. Chase (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (CC), braved heavy fog to rescue Becky Joan Roever, a 12 year old girl who had wondered away from her parents along the rugged northern Oregon coastal terrain, from the base of a 1,000 foot cliff overhanging the Pacific Ocean. She had been missing for three days and was recovered in what was described as "fairly good condition". Redlands Daily Facts (Redlands, CA.), 11 Jul 1961, page 1
1961 - August 26An USAF helicopter from Langley AFB, VA., crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (CC), rescued the pilot, Capt. Holcombe A. J. Hughes, after he ejected from his F-84F, while on a training flight, near Lively, VA. The Progress-Index (Petersburg, VA.), 27 Aug 1961, page 14
1961 - August 27An H-43B from Stead AFB, NV., crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (CC), rescued the boat pilot, Rex Manchester, of "Miss Spokane" when it flipped one lap from the finish of the Gold Cup Hydroplane Championship race at Pyramid Lake, near Reno, NV. Ukiah Daily Journal (Ukiah, CA.), 29 Aug 1961, page 8
1961 - September 18A CH-21B #53-4348 from AST 5 at Santarem, Brazil, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), crashed at HIRAN Ground Station 19, in a remote jungle clearing 80 nautical miles NE of Santarem, Brazil. The helicopter was destroyed by a post-crash fire. The only injury to the crew was a badly sprained ankle on the pilot. AFHRA Archives at Maxwell AFB, AL. by Charles Alvis
1961 - September 24An HH-43B from Seymour-Johnson AFB, NC., crewed by Capt. J. C. Armstrong Jr. (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (CC), using its rotor downwash to suppress the flames of a USAF Thunderbird's C-123 "Provider", carrying members of the US Army's sky-diving parachute team, that had crashed on takeoff, allowing 12 crew members and passengers of the C-123 to be rescued. Three onboard the C-123 were killed in the crash and fire. The Daily Herald (Jasper, IN.), 25 Sep 1961, page 1
1961 - October 03An H-19 from Malmstrom AFB, MT., crewed by 1st Lt. Robert Furman (P), 2nd Lt. James W. McElhardy (CP) and Sgt. Leroy Wright (CC), were involved with the attempt to recover three bodies, USAF Sergeant Alton Kessey, John Waite and Douglas Mendell, from an aircraft that had crashed on September 01, 1961, in the Marshall Wilderness Area in the high country of Montana. After a nine day effort, battling the cold weather and winds the effort was suspended. The Daily Inter Lake (Kalispell, MT.), 03 Oct 1961, page 3
1961 - October 24A USAF helicopter from Dow AFB, ME., crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (CC), braved fog, driving rain and 40-knot winds to rescued three men off Petit Manan Island, ME. about 15 miles out to sea from Jonesport, ME. No other details are known at this time. The Oneonta Star (Oneonta, NY), 25 Oct 1961, page 1
1961 - November 17A USAF helicopter from Kincheloe AFB, MI., crewed by Capt. Chet Ratcliffe (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (CC), spotted and rescued a deer hunter, Dr. Earl Cantwell, who had been lost for three days and two nights in a cold and dangerous Upper Peninsula swamp. No other details are known at this time. Ironwood Daily Glove (Ironwood, MI.), 18 Nov 1961, page 1
1961 - December 07A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (FJ) rescued the pilot, Capt. Glendon L. Ammon, of an F-100 from the waters of Chimu-wan Bay, after he ejected from his aircraft over the town of Kawasaki, Okinawa. No other details are known at this time. The Raleigh Register (Beckley, WV.) 7 Dec 1961, page 1
1961 - December 08A USAF helicopter from Westover AFB, MA, crewed by 1st Lt. William J. Deming (P), 1st Lt. David D. Glick (CP) and TSgt. Calvin Edy (FE) was involved in an accident at the base. No other details are known at this time. The Troy Record (Troy, NY) Sat, Dec 9, 1961 page 1
1961 - December 11A HH-43B from Loring AFB, ME, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), SSgt. Robert J. Watson (FE) and A1C Russell Wilkerson (FF) and two others made a forced landing in heavy woods 1 1/2 miles north of the Caswell Radar Station. SSgt. Watson suffered back injuries, described as "not too severe", none of the other five onboard were injured. No other details are known at this time. The Daily Times (Salisbury MD.), 11 Dec 1961, page 29 & The Evening Review, 12 Dec 1961, Tue, Page 16
1961 - December 12A USAF helicopter from Otis AFB, MA, crewed by Capt. John D. Arthuvs (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (FJ) while on a search for a missing 13 year old boy, discovered his body lying in about three inches of water in a swamp area. No other details are known at this time. Newport Daily News (Newport, RI.), 12 Dec 1961, page 1
1961 - December 17A U.S. Army CH-37 helicopter airlifted the Loring AFB, ME, HH-43B from the heavy woods where it had made a forced landing on December 11, 2015, due to engine problems, 1 1/2 miles north of the Caswell Radar Station. The HH-43B was delivered to Loring AFB and sat down in front of base operations headquarters where it was towed to a hanger for repairs. No other details are known at this time. The Bridgeport Telegram (Bridgeport, CN., 18 Dec 1961, Mon, Page 18
1961 - December 19A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), unkn (MT), along with a USCG helicopter and USCG vessels were involved in the rescue of five of the ten man crew from a fishing scalloper "Barbara and Gail" that had sunk about 11 miles east of Nantucket, MA. The other five crew members from the sunken ship were missing. No other details are known at this time.
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1961 - December 22A USAF helicopter from Kingsley AFB at Klamath Falls, OR., crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), unkn (MT), unsuccessfully attempted to rescue a 19 year old, Rodney Spencer, who was stranded overnight on a rock, known as "Castle Rock", off the mouth of the Sixes River in southern Oregon. Due to the closeness of rock out cropping’s a smaller civilian helicopter was called in and made the rescue. No other details are known at this time. The News-Review (Roseburg, OR.) 23, Dec 1961, Sat. Page 1
1961 - December 28A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), unkn (MT), rescued two high school students, Bob Holmes, 17 and John Turek, 18 from Camelback Mountain. No other details are known at this time. Tucson Daily Citizen (Tucson, AZ.) 29, Dec 1961, Fri. Page 7
1962 - January 03A USAF helicopter, crewed by Capt. Richard R. Cowles (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), unkn (MT), rescued an ill Havasupai Indian woman, Meca Uqualla, from the Grand Canyon. No other details are known at this time. Arizona Daily Sun (Flagstaff, AZ.) 04, Jan 1962, Fri. Page 1
1962 - January 22A HH-43B from Loring AFB, ME, crewed by Capt. Richard Pfadenhauer (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), unkn (MT), was forced down south of Limestone, ME., when a minor fire developed in the helicopter. After landing and putting out the fire they returned to Loring AFB. No other details are known at this time. The Mason City Globe-Gazette (Mason City), 23 Jan 1962, Tue., Page 2
1962 - February 01A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), evacuated a member of a student expedition, George Burrill, 18, who had accidentally shot himself in the leg, from Escribano on Panama's Caribbean coast to a hospital where he underwent surgery. No other details are known at this time. The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY.), 1 Feb. 1962, Thu, Page 42
1962 - February 11A USAF helicopter from Stead AFB, NV., crewed by Maj. Jack Cannon (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), on a search mission for a missing light plane piloted by Mr. Newt Crurnley and Mr. E. J. Questa of Reno, NV. discovered the wreckage with both bodies lying on the ground in a small valley. No other details are known at this time. The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY.), 12 Feb. 1962, Mon, Page 3
1962 - February 18-20Four USAF H-19 helicopters from the 67th Air Rescue Squadron at Spangdahlem AB, Germany; the first helicopter crewed by 1st Lt. Homer R. Covington (P), 1st Lt. John C. Flourney (CP) and SSgt. James L. Livingston (HM), the second helicopter crewed by Maj. R. G. Perry (P), 1st Lt. Clarence G. Lent (CP) and MSgt. Arthur Ambrose (HM), the third helicopter crewed by Capt. Eugene Rydicki (P), 2nd Lt. Darrell Lowery (CP) and SSgt. Frank Stainser (HM) and the fourth helicopter crewed by 1st Lt. James Dunn (P), 1st Lt. Joseph Studerfield (CP) and A1C Gary Estep, spent three days conducting rescue operations, relief supply missions and dike repair operations in Hamburg, Germany after severe storms and dike failures cause heavy flooding in the residential and business areas along the North Sea coast. The Forty Niner newspaper, page 1, Mar 2, 1962
1962 - March 13A H-19 from Hamilton AFB, CA., crewed by Maj. Ronald E. Anderson (P), Capt. Troy Allen (CP) and SSgt. Noel B. Crowson (FE), rescued two men, Sidney Seid and James Duncan, from their civilian helicopter that had went down into tidewater at the mouth of Corte Madera Creek, near San Quentin Prison. No other details are known at this time. Daily Independent Journal (San Rafael, CA), 13 Mar. 1962, Tue, Page 1
1962 - March 15A H-19B from the 67th Air Rescue Squadron at Spangdahlem AB, Germany, crewed by 1st Lt. Joseph Studerfield (P), 2nd Lt. Darrell Lowery (CP), A1C Gary Estep (HM) and Capt. Donald R. Barnes (FS), was called upon to rescue the pilot, Capt. Bolinger, from a F-84F that he had crashed landed near the town of Saint Marcel. When the helicopter arrived they discovered that local people had pulled Capt. Bolinger from the cockpit of the burning wreckage and rushed him to a nearby hospital for treatment. Then later in the day a USAF helicopter, crewed by 1st Lt. Raymond L. Murden (P), 2nd Lt. Darrell Lowery (CP), A1C Gary Estep (HM) and Capt. Donald R. Barnes (FS), air-evacuated Capt. Bolinger from the local hospital to the hospital at his home base, Toul-Rosieres Air Base, France. Toul-Tiger Newspaper 21 March 1962, page 1
1962 - April 09A CH-3B from Otis AFB, MA. with Capt. Winden (P), unknown (CP), Bevon Dowell (FM) and unknown medic rescued a crewmember, who had a ruptured appendix, of the fishing ship Ursula M. Norton located about 150 miles at sea. Story by Bevon Dowell
1962 - April 16A USAF helicopter from Selfridge AFB, MI, crewed by 1st Lt. Larry Nitz (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued two men, Edward Milazzo and Robert J. White, from their disabled boat in Anchor Bay, near Selfridge AFB. No other details are known at this time. The Holland Evening Sentinel (Holland, MI.) 17 Apr 1962, Tue, Page 8
1962 - April 17A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), medevacked Mrs. Leona A. Rogers, 47, from the Indian village of Supai in the western part of the Grand Canyon, after she had been injured in a fall from a horse on 15 April 1962. No other details are known at this time. The Yuma Daily Sun (Yuma, AZ.) 18 Apr 1962, Wed. Page 2
1962 - April 23HH-43B from Det. 6, Laredo AFB, TX. rescued 43 adults and 35 children from a flood-swollen creek near Colombia, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. http://www.afsoc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070906-042.pdf
1962 - June 01A USAF helicopter from Eielson AFB, AK, crewed by Capt. Maurice Johnson (P), Capt. Roy Keck (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued one man, Earl Brabb from a downed civilian helicopter near Circle City. The other man on the downed helicopter stayed with it to try and make repairs so it could be flown out. No other details are known at this time. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (Fairbanks, AK.) 2 Jun 1962, Sat, page 1
1962 - June 13An HH-43B piloted by Captain Richard E. Coan, established a new record by flying a total of 656 statute miles over a 25-mile closed course north of Mono Lake, CA. http://www.afsoc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070906-042.pdf
1962 - June 22A HH-43B from Det. 7, WARC, Malmstrom AFB, MT. crewed by 1st Lt. Franklin A. Lamb (P), Lt. Donald T. Litke (CP), A1C Thomas McDowell (FM), MSgt. Raymond U. Jones (MT) and A1C John Peace (MT) recovered four bodies, L. V. Richars, his wife, daughter and son-in-law the Rev. and Mrs. Robert Smith, from a light plane that had crashed on June 15th 1962 at the 9,150 level of Scapegoat Mountain north of Helena, MT. on the Continental Divide. The Montana Standard (Butte, MT.) 22 June 1962, page 2
1962 - July 05An HH-43B piloted by Capt. Richard E. Coan, established a new record by flying a total of 656 statute miles over a 25-mile closed course north of Mono Lake, CA. http://www.afsoc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070906-042.pdf
1962 - July 05An HH-43B piloted by Capt. Chester R. Ratcliffe, Jr., established a new record for flight in a straight line. He flew a distance of 887 statute miles, in 8 1/2 hours, from Hill AFB, UT. to Springfield, MN. The La Crosse Tribune, 6 Jul. 1962, Fri. Page 1 & http://www.afsoc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070906-042.pdf
1962 - July 12A USAF Helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), rescued the, unharmed, pilot Capt. James F. Jasper, of a F-102 from Paine AFB, WA., after he had ejected from his crashing aircraft about 15 miles northeast of Aberdeen, WA. The Daily Chronicle (Centralia, WA.), 13 Jul 1962, Fri
1962 - July 13A USAF HH-43B 60-0263, piloted by Capt. Richard H. Coan, set a Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) World Record for Distance Over a Closed Circuit Without Landing with a specially prepared Kaman HH-43B Huskie At Mono Lake, CA. With cowlings, doors and unneeded internal equipment removed—including brake lines to the rear wheels—the helicopter had an empty weight of just 5,300 pounds. Flying along a 12-mile (19.3 kilometer) section of California Highway 167 (Pole Line Road) on the north shore of the lake, Captain Coan flew 27 laps in just over seven hours, until the Huskie ran out of fuel and settled to the pavement in a low-altitude autorotation. Without brakes and with the rear wheels locked, the helicopter rolled off the side of the roadway, but came to a stop before ending up in a ditch. The total distance flown was 1,055.16 kilometers (655.65 miles), a new Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) World Record for Distance Over a Closed Circuit Without Landing. https://www.thisdayinaviation.com/13-june-1962/
1962 - July 26A USAF Helicopter from Otis AFB, MA, crewed by Capt. William P. Morey (P), 1st Lt. Wesley P. Bowers (CP), A1C Anthony Nacewilze (FE), rescued the crew of a TF-102 from Westover AFB, CN., Capt. Frederick W. Knopps (P) and Capt. Curtis Patterson (CP), from life rafts in the Atlantic Ocean after they had ejected from their crippled aircraft some 50 miles southeast of Nantucket Island. The Portsmouth Herald, 27 Jul 1962, Fri, Page 7
1962 - August 11A UH-1F from Hurlburt Field, FL., crewed by Capt. Rollin T. Wheat (P), 1st Lt. Michael Sullivan (CP) and SSgt. James Armenia (CC) were all killed when their aircraft crashed several miles form a road in dense wood. No other details are know at this time. Playground Daily News (Fort Walton Beach, Florida) – Mon, Aug 15, 1966, Page 10
1962 - August 12A HH-43B from Det. 9, WARC at Portland AFB, OR., crewed by Capt. Arthur Bennett (P), Lt. Donald Dunk (CP), unkn (FE), rescued Mrs. Joan Clapp, 34, and her three year old son, Leonard Clapp, were rescued from the wilds of the frigid Cascade Mountain Range, where they had been lost overnight. The Oregon Statesman (Salem, OR.), 13 Aug 1962, Mon. Page 1 & 2
1962 - September 02A HH-43B from Det. 39, CARC at Laughlin AFB, TX., crewed by 1st Lt. Franklin L. Wilton (P), Capt. John Boyles (CP), SSgt. Vernon E Ilinton (FE), searched Garner Park, without finding any trace, for a missing boy, John Wayne McCandless, who had wandered away from his family in the wooded park on September 01.1962. Del Rio News Herald (Del Rio, TX.), 3 Sep 1962, Mon, page 1
1962 - September 03An H-43B from the 3638th FTS (Helicopter) at Stead AFB, NV. made an extremely difficult and hazardous rescue of an injured mountain climber in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. The rescue was accomplished at nightfall at an altitude of 11.900 feet on a 70-degree slope and is possibly the highest rescue ever performed by a helicopter in the continual United States. http://usafhpa.org/3638stead/3638th%20.html
1962 - September 14A USAF helicopter from Malmstrom AFB, MT., crewed by Capt. Ramon LeFevre (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and A1C John Peace (MT), rescued Bobby Dent, 15, following a harrowing three-day experience in the Bob Marshall Wilderness after he suffered a broken leg and ankle when a horse fell on him while on a hunting trip. The Montana Daily Post (Butte, MT.) 14 Sep 1962, Fri, Page 2
1962 - October 09A USAF helicopter from Hill AFB, UT., crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FE), rescued Capt. John R. Metcalf (P) and Capt. Virgil G. Heminger (CP), about six miles west of Thiokol, west of the Promontory Mountains in Box Elder County, after they ejected from F-101 when it lost power on a test flight. The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, UT.) 10 Oct. 1962, Wed., Page 23
1962 - October 11HH-43B #60-0268 with Det. 49, EARC at Seymour Johnson AFB, SC., suffered crash damage. The helicopter was repaired and returned to service. No other details are available at this time.
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1962 - October 23HH-43A #58-1837 is known to have crashed at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ. This may have been part of a FAA test program and this helicopter may have carried the FAA registration number N612. No other details are available at this time. http:/www.h43-huskie.info/framesetcivil.html
1962 - October 24A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FE), rescued Ron Skoog and John Crawford, Alaska Department of Fish and Game Geologists, from their downed aircraft near Clear Water Creek, 68 1/2 miles from Gulkana, AL, No other details are known at this time. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (Fairbanks, AL.) 26 Oct 1962, Fri, Page 2
1962 - October 30A USAF helicopter from Elmendorf AFB, AK, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), rescued Sandy Phillips (P) and his four passengers, Dan Donnovich, Thomas Connelly, Meredith Bowdish and Rudy Westley, after their twin-engine De Havilland Dove aircraft made a wheels up forced landing on the beach one mile north of the mouth of the Beluga River. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (Fairbanks, AK.) 31 Oct 1962, Wed, Page 17
1962 - November 09A USAF helicopter, crewed by Capt. Paul J. Balf (P), unkn (CP) and TSgt. Charles L. Manes (FE), were involved in the rescue of NASA X-15 pilot John B McKay. During an emergency landing at Mud Lake, NV., his aircraft nose gear failed causing his aircraft to flip over twice and come to a rest upside down and Capt. Balfe's helicopter hovered over the X-15 to blow away the ammonia fuel until the pilot could be removed from the aircraft. No other details are known at this time. The Irving Daily News Texan (Irving, TX.) 10 Nov 1962, Sat., Page 5
1962 - November 16A USAF helicopter from Kincheloe AFB, MI., crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), rescued an 82 year old deer hunter, Frank Young who had been missing since 15 November 1962 in the Marquette National Forest near the eastern end of the Upper Peninsula. No other details are known at this time. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (Fairbanks, AK.) 17 Nov 1962, Sat, Page 1
1962 - November 16A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), rescued five men, Alfred Pearson (P) and passengers Tom C. Martin, Stan Poborski, Leon Riley and Richard Bremont after their Comanche aircraft crashed almost one mile from the southeast end of the Fairbanks International Airport runway. No other details are known at this time. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (Fairbanks, AK.) 19 Nov 1962, Mon, Page 9
1962 - November 17A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), rescued seven men, in two trips, from a storm battered steel tower standing in the Atlantic Ocean 30 miles off the coast of Bermuda. No other details are known at this time. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (Fairbanks, AK.) 17 Nov 1962, Sat, Page 1
1962 - November 24A HH-43B from Det. 12, WARC at George AFB, CA., crewed by 1st Lt. Jim Crabbe (P), unkn (CP), Amn. K. M. Elkins (FM), unkn (MT) and A1C John Peace (MT), medevacked 9 year old Dennis E. LaVesque Jr., who had a bullet lodged near his spine, from the remote Trona, CA. hospital to the San Bernardino County Hospital. No other details are known at this time. The San Bernardino County Sun (San Bernardino, CA.) 25 Nov, 1962, page 14
1962 - December 15Five members of a USAF helicopter searching for a missing F-102 fighter near Thule AB, Greenland were rescued after their aircraft made and emergency landing. No other details are known at this time. The Mason City Globe-Gazette, 15 Dec 1962, Sat, Page 1
1962 - December 15A USAF helicopter crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FE), rescued the crew of a F-101, Capt. Byron Lingo (P) and Capt. Wayne D. Adkins (RO), near Needles, CA., when they ejected after a mid-air collision with another F-101. The second F-101 was able to land safely at Luck AFB, AZ. No other details are known at this time. The San Bernardino County Sun, 16 Dec. 1962, Sun, Page 1
1962 - December 31A USAF helicopter from Olmsted AFB, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FE), medevacked Ervin G. Ober, 68, who was injured when the car he was working under slipped off the jacks. Road conditions prevented him getting to a hospital by ground transportation. No other details are known at this time. Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA.) 1 Jan 1963, Tue
1963 - January 05A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FE), rescued two frostbitten, hungry Eskimos and recovered the body of a third from an ice flow in the Northern Bering Sea about 150 miles south of King Island which is about 160 miles northwest of Nome, AK., where they had been drifting for six days. No other details are known at this time. The Sunday Herald (Provo, UT.), 6 Jan 1963, Sun, Page 4
1963 - January 10 thru 13HH-19's and aircrews from detachments of the Atlantic ARC flew flood relief missions in the vicinity of Sidi Slimane, Morocco. These aircraft transported food and medical supplies, evacuated 249 persons, and save the lives of 11 persons. http://www.afsoc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070906-042.pdf
1963 - January 18A USAF helicopter crashed near Oroville, CA. killing five. No other details are known at this time. The Ottawa Journal (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) 19 Jan 1963, Sat, Page 1
1963 - January 18A USAF H-19 helicopter from Beale AFB, CA., crewed by Capt. Richard L. Birch (P) and SSgt. Lloyd R. Kuehl (CC) lost its three bladed rotor and crashed in a rocky area 1.5 miles from the Oroville, CA. airport killing the two crew members and three passengers, MSgt. Charlie Cowart, SSgt. Edward D. Davis and A1C Clarence A. Williams Jr., in the fiery crash. No other details are known at this time. Santa Cruz Sentinel (Santa Cruz, CA.) 20 Jan 1963, Sun, Page 11
1963 - January 23A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), rescued 100 Eskimo villagers at Koliganek Lake, about 250 miles southwest of Anchorage, AK., from the overflowing and flooding Nishagak River and took them to Ekwok Village and Stuyrok, both about 60 miles north of King Salmon, AK. No other details are known at this time. Daily Sitka Sentinel (Sitka, AK.), Thu, Jan 24, 1963, Page 2
1963 - January 24A USAF CH-3B helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), rescued 2 crew members, Lt. Col. Dante E. Bulli (AC) and Capt. Gerald J. Adler (NAV) of a B-52 that had crashed into the face of Elephant Mountain in the Maine wilderness near Greenville, ME. No other details are known at this time. The San Bernardino County Sun (San Bernardino, CA.), Sat, Jan 24, 1963, Page 1
1963 - February 08Sikorsky Aircraft, a division of United Aircraft Corporation, received a letter contract from the U. S. Air Force for twenty-two CH-3C helicopters. The contract calls for completion of the first aircraft in the span of four months. See entry on June 06, 1963. The Bridgeport Post (Bridgeport, CN., 9 Jun 1963, sun, page 62
1963 - February 17 & 18Two helicopters from the ARS detachment at Moron AB, Spain, flew flood relief sorties to the town of Ecija on the Genil River, evacuating 69 persons, including 33 saves. http://www.afsoc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070906-042.pdf
1963 - February 21 thru 27HH-19, HU-16 and HC-54 aircraft of the 58th ARS at Wheelus AB responded to a severe earthquake that leveled the city of Barce, Libya, delivering personnel, equipment, and supplies to the devastated area. Injured personnel were evacuated by the HH-19's to Benia, near Barce. http://www.afsoc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070906-042.pdf
1963 - February 23 & 24HH-19 air crewmen from Det. 11, Atlantic ARC, evacuated 90 Turkish citizens from flooded areas along the Ceyhan River near Misis. http://www.afsoc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070906-042.pdf
1963 - March 05A USAF H-19 helicopter from Wright-Patterson AFB, OH., crewed by Capt. Clyde Jacobs (P), Capt. Earl May (CP) and unkn (FE), rescued two boys, Robert Page, 15, and Carl Henderson, 17, from trees above the flood-swollen Little Miami River, about 13 miles southeast of Dayton, OH., where they had been clinging for nearly eight hours after their small boat had capsized shortly before midnight. No other details are known at this time. The Ogden Standard-Examiner (Ogden, UT.) 5 Mar 1963, Tue, Page 1
1963 - March 26A HH-43B helicopter from Williams AFB, AZ., crewed by Capt. Clifford E. Brandon (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FE), rescued Ray Gatewood, 20, from a ledge on Weavers Needle in the Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix where he had been stranded for 24 hours. No other details are known at this time. Abilene Reporter-News (Abilene, TX.) 27 Mar. 1963, Wed, Page 46
1963 - April 15A HH-43B from Kincheloe AFB, MI., crewed by Capt. Pasco Parker (P), Capt. Lloyd Beregstrom (CP) and Sgt. Basil Grey (FE), assisted the state Conservation Department's project to improve goose hunting in the Upper Peninsula by staging a "goose lift" in the swampy vastness, delivering 62 Canadian geese (in three sorties) that were released by a waterfowl specialist for the department. No other details are known at this time. The Escanaba Daily Press (Escanaba, MI.) 15 Apr 1963, page 39
1963 - April 25A H-21 from Hill AFB, UT., crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FE), was damaged during a simulated rescue mission when the nose wheel collapsed upon landing on flats in the Ogden River delta. The helicopter was repaired and recovered about a week later. No other details are known at this time. The Ogden Standard-Examiner (Ogden, UT.) 27 Apr. 1963, page 12
1963 - April 30A USAF helicopter from Kirtland AFB, NM., crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FE), rescued the pilot of a F-104, Maj. William A Cato, when he ejected before his aircraft crashed near the Rio Grande river about two miles east of the Albuquerque Municipal Airport. No other details are known at this time. Clovis News-Journal (Clovis, NM.) 30 Apr 1963, page 2
1963 - April 30A USAF H-19, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FE), was damaged when it hit wires supporting a scoreboard as it was landing on the Gettysburg, PA., College football field. The helicopter had blade and stabilizer damage and the scoreboard was also damaged. No other details are known at this time. The Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA.) 1 May 1963, Wed, Page 3
1963 - May 05An Air Force rescue helicopter from the Western Air Rescue Center at Malmstrom AFB, MT., crewed by Capt. Donald T. Litke (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), rescued a B-47 bomber co-pilot, Capt. Bruce A. Chapman, who was located in good condition after he had ejected from the aircraft on 03 May 1963, after a mid-air collision with a refueling tanker, before it crashed. The aircraft crashed about 7 miles southwest of Shoshone Lake in the western part of Yellowstone National Park, WY. Capt. Chapman was found safe only 200 yards from the crash site 10 miles southwest of the Old Faithful geyser. The remaining crew members of the B-47, Capt. Frank G. Zumba (P), 1st Lt. Lorin R. Matthews (Nav) and SSgt. Lawrence E. Harrison (CC) were killed in the crash. Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona - Monday, May 6, 1963, page 1
1963 - May 07A USAF H-19 from Wright-Patterson AFB, OH., crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FE), rescued Curtis C. Marshall, 39, from the top of a water tower at Fort Thomas after he was injured in a fall into the empty water tower. No other details are known at this time. The Circleville Herald (Circleville, OH.) 8 May 1963, Wed, Page 1
1963 - May 19A USAF helicopter from Hamilton AFB, CA., crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FE), rescued three people, Jack Leineke, 61, Eva Leineke, 54, and Geneva Blair, 62, from a remote woodland near Feather River, CA., about 20 miles south of Quincy, where their aircraft had crashed on May 17, 1963. No other details are known at this time. Ironwood Daily Globe (Ironwood, MI) 20 May 1963, Page 1
1963 - May 21Five USAF H-21 helicopters, crew’s unkn, rescued numerous people at Koyukuk, AK, from flooding on the Yukon River. No other details are known at this time. Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) 21 May 1963, Tue, Page 3
1963 - May 26A USAF helicopter from Andrews AFB, MD., crewed by unkn ()P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FE), rescued seven Baltimore residents from Hart Island after their 14 foot runabout sunk in the Chesapeake Bay. No other details are known at this time. The Evening Sun (Hanover, PA), 27 May 1963, Mon, Page 22
1963 - May 27A USAF CH-3B from Otis AFB, MA., crewed by Capt. John D. Arthurs (AC), Capt. William A. Scott III (P) and Capt. William B. Lehman (CP), took off from Otis AFB, MA, on its way across the Atlantic, for its first scheduled stop at Loring AFB, ME. next scheduled stopover. It had departed from Otis AFB, MA on 27 May 1963, and stopped at Labrador, Baffinland, Greenland, Iceland and Scotland. No other details are known at this time. Tucson Daily Citizen, 29 May 1963, Wed. Page 7
1963 - May 29A USAF CH-3B from Otis AFB, MA., crewed by Capt. John D. Arthurs (AC), Capt. William A. Scott III (P) and Capt. William B. Lehman (CP), took off, at 7:08 a.m. EST, from Goose Bay, Labrador, after a full day delay because of fog off the west coast of Greenland, its next scheduled stopover. It had departed from Otis AFB, MA on 27 May 1963, and stopped at Labrador, Baffinland, Greenland, Iceland and Scotland. No other details are known at this time. Tucson Daily Citizen, 29 May 1963, Wed. Page 7
1963 - June 01A USAF CH-3B from Otis AFB, MA., crewed by Capt. John D. Arthurs (AC), Capt. William A. Scott III (P) and Capt. William B. Lehman (CP), on a trans-Atlantic hop from Otis AFB, MA. to Le Bourget Field, Paris, France, resumed their flight to Gandestrom, Greenland, where again it was halted by bad weather. When the weather improves the schedule calls for the crossing of Greenland ice cap. The helicopter must soar to 10,000 feet elevation to cross the 9,100 foot mountain ridge. Then the flight will continue over the Denmark Straits to Keflavik AB, Iceland, 385 miles from Gandrestrom. After that a big water jump to Prestwick, Scotland. Then on to Paris. No other details are known at this time. The Ogden Standard-Examiner, 1 Jun 1963, Sat, Page 1
1963 - June 04A USAF CH-3B from Otis AFB, MA., crewed by Capt. John D. Arthurs (AC), Capt. William A. Scott III (P) and Capt. William B. Lehman (CP), on a trans-Atlantic hop from Otis AFB, MA. to Le Bourget Field, Paris, France, arrived at Prestwick Scotland at 2:50 a.m. est. on the next leg of the flight. It is due to depart tomorrow in time to arrive at Orly Field at 11:00 a.m. No other details are known at this time. El Paso Herald-Post (El Paso, TX), 05 Jun 1963, Mon, Page 233
1963 - June 05A USAF CH-3B, named the "Otis Falcon", from Otis AFB, MA., crewed by Capt. John D. Arthurs (AC), Capt. William A. Scott III (P) Capt. William B. Lehman (CP), A1C Ernest R. Cyrus (FM) and SSgt. Truman A. McDonald (FM), arrived at Le Bourget Airport, near Paris, at 12:50 p.m., after a 35-hour five-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. It had departed from Otis AFB, MA on 27 May 1963, and stopped at Labrador, Baffin Island, Greenland, Iceland and Scotland. No other details are known at this time. Delaware County Daily Times (Chester, PA) 7 Jun 1963, Fri., Page 17
1963 - June 06Sikorsky Aircraft, a division of United Aircraft Corporation, completed roll-out of the first CH-3C helicopter at its Stratford, CN factory. This is the FIRST, of twenty-two on order, from a contract that was signed on February 08, 1963. This aircraft was rolled out occurred three weeks ahead of the contracted time frame. First flight is scheduled for June 25, 1963. The Bridgeport Post (Bridgeport, CN., 9 Jun 1963, sun, page 62
1963 - June 22June 06; Sikorsky Aircraft, a division of United Aircraft Corporation, completed roll-out of the first CH-3C helicopter at its Stratford, CN factory. This is the first, of twenty-two on order, from a contract that was signed on February 08, 1963. This aircraft was rolled out occurred three weeks ahead of the contracted time frame. First flight is scheduled for June 25, 1963. The Bridgeport Post (Bridgeport, CN., 9 Jun 1963, sun, page 62
1963 - June 22A USAF helicopter in Hawaii, crewed by Maj. Hoyt Bertram (P), unkn (CP), engaged in an aerial search for a missing man, when his helicopter hooked a wire and crashed in a river. No other details are know at this time. Hobbs Daily News-Sun (Hobbs, NM) Sun, Jul 7, 1963, page 19
1963 - July 16An USAF helicopter from Little Rock AFB, AR., crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), rescued Mr. and Mrs. Donald Scott and their three sons from their rural home north of Hot Springs, AR., after they had been marooned by flooding creeks. No other details are known at this time. The Oneonta Star (Onenota, NY.), 17 Jul 1963, Wed, page 1
1963 - August 05HH-43B’s #62-4546 and #62-4547 participated in a rescue out of Cigli AB, Turkey. No other information is available at this time. http://www.h43-huskie.info/framesetnew.html
1963 - August 05An HH-43B from Det. 3, 36th ARS from Osan AB, Korea, crewed by Capt. Maxie L. Trainer (P), Capt. Hubert M. Berthold (CP), A1C Lloyd S. Slats (FM) and A2C Landron Shaeffer (MT) completed its first rescue operation since going into service at Osan AB several weeks ago. The crew rescued a F-86 pilot of the Republic of Korea Air Force who was force to eject from his smoking aircraft about 30 miles north-northeast of Osan, near the village of Ichon. Stars & Stripes Newspaper, 9 Aug. 1963
1963 - August 07The 1001st Helicopter Flight relocated from Andrews AFB, MD. to Bolling AFB, DC. http://www.popflock.com/learn?s=1st_Helicopter_Squadron
1963 - August 18HH-19's from the 33rd ARS at Naha AB, Okinawa along with HU-16's and helicopter from other services participated in the rescue of 38 people from the ferry boat Midori-Maru that had capsized 15 miles west of Naha AB on 17 August 1963. There were 250 people aboard the ferry and 106 were rescued by surface craft. http://www.afsoc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070906-042.pdf
1963 - August 26An HH-43B aircrew saved the lives of three crewmen involved in the crash and subsequent burning of a B-58 on the runway at Bunker Hill AFB, IN. The HH-43B, piloted by Capt. Wege, which was airborne at the time of the crash, landed near the burning bomber and effected the rescue. http://www.afsoc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070906-042.pdf
1963 - October 10An HH-43B aircrew, from Det. 10 AARC at Aviano AB, Italy, saved the lives of 15 from a devastating flood in northern Italy. They also airlifted medical personnel and supplies to areas in need. http://www.afsoc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070906-042.pdf
1963 - December 27A H-19 from the 462nd SAW at Larson AFB, WA., crewed by Capt. Robert Gorter (P), crashed and burned six miles south of Ephrata, WA. Capt. Gorter was killed in the crash. No other details are known at this time. The Oregon Statesman (Salem, OR.), Sat, Dec 28, 1963, page 2
1964 - February 01The organization of the ARS LBR Detachments was changed. This change resulted in each of the Air Rescue Centers Detachment beginning with the number 1. https://www.ragay.nl/kaman-h-43-huskie/h-43-usaf-units-conus
1964 - February 15An HH-43B aircrew from the ARS detachment at Selfridge AFB, MI., saved seven fishermen who were stranded on loose ice three miles offshore on Lake St. Clair, Canada. No other details are available at this time. http://www.afsoc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070906-042.pdf
1964 - February 16An HH-43B aircrew from the ARS detachment at Kincheloe AFB, MI., saved five fishermen who were stranded on loose ice in the Whitefish Bay area of Lake Superior. No other details are available at this time. http://www.afsoc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070906-042.pdf
1964 - March 28 thru April 17H-21's of the 41st ARS and 76th ARS were involved in the humanitarian airlift operation "Operation Helping Hand" providing rescue and relief support of victims of the Good Friday earthquake that hit south central Alaska. The USAF & Humanitarian Airlift Operations 1947-1994 by Daniel L. Haul
1964 - April 04Three HH-43B’s, two from Stead AFB, NV., one crewed by Cap.t W.L. Henderson, mission commander. Lt. R. J. McGeechan (CP), SSgt C. E. Baker (FM) and Capt D.R. Olson (FS) and the second HH-43B crewed by Capt. L. P. Anatrella (P), Capt. R. H. Finley (CP). SSgt. E. E. Hawley (FM) and SSgt C. D. Lewis (MT). and one HH-43B from Det. 12, WARC at George AFB, CA., crewed by Capt. Ray Lefevre (P), lst Lt. Jim Crabbe (CP), SSgt. Charles Butcher (FM) and SSgt. Truman Kilburn (MT), along with an HU-16 from Hamilton AFB, CA., played a major role in rescuing the occupants of a civilian Cessna 182 which crashed high in the rugged mountain country (on Mt. Dana) near Mono Lake, Calif on 03 April 1964.
1964 - June 08HH-43B 59-1585 from Det. 14, EARC, MacDill AFB, FL., crewed by 1st Lt. Paul D. McComb (P), 1st Lt. Neil J. McCutchan (CP), SSgt. Larry K. Henderson (HM) and A2C Ordean J. Burau, (MT) were on a local over water hoist training mission when the helicopter experienced mechanical problems and they were forced to ditch the helicopter. The ditching occurred about 200 yards off-shore SE of MacDill AFB, FL. and the helicopter came to rest on its left side and all crew members were successfully able to evacuate the helicopter. The helicopter was recovered but after over 24 hours in the salt water it was not salvageable. USAF Accident/Incident Report, provided by Johan Ragay
1964 - June 08 thru 12HH-19's, HH-43B's, CH-3's and UH-1's from Det. 8, WARC at Glasgow AFB, MT., 341st SMWg. at Malmstrom AFB, MT., 462nd SAWg. at Larson AFB, WA. were involved in the humanitarian airlift operation to provide rescue and relief efforts airlifting a total of 59 survivors out of flooded areas during floods in Montana. http://www.afsoc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070906-042.pdf & The USAF & Humanitarian Airlift Operations 1947-1994 by Daniel L. Haul
1964 – Jun 11An HH-43B from Det. 6, EARC hoisted the survivor of a boating accident from rocks in the Potomac River.
http://www.afsoc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070906-042.pdf
1964 - June 16H-19B #53-4454 with the 917th FTD, Tan Son Nhut, AB, RVN, crashed on takeoff due to engine failure.
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1964 -June 20The FIRST ARS helicopters, HH-43B's, for use in the Vietnam War and The Secret War in Laos, arrived at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand after being re-assembled at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand where they arrived from Japan on 17 June 1964. The unit at this time was designated as Det. 3(P), PARC. From Jim Burns who was with the unit at the time
1964 - August 14A TDY HH-43B LBR unit arrives at Korat RTAFB, Thailand and was activated as Det. 4(P), PARC.
http://www.pjsinnam.com/vn_history/pdf_files/Chronology/1963.pdf
1964 - September 01Det. 1(P), PARC is activated at Bien Hoa AB, RVN with 2 HH-43B's and Det. 2 PARC (P) is activated at Da Nang AB, RVN with 2 HH-43B's. http://www.pjsinnam.com/vn_history/pdf_files/Chronology/1963%2064.pdf
1964 - September 21 & 22The ARS detachment at Laughlin AFB, TX., evacuated eight flood victims from the area of Brackettville, TX., and 22 flood victims from the areas of Del Rio and Sonora. No other details are available at this time. http://www.afsoc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070906-042.pdf
1964 -October 14Two HH-43B's (believed to be #59-1549 and #60-0258) from Det. 4(P), PARC, Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, one HH-43B was crewed by 1st Lt. Larry N. Young (P), 1st Lt. John Harry Parks (CP), A1C Joseph E. Ivansco (FM), A2C Lonnie W. Bunting (FF) and A1C Leroy Bruner (FF) and the other by 1st Lt. Kenneth C. Franzel (P), Capt. Kenneth W. Dotson (CP), Capt. Karl J. Stumph (Flt. Surgeon), SSgt. Bobby G. Call (FF) and A1C Donald E. Farris (FF). Rescued, in semi-darkness and fog, five crew members who had bailed out of their crippled KB-50J aircraft shortly after takeoff about 12 miles from Takhli RTAFB, Thailand. http://www.h43-huskie.info/framesetrotortips.html
1964 -November 01HH-43B #59-1571 with Det 1(P) at Bien Hoa AB, RVN was damaged by an enemy mortar attack. No other details are know at this time. https://www.ragay.nl/pacaf-first-period-49.html
1964 -November 18 & 19The FIRST large scale CSAR operations of the Vietnam War took place from Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, when two HH-43B's, #62-4564 (Call sign “Pansy 88”) from Det. 2(P), crewed by 1st Lt. James Wesely Crabb Sr. (P), 1st Lt. John W. Christianson (CP), TSgt. Alvin C. Reed (FM) and SSgt. Robert J. Bennett (PJ) and #62-4565 (Call sign “Pansy 89”) crewed by unkn (P), 1st Lt. James E. Sovell (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ) from Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand attempted to rescue the pilot of a F-100D, Capt. William Reynolds Martin, who's aircraft had been hit by AAA fire and shot down near Ban Senphan, Laos on 18 November 1964. The search for him was unsuccessful on the 18th, however his wreckage was located on the 19th and an Air America H-34 lowered their co-pilot and he discovered that Capt. Martin died during his ejection when he hit the rocky ground. The H-34 recovered his body. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson &
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1964 - December 01A HH-43B from Det. 3, PARC, Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. John A. Boyles (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) rescued the pilot of a A-1E, 1st Lt. K. P. Roedeman after he and his WO bailed out of their ground fire damaged aircraft near Phuoc Vinh. The WO, D. S. Tan, VNAF, did not survive and was not recovered. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & JRRC Mission Form
1964 - December 22 thru January 22CH-21's, HH-43B's, CH-3's and H-19's from various unit were involved in the humanitarian airlift operation "Operation Big lift" to provide rescue and relief efforts for victims of heavy flooding and mudslides in northern California. The USAF & Humanitarian Airlift Operations 1947-1994 by Daniel L. Haul
1965 – Unknown dateTwo HH-43F’s from Det. 5, PARC, Da Nang AB, RVN, one crewed by Capt. Bruce M. Purvine (P), Maj. Floyd R. Lockhart (CP), SSgt. Dewey A. Kilpatrick (FM) and A2C Randolph Smith (PJ), and the ‘high bird’ crewed by Capt. James V. Berryhill (P), Capt. James F. Hartley (CP), A1C Richard H. Syverson (FM) and MSgt. Lenote M. Vigare (PJ) rescued eight crewmembers from a CV-2B #62-4148, that crashed in the A-Shau Valley after the aircraft had an engine failure. Kaman RotorTips Two HH-43F’s from Det. 5, PARC, Da Nang AB, RVN, one crewed by Capt. Bruce M. Purvine (P), Maj. Floyd R. Lockhart (CP), SSgt. Dewey A. Kilpatrick (FM) and A2C Randolph Smith (PJ), and the ‘high bird’ crewed by Capt. James V. Berryhill (P), Capt. James F. Hartley (CP), A1C Richard H. Syverson (FM) and MSgt. Lenote M. Vigare (PJ) rescued eight crewmembers from a CV-2B #62-4148, that crashed in the A-Shau Valley after the aircraft had an engine failure. Kaman RotorTips Magazine 1965 April-May 1965 April-May
1965 – January 12The FIRST known record of a HH-43B using the “Pedro” call sign occurred on this date occurred at the 33rd ARS, Naha AB, Okinawa with the following information. “Naha ADCC advised 33rd ARS of an aircraft in distress. Pedro 1 was scrambled and an HU-16B on local airborne alert was diverted to the area of the distressed aircraft. AFHRA file K318.2 Jan-Dec 65, VOL 3 Mission #8
1965 – January 30-31The FIRST known record of a HH-43B using the “Pedro” call sign in the CONUS occurred on these dates when two HH-43B’s from Det. 9, WARC, Portland IAP, OR and one HH-43B from Det. 5, WARC, McChord AFB, WA, using the call signs “Pedro 1, 2 & 3, were called on after roads and bridges leading to Crystal Mountain ski resort were washed out stranding over 300 skiers in the snow-covered area. Pedro 1 was crewed by Capt. Thomas D. Precious (P), SSgt. Enoch Benson (MT) and A3C George Lepsey (FM), Pedro 2 was crewed by 1st Lt. Jason Bridge (P), Capt. Paul Schildger (CP) and A2C Richard Landry (FN) and Pedro 3 was crewed by Capt. Andy Solberg (P), SSgt. Howard Lord (FM) and TSgt. Eddie Hagerman. Kaman RotorTips, Apr-May 65, page 14 article titled “Det. 5 and 9 HH-43B’s Rescues 138”
1965 - February 02HH-43B #59-1567 with Det. Prov. 01, AARC at Asmara, Eritrea crashed while supplying HIRAN site #14, elevation 11,500 ft. The crew was not injured and it is believed 59-1567 was recovered, repaired and put back into service. No other information is available at this time.
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1965 - February 02A HH-43F from Det. 5, PARC, Da Nang AB, RVN, crew unkn, medevacked three wounded in action in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - February 07A HH-43F from Det. 6, PARC, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Maurice G. Kessler (P), 1st Lt. Mark C. Schibler (CP), TSgt. Richard A. Cannon (FM) and SSgt. Leon C. Fullwood (PJ) rescued the pilot of an O-1E, Rexford T. O'Connor, in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRRC Mission Form
1965 - February 08A HH-43B from Det. 5(P), PARC, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. James E. Hartley (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) rescued the pilot of a VNAF A-1H, Maj. Hung, after he bailed out his aircraft. No other details are known at this time. JRRC Mission Form
1965 - February 09A HH-43F from Det. 5, PARC, Da Nang AB, RVN, crew unkn, medevac’d five unkn troops in contact in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRRC Mission Form
1965 -February 11A USAF HH-43F from Det. 3, PARC, at Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN, rescue helicopter, crew unkn, rescued A-4C pilot, Lt. W. T. Majors, from the sea off the coast of North Vietnam, almost immediately after he ejected from his damaged aircraft. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson
1965 - February 13A HH-43F from Det. 5, PARC, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. Tommy L. Brown (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) rescued one man named Forrester from a downed UH-1B in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRRC Mission Form
1965 - February 13A HH-43F from Det. 7, PARC, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) rescued one unkn from a downed O-1E in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRRC Mission Form
1965 - February 16A HH-43F from Det. 7, PARC, Da Nang AB, RVN, believed to have been crewed by Capt. Clyde W. Lemke (P), 1st Lt. Joseph P. Phelan (CP), TSgt. John G. Regan Jr. (FM) and A1C Jon H. Young (PJ) medevacked one unkn from a radar site in RVN who had received serious head injuries in a fall and was suffering from shock and loss of blood. No other details are known at this time. JRRC Mission Form & Kaman RotorTips Magazine 1965, April-May
1965 - February 19A HH-43F from Det. 6, PARC, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Edwin A. Hennigson (P), Capt. Maurice G. Kessler (CP), TSgt. Richard A. Connon (FM) and Leon Hennigson (PJ), rescued medevac’d James Hunt in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRRC Mission Form
1965 - March 02During the FIRST Combat Rescue mission to occur in North Vietnam a HH-43F #63-9713 (Call sign "Brandy 95"), from Det. 5, PARC, Da Nang AB, RVN and operating from Quang Tri, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. Joseph P. Phelan (P), Capt. Clyde W. Lemke (CP), SSgt. John T. Regan (FM) and Sgt. Jon H. Young (PJ), rescued a downed VNAF A-1H pilot WO Van Phu, from the Gulf Of Tonkin and then went into NVN to attempt to rescue a downed F-100 pilot, 1st Lt. Hayden James Lockhart, but they were not able to find him and he became a POW. The 'high bird’ HH-43F #63-9714 (Call sign “Brandy 96”) crewed by Maj. Ronald L. Ingraham (P), 1st Lt. Donald Matchett Welsh (CP), Sgt. Larry K. Anderson (FM), unkn (PJ). "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & http://wwwh43-huskie.info/framesetpedro.html
1965 - March 02The FIRST successful Combat Rescue in North Vietnam occurred when an HH-43F #63-9714 (Call sign "Brandy 96"), from Det. 5, PARC at Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Ronald L. Ingraham (P), 1st Lt. Donald Matchett Welsh (CP), Sgt. Larry K. Anderson (FM) and A2C John A. Moore (PJ), rescued F-105D pilot, Capt. Robert V. Baird, who was participating in the first "Rolling Thunder" strike mission against North Vietnam, after he had ejected from his AAA damaged aircraft near his target near Xom Biang, NVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - March 02The FIRST night Combat Rescue occurred in Laos when an HH-43B #62-4510 (call sign "Brandy 41") from Det. 2(P), PARC, at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Israel "Izzy" Freedman (P), Capt. James "Jim" C. Rodenberg (CP), A3C Frank P. Hanutke (FM) and A1C Herbert H. Romisch (PJ), rescued F-105D (Call sign "Baste 19") pilot, Maj. George W. Panas, who was participating in the first "Rolling Thunder" strike mission against North Vietnam, from near Tchepone, Laos. The 'high bird’ on this mission was HH-43B #60-0279 (Call sign "Brandy 21") crewed by Capt. Warren K. Davis (P), an unknown flight surgeon flew as co-pilot (CP), TSgt. John J. Kelly (FM) and SSgt. Enson J. Farmer (PJ). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & http://wwwh43-huskie.info/framesetpedro.html
1965 - March 02An HH-4B from 38th ARS, Det. 4(P), PARC, Korat RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Joseph Kelly (P), 1st Lt. Larry N. Young (CP), A1C Harold L. Morgan (FM) and A1C John P. Gibeau (MT), rescued F-105D pilot, Capt. K. L. Spagnola, from near Roi Et, Thailand after he ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - March 26An HH-43F from Det. 7, PARC, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. Joseph P. Phelan (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), rescued the pilot of a USN F-8D, Lt. C. E. Wangeman, from the South China Sea after he ejected from his AAA damaged aircraft about 20 miles north of Da Nang AB, RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - March 31An HH-43B #60-0279 (Call sign "Alban 21") from Det. 2(P), PARC, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Jay M. Strayer (P), Capt. James C. Rodenberg (CP), A1C Cecil A. Boothby (FM) and SSgt. Enson J. Farmer (PJ) and A1C Herbert H. Romisch (PJ), rescued F-100D pilot, Capt. Ronald A. Bigoness, after he had ejected from his aircraft that had been hit by ground fire near Ha Tinh, NVN and he flew it about 20 miles into Laos. The 'high bird’ on this mission was HH-43B #60-4510 (Call sign "Alban 41") piloted by Capt. Israel Freedman (P), and Capt. Warren K. Davis (CP), A3C Frank P. Hanutke (FM), SSgt Harold G. Stroud (FM) and A2C Eric A. Anderson (PJ).
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1965 - April 05An HH-43 crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), rescued F-105D pilot, Capt. T. Gay, from near Ban Pang, Laos after his aircraft was shot down by ground fire. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson
1965 - April 09CH-3C #63-9684 from Malmstrom AFB, MT, crewed by unkn (P), Edward "Ed" Lee Heft (CP), Bevon R. Dowell (FM) and unkn (FM) crashed and exploded in flames at a central Montana Minuteman Missile launch site about 10 miles north of Lewistown, MT. None of the four man crew or eight passengers were seriously injured but several received third degree burns. No other details are know at this time. Aerospace Safety Magazine, Nov. 1965
1965 - April 14Det. 3(P), PARC was activated at Ubon RTAFB, Thailand (with 2 HH-43B's). http://www.pjsinnam.com/vn_history/pdf_files/Chronology/1965.pdf
1965 -April 27An HH-43B from Det. 2(P), PARC at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand (NKP), crewed by Capt. James C. Rodenberg (P), Capt. Jay M. Strayer (CP), A1C Cecil A. Boothby (FM) and A2C Michael T. Henebry (PJ), rescued a USN Navy A-1H pilot, Lt. (jg.) Scott B. Wilkes, who had bailed out of his ground fire damaged aircraft that he had managed to fly to within two miles of NKP. http://www.h43-huskie.info/framesetrotortips.html
1965 - April 30CH-3C #63-9680 from the 341st SMWg. (SAC) at Malmstrom AFB, MT., crewed by Capt. Ken Winden (P), Capt. Ed Heft (CP), Capt. Capp (CP) and Bevon R. Dowell (FM), crashed and exploded into flames moments after takeoff from a central Montana Air Force Minuteman Missile launch site about 10 miles north of Lewistown, MT.. The 4 man crew and 8 passengers received third degree burns, but none were believed seriously injured. Aerospace Safety Magazine, Nov. 1965 & The Montana Standard (Butte, Montana)-Sat. May 1, 1965
1965 – May 03Det. 5, 38th ARS arrives at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand with their HH-43B's for local base rescue and SAR. http://udornrtafb.tripod.com/id55.html
1965 - May 04A HH-43F from Det. 6, PARC at Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Darvan E. “Ed” Cook (P), unkn (CP), SSgt Thomas Hughes (FM) and MSgt. Charles "Chuck" Walthers (PJ), using the HH-43F’s rotor wash with SSgt. Hughes and MSgt. Charles Walthers using the FSK fire suppression kit, put out a fire on a B-57, loaded with bombs, and probably saved an entire flight line of 12 B-57's loaded with 750 lb. bombs. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - May 05HH-43B #59-1549 with Det. 4(P), PARC, at Takhli RTAFB, Thailand that was involved in a landing gear incident at Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, it was repaired and returned to service as of May 07, 1965. http://www.h43-huskie.info/framesetnew.html
1965 - May 12A HH-43F from Det. 2(P), PARC, at NKP RTAFB, Thailand crewed by Capt. Joe E. Ballinger (P), 1st Lt. Walter F. Turk (CP), TSgt. Charles E. Rainey (FM) and A2C David M. Cutillo (FM) rescued the pilot, Schneider, of an F-105D, after he ejected in Thailand when his aircraft had an engine failure. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - May 15A HH-43F from Det. 1(P), PARC, crewed by 1st Lt. E. J. Hartke (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), rescued 3 Thai civilians. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1965 - May 17Two HH-43F #60-0280 (call signs “Tick 22”) from Det. 2(P), PARC at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand crewed by Capt. Bruce C. Hepp (P), Capt. Stanley O. Schaetzle (CP), A1C William A. Robinson (FM) and A2C Richard A. Wallace (PJ), in the ‘low bird’, rescued F-105D pilot, Capt. James J. Taliaferro Jr., from near Ban Kia Na in North Vietnam. The ‘high bird’ HH-43B #62-4510 (call signs “Tick 41”) on this mission was crewed by 1st Lt. Walter F. Turk (P) Capt. Joe E. Ballinger (CP), SSgt. Roberto Rodriguez (FM) and A2C Marvin F. Brenaman (PJ). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - May 28A HH-43F from Det. 4, PARC, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. John A. Boyles (P), Capt. Kenneth L. Spaur (CP), SSgt. Emil F. Miehlke (FE) and TSgt. Harold E. Moak (PJ), used their FSK to rescue a survivor of a US Army UH-1B helicopter that had a mid-air collision with another UH-1B. A second HH-43F, crewed by Capt. Beryl E. Warden Jr. (P), 1st Lt. Joseph T. Connell (CP), SSgt. Kelly R. Hughes (FM) and A2C Richard O. Steinert (PJ) used their FSK to fight the fire involved in the collision. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - June 02HH-43F #63-9713 (Call sign "Rescue 95") from Det. 5, PARC at Da Nang AB, RVN crewed by Capt. Floyd A. Lockhart (P), no co-pilot was aboard, SSgt. Dewey A. Kilpatrick (FM) and A2C Randolph M. Smith (PJ) was lost when it was hit by ground fire while on a SAR mission for a downed USMC O-1B in RVN. The HH-43F crew was rescued by the second bird on this mission which was HH-43F #63-9714 (Call sign "Rescue 96") crewed by Capt. James E. Hartley (P), Capt. James V. Berryhill (CP), SSgt. Homer L. Ramsey (FM) and A2C William J. Flowers (PJ). After rescuing two of the injured crew of #63-9713 they were taken back to Da Nang AB and then Capt. Hartley and crew returned to the crash site to rescue the remaining uninjured crew of #63-9713. The crew of the O-1B, 1st Lt. Eugene Heister and Capt. Werner Erhard Lutz were KIA. This was the first HH-43F lost in the Vietnam War. http://www.jollygreen.org/jltnc.html & "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & http://wwwh43-huskie.info/framesetpedro.html & http://www.h43-huskie.info/framesetrotortips.html
1965 - June 08A HH-43F #60-0280 (Call sign “Curse 22”) from Det. 2(P), PARC at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand crewed by Capt. Thomas J. Curtis (P), Capt. Bruce C. Hepp (CP), A2C David M. Cutillo (FM) and A2C Richard A. Wallace (PJ) in the ‘low bird’ rescued F-105D pilot Capt. Harold "Buff" Rademacher from nearly 80 miles north of the DMZ in North Vietnam. The ‘high bird’ HH-43F #60-0279 (Call sign “Curse 21”) on this mission was crewed by Capt. Stanley O. Schaetzle (P), 1st Lt. Walter F. Turk (CP), A1C Francisco Alverado (FM) and A2C Michael T. Henebry (PJ). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson
1965 - June 08 thru 12The 341st Strategic Missile Wing at Malmstrom AFB, just east of Great Falls, responded with emergency flood relief in the Browning, Augusta, Choteau, Dupuyer, Vaughn, Sun River, and a host of other Montana communities. Setting up a disaster control center under Base Commander Col. George Budway by 2:00 p.m. on June 8, while Lt. Col. Thomas Beavers took charge of the 13 base helicopters for rescue and relief missions. Air Force airlift operations continued from June 8 to 12. Two HH–43 helicopters from the Western Air Rescue Center’s Detachment 8 at Glasgow AFB, Montana, joined rescue efforts, sometimes hoisting stranded flood survivors from the tops of buildings. Larson AFB, Washington, sent four H–19 helicopters from the 462nd Strategic Aerospace Wing to deliver relief supplies to isolated areas. The United States Air Force and Humanitarian Airlift Operations 1947–1994 by Daniel L. Haulman Air Force Historical Research Agency Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
1965 - June 09A HH-43B (Call sign “Flesh 22”) from Det. 2(P). PARC, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Richard A. Laine (P), Capt. Joe E. Ballinger (CP), A3C Darwin L. Devers (FM) and A2C Michael T. Henebry (PJ), landed to pick up Capt. Carroll D. Keeter & Capt. Gerry L. Getman who ejected from their F-4C (Call sign "Leopard 04") in Thailand after it ran out of fuel. The pilots were not injured and the NKP crew waited with them for almost an hour until a HH-43B #59-1562 (Call sign “Rescue 562”) from Ubon, RTAFB arrived to return the F-4C pilots to Ubon. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - June 14HH-43B #59-1562 from Det. 3(P), PARC, at Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Vance E. Need (P), Capt. Chuck Proft (CP) unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), was damaged in a crash landing about 10 miles SW of Mukdahan, Thailand when it suffered a main transmission gear failure. The crew were all rescued by another helicopter on June 15, 1965. The HH-43B was recovered, repaired and returned to service. http://www.h43-huskie.info/framesetnew.html
1965 - June 15A HH-43B from Det. 3(P), PARC, Thailand, crewed by 1st Lt. E. J. Hartke (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), medevac’d three Thai's in Thailand. No other details are known at this time. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - June 21A HH-43F, from Det. 6, PARC at Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Carl G. Layman (P), Maj. William T. Hayes Jr. (CP), TSgt. Joseph W. Blaquiere (FE) and A2C Michael R. Donegan (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-100, 1st Lt. Willaim Barriere, who had ejected from his disabled aircraft east of the field. This rescue was accomplished at night in a thunderstorm with heavy rain, a ceiling of 400 feet, and 30 knot winds. Both helicopter searched for the downed pilot as low as 50 feet using all floodlights and the landing lights. The second HH-43F on this mission was crewed by Capt. Darvan E. Cook (P), Capt. Donald E. Stranahan (CP), TSgt. Domenick J. Cocuzzi (FM) and A1C Kenneth W. Williams (PJ). ARS Misc. Missions Reel 31113rescan.pdf
1965 - June 21A HH-43F, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued the WSO of a F-4C, Capt. Curt H. Briggs, after he and the pilot, Capt. Paul Anthony Karl had ejected near Ta Chan in northwest North Vietnam after their aircraft had been shot down by a MiG.-17. The pilot, Capt. Karl, became a POW. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - June 23A HH-43F # 60-0280 (Call sign “Hobby 22”) from Det. 2(P), PARC, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, operating from a Lima Site in Laos, crewed by Capt. Bruce C. Hepp (P), Capt. Thomas J. Curtis (CP), A1C Alvarado Francisco (FM) and A2C James E. Poole (PJ), rescued a F-105D (Call sign "Pine 01") pilot, Maj. Robert W. Wilson, from about 20 miles NW of a bridge near Cha Noi, North Vietnam. Maj. Wilson landed in trees and was rescued about 90 minutes later by hoist from his parachute harness without ever setting foot on North Vietnamese soil. The ‘high bird’ on this mission, HH-43B #60-0279 (Call sign “Hobby 21”), crewed by 1st Lt. Walter F. Turk (P), Capt. Stanley O. Schaetzl (CP), A2C David M. Cutillo (FM), A2C Arthur Neil Black (PJ) and A2C Michael T. Henebry (PJ). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - June 25A HH-43B from Det. 5, PARC at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ) rescued the pilot of a T-28. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1965 - July 01The 38th ARS was activated at Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN. Lt. Col. Edward Krafka became its first commander. The 38th ARS acted as a headquarters for all ARS helicopter detachments which became PCS units. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - July 01Det. 1, 38th ARS was activated at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand on this date. Joe Ballinger, Commander, from the book “They Called It Naked Fanny” by Scott Harrington
1965 - July 01Det. 2, 38th ARS was activated at Takhli RTAFB, Thailand on this date. Kaman Rotor Tips Magazine
1965 - July 01Det. 3, 38th ARS was activated at Ubon RTAFB, Thailand on this date. Kaman Rotor Tips Magazine
1965 - July 01Det. 4, 38th ARS was activated at Korat RTAFB, Thailand on this date. Kaman Rotor Tips Magazine
1965 - July 01Det. 5, 38th ARS was activated at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand on this date. Kaman Rotor Tips Magazine
1965 - July 01Det. 6, 38th ARS was activated at Bien Hoa AB, RVN on this date. Kaman Rotor Tips Magazine
1965 - July 01Det. 7, 38th ARS was activated at Da Nang AB, RVN on this date. Kaman Rotor Tips Magazine
1965 - July 03Two CH-3C's, 63-9676 & 63-9685 (on loan from TAC and still painted in the solid dark green TAC colors) arrived at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thiland and were assigned to Det. 1, 38th ARS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand thereby dramatically increaseing SAR capability in SEA. USAF H-3 History Records & George Warren relocations, 38th ARS History 1 Jul-30 Sep 1965 & "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson
1965 - July 03Det. 1, 38th ARRS at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand received two CH-3C’ on loan from the Tactical Air Warfare Center at Eglin AFB, FL. These helicopters considerably improved SAR coverage in Laos and NVN, but were only interim vehicles pending arrival of the combat version of the HH-3E. The HH-43’s at Nakhon Phanom were transferred to Udorn. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - July 03A HH-43F from Det. 5, 38th ARS, at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. David E. Allen (P), 1st Lt. William C Wirstrom (CP), unkn (FE) and Sgt. Free (MT), rescued the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Chevy 01"), Capt. Kenneth R. Johnson, from Laos after he ran out of fuel and he had ejected. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - July 16A HH-43B #59-1562 from Det. 3, 38th ARS at Ubon AB, Thailand was involved in an accident. It was repaired and returned to service by 29 September 1965. No other details are known at this time. https://www.ragay.nl/pacaf-second-period-50.html
1965 - July 20A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARS at Bien Hoa AB, RVN. crewed by Capt. Carl G. Layman (P), Maj. William T. Hayes, Jr. (CP), TSgt. Joseph W. Blaquiere (FM) and A2C Michael R. Donegan (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-100D, Lt. William Barriere, in darkness, heavy rain, poor visibility, low ceilings and high winds caused by thunderstorm activity, after he had ejected from his aircraft when it hit a tree while on a close air support mission for the 1st Infantry Division in RVN. The 'high bird' HH-43F on this mission was crewed by Capt. Darvan E. Cook (P), Capt. Donald E. Stanahan (CP), TSgt, Domenick J. Cocuzzi (FM) and Kenneth W. Williams (PJ). http://h43-huskie.info/framesetrotortips.htm & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - July 24A USAF HH-43F #60-0279 (Call sign “Iron 21”) helicopter from Det. 1, 38th ARS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Thomas J. Curtis (P), 1st Lt. Duane Martin (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), rescued the pilot, Maj. William J. McClelland, of F-105D 63-4373 (Call sign “Mercury 01”) after he had ejected from his AAA damaged aircraft just inside the Laos border with North Vietnam, while on rescap mission for the recovery of the crew of a U. S. Navy A-6A crew in the Steel Tiger area of Southern Laos. The ‘high bird’ on this mission was HH-43F #60-0280 (Call sign “Iron 22”) crewed by Capt. Bruce C. Hepp (P), 1st Lt. Walter F. Turk (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & 3rd ARRGp. Vietnam 1965, 01 Jul-30 Sep history
1965 - July 27A USAF CH-3C #63-9685 (Call sign "Shed 85"), from Det. 1, 38th ARS at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. George C. Martin (P), 1st Lt. Orville N. Keese (CP), Sgt. Curtis W. Pert (FE) and Sgt. Gordon C. Thayer (PJ), that had staged out of LS-36 in northern Laos, rescued F-105D pilot, Capt. Frank J. Tullo (Call sign "Dogwood 02") after his aircraft had been hit by AAA fire and he ejected approximately 40 miles west of Hanoi. He landed in tall elephant grass near Hoang Trung, North Vietnam, about 5 miles west of the Black River. During the rescue the hoist failed and he was flown, dangling 70 feet below the helicopter, to a site about 1/2 mile away where they could land and get him inside. Capt. Tullo was the first pilot rescued in the Vietnam War by a CH-3C helicopter. Flying cover for the CH-3C on this mission were two HH-43B’s (Call signs “Pedro 01” and “Pedro 02”) from Udorn RTAFB, Thailand. This mission was the first time the “Pedro” call sign was documented as being used by HH-43’s in the Vietnam War. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - July 28A HH-43F from Det. 1, 38th ARS, Nakhon Phnom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by 1st Lt. Walter F. Turk (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), operating from a forward base in Laos, rescued the pilot of a USN A-4E, Lt (jg) Grant R. Townsend, after he ejected from his aircraft, in Laos, that was damaged on a bomb run attacking a AAA site 50 miles south of Vinh, North Vietnam. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - August ??In August the 602nd Air Commando Squadron, a unit of A-1's stationed at Bien Hoa AB, RVN, was tasked to take up the mission of rescue escort (RESCORT) on a regular basis. They began by staging aircraft through Udorn or Nakhon Phanom. With the A-1’a regularly flying fighter escort missions for rescue helicopters in SEA, a brilliant tactical innovation the helicopter crews welcomed as long overdue. The 602nd ACS quickly developed a standard procedure for the use of the A-1 as “RESCORT”, using the call sign “Sandy”, to make clear their mission to all listeners, no matter the squadron doing the RESCORT mission.
http://uscgaviationhistory.aopero.org/images/U.S.%20Coast%20Guard%20Aviation%20in%20Vietnam.pdf
1965 - August 10A USAF helicopter crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued F-105D (Call sign "Pepper 04"), pilot, Capt. M. J. Kelch, who had ejected from his damaged aircraft in northern Laos after being hit by 37 mm anti-aircraft fire. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson
1965 - August 24A CH-3C #63-9676 (Call sign “Alley 76”) from Det. 1, 38th ARS, Nakhon Phnom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. James P. Stambough (P), Capt. George C. Martin (CP), SSgt. Francis L. Hill (FM), A1C James Armenia (FM) and SSgt Gordon C. Thayer (PJ), rescued F-105D, pilot, Maj. Dean Andrew Pogreba, who had ejected on August 22nd, from his damaged aircraft in northern Laos after being hit by 37 mm anti-aircraft fire. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - August 30A HH-43B from Det. 2, 38th ARS, at Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (MT), unkn (FF) and unkn (FF), rescued the pilot of an F-105D, Lt. Col. Hendricks, from his burning aircraft after he aborted his take off and the aircraft failed to engage the runway barrier, his tail hook missed the cable and crashed into trees and brush beyond the end of the runway. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson
1965 - August 31A HH-43B (Call sign “Pedro 01”) from Det. 5, 38th ARS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. David. E. Allen (P), 1st Lt. John K. Forsythe (CP), A3C George O. Lepsey (FM) and A2C Bedford T. Lockhart (MT), rescued the pilot of a F-105D, Maj. William H. Bollinger, after he ejected, about 50 miles SW of Piu-Tho, North Vietnam, from his AAA damaged aircraft that had been attacking a bridge near Piu-Tho. ‘High bird’ on this misson was another HH-43B (Call sign “Pedro 02”) crewed by Capt. Hoyt Hurt (P), Capt. Jake C. Hart (CP), Robert W. Dager (FM) and William Fulford (MT). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - September 02 - 03Floods in the area around Aviano, Italy, caused extensive damage. Det. 10, AARC, at Aviano AB, saved the lives of 13 people. Capt. Robert S. Henderson & Capt. James A. Darden, Jr., later received the 1965 Cheney Award in recognition of this mission. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - September 06A HH-43F from Det. 7, Da Nang AB, RVN, 38th ARS, crewed by Capt. Thomas C. Seebo (P), 1st Lt. Arthur F. Machado (CP), SSgt. Homer L. Ramsey (FE) and A2C William J. Flowers (PJ), rescued one crewmember of a B-57B, Capt. Wilford C. Hamann, after he ejected over Da Nang Bay when his aircraft had an engine failure. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - September 06A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Wilford Hamann (P), Capt. Bruce A. Purvine (CP), SSgt. Patrick A. Bowers (FE) and A2C Randolph M. Smith (PJ), rescued one crew member of a B-57B, Capt. Robert J. Lane, after he ejected over Da Nang Bay when his aircraft had an engine failure. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - September 06A HH-43B from Det. 5, 38th ARS at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. Hubert M. Berthold (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), unkn (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Dodge 02"), Capt. Gary D. Barnhill, over northern Thailand when his aircraft developed a fuel leak while air-refueling and he quickly disconnected as his aircraft caught fire, he ejected and shortly after his aircraft exploded. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - September 09The secondary alert HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Raymond L. Murden (P), Capt. Carl G. Layman (CP), TSgt. Joseph W. Blaquiere (FM), and A2C Michael R. Donegan (PJ), medevacked a wounded U. S. Army troop, E-4 Ralph Williams in SVN. The primary alert HH-43F was crewed by Capt. Darvan E. Cook (P), Capt. Donald E. Stranahan (CP), TSgt. Domenick J. Cocuzzi (FM) and A2C William H. Pitsenbarger (PJ). "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - September 10Two HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARS, Da Nang AB, RVN, one crewed by Capt. Bruce A. Pruvine (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), and the second crewed by Capt. Floyd A. Lockhart (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), rescued two crewmembers, Lt. Davidson and SP/5 Harry I. Kee, of an O-1F downed in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - September 14A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) rescued two crewmembers of a U. S. Army L-19, 1st Lt.Thomas Davidson (P) and Capt. Bruce A. Purvine (CP), that had gone down in a shallow river. ARS Misc Missions Reel31113rescan.pdf
1965 - September 17The primay alert HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Darvan E. Cook (P), Capt. Donald E. Stranahan (CP), TSgt. Domenick J. Cocuzzi (FM) and A2C William H. Pitsenbarger (PJ), rescued a badly burned crew member, Lt. Cao Van An, of a downed VNAF H-34 helicopter in RVN. The secondary alert HH-43F was crewed by Capt. Carl G. Layman (P), Capt. Dale L. Potter (CP), TSgt. Joseph W. Blaquiere (FM) and A2C Michael R. Donegan (PJ). "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - September 20A HH-43B #62-4510, (Call sign "Dutchy 41") of Det. 3, 38th ARS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand and crewed by Capt. Thomas J. Curtis (P), 1st Lt. Duane W. Martin (CP), A1C William A. Robinson (FM) and A3C Arthur N. Black (PJ) was shot down on a SAR in North Vietnam attempting to rescue F-105D (Call sign "Essex 04") pilot, Capt. Willis E. Forby. All became POW's and Martin was KIA later during an escape attempt in Laos. The ‘high bird’ on this mission was HH-43B #60-0280 (Call sign "Dutchy 22") crewed by Capt. Richard A. Laine (P), Capt. Bruce C. Hepp (CP), SSgt. Roberto Rodiquez (FM) and A2C Michael Henebry (PJ) and this bird was hit by ground fire and was forced to return to base. Another HH-43 #60-0279 (Call sign "Dutchy 21") crewed by Capt. Joe E. Ballinger (P), Capt. Walter F. Turk (CP) and other unknown crew members may have also been involved with this mission. The crew of "Dutchy 41" were awarded the Air Force Cross for their actions. http://wwwh43-huskie.info/framesetpedro.htm & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/38th_Rescue_Squadron
1965 - September 21A CH-3C #63-9685 from Det. 1, 38th ARS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. George C. Martin (P), 1st Lt. George W. Warren (CP), SSgt. Lee Roy Diggs (FE), A1C Sheldon C. Tart (FM) and A2C Roy “Pert” E. Scherzer (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Hondo"), Capt. Frederick R. Greenwood, after he ejected, in NVN, from his aircraft that had been hit by 57 mm AAA fire while attacking a target near the Mu Gia Pass. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson
1965 - September 24A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Carl G. Layman (P), Capt. Dale L. Potter (CP), TSgt. Joseph W. Blaquiere (FM) and A2C William H. Pitsenbarger (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-100D, Maj. Martin W. Barbena, who had ejected from his aircraft when it was shot down on a close air support mission in South Vietnam. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - October 04The FIRST HH-3C's arrived and became part of Det. 5, 38th ARS at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand bringing the detachment strength to 3 HH-43B's, 1 CH-3C and 6 HH-3C's. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - October 05Two HH-43F’s from Det. 6, 38th ARS at Bien Hoa AB, RVN, one crewed by Capt. Raymond L. Murden (P), Capt. Dale L. Potter (CP), TSgt. Kenneth L. Perkins (FM) and A2C Richard O. Steinert (PJ) and the second one crewed by Capt. Charles P. Nadler (P), 1st Lt. Joseph T. Connell (CP), TSgt. Richard E. Connon (FM) and SSgt. Leon C. Fullwood (PJ), flying multiple sorties, evacuate 24 wounded and 7 KIA, USA troops in contact in SVN. Capt. Murden’s crew made six round trips and Capt. Nadler’s crew made three round trips into and out of an extremely small LZ surrounded by 125 to 150 foot high trees. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - October 08The 20th Helicopter Sq. was reactivated at Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN, flying CH-3C's. The unit began flying unconventional warfare/special operations missions as the "Pony Express". In February 1967 UH-1F/P's were assigned and the squadron as the “Green Hornets” and began flying helicopter gunship missions. The unit was designated as the 20th SOS on August 01, 1968. The "Green Hornets" continued to perform unconventional warfare missions until the unit was deactivated on March 30, 1972. The 20th “Pony Express” transferred its CH-3E's to the 21st SOS at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand in July 1969 and the 20th SOS flew only gunship missions thereafter.
http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents.20thSOS/history2.pdf
1965 - October 09A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARS at Bien Hoa AB, crewed by Capt. Dale L. Potter (P), Capt. Raymond L. Murden (CP), TSgt. Kenneth L. Perkins (FM), SSgt. George E. Schipper (PJ), rescued one wounded USA troops in contact in SVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - October 09A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARS at Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Darvan E. Cook (P), Maj. William T. Hayes Jr. (CP), TSgt. Domenick J. Cocuzzi (FM) and A1C William H. Pitsenbarger (PJ), rescued two wounded USA troops in contact in SVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - October 10A HH-43B (Call sign “Rescue 93”) from Det. 4, 38th ARS at Korat RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM), unkn (MT) and unkn (FS) medevaced two injuried persons, who were in a truck accident, from a GCI site approximately fifty nautical miles from Korat. They were taken to the 31st Field Hospital in Korat. 38th ARS History 1965 01 Jan – 31 Dec
1965 - October 11The 20th Helicopter Sq. "Provisional" organized at Eglin AFB, FL. and assigned to TAC and attached to Ninth Air Force, which formed a nucleus of personnel and equipment for dispatching to SEA for the 20th HS. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents.20thSOS/history2.pdf
1965 - October 11An HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Raymond L. Murden (P), Capt. Charles P. Nadler (CP), TSgt. Kenneth L. Perkins (FM) and A1C Henry J. O'Beirne (PJ), rescued the two pilots of a USN F-4B who had ejected from their battle damaged aircraft about 40 miles from Bien Hoa. http://www.pjsinnam.com/vn-history/pdf-files/Chronology/1965.pdf
1965 - October 13A CH-3C from Det. 1, 38th ARS at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Jerry W. Jennings (P), Capt. James C. O'Dell (CP), SSgt. Harold R. Schrader (FM) and TSgt. William G. Daniels (PJ), operating from LS-36 in Laos, rescued an F-105D (Call sign “Triumph 01”) pilot, Maj. James Edward Prestle Randall, after he had ejected from his damaged aircraft near Ban Bung, NVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - October 20A rescue helicopter possibly from Det. 9, 38th ARS at Pleiku AB, RVN rescued the crew of a B-57B, Maj. Gerald T. Hamilton and Maj. Harold E. Holzapple, after they ejected from their aircraft that had been shot down near Pleiku, RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson
1965 - October 20Two HH-43B’s of Det. Provisional First arrived at Cam Ranh Bay AB on this day. Upon their arrival they became operational the same day. The 2 HH-43B’s were the FIRST assigned aircraft to arrive at this base. 38th ARS History
1965 - October 20A HH-43B (Call sign “Rescue 44”) from Det. 4, 38th ARS at Korat RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM), unkn (MT) and unkn (FS) medevacked two injuried persons from a GCI site about 50 miles away from Korat RTAFB. The two injured patients were transferred to the 31st Field Hospital. 38th ARS History 1965 01 Jan – 31 Dec
1965 - October 23A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Dale L. Potter (P), Capt. David C. Henry (CP), TSgt. Richard E. Connon (FM) and SSgt. Leon Fullwood (PJ), rescued the pilot of an A-1E, Capt. Melvin C. Elliott, after he bailed out of his ground fire damaged aircraft near the Plei Mei Special Forces Camp in RVN on 22 October 1965. ‘High bird’ on this mission, a second HH-43F, was crewed by Capt. Raymond L. Murdon (P), Capt. Raymond H. Matthews (CP), TSgt. Domenick J. Coouzzl (FM) and A1C William H. Pitsenbarger "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - October 23A HH-43F, from Det. 7, 38th ARRS at Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. William F. Cunningham Jr. (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), rescued a wounded USMC troop in contact in RVN. No other details are know at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - October 28Two HH-43F's, (Call sign's "Pedro 01" and "Pedro 02"), from Det. 1, 38th ARS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand each rescued one of the crew of a USN F-4B, Lt. Cmdr. A. M. Lindsey and Lt (jg) Robert W. Cooper, from the Steel Tiger area of southern Laos after they had ejected from their ground fire damaged aircraft. One HH-43F (Call sign “Pedro 01”) crewed by Capt. Donald R. Bureau (P), Capt. William R. Uhl (CP), A1C Lyle J. Tadewald (FM) and A1C Harry W. Birtel (PJ) rescued Lt. Cdr. Lindsey. The second HH-43F (Call sign “Pedro 02”) crewed by Capt. Charles E. McMillian (P), Capt. Charles P. Rush (CP) and A2C Andrew C. Pararella (FM), rescued Lt. (jg) Robert W. Cooper. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & http://www.h43-huskie.info/framesetpedro.htm & "PJs in Vietnam" by SMSgt. Robert L LaPointe
1965 - October 30Two HH-43F’s from Det. 7, 38th ARS at Da Nang AB, RVN, standing alert at Quang Tri, RVN, one crewed by Capt. John B. Keen (P), unkn (CP) none (FM), and Charles A. Kezer (PJ) and the second crewed by Capt. Waino E. Arvo Jr. (CP), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), rescued two crewmembers of a USA UH-1B helicopter downed in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe &
http://www.jgsinnam.com/vn_history/pdf_files/Chronology/1965.pdf
1965 - October 31A Viet Cong sapper and mortar attack on Ben Hoa AB, RVN, destroyed one of Det. 6, 38th ARS HH-43F’s and damaged their other HH-43F and HH-43B. "PJs in Vietnam" by SMSgt. Robert L LaPointe
1965 - November 01A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARS at Ben Hoa AB, RVN (repaired after suffering mortar damaged during a Viet Cong attack on October 31, 1965) crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued the pilot of a VNAF A-1, during the night, after his aircraft went down NW of Saigon, RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - November 01A CH-3C from Det. 5, 38th ARS, crewed by Capt. Warren R. Lilly (P), William R. Warren (CP), TSgt. William J. Warren (FM), TSgt. Spence C. Heywood (FM) and SSgt. Arthur M. Cormier (PJ), rescued the pilot of a USN A-4E, Lt. Cmdr. Billy V. Wheat, after he ejected from his 37mm AAA damaged aircraft about seven miles south of Ha Tinh, North Vietnam. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - November 01A HH-43F with the 38th ARS, Det. 14 at Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Alden (P), unkn (CP), unkn (MT), unkn (FF) and unkn (FF), saved 13 sailors from a USN P-2V that had caught fire during landing by hovering and blowing a path through the flames allowing the crew to escape. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1965 - November 01The 20th Helicopter Squadron was formed at Eglin AFB, FL. By December 06, 1965 the majority of the aircraft and personnel had arrived at Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1966.pdf
1965 - November 03HH-43B #58-1851(Call sign "Charlie Brown 05") 3635th FlyTngWg. at Stead AFB. NV., crewed by Capt. Richard H. Finely (IP), 1st Lt. Ronald E. Brock (CP) and 2nd Lt. Hoodhand Nassiry (Student Pilot) crashed on Stead AFB, killing all on board. Capt. Finely was the instructor pilot, 2nd Lt. Hoodhand Nassiry of the Imperial Iranian Army was a student pilot and 1st Lt. Brock was riding along for flight time. See "Story" for more details. Nevada State Journal (Reno, Nevada) Thur, Nov 4, 1965, page 1
1965 - November 04The FIRST two HH-3E's arrived in theater aboard a C-133 at Ben Hoa AB, RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - November 04A HH-43B (Call sign “Rescue 44”) from the 38th ARS, Det. 4 from Korat RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), medevacked one Thai in Thailand. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1965 - November 06A HH-43F #63-1712 (Call sign “Pedro 74”) from Det. 6, 38th ARS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Raymond L. Murden (P), Capt. Karl G. King (CP), A1C Gerald C. Hammond Jr. (FM), A1C William H. Pitsenbarger (PJ) and a second HH-43F #63-1711 (Call sign “Pedro 73”), crewed by Capt. Charles P. Nadler (P), Capt. Maurice G. Kessler (CP), TSgt. Kenneth L. Perkins (FM) and A1C Henry J. O'Beirne (PJ), rescued two Australian troops, Sgt. A. J. Mclvor and Pvt. Glen B. Woodward, in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - November 06CH-3C #63-9685 (Call sign "Jolly Green 85") from Det. 5, 38th ARS, operating from LS-36 in Laos, crewed by Capt. Warren E. Lilly (P), 1st Lt. Jerry Singleton (CP), SSgt. Berkley E. Naugle (FM) and SSgt. Arthur Cormier (PJ), was hit by ground fire and lost on a CSAR in North Vietnam while attempting to rescue a A-1E (Call sign "Sandy 12") pilot, Capt. Richard Eugene Bolstad (POW). Lilly, Singleton and Cormier became POW's. Sgt. Naugle was rescued, just as darkness was approaching, by a U.S. Navy SH-3 Sea King helicopter #148993 (Call sign "Nimble 62"), crewed by Lt. (jg) T. Campbell and Lt. (jg) M. Howell when he was spotted on the ground, using his cigarette lighter flame as a signal. This was the first "Jolly Green" helicopter loss in combat. TSgt. Cormier was awarded the Silver Star for his actions during this mission.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/38th_Rescue_Squadron & "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson
1965 - November 07CH-3C #63-9676 (Call sign "Jolly Green 76") from Det. 5, 38th ARS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Norman B. Kamhoot (P), Capt. Robert A. Weekley (CP), TSgt. William J. Warren (FE) and TSgt. William G. Daniels (PJ) operating from a forward operating base rescued the pilot and co-pilot, Lt. Campbell and Lt. Howell, of a USN SH-3B Sea King SAR helicopter #148993 (Call sign "Nimble 62") that had been hit by ground fire and crash landed on top of a 4,000 mountain. A USN UH-2B (Call sign "Angel 7") helicopter had already rescued two other crewmembers of the downed USN SH-3B. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & Barry Kamhoot email 03 Mar 2015
1965 - November 08A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARS at Ben Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Charles P. Nadler (P), Capt. Maurice G. Kessler (CP), TSgt. Kenneth L. Perkins (FE) and A1C Henry J. O'Beirne (PJ), in multiple sorties rescued 19 wounded Australian troops in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - November 08A HH-43F (Call sign "Pedro 01") from Det. 6, 38th ARS at Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Edwin A. Henningson (P), Capt. Ronald L. Bachman (CP), A1C Alexander Montgomery (FM), SSgt. David E. Milsten (PJ) and SSgt. George E. Schipper (PJ), in multiple sorties rescued 20 wounded USA troops in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - November 08A HH-43F from the 38th ARS, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), medevac’d a USAF A2C in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - November 08A HH-43F from Det. 1, 38th ARS at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Donald R. Berdeaux (P), 1st Lt. Charles R. Sweet (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued the pilot of a T-28 that went down in Laos. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - November 09A HH-43F (Call sign "Pedro 02") from Det. 6, 38th ARS at Ben Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Charles P. Nadler (P), Capt. Maurice G. Kessler (CP), TSgt Kenneth L. Perkins (FM) and A1C Henry J. O'Bernie (PJ), rescued 19 wounded Australian troops in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - November 10The FIRST two HH-3E's arrived at their new home at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand and became part of Det. 5, 38th ARRS. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - November 10A HH-43B from Det. 1, 38th ARS at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. John S. Lapham (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), medevacked 4 Thai civilians in Thailand. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1965 - November 13Two HH-43F’s from Det. 7, 38th ARS, Da Nang AB, RVN, one, HH-43F #64-1759 (Call sign “Rescue 97”), crewed by Capt. James C. Rodenberg (P), 1st Lt. Tommy L. Brown (CP), TSgt. Harlan D. Longmire (FM) and A1C Albert W. Foster III (PJ) and the second, HH-43F #63-9717 (Call sign “Rescue 99”), crewed by Capt. Rockwel N. Green (P), 1st Lt. Ralph E. Vick (CP), A1C Edgar W. Forrester Jr. (FM) and A1C Michael D. Leonard (PJ) rescued, Pvt. P. M. Pulis a wounded USMC troop, and unkn Marine, wounded, in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1965 - November 14A HH-43F from Det. 1 (Prov), 38th ARS at Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Richard C. Pfadenhauer (P), 1st Lt. Theodore S. Cochran (CP) and TSgt. Eddie Hagerman (FM), medevac’d an injured USAF airman in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1965 - November 16Two additional HH-3E's arrived at their new home at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand and became part of Det. 5, 38th ARS. 38th ARS History 1965 01 Jan – 31 Dec
1965 - November 18A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARS, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FE), rescued one individual from a downed UH-1B in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1965 - November 18A HH-43F #62-4564 (Call sign "Pedro 01"), from Det. 1, 38th ARS at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. John B. Reiderick (P), 1st Lt. Charles R. Sweet (CP), A2C Charles E. Veasey (FM) and A1C Harry W. Birtel (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign “Oak”), Capt. Larry C. Mahaffey, after he ejected from his aircraft that had been hit by ground fire about 35 miles SW of Vinh, North Vietnam. The HH-43F #62-4565 (Call sign “Pedro 02”), ‘high bird’ on this mission, was crewed by 1st Lt. Frederick T. Dykes (P), 1st Lt. Kenneth G. Griffis (CP) A2C Philip D. Carlson (FM). "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & http://wwwh43-huskie.info/framesetpedro.htm
1965 - November 20Two HH-43F’s from Det. 6, 38th ARS at Bien Hoa AB, RVN, one piloted by Capt. Maurice G. Keesler, rescued 2 wounded USA troops in contact in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - November 21A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARS at Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Alva G. Graham (P), Capt. Rockwell N. Greene (CP), A1C Ronald E. Renard (FM) and A1C Michael D. Leonard (PJ), rescued crew members and passengers from a C-123B that had crashed about one mile short of Da Nang's runway in a mine field. Rescued were A1C Michael Kelly, A1C Kirby R. Wheeler, 1st Lt. Roger Rucker and four unknown others. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - November 26A HH-43F from Det. 14, 38th ARS at Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Franklin Chase (P), Capt. Charles R. Dunn (CP), SSgt. Curtis W. Thomas (FM) and A2C Jerry E. Nidiffer (PJ), rescued six crewmembers of a USA UH-1B helicopter in RVN. The back up HH-43F for this mission was crewed by 1st Lt. Tommy L. Brown (P), Capt. James C. Rodenberg (CP) and A1C Edgar W. Forrester Jr. (FM). "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - November 28Two HH-43F’s from Det. 9, 38th ARS, Pleiku AB, RVN, one crewed by Capt. Glen L. McFarlane (P), 2nd Lt. James E. McLain (CP), A1C Hubert E. Smith (FF) and A1C James W. Bayles (FF), and the second HH-43F, crewed by Capt. Leonard L. Hills (P), 2nd Lt. Curtis K. Bayer (CP), A3C Terrell L. Sage (FM) and A1C Howard T. Mathies (MT), each rescued one of the crew of an F-4C, Capt. R. D. Street (P) and 1st Lt. H. J. Knoch, after they had ejected from their ground fire damaged aircraft near Pleiku, RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - November 28A HH-43F, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (PJ) and unkn (PJ), saved the crew of an F-4C, in Thailand. No other details are known at this time. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - December 02A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARS at Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Raymond L. Murden (P), Capt. Charles P. Nadler (CP), TSgt. Kenneth L. Perkins (FM), A1C Henry J. O'Beirne (PJ), the crew of a USN F-4B, Lt. (jg). T. J. Potter and Lt. (jg) Donald W. Schmidt, after they had ejected near An Loc, RVN, when their aircraft had been damaged while attacking a target. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - December 04A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARS at Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), unkn (PJ), medevacked three unkn wounded in action in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - December 05The 20th Helicopter Sq. "Provisional" assigned to TAC and attached to Ninth Air Force, which formed a nucleus of personnel and equipment for dispatching to SEA for the 20th HS deployed from Eglin AFB, FL. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents.20thSOS/history2.pdf
1965 - December 06The 20th Helicopter Sq. "Provisional" assigned to TAC and attached to Ninth Air Force, which formed a nucleus of personnel and equipment for dispatching to SEA for the 20th HS was discontinued after their deployment on December 05, 1965. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents.20thSOS/history2.pdf
1965 - December 06A HH-43F from Det. 1 (Prov.), 38th ARS at Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Joseph A. Civello (P), 1st Lt. George B. Adams (CP), A1C Edward D. Erickson (FM) and A1C Leroy C. Juell (MT) rescued six passengers from a UH-1B that had made a precautionary landing in the area of Phan Rang. They also provided escort for the pilot and co-pilot of the UH-1B as they flew the damaged helicopter back to Cam Ranh Army Airfied. 38th ARS History 1965 01 Jan – 31 Dec
1965 - December 06A HH-3E #67-14712 (Call sign “Jolly Green 31”) from Det. 5, 38th ARS at Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by 1st Lt. Thomas E. Kenny (P), Capt. Francis E. Hendrickson (CP), SSgt. Harold R. Schrader (FM) and A1C Leroy W. Kelsay (PJ), airlifted the Nakhon Phanom Provincial Governor, Missionary Webber and eight Thai police to an area 37 miles southwest of Nakhon Phanom where the passengers unloaded. After a fifteen minute wait the Governor and Missionary re-boarded the HH-3C and were returned to Nakhon Phanom. 38th ARS History 1965 01 Jan – 31 Dec
1965 - December 07A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARS at Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Maurice G. Kessler (P), 1st Lt. Mark C. Schibler (CP), TSgt. Richard E. Connon (FM) and SSgt. Leon C. Fullwood (PJ), rescued the pilot of an O-1E, Capt. Rexford T. O'Connor, after his aircraft crashed in RVN when it had an engine failure. The HH-43F “high” bird on this mission was crewed by Capt. Harold D. Salem (P), Capt. Dale L. Potter (CP), A1C Gerald C. Hammond Jr. (FM) and A1C William H. Pitsenbarger (PJ). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & 38th ARS History 1965 01 Jan – 31 Dec
1965 - December 07A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARS at Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) attempted the rescue of two crewmembers, Capt. James Donald Sala (P) and Capt. Robert Wayne Wranosky (CP) of a F-4C that had crash north of Kontum RVN. Upon arrival at the crash site it was determined that the F-4C had crashed into a hill before either crew member could eject. Sala and Capt. Wranosky were both KIA. 38th ARS History 1965 01 Jan – 31 Dec
1965 - December 08A HH-43B (Call sign “Rescue 44”) from Det. 4, 38th ARS at Korat RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (MT) rescued the pilot of a F-105D that had ejected from his aircraft about thirty nine nautical miles north of Korat RTAFB. 38th ARS History 1965 01 Jan – 31 Dec
1965 - December 09Two HH-43F's from Det. 7, 38th ARS at Da Nang AB, RVN. rescued several wounded Marines approximately 30 miles south of Da Nang AB, RVN., one landing in total darkness while under enemy ground fire to load the wounded. The primary helicopter was crewed by 1st Lt. Arthur F. Machado (P), Capt. John B. Kneen (CP), MSgt. Harlan D. Longmire (FM) and SSgt. David J. Wheeler (PJ) and the other crewed by Capt. Horold A. Solberg (P), Capt. James C. Rodenberg (CP), Sgt. Delmar F. Mapes (FM) and A1C Dennis C. Hughes (PJ). http://www.h43-huskie.info/framesetrotortips.html
1965 - December 09Two more additional HH-3E's arrived at their new home at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand and became part of Det. 5, 38th ARS. 38th ARS History 1965 01 Jan – 31 Dec
1965 - December 10The 20th Helicopter Sq. personnel and equipment reached Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN at which point activity of the 20th HS resumed. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents.20thSOS/history2.pdf
1965 - December 10A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARS at Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), Capt. Charles P. Nadler (CP), TSgt. Kennneht L. Perkins (FM) and A1C Henry J. O’Beirne (PJ), scrambled for an A-1E landing with its left brake out, the A-1E veered off the runway into a water filled ditch and flipped upside down. By the time rescue crews were able to turn the A-1E over, the pilots had died from drowning. http://www.pjsinnam.com/vn_history/pdf_files/Chronology/1965.pdf
1965 - December 13A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. Tommy L. Brown (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued one crewmember, MSgt. Forrester, of a USMC UH-1B helicopter in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - December 13A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued one crewmember from an O-1E that was downed in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - December 14A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARS, from Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) attempted the rescue of two crewmembers, Capt. Robert Jerome Moroney (P) and Capt. Jere P. Joyner (CP) of a B-57 that was shot down by ground fire abut 30 miles southwest of Pleiku, near the Cambodia border. As the HH-43F crew arrived they were informed that an Army helicopter had picked up Capt. Joyner after he had ejected from their B-57 and the HH-43F crew determined that Capt Moroney had not ejected and was KIA. 38th ARS History 1965 01 Jan – 31 Dec
1965 - December 14A HH-43F from Det. 1 (Prov.), 38th ARS at Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Joseph A. Civello (P), 1st Lt. Gary F. Sanderson (CP), SSgt. James W. Hollaway (FM) and A1C Leroy C. Juell (MT) was dispatched to attempt the recovery of the crew of a downed O-1E. The crash site was located and the medical tech. was lowered to the ground and he determined the crew were KIA in the still burning aircraft (see next entry). 38th ARS History 1965 01 Jan – 31 Dec
1965 - December 14A HH-43F from Det. 1 (Prov.), 38th ARS at Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Richard C. Pfadenhauer (P), 1st Lt. Gary F. Sanderson (CP), TSgt. Paul J. Gorman (FM), SSgt. Truman R. Kilburn (MT) and A1C Leroy C. Juell (MT) was sent to recover the remains of the crew of the crashed O-1E located in the mission described in the previous entry. The two medical techs. were lowered to the ground and were able to recover the two remains from the crashed O-1E. 38th ARS History 1965 01 Jan – 31 Dec
1965 - December 15For the FIRST time in aviation history a helicopter connect to the refueling 'probe and drogue' system from an aerial tanker aircraft. Using a Sikorsky Helicopter Company owned S-61R (CH-3C) helicopter with a dummy refueling probe mounted on the nose and a U. S. Marine Corps KC-130F tanker aircraft. The Sikorsky owned helicopter was flown by Sikorsky test pilot Thomas Glynn in the pilot’s seat and U. S. Air Force pilot Capt. W. Don Eastman in the co-pilots seat and a second Sikorsky test pilot, Dick Wright, in the FE's seat. The KC-130F was piloted by Captains W.J. Smith and R. R. Mullins of Cherry Point Marine Air Station, the FIRST connection was made on the afternoon of December 15, 1965. U.S.A.F. pilot Capt. Eastman was at the controls, from the co-pilots seat, when he flew up behind the KC-130F over Kitty Hawk, NC. and made the FIRST helicopter refueling connection (no fuel was transferred) in history. This capability revolutionized helicopter Air Rescue operations.
http://usafhpa.org/experiences/helirefuel/H-3%20Air%20Reueling%20tests.html
1965 - December 15For the FIRST time in aviation history the feasibility of refueling a helicopter in flight using a conventional 'probe and drogue' system was proven. A CH-3 #62-12580, piloted by Major Harry P. Dunn (who had never participated in an aerial refueling), with a jerry-rigged dummy refueling probe installed, flew up behind a USMC KC-130 over Kitty Hawk, NC., slipped into refueling position, and on the first attempt plugged the dummy probe into the refueling basket. The following message was sent to Hq. ARRS; Subject: Helicopter aerial refueling on 15 Dec 65, at MCAS Cherry Point, NC., an Air Force CH-3 helicopter successfully completed a series of aerial refueling tests which included a five-minute hookup with a Marine Corps KC-130F Hercules aircraft. This demonstrated for the first time in aviation history the feasibility of refueling a helicopter using conventional probe and drogue system. Air refueling would revolutionize helicopter SAR operations. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - December 16A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. John A. Boyles (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), medevac’d one unkn in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - December 17A HH-43F #63-9712 (Call sign “Pedro 74”) from Det. 6, 38th ARS at Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Raymond L. Murden (P), Capt. Charles P. Nadler (CP), TSgt. Kennneth L. Perkins (FM) and A1C Henry J. O'Beirne (PJ), despite heavy ground fire, landed to retrieve the body of Capt. Donald Rey Hawley who was killed in action when his 0-1E was shot down by ground fire 10 miles NW of Bien Hoa AB, RVN. The ‘high bird’ on this mission was HH-43F #63-9711 (Call sign “Pedro 73”) crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & http://www.pjsinnam.com/vn_history/pdf-files/Chronology/1965.pdf
1965 - December 19A HH-3E (Call sign “Jolly Green 33”) from Det. 5, 38th ARS at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Norman B. Kamhoot (P), Capt. Charles P. Rush (CP), SSgt. Theodore M. Youngblood (FM) and A1C Harry W. Birtel (PJ), rescued one crewmember of a F-4C, Capt. R. S. Kan, after he ejected about 15 miles east of Nakhon Phanom RTAB, Thailand from his aircraft that had been badly damaged by a near miss from a SA-2 SAM about 35 miles west of Hanoi, NVN (see next entry). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJs in Vietnam" by SMSgt. Robert L. LaPointe & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/38th_Rescue_Squadron
1965 - December 19A HH-3E #66-13280 (Call sign “Jolly Green 27”) from Det. 5, 38th ARS, crewed by Capt. Robert D. Furman (P), Capt. Dale V. Hardy (CP), A1C Robert E. Crites (FM) and SSgt. Berkley E. Naugle (PJ), rescued one crew member of a F-4C, 1st Lt. J. L. Moran, after he ejected about 15 miles east of Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand from his aircraft that had been badly damaged by a near miss from a SA-2 SAM about 35 miles west of Hanoi, NVN (see previous entry). "PJs in Vietnam" by SMSgt. Robert L LaPointe & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/38th_Rescue_Squadron & "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson
1965 - December 19A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARS at Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Edwin A. Henningson (P), Capt. Maurice G. Kessler (CP), TSgt. Richard E. Connon (FM) and SSgt. Leon C. Fullwood (PJ) rescued, by using a Stokes litter, a wounded troop, James Hunt, in contact in RVN. No other details are known at this time. The ‘high bird’ HH-43F on this mission was crewed by Capt. Dale L. Potter (P), Capt. Harold D. Salem (CP), A1C Gerald C. Hammond Jr. (FM) and A1C William H. Pitsenbarger (PJ). "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - December 21A HH-3E #66-13280 (Call sign "Jolly Green 27") from Det. 5, 38th ARS at Udorn RTAFB. Thailand, crewed by Capt. James L. Butera (P), Capt. William E. Cowell (CP), TSgt Spence C. Heywood (FM) and A1C Harry W. Birtell (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Cedar"), Capt. James V. Sullivan, after he had ejected from his 57 mm AAA damaged aircraft about 30 miles south of Ha Tinh, North Vietnam, near the border with Laos. The 'high bird’ on this mission was HH-3C #67-14704 (Call sign "Jolly Green 33") crewed by Capt. Norman B. Kamhoot (P), Capt. Charles P. Rush (CP), SSgt. Theodore M. Youngblood (FM) and A1C Robert E. Crites (FM). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson
1965 - December 21A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARS at Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Charles P. Nadler (P), Capt. Raymond L. Murden (CP), TSgt. Kenneth L. Perkins (FM) and A1C Henry J. O'Beirne (PJ), rescued one wounded USA troop contact in RVN. The HH-43F ‘high bird’ on this mission was crewed by Capt. Karl G. King (P), Capt Ronald L Rachmin (CP), A1C Alexander Montgomery (FM) and SSgt. George E. Schipper (PJ). "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & 38th ARS History 1965 01 Jan – 31 Dec
1965 - December 21A HH-43F, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), medevacked one USAF airman in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1965 - December 22A HH-43B from Det. 2, 38th ARS, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued the pilot of an F-105 saved the pilot of an F-105 on the Takhli RTAFB, Thailand runway. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1965 - December 22A HH-3E, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued the pilot of an F-105, Capt. James V. Sullivan after he had flown his 57mm AAA damaged aircraft to near the Lao, Thailand border before ejecting. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1965 - December 23A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARS at Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. John B. Kneen (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), medevacked one injured USAF airman in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1965 - December 29A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARS at Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ) rescued 5 from a USMC UH-1E, no other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1965 - December 29A HH-3E #67-14722 (Call sign “Jolly Green 32”) from Det. 5, 38th ARS at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. James L. Butera (P), Capt. William E. Cowell (CP) and A1C Frank I. Clubb (FM), was involved in the rescue of the pilot of a RTAF T-33A in Thailand and rescued him after he had been examined and treated by the medic on the HH-43B, that was also involved in this mission. (See next entry) No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1965 - December 29A HH-43B (Call sign “Pedro ?”) from Det. 5, 38th ARS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Charles E. McMillian (P), A1C Keith R. Nolder (MT), A2C Anthony F. Desmond (FF) and SSgt. James C. Baldwin (FF), was involved in the rescue of the pilot of a RTAF T-33A in Thailand. (See previous entry) No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1965 - December 31 & 1966 - January 01Three HH-43's from Det. 15, WARC at Williams AFB, AZ. and two HH-43's from Det. 16, WARC at Luke AFB, AZ. were involved in a humanitarian airlift operations in which they rescued nine victims of flooding from the Salt and Gila Rivers in the suburbs of Phoenix, AZ. The USAF & Humanitarian Airlift Operations 1947-1994 by Daniel L. Haul
1965 - End of YearThe Air Rescue Service had 6 HH-3E's, 1 CH-3E, 25 HH-43B/F's, 5 HU-16's and 2 HC-54"s in Vietnam and Thailand at the end of 1965.
1966 - January 06The 3rd ARRGp. Commanded by Col. Arthur Beall was activated at Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN. The RCC's at Da Nang AB, RVN and Udorn RTAFB, Thailand became Det. 1 and Det. 2 of the 3rd ARRGp. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - January 08The Military Air Transport Service (MATS) was renamed to Military Airlift Command (MAC), Air Rescue Service (ARS) was re-designated the Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service (ARRS) & the 3rd ARRGp. took charge of all rescue operations in Vietnam. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe &
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1966 - January 08The 20th HS relocated eight CH-3C's and eleven crews to Da Nang AB, RVN to support USMC operation "Double Eagle", flying their first mission on January 10, 1966. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1966.pdf
1966 - January 10A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. Tommy L. Brown (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued the crew of a USMC F-4B, 1st Lt. G. E. Perry (P) and 1st Lt. R. T. Morrissey (CP) who had ejected from their aircraft, when one of its own bombs exploded prematurely, while attacking targets near Phuoc Binh, 20 miles south of Da Nang, AB, RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & JRCC Save Form
1966 - January 11A HH-3E #67-14712 (Call sign "Jolly Green 31") from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. James C. O'Dell (P), Capt. Erling R. Drangsveit (CP), TSgt. William J. Warren (FE) and MSgt. William G. Daniels (PJ), launched from LS-36 in Laos, rescued the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Healey 3"), Capt. J. R. Stell, after his aircraft was damaged by ground fire and he ejected near Ban Ban, Laos. The high bird on this mission was HH-3E #66-13280 ("Jolly Green 27"), crew unkn. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - January 11CH-3C's of the 20th HS, crew's unkn, airlifted Battery H, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines from Chu Lai to Ba To. No other details are known at this time. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1968.pdf
1966 - January 12A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), medevacked one Vietnamese civilian. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - January 15A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS at Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Rockwell N. Greene (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued one Japanese civilian, Kimura Takeshig. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - January 15Two CH-3C’s of the 20th HS, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FE), were hit by enemy ground fire while sling loading a howitzers to a forward location. The crews were able to successfully complete the mission. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1966.pdf
1966 - January 16A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Robert A. Weekley (P), 1st Lt. Richard J. Sans (CP), SSgt. Joseph L. Barnes Sr. (FM) and A1C Leroy W. Kelsay Jr. (PJ), rescued the crew of an F-4C, Capt. J. A. Gagan (P) after he and his co-pilot, 1st Lt. F. M. Malagarie, ejected from their damaged aircraft that had been hit by small arms fire while attacking a target near Ban Ralao, Laos. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & JRCC Save Form
1966 - January 16A HH-4F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS at Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. Arthur F. Machado (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ) rescued the pilot, Capt. Hugh M. Davidson after he and his co-pilot, Capt. Edward J. Cook (CP) ejected from a B-57B that had engine failure and crashed into the sea off Da Nang AB, RVN. Capt. Cook was picked up by a USN helicopter. No other details are known at this time. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & JRCC Save Form
1966 - January 18Det. 8, 38th ARRS was activated at Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN (with 2 HH-43B's) & Det. 11, 38th ARRS was activated at Tuy Hoa (also with HH-43B's). http://www.pjsinnam.com/vn_history/pdf_files/Chronology/1966.pdf
1966 - January 20A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. James C. O'Dell (P), Capt. Erling R. Drangsveit (CP), SSgt. William R. Gladish (FM) and SSgt James Watson (PJ), rescued the pilot of an F-105D, Cushenberry, after his aircraft had an engine failure in Thailand. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - January 20A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. James C. O'Dell (P), Capt. Erling R. Drangsviet (CP), SSgt. William R. Gladish (FM) and SSgt. James Watson (PJ), rescued the pilot of an F-105D, Capt. R. O. Green, after he had ejected from his aircraft in the Mu Gia Pass region of Laos. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1966 - January 31A HH-3E, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued the pilot, Capt. J. R. Gearheart, of an A-1E after he crashed landed his AAA fire damaged aircraft in RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1966 – January 31A CH-21 from the 1001st Helicopter Squadron at Andrews AFB, MD, crew unkn, medevacked Mrs. Betty Simpson, critically ill with pneumonia, from her drift-bound home in Loudon County, Virginia.
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1966 - February 01A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by 1st Lt. Forest M. Kimsey (P), Capt. Charles P. Rush (CP), SSgt. Donald L. Chance (FM) and A2C Laverne W. Kellerman Jr. (PJ), rescued the pilot of a USN A-1J, Lt. (jg) B. S. Eakin, after he ejected from his aircraft after it was hit while attacking a target near Ban Senphan, Laos. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - February 02A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. William E. Cowell (P), 1st Lt. William C. Dean (CP), SSgt. William R. Gladish (FM) and A1C Michael D. Leonard (PJ), attempted the rescued the pilot of a USN A-1J (Call sign "Skyraider 04"), Lt. (jg) Dieter Dengler, after his aircraft was shot down in Laos. Dieter Dengler became a POW, later escaped and evaded for three weeks before being spotted and rescued. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - February 02The 20th HS first became part of a highly sensitive out-country operation when two CH-3C, six officers and three airmen were moved to Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1966.pdf
1966 - February 04A HH-3E, from Det. 5, 38th ARRS at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued one unkn from an OV-1A downed in Laos. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - February 07A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Charles P. Nadler (P), Capt. Ronald L. Bachman (CP), A1C Thomas C. Story (FM) and A1C Henry J. O'Beirne (PJ), rescued a wounded Australian troop, Pvt. John A. Densley, in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - February 12A HH-43F #63-9712 (Call sign "Pedro 74") from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Ben Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Edwin A. Henningson (P), 1st Lt. Mark C. Schibler (CP), TSgt. Richard E. Connon (FM) and SSgt. Leon C. Fullwood (PJ), rescued six wounded U.S. Army troops in contact in RVN No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - February 12A HH-43F (Call sign "Pedro 97") from Det. 6, 38th ARRS at Ben Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Maurice G. Kessler (P), Capt. Dale L. Potter (CP), A1C Gerald C. Hammond Jr. (FM) and A1C William H. Pitsenbarger (PJ), rescued 4 wounded troops in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - February 12A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Ben Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Maurice G. Kessler (P), Capt. Dale L. Potter (CP), TSgt. Kenneth L. Perkins (FM) and A1C William H. Pitsenbarger (PJ), rescued 2 wounded troops in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - February 12A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Ben Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Edwin A. Henningson (P), 1st Lt. Mark C. Schibier (CP), TSgt. Richard A. Connon (FM) and SSgt. David E. Milsten (PJ), rescued one wounded troop in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - February 19A HH-3E #66-13282 (Call sign "Jolly Green 29") from Det. 5, 38th ARRS at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Norman B. Kamhoot (P), 1st Lt. John F. Guilmartin Jr. (CP), SSgt. Theodore M. Youngblood (FE) and A1C Leroy W. Kelsay Jr. (PJ), rescued the a F-105D (Call sign "Healey Lead") pilot, Capt. Robert O. Green, from the Mu Gia Pass, Laos after his aircraft had been hit and damaged by 37 mm AAA fire while attacking targets in the Mu Gia Pass region. HH-3E #67-14722 (Call sign "Jolly Green 32") was the 'high bird’ on this mission, crew unkn. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - February 20A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. James C. O'Dell (P), Capt. Erling R. Drangsveit (CP), SSgt. William R. Gladish (FM), A1C George E. Hunt (PJ), rescued Pawlick from a downed O-1F in Laos. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - February 22A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Jerry W. Jennings (P), Capt. William R. Uhl (CP), Sgt. Michael R. Holloway (FM) and TSgt. William G. Daniels (PJ), rescued the crew of a F-4C, Capt. J. L. Moore Jr. (P) and 1st Lt. M. J. Peters (CP), after they had ejected from their aircraft that was hit by ground fire while attacking a target near Ban Muangphan, Laos. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - February 22A HH-43F from Det. 4, 38th ARRS, Korat RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued one Thai civilian. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - February 24A HH-3E #67-14712 (Call sign "Jolly Green 31") from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Robert A. Weekley (P), 1st Lt. Richard J. Sans (CP), SSgt. Joseph L. Barnes Sr. (FM) and A2C Laverne W. Kellerman Jr. (PJ), rescued the crew of a USMC F-4B, 1st Lt. John W. Pierce (P) and 2nd Lt. Billy R. Ellis (CP), after their aircraft was hit by AAA fire and they ejected after attacking a target near Ban Vangthon, Laos. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - February 26A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by 1st Lt. Forest M. “Woody” Kimsey (P), Capt. Charles P. Rush (CP), SSgt. Donald L. Chance (FM), A1C Dennis J. Kraft (PJ), rescued F-105D (Call sign "Cactus 01") pilot, Capt. Charles Graham Boyd, after he had ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft near Nam Theun, Laos. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - February 26A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Raymond L. Murden (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued 2 from a downed U.S. Army UH-1B, Col. Moran and Col. Schneider. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - February 27A HH-43F from Det. 2, 38th ARRS, Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by 1st Lt. Ralph E. Vick (P), 1st Lt. Kenneth G. Griffis (CP), Amn. Jerome (FF), MSgt. Edward M. Willis (PJ), rescued F-105D pilot, Capt. Charles Graham Boyd, near Takhli, Thailand when his aircraft had an engine failure and he ejected. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1966 - March 01A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Ronald L. Bachman (P), Capt. Charles P. Nadler (CP), A1C Thomas C. Story (FM) and A1C Henry J. O'Beirne (PJ), rescued a wounded U. S. Army troop, Larry Whiting, in contact in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - March 02A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by 1st Lt. Robert W. Letton (P), Maj. Frank A. Schmidt (CP), SSgt. Chapman (FM), A2C Laverne W. Kellerman Jr. (PJ) and A2C Michael L. Halvorson (PJ), rescued an F-105D pilot, Tastet, after he had a mid-air collision with an O-1E in Laos. The O-1E pilot, Maj. Karl Edword Wurst was KIA. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - March 07A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS at Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Ronald L. Bachman (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued one Vietnamese civilian. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - March 07A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS at Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Ronald L. Bachman (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued one Vietnamese civilian. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - March 07A HH-3E #66-13280 (Call sign "Jolly Green 27") from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by 1st Lt. Thomas E. Kenny (P), Capt. Francis E. Hendrickson (CP), SSgt. Harold R. Schrader (FM), SSgt. Aaron D. Farrior (PJ) and Munch (AP), rescued F-105D (Call sign "Dodge 03") pilot, Maj. Joseph L. Hutto, after he had ejected from his 57 mm AAA damaged aircraft some 45 miles south of Vinh, North Vietnam. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - March 08A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and A1C William H. Pitsenbarger (PJ), rescued a wounded ARVN troop from a mine field in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - March 08A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Harold D. Salem (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued one wounded crew member and one foreign military troop from a downed U. S. Army UH-1B. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - March 08A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Ronald L. Bachman (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued 3 foreign troops from a downed U. S. Army UH-1B. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Rescue Form
1966 - March 09A HH-43F of Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN. crewed by Capt. Donald J. Couture (P), Capt. Horold A. Solberg (CP), SSgt. David L. Lancaster (FM) and A2C Albert W. Foster, III (PJ), was able to rescue three of the six crewmembers of a AC-47D (Call sign "Spooky 70") that had been shot down and crash landed 5 miles north a Special Forces Camp that was under attack in the A Shau Valley. Rescued were 1st Lt. J. L. Meek (NAV), SSgt. J. G. Brown (FE) and Sgt. J. Turner (AG). AC-47 crewmembers, Capt. Willard Marion Collins (P), 1st Lt. Delbert Ray Peterson (CP) and Sgt. Robert Eugene Foster (AG), were KIA. The second HH-43F on this mission was crewed by 1st Lt. Arthur F. Machado (P), Capt. John B. Kneen (CP), SSgt. Curtis F. Yancy (FM) and SSgt. David J. Wheeler (PJ). "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & http://h43-husie.info/framesetrotortips.html
1966 - March 09A CH-3C of the 20th HS, crewed by Frank Kelley (P), Capt. John T. Baggs (CP) and TSgt. Lyle Keller (FE) rescued several badly wounded Army Special Forces troops from their camp in the A Shau Valley. They also rescued the crew (names unkn) of another 20th HS CH-3C after their helicopter had been hit and disabled at the camp while trying to rescue the badly wounded Special Forces troops. The camp had been under attack for some time and several other rescue attempts had failed. http://usafhpa.org/20poniesnew/FrankKelly2.html
1966 - March 11A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Raymond L. Murden (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) rescued U. S. Army E-1 Kenneth Stoke. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - March 13A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS crewed by Capt. Dale L. Potter (P), Capt. David C. Henry (CP), TSgt. Richard E. Connon (FM) and SSgt. Leon C. Fullwood (PJ), rescued a A-1E pilot, Maj. M. E. Blaylock, who had bailed out of his ground fire damaged aircraft on March 12th, near the Pie Me Special Forces camp about 45 miles west of Da Nang AB, RVN.
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1966 - March 13A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Ronald L. Bachman (P), Capt. Harold D. Salem (CP), TSgt. Richard E. Connon (FM) and SSgt. David E. Milsten (PJ), rescued 8 wounded U. S. Army troops in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - March 14A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Ronald L. Bachman (P), Capt. Harold D. Salem (CP), TSgt. Richard E. Connon (FE) and A1C William H. Pitsenbarger (PJ), medevac’d 4 wounded USA troops in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - March 14A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Raymond L. Murden (P), Capt. Charles P. Nadler (CP), Montgomery Alexander (FM) and SSgt. David E. Milsten (PJ), rescued 2 wounded U. S. Army troops in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - March 14A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Raymond L. Murden (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued 6 wounded U. S. Army troops in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - March 14A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Ronald L. Bachman (P), Capt. Harold D. Salem (CP), TSgt. Richard E. Connon (FE), A1C William H. Pitsenbarger (PJ) and A1C Henry J. O'Beirne (PJ) (from the high bird on this mission), rescued the pilot of a O-1F, 1st Lt. Schneider, after he crash landed in Laos. They also went back and recovered the body from the O-1F of the observer who was killed in the crash. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - March 15A HH-3C (Call sign "Jolly Green 55") from Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Jerry W. Jennings (P), Capt. William R. Uhl (CP), Sgt. Michael R. Holloway (FM) and A1C Dennis J. Kraft (PJ), rescued the crew of a USMC F-4B, Maj. Eddie C. Paige Jr. (P) and W/O D. D. Redmond (CP), from Laos, after they ejected from their battle damaged aircraft 70 miles west of Hue. The 'high bird' on this mission was "Jolly Green 51", crew member’s unkn. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - March 15A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. J. E. Symonds (P), Capt. Louis J. Pottschmidt (CP), James M. Fitch (FM) and Howard L. Mott (MT), rescued 2 wounded U. S. Army troops in contact in RVN. JRCC Save Form
1966 - March 15A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Edwin A. Henningson (P), 1st Lt. Mark C. Schibler (CP), A1C Thomas C. Story (FM), A1C Henry J. O'Beirne (PJ) and SSgt. David E. Milsten (PJ), rescued 3 wounded USA troops in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - March 15A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Capt. Raymond L. Murden (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued U. S. Army SP4 J. Nichols. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save form
1966 - March 15Six CH-3C's and nine crews of the 20th HS were transferred from Da Nang AB, RVN where they had been supporting operation Double Eagle", to Nha Trang AB, RVN to support U. S. Army Field Forces Vietnam (FFV) in operation "Fillmore". http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1966.pdf
1966 - March 16A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Ben Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Harold D. Salem (P), Capt. Ronald L. Bachman (CP), A1C Gerald C. Hammond Jr. (FM) and SSgt. David E. Milsten (PJ), rescued 5 wounded USA troops in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - March 16A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Maurice G. Kessler (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued 1 Australian troop. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - March 19A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Ronald L. Bachman (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued two Australian troops, Pvt. William H. Crom and Pvt. Mitchell. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - March 20A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Robert D. Furman (P), Capt. Dale V. Hardy (CP), A1C Robert E. Crites (FM), and A2C John J. Dagneau III (PJ), rescued 8 wounded RVN troops in contact in Laos. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - March 20A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Norman B. Kamhoot (P), Maj. Donald A. Vavra (CP), SSgt. Theodore M. Youngblood (FM), and TSgt. William G. Daniels (PJ), rescued 5 wounded RVN troops in contact in Laos. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - March 23A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. William E. Cowell (P), Capt. David C. Henry (CP), SSgt. Robert J. Watson (FM), and A2C Laverne W. Kellerman Jr. (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Willow 04"), 1st Lt. Kenneth Deane Thomas, Jr., from Laos when he ejected from his 37 mm AAA fire damaged aircraft about 15 miles west of Don Bai Dinh. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - March 23The same HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. William E. Cowell (P), Capt. David C. Henry (CP), SSgt. Robert J. Watson (FM) and A2C Laverne W. Kellerman Jr. (PJ), also rescued the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Honda 01"), Maj. R. A. Hill, when he ejected from his 37 mm AAA fire damaged aircraft about 10 miles west of Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - March 28A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Robert A. Weekley (P), 1st Lt. Richard J. Sans (CP), SSgt. Joseph L. Barnes Sr. (FM), A2C Michael L. Halvorson (PJ) and A2C John J. Dagneau III (PJ), rescued the crew of a F-4C, Capt. Delbert G. Rokes (P) and 1st Lt. Jesse Q. Ozbolt, when they ejected from their aircraft when it stuck trees while attacking a target near Ban Nam-Pakhon, Laos, about 30 miles west of the DMZ. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - March 29A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS at Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Lawrence F. Marcum (P), 1st Lt. Gordon O. Tooley (CP), Lester Long (FF), and A2C Roy E. Kelsey (PJ), using their FSK rescued two USAF troops from a C-130B that crashed short of the runway during a night landing at Pleiku AB, RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1966 - April ??CH-3C #63-9682 of the 20th HS "Pony Express", crewed by unkn, was damaged while completing a double-engine flame-out landing at an isolated jungle village. The subsequent surface transport of the helicopter by truck over unimproved roads so increased the damage that restoration was scheduled to take six months. No other details are known at this time. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1966.pdf
1966 - April 01A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued one USAF airman in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - April 02A detachment of the 20th Helicopter Squadron based in Nha Trang, RVN, with six CH-3C's, ten officers and fifteen enlisted personnel, relocated to Udorn RTAFB, Thailand. This unit, equipped with CH-3C's made incursions into Laos and North Vietnam as part of the "Secret War" in Laos. Note that only four CH-3C's arrived on April 02, 1966 and the other two CH-3C's arrived on April 06, 1966. "http://udornrtafb.tripod.com/id56.html &
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1966 - April 03Three CH-3C's from "D" Flight of the 20th HS, crew’s unkn, inserted a 47 man team into an un-lighted, un-marked rice paddy between two branches of the Ho Chi Minh Trail in an unprecedented night move. According to liaison officers this was the first movement of its type since during the Korean War. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1966.pdf
1966 - April 04A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), unkn (PJ), rescued 5 wounded USA troop in contact in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - April 04A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Lawrence F. Marcum (P), 1st Lt. Gordon O. Tooley (CP), TSgt. James E. Johnson (FM) and SSgt. George E. Schipper (PJ), rescued 3 wounded USA troop in contact in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - April 04A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Richard L. Cardwell (P), Capt. Frederik M. Bergold (CP), SSgt. Bertrum Brundridge (FM), A2C Roy E. Kelsey (PJ), rescued 2 wounded USA troop in contact in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - April 06A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), medevac’d two USAF airmen, names unkn, in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - April 06A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, crewed by 1st Lt. Robert W. Letton (P), 1st Lt. John F. Guilmartin (CP), SSgt. Chapman (FM), A2C James E. Poole (PJ) and A2C Michael L. Halvorson (PJ), rescued the crew of a USA OV-1, Capt. H. E. Dvensing (P) and SPC L. R. Johnson), in Laos. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - April 06A HH-43B from Det. 2, 38th ARRS, Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by 1st Lt. Ralph E. Vick (P), 1st Lt. Kenneth G. Griffis (CP), A2C Andrew C. Paparella (FM), MSgt. Edward M. “Red” Willis (PJ) and Amn. Ragallo (FF), rescued a RTAF T-28 pilot, name unkn, in Thailand. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - April 07A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), medevac’d three USAF airmen, names unkn, in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - April 08Det. 12, 38th ARRS is activated at Nha Trang AB, RVN (1 HH-43). http://www.pjsinnam.com/vn_history/pdf_files/Chronology/1966.pdf
1966 - April 08A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued a A-1E pilot, Capt. S. Knickerbocker, after he bailed out of his ground fire damaged aircraft about 5 miles west of Da Nang, RVN. "http://udornrtafb.tripod.com/id56.html
1966 - April 08A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued a wounded RVN troop. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - April 09A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), saved one USAF airman, A2C S. L. Luhn. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - April 10A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Harold D. Salem (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued three U. S. Army troops, 2nd Lt. D. D. Hadly, Sgt. D. Synover and E-5 B. G. Walker. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - April 10A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Edwin A. Henningson (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued two U. S. Army troops, PFC S. D. Sullavin and PFC E. R. Smellgrone. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - April 11An HH-43F #63-9711 (Call sign "Pedro 73"), from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa Air Base, RVN, crewed by Capt. Harold D. Salem (P), Maj. Maurice G. Kessler (CP), A1C Gerald C. Hammond (FM), A1C William Hart Pitsenbarger (PJ), was the ‘high bird’ called to medevac wounded of the 1st Infantry Division which were surrounded by enemy forces near Cam My, east of Saigon. They rescued 7 wounded USA troops in contact in RVN. Pararescueman A1C William Hart Pitsenbarger was KIA on this mission and was later awarded the Medal of Honor. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/38th_Rescue_Squadron & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - April 11An HH-43F (Call sign "Pedro 97") from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa Air Base, RVN, crewed by Capt. Ronald L. Bachman (P), Capt. Raymond L. Murden (CP), A1C Thomas C. Story (FM), SSgt. David E. Milsten (PJ), was the ‘low bird’ called to medevac wounded of the 1st Infantry Division which were surrounded by enemy forces near Cam My, east of Saigon. They rescued 7 wounded USA troops in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - April 11An HH-43F from Det. 6, 39th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. Mark C. Schibler (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued 6 wounded U.S. Army troops in contact in RVN. JRCC Save Form
1966 - April 11An HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS based at Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Charles R. Kay (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued 2 wounded U.S. Army troops in contact in RVN. JRCC Save Form
1966 - April 12An HH-43F (Call sign "Pedro 97") from Det. 6, 38th ARRS at Bien Hoa Air Base, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. Mark C. Schibler (P), Capt. Edwin A. Henningson (CP), A1C Alexander Montgomery (FM), A1C Henry J. O'Beirne (PJ), continued the medevac of wounded of the 1st Infantry Division which were surrounded by enemy forces near Cam My, east of Saigon. P.J. O'Beirne stayed on the ground to load the wounded and look for P.J. A1C William H. Pitsenbarger who stayed in the fight over night and was KIA on this mission and who was later awarded the Medal Of Honor for his actions. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - April 12An HH-43F #62-4560 (Call sign "Pedro 91") from Det. 10, 38th ARRS based at Binh Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Charles R. Kay (P), John R. Denham (CP), A1C Malcolm G. Aldridge (FM), SSgt. Leon C. Fullwood (PJ), continued the medevac of wounded, rescuing two of the 1st Infantry Division which were surrounded by enemy forces near Cam My, east of Saigon. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - April 14A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS at Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued one crew member, from the South China Sea, of two B-57B’s that collided while practicing formation flying over Da Nang AB, RVN. The three other crew members survived and they were rescued by a USMC UH-34D helicopter. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - April 15A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. Mark C. Schibler (P), Capt. Edwin A. Hennigson (CP), A1C Alexander Montgomery (FM), A1C Henry J. O'Beirne (PJ) and SSgt. Leon C. Fullwood (PJ), rescued 6 wounded USA troop in contact in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - April 17A HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 51") from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Jerry W. Jennings (P), Capt. William R. Uhl (CP), SSgt. Michael R. Holloway (FE) and A1C Dennis J. Kraft (PJ) rescued the crew of a B-57C (Call sign "Yellowbird"), Capt. Lawrence J. Horacek (P) and Capt. Donald N. Harnage (CP), after they had ejected from their ground fire damaged aircraft about 25 miles north of the DMZ. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - April 17A HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 52") from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. William E. Cowell (P), Capt. David C. Henry (CP), SSgt. Robert J. Watson (FM) and A2C Laverne W. Kellerman (PJ) rescued a USN A-4E (Call sign "Champion 463") pilot, Lt. Cdr. V. G. Hough, after his aircraft was hit by AAA near the Laotian border 40 miles south of Vinh, NVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - April 19A HH-3E, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ) attempted the unsuccessful rescue of a O-1F (Call sign “Nail”) pilot, Capt. Joseph Orville Brown and his unkn observer, after his aircraft was hit by ground fire near Ban Pongdong, just south of the Mu Gia Pass, and crashed. It was established that both crewmembers were KIA in the crash of their aircraft. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - April 19A HH-3C, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ) attempted the unsuccessful rescue of an A-1E pilot, Capt. Richard Joseph Robbins, after his aircraft was hit by ground fire near Ban Pongdong, just south of the Mu Gia Pass, and crashed near the North Vietnamese border. It was established Capt. Robbins was KIA in the crash of his aircraft. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - April 20A HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 51") from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Robert D. Furman (P), Capt. Dale V. Hardy (CP), A1C Robert E. Crites (FM) and A2C John J. Dagneau III (PJ), rescued a F-105D (Call sign "Elm") pilot, Capt. John B. Abernathy, when he ejected from his 37 mm AAA fire damaged aircraft near Don Bai Dinh, North Vietnam near the Laos border. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - April 21A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, crewed by 1st Lt. Forest M. Kimsey (P), Capt. Francis E. Hendrickson (CP), SSgt. Donald L. Chance (FE) and SSgt. Robert L. Berry Jr. (PJ), rescued the badly injured co-pilot of a USMC F-4B, 2nd Lt. John L. Arendale, after he had ejected along with his pilot, Capt. Frank A. Huey, from their 37mm AAA damaged aircraft as they were attacking six trucks along the Ho Chi Minh Trail about five miles north of Trang Hune Nord in southern Laos. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - April 21HH-43B #59-1561 (Call sing “Pedro 69”) was crashed damaged at Ubon RTAFB, Thailand. This HH-43B was repaired and returned to service. No other details are available at this time. http://www.h43-huskie.info/framesetnew.html
1966 - April 22A HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 55") from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Raymond H. Matthews (P), 1st Lt. Lawrence C. Rice (CP), SSgt Bernard D. Loughry (FM) and A1C George E. Hunt (PJ), rescued the pilot of a USMC F-4B, Capt. Frank A. Huey, after he had ejected from his 37 mm AAA damaged aircraft along with his co-pilot, 2nd Lt. John L. Arendale, as they were attacking six trucks along the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos on April 21, 1966. The PJ, A1C Hunt, had been sent down the hoist to help rescue Capt. Huey and before he could be picked up his helicopter was driven off, with SSgt. Loughry being severely wounded, leaving A1C Hunt on the ground. He E & E’d during the night and was rescued the next morning about ten miles away from where he was left. See next entry. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - April 22An additional CH-3C of the 20th HS, along with three more pilots (names unkn) was sent to Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand from Nha Trang AB, RVN to join the two that had been sent there on February 02, 1966. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1966.pdf
1966 - April 23A HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 52") from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Forest M. Kimsey (P), Capt. Francis E. Hendrickson (CP), SSgt. Donald L. Chance (FM) and SSgt. Robert L. Berry Jr. (PJ), rescued USAF PJ A1C George E. Hunt who was left on the ground from "Jolly Green 55" (see the previous mission) the day before while on the SAR for Capt. Huey. SSgt. Berry was awarded the Silver Star for his actions during this mission. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form &
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1966 - April 28A HH-43B from Det. 3, 38th ARRS, Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by unkn (P) unkn (CP), unkn (FE), unkn (PJ), medevacked one Thai Civilian. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - April 30A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS at Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Harold A. Solberg (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued a USN A-4E (Call sign "Garfish") pilot, Lt. J. S. Buzby, just off the coast of Da Nang after he ejected from his disabled aircraft. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & JRCC Save Form
1966 - May 01A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, crewed by Maj. Ealmon L. Stearman (P), Capt. David C. Henry (CP), SSgt. Theodore M. Youngblood (FM) and A2C William Daniel Brotton (PJ), rescued the pilot of a A-1E, Capt. James M. Ingalls, after he had ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft a few miles from the Ban Nalong storage area in northern Laos. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - May 02A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Richard L. Cardwell (P), unkn (CP), SSgt. Bertrum Brundridge (FM), and unkn (PJ), rescued a crewmember of a VNAF UH-1 helicopter in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1966 - May 04A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Darvan E. “Ed” Cook (P), unkn (CP), SSgt Thomas Hughes (FM) and MSgt. Charles "Chuck" Walther (PJ), using the HH-43F’s rotorwash with SSgt. Hughes and MSgt. Walther using the FSK fire suppression kit, put out a fire on a B-57, loaded with bombs, and probably saved an entire flight line of 12 B-57's loaded with 750 lb. bombs. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - May 04A HH-43F from Det. 1, 38th ARRS, Phan Rang AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), and unkn (PJ), medevacked seven civilians in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - May 06A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. Robert. D. Furman (P), Capt. David C. Henry (CP), A1C Robert E. Crites (FM) and A2C John J. Dagneau III (PJ), rescued the crew of an O-1F, Lt. Col. Robert L. "Louie" Johnston and Pratan (foreign military), from Laos. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1966 - May 07A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Louis J. Pottschmidt (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), saved an unknown USN sailor. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - May 08A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Edwin A. Henningson (P), 1st Lt. Charles R. Sweet (CP), TSgt. Kenneth L. Perkins (FM), and SSgt. David E. Milsten (PJ), rescued 2 wounded USA troops in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - May 08A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Charles P. Nadler (P), Capt. Raymond L. Murden (CP), A1C Thomas C. Story (FM), and A1C Henry J. O'Beirne (PJ), rescued 5 wounded USA troops in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - May 10A HH-3E #64-14233 (Call sign “Jolly Green 56”) from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Robert D. Furman (P), Capt. Dale V. Hardy (CP), A1C Robert E. Crites (FM) and A2C John J. Dagneau III (PJ), rescued a F-105D (Call sign "Honda 03") pilot, Capt. Martin H. Mahrt, from 15 miles west of Yen Bai, North Vietnam after he ejected from his AAA damaged aircraft. High bird on this mission was HH-3E (Call sign “Jolly Green 51”), crew unknown. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & CHECO Report USAF Search & Rescue 24 October 1966
1966 - May 10A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Raymond H. Matthews (P), 1st Lt. Lawrence C. Rice (CP), SSgt. Nicholas F. Beaumont (FM), A1C George E. Hunt (PJ) and SSgt. Robert L. Berry Jr. (PJ), rescued a F-105D (Call sign "Kaiser") pilot, 1st Lt. Gorgen L. Clouster, about 7 miles northeast of Sam Neua, Laos, after he had ejected from his AAA damaged aircraft. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - May 13A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Robert A. Weekly (P), 1st Lt. John F. Guilmartin (CP), SSgt. William R. Gladish (FM) and A2C Michael L. Halvorson (PJ), rescued an F-105D (Call sign "Elm 01") pilot, Capt. James R. Mitchell, after he ejected from his aircraft before it crashed near Korat RTAFB, Thailand. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - May 14A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. John B. Kneen (P), Capt. Rockwell N. Green (CP), A1C Ronald E. Renard (FM) and SSgt. William C. Sutton (PJ), medevacked a unknown civilian from Laos. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - May 14A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang, AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Harold A. Solberg (P), Capt. Donald J. Couture (CP), A2C Dennis J. Wilson (FM) and SSgt. Dennis C. Hughes, rescued an unknown civilian from Laos. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - May 15A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, Bihn Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P) unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), medevacked an unknown USN sailor in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - May 16A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by 1st Lt. Forest M. Kimsey (P), Capt. Charles P. Rush (CP), SSgt. Theodore M. Youngblood, (FE) and A2C William D. Brotton (PJ), rescued a A-1E (Call sign "Dragonfly 23") pilot, Capt. Henry Lewis Smith, after he bailed out of his AAA damaged aircraft about 25 miles west of Dong Hoi, North Vietnam. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - May 16A HH-43F, from Det. 7, 38th ARRS at Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Harold A. Solberg (P), Capt. Donald J. Couture (CP), A2C Dennis J. Wilson (FM), SSgt. Dennis C. Hughes (PJ) and SSgt. William C. Sutton (PJ), rescued an unknown Laotian from Laos. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - May 17A HH-43B from Det. 3, 38th ARRS at Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Israel Freedman (P), Capt. Jay M. Strayer (CP), SSgt. Benjamin Selph (FM) and A1C Reedus L. Haraway (MT) made a night rescue of the crew of a F-4C, Capt. D. G. Rokes (P) and Lt. E. S. S. Osbolt (CP) after they had ejected from their exploding aircraft about 8 miles from the base.
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1966 - May 17Two CH-3C's and three crews of the 20th HS at Da Nang AB, RVN were transferred to Udorn RTAFB, Thailand.
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1966 - May 18A HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 51") from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by 1st Lt. John F. Guilmartin (P), Maj. Donald A. Vavra (CP), SSgt. Michael R. Holloway (FM) and A1C Dennis J. Kraft (PJ), rescued the crew of a USN F-4B (Call sign "Black Lion"), Lt. Cdr. Carl W. L. Sommers and Lt. Cdr. William K. Sullivan, after they had ejected from their ground fire damaged aircraft in the Ban Karai Pass area. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - May 21A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Rockwell N. Green (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ) medevacked one USAF airman in RVN. No details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - May 22A HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 56") from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. James L. Butera (P), Capt. David C. Henry (CP), TSgt. Spence C. Heywood (FM) and A3C Robert B. Williamson (PJ), rescued a F-105D (Call sign "Elm 04") pilot, 1st Lt. Richard H. Hackford, after he ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft about fifteen miles northeast of the Ban Karai Pass area, Laos. All of the "Jolly Green" crew were awarded The Silver Starr for their actions during this mission. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - May 24A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Lawrence F. Marcum (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ) rescued an unkn U. S. Army troop. No other details are know at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - May 25A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Lawrence F. Marcum (P), 1st Lt. Michael E. Davis (CP), James E. Johnson (FM) and A2C David A. Carl (PJ), medevacked one unkn in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - May 25A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. William R. Uhl (P), Capt. John M. High (CP), TSgt. Donald J. Jones (FM) and A1C Robert J. Ward (PJ), rescued the pilot of a A-1E (Call Sign "Sandy 12"), Capt. Robert Ira Bush, after he bailed out of his ground fire damaged aircraft near Ban Niang, Laos. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - May 29A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Charles P. Nadler (P), Capt. Raymond L. Murden (CP), TSgt. Richard E. Connon (FM) and A3C Gordon C. Thayer (PJ), rescued a U. S. Army troop, PFC Gerald Honeycutt. No other details are know at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - May 30A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. Ealmon L. Stearman (P), Capt. Charles P. Rush (CP), SSgt. Theodore M. Youngblood (FM) and A2C William D. Brotton (PJ), attempted the unsuccessful rescue of an F-105D (Call sign "Ford 01") pilot, Capt. David Burnett Hatcher, after he had ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft near Bao Ha, NVN. Capt. Hatcher was taken POW before he could be rescued. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1966 - May 31A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by 1st Lt. John F. Guilmartin (P), Maj. Donald A. Vavra (CP), SSgt. Michael R. Holloway (FM) and A2C Malcolm Hassler (PJ), attempted the unsuccessful rescue of an F-105D (Call sign "Cactus 02") pilot, Capt. Martin William Steen, after he had ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft about twelve miles southwest of Yen Bai, NVN. Capt. Hatcher's chute was located but he was not found and was determined to have been KIA. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1966 - May 31A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, Bihn Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. John M. Armstrong (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), saved one USN sailor. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - May 31A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. Baylor R. Haynes (P), Cap. James C. O'Dell (CP), TSgt. William J. Warren (FM) and MSgt. William G. Daniels (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Olds 02"), 1st Lt. Leonard C. Ekman, after he had ejected from his 85 mm AAA damaged aircraft about 12 miles southwest of Yen Bai, North Vietnam. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - June 01A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Erling R. Drangstveit (P), 1st Lt. Thomas E. Kenny (CP), SSgt. Harold R. Schrader (FM) and SSgt. Aaron D. Farrior (PJ), rescued a F-105D (Call sign "Honda 01") pilot, Capt. George H. Peacock, after he ejected from his small caliber ground fire damaged aircraft near the NVN/Laos border west of Dong Hoi, NVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - June 02A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Robert D. Furman (P), Capt. Dale V. Hardy (CP), A1C Robert E. Crites (FM) and A2C Franklin D. Stevson (PJ), rescued a F-105D (Call sign "Honda 03") pilot, Capt. John D. Whipple, after he had ejected from his small arms fire damaged aircraft near Ban Katoi, NVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - June 02A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. Ealmon L. Stearman (P), 1st Lt. William W. Gunnin (CP), SSgt. Theodore M. Youngblood (FM) and A2C William D. Brotton (PJ), rescued the pilot and observer, Capt. Ben H. Witterman and Lt. Col. Marland O. Marshall, of a 0-1F (Call sign "Gombay") that was shot down and crash landed near Ban Namkop, Laos. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - June 03A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), attempted the unsuccessful rescue of the crew of an AC-47D that had been shot down over the Ho Chi Minh Trail but no trace of the crew could be found. The AC-47D crew, Maj. Harding Eugene Smith, Capt. Theodore Eugene Kryszak, 1st Lt. Russell Dean Martin, TSgt. Harold Eugene Mullins, TSgt. Luther Lee Rose and SSgt. Ervin Warren were KIA. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - June 04A HH-43B from Det. 2, 38th ARRS, Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), medevacked one Thai civilian. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - June 05A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Edwin A. Henningson (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ) medevacked two U.S. Army troops. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - June 05A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Charles P. Nadler (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ) medevac’d two U.S. Army troops. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - June 06A HH-43F #63-9712 (Call sign "Pedro 74") from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN crewed by Capt. Harold D. Salem (P), Capt. Dale L. Potter (CP), TSgt. Richard E. Connon (FM) and A2C Frederick L. Sanger (PJ), was downed by ground fire after hoisting a wounded soldier aboard and preparing for a second hoist pickup. Capt. Salem was able to fly about two miles before he was forced to land in a small clearing. TSgt. Connon was wounded in the calf and thigh during the shoot down. The second HH-43F, crewed by Capt. Charles P. Nadler (P), Capt. Karl G. King (CP), A1C Gerald C. Hammond, Jr. (FM) and SSgt David E. Millets (PJ), rescued TSgt. Connon and one of the Army UH-1B's escort helicopters landed and picked up A2C Sanger and the second Army UH-1B landed and picked up Capt.'s Salem and Potter. Meanwhile a third HH-43F #63-9711 (Call sign “Pedro 73”) from Det. 6, crewed by Maj. Maurice G. Kessler (P), 1st Lt. Mark C. Schibler (CP), A1C Alexander Montgomery (FM) and A3C Gordon C. Thayer (PJ) had taken off to assist met the returning HH-43F and escorted it to the hospital. Ground troops moved in and secured the downed HH-43F and SSgt. William D. Cole, SSgt. Larry G. Vance, A1C Richard N. Strobaker and A2C Charles H. Burnett, in less than three hours after it was downed, had it prepared it for airlifting and a U.S. Army CH-47 lifted it from the clearing and returned it to base for repairs.
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1966 - June 08A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. Michael E. Davis (P), Capt. Dale R. Tyree (CP), A2C Harry J. Hull (FM), A2C David A. Carl (PJ), made a night rescue of 9 wounded USA troops in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1966 - June 09A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Robert A. Weekly (P), 1st Lt. Jason K. Bridge (CP), A1C Lyle J. Tadewald (FM) and A2C Lavern W. Kellerman (PJ), rescued a F-105D (Call sign "Buck 01") pilot, Maj. James C. Holley, from off the coast of Dong Hoi, NVN, after he had ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft on June 08, 1966. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - June 09A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Lawrence F. Marcum (P), Capt. Fredrik M. Bergold (CP), MSgt. James E. Johnson (FM) and SSgt. George E. Schipper (PJ), made a night rescue, in seven round trips, of 9 wounded USA troops in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1966 - June 09A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), attempted an unsuccessful rescue an A-1E pilot, Capt. Robert Ira Bush, who was KIA when his aircraft had a mid-air collision with another aircraft during a SAR mission. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - June 09A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Darrell A. Lowery (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), unkn (PJ), rescued nine wounded USA troops in contact in RVN. JRCC Save Form
1966 - June 10A HH-43B from Det. 1, 38th ARRS, Phan Rang AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), attempted an unsuccessful rescue a O-1E pilot, Capt. Dan Bruen Packard, who was KIA when his aircraft was lost near Ban Vangthon, RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - June 11A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Edward E. Pharroh (P), Capt. Maurice G. Kessler (CP), A2C Alvino Espinoza (FE), and AC Henry J. O'Beirne (PJ), rescued, in ten round trips, 13 wounded USA troops in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - June 11A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Charles P. Nadler (P), Capt. Raymond L. Murden (CP), A1C Thomas C. Story (FE), and A2C Frederick L. Sanger (PJ), rescued, in twelve round trips, 11 wounded USA troops in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - June 14A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by 1st Lt. John F. Guilmartin (P), Capt. Thomas L. Stiles (CP), SSgt. Harold R. Schrader (FM) and Amn. Transito Trujillo (PJ), rescued an F-105D (Call sign "Beach 02") pilot, J. C. Shay, near Korat RTAFB, Thailand, after he had ejected from his aircraft when it had an engine flame out at low altitude. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - June 14A HH-43B from Det. 2, 38th ARRS, Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. D. L. Smith (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), saved one Thai civilian. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - June 15A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. Ealmon L. Stearman (P), 1st Lt. William W Gunnin (CP), Sgt. Michael R. Holloway (FM) and A1C Robert J. Ward (PJ), rescued a F-105D (Call sign "Packard 02") pilot, 1st Lt. Phillip J. Kelly, after he had ejected from his AAA damaged aircraft about 5 miles north of Bo Trach, NVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson
1966 - June 15A HH-43B from Det. 2, 38th ARRS at Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. David J. Given (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), saved one USAF airman in Thailand. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - June 15The 20th Helicopter Sq. relocates from Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN, to Nha Trang AB, RVN. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents.20thSOS/history2.pdf
1966 - June 22A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by 1st Lt. Jason K. Bridge (P), Maj. Frank A. Schmidt (CP), A1C Lyle J. Tadewald (FM) and A3C Robert B. Williamson (PJ), attempted an unsuccessful rescue of an O-1F (Call sign "Gombie 12") pilot, Capt. Warren Parker Smith, when he aircraft was shot down by automatic weapons fire near Ban Moung Sen in Savannakhet province in southern Laos. Capt. Smith was determined to have been KIA. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1966 - June 25A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Harold D. Salem (P), Capt. Dale L. Potter (CP), TSgt. Kenneth L. Perkins (FM) and A1C Henry J. O'Beirne (PJ), medevacked USN sailor, Wayne A. Murray, from a ship, the USS John, in the South China Sea. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1966 - June 26Flight "D", with CH-3C's, of the 20th HS was moved from Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand to Udorn RTAFB, Thailand to join "B" and "C" flights already located at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand.
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1966 - June 27A HH-43B from Det. 1, 38th ARRS, Phan Rang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Leonard D. Fialko (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), attempted the unsuccessful rescued the pilot, Lt. Cmdr. Gene Albert Smith of a USN A-4E after his aircraft caught fire and he ejected in RVN. It was determined that Lt. Cmdr. Smith was KIA. JRCC Save Form
1966 - June 28A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Richard L. Cardwell (P), Capt. Dale R. Tyree (CP), A2C William L. Houoghtaling (FM), SSgt. George E. Schipper (PJ) and Capt. Al Asendorf [Doctor] (MC), rescued four men from a UH-1B that had been downed the night before. Kaman RotorTips Magizine
1966 - June 29A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Dale L. Potter (P), Capt. Harold D. Salem (CP), A1C Gerald C. Hammond Jr. (FM), and A3C Gordon C. Thayer (PJ), rescued 7 wounded USA troops in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - June 29A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Maurice G. Kessler (P), Capt. Karl G. King (CP), A1C Alexander Montgomery (FM), and A1C Henry J. O'Berine (PJ), rescued 8 wounded USA troops in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - June 29A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by 1st Lt. Lawrence C. Rice (P) Capt. William E. Cowell (CP), A1C Wallace Spivery (FM) and A2C Laverne W. Kellerman Jr. (PJ), rescued an A-1E (Call sign "Dragonfly 25") pilot, Capt. N. J. Baker, after he had bailed out of his AAA damaged aircraft near Ban Katoi, NVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - June 30A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Charles P. Rush (P), Capt. Francis E. Hendrickson (CP), SSgt.Theodore M. Youngblood (FM) and SSgt. Robert L. Berry (PJ), rescued a F-105D (Call sign "Savannah 02") pilot, Capt. Robin K. Nierste, after he had ejected from his AAA damaged aircraft near Moung Cha, Laos. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - June 30A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Charles P. Nadler (P), Capt. Edward E. Pharraoh (CP), TSgt. Kenneth L. Perkins (FM), and A2C Fredrick L. Sanger (PJ), rescued two wounded USA troops, SP4 C. R. Jenkins and PFC Anthony Brunett, in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1966 - June 30A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Dale L. Potter (P), Capt. Mark C. Schibler (CP), A1C Gerald C. Hammond Jr. (FE), and A1C Henry J. O'Berine (PJ), rescued a wounded USA troops, PFC John B. Price, in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1966 - July 01A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Charles P. Nadler (P), Capt. Edward E. Pharaoh (CP), TSgt. Kenneth L. Perkins (FE) and A2C Fredrick L. Sanger (PJ), rescued two wounded USA troops, E-5 Robert Riddle and E-5 A. Anthony Brokken, in contact in RVN. JRCC Save Form
1966 - July 01A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Karl G. King (P), Maj. Maurice G. Kessler (CP), A1C Thomas C. Story (FM), and A1C Henry J. O'Beirne (PJ), rescued 1 wounded USA troop, SP4 C. Maltnowski, in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - July 03A HH-43F from Det. 12, 38th ARRS, Nha Trang AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Ralph H. Bush (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued two wounded ARVN troops in contact in RVN. JRCC Save Form
1966 - July 05A HH-43F from Det. 1, 38th ARRS, Phan Rang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. David R. Stevenson (P), Capt. Rockwell N. Greene (CP), A1C Ronald E. Renard (FM), SSgt. William C. Sutton (PJ) and SSgt. David J. Wheeler (PJ), rescued a F-105D (Call sign "Barracuda") pilot, 1st Lt. B. L. Minton, from the South China Sea after he had ejected from his AAA damaged aircraft about 15 miles off the coast of the DMZ. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - July 06A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by 1st Lt. Forest M. Kimsey (P), 1st Lt. Donald R. Harris (CP), SSgt. Donald L. Chance (FM), A2C William D. Brotton (PJ) and Aaron Garrior (PJ), rescued two crewmembers of a T-28, Weera and one unkn, after they went down in Laos. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - July 06A HH-43F from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Donald R. Berdeaux (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued a A-1E (Call sign "Sandy 21") pilot, Capt. J. R. Crane after he bailed out of his small arms battle damaged aircraft about 20 miles north of Udorn RTAFB, Thailand. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - July 07A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. James L. Butera (P), 1st Lt. F. M. Dare (CP), TSgt. William J. Warren (FM) and A2C Malcolm C. Hassler (PJ), rescued two crewmembers, Capt. C. L. Evans and A1C A. J. Grover, of a U-10 that had went down in Thailand. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - July 07A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by 1st Lt. Robert W. Letton (P), Capt. Robert W. Packer (CP), SSgt. Robert J. Watson (FM) and A1C Aaron D. Farrior (PJ), rescued one crewmember, A. J. Glover, of a U-10 that had went down in Thailand. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - July 08HH-43B #59-1587 from Det. 6, 38th ARRS was destroyed during a mortar attack at Binh Thuy AB, RVN. http://www.h43-huskie.info/framesetnew.html
1966 - July 08Two HH-43F’s from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, one crewed by Capt. John B. Kneen (P), 1st Lt Frederick D. Gregory (CP), TSgt Delmar R. Mapes (FE), A1C Dennis C. Hughes (PJ), and the second crewed by 1st Lt. Tommy L. Brown (P), Capt Joseph E. Symond, Jr. (CP), TSgt Patrick A. Bowers (FM) and SSgt William C. Sutton (PJ), rescued three from a downed USMC CH-46. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - July 09A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Charles P. Nadler (P), Capt. LaMonte M. Kahler (CP), A1C Alexander Montgomery (FM), and A2C Fredrick L. Sanger (PJ), rescued 6 wounded USA troops in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - July 09A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. Mark C. Schibler (P), Capt. Dale L. Potter (CP), TSgt. Kenneth L. Perkins (FM), and A3C Gordon C. Thayer (PJ), rescued, in six round trips, 5 wounded USA troops in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - July 11A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Robert A. Weekley (P), 1st Lt. Jason K. Bridge (CP), A1C Lyle J. Tadewald (FM) and A2C Franklin D. Stevson (PJ), rescued an F-105D (Call sign "Knife 01") pilot, Capt. Robert H. Laney, after he had ejected from his AAA damaged aircraft near Ban Thin, Laos. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson
1966 - July 11A HH-3E (Call sign “Jolly Green 54”) from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Raymond H. Matthews (P), 1st Lt. William C. Dean (CP), SSgt. Nicholas F. Beaumont (FE) and A2C Laverne W. Kellerman Jr. (PJ), rescued an F-105D (Call sign "Anvil 02") pilot, Capt. William J. McClelland, after he had ejected from his AAA damaged aircraft near Thai Nguyen, Laos. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - July 11HH-43B #62-4560 from Det. 10, 38th ARRS at Binh Thuy AB, RVN was damaged in a mortar attack. The helicopter was repaired and put back in service. http://www.h43-huskie.info/framesetnew.html
1966 - July 14A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. John M. Armstrong (P), 1st Lt. Frederick D. Gregory (CP), SSgt. Curtis F. Yancy (FM), SSgt. William C. Sutton (PJ) rescued a USN F-8E (Call sign Super Heat 202") pilot, Cmdr. Richard M. Bellinger, from the South China Sea after he ejected from his aircraft that had been hit by cannon fire form a MiG-17. He made it to about 16 miles short of Da Nang before he had to eject. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson
1966 - July 15A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. John M. Armstrong (P), 1st Lt. Tommy L. Brown (CP), SSgt. Curtis F. Yancy (FM) and SSgt. William C. Sutton (PJ), rescued the crew of a USMC F-4B (Call sign "Condol 52"), Maj. B. O. Fritsch and 1st Lt. C. D. Smith, after they had ejected from their ground fire damage aircraft about 15 miles NW of Dong Hoa, RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - July 15A HH-43B #60-0268 of the 31st ARRS at Clark AB, PI., crashed during a scramble takeoff when the crew chief failed to remove the MD-3 power unit cable and that began the crash sequence when they lifted off. The crew chief was hit by a piece of blade during the crash but was not badly injured. This is the same helicopter that was named "South Sea Sue" during operations with Photo Mapping in New Guinea prior to being transfer to Clark AB, PI. in 1964. The helicopter was repaired and returned to service.
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1966 - July 17A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Duane A. Miller (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Pistol 02”), 1st Lt. W. C. Spelius, after he had ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft a few miles north of Dong Hoi, NVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - July 18The first two HH-3E's, #65-12783 & #65-12784 arrive in SEA. http://www.jollygreen.org/Research/RonThurlow/NotableH3s.html
1966 - July 19A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, crewed by Maj. Donald A. Vavra (P), Capt. Dale V. Hardy (CP), TSgt. William J. Warren (FM) and A1C Robert J. Ward (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Wolf 02"), Capt. R. D. Steere, after he had ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft after he nursed it back to Thailand after being hit seven miles north of Hanoi, North Vietnam. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1966 - July 20A HH-43B from Det. 3, 38th ARRS, Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by 1st Lt. Ronald C. Tubbs (P), Capt. Gerald B. Van Grunsven (CP), TSgt. Benjamin Selph (FE) and Capt. Shellye C. Davis [Doctor] (FS), rescued the pilot, Capt. R. A. Walmsley, after he and his WSO, 1st Lt. S. W. George, crashed about 16 miles east of the air base while trying to land their ground fire damaged aircraft at Ubon RTAFB. Their aircraft had been hit near Vinh Linh, north of the DMZ, and they flew it back to Thailand to attempt their landing. Lt. George was killed in the crash and Capt. Walmsley was seriously injured. A second HH-43B on this mission was crewed by 1st Lt. Jodrph W. Sprague (P), 1st Lt. Gordon O. Tooley (CP), A1C William E. Woodford (MT) and A2C Raymond E. Stokes (FF). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - July 20A HH-3E from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. William "Skip" E. Cowell (P), 1st Lt. William C. Dean (CP), SSgt. William R. Gladish (FM) and A1C Michael D. Leonard (PJ), rescued the pilot of a USN A-1J (Call sign "Skyraider 04"), Lt. (jg) Dieter Dengler, from near Hoi Het, Laos. Lt. (jg) Dengler had crash landed his ground fire damaged aircraft a few miles from Ban Phathoung, Laos on 01 February 1966. Lt. (jg) Dengler was taken prisoner and later escaped (on 29 June 1966) and spent the next 23 days, on the run, in the jungle before he was spotted by an A-1 pilot and then rescued by a HH-3E. A fellow POW and USAF HH-43B helicopter pilot, Duane Martin, who was shot down and became a POW in Laos on September 20, 1965, that had escaped with Dengler was killed, a day or so prior to Dengler's rescue, by a local villager who struck Martin in the neck with a machete. Lt. Dengler was the only escaped POW rescued by Air Rescue in the entire Vietnam War. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "Escape From Laos" by Dieter Dengler & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - July 25A HH-43F from Det. 7, 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Gary E. Robertson (P), 1st Lt. Frederick D. Gregory (CP), SSgt. David L. Lancaster (FM) and A2C Albert W. Foster III (PJ), rescued a two crewmembers, Lt. Bertke and Lt. Allardyne, of a USMC H-34 from the DMZ. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - July 25A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Karl G. King (P), Capt. LaMonte M. Kahler (CP), SSgt. Charles B. Carr (FM) and A1C Henry J. O'Beirne (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-100D, Capt. G. J. Farrell, after he ejected from his small arms fire damaged aircraft about 10 miles SE of Bien Hoa. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - July 27A HH-3E from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. David C. Henry (P), 1st Lt. Elmer C. Lavender, II (CP), SSgt. Jerry W. Johnson (FM) and SSgt. Dennis C. Hughes (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Moonglow 01"), Capt. James R. Mitchell, after he ejected from his small arms fire damaged aircraft in the Dong Hoi area of NVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - July 28A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS at Pleiku AB, RVN crewed by Capt. Darrell A. Lowery (P), Capt. Fredrick M. Bergold (CP), TSgt. Kenneth B. Thompson (FM), A2C Allen R. Stanek (PJ), rescued two USA crewmembers from a downed UH-1B helicopter (Call sign "Conto 100") near Dak To, RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1966 - July 29A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS at Pleiku AB, RVN crewed by Capt. Richard L. Cardwell (P), Capt. Dale R. Tyree (CP), A2C Harry J. Hull (FM), SSgt. George E. Schipper (PJ) and Capt. Al Asendorf (MC-Doctor) rescued the two crew members from a downed Army UH-1B helicopter near Dak To, RVN.
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1966 - July 31A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by 1st Lt. Thomas E. Kenney (P), 1st Lt. David J. Feigert (CP), A1C Larry J. Chambers (FM), A2C Michael L. Halvorson (PJ) and A3C Robert B. Williamson (PJ), rescued a A-1E (Call sign "Dragonfly 21") pilot, Capt. David W. Lester, after he bailed out of his small arms fire damaged aircraft near Ban Kato, NVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - July 31CH-3C's of the 20th HS at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crew's unkn, completed a massive airlift, moving 400 Thai soldiers from Makon Si Thammarat in southern Thailand to Trang in the north. As a result of this action, 165 suspected Communist terrorists were retained on the first day of the operation, which the squadron carried to Mukdahan from the field. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1968.pdf
1966 - August 01A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. Ealmon L. Stearman (P), Lt. Col. Owen R. Fletcher (CP), A1C Frank I. Clubb (FM) and Amn. Transito Trujillo (PJ), scrambled from LS-36 in an unsuccessful attempt to rescue a F-105D (Call sign "Flintstone 03") pilot, Capt. Kenneth Walter North, after he ejected from AAA damaged aircraft about 7 miles north of Thai Nguyen railway yard in North Vietnam. Capt. North became a POW about 20 minutes before the "Jolly Green" helicopter could get to this location. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - August 03A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. Mark C. Schibler (P), Capt. Dale L. Potter (CP), A2C Michael P. Benno (FM) and A1C Gerald C. Hammond Jr. (PJ), rescued a F-100D (Call sign "Saber 04") pilot, 1st Lt. T. L. Hodges, after he ejected from his aircraft when he was shot down while on a direct fire mission in RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - August 04A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Lt. Col. Owen R. Fletcher (P), Maj. Ealum L. Stearman (CP), SSgt. Harold W. Chico (FM) and A3C Robert B. Williamson (PJ), rescued a F-105D (Call sign "Honda 04") pilot, 1st Lt. Allen V. Rogers, after he ejected from AAA damaged aircraft about 40 miles NW of Udorn RTAFB, Thailand. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - August 06A HH-43F from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. D. C. Herbert (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM), unkn (PJ), rescued two crew members from a F-4C, Lt. Tarre (P) and Capt. Bavousett (WSO), after their aircraft suffered an engine failure and they were forced to eject over RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1966 - August 08A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Robert L. Powell (P), 1st Lt. William W. Gunnin (CP), Langley (FM) and A2C Franklin D. Stevson (PJ), rescued a RF-101C pilot (Call sign "Zebra 01"), Maj. Don Dyer, after he had ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft in NVN on 07 August 1966. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1966 - August 08A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Francis E. Hendrickson (P), 2nd Lt. Robert W. Parker (CP), SSgt. Robert S. Riley (FM) and A2C William D. Brotton (PJ), rescued an F-105D pilot (Call sign "Rebel 02"), 1st Lt. John R. Casper, after he had ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft near Troc, NVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - August 08A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Robert L. Blaydes (P), Capt. Edward E. Pharroh (CP), A1C Nathaniel A. Moseley (FM) and A2C Frederick L. Sanger (PJ), rescued an F-5C pilot, Maj. W. H. Gillette, in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - August 10A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Francis E. Hendrickson (P), 2nd Lt. Robert W. Parker (CP), SSgt. Robert S. Riley (FM) and A2C William Daniel Brotton (PJ), rescued the crew, Capt. Ryan and Capt. Overstreet, of an O-1E (Call sign "Gambie 23") in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1966 - August 10A UH-1F from Eglin AFB, FL, crewed by Capt. Rollin T. Wheat (P), 1st Lt. Michael F. Sullivan (CP) and SSgt. James E. Armenia (FM) crashed near Niceville, FL., during a night training mission. All three crewmembers were killed in the crash. No other detail are available at the time of this entry. The Evening Times (Sayre, Penn), Fri, Aug 12, 1966, page 1
1966 - August 11A UH-1F from Eglin AFB, FL, crewed by Capt. Rollin T. Wheat (P), 1st Lt. Michael F. Sullivan (CP) and SSgt. James E. Armenia (FM) crashed near Niceville, FL., during a night training mission. All three crewmembers were killed in the crash. No other detail are available at the time of this entry. The Evening Times (Sayre, Penn), Fri, Aug 12, 1966, page 1
1966 - August 13A HH-43F from Det. 12, 38th ARRS, Nha Trang AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. William C. Wirstrom (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), and unkn (PJ), rescued the pilot and observer of a U.S. Army 0-1E, Maj. W. L. Burk (P) and USAF MSgt. W. H. Lettman (O) about 30 miles northeast of Nha Trang. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - August 13A HH-43F from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. John B. Riederich (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), saved one USN sailor in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - August 13A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Fredrik M. Bergold (P), 1st Lt. Michael E. Davis (CP), SSgt. Bertrum E. Brundridge (FM), and A2C David A. Carl (PJ), rescued 1 wounded USA troop in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - August 14A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Dale R. Tyree (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), and unkn (PJ), rescued 1 wounded USA troop in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - August 14A HH-43F, from Det. 14, 38th ARRS, Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Phillip S. Prince (P), Capt Franklin L. Chase (CP), SSgt Ramon N. Colunga (FF), A2C Wylie G. Cox (FF) and A1C Thomas W. Buggie (MT), saved five USA troops from a USA UH-1D. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - August 15A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Fredrick M. Bergold (P), 1st Lt. Michael E. Davis (CP), SSgt. Bertrum E. Brundridge (FM), and A2C David A. Carl (PJ), rescued 3 wounded USA troops in contact in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Forms 1966
1966 - August 15A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Richard L. Cardwell (P), Capt. Carlton F. Vermeys (CP), A2C William L. Houghtaling (FM), and A2C Allen R. Stanek (PJ), rescued 2 wounded USA troops in contact in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - August 15A HH-43F from Det. 1, 38th ARRS, Phan Rang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Leonard D. Fialko (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), saved two USAF crew members from an O-1E. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - August 16A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Richard L. Cardwell (P), Capt. Carlton F. Vermeys (CP), A2C Harry J. Hull (FM) and A2C Allen R. Stanek (PJ), rescued 2 wounded USA troops in contact in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - August 16A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Dale R. Tyree (P), Capt. Darrell A. Lowery (CP), SSgt. Bertrum E. Brundridge (FM) and A2C Roy E. Kelsey (PJ), rescued 2 wounded USA troops in contact in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - August 17A HH-43F from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), saved one USAF crew member from a USAF F-4C. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - August 17A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Carlton F. Verneys (P), Capt. Richard L. Cardwell (CP), MSgt. James E. Johnson (FM) and A2C Allen R. Stanek (PJ), rescued 2 wounded USA troops in contact in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - August 17A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Erling R. Drangstveit (P), 1st Lt. David E. Lyall (CP), SSgt. Jerry W. Johnson (FM), A2C William D. Brotton (PJ) and SSgt. Aaron D. Farrior (PJ), attempted an unsuccessful attempt to rescue the crew of a F-105F (Call sign "Hanover 01"), Maj. Joseph William Brand (P) and Maj. Donald Maurice Singer (CP) after they attempted to eject from their AAA damaged aircraft about 12 miles north of Van Yen, 65 miles west of Hanoi. Both Maj. Brand and Maj. Singer were KIA. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1966 - August 24A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN rescue helicopter crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and A2C Gordon C. Thayer (PJ), was shot down and forced to crash-land. Amn. Thayer was awarded the Silver Star for his actions on the ground tending to Army wounded. No other details are known at this time. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=24804
1966 - August 25HH-43F #63-9712 from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, was hit by ground fire during a rescue mission and had to make a forced landing into a small clearing. HH-43F #63-9712 was recovered about three hours later by an Army CH-47 and returned to Bien Hoa AB, RVN. It was repaired and returned to service. http://www.h43-huskie.info/framesetnew.html
1966 - August 27A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. Kenneth E. Kittleson (P), 1st Lt. F. M. Dare (CP), SSgt. Jerry W. Johnson (FM) and SSgt. George E. Hunt (PJ), attempted an unsuccessful attempt to rescue the crew of a USN A-6 (Call sign "Cupcake 405"), Lt. Cmdr. John Heaply Fellows (P) and Lt. (jg) George Thomas Coker (CP) after they ejected from their AAA damaged aircraft about 15 miles northwest of Vinh. Both Lt. Cmdr. Fellows and Lt. (jg) Coker became POW's before the rescue helicopter could arrive. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1966 - September 01A HH-3E crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), attempted an unsuccessful rescue of the pilot of a F-104C, Maj. Norman Schmidt (P) after he ejected from his AAA damaged aircraft about 35 miles northwest of Dong Hli, North Vietnam. Maj Schmidt became POW's before the rescue helicopter could arrive and he was believed beaten to death during prison interrogations. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1966 - September 01A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Oliver E. O'Mara (P), 1st Lt. Donald R. Harris (CP), SSgt. Donald J. Hall (FM) and A2C Franklin D. Stevson (PJ), rescued an A-1E pilot, Capt. Alvie L. Minnick, after he bailed out of his AAA fire damaged aircraft near Sakhon Nakhon, Thailand. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - September 01A HH-3E #64-14227 from Det. 5, 38th ARRS at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Roy E. Keck (P), 1st Lt. Edward G. Burfrord (CP), SSgt. Robert S. Riley (FM) and unkn (FE), that was carrying lumber for a new TACAN site lost rotor speed and crashed in Laos. No other details are known at this time (see next entry). http://hupi.org/map/vietnam/helicopt.html & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - September 01HH-3E #64-14227 from Det. 5, 38th ARRS at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, was written off when it was dropped by a CH-47 that was slinging it. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe &
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1966 - September 01A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. James A. Hartwing (P), 1st Lt. Davd E. Lyall (CP), SSgt. Jerry W. Johnson (FM), A2C Laverne W. Kellerman Jr. (PJ) and Amn. Transito Trujillo (PJ), rescued the crew of a HH-3E #64-14227, Capt. Roy E. Keck (P), 1st Lt. Edward G. Burfrord (CP), SSgt. Robert Riley (FM) and unkn (FE), that was carrying lumber for a new TACAN site and lost rotor speed and crashed in Laos. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - September 04A HH-3E from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), Hanon Combs (PJ) and SSgt. William P. Tracy (PJ), attempted, unsuccessfully, to rescue the pilot of an F-105D in North Vietnam. Two F-105D's were lost on this day and both pilots became POW's. No other details are known at this time. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1966 - September 05A HH-3E from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Kenneth D. Murphy (P), Capt. John E. Halligan (CP), A1C William T. Lowe Jr. (FM) and Hanon Combs (PJ), rescued a F-105D (Call sign "Tico") pilot, Capt. T. D. Dobbs, after he had ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft about seven miles west of Dong Hoi, NVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - September 08A HH-3E from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Kenneth D. Murphy (P), Capt. Thomas R. Johnson (CP), TSgt. Fred C. Williams (FM) and A2C William J. Flowers (PJ), rescued an A-1E (Call sign "Hobo 24") pilot, Philip R. O'Brian, when he bailed out of his aircraft, in SVN, after it had and engine failure. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - September 10A HH-3E from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Adrian D. Youngblood (P), Maj. William O. Mayfield (CP), A2C Rodney J. Bettevy (FM) and SSgt. John F. Tobey (PJ), attempted an unsuccessful attempt to rescue the pilot, Maj. Lawrence Byron Tatum, of an A-1E in North Vietnam. His aircraft was hit by .30 caliber machine gun fire as he was attacking a weapons site in the DMZ, he was seen to bail out of his aircraft near Thon Cam Son however he was never recovered and was assumed KIA. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1966 - September 12A HH-43F from Det. 12, 38th ARRS, Nha Trang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Gary E. Robertson (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM), and unkn (PJ), rescued 1 wounded USA troop in contact in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - September 13A HH-43F from Det. 1, 38th ARRS, Phan Rang AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. John M. Armstrong (P), Maj. Charles R. Kay (CP), A1C Malcom G. Aldridge (FM) and SSgt. Patrick J. Geisler (PJ), rescued 4 crewmembers of a UH-1 in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - September 13A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. William H. Lloyd (P), 1st Lt. David J. Feigert (CP), SSgt. Jack Picklesimer (FM) and Amn. Transito Trujillo (PJ), rescued an F-105D (Call sign "Diamond 02") pilot, 1st Lt. Kenneth V. Hallmark, after he had ejected from his AAA damaged aircraft south of Xom Hoa, NVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - September 13A HH-43F from Det. 1, 38th ARRS, Phan Rang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Robert D. Vespico (P), Capt. Alma L. Williams (CP), A2C Terry M. Dicken Jr. (FM) and A2C Michael P. Benno (PJ), rescued 4 crewmembers of a USA UH-1 in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - September 14A HH-43F from Det. 1, 38th ARRS, Phan Rang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Leonard D. Fialko (P), Capt. Clarence N. Cochran (CP), SSgt. William R. Dunbar (FM), SSgt. Charles H. Williams (FF) and A1C Wayne R. Smith (MT) rescued 2 crew members, names unkn, of a U.S. Army H-13 from an island in a river in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1966 - September 14A HH-43F helicopter crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued an F-100D pilot, Capt. C. W. Findlay, after he ejected from his 12.7 mm machine gun fire damaged aircraft near Bac Lieu, RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - September 14A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, Binh Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. John M. Armstrong (P), Maj. Charles R. Kay (CP), A1C Malcom G. Aldridge (FM) and SSgt. Patrick J. Geisler (PJ), rescued three from a USA UH-1 (Call sign "Cigar Smoke") that was downed in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - September 14A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, Binh Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Robert D. Vespico (P), Capt. Alma L. Williams (CP), A2C Terry M. Dicken Jr. (FM) and A2C Michael P. Benno (PJ), rescued five from a USA UH-1 (Call sign "Cigar Smoke") that was downed in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - September 14A HH-43F from Det. 1, 38th ARRS, Phan Rang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Leonard D. Fialko (P), Capt. Clarence N. Cochran (CP), SSgt. William R. Dunbar (FM) and Wayne R. Smith (MT), Charles H. Williams (FF), Clarence E. Prosser (FF), rescued an F-4C co-pilot, name unkn, after he ejected from his aircraft near Ninh Thuan, RVN. The F-4C pilot, 1st Lt. Howard Eugene Knudsen, was KIA. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1966 - September 15A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Karl G. King (P), Donald L. Hebert (CP), A1C Gerald C. Hammond Jr. (FM) and A2C Fredrick L. Sanger (PJ) and rescued 5 crewmembers of a UH-1 in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - September 16A HH-3E from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. David E. Dickey (P), Capt. John E. Halligan (CP), TSgt. Fred C. Williams (FM) and A2C Robert F. Gabourel (PJ), rescued a F-4C (Call sign "Sharkbait 02") crew, 1st Lt. Bernard D. Giere (P) and 1st Lt. Henry J. Knoch (CP) after they had ejected from their ground fire damaged aircraft in the DMZ near Thon Cam Son, North Vietnam. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - September 17A HH-3E #65-12786 (Call sign "Jolly Green 24") from Det. 7, 38th ARRS at Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Kenneth D. Murphy (P), Capt. Thomas R. Johnson (CP), A1C William T. Lowe Jr. (FM) and A1C John F. Tobey (PJ), rescued a F-105D (Call sign "Shotgun 01") pilot, Capt. Allen K. Rutherford, after he had ejected from his 85 mm AAA fire damaged aircraft 25 miles off the coast near Hue, RVN. The HH-3E landed on the sea to pick up Capt. Rutherford making this the first 'water landing' pickup by a Jolly Green during the Vietnam War. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - September 19A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Lawrence F. Marcum (P), 1st Lt. Alfred R. Jacox (CP), SSgt. Alvin J. Williams (FM) and SSgt. John F. Tobey (PJ), were involved in a CSAR for the crew of a B-57B, Maj. Warren Lee Gould and Capt. William Sheldon Davis, who were both discovered to have been KIA. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - September 25A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Glen P. Walther (P), 1st Lt. Mark C. Schibler (CP), A2C John J. Dagneau III (PJ) and Huber L. Stover (FF), rescued 2 crewmembers of a U.S. Army UH-1B downed in a mine field in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - September 26A HH-43F, from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Dale R. Tyree (P), Capt. Frederik M. Bergold (CP), A2C William L. Houghtaling (FM) and A2C Roy E. Kelsey (PJ), rescued 2 crewmembers of a U.S. Army UH-1 in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - September 27A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Richard L. Cardwell (P), Capt. Darrell A. Lowery (CP), A2C Francis D. Rice (FM) and A2C Michael J. Rosler (PJ), rescued 2 crewmembers, names unkn, of a USAF O-1E after their aircraft crashed while landing in RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - September 29A HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 54") from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Oliver E. O'Mara (P), 1st Lt. Donald R. Harris (CP), SSgt. Robert S. Riley (FM), A2C Michael L. Halvorson (PJ) and A2C Laverne W. Kellerman Jr. (PJ), rescued a F-4C WSO (Call sign "Cleveland 02 Bravo"), 1st Lt. Joe E. Glover (WSO), after he and the pilot had ejected from their AAA fire damaged aircraft near Phu Son, North Vietnam and he had been found by a "Bright Light" team that had been inserted. The F-4C pilot, Maj. Saul Waxman was KIA. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - September 29A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Kenneth D. Murphy (P), 1st Lt. David E. Lyall (CP), SSgt. Raymond Godsey (FM) and A1C Laverne W. Kellerman Jr. (PJ), recovered the body of a F-4C (Call sign "Cleveland 02 Alpha") pilot, Maj. Saul Waxman, after he and his WSO, 1st Lt. J. E. Glover, had ejected from their AAA damaged aircraft. No other details are know at this time. (Note; it is believed Maj. Waxman’s body was recovered at a later date, see the 01 Oct. entry below). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - September 29A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Kenneth D. Murphy (P), 1st Lt. David E. Lyall (CP), SSgt. Raymond Godsey (FM) and A2C Laverne W. Kellerman Jr. (PJ), rescued an F-4C WSO, 1st Lt. Egon Knots. No other details are know at this time. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - September 30A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS at Bein Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued a F-100D pilot, Lt. Col. W. M. Fowler, after he had ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft about three miles south of Bien Hoa AB, RVN. No other details are known at this time. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson
1966 - October 01A HH-3E helicopter from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Kenneth D. Murphy (P), 1st Lt. David E. Lyall (CP), SSgt. Raymond Godsey (FE) and A1C Laverne W. Kellerman (PJ) recovered the body of F-4C pilot, Maj. Saul Waxman (KIA) after it was discovered by a Bright Light Team that have been inserted to located him after his AAA damaged aircraft went down some distance south of Phu Son, NVN on 29 Sept. http://www.rotorheadsrus.us/doucments/20Oct1966.pdf
1966 - October 02A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by 1st Lt. Arlyn E. Webster (P), 1st Lt. William C. Dean (CP), SSgt. Robert S. Riley (FE), A1C Duane D. Hackney (PJ) and A1C George E. Hunt (PJ), rescued, under fire, a F-104C pilot (Call sign "Fosdick 02"), Capt. Norman R. Lockhard, after he had ejected from his aircraft that had been shot down by a SA-2 missile in the northern Barrel Roll area of Laos. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - October 02A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), rescued an F-4C pilot, Capt. J. W. Lacasse, after he and his WSO, 1st Lt. A. L. Workman, had ejected from their AAA damaged aircraft about 10 miles off the coast, near Hue. 1st Lt, Workman was rescued by a Navy ship. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson
1966 - October 03A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), rescued a F-100D pilot, Maj. B. L. Creswell, after he had ejected from his small arms fire damaged aircraft about 10 miles SE of Rach Gia, RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson
1966 - October 05A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), SSgt. John F. Tobey (PJ), rescued USA troops from a downed UH-1 in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - October 05A HH-3E #65-12785 (Call sign "Jolly Green 36"), from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Oliver E. O'Mara (P), Capt. John W. Perry (CP), Howard E. Massengale (FM) and SSgt. Aaron D. Farrior (PJ), attempted three times, under fire, to rescue, a F-4C (Call sign "Tempest 03 Bravo") WSO, Capt. William Richard Andrews, after he had ejected from his aircraft that was hit by an Atoll missile fired by a MiG-21 southwest of Yen Bai, North Vietnam. The rescue attempts were not successful by Capt. O'Mara's helicopter and it was heavily damaged and driven off by enemy fire. Capt. O'mara directed a second HH-3E in to rescue the F-4C WSO, 1st Lt. Edward W. Garland. Capt. William Richard Andrews, was KIA before he could be rescued. Capt. O'Mara was awarded The Air Force Cross and Perry, Massengale and Farrior were awarded The Silver Star for their actions during this rescue attempt. See next entry. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - October 05A HH-3E #66-13290 (Call sign "Jolly Green 04"), of Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Leland T. Kennedy (P), 1st Lt. Donald R. Harris (CP), SSgt. Donald J. Hall (FM) and A3C Robert B. Williamson (PJ), rescued, under fire, a F-4C (Call sign "Tempest 03 Alpha") pilot, 1st Lt. Edward W. Garland, after he had ejected from his aircraft that was hit by an Atoll missile fired by a MiG-21 southwest of Yen Bai, North Vietnam. The F-4C WSO, Capt. William Richard Andrews, was KIA. Capt. Kennedy was awarded the Air Force Cross and his crew members were awarded the Silver Star for their actions during this mission. See previous entry. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & http://self.gutenberg.org/articles/leland_t._kennedy
1966 - October 06A HH-3E #65-12786 (Call sign “Jolly Green 24”) from Det. 7, 38 ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. William O. Mayfield (P), Maj. Jay V. Cannon (PJ), A2C Rodney J. Bettevy (FE) and A2C John C. Jeffers (PJ), attempted to rescue a B-57B (Call sign "Redbird 02") crew, Capt. G. D. Rippey (P), after he and Capt. Louis Frank Makowski (CP), had ejected from their AAA damaged aircraft in the DMZ. Capt. Rippey was rescued by a USA helicopter and Capt. Makowski became a POW before he could be rescued. ‘High bird’ on this mission was HH-3E 65-12784 (Call sign “Jolly Green 18”) crewed by Maj. Willima V. D. Hickerson (P), Maj. Frank L. Trochak (CP), SSgt. Earl E. Chambers (FM) and A2C Roberet F. Gabourel (PJ). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - October 07A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. Michael E. Davis (P), Capt. Frederik M. Bergold (CP), SSgt. Bertrum E. Brundridge (FM), A2C Michael J. Rosler (PJ) and SSgt. Charles Jenkins (PJ), rescued 2 USA troops in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - October 08A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Lawrence F. Marcum (P), 1st Lt. Donald D. Sams (CP), SSgt. Earl E. Chambers (FM), and A2C John C. Jeffers (PJ), rescued a 0-1E pilot, Capt. William Lee Schultz, after he had crash landed his small arms fire damaged aircraft about 5 miles north of Da Nang, RVN. Capt. Schultz later died of his injuries he received during his crash landing. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - October 08A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. David R. Stevenson (P), 1st Lt. Frederick D. Gregory (CP), A1C Dennis J. Wilson (FM), A2C John C. Jeffers (PJ), rescued the crew of a B-57B, Capt. Robert W. Clark (P) and 1st Lt. Phillip A. Viscasillas (CP), after they had ejected from their ground fire damaged aircraft about a mile off the coast near Da Nang, RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - October 10A HH-43F (Call sign “Pedro 22”) from Det. 4, 38th ARRS, Korat RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt Donald J. Couture (P), Capt Zack L. Stocket (CP), A1C Hugh A. Brown (FF) and A1C Keith T. Tauton (FF) scrambled with the FSK to rescue a F-105D pilot, 1st Lt Glenn F. Bullock who had engine failure on takeoff and crashed about 1 mile off the end of runway 06 at Korat RTAFB. They were able to extinguish the fire, however Lt. Bullock had been killed in the crash. Glen Francis Bullock F-105 History
1966 - October 14A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. Adrian D. Youngblood (P), 1st Lt. Edward G. Burford (CP), SSgt. Roger A. Ely (FM) and SSgt. George E. Hunt (PJ), rescued, under fire, a F-105D (Call sign "Chicago 03") pilot, Maj. Robert P. Taylor, after he had ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft near Khe Bo, North Vietnam. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - October 20HH-3E #65-12778 (Call sign "Jolly Green 02") of Det. 5, 38th ARRS at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. Adrian D. Youngblood (P) and 1st Lt. Edward G. Burford (CP), A2C Gary R. Meyer (FM) and A2C Thomas C. Davis (PJ), was shot down, while rescuing F-4C pilot, 1st Lt. Joseph E. Merrick, about 10 miles south of Ban Kang, Laos, while on a CSAR to rescue the crew of F-4C (Call sign "Avenger 03"), Maj. I. Breckenridge (P) and 1st Lt. Joseph E. Merrick (CP). "Jolly Green 36" was the 'high bird' on this mission. See next entry. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & http://www.jollygreen.org/jltnc.htm & Vietnam Air Losses by Chris Hobson
1966 - October 20HH-3E # 65-12785 (Call sign "Jolly Green 36") of Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Leland T. Kennedy (P), 1st Lt. Elmer C. Lavender II (CP), SSgt. Raymond Godsey (FM) and A1C Robert J. Ward (PJ), rescued, under fire, the crew of HH-3E #65-12778 (Call sign "Jolly Green 02"), Maj. Adrian D. Youngblood (P), 1st Lt. Edward G. Burford (CP), A2C Gary R. Meyer (FM), A2C Thomas C. Davis (PJ) and F-4C (Call sign "Avenger 03 Alpha") pilot, 1st Lt. Joseph E. Merrick, and then “Jolly Green 36” rescued the F-4C (Call sign "Avenger 03 Bravo") co-pilot, Maj. Lacey Breckenridge. Capt. Leland T. Kennedy was awarded his second Air Force Cross for his actions on this mission.
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1966 - October 25HH-43B #58-1850 from Sheppard AFB, TX., crewed by Maj. Edward A. DuChene (P), Capt. Paul E. Radder (P), SSgt. William E. Crawford (FM) and A1C Robert A. Blais (FF), crashed and burned at the Sheppard AFB Auxiliary Air Field at Grandfield, OK. Shortly after 3 p. m. due to engine failure while in a hover. All crew members survived with burn injuries but were in good condition. http://www.rotorheadsrus.us/document/481.html
1966 - October 25HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. Patrick H. Wood (P), 1st Lt. David J. Feigert (CP), A1C Robert G. Cotter (FM) and A1C Laverne W. Kellerman Jr. (PJ), rescued an 8 man classified team from Laos. No other details are available. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & http://www.rotorheadsrus.us/documents/20Oct1966.pdf
1966 - October 28HH-43F #62-4511 (Call sign "Pedro 42") from Det. 9, 38th ARRS at Pleiku AB, RVN and crewed by Capt. Carlton F. Vermeys (P), 2nd Lt. George Harrison "Spike" Bonnell III (CP), A2C Francis David Rice (FM), and A2C Allen R. Stanek (PJ) was shot down and burned while it was medevac’ing 6 wounded USA troops of the 4th Infantry Division at night 60 km west of Pleiku Air Base, when it was hit by ground fire and crashed. A2C Rice died in the crash, 2nd Lt. Bonnell died later on November 12, 1966, from injuries sustained in the crash and three of the medevacked troops also were killed. Capt. Vermeys & A2C Stanek were rescued (See next entry). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/38th_Rescue_Squadron & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - October 29A HH-43F #62-4525 (Call sign "Pedro 56") from Det. 9, 38th ARRS at Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt Michael E. Davis (P), Capt. Darrell A. Lowery (CP), A2C Jarry J. Hull (FM), and SSgt Charles Jenkins (PJ), rescued the pilot, co-pilot and PJ of "Pedro 42", Capt. Carlton P. Vermeys (P), 2nd Lt. George H. Bonnell (CP) and A2C Allen Stanek (PJ). A2C Frances D. Rice (FM) and 3 of the medevacked USA troops on "Pedro 42" were killed in the crash and 2nd Lt. Bonnell died later (November 12, 1966) from injuries sustained in the crash (See previous entry). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/38th_Rescue_Squadron & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - October 29A HH-43F #62-4525 (Call sign "Pedro 56") from Det. 9, 38th ARRS at Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Dale R. Tyree (P), Capt. Fredrick M. Bergold (CP), SSgt. Bertrum Brundridge (FM), and A2C Roy Kelsey (PJ) was hit by enemy 50 cal. machine gun fire and made forced landing at Army LZ 3-Hotel, near Pleiku, RVN. The crew sustained only minor injuries and was returned to Pleiku that afternoon, the helicopter was returned to Pleiku the following day for repairs that would put it back in service. http://www.h43-huskie.info/framesetnw.html
1966 - October 31A HH-43F from Det. 1, 38th ARRS, Phan Rang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Larry A. Nitz (P), 1st Lt. Michael C. Tennery (CP), SSgt. William R. Dunbar (FM) and Warren T. Hope (MT), rescued 1 USA troop in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - October 31A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. David L. Wiest (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE and unkn (PJ), and a HH-43F from Det. 1. 38th ARRS, Phan Rang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. James F. Jansa (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued the crew of a "Ranch Hand" UC-123B, Capt. Thomas E. Davie (P), Capt. Joseph M. Dougherty (CP) and SSgt. Elijah R. Winstead (FE), after their ground fire damaged aircraft crash landed 8 miles west of Lai Khe, RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson
1966 - November 02A HH-3E (Call sign “Jolly Green 53”) from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by 1st Lt. Arlyn E. Webster (P), 1st. Lt. William C. Dean (CP), A2C Gary R. Meyer (FM), Aaron D. Dean (PJ), and A2C Michael L. Halvorson (PJ), rescued a F-105D (Call sign "Cobalt 04") pilot, Capt. R. F. Loken, after he had ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft about 25 miles west of Sam Neua, Laos. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - November 03A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang, AB, crewed by 1st Lt. Frederick D. Gregory (P), 1st Lt. William T. Seahorn (CP), SSgt. Earl E. Chambers (FM) and SSgt. John F. Tobey (PJ), rescued the pilot of a RF-101C, Capt. D. J. Haney, after he eject from his ground fire damaged aircraft about 2 miles off the coast of the DMZ. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - November 04A HH-3E, from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. James R. Lisko (P), Capt. Douglas L. May (CP), A1C Roger L. Graham (FM) and SSgt. George E. Hunt (PJ), rescued the pilot of an F-105D, Capt. Dean A. Elmer, after he had ejected from his AAA damaged aircraft near Ban Phonxai, Laos. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - November 06A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), saved a F-105D (Call sign “Fosdick”) pilot, Capt. W. G. Carey, when he crash landed his battle damaged aircraft while trying to land at the airbase. No other details are known at this time. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1966 - November 06A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. James A. Hartwing (P), 1st Lt. Elmer C. Lavender (CP), Sgt. Robert G. Cotter (FM) and A2C Robert D. Bowers (PJ), saved the crew of a USAF U-6, Maj. Richard C. Wright and James G. Fletcher, after their aircraft went down in Thailand. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1966 - November 06A HH-43F, crewed by Capt. Richard H. Smith, Jr. (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), saved one USN sailor. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - November 07A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. Frederick D. Gregory (P), 1st Lt. Donald D. Sams (CP), A1C Dennis J. Wilson (FM) and SSgt. John F. Tobey (PJ), rescued the observer from a 0-1E, US Army 1st Lt. Gardner, after his aircraft had been hit and crashed 5 miles south of Kham Duc, RVN. The O-1E pilot, Capt. Donald Leroy Jacobsen, was KIA. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - November 11A HH-3E from Det. 7, 38th ARS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. William O. Mayfield (P), Capt. Thomas R. Johnson (CP), Johny C. Tindal Jr. (FM) TSgt. Philemon S. Resos (PJ) and A2C Robert F. Gabourel (PJ), rescued the pilot from a A-1E (Call sign "Sandy 05"), Capt. Richard P. Rosecrans Jr., after he bailed out of his AAA fire damaged aircraft in the DMZ buffer zone. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - November 11A HH-43F from Det. 1, 38th ARRS, Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Edmund W. Fischbeck, Jr. (P), 1st Lt. Michael C. Tennery (CP), SSgt. William R. Dunbar (FM) and Warren T. Hope (MT), saved three Vietnamese civilians from a fishing boat in RVN. JRCC Save Form
1966 - November 15Det. 11, 38th ARRS located at Tuy Hoa AB, RVN became operational with one HH-43B assigned.
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1966 - November 15A HH-3E from Det. 7, 38th ARS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Adrian D. Youngblood (P), Capt. Robert E. Hicks (CP), A1C Rodney J. Bettevy (FM) and SSgt. Duane D. Hackney (PJ), recovered the body of a sailor from the water about 1/2 mile off the coast. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - November 15A HH-3E Det. 5, 38th ARS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by 1st Lt. Arlyn E. Webster (P), 1st Lt. William C. Dean (CP), A2C Gary R. Meyer (FM) and SSgt. Aaron D. Farrior (PJ), rescued the pilot from a A-1E (Call sign "Sandy ?"), Capt. Guy E. Fowler, after he bailed out of his ground fire damaged aircraft near Ban Loupum, Laos. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - November 16A HH-3E # 65-12784 (Call sign "Jolly Green 18"), from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. David E. Dickey (P), Maj. Frank L. Trochak (CP), TSgt. Charles R. McGatha (FM) and SSgt. James Souza (PJ), scrambled from Quang Tri, RVN and rescued two of the three people onboard a A-1G, Lt. Col. Charles A. Smith (P), Col. Gordon F. Bradburn (CP), after they bailed out of their ground fire damaged aircraft near Ban Kognontanh, Laos. The third man, A2C Allan D. Pittman was seen alive on the ground, but could not be found by the rescue helicopter and a ground sweep by Royal Lao Army and U.S. led irregular troops and was later declared KIA. "Jolly Green 18" was damaged and left over night at a site in Laos where it was fixed the next day and returned to its base (See next entry). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - November 16A HH-3E, from Det. 5, 38th ARRS at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. William V. D. Hickerson (P), Maj. Carl W. “Walt” Olson (CP), A1C Michael W. Mulvany (FM) and A2C Joseph M. Duffy (PJ), picked up the crew of "Jolly Green 18" Capt. David E. Dickey (P), Maj. Frank L. Trochak (CP), TSgt. Charles R. McGatha (FE) and SSgt. James Souza (PJ), along with A-1G crew members, Lt. Col. C. A. Smith (P), Col. G. F. Bradburn (CP), from a location where the damaged helicopter was left over night (See previous entry). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - November 17A HH-3E # 65-12785 (Call sign "Jolly Green 36"), from Det. 5, 38th ARS crewed by 1st Lt. Arlyn E. Webster (P), 1st Lt. William C. Dean (CP), A2C Gary R. Meyer (FM) and SSgt. Aaron D. Farrior (MT), rescued 3 USA troops from a ground team, in contact, in RVN from a classified location. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - November 22A HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 53") from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. James A. Hartwing (P), 1st Lt. William W. Gunnin (CP), A1C John W. Whisenhunt (FM), A2C Robert D. Bowers (PJ), and A2C William D. Brotton (PJ), rescued 15 USA ground team members from a classified location in Laos. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - November 23A HH-43F from Det. 11, 38th ARS, Tuy Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Edmund W. Fischbeck, Jr. (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), rescued the crew from a O-1E, Capt. D. E. Disbrow (P) and 1st Lt. Whitesides (CP), after their aircraft was hit and crashed landed 30 miles southwest of Qui Nhon, RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - November 23A HH-43F from Det. 11, 38th ARS, Tuy Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Zack L. Stockett (P), unkn (CP), MSgt Donald F. Larsen (FM) and SSgt Calvin H. Felts (MT), saved sixteen Vietnamese civilians from a vessel. Sgt’s. Larsen and Felts were TDY at Det. 11, from Det. 6. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - November 24A HH-43F from Det. 1, 38th ARS, Phan Rang AB, RVN, piloted by Capt. Clarence N. Cochran (P) Capt. Leonard D. Fialko (CP), Daniel P. Kimball (FM) and Howard D. McClellan (MT), rescued 3 ARVN troops, in contact, in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - November 24A HH-43F from Det. 1, 38th ARS, Phan Rang AB, RVN, piloted by Capt. Larry A. Nitz (P) Capt. LaMonte M. Kahler (CP), SSgt. William R. Dunbar (FM) and William B. Kimmel (MT), rescued 3 ARVN troops, in contact, in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - November 24A HH-43F from Det. 1, 38th ARS, Phan Rang AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. David R. Steveson (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), saved twelve Vietnamese civilians. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - November 24A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, crewed by Capt. Lawrence F. Marcum (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), saved one Vietnamese civilians. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - November 29A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Arlyn E. Webster (P) 1st Lt. William C. Dean (CP), A2C Gary R. Meyer (FM) and SSgt. Luther E. Davis (PJ), attempted the unsuccessful rescue of A-1E, Capt. John Morton Roper, who was KIA. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - November 29HH-3E #64-14231 of Det. 5, 38th ARRS Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crashed on landing at a classified site during a night landing and was destroyed by post impact fire. Crew escaped with minor injuries. http://www.jollygreen.org/jltnc.html
1966 - December 06A HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 53") from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. William H. Lloyd (P), Capt. Wayne W. Hester (CP), SSgt Robert S. Riley (FM) and A2C Franklin D. Stevson (PJ), scrambled from their strip alert at LS-36 and rescued the crew from a RF-4C (Call sign "Nelson 01"), Lt. Col. Theodore W. Dyke (P) and 1st Lt. William R. Fannemel (CP), after they ejected from their ground fire damaged aircraft along the NVN, Laos border near Dien Bien Phu, NVN. During the rescue A2C Stevson (PJ) was sent to the ground to load the injured 1st Lt. Fannemel into a Stokes litter. As Lt. Fannemel was being hoisted the HH-3 came under fire and was forced to take off leaving A2C Bowers on the ground (See next entry). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - December 06A HH-3E # 65-12779 (Call sign "Jolly Green 05") from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Kenneth D. Murphy (P), 1st Lt. Douglas L. May (CP), SSgt. Jack Picklesimer (FM) and A2C Robert D. Bowers (PJ), also scrambled from their strip alert at LS-36 and was the 'high bird' on the rescue of the crew from a RF-4C (Call sign "Nelson 01"), Lt. Col. Theodore W. Dyke (P) and 1st Lt. William R. Fannemel (CP). "Jolly Green 05" was not able to contact the PJ, A2C Franklin D. Stevson from "Jolly Green 53" and sent their PJ, A2C Robert D. Bowers to the ground to locate A2C Stevson then "Jolly Green 05" had an engine shot out and was forced to leave before they could retrieve either of the PJ's that were still on the ground (See previous & next entries). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - December 06Another pair of HH-3E’s, from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, one, “Jolly Green 56”, crewed by Capt. John Albert Firse (P), Maj. Thomas E. Shows (CP), SSgt. Jerry W. Johnson (FM) and SSgt. George E. Hunt (PJ), arrived after about 1 ½ hours after A2C Stevson had been left on the ground (see entries above) and rescued crewmembers, A2C Stevson (PJ) from "Jolly Green 53" and A2C Bowers (PJ) from "Jolly Green 05". "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - December 06A HH-43F from Det. ?, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Richard H. Smith (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), medevacked one USN sailor in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - December 08A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and SSgt. John F. Tobey (PJ) medevacked a person in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - December 08A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. Fredrick D. Gregory (P), 1st Lt. Alfred R. Jacox (CP), Paul Vann (FM) and A2C Joseph M. Duffy (PJ) rescued the crew from a F-4C, Maj. John K. Young Jr. (P) and Capt. Fred H. Porter III (CP), after their aircraft was hit by automatic weapons fire and caught fire moments after takeoff from Da Nang AB, RVN and they ejected just south of the air base. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - December 08A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and A1C Allen Stanck (PJ) rescued two crew members of a downed Army chopper 65 miles northwest of Pleiku. They searched for the remaining two crewmembers and the missing chopper but were not able to locate them due to darkness (see next entry). Air Force Museum Photo files
1966 - December 09A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM), MSgt. George Shipper (PJ) and A1C Allen Stanck (PJ) early in the morning located the missing chopper and rescued the remaining two crew members, who had been trapped inside, of a downed Army chopper 65 miles northwest of Pleiku (see previous entry). Air Force Museum Photo files
1966 - December 11A HH-43F from Det. 11, 38th ARRS, Tuy Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Edmund W. Fischbeck Jr. (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), rescued three Vietnamese from a boat in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - December 11A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), was involved in a rescue of one airman from an A-1E in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - December 11A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. David M. Randall (P), 1st Lt. Robert A. Reilly (CP), A1C Melvin G. Goff (FM) and SSgt. Robert S. Loud (PJ), rescued the pilot, Capt. A. E. Belford, after he ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft near Dau Tieng, RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - December 13A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. David M. Randall (P), 1st Lt. Robert A. Reilly (CP), A1C Melvin G. Goff (FM), SSgt. Robert S. Loud (PJ) and A2C John J. Dagneau III (PJ), were involved in a rescue in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - December 14The FIRST in flight transfer of fuel from a HC-130P tanker to an HH-3E was completed near Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. This capability revolutionized helicopter Air Rescue operations. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & http://www.afhso.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-100929-015.pdf
1966 - December 14A HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 56") from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. James A. Hartwing (P), Capt. Johnnie H. Hall (CP), A1C John W. Whisenhunt (FM) and A2C Franklin D. Stevson (PJ), rescued the pilot from a F-105D (Call sign "Fosdick 03"), Capt. Robert B. Cooley, after his aircraft was hit by a Atoll air-to-air missile fired by a MiG-21 and he ejected about 40 miles SW of Hanoi. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - December 15A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Oliver E. O'Mara (P), 1st Lt. Donald R. Harris (CP), SSgt. Jack Pickelsimer (FM) and Sgt. Malcolm C. Hassler (PJ), completed a night (around mid-night) rescue of two crewmembers of a A-26A (Call sign "Nimrod ?"), 1st Lt. J. D. Bell (CP) and Capt. Cooper (CP), after he and Lt. Col. Albert R. Howarth (P) abandoned their ground fire damaged aircraft near the Mu Gia Pass, about 30 miles west of Ban Kapay, Laos. Lt. Col. Albert R. Howarth (P) was rescue by a U.S. Army helicopter in the darkness of the early morning of December 15, 1966. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - December 20A HH-3E # 65-12783 (Call sign “Jolly Green 15”) from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Adrian D. Youngblood (P), Capt. John E. Halligan (CP), A1C William T. Lowe Jr. (FM) and A2C William J. Flowers (PJ) rescued the pilot of a USA OV-1, Joseph L. Kulmayer, after it went down in Laos. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - December 23A HH-43F, unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), saved one American civilian in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - December 23A HH-43F from Det. ?, 38th ARRS, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), rescued one USA troop in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - December 24A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Lawrence F. Marcum (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), was involved in the rescue of one Vietnamese in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - December 24A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. David R. Steveson (P), 1st Lt. Alfred R. Jacox Jr. (CP), Wayne L. Boteler (FM) and Russell W. Price (PJ), was involved in the rescue of six Vietnamese civilians from a CL-44 airliner that had crashed in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1966 - December 24A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Lawrence F. Marcum (P), 1st Lt. Donald D. Sams (CP), SSgt. Hubert O. Marsh (FM) and SSgt. John F. Tobey (PJ), was involved in the rescue of seven Vietnamese civilians from a CL-44 airliner that had crashed in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1966 - December 26A HH-43F from Det. 1, 38th ARRS, Phan Rang AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), saved one ROK troop. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - December 28A HH-43B from Det. 4, 38th ARRS, Korat RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Lucian A. Vunter III (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), saved two from a USAF U-6A, Capt. Ronald A. Susi and A1C Gary F. Parris that had went down in Thailand. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1966 - December 31 & 1967 - January 01Three HH–43B helicopters from Williams AFB, Arizona, and two HH–43B's from Luke AFB, Arizona, representing Detachments 15 and 16 of the Western Air Rescue Center, rescued nine flood victims from the Salt and Gila Rivers flooding in the suburbs of Phoenix. The United States Air Force and Humanitarian Airlift Operations 1947–1994 by Daniel L. Haulman Air Force Historical Research Agency Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
1967 - January 01A HH-43F from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Allen R. Martin (P), 1st Lt. Ronald W. Murry (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), saved one ARVN paratrooper. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - January 01A HH-43B from Det. 4, 38th ARRS, Korat RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Clarence G. Lunt (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), medevacked L. A. Tayor from a classified location in Laos. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - January 01A HH-43B from Det. 4, 38th ARRS, Korat RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. John H. Canfield (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), medevacked, J. Shaff, in Thailand. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - January 02A HH-3E from the 38th ARRS, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), attempted the unsuccessful rescue of a O-1F (Call sign "Nail 27"), 1st Lt. George Bruce Menges, when his aircraft was shot down by automatic weapons fire near Ban Sappeng in southern Laos. Lt. Menges was determined to have been KIA. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - January 05A HH-43F, crewed by Capt. LaMonte M. Kahler (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), saved one Vietnamese national. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - January 06A HH-3E, from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by 1st Lt. Max F. James (P), Capt. John Silvis (CP), SSgt. Raymond D. Godsey (FM) and Sgt. Luther E. Davis (PJ), rescued the crew from a RF-4C, Capt. W. J. Graves (P) and 1st Lt. L. N. Martin, after they ejected from their AAA damaged aircraft after it crossed into Thailand. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - January 09A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. K. D. Gregory (P), 1st Lt. Donald D. Sams (CP), unkn (FM) and A1C Wayne L. Boteler (FF), saved one crew member from an F-4C. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - January 09Two CH-3C's of the 20th HS "Pony Express", one crewed by Capt. William Johnson (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM) and the other crewed by Maj. Clifton Ward (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), were called upon, just before sunset, to rescue a SEAL team in trouble in the Saigon Delta region. Capt. Johnson went in for the pickup and had an immediate hoist failure and had to revert to use of a "McGuire" rig to extract part of the team, flying them for about 6 miles hanging sixty feet below the helicopter until they could find a safe place to land and take them onboard. Maj. Ward went in to rescue the remaining men by hoisting them aboard. They had two U. S. Navy “Huey” gunships flying cover during the rescue.
1967 - January 11A HH-3E from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Adrian D. Youngblood (P), 1st Lt. Mark H. Mutchler (CP), TSgt. Maurice F. Tasker (FM) and A2C William J. Flowers (PJ), were involved in a rescue of six USN sailors from a boat in the South China Sea. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 – January 11A HH-43F from Det. 1, 38th ARRS, Phan Rang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Clarence N. Cochran (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), medevacked USA troop, E-6 B. J. Goeble in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC save form
1967 - January 12A HH-3E from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Joseph L. Wells (P), 1st Lt. William N. Privette (CP), SSgt. Coy W. Calhoon (FM) and Sgt. Patrick F. Alliaire (PJ), were involved in a rescue from LS-85 in Laos of Roland F. Hodge who had been WIA when the site was attacked by a North Vietnamese AN-2 "Colt" aircraft. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - January 12A HH-43B from Det. 4, 38th ARRS, Korat RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Lucian A. Gunter III (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), medevacked one US Special Forces troop, Charles Billingsley in Thailand. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - January 14A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt David L. Wiest (P), Capt Sheridan K. Hawk (CP), A1C Harrison H. Ewton (FM) and A2C Steve M. Northern (PJ) rescued the pilot of a downed O-1E, Capt. C. I. Walters in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - January 14A UH-1F from the 20th Helicopter Sq., crewed by Capt. James F. Jansa (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) rescued the pilot, (name unkn), of a USN A-4C that had a mid-air collision with another A-4C during a night combat mission in Laos. The pilot of the second A-4C, Lt. Cmdr. Arthur Kasimi Tyszkiewicz was KIA. No other details are known at this time. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - January 15A HH-3E from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Adrian D. Youngblood (P), 1st Lt. Jerrold D. Ward (CP), TSgt. Fred C. Williams (FM) and A2C William J. Flowers (PJ), was involved in a rescue of 5 USN sailors from a boat in the South China Sea. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - January 15A flight of two HH-3E's (Call sign "Jolly Green 15 & 18"), from Det. 7, 38th ARRS at Da Nang AB, RVN, were returning to Da Nang AB, RVN when HH-3E #65-12784 (Call sign "Jolly Green 18"), crewed by Maj. William O. Mayfield (P), Maj. Frank L. Trochack (CP), A1C Michael W. Mulvany (FM) and SSgt. William P. Tracey (PJ), experienced a main transmission problem and made an emergency water landing off the coast of Monkey Mountain. With high winds blowing the drifting HH-3E towards the rocky shoreline, Maj. Mayfield decided to abandon the helicopter and requested that HH-3E # 65-12783 (Call sign "Jolly Green 15"), crewed by Maj. Adrian D. Youngblood (P), 1st Lt. Jerald D. Ward (CP), TSgt. Fred C. Williams (FE) and A2C William J. Flowers (PJ), rescue the crew of "Jolly Green 18") from Da Nang Bay, which was accomplished. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & http://www.jollygreen.org/Research/RonThurlow/H3RosterSEA.html
1967 - January 15A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS. Da Nang AB, RVN crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), inserted 2 PJ's, TSgt Ray Weddel (PJ) and A2C John Jeffers (PJ), to secure the abandoned HH-3E #65-12784 (Call sign "Jolly Green 18") that had now washed ashore. They secured it with ropes and also inflated a twenty man life raft inside the cabin to provide additional bouncy in case the ropes broke and the HH-3 drifted back out to sea. The 2 PJ's spent the night with the HH-3E and the next day it was rigged and sling loaded back to Da Nang AB, RVN by a U. S. Army CH-54 flying crane helicopter. TSgt. Weddel and A2C Jeffers are the only PJ's who can claim to have 'saved' a HH-3E. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - January 15A HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 55") from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Oliver E. O'Mara (P), Capt. Robert W. Packer (CP) and A1C Herbert E. Bridges (FM), rescued the pilot from a F-105D, (Call sign "Wedge 02"), Capt. Gerald L. Hawkins, after he ejected from his small arms damaged aircraft near Ban Tum, Thailand. The HH-3E was on a test flight at the time of this mission and no PJ was on board nor was there a 'high bird'. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - January 16Detachment 2, 37th ARRS was re-designated from Det. 5, 38th ARRS at Udorn RTAFB operating HH-3’s.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/37th_Aerospace_Rescue_and_Recovery_Squadron
1967 - January 19A HH-43F from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Lawrence D. Jones (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), saved the observer of a O-1G, 1st Lt. G. D. Hull, after he survived the crash of their aircraft when it was hit by small arms fire about 20 miles north of Dak To, RVN. The O-1G pilot, 1st Lt. Arthur J. Abramoff was KIA. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - January 23A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. David L. Wiest (P), 1st Lt Wendell B. Wood (CP), A2C Steve M. Northern (PJ) and SSgt. Henry B. Peterson (FF), saved the pilot of an A-1H, Capt. R. Sweetwood in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - January 24Four CH-3C's of the 20th HS at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crew’s unkn, airlifted 221 Thai troops on an assault mission against communist terrorists that resulted in the killing or capture of over 100 of the enemy. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1967.pdf
1967 - January 25A helicopter from the 20th HS, crewed by Capt. Eldon Woodward (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), after completing a normal resupply mission to Song Be was called upon to rescue four men from an crash site (type of aircraft unkn) from a very insecure area along the Cambodian border of the Central Highlands. The four men were rescued and returned to Song Be Special Forces camp. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1967.pdf
1967 - January 27A USAF helicopter, believed to have been from the 37th ARRS at Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), rescued the crew of a F-4C, Maj. J. A. Hargrove (P) and 1st Lt. L. D. Peterson (CP), after they ejected from their ground fire damaged aircraft over the Gulf Of Tonkin about 12 miles north of the DMZ. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - January 27A HH-43F from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. R. L. VanAllen (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), medevacked one Vietnamese civilian in RVN. No other details are available at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - January 28A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS from Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Robert E. Prince (P), Maj. Carl W. Olsen (CP), SSgt. Earl E. Chambers (FM) and A2C Robert F. Gabrourel (PJ), rescued a F-104C pilot, Capt. Eugene R. West (P), after he ejected just off the coast of Dong Hoi, NVN when his aircraft had an engine failure. He landed in a fog bank over the South China Sea and it took a 90 min. search in the fog before the HH-3E found and rescued him. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - January 28A HH-43F from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Allen R. Martin (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), saved one ARVN troop in RVN. No other details are available at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - January 29A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), attempted the unsuccessful rescue of the crew of a F-105F (Call sign "Tico 01"), Maj. Larry William Biediger (P) and 1st Lt. Claude Arnold Silva (CP) after they ejected from their damaged aircraft about 30 miles northwest of Thai Nguyen, NVN. Maj. Biedigere and St. Silva were KIA. No other details are available at this time. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - January 30A HH-43B from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by 1st Lt. Kenneth O. Wentzel (P), 1st Lt. Roland J. Page (CP) and A1C John A. Cleland (FM), rescued the pilot of F-105D (Call sign "Nate 04"), Maj. William E. Thurman, after his aircraft was hit by ground fire in Laos about ten miles north of Nakhon Phanom, Thailand and he ejected about thirty five miles south east of Udorn RTAFB, Thailand. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & JRCC Save Form & http://www.newspapers.com/image/54282936/
1967 - January 31A HH-43F from Det. 1, 38th ARRS, Phan Rang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Leonard D. Fialko (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), rescued five crewmen from a downed UH-1D. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - January 31The 20th HS at Nha Trang AB, RVN was assigned 15 UH-1F's from the 606th Air Commando Squadron at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand forming the "Green Hornet" "E" flight at Nha Trang. Two of the assigned UH-1F's stayed at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand a while longer, assisting in flood relief, before moving to Nha Trang AB, RVN.
http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1967.pdf
1967 - February 02The 37th ARRS was activated at Da Nang AB, RVN with the HH-3E's that had been assigned to Det. 7, 38th ARRS. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - February 04A HH-43B from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by 1st Lt. Max F. James (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), rescued an unkn foreign military airman from a T-28 in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - February 04A HH-43F from Det. 13, 38th ARRS, Phu Cat AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Bert E. Cowden (P), 1st Lt. Ronald P. Wojack (CP), Capt Jerald B. Turner (FS) and TSgt Delmer R. Smith (MT), medevacked A1C C. B. Pressy who had been injured in a jeep accident. No other details are available at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - February 04A CH-3C from the 20th HS at Udorn, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM) was scrambled to a small village to evacuate a little girl who had been struck by a large truck. The picked her up and rushed her to the hospital at Udorn, however their efforts proved in vain as the child died shortly after reaching the hospital. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1967.pdf
1967 - February 06HH-3E #65-12779 (Call sign "Jolly Green 05"), from the 37th ARRS, crewed by Maj. Patrick Hardy Wood (P), Capt. Richard Abbot Kibbey (CP), SSgt. Donald Joe Hall (FM) and A2C Duane D. Hackney (PJ), had rescued the pilot of a O-1E (Call sign "Nail 65"), Capt. Lucius L. Heiskell, when it was hit by ground fire, exploded and crashed near the Mu Gia Pass, North Vietnam. Three HH-3E crew members, Maj. Wood (P), Capt. Kibbey (CP) and SSgt. Hall (FM), along with the just rescued O-1E pilot, Capt. Heiskell were KIA. A2C Hackney (PJ) was blown out of the HH-3E and landed by parachute and was rescued by HH-3E #65-12785 (Call sign "Jolly Green 36"). See next entry below. Maj. Patrick Hardy Wood and A2C Duane D. Hackney were awarded the Air Force Cross for their actions during this mission. http://www.veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=120 & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/38th_Rescue_Squadron & Vietnam Air Losses by Chris Hobson
1967 - February 06HH-3E #65-12785 `(Call sign "Jolly Green 36") from the 37th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Oliver E. O'Mara (P), Capt. Harold W. Bradley (CP), SSgt Raymond Godsey (FM) and A2C Luther E. Davis (PJ), rescued the HH-3E PJ, A2C Duane D. Hackney from "Jolly Green 05". Three other HH-3E "Jolly Green 05" crew members, Maj. Wood (P), Richard Kibbey (CP) and Donald Hall (FM) and the, just rescued, O-1E pilot, Capt. Heiskell, were KIA in the fiery crash of "Jolly Green 05". See entry above. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - February 11In a diary entry by P.J. John Tobey, he indicated that HH-3E #65-12780 (Call sign "Jolly Green 07") was flying with three machine guns installed. This is the first indication of the long requested M-60 machine guns being installed on the HH-3E's. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - February 13Two CH-3C's from the 20th HS, one crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FE) and the other crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM) flew on a mercy mission to a village in Southern Laos. The Navy mistakenly bombed this friendly village and killed and injured several people. The two CH-3C carried medical and Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel into the village and then carried the more critically wounded to Savannakhet for air evacuation to the hospital at Korat RTAFB, Thailand.
http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1967.pdf
1967 - February 15A HH-43F, believed to be from Det. 11, 38th ARRS at Tuy Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-100D, 1st Lt. W. H. Hepler, after he ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft near Tuy Hoa AB, RVN. Vietnam Air Losses by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - February 16A HH-3E #64-14233 (Call sign "Jolly Green 56") from the 37th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Angelo Pullara (P), Capt. Jerrold D. Ward (CP), A1C A1C William T. Lowe (FM) and A2C William J. Flowers (PJ), took off to rescue the pilot of a F-100D (Call sign "Dusty 71"), Col Frank C. Buzze, shot down over Laos. While hovering over Col. Buzze the helicopter received ground fire, taking over 40 hits, and the HH-3E pilot, Capt. Angelo Pullara, was hit and killed. The co-pilot, Capt. Ward, also received bullet wounds but was able to take over the controls of the helicopter and fly away from the area. As they left the area the FM and PJ removed Capt. Pullara from the pilot's seat, freeing up the seat for the FM to occupy and help Capt. Ward fly the helicopter if necessary, while the PJ treated Capt. Ward's wounds. The helicopter returned safely to Saravane, Laos escorted by HH-3E # 65-12780 (Call sign "Jolly Green 07"). The F-100D (Call sign "Dusty 71") pilot, Col F. C. Buzze, was rescued by another HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 37"). See next two entries below. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & http://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/41902/ANGELO-PULLARA &
Hobsonhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/37th_Aerospace_Rescue_and_Recovery_Squadron#Operations_and_losses
1967 - February 16HH-3E #65-12785 (Call sign "Jolly Green 36") from Det. 1, 37th ARRS at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Leland T. Kennedy (P), 1st Lt. James A. Colyer (CP), SSgt. Raymond Godsey (FM) and A2C Robert D. Bowers (PJ), became the second bird to attempt the rescue of the pilot of a F-100D (Call sign "Dusty 71"), Col Frank C. Buzze, after he ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft near Ban Talan Nua, NVN. Their attempts were unsuccessful as they were driven off by intense AAA ground fire. See previous and next entries. Capt. Kennedy was awarded the Silver Star for his actions during this mission. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & http://self.gutenberg.org/articles/leland_t._kennedy & Vietnam Air Losses by Chris Hobson
1967 - February 16HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 37") from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Robert L. Powell (P), Maj. Powell L. Moore (CP), SSgt. John P. Rogerson (FM) and A1C David W. Sliger (PJ), the third "Jolly Green" to make the attempt, successfully rescued the pilot of a F-100D (Call sign "Dusty 71"), Col Frank C. Buzze, after he ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft near Ban Talan Nua, NVN. See the previous two entries. Vietnam Air Losses by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - February 16HH-43F from Det. 11, 38th ARRS, Tuy Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Lamonte M. Kahler (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), medevacked one foreign sailor in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - February 17HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Breeden P. Hamer, Jr. (P), 1st Lt Robert A. Reilly (CP), A1C Melvin G. Goff (FM) and SSgt Robert S. Loud (PJ), medevacked USA Pvt. Bradford King in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - February 19A HH-43F from Det. 1, 38th ARRS at Phan Rang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Lamonte M. Kahler (P), Capt. Leonard D. Fialko (CP), SSgt. Ronald T. Cantwell (FM) and A1C Joseph N, Luther (MT) evacuated a seaman suffering from acute appendicitis from a Korean Navy ship 50 miles off shore. On their way to this mission this crew had slung some barrels of fuel to a HH-43B from the 38th ARRS, Det. 8, at Cam Ranh Bay that ran low on fuel on its way to make the rescue of the seaman and had landed on an island. Facebook post by Joe Luther 17 Aug. 2014
1967 - February 19A HH-43F, from Det. 11, Tuy Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Lamonte M. Kahler (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-100D, Capt. D. B. Couch, after he ejected from his small arms fire damaged aircraft and he eject off the coast from Xom Moi, RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - February 19Four UH-1F's of the 20th HS "Green Hornets" from Nha Trang AB, RVN, crews unkn, completed their FIRST armed mission for MACV SOG. No other details are known at this time.
http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1967.pdf
1967 - February 22A HH-3E from Det. 2, 37th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Kenneth D. Murphy (P), Capt. Douglas L. May (CP), SSgt. Jerry W. Johnson (FM) and A2C Duane D. Hackney (PJ), rescued the pilot of a B-26A, Capt. James L. McClesky (P), after he bailed out on the night of 21 February 1967, from his small arms fire damaged aircraft near Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - February 22A HH-3E from Det. 2, 37th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Leland T. Kennedy (P), 1st Lt. Edward J. Sichterman Jr. (CP), SSgt. Raymond D. Godsey (FM) and TSgt. Philemon S. Resos (PJ), rescued the co-pilot of a A-26A, Capt. Michael L. Scruggs (CP), after he bailed out on the night of 21 February 1967, from his small arms fire damaged aircraft near Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - February 22A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Richard A. Smith (P), Capt Jack V. Butler (CP), A1C Harry J. Hull (FM) and A2C Michael J. Rosler (PJ) rescued six USA troops in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - February 23A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. Frederick D. Gregory (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ) save two from an A-1 in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - February 23Two CH-3C "Pony Express" helicopters (crew’s unkn) were sent on a mission deep into North Vietnam to evacuate a friendly intelligence team that had been working in North Vietnam for over five years. When they reached the designated LZ the team could not be located. While searching the area one of the CH-3C's was riddled with enemy 50 cal. automatic fire, but by the great skill of the crew they were able to make it back to the forward staging base. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1967.pdf
1967 - February 24A HH-3E from Det. 2, 37th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by 1st Lt. Max F. James (P), Capt. Arlyn E. Webster (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), rescued the pilot of a T-28, name unkn (P) after he bailed out from his aircraft in Thailand. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - February 24A USAF helicopter crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM), and unkn (PJ), rescued the crew of a F-4C, Capt. D. B. Hudson (P) and Lt. H. G. Floyd (CP), after they ejected from their ground fire damaged aircraft near Kien Long, RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - February 26A HH-43F from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Lawrence D. Jones (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) save one USA troop, G. Zatolski in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - February 26A HH-3E from Det 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. David E. Dickey (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM), unkn (PJ) and unkn (PJ) rescued eight USAF airmen, two USA soldiers and two USMC troops in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - February 26A HH-43F from Det 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. William T. Sehorn (P), 1st Lt. Alfred R. Jacox, Jr (CP), A1C Edward L. Thorpe (FM) SSgt Hugh A. Pike (PJ), A1C Russell W. Price (PJ), A1C John F. Tobey (PJ) and A2C Duane O. Hackney (PJ) rescue four USA troops and three USAF airmen in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - February 26A HH-43F from Det. 13, 38th ARRS, Phu Cat AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Bert E. Cowden (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) medevacked J. B. Vickers in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - February 27A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Donald D. Metzinger (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) rescued three from a downed USA U-8F, Lt. Col. C. K. Woody, Lt. Col. J. W. Brown and Maj. W. F. Leach, in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - February 28A HH-43B crewed by 1st Lt. Gary L. Gross (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) saved one USAF airman, SSgt. E. Smith in Thailand. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - February 28A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Robert J. Svoboda (P), Capt. Richard A. Orsini (CP), SSgt. Robert S. Riley (FM) and A2C John L. Pighini (PJ), rescued the crew of an F-4C, Maj. J. F. Clayton (P) and 1st Lt. K. C. Simonin (WSO), after they ejected from their ground fire damaged aircraft a short distance from their target near Ban Kale, Laos. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - February 28A HH-3E from Det. 2, 37th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. James A. Hartwing (P), Capt. Evan G. Thompson (CP), John W. Wiesenhunt (FM) and A2C Franklin D. Stevson (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Otter 01"), Capt. James S. Walbridge, after he had ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft in Laos a few miles west of the Mu Gia Pass. The HH-3E that rescued him was possibly the same HH-3E that had rescued Maj. Clayton only a half hour earlier. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - March 01A HH-43F from Det. 11, 38th ARRS, Thuy Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Leonard D. Fialko (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM), unkn (PJ) saved an ARVN troop. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - March 02A HH-43F from Det 10, 38th ARRS, Bien Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Clarence N. Cochran (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM), unkn (PJ) rescued two ARVN troops in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - March 02A HH-3E, crewed by Capt. Robert E. Prince (P), Capt. John W. Perry (CP), TSgt. Maurice F. Tasker (FM), A2C Duane Hackney (PJ) and SSgt. William P. Tracey (PJ), rescued the pilot of a 0-2A, Capt. Robert C. Mays, after he crash landed his ground fire damaged aircraft in the DMZ on February 28, 1967. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - March 02A HH-3E from Det. 2, 37th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Leland T. Kennedy (P), 1st Lt. James A. Colyer (CP), Spencer (FM) and A2C Michael P. Benno (PJ), rescued the crew of a 20th SOS, “Pony Express” CH-3C, Capt. Nick G. Conti (CP), Maj. James H. West (P) and SSgt. Patrick W. Mitchell (FM) in Laos. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - March 03A HH-43F from Det. 4, 38th ARRS, Korat RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Clarence G. Lunt (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) saved one foreign military troop, T. Witayakarn. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - March 04A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and A2C Duane D. Hackney (PJ) saved one VNAF troop, T. Witayakarn, from a downed H-34 in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - March 06A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. David L. Wiest (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM), unkn (PJ) medevac’d four USA troops including, K. Crossland in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - March 09A CH-3C from the 20th HS, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), braved intense hostile fire in evacuating 26 critically wounded troops from the besieged Army Special Forces Camp at As Hau, RVN, located near the Laotian border. No other details are known at this time. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1968.pdf
1967 - March 10A HH-3E from Det. 2, 37th ARRS, crewed by Capt. John A. Firse (P), 1st Lt. William N. Privette (CP), SSgt. Roger A. Ely (FM) and TSgt. Charley D. Smith (PJ), rescued the crew of a F-4C, (Call sign "Cheetah 02") Capt. Earl D. Aman (P) and Capt. Robert W. Houghton (WSO), after they ejected safely, near Poungthak, Laos, from their AAA damaged aircraft that had ran out of fuel and had been pushed to near the border with Laos. This was the epic tale of "Pardo's Push" where Capt. Pardo pushed Capt. Aman's F-4C out of North Vietnam with his F-4C by its lowered tail hook after Capt. Aman's F-4C had run out of fuel. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - March 10A HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 52") from Det. 2, 37th ARRS, crewed by Maj. Glen P. York (P), Capt. Harold W. Bradley (CP), SSgt. Jerry W. Johnson (FM) and A2C Michael P. Benno (PJ), rescued the crew of a F-4C (Call sign "Cheetah 04 A & B"), Capt. J. Robert Pardo (P) and 1st Lt. Steven A. Wayne (WSO), after they ejected safely, near Poungthak, Laos, from their AAA damaged aircraft that had ran out of fuel while 'pushing' another F-4C to near the border with Laos. This was the epic tale of "Pardo's Push" where Capt. Pardo pushed Capt. Aman's F-4C out of North Vietnam with his F-4C by its lowered tail hook after Capt. Aman's F-4C had run out of fuel. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - March 10A HH-43F from the 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. S. E. Gurley (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) rescued two USN seamen in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - March 12A CH-3C (Call sign "Pony 21") from the 20th HS "Pony Express", crewed by Lewis R. Vasquez (P), Robert B. Giffen (CP) and C. F. Kirner (FM), rescued the pilot of an RF-101C in Laos. High bird for this mission was CH-3C (Call sign "Pony 22"). No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1967.pdf
1967 - March 12A HH-3E, crewed by Maj. William O. Mayfield (P), Maj. Frank L. Trochak (CP), A1C William T. Lowe Jr. (FM) and TSgt. Philemon S. Resos (PJ), rescued the crew and 8 USA passengers of a USMC CH-46 in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - March 13A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, crewed by Maj. Adrian D. Youngblood (P), Maj. Carl W. Olsson (CP), SSgt. Earl E. Chambers (FM) and A2C Duane Hackney (PJ), rescued the crew and 5 USMC passengers of a USMC CH-46 (Call sign "Northbrook 51") that had been shot down 14 miles NW of Dong Ha, RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - March 13UH-1F 65-7932 was written off in Vietnam after a training accident. No other details are know at this time.
http://www.helis.com/database/modelorg/338/ & http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1967.pdf
1967 - March 13Two HH-43F’s from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, Bihn Thuy AB, RVN, one crewed by Capt. Donald E. VanMeter (P), 2nd Lt. Granville B. Goza III and A2C Gary G. Harold (PJ) and the second crewed by Maj. Armand J. Fiola (P), Capt Robert D. Vespico (CP) and TSgt Clyde R. Ross (PJ), medevacked 19 foreign nationals in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - March 14A HH-3E from Det. 2, 37th ARRS, crewed by Maj. William H. Lloyd (P), Capt. Evan G. Thompson Jr. (CP), A2C Ronald F. Malone (FM) and MSgt. Milton C. Williams (PJ), rescued USMC troops, Leo J. Farrell, David P. Connely Jr., Semaras and Swete plus one other, from a downed H-34 in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - March 14A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, crewed by Maj. Joe B. Green (P), Lt. Col. Charles R. Klinkert (CP), SSgt. Windell L. Stumbaugh (FM), SSgt. Angus C. McDougall (PJ) and Sgt. James D. Locker (PJ), rescued the troops from a downed UH-1B helicopter (Call sign Eagle Claw") in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - March 14A HH-3E, crewed by Maj. William H. Lloyd (P), Capt. Evan G. Thompson (CP), A2C Ronald F. Malone (FM) and MSgt. Milton C. Williams (PJ), rescued 2 USMC troops, Farrell and Connelly, of a CH-46 helicopter downed in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - March 13A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), was forced to make a landing in Da Nang Bay due to mechanical problems and a second HH-3E in the formation with the one that ditched, picked up the crew.
http://www.pjsinnam.com/vn_history/pdf_files/Chronology/1967.pdf
1967 - March 15A HH-3E, crewed by Maj. Robert E. Prince (P), 1st Lt. Warren E. Walter (CP), Francis E. Greinier (FM) and A2C Joseph M. Duffy (PJ), rescued the pilot of a USN A-4E, Capt. Stanley P. Krueger, from the South China Sea after he ejected from his ground fire damage aircraft about 15 miles off the coast of the DMZ. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - March 15HH-53B #66-14428 made the FIRST flight of a USAF HH-53B at Stratford, CT. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/airframes/notable_h53-history.pdf
1967 - March 17A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. Frederick D. Gregory (P), Capt Donald D. Sams (CP), A1C Clyde E. Chavis (FM) and A2C Duane D. Hackney (PJ) saved the pilot of a USMC F-8C, Capt. Warren Kneippe. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - March 19A HH-3E, crewed by Capt. Robert J. Svoboda (P), Capt. Richard A. Orsini (CP), SSgt. Robert S. Riley (FM), A2C Franklin D. Stevson (PJ), rescued the pilot of an A-1E, Capt. Michael J. Dugan, after he bailed out of his AAA damaged aircraft along the trail in southern Laos. It is said that this was the LAST successful bail out from an A-1E as shortly after this date these aircraft had been fitted with the "Yankee Extraction System" seats. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - March 19Three CH-3C's of the 20th HS "Pony Express", crew's unkn, drew considerable ground fire during a successful emergency extraction of a team in the Steel Tiger area from an extremely hazardous LZ. No other details are known at this time. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1967.pdf
1967 - March 19A CH-3C (Call sign "Pony 82") from the 20th HS "Pony Express", crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), performed and emergency medical evacuation of Army personnel from Sakon Makhon to Korat, Thailand. No other details are known at this time. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1967.pdf
1967 - March 21A UH-1F of the 20th HS "Green Hornets", crewed by Capt. John C. Gruver (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM/AG) and unkn (AG), was involved in the rescue of a friendly ground force near Dak To, RVN. Capt. John C. Gruver was awarded the Air Force Cross for his actions on this mission. No other details are available at this time. http://www.veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=486 &
http://www.projects.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=3620
1967 - March 21A HH-43B from Det. 3, 38th ARRS, Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. Dennis M. Chase (P), A1C Theodore Chandler (MT), A1C James F. Tevis (FF), and A1C Cyrus G. Hartwell (FF) saved the crew of an F-4C, Lt. L. R. Egea (P) and Maj. C. W. Hetherington (WSO) after their aircraft collided in mid-air with another aircraft over Thailand. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & JRCC Save Form
1967 - March 25A UH-1F from the 20th SOS, crewed by Capt. John C. Gruver (P), unkn (CP), unkn (AG), unkn (AG), flew gunship cover for an assault party that drew fire in the landing zone. With complete disregard for his own safety, Captain Gruver flew through hostile fire to support the evacuation of one wounded man and then landed in the beleaguered clearing to evacuate a second wounded man himself. Subsequently, he returned to the same area and hovered under fire for a sustained period to recover the third wounded soldier.
http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=3620
1967 - March 25A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Donald D. Sams (P), 1st Lt. William T. Seahorn (CP), A1C Edward L. Thorpe (FM), A1C John F. Tobey (PJ), medevacked one USMC troop in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - March 25A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. William T. Seahorn (P), Capt. Donald D. Sams (CP), A1C Edward L. Thorpe (FM), A1C John Tobey (PJ), was involved in the rescue of 1 other USMC troop who had been wounded by a mine in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - March 25A HH-3E from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, crewed by Capt. David A. Richardson (P), Maj. Louis D. Yuhas (CP), TSgt. Jarvis E. Peele (FM), Sgt. Michael R. Fraboni (PJ), and Thomas C. Gardaison (AP), rescued a crewmember, loadmaster SSgt. Marion O. Hill of a UC-123K (Call sign "Candlestick 07"), in Laos. The badly damaged UC-123K and the rest of the crew made it back to NKP. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - March 25Two 20th HS “Pony Express” helicopters while carrying out a classified mission, one crewed by Maj. Joseph R. Gates (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM) received moderate damage from enemy fire and the other crewed by Capt. Willard C. Anderson (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FE) received extensive damage. No other details are known at this time. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1967.pdf
1967 - March 26A HH-3E from 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Robert W. Davis (P), Capt. Robert N. Hillory (CP), A1C Rodney J. Bettevy (FM) and A2C John C. Jeffers (PJ) rescued the pilot of an F-105D (Call sign "Elm 02"), Maj. Jack C. Spillers, after he had ejected from his automatic weapons fire damaged aircraft in the DMZ. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - March 26A HH-43B belived to be from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, and believed to be crewed by 1st Lt. Paul F. Dole (P), 1st Lt Billy C. Marcontell (CP), A1C William L. Schimonsky (FM), Capt John J. Young [Doctor] (MC) saved A1C Albert M. Andrade and one unkn Thai. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - March 26Two HH-43F’s from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, Pleiku AB, RVN, one crewed by Capt Keith H. Ricks (P), Capt. Richard A. Smith (CP), MSgt Frederick F. Wharton (FM) and A1C John A. Smith (PJ) and the second crewed by Capt Donald D. Metzinger (P), Capt Jack V. Butler (CP), A1C Jose G. Abara (FM) and A2C Wayne A. Baguio, rescued two USA troops from a downed O-1D in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - March 26/27During the night of 26/27 March Binh Thuy AB, RVN was mortared by enemy forces. Flying shrapnel from bursting shells sprayed the two HH-43F’s, 62-4508 & 62-4560, possessed by Det. 10, 38th ARRS. Extensive damage was sustained and numerous repairs were required such as patching holes, changing blades and component change/repairs. 3rd ARRGp. Vietnam 1967, 01 Jan – 31 Mar
1967 - March 27A CH-3C from Sheppard AFB, TX, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) crashed landed in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, OK., while on a routine training mission. The crash was described as a “hard landing” resulting in medium damage. The CH-3C was recovered, repaired and put back in service. No other details are known at this time. The Lawton Constitution (Lawton, OK) Tue, Mar 28, 1967, page 3
1967 - March 28A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Breeden P. Hamer, Jr. (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) saved USN sailor, E-6 James R. Philpott. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - March 28A HH-43F from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. R. L. VanAllen (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) saved one civilian dependent, Tran Quoc Dang. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - March 29A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, Bihn Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Armand J. Fiola (P), Capt William P. Shea (CP), A1C Bernard L. Touchette (FM) and TSgt. Clyde R. Ross (PJ) saved five USA troops. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - March 31A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. David L. Wiest (P), Capt. Sheridan K. Hawk (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-100D, Capt. David Carl Lindberg, after he had ejected from his automatic weapons fire damaged aircraft about 13 miles NW of Bien Hoa, RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - March 31A HH-3E from Det. 2, 37th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Robert J. Svoboda (P), Capt. Ernest B. Betancourt (CP), SSgt. Robert S. Riley (FM) and Amn. Transito Trujillo (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Neptune 03"), Capt. Harry J. Hennigar, after he had ejected from his automatic weapons fire damaged aircraft about 15 miles west of Ban Moi, NVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - March 31A HH-43F from Det 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. William T. Sehorn (P), Maj John J. Hoye (CP), SSgt Willard P. Barrow (FF) and A1C Herman R. Singleton (FF), rescued the crew of a F-4C, Maj. Cobb (P) and Lt. L. D. Peterson, after they had ejected from their aircraft over RVN when their aircraft suffered flight control failure. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - March 31A UH-1F #65-7932 of the 20th HS "Green Hornet", crewed by Maj. Robert Lanoue Baldwin (P), Lt. David Lyall (CP) and Sgt. Russell Hunt (FM/AG), and three other UH-1F's were tasked for an ammunition resupply mission for a Special Operations Reconnaissance team. While in a hover, delivering the munitions via hoist Maj. Baldwin's helicopter was hit by 127 mm rounds and Maj. Baldwin, then commanding "E" Flight, was killed and the copilot wounded by the gunfire. The Huey crashed, but the surviving crewmen escaped further injury and were rescued by the SOG team and then picked up by another "Green Hornet" UH-1F, crewed by Capt. Robert Allen (P), 1st Lt. William Gunnin (CP) and A2C. Haskew Warren III (FM). The crews on the other "Green Hornet" UH-1F involved in this mission were Capt. Richard E. Madigan (P), Capt. Louis R. Vasquez (CP), 1st Lt. Robert W. Packer (CP), SSgt. Ralph C. Graves (AG), A1C Ronald J. Courter (AG), A1C Warren R. Studley (AG), A2C Haskew Warren III (FM), Capt. Richard Madigan (P) and Maj. James L. Carner (P). Maj. Robert L. Baldwin was the first fatality for the "Green Hornets". Major Robert L. Baldwin and Sgt. Russell M. Hunt were awarded the Air Force Cross for their actions during this mission. "Secret Green Beret Commandos in Cambodia: A memorial History of MACV-SOG's" by LT. Col. Fred S. Lindsey, USA retired & http://www.virtualwall.org/db/BaldwinRL01a.htm &
http://www.veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=1142 &
http://www.veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=1170
1967 - April 02A HH-3E from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Arlyn E. Webster (P), 1st Lt. William N. Privette (CP), SSgt. Raymond D. Godsey (FM) and A2C Michael P. Benno (PJ), attempted the unsuccessful rescue of the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign “Lover 01”), Capt. John Arthur Dramesi, after he had ejected from his AAA damaged aircraft about 15 miles northeast of Dong Hoi, NVN. Capt. Dramesi became a POW before he could be rescued. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - April 06A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Keith H. Ricks (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), rescued, T. H. Babon, H. E. Miller Jr. and SP4 J. T. Triplett, from a down UH-1D in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - April 07A CH-3C of the 20th HS "Pony Express" at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), transported an explosive ordnance and a medical team to a mistakenly bombed village in Laos. No other details are known at this time. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1967.pdf
1967 - April 09A HH-3E, #65-12785 (Call sign "Jolly Green 36") from Det. 2, 37th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. James R. Lisko (P), Maj. Jim Gardner (CP), A2C Roger L. Graham (FM) and SSgt. John H. Stemple (PJ) rescued the severely injured pilot of a civilian Air America Dornier aircraft, Mr. Justin C. Bryant, from Laos. During this mission the PJ from "Jolly Green 36", SSgt. Stemple was lowered to the ground to get the injured pilot into a 'stokes' litter. SSgt. Stemple determined that the injured pilot would have to be moved to a clearer location so he would be clear of trees and could be hoisted out. SSgt. Stemple could not move him by himself and the PJ, A1C Michael P. Benno, from the second HH-3E "Jolly Green 55", crewed by Maj. Glen P. York (P), 1st Lt. Mark H. Mutchler (CP), SSgt. Raymond D. Godsey (FM) and A1C Michael P. Benno (PJ), was lowered to the ground to help. After over a half hour on the ground the two PJ's were still not able to move the injured pilot over the rough terrain to an area where he could be hoisted. The co-pilot, Maj. Jim Gardner, from "Jolly Green 36" volunteered to ride the hoist down and help move the injured pilot. Finally they were able to move to an area where the 'stokes' litter could be hoisted and "Jolly Green 36" was able to rescue his co-pilot, the two PJ's and the injured pilot. Maj. Jim Gardner has the distinction of being the ONLY "Jolly Green" co-pilot intentionally hoisted to the ground during a CSAR mission in the Vietnam War. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - April 11A CH-3C of the 20th HS "Pony Express" at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), airlifted a crashed Thai H-34 helicopter from a rice paddy to a nearby air base for repairs. No other details are known at this time. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1967.pdf
1967 - April 12A HH-43F from Det. 10, Binh Thuy AB, RVN, 38th ARRS, crewed by Maj. Armand J. Fiola (P), Capt. William P. Shea (CP), TSgt Walter H. May (FM), and unkn (PJ), rescued J. A. Smith, G. L. Seth and SP5 D. Grimes, from a RU-6A aircraft that was down in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - April 13A CH-3C of the 20th HS "Pony Express" at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), medevacked an injured U. S. Army troop from a remote outpost to the hospital at Korat RTAF, Thailand. No other details are known at this time. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1967.pdf
1967 - April 14A HH-3E from Det. 2, 37th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Lt, Col. Owen R. Fletcher (P), Maj. Powell L. Moore (CP), SSgt. John P. Rogerson (FM) and A2C Robert D. Bowers (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Steel 01"), Maj. Paul R. Craw, after he had ejected from his 37 mm AAA damaged aircraft about 10 miles west of Dien Bien Phu, North Vietnam. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - April 16A HH-43F from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. R. L. VanAllen (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) medevacked one Vietnamese civilian in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - April 17A HH-43F from the 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. C. S. Lurviance (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM), unkn (PJ) saved two Vietnamese civilians in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - April 17A HH-43F from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. R. L. Van Allen (P), Capt Allen R. Martin (CP), A1C Andres B. Perez (FM), and MSgt Roland H. Lutz (MT) saved one unkn USA troop. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - April 18A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. R. L. Merna (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) rescued the pilot of an USMC F-4B, Lt. Col. Gordon H. Keller, after he and his WSO, Capt. Hugh L. Julian, ejected, over the South China Sea, from their aircraft when it had a complete electrical failure. Capt. Julian lost most of his survival gear during the ejection and he was lucky to be spotted and picked up by passing shrimp boat. No other details are known at this time. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - April 24A HH-3E from Det. 2, 37th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. William H. Lloyd (P), 1st Lt. Mark H. Mutchler (CP), A2C Ronald F. Malone (FM) and A2C Michael P. Benno (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-4C, Capt. Wallace L. Mekkers (P), after he and his WSO, 1st Lt. J. B. Millhollon, had ejected from their AAA damaged aircraft about 50 miles southwest of Yen Bai, North Vietnam on 23 April 1967. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - April 24A HH-3E from Det. 2, 37th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. Thomas E. Shows (P), 1st Lt. Max F. James (CP), SSgt. Jack Picklesimer (FM) and A2C Daniel W. Brotton (PJ), rescued the WSO of a F-4C, 1st Lt. J. B. Millhollon (WSO), after he and his pilot, Capt. Wallace L. Mekkers, had ejected, 23 April 1964, from his AAA damaged aircraft about 50 miles southwest of Yen Bai, North Vietnam. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 – May ??Detachment 1, 38th ARRS operating HH-3’s at Da Nang AB, RVN was reassigned to the 37th ARRS
1967 - May 01A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, at Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. William V. D. Hickerson (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and SSgt. William P. Tracy (PJ), rescued the crew, Lyle W. Townsend, D. S. Brachins, Cpl. James H. Holland and Thomas E. Hughes of a USMC UH-1D helicopter downed in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - May 01A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Thomas R. Johnson (P), Capt. Frank M. Zahrobsky (CP), Sgt. Charles M. Harris (FM) and A2C Joseph M. Duffy (PJ), rescued the crew of an F-4C, O. E. Hoy and Mike Carson downed in the DMZ. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - May 02A UH-1F from Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ. Crewed by Maj. Thomas E. Decatur (P) and TSgt. Bobby R. Fritz (FM) apparently broke apart in midair, crashed and burned about 5 minutes after take off, killing both. There was no one else on the helicopter at the time. No other detail are available at the time of this entry. The Evening Review (East Liverpool, OH.) Wed, May 03, 1967, page 21
1967 - May 02A HH-43F from Det. 1, 38th ARRS, Phan Rang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Clarence N. Cochran (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM), and unkn (PJ) medevacked one unkn USN seaman. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - May 02A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS,Binh Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. James H. Brahney (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM), and unkn (PJ) saved two USA troops from a downed USA UH-1D, Maj. V. Spacearotella and Maj. Ven. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - May 03A HH-3E from Det. 2, 37th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Oliver O'Mara (P), Capt. Clyde A. Fechser (CP), SSgt. Floyd W. Watson (FM) and A1C Michael P. Benno (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Avenger 02"), Maj. Charles C. Vasiliadis, after he had ejected from his 37 mm AAA damaged aircraft about 100 miles west of Hanoi, NVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - May 03A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Breeden P. Hammer, Jr. (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM), and unkn (PJ) medevac’d A. F. Merrias in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - May 04A HH-3E (Call sign “Jolly Green 55”) from the 37th ARS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Oliver E. O’Mara (P), Capt. Clyde A. Fechser (CP), SSgt. Floyd W. Watson Jr. (FM) and A1C Michael P. Benno (PJ), rescued the pilot of a USMC F-8E (Call sign “Avenger 02”), Maj. Edward F. Townley, after he had ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft over the A Shau Valley, RVN. HH-3E #65-12785 (Call sign “Jolly Green 09”) was the ‘high bird’ on this mission, crewed by Lt. Col. Owne R. Fletcher (P), Maj. Powell Moore (CP), A1C Gary R. Meyer (FM) and SSgt. John H. Stample (PJ). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - May 04A HH-43F from Det. 11, 38th ARRS, Tuy Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. David M. Randall (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM), unkn (PJ) saved one Vietnamese military troop. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - May 04A UH-1F of the 20th Helicopter Squadron, crewed by Capt. Robert D. Allen (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (AG), inserted a reconnaissance team near Dak To, RVN. As he exited the landing zone his helicopter and the ground team came under heavy automatic weapons fire. Both of the two UH-1B gunship helicopters covering this mission were also hit causing one of them to crash. Capt. Allen returned to the landing zone and extracted the recon team. Subsequently, he penetrated the same heavily defended area, lingering in the field of fire for precious seconds while his crew on-loaded four injured crew members from the downed UH-1B gunship. Capt. Allen was awarded the Silver Star medal for his actions on this mission. "Secret Green Beret Commandos In Cambodia" by Lt. Col. Fred S. Lindsey, USA (Ret.)
1967 - May 05A HH-43F from Det. 1, Phan Rang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Larry A. Nitz (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM), unkn (PJ) saved one ROK military troop. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - May 06A HH-43F from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Arman D. Fiola (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) saved one Vietnamese civilian named Thi Dhan, in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - May 06A UH-1F of the 20th Helicopter Squadron, crewed by Capt. Robert D. Allen (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (AG), was engaged in a close air support mission for a long range recon team when his helicopter was called in to extract the crew of a U.S. Army helicopter crew that had been shot down. Capt. Allen and his crew succeeded in recovering the bodies of the helicopter crew. No other details are known at this time. "Secret Green Beret Commandos In Cambodia" by Lt. Col. Fred S. Lindsey, USA (Ret.)
1967 - May 07A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. R. L. Merena (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM), and unkn (PJ) medevacked one USMC troop in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - May 08HH-43F #63-9715 (Call sign "Pedro 96") of Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. John J. Hoye (P), 1st Lt. Alfred R. Jacox (CP), TSgt. Raymond Weddell (FM), TSgt. Philemon S. Resos (PJ) and SSgt. John F. Tobey (PJ) was shot down while trying to rescue 4 Marines. The HH-43F crew was rescued (See next entry).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/38th_Rescue_Squadron & http://www.jollygreen.org/jltnc.htm
1967 - May 08A HH-3E from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. William O. Mayfield (P), Capt. Carlton Damonte (CP), SSgt. Earl E. Chambers (FM), TSgt. Raymond Weddel (PJ) and A2C John C. Jeffers (PJ) rescued the crew of HH-43F "Pedro 96", Maj. John J. Hoye (P), 1st Lt. Alfred R. Jacox (CP), TSgt. Raymond Weddell (FM), TSgt. Philemon S. Resos (PJ) and SSgt. John F. Tobey (PJ), that was shot down while trying to rescue 4 Marines (see previous entry). "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/38th_Rescue_Squadron &
Http://www.jollygreen.org/jltnc.html
1967 - May 08A HH-43F from Det. 10, Bihn Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. James H. Brahney (P), Captain William P. Shea (CP), unkn (FM), TSgt. Clyde R. Ross (PJ) medevacked four ARVN troops in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - May 09A HH-43B from Det. 3, 38th ARRS, Ubon AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Holly G. Bell (P), 1st Lt. Merrill C. Hiscock (CP), SSgt Albert E. Teasley (MT), SSgt. Albert Teasley (MT), A1C James Tevis (FF), and SSgt James R. Delk (FF) rescued the crew of a F-4C, Maj. Richard Whittington, who was pinned in his burning aircraft and unkn co-pilot who had escaped the aircraft when it crashed on takeoff at Ubon RTAFB, Thailand. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - May 10A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. William V. D. Hickerson (P), 1st Lt. Jerrold D. Ward (CP), A1C Michael W. Mulvaney (FM) and A1C Joseph M. Duffy (PJ), attempted the unsuccessful rescue of a survivor from a UH-1E that was downed in RVN, however intense enemy ground fire drove the helicopter away from the rescue. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - May 10A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Standley A. McGhan (P), Capt. John E. Halligan (CP), A1C William T. Lowe Jr. (FM) and A1C John F. Tobey (PJ), rescued the crew of a UH-1E helicopter, H. E. Burke and J. L. Murphy, after their helicopter went down in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - May 10A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Lt. Col. Victor Goudey (P), Lt. Col. John W. James (CP), TSgt. Maurice F. Tasker (FM) and A2C William J. Flowers (PJ), medevacked one individual, Robert Powell, from a boat in the Gulf Of Tonkin. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - May 11A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. James F. Jansa (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) saved F-100D pilot, S. R. Winborn, in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - May 11A HH-43F crewed by David L. West (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) medevacked eleven USAF airmen in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - May 12A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Breeden P. Hamer, Jr. (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) medevacked one U.S. civilian, Thomas H. Nagy in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - May 12A HH-43B, believed to be from Det. 4, 38th ARRS, Korat RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Troy G. Irvin (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM), unkn (PJ) medevac’d two foreign civilian in Thailand. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - May 13A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Lt. Col. Victor Goudey (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM), and unkn (PJ) medevacked one USN sailor, R. Powell, in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - May 14A HH-3E from Det. 2, 37th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Arlyn E. Webster (P), Capt. Harold W. Bradley (CP), SSgt. Raymond D. Godsey (FM) and MSgt. Milton C. Williams (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-105D, Maj. Glen R. Wilson, after he had ejected from his SA-2 missile damaged aircraft about 70 miles east of Hanoi and 5 miles short of the border with Laos. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - May 16A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS at Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Adrian D. Youngblood (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and SSgt. John F. Tobey (PJ, attempted the rescue of the crew of a USMC F-4B, Capt. C. E. Hay (P) and 1st Lt. Mike Carson, after they had ejected from their 50 cal. machine gun damaged aircraft in the DMZ. Their attempt was driven off by heavy enemy ground fire. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - May 16A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS at Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Thomas R. Johnson (P), Capt. Frank Zahrobsky (CP), A1C Charles M. Harris (FM), A2C Joseph Duffy (PJ and A1C Michael W. Mulvaney (AG), rescued the crew of a USMC F-4B, Capt. C. E. Hay (P) and 1st Lt. Mike Carson, after they had ejected from their 50 cal. machine gun damaged aircraft in the DMZ. This is believed to be the first rescue by a "Jolly Green" utilizing an aerial gunner as part of the crew. Once PJ manning levels reached authorized strength the aerial gunner was replaced with a second PJ as part of the crew. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - May 161967 - May 16; A HH-43B from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Owen A. Heeter (P), 1st Lt. Billy C. Marcontell (CP), A1C Ernest J. Chidester (MT) and unkn (PJ) medevacked one foreign civilian in Thailand. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - May 16A HH-43B from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Allen R. Martin (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) saved one foreign civilian, Mr. Da Nam., in RVN No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - May 19A HH-43B from Det. 4, 38th ARRS, Korat RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Robert S. Michelesen (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) saved USAF TSgt. Otis L. Rainey in Thailand. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - May 19A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. David M. Randall (P), unkn (CP), SSgt. Barry Sherman (FM) and A2C Gunther Bahrenburg (PJ) saved four USA troops, Col. J. Morrison, Col. K. Hino, Lt. Col. R. Lehman and Lt. Col. M. R. Underwood. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - May 21A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Keith H. Ricks (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), rescued the pilot of a A-1E (Call sign "Hobo 01"), Maj. James E. Holler, after he was extracted by the newly installed "Yankee Aircrew Escape System" when his aircraft was shot down by small arms fire about 6 miles NW of the Pleiku AB, RVN. Maj. Holler was the FIRST A-1 pilot to use the "Yankee Aircrew Escape System.”PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - May 21A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. Frederick D. Gregory (P), Capt Donald D. Sams (CP), A1C Haskell Browning Jr. (FM), and A2C David A. Carl (PJ) saved five unkn USMC troops and all of their equipment in RVN. After the 5th Marine was hoisted to the cabin along with A2C Carl who climbed into the cabin, but was unable to bring the equipment inside (included were 3 rifles, 1 ammunition box, 4 flak vests, 2 pistol belts, 1 camera and a field jacket) because, by this time, not a square inch of cabin area was available. The HH-43F arrived safely at the hospital with 4 crewmembers, 5 fully equipped Marines, and Airman Browning hanging out the cargo door holding the equipment secured to the hoist. The hospital commander met the HH-43F as it arrived and his only comment was, "I don't believe it!" No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - May 21HH-43F #63-9711 (Call sign "Pedro 73") from Det. 6, 38th ARRS at Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. David L. Wiest (P), Robert A. Rielly (CP), A1C Harrison H. Ewton (FM) and SSgt. Robert S. Loud (PJ) was flying SAR for F-100D (Call sign "Ramrod 02") pilot, Capt. David C. Lindburg, when it was hit by ground fire and made an emergency landing; it was later destroyed on the ground. The HH-43F crew was rescued by a CH-46 helicopter. The F-100D pilot, Capt. Lindburg, was KIA. Ironically Maj. Wiest had rescued Capt. Lindburg once before when his F-100D was shot down on 31 March 1967. http://www.jollygreen.org/jltnc.html
1967 - May 21A HH-3E, from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. William O. Mayfield (P), Capt. Robert N. Hillory (CP), A1C Charles M. Harris (FM), SSgt. William P. Tracey (PJ) and TSgt. Andrew Benton Sr. (AG), rescued 4 ARVN troops in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - May 21A HH-3E from Det. 2, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Robert J. Svoboda (P), 1st Lt. Andrew J. Gonos (CP), SSgt. Robert S. Riley (FM) and A2C William Daniel Brotton (PJ), rescued 4 crew members, David Georgus, Samuel Payne, Dale B. Kome and Teddy R. Ray, of a USN SH-3A that had gone down in Laos. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - May 21A HH-3E, from Det. 2, 37th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Lt. Col. Owen R. Fletcher (P), Capt. Douglas L. May (CP), SSgt. John P. Rogerson (FM) and A2C Michael P. Benno (PJ), rescued the crew of a USN F-4B, Lt. Hugh Dennis Wisely (P) and Ens. James H. Laing (CP), after they had ejected from their ground fire damaged aircraft near Sai Koun, Laos. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - May 22A HH-43B from Det. 14, 38th ARRS, Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Fernand M. Espiau (P), 1st Lt. James T. McComsey (CP), TSgt Colbert Ezell (FM), A1C Michael Mayak (MT) medevacked one Vietnamese civilian boy in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - May 24A HH-43B from Det. 3, 38th ARRS, Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. David H. Baur (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM), unkn (PJ) saved one foreign military from a T-28, 1st Lt. Santat, in Thailand. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - May 25A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Lt. Col. Victor Goudey (P), Capt. John I. Patterson (CP), A1C Rodney J. Bettevy (FM), A2C David A. Carl (PJ) and SSgt. Earl E. Chambers (FE), rescued the pilot of a F-4C (Call sign "Sharkbait 61 Alpha"), Maj. Charles C. Rhymes, after he and his co-pilot, 1st Lt. R. E. Randolph, ejected from their AAA damaged aircraft about 10 miles off the coast near the DMZ. His co-pilot, 1st Lt. R. E. Randolph was rescued by a Navy ship and then picked up by the HH-3E. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - May 27A HH-43B from Det. 2, 38th ARRS, Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. William C. Ritchie (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM), unkn (PJ) saved one Thai civilian, Lao Kok in Thailand. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - May 27A HH-43B from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Allen R. Martin (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) saved five USA troops, 1st Lt. W. Holland, SSgt. T. Haley, SP4 R. Stithaw, E-3 G. Kunentson and Capt. G. Peffers, from a downed USA UH-1D in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - May 29A HH-43B from Det. 4, 38th ARRS, Korat RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. Pasco Parker (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) saved one foreign military troop, B. Fuangthien in Thailand. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - May 30A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, Bihn Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Donald E. VanMeter (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) medevacked two USA troops in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - May 30A HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 07") from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and SSgt. John F. Tobey (PJ) medevac’d a USN sailor from a USN Destroyer in the Gulf Of Tonkin. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - May 30A HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 15") from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) medevacked another USN sailor from a USN Destroyer in the Gulf Of Tonkin. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - May 31A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. James W. Hartwig (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) medevacked one individual in Laos. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - May 31 & June 01Two Air Force crews flying Sikorsky HH-3E "Jolly Green Giants", Tail numbers 66-13280, crewed by Maj. Maj. Donald B. Maurras (P), Capt. Don Alford (CP), Capt. Ray Dunn (CP), TSgt. Marx Richardson (FE) and SSgt. Dennis Palmer (FE) and 66-13281, crewed by Maj. Herbert Zehnder (P), Maj. Jim Hartley (CP), Capt. Gregory A. Etzel (CP), TSgt. Harold Schroeder (FE) and Capt. Cliff Buckley (FS) make the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic by helicopter. The 4,271 mile flight takes 30 hours and 46 minutes, and requires nine in-flight refueling. Major Herb Zehnder, one of the pilots on this flight, would fly the HH-3E #65-12785 (Call sign "Banana One") to a planned crash landing three years later as part of the daring attempt to rescue American servicemen from the Son Tay POW camp in North Vietnam. Air Force Magazine
1967 - June 03A USAF helicopter piloted by Capt. Stuart J. Silver rescued two survivors and recovered two bodies of a float equipped U-6A "Beaver" that crashed during its second take-off attempt on Upper Ugashik Lake, AK. Rescued from the shoreline were ALCOM's conservation officer Edward A. Bellringer, Maj. Norman C. Miller, pilot, and recovered the bodies of Lt. Gen. Glen R. Birchard and Maj. Gen. Joseph A. Cunningham, floating in the lake, who had drowned after being overcome by hypothermia. Air Force Magazine October 2014 pages 55 & 65
1967 - June 03A HH-43F from Det. 13, 38th ARRS, Phu Cat AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Edmund W. Fishbeck Jr. (P), 2nd Lt. Ronald P. Wojack (CP), unkn (FM) and TSgt Delmar R. Smith (MT) saved USN seaman E-3 R. J. Tromaugh. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - June 04A HH-3E #65-12782 (Call sign “Jolly Green 10”) from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Lt. Col. Victor Goudey (P), Capt. John I. Patterson (CP), SSgt. Billy Willingham (FM) and A2C David A. Carl (PJ) rescued the pilot of a F-105D, Maj. Clarence Kough Jr., after he had ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft about 3 miles off the coast. ‘High bird’ on this mission was HH-3E # 66-13278 (Call sign “Jolly Green 25”), crewed by Maj. Adrian D. Youngblood (P), 1st Lt. Mark Mutchler (CP), SSgt. Earl E. Chambers (FE) and A2C Joseph M. Duffy (PJ). 37th ARRS Mission Narrative Report (1-3-83 5 Jun 67)
1967 - June 05A HH-3E from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Lt. Col. Victor Goudey (P), Capt. John I. Patterson (CP), unkn (FM), unkn (PJ) and A2C David A. Carl (PJ), rescued, by landing on the water, the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Magnum 02"), Maj. Clarence J. Kough Jr., after he ejected from his AAA damaged aircraft about 20 miles off the coast of NVN in the Gulf Of Tonkin. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - June 06A HH-43F from Det. 12, 38th ARRS, Nha Trang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Melroy Borland (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) medevacked U.S. civilian, Eugene Bent in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - June 06A HH-43F from Det. 12, 38th ARRS, Nha Trang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Joe E. Ballinger (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) saved one USA troop, SP5 R. F. Lawrence in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - June 06A UH-1F of the 20th Helicopter Squadron, crewed by Maj. Grady F. Fisher (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (AG), after the first attempt was driven off by enemy fire, rescued a recon team under fire. No other details are known at this time. "Secret Green Beret Commandos In Cambodia" by Lt. Col. Fred S. Lindsey, USA (Ret.)
1967 - June 07A HH-43F from Det.10, 38th ARRS, Binh Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Donald E. VanMeter (P), Capt Laurence W. Conover (CP), Sgt Larry E. Hawkins (FM) and unkn (PJ) rescued one USN sailor, Lt. R. Gormley in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - June 07A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, Binh Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Harold Pickering (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) rescued two USN sailors in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - June 08A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. James F. Hicks (P), 1st Lt. Mark H. Mutchler (CP), TSgt. Andrew Benton Sr. (FM) and A2C Walter A. White III (PJ), rescued the crew of a F-4C, Maj. Charles A. Colton (P) and 1st Lt. Ralph D. Franks (CP) from the Gulf Of Tonkin, after they had ejected from their 37mm AAA damaged aircraft about 20 miles off the coast about 10 miles north of the DMZ. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - June 08A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Thomas E. Bair (P), Lt. Col. John W. James (CP), SSgt. Albert D. Epps (FM) and A2C Robert F. Gabourel (PJ), was involved in an unsuccessful SAR for the crew of a F-4C, Capt. Victor Joe Apodaca (P) and 1st Lt. Jon Thomas Busch (CP), in NVN. Capt. Apodaca and Lt. Busch were KIA. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - June 09A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. James F. Jansa (P), Capt Charles I. Rice (CP), A1C Thomas M. Alves (FM) and A2C Gunther Bahrenburg (PJ) rescued two VNAF crewmen from a downed VNAF H-34 helicopter in RVN, and one Swiss civilian, Mr. Stahel was pinned in the wreckage and was not rescued until 10 Jun 1967 (see next entry). Bad weather including heavy rain and fog were encountered during this mission. JRCC Save Form & Det. 6-38ARRS-34-9-Jun-67 mission report
1967 - June 10A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) rescued one Swiss civilian from a downed VNAF H-34 helicopter that had gone down in RVN on 09 June 1967 (see previous entry). Bad weather including heavy rain and fog were encountered during this mission. JRCC Save Form & Det. 6-38ARRS-34-9-Jun-67 mission report
1967 - June 10A HH-43B from Det. 3, 38th ARRS, Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. Dennis M. Chase (P), unkn (CP), A2C Henry B. Allen (MT) A1C William E. Woodford (FF) and A1C Jerry L. McMeans (FF) saved the crew of a F-4D, Maj. C. H. Allen (P) and 1st Lt. B. Becker (WSO) after they ejected from their aircraft when it ran out of fuel over Thailand. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & JRCC Save Form
1967 - June 11A HH-3E from Det. 2, 37th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. John A. Firse (P), Capt. Gilbert W. Hester (CP), SSgt Roger A. Ely (FM) and A2C Luther E. Davis (PJ), rescued the crew of a A-1E, Maj. James F. Rausch (P) and Maj. Robert L. Russell (CP), after they were extracted from their ground fire damaged aircraft near the Laotian border about 95 west of Thanh Hoa, NVN. Capt. John A. Firse was awarded the Air Force Cross for his actions during this mission. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe &
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1967 - June 12A HH-43F from Det. 1, 38th ARRS, Phan Rang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. R. L. Merna (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), rescued the crew of a F-4C, Maj. V. D. Fulgram (P) and Capt. W. K. Harding (CP), after they eject from their AAA damaged aircraft over the South China Sea a few miles short of the runway at Da Nang AB, RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - June 12A HH-43B, from Det. 3, 38th ARRS, Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. David H. Baur (P), 1st Lt. Fred M. Ayoub (CP), SSgt. Albert Teasley (MT), SSgt James R. Delk (FF) and Airman Tevis (FF), rescued the crew of a F-4C, Maj. M. G. Slapikas (P) and 1st Lt. Theodore E. Bougartz (CP), after they eject from aircraft when it developed a hydraulic system problem over Thailand. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & JRCC Save Form
1967 - June 15UH-1P gunships of the 20th HS, crew’s unkn, supported a UH-34 "Kingbee" helicopter as it rescued a MACV SOG team, under heavy fire, from a landing zone on the Cambodia, Vietnam border. A supporting A-1 was shot down with the loss of its pilot during this extraction. "Secret Green Beret Commandos In Cambodia" by Lt. Col. Fred S. Lindsey, USA (Ret.)
1967 - June 15A HH-43F from Det. 12, 38th ARRS, Nha Trang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Melroy Borland (P), Capt. Carol D. Hayden (CP), SSgt. Frank W. Davis (FM), SSgt. Jack L. Mitchell (FF), A2C Jerard J. Pearson (PJ) and SSgt. James Souza (PJ) rescued four crew members, Capt. Yonteck (P), Capt. William E. Lacy (CP), Capt. R. J. Peisher (IP) and SSgt. Lindell R. West, of a downed USAF UH-1F helicopter in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - June 16A HH-3E from Det. 2, 37th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Robert E. Dowdy (P), Maj. Thomas E. Shows (CP), SSgt. Vincent D. Androwsky (FM) and A2C John L. Pighini (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Wolf 02"), Lt. Col. William L. Janssen (P), after he eject from his ground fire damaged aircraft after crossing into Thailand. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - June 18A HH-43F from Det. 1, 38th ARRS, Phan Rang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. D. M. Thompson (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) medevacked one USA troop, PFC J. L. Sanders and one USN seaman, R. Gittings. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - June 21A HH-3E from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. Rodney G. Parks (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) medevacked one USMC troop, L/Cprl. W. M. McKinney in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - June 21A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Robert L. Merna (P), 1st Lt. Alfred R. Jacox Jr. (CP), A2C James L. Johnson (FM) and A1C William J. Flower (PJ) rescued a USMC A-4E pilot, Capt. W. L. McLeskey, after his engine exploded and he ejected over RVN. JRCC Save Form
1967 - June 21A HH-3E from Det. 2, 37th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. John A. Firse (P), Capt. Clyde A. Fechser (CP), SSgt. Roger A. Ely (FM), A2C Rodger A. Klenovich (PJ), rescued the pilot of a RF-101C, Capt. Robert E. Patterson, after he ejected from his SA-2 damaged aircraft about 20 miles NW of Yen Bai, NVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - June 21The first HH-3E operational test air-to-air refueling from a HC-130P took place in SEA on this date. During a SAR orbit over the Gulf Of Tonkin a HH-3E "Jolly Green", piloted by Col. Albert Lovelady (3rd ARRGp. Commander), Maj. John H. McLeash (CP), unkn (FM) and A2C Walter A. White III (PJ), refueled twice from a HC-130P tanker from Tuy Hoa AB, RVN. By September 1967 air-to-air refueling of the HH-3 helicopters had become routine.
"Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe &
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1967 - June 25A HH-43F from Det. 1, 38th ARRS, Phan Rang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. D. M. Thomson (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) saved one USAF airman, SSgt. D. E. Spencer in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - June 26A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, Bihn Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Donald E. VanMeter (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) medevacked two USA advisors, Capt. J. R. Arrison and 1st Lt. J. E. Klarberb in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - June 28A HH-3E from Det. 1, 3rd ARRGp., crewed by Capt. John E. Halligan (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) saved two USMC troops, Ronald Imorean and Sgt. W. White. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - June 30A HH-43F from Det. 11, 38th ARRS, Tuy Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. John J. Elliff (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) rescued two USA troops, Capt. D. Neesmith and W/O D. Saylor, from a downed USA UH-1D helicopter in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - June 30A HH-43F from Det. 11, 38th ARRS, Tuy Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Zack L. Stockett (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) rescued three USA troops, SP4 J. Myers, SP4 P. Kraft and SP4 R. Dixon, from a downed USA UH-1D helicopter. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - June 30A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, Bihn Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Donald E. VanMeter (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) rescued two USN sailors in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - June 30A HH-3E #65-12781 (Call sign “Jolly Green 09”) from Det. 2, 37th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by 1st Lt. Max. F. James (P), Maj. Maurice L. Wells (CP), SSgt. Jack Picklesimer (FM) and A2C John L. Pighini (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Ozark 03"), Maj. Ralph L. Kuster, after he ejected from his 85 mm AAA damaged aircraft near Ban Ta Pha, Laos. ‘High bird’ on this mission was HH-3E #65-12785 (Call sign “Jolly Green 36”) crewed by Maj. Glenn P. York (P), 1st Lt. James B. Barton (CP), SSgt. Theodore A. Zerbe (FM) and A2C Michael R. Fraboni (PJ). No other details are known at this time. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - June 30The 21st Helicopter Sq. was reactivated at Shaw AFB, SC. flying CH-3E helicopters. http://medlibrary.org/medwiki/21st_Special_Operations_Squadron
1967 - July ??(Actual days unkn) A USAF HH-53B completed its first aerial refueling test over the Atlantic Ocean east of Long Island. Refueling flights, over a three day period, totaled 10 hours in the air, 31 daytime hookup, 9 night hookups. USAF Maj. William D. Eastman and John Parker (Sikorsky test pilot), flew most of the refueling missions. After the test the USAF formally accepted the refueling equipment carried by the HH-53B. Sikorsky news July, 1967
1967 - July 02A HH-3E #65-12781 (Call sign "Jolly Green 37") from Det. 1, 37th ARRS at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Gregory A. M. Etzel (P), Capt. Harold W. Bradley (CP), Sgt. Robert G. Cotter (FM) and A2C John L. Pighini (PJ), unsuccessfully attempted the rescue of the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Pintail 2"), Capt. Dale M. Pichard, after he ejected from his 57 mm AAA damaged aircraft about 20 miles NE of the Mu Gia Pass, NVN. The helicopter developed a transmission problem and had to RTB and due to darkness the SAR force was called off. Capt. Pichard was rescued on July 03, 1967, (see entry for that date). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & http://www.veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=1523
1967 - July 02A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Herbert D. Kalen (P), Capt. John I. Patterson (CP), SSgt. Albert D. Epps (FM) and SSgt. John H. Stemple (PJ), rescued the pilot of a USMC F-8E (Call sign "Lo Gap 31"), Maj. Bruce A. Martin, from the Gulf Of Tonkin, after he ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft off the coast near the DMZ. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - July 02A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. William V. D. Hickerson (P), 1st Lt. Robert Levins III (CP), SSgt. Fredrick M. Halbert (FM) and A1C Walter A. White III (PJ), rescued two wounded USMC troops, Cpl. M. P. Dean and one other, in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - July 02A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. William T. Sehorn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) rescued three USMC troops, PFC T. Hobart, L/Cpl. Frankenhauser and PFC R. Sargent in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - July 03A HH-3E #65-12781 (Call sign "Jolly Green 37") of the 37th ARRS, Det. 1, from Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Gregory A. M. Etzel (P), Capt. Harold W. Bradley (CP), Sgt. Robert G. Cotter (FM) and A2C John L. Pighini (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Pintail 2"), Capt. Dale M. Pichard, after he ejected, on July 02, 1967, from his 57mm AAA damaged aircraft about 20 miles NE of the Mu Gia Pass, NVN. Capt. Gregory A. M. Etzel was awarded the Air Force Cross for his actions on this mission. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & http://www.veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=1523 & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - July 03A HH-43F #63-9715 (Call sign "Pedro 96") from Det. 12, 38th ARRS, Nha Trang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Melroy Borland (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), rescued the crew of a O-1 (Call sign "Sea Horse 38"), Lt. R. Locke and 2nd Lt. T. Williams, in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "Pedro 99" was the high bird on this mission. JRCC Save Form
1967 - July 04A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. Rodney G. Parks (P), Capt. Harold Frank Cardile (CP), Johny Tindal Jr. (FM), A1C Michael P. Benno (PJ) and A1C Walter A. White III (PJ) rescued 4 wounded USA troops, Cprl. James M. Koscielny, PFC Richard W. Jagelski, PFC James W. Oakes and Wilton J. Kelly, in contact in RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson& "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - July 04A HH-3E from 37th ARRS, Da Nang Rang AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. James F. Hicks (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), medevacked J. W. Oakes and Wilton J. Kelly in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - July 04A HH-43F from Det. 1, 38th ARRS, Phan Rang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. D. M. Thompson (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), rescued one unkn ROK troop in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - July 06A HH-3E (Call sign “Jolly Green 09)”) from Det. 2, 37th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. William H. Lloyd (P), 1st Lt. Andrew J. Gonos (CP), A1C Ronald F. Malone (FM), and A2C Luther E. Davis (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Hotshot 02"), Capt. Ralph H. Bennett, after he ejected from his aircraft when it had an engine failure near Takhli, RTAFB, Thailand. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - July 06A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Thomas R. Johnson (P), 1st Lt. William A. McKenny III (CP), SSgt. Gary V. Phillips (FM), and A1C Michael P. Benno (PJ), rescued USMC Jerald L. Henry in SVN. No details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - July 07A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. James F. Hicks (P), Capt. Frank M. Zahrobsky (CP), A1C Michael W. Mulvany (FM) and A2C David A. Carl (PJ), rescued the pilot of a USMC A-4E (Call sign "Chain 01"), Maj. Ralph E. Brubaker, after he ejected from his SA-2 SAM damaged aircraft in the DMZ on July 06, 1967. ‘High bird’ on this mission was crewed by Lt. Col. Victor Goudey (P), 1st Lt. Jerry D. Clearman (CP), A1C Charles M. Harris (FM), and A1C John C. Jaffers (PJ) "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - July 07Two CH-3C's of the 20th HS "Pony Express" from Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN, crew's unkn, were scrambled to the crash site of two B-52's that had experienced a mid-air collision. The CH-3C's were the first helicopters to reach the area, which was approximately 65 miles south southeast of Tan Son Nhut, in the South China Sea. Between them, they rescued six survivors. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1967.pdf
1967 - July 07A HH-43F, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM), and unkn (PJ), rescued one unkn B-52D airman from the South China Sea. No details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - July 07A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, Binh Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Donald E. VanMeter (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) rescued a Vietnamese civilian in RVN No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - July 07A HH-3E from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Robert J. Svoboda (P), Capt. Richard A. Orsini (CP), SSgt. Jerry W. Johnson (FM) and Sgt. Patrick F. Allaire (PJ), rescued Mr. Rainville, Mr. Parker and a Lao Lt. from an Air America H-34 (Call sign "Hotel 51") that had gone down in Laos. No details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - July 07A HH-43B from Det. 14, 38th ARRS, Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. F. M. Espiau (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) rescued the pilot of a RF-101C, Maj. J. Ketchum, after his aircraft was hit by ground fire while on climb out from Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN and he ejected about 5 miles from the base. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - July 10A HH-3E (Call sign “Jolly Green 53”) from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. John A. Firse (P), Capt, Clyde A. Fechser (CP), SSgt. Floyd W. Watson (FM) and Sgt. Michael R. Fraboni (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Hartford 03"), Maj. Maurice E. Seaver, after he ejected over Laos from his automatic weapons fire damaged aircraft about 30 miles SW of Sam Neua, NVN. ‘High bird’ on this mission was HH-3E #65-12785 (Call sign “Jolly Green 36”) crewed by Capt. Douglas L. May (P), Maj. Richard E. Adams (CP), A1C John W. Whisenhunt (FM) and A2C Randy S. McComb (PJ). No other details are known at this time. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - July 13A HH-43B from Det. 3, 38th ARRS, Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by 1st Lt. Merrill C. Hickcok (P), Capt. Ted Schroeder (CP), SSgt. Jammie Rogerson (FM), and A1C Theodore Chandler (MT), rescued the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Buckskin 02"), Maj. Carl B. Osborne, after his aircraft was hit by AAA fire about eight miles northwest of Thon Cam Son and he was forced to eject after flying back to about 35 miles northwest of Ubon RTAFB, Thailand. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & JRCC Save Form
1967 - July 14A HH-43F from Det. 12, 38th ARRS, Nha Trang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Lawrence D. Jones, Jr. (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) rescued a USA troop, E-5 J. Reisinger in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - July 15A HH-43F #59-1586 (Call sign "Pedro 93") from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Lt. Col. John H. Schaeffer (P), 1st Lt. Alfred R. Jacox (CP), A2C James L. Johnson (FM), A2C David A. Carl (PJ), A2C Joseph M. Duffy (PJ), Sgt. Steve M. Northern (PJ) and eight other unkn PJ's, medevacked 21 U.S. troops, in 22 sorties, near Da Nang in RVN. This mission was flown in the dark shortly after midnight while Da Nang AB, RVN was under a VC rocket attack on the base. Sgt. Steve M. Northern is shown to have received The Silver Star for his actions during tis mission. It is listed that during this mission Det. 7, 38th ARRS is recorded as making the 1000th rescue by Air Force aircrews since the start of the Vietnam War. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & Kaman Rotor Tips magazine.
1967 - July 16A HH-43F from Det. 13, 38th ARRS Phu Cat AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Edmund W. Fischbeck Jr. (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) rescued a Vietnamese civilian in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - July 17A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Charles R. Dunn (P), 1st Lt. Warren E. Walter (CP), A1C William L. Carroll (FM) and A2C John C. Jeffers (PJ), was involved in a rescue in RVN of USN seaman, W. L. Lewis. No details are available at this time. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - July 18A HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 37") from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon, Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. Glen P. York (P), 1st Lt. William N. Privett (CP), SSgt. Theodore A. Zerbe (FM) and A2C Randy McComb (PJ), rescued the pilot of a USN A-4E (Call sign "Magic Stone 06"), Lt. (Jg.) Larrie J. Duthie, after he ejected from his automatic weapons fire damaged aircraft near Nam Dinh, NVN. Maj. Glen P. York was awarded the Air Force Cross and 1st Lt. Privett, SSgt. Zeerbe and A2C McComb were awarded The Silver Star for their actions on this mission. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - July 18A HH-3E #66-13281 (Call sign "Jolly Green 28") from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Standley A. McGhan (P), 1st Lt. Mark H. Mutchier (CP), A1C Michael W. Mulvany (FM), A1C John C. Jeffers (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-4D (Call sign "Falcon 02 Alpha"), Capt. Robert R. Headley (P), after he and his co-pilot, 1st Lt. Gregory A. Kuehner (CP), ejected from their AAA damaged aircraft about 5 miles south of Nom Duong Quan, NVN. This was the first CSAR mission of the Vietnam War where a HH-3E’s used air-to-air refueling to accomplish the rescue mission. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & http://www.jollygreen.org/Reseach/RonThurlow/H3RosterSEA.html
1967 - July 18A HH-3E #66-13278 (Call sign "Jolly Green 25") from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Lt. Col. Victor Goudey (P), 1st Lt. Robert Levins III (CP), SSgt. John H. Hazzard Jr. (FM) and A2C Robert F. Gabourel (PJ), rescued the co-pilot of a F-4D (Call sign "Falcon 02 Bravo"), 1st Lt. Gregory A. Kuehner (P), after he and his pilot, Capt. Robert R. Headley (CP), ejected from their AAA damaged aircraft about 5 miles south of Nom Duong Quan, NVN. This was the FIRST CSAR mission of the Vietnam War where a HH-3E’s used air-to-air refueling to accomplish the rescue mission. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - July 20A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Donald D. Metzinger (P), Capt. Robert L. Osborne (CP), A1C Donald Hardwick (FM), A2C David B. Ortiz (PJ) and A1C David R. Berrio (PJ), was involved in the CSAR for a UC-123B "Ranch Hand" aircraft that had been shot down in RVN. All on board the UC-123B were KIA in the crash. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - July 20A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Thomas E. Beir (P), Capt. Ralph W. Brower (CP), SSgt. John H. Hazzard Jr. (FM) and Richard H. Garlie (PJ), rescued the pilot of a USN A-4E, Lt. R. W. Kuhl, after he ejected from his AAA damaged aircraft over the Gulf Of Tonkin, off the coast of NVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - July 21A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Thomas R. Johnson (P), 1st Lt. William A. McKenny II (CP), TSgt. Andrew Benton Sr. (FM) and A1C David W. Slinger (PJ), rescued a six member ground team, two of whom were wounded, including C. W. Kinney, J. R. Kinshaw and four unkn others in contact in Laos. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - July 21A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Standley A. McGhan (P), Capt. Harold Frank Cardile (CP), TSgt. Maurice F. Tasker (FM) and A2C Joseph M. Duffy (PJ), rescued a five member ground team in contact in Laos. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - July 21A HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 51") from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Lt. Col. Warner A. Britton (P), Capt. Harold W. Bradley (CP), SSgt. Floyd W. Watson (FM) and SSgt Luther E. Davis (PJ), rescued the crew of a O-1E (Call sign "Eagle Blue 3"), Joseph C. Holden and Albert F. Sellers, after their aircraft went down in Laos. "Jolly Green 51" was supporting a CH-3E (Call sign "Pony Express 51") in recovering a downed Thai pilot in Laos. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - July 23A HH-43B from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Allen R. Martin (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), medevacked 1 USN sailor, E-5 J. P. Staunton in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - July 23A HH-43B from Det. 4, 38th ARRS, Korat RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Troy G. Irvin Sr. (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), medevacked one Thai civilian, Saninikan Bracok. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - July 23Maj. John Livermore, a UH-1 pilot with the 20th HS was awarded the Silver Star medal for combat actions on this date. No other details are known at this time. "Secret Green Beret Commandos In Cambodia" by Lt. Col. Fred S. Lindsey, USA (Ret.)
1967 - July 25A HH-3E, from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Lt. Col. Victor Goudey (P), Lt. Col. John W. James (CP), A1C Rodney J. Bettevy (FM) and A2C Joseph M. Duffy (PJ), was involved in the unsuccessful SAR for the crew of a F-4C (Call sign "Maverick 01"), Maj. Herbert Lamar Lunsford (P) and 1st Lt. Jeremy Michael Jarvis (WSO), after their aircraft crashed about 10 miles south of Dong Hoi, NVN. Maj. Lunsford and Lt. Jarvis were KIA. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - July 26A HH-43B from Det. 12, 38th ARRS, Nha Trang AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), medevacedd 1 ARVN paratrooper in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - July 28A HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 55") from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Evan G. Thompson Jr. (P), 1st Lt. Edward J. Sichterman Jr. (CP), SSgt. Floyd W. Watson (FM) and TSgt. Charley D. Smith (PJ), rescued the severely injured pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Hotrod 02"), 1st Lt. Karl Wendall Richter, after he ejected from his AAA damaged aircraft, in Laos, about 35 miles NW of Dong Hoi, NVN. Unfortunately 1st Lt. Richter died of his injuries on the way back to safety. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - July 29A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Robert E Prince (P), 1st Lt. Richard D. Kennard (CP), SSgt. Albert D. Epps (FM) and Richard D. Garlie (PJ), rescued, what is believed to be, the pilot of a USN KA-3B tanker, name unkn, after he and two other crewmembers exited their aircraft when it suffered a double engine failure, over the Gulf Of Tonkin, about 150 miles NE of Da Nang, RVN. Two crewmembers of the KA-3B, Ens. Bruce Merle Patterson and AE2 Charles David Hardie were listed as KIA. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - July 29A HH-3E (Call sign “Jolly Green 30”) from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Standley A. McGhan (P), 1st Lt. Warren E. Walter (CP), SSgt. William D. Willingham (FM) and A1C John C. Jeffers (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Rainbow 02"), 1st Lt. James Benton West, after he ejected over the Gulf Of Tonkin from his ground fire damaged aircraft about 6 miles east of Hon Gay, NVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - July 29A HH-3E, crewed by Maj. Willard O. Mayfield (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), saved 14 injured USN sailors (names unkn) from the USN aircraft carrier USS Forrestal. JRCC Save Form
1967 - July 29A HH-3E, crewed by Capt. Robert E. Prince (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), saved 14 injured USN sailors (names unkn) from the USN aircraft carrier USS Forrestal. JRCC Save Form
1967 - July 29A HH-43F from Det. 1, 38th ARRS, Phan Rang AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. W. E. Kline (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) saved four USMC troops, L/Cprl. R. J. Castillor, L/Cprl. W. D. Hart, HM-3 C. J. Schultz and PFC J. T. Jimenez in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - July 30Two HH-3E's from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, one crewed by Maj. William O. Mayfield (P), 1st Lt. Jerry D. Clearman (CP), SSgt. John H. Hazzard Jr. (FM) and A1C Walter A. White III (PJ), flew a total of 70 sorties, carried 95 passengers, 20 patients, 20 bodies and 20,200 pound of cargo between ships from the USS Forrestal fire in the Gulf Of Tonkin. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - July 30A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. David M. Randall (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) saved one USA troop in RVN. No other details are known at this time. “JRCC Save Form”
1967 - August ??The 1001st Helicopter Flight was re-designated as the 1001st Helicopter Squadron at Bolling AFB, DC.
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1967 - August 01A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Standley A. McGhan (P), Capt. Harold Frank Cardile (CP), SSgt. Albert D. Epps (FM) and A2C Michael B. Gallasch (PJ), rescued 1 wounded USMC troop, Walter N. Webb, in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - August 02A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS at Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. James H. Brahney (P), Capt. William P. Shea (CP), SSgt. William L. Crawford (FM) and A2C James L. Parks (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-100D (Call sign "Ramrod 01"), 1st Lt. J. V. Fiorelli, after he ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft about 10 miles east of Bien Hoa AB, RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - August 03A HH-43B from Det. 14, 38th ARRS from Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Allen R. Martin (P), 1st Lt. Willie Farrow (CP), SSgt. Jacob V. Carter (MT), A1C Gunther Koppenhpfer (FF) and SSgt. Hubert Perkins (FF), rescued the co-pilot of a F-4C, 1st Lt. R. P. Flake, after his aircraft crashed during an aborted takeoff at Bien Hoa AB, RVN. The F-4C pilot, Maj. John Albert DeBock, was KIA in the crash. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - August 03A HH-3E from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Robert E. Dowdy (P), Maj. Edward B. Russell (CP), SSgt. Vincent D. Androwski (FM) and A1C David W. Slinger (PJ), rescued the severely injured pilot of a F-105D (Call sign Marlin 04), Capt. John William Bischoff, and the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign Marlin 02), 1st Lt. James Benton West, who had ejected when their respective aircraft collided after disconnecting from a KC-135 tanker over Laos about 113 miles north of Udorn, Thailand. Unfortunately Capt. Bischoff died later from his injuries. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - August 03A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. James F. Jansa (P), Capt. Charles I. Rice (CP), SSgt. Barry Sherman (FM) and A2C Gunther Bahrenburg (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Ramrod 02"), Capt. James W., Fiorelli. No other details are known at this time. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - August 04A HH-3E from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Lt. Col. Owen R. Fletcher (P), Maj. Ealmon L. Stearman (CP), SSgt. Harold W. Chico (FM) and A2C Robert B. Williamson (PJ), rescued the pilot of a unkn aircraft (Call sign "Hondo 04"), Alan V. Rogers. No other details are known at this time. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - August 06A HH-3E from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Thomas E. Bair (P), Lt. Col. John W. James (CP), SSgt. Albert D. Epps (FM) and A2C Michael B. Gallasch (PJ), unsuccessfully attempted the rescue of the crew, Capt. Albert Linwood Page (P) and 1st Lt. Donald Richard Kemmerer, of a F-4C (Call sign "Lance 01") when their aircraft was hit by enemy automatic weapons fire near Thach Ban, NVN, about 10 miles north of the DMZ, and the aircraft seen to crash into the sea about five miles off the coast. Capt. Page and Lt. Kemmerer were KIA. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - August 06A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Standley A. McGhan (P), Capt. Robert E. Hicks Jr. (CP), SSgt. Frederick M. Halbert (FM) and A2C Duane D. Hackney (PJ), rescued 1 USA troop and 2 ARVN troops from a UH-1 that had gone down in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - August 07A HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 37") from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Richard A. Orsini (P), Maj. Powell L. Moore (CP), SSgt. Vincent Quinn (FM) and A1C David W. Slinger (PJ), rescued the crew of a RF-4C (Call sign "Edging 01 A & B"), Capt. N. Joe Otto (P) and 1st Lt. Roy E. Meeks (CP), after they ejected from their ground fire damaged aircraft in Laos near the DMZ. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe& JRCC Save Form
1967 - August 07HH-3E's from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, one crewed by Maj. James F. Hicks (P), Capt. Ernest B. Betancourt Jr. (CP), SSgt. Frederick M. Halbert (FM) and A2C Peter H. Eyrich (PJ) and the other crewed by 1st Lt. Rodney G. Parks (P), 1st Lt. Jerry D. Clearman (CP), SSgt. Wilson E. Cavano (FE) and SSgt. John H. Stemple (PJ), unsuccessfully attempted the rescue of the crew of a F-4C (Call sign "Phantom 71, A & B"), Capt. Glen Hubert Wilson (P) and 1st Lt. Carl Dennis Chambers (CP), after they ejected from their AAA ground fire damaged aircraft near Van Xuan, about 10 miles south of Dong Hoi, NVN. Capt. Wilson and Lt. Chambers became POW's before they could be rescued. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe& JRCC Save Form
1967 - August 08A HH-43B from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Armand J. Fiola (P), 1st Lt. Willie L. Farrow (CP), SSgt Thomas E. Hand (FM) and A1C William L. Russell (PJ), rescued 9 USA troops from a USA UH-1D that had gone down in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - August 11A HH-43B from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Robert S. Michelsen (P), 1st Lt. Alfred R. Jacox (CP), Hugh Pike (FF) and SSgt Vernon David Taylor (FF), rescued the WSO of a F-4C, 1st Lt. Robert B. Cox (CP), after his aircraft crashed on landing at Da Nang AB, RVN. The F-4C pilot, Kenneth Richard Hughes was KIA in the crash. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - August 12A HH-43F from Det. 7, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Robert S. Michelsen (P), Capt. Donald D. Sams (CP), SSgt. Willard F. Barrow (FF) and David A. Helton (FF), rescued the crew of a F-4C, Maj. R. G. Dilger (P) and 1st Lt. G. L. Rawlings (CP), after they ejected from their 57 mm AAA damaged aircraft over Da Nang Bay, just south of Marble Mountain, RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - August 13 thru September 12Eight UH-1's from the 341st SMWg at Malmstrom AFB, MT., 861st CSGp at Ellsworth AFB, SD and the 862nd CSGp at Minot AFB, ND. were tasked to carry firefighters and equipment from base camps to remote sites near the fires along mountain summits where there were no road, to fight a large forests fire in Glacier National Park in northwestern Montana and Kaniksu National Forest near Bonners Ferry in northern ID. The USAF & Humanitarian Airlift Operations 1947-1994 by Daniel L. Haul
1967 - August 15A HH-43F from Det. 13, 38th ARRS, Phu Cat AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. James E. McLain (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), saved USAF airman, TSgt. Ivay Barrow in RVN. No other details are known at this time. ”JRCC Save Form”
1967 - August 17A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Standley A. McGhan (P), Capt. Jerry D. Clearman (CP), TSgt. Andrew Benton Sr. (FM) and Sgt. James D. Locker (PJ), unsuccessfully attempted the rescue of the crew, Cmdr. Laurent Norbert Dion (P) and Lt. (jg) Charles David Hom (CP), of a USN RA-5C (Call sign "Speartip 122"), when their aircraft crashed in the sea off the coast of NVN. Cmdr. Dion and Lt. Hom were KIA. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - August 17A HH-3E #66-13283 (Call sign “Jolly Green 30”) from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed Capt. Robert E. Prince (P), Maj. Frank L. Trochack (CP), SSgt. Frederick M. Halbert (FM), A2C Peter H. Eyrich (PJ) and SSgt. John H. Stemple (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Cambo 01"), Maj. Albert C. Vollmer, after he ejected from his AAA damaged aircraft about 8 miles off the coast north of the DMZ. HH-3E # 65-12782 (Call sign “Jolly Green 10”) was the ‘high bird’ on this mission, crewed by 1st. Lt. Rodney G. Parks (P), 1st Lt. Mark H. Mutchler (CP), SSgt. Gary V. Phillips (FM) and SSgt. John H. Stemple (PJ). HH-3E #65-12780 (Call sign “Jolly Green 07”), crew unkn, was also believed to have been involved with this mission. No other details are available at this time. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & Mission Narrative Report Number 1-3-123-17 Aug 67
1967 - August 18A HH-43F from Det. 11, 38th ARRS, Tuy Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Troy G. Irvin Sr. (P), 1st Lt James P. F. Egbert (CP), SSgt James A. Phillips (FM) and A1C Paul J. Volges (MT) rescued the pilot of an F-100D, Capt. J. Legg, after his aircraft had an engine failure in RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & JRCC Save Form
1967 - August 19A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. David M. Randall (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), saved USA troop, T. E. Irvin. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - August 19Capt. Richard Monroe, a UH-1 pilot with the 20th HS was awarded the Silver Star medal for combat actions on this date. No other details are known at this time. "Secret Green Beret Commandos In Cambodia" by Lt. Col. Fred S. Lindsey, USA (Ret.)
1967 - August 20A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. James F. Jansa (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), saved three USA and one ARVN troops, Capt. Queferbarrs, WO1 L. Sniderjn, SP4 B. Chaves and unkn ARVN troop. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - August 21A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. William T. Sehorn (P), Capt. Donald D. Sams (CP), A1C Edward L. Thorpe (FM) and SSgt. John H. Stemple (PJ), attempted to rescue wounded troops in contact in RVN, however they were driven off by heavy enemy fire and had to shear the hoist. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - August 21A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang, AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Charles R. Dunn (P), Maj. Frank L. Trochack (CP), Johny Tindal Jr. (FM) and A2C Joseph M. Duffy (PJ), medevacked 7 wounded USMC troops in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - August 21A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. David M. Randall (P), Maj. David L. Wiest (CP), unkn (FM) and A1C Roger A. Porter (PJ), rescued the pilot of a A-37A (Call sign "Dragon 73"), Maj. George M. Shannon, after his aircraft was hit by ground fire as he approached Bien Hoa AB, RVN and he ejected about 3 miles east of the base. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - August 21A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Charles R. Dunn (P), Maj. Frank L. Trochack (CP), Johny Tindal Jr. (FM) and A2C Peter H. Eyrich (PJ), medevacked 1 wounded USMC troop in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - August 22A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, Bihn Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Donald E. VanMeter (P), Capt. William P. Shea (CP), Larry E. Feskins (FM) and A1C Ronald E. Sholes (PJ), proceed to the rescued the pilot of a F-100D (Call sign "Ramrod 02"), Capt. H. D. Canterbury, after he ejected from his small arms fire damaged aircraft over the South China Sea off of southern RVN. He was rescued by a USA helicopter before the HH-43F arrived. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - August 22A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Standley A. McGhan (P), Capt. John B. McTasney (CP), Johny Tindal Jr. (FM) and Sgt. Martin Roepsterof (PJ), rescued 1 wounded troop, Russel W. Naugle, in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - August 22A HH-43F (Call sing “Pedro 98”) from Det. 12, 38th ARRS, Nha Trang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt Melroy Borland (P), Capt Ardven L. Blythe (CP), TSgt Adron D. Ratcliff (FM) and A1C Duane D. Hackney (PJ) rescued one unkn ROK troop in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - August 22A HH-43F (Call sign “Pedro 99”) from Det. 12, 38th ARRS, Nha Trang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Gary E. Robertson (P), Capt John L. Belina (CP), A1C Jonnie R. Childress (FM) and SSgt James Souza (PJ) rescued one ROK troop, Lee. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - August 23A HH-3E from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Robert D. Greer (P), 1st Lt. Andrew J. Gonos (CP), Amn. Roger L. Graham (FM) and MSgt. Ted R. Hawkins (PJ), attempted the rescued the crew of a F-4D (Call sign "Saphire 02"), 1st Lt. Francis Barnes Midnight (P) and 1st Lt. A. M. Silva, after they ejected from their ground fire damaged aircraft near Mi Lee about 10 miles south of Dong Hoi, NVN, but they were driven off by enemy fire. Lt. Midnight was KIA and Lt. Silva was rescued by another HH-3E (see entry below). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - August 23A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Fred H. Otte (P), Capt. William A. McKenny III (CP), SSgt. Albert D. Epps (FM) and Sgt. Steve M. Northern (PJ), rescued the WSO of a F-4D (Call sign "Sapphire 02 Bravo"), 1st Lt. A. M. Silva, after his aircraft was hit by ground fire while attacking a target near Mi Le, NVN, and he ejected. The F-4D pilot, 1st Lt. Francis Barnes Midnight, was KIA. Sgt. Northern was awarded his second Silver Star for his actions during this rescue. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - August 23A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, Binh Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Harold Pickering (P), 1st Lt. Granville B. Goza III (CP), SSgt. William L. Crawford (FM) and TSgt. Clyde R. Ross (PJ), rescued 1 wounded USN troop, IM-2 F. R. Miller, in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - August 23A HH-3E from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Robert D. Greer (P), 1st Lt. Andrew J. Gonos (CP), Amn. Roger L. Graham (FM) and MSgt. Ted R. Hawkins (PJ), rescued the crew of a F-4D, Maj. C. B. DeMarque (P) and 1st Lt. M. Piet (WSO), after their aircraft was hit by AAA fire while attacking the Yen Vien railway yard in NVN and they flew back to Thailand where they ejected near Wanon Niwat, about 60 miles northwest of Nakhon Phanom, Thailand. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - August 23A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, Binh Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. James H. Brahney (P), Capt. William J. Haugen (CP), A1C Rene Durazo (FM) and Sgt. Gary G. Harold (PJ), medevacked 2 wounded USN SEAL troops, Lt. JG. W. L Bishop and D. L. Tocci, in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - August 23CH-3E #64-14236 (Call sign "Pony Express 31") of the 20th SOS crewed by J. P. Patterson (P), J. P. McCollum (CP) and C. W. Paugh (FM) was lost, in Laos, when it lost rotor RPM short of LZ at LS-85 and struck the ground and rolled over. The crew escaped and was picked up by an Air America helicopter. CH-3E #64-14236 was destroyed by A-1E's. This was the FIRST CH-3C lost in SEA. http://www.jollygreen.org/jltnc.html &
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1967 - August 23UH-1F gunships of the 20th Helicopter Squadron, crew’s unkn, supported a CH-34 "Kingbee" helicopters extraction of a MACV SOG recon team under fire. No other details are known at this time. "Secret Green Beret Commandos In Cambodia" by Lt. Col. Fred S. Lindsey, USA (Ret.)
1967 - August 24A HH-43F#62-4525 (call sign “Pedro 56”) from Det. 9 at Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Keith H Ricks (P) Capt. Robert L. Osborne (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) scrambled to successfully aid the passengers and crew of an Air Vietnam C-46 aircraft that had crashed on takeoff at Pleiku AB, RVN. National Museum of The USAF photo files
1967 - August 24Two HH-43F’s, #62-4525 (call sign “Pedro 56”), from Det. 9 at Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Keith H Ricks (P) Capt. Robert L. Osborne (CP), SSgt. Arthur L. Wood (FM) and A1C John A. Smith (PJ) and HH-43F #63-9712 (Call Sign “Pedro 74”), crewed by Maj. Richard A. Smith (P), Capt. Francis B. Gilligan (CP), A1C Jose G. Abara (FM), A2C David B. Ortiz (PJ) and A2C Robert E. White (AP) rescued several Army helicopter crew members and a Red Cross girl who were on a Army helicopter that crashed in a river about 22 miles from Pleiku AB. Det. 9, 38th ARRSq. Mission Narrative 9-38-13 24 Aug 67
1967 - August 24A HH-43F #63-9712 (Call sign "Pedro 74") from Det. 9, 38th ARRS at Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Richard A. Smith (P), Capt. Francis B. Gilligan (CP), Sgt. Jose G. Abara (FM), A2C David B. Ortiz (PJ) and A2C Robert E. White (AP), rescued one USA troop, E-9 J. H. Alt and a civilian Red Cross "Donut Dolly", Cynthia Colbran, from a USA UH-1 helicopter that had went down about 22 miles from Pleiku AB, RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - August 24A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, Binh Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Donald E. VanMeter (P), Capt. William P. Shea (CP), A1C Bernard L. Touchette (FM) and A2C James L. Parks (PJ), rescued one wounded ARVN troop, in contact in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - August 24A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), medevacked USMC LCpl. Ortha L. Modger, in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - August 24A HH-43F #62-4525 (Call sign "Pedro 56") from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Keith H. Hicks (P), Capt. Robert L. Osborne (CP), SSgt. Arthur L. Wood (FM) and A1C John A. Smith (PJ), rescued two USA troops, WO1 B. Whitherall and W/O R. Harrison, from a USA UH-1 helicopter that had crashed into a swift flowing river and sank about 22 miles from Pleiku AB, RVN. Five others on the UH-1 were MIA's. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - August 24A HH-3E #66-13281 (Call sign “Jolly Green 28”) from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), unsuccessfully attempted the rescue of a F-105D (Call sign "Shark 04") pilot, Capt. Jay Criddle Hess, after he ejected from his 37mm AAA damaged aircraft a few miles northeast of the Lang Dang railway marshalling yard about 25 miles northeast of Kep, NVN. Capt. Hess became a POW before he could be rescued. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - August 24A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Keith H. Hicks (P), Capt. Robert L. Osborne (CP), SSgt. Arthur L. Wood (FM) and A1C John A. Smith (PJ), saved one foreign civilian from a C-46 that had crashed on takeoff. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - August 25A HH-43F from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Armand J. Fiola (P), 1st Lt. Willie L. Farrow (CP), Sgt Larry E. Lancaster (FM) and A1C George S. Armstrong (MT), saved two USA troops, WO1 C. M. Davis and SP4 B. C. White, from a downed USA UH-1 helicopter. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - August 26A HH-3E #66-13281 (Call sign “Jolly Green 28”) from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Charles R. Dunn (P), Capt. Walter R. Blackwell (CP), SSgt. Frederick M. Halbert (FM), Sgt. Joseph M. Duffy (PJ) and Johnny Griffin (AP), rescued the co-pilot of a F-100F (Call sign "Misty 31B"), Capt. Corwin N. Kippenhan, but the pilot, Maj. George "Bud" Everett Day was captured before he could be rescued, after they ejected from their AAA damaged aircraft near Thon Cam Son, NVN about 2 miles short of the coast. After his release after almost six years as a POW, Col. George "Bud" Everett Day was awarded the Medal Of Honor for his actions to escape and as a POW. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - August 26A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), medevacked, Ortha L. Modger, however he died on arrival. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - August 27UH-1P gunships of the 20th Helicopter Squadron, crew’s unkn, supported a CH-34 "Kingbee" helicopters insertion of a MACV SOG recon team. No other details are known at this time. "Secret Green Beret Commandos In Cambodia" by Lt. Col. Fred S. Lindsey, USA (Ret.)
1967 - August 28A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RCN, crewed by Capt. Standley A. McGhan (P), Capt. William E. Brennan (CP), SSgt. Gary V. Phillips (FM) and Sgt. Vincent E. Deets (PJ), rescued four wounded USMC troops, J. F. Gray, F. Hurado, LCprl. J. M. Dructor and LCpl. K. J. Miller, in contact in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - August 28A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Charles R. Dunn (P), Capt, John B. McTasney (CP), SSgt. Albert D. Epps (FM) and SSgt. John H. Stemple (PJ), rescued 2 wounded USMC troop in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - August 29UH-1P gunships of the 20th Helicopter Squadron, crew’s unkn, supported a CH-34 "Kingbee" helicopter extraction of a MACV SOG recon team with a sick team member from the same location they had been inserted at on 27 August 1967. No other details are known at this time. "Secret Green Beret Commandos In Cambodia" by Lt. Col. Fred S. Lindsey, USA (Ret.)
1967 - August 29A HH-43B from Det. 3, 38th ARRS, Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Ted Schroeder (P), 1st Lt. Thomas E. Kullgren (CP), SSgt Billy R. Bloomer (FM) and unkn (PJ), saved one U.S. Civilian, Jesse Weeks, in Thailand. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - August 29A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Charles R. Dunn (P), Capt. John B. McTasney (CP), SSgt. Albert D. Epps (FM) and SSgt. John H. Stemple (PJ), rescued 2 wounded USMC troop in contact in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - August 29A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Richard R. Mulder (P), Capt. John H. Perry (CP), SSgt. John H. Hazzard Jr. (FM) and A2C Michael B. Gallasch (PJ), rescued one wounded USMC troop in contact in and recovered three KIA in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - August 30A HH-3E #66-13282 (Call sign "Jolly Green 29") from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. William E. Brennan (P), Capt. Ernest B. Bentancourt (CP), Capt. Standley McGham (IP), SSgt. Paul D. Kreider (FM) and A2C Steve M. Northern (PJ), rescued the pilot of a USN A-1H (Call sign "Canasta 412"), Lt. (jg) L. E. Gardner, after he ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft over the Gulf Of Tonkin off the coast of NVN about 30 miles north of Vinh. This rescue was made by landing the HH-3E on the water to expedite the rescue. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - August 30A HH-3E from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Joseph B. Ferrell (P), Maj. Dean H. Williams Jr. (CP), A1C William J. Jaynes (FM) and A2C Roger A. Klenovich (PJ), saved one USA troop, SSgt. L. Lucas, in Thailand. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - September 02A unkn UH-1 from Malmstrom AFB, MT., crewed by Maj. Richard W. Wyatt (P), Capt. Dale V. Hardy (CP) and Amn. Robert E. Rogers (FM), crashed and burned near Bonners Ferry, ID. on takeoff while on fire-fighting duty in the Trappers Peak area. Both the pilot and copilot received sprains and bruises and the flight mechanic was not injured. Officials said the craft apparently lost hydraulic pressure on takeoff and crashed tail first. See the entry above 1967 - August 13 - September 12. The USAF & Humanitarian Airlift Operations 1947-1994 by Daniel L. Haul
1967 - September 02A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), unsuccessfully attempted the rescue of a F-105D (Call sign "Wildcat 04") pilot, Maj. William George Bennett, when his aircraft crashed while striking a target about 20 miles west on Dong Hoi. Maj. Bennett was not seen to have ejected and he was KIA. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - September 03A HH-3E from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by 1st Lt. James A. Colyer (P), 1st Lt. William N. Privette (CP), TSgt. Bernard W. Grau (FM) and SSgt. Wayne L. Fisk (PJ), medevacked one USA troop in Thailand. No other details are available on this mission. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - September 03A HH-3E from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Henry C. Conant (P), Maj. Harold Wagner (CP), SSgt. Carl L. Warmack (FM), TSgt. Kerry Kelly (PJ), unsuccessfully attempted the rescue of a F-105D (Call sign "Waco 02") pilot, Capt. Herbert William Moore, after he ejected from his AAA damaged aircraft near the target, a bridge at Xom Cul in the hills, 55 miles northwest of Dong Hoi. Capt. Moore could not be located by the rescue force and was determined to have been KIA. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - September 05A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Walter R. Blackwell (P), Capt. (CP), William “Billy” D. Willingham (FM) and A1C Walter A. White III (PJ), rescued USMC Cpl. R. J. Garcia and H. D. McNemor in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - September 05A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and A1C Walter A. White III (PJ), medevacked one individual named Woo in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - September 05A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by William C. Smith (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) made a first light effort to recover anyone from a C-123K (Call sign "Bookie 23") that had gone down on 04 September in RVN, however all on board were KIA. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - September 06A HH-3E #64-14227 was dropped and destroyed when being slung under a CH-47. No other details are known at this time. http://www.jollygreen.org/Research/RonThurlow/H3RosterSEA.html
1967 - September 07A HH-3E from Det. 2, 37th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. Gerald C. Haynes (P), Maj. Harold Wagner (CP), A1C William J. Jaynes (FM) and A2C John L. Pighini (PJ), rescued the co-pilot of a F-105F (Call sign "Locust 01 Bravo"), Fred Shannon, after he and his pilot, Lt. Col. J. E. McInerney, ejected in Thailand after their aircraft had an engine failure. Co. McInerney was rescued by a HH-43B, see next entry. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - September 07A HH-43B from Det. 4, 38th ARRS, Korat RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Clarence G. Lunt (P), Thomas J. Vining (CP), Joseph B. Carrington (FM) and Angel Rivera (FS), rescued the pilot of a F-105F (Call sign "Locust 01 Alpha"), Lt. Col. J. E. McInerney, after he and his co-pilot, Fred Shannon, ejected in Thailand after their aircraft had an engine failure, see previous entry. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & JRCC Save Form
1967 - September 07A HH-43B from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. James F. Jansa (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), saved one USA troop (name unkn) in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - September 07A HH-3E from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. Gerald C. Haynes (P), Maj. Harold Wagner (CP), A1C William J. Jaynes (FM) and A2C John L. Pighini (PJ), rescued the crew, names unkn, of a RF-4C (Call sign "Lotto 01") in NVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - September 08A HH-43B from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Armand J. Fiola (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), saved one Vietnamese civilian, Hathi Xuan, in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - September 08A HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 03") from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Richard R. Mulder (P), Capt. William A. McKenny III (CP), SSgt. Albert D. Epps (FM) and Sgt. Joseph S. Stanaland (PJ), rescued the co-pilot of a USMC F-4B (Call sign "Black Ace"), Capt. Robert L. Drage, after he ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft near Hue, RVN about 6 miles off the coast. The pilot, Maj. John B. Caskey was rescued by a USN coastal vessel and then picked up by the HH-3E. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson
1967 - September 09A HH-43B from Det. 4, 38th ARRS, Korat RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. James A. Cranfield (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), saved one U.S. civilian, C. Jorgensen, in Thailand. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - September 10A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), unsuccessfully attempted the rescue of the crew of a B-57B (Call sign "Redbird 44"), Maj. Norris M. Overly (P) and Capt. Gaylord Dean Petersen (CP), ejected from that aircraft when it was hit by enemy AAA fire when they were attacking a target about eight miles northwest of Dong Hoi, NVN. Maj. Overly became a POW before he could be rescued and Capt. Petersen was KIA. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - September 11A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Richard R. Mulder (P), Capt. Robert E. Hicks Jr. (CP), TSgt. Louie E. Bond (FM) and Sgt. James D. Locker (PJ), rescued a wounded USMC troop, Bobby H. Earp, in contact in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - September 11A HH-43B from Det. 1, 38th ARRS, Phan Rang AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. Gary L. Gross (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) rescued an ARVN troop. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - September 11A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), unsuccessfully attempted the rescue of a USMC RF-4B (Call sign "Cottonpicker 52"), Maj. Richard William Hawthorne (P) and Capt. Richard Raymond Kane (CP), when their aircraft crashed about 35 miles southwest of Da Nang AB, RVN. Both Maj. Hawthorne and Capt. Kane were KIA. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - September 12A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. John B. McTasney (P), 1st Lt. Mark H. Mutchler (CP), A1C Charles M. Harris (FM) and Richard H. Garlie (PJ), rescued, by a water landing on the Gulf Of Tonkin, the co-pilot of a RF-4C, 1st Lt. Robert A. Kopp, after he and his pilot, Capt. James E. Birmingham, ejected from their AAA fire damaged aircraft, over the Gulf Of Tonkin, near Quang Tri, RVN about 9 miles off the coast of RVN. Capt. Birminghams was rescued by a second HH-3E, (see next entry). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - September 12A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Fred H. Otte (P), Capt. Ralph W. Brower (CP), A1C William L. Carroll (FM), Sgt. Michael L. Walker (PJ) and Glenn K. Nakaishi (AP), rescued the pilot of a RF-4C, Capt. J. E. Birmingham, after he and his co-pilot, 1st Lt. Robert A. Kopp, ejected from their AAA fire damaged aircraft, over the Gulf Of Tonkin, near Quang Tri, RVN about 9 miles off the coast of RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - September 12The FIRST two HH-53B's arrived at Vung Tau, RVN aboard the aircraft carrier USS Card. The next four days were spent reassembling them, checking systems and test flying and completing preparations for their flight to their new home at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - September 14UH-1F gunships of the 20th Helicopter Squadron, crew’s unkn, supported a CH-34 "Kingbee" helicopter extraction of a MACV SOG recon team with one wounded team member. No other details are known at this time. "Secret Green Beret Commandos In Cambodia" by Lt. Col. Fred S. Lindsey, USA (Ret.)
1967 - September 14UH-1F #65-7923 of the 20th SOS, believed to have been crewed Capt. William Lacy (IP), Capt. Robert J. Peisher (P), Maj. Frederick Yonteck (IP), unkn (FM) and unkn (AG) was written off. No other details are available at this time. http://www.helis.com/database/accidents/?org=133&f2mod=545
1967 - September 14A HH-43B crewed by Capt. Leonard D. Fialko (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) rescued a unkn downed fighter pilot while under enemy fire. No other details are known at this time.
1967 - September 15A HH-43B from Det. 13, 38th ARRS, Phu Cat AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Harold L. Hering (P), 1st Lt. Ronald P. Wojack (CP), A1C Arthur J. Cole (FE) and TSgt. Delmer R. Smith (MT) saved one USAF airman, A1C N. J. Corbin. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - September 16A HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 36") from the Det. 1, 37th ARRS at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. Gerald C. Haynes (P), Capt. James H. Hall (CP), A2C Daniel L. Allen (FM) and A2C Randy S. McComb (PJ), went in to rescue the pilot of a RF-101C (Call sign "Ace 1"), Capt. Robert E. Patterson, after he ejected from his AAA damaged aircraft near Ban Ban in northern Laos. Because Capt. Patterson was injured A2C McComb (PJ) was sent down the hoist to get him. Just as they were ready to be hoisted up the HH-3E ingested Capt. Patterson's parachute into one of its engines and they tried to takeoff with one engine but had to make an emergency landing about nine miles north of the pick-up site. Not only were Capt. Patterson and A2C McComb still on the ground, now the remaining crew of "Jolly Green 36" were also down nine miles away. (See next entry). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - September 16A HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 37") from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Evan G. Thompson Jr. (P), Maj. Powell L. Moore (CP), SSgt. James T. Brooks (FM) and Sgt. Michael R. Fraboni (PJ), rescued the pilot of a RF-101C (Call sign "Ace 01"), Capt. Robert E. Patterson, after he ejected from his AAA damaged aircraft near Ban Ban in northern Laos and the PJ, A2C McComb, from "Jolly Green 36" that had been left on the ground when "Jolly Green 36" experienced its engine problems and had to make an emergency landing about 9 miles away. (See previous entry). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - September 16A HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 27") from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Joe B. Farrell (P), Maj. Harold Wagner (CP), SSgt. Bernard W. Grau (FM) and A2C John L. Pighini (PJ), rescued the crewmembers, Maj. Gerald C. Haynes (P), Capt. Johnnie H. Hall (CP) and A2C Daniel L. Allen (FE), of HH-3E "Jolly Green 36" that had made and emergency landing in northern Laos. "Jolly Green 36's" PJ, A2C Randy McComb along with the original survivor that generated this mission were rescued by "Jolly Green 37"about nine miles away. (See previous entry). The "Jolly Green 36" HH-3 was later recovered, by CH-53 sling load, from Laos, repaired, and put back in service. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - September 16A HH-3E from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Evan G. Thompson Jr. (P), Maj. Powell L. Moore (CP), SSgt. James T. Brooks (FM) and Sgt. Michael R. Friona (PJ), unsuccessfully attempted the rescue of the pilot of a RF-101C (Call sign "Resale 02"), Maj. Bobby Ray Bagley, after he ejected from his aircraft when it was shot down by an enemy MiG-21 near Son La, about 60 miles southwest of Yen Bai, NVN. Maj. Bagley became a POW before he could be rescued. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - September 16A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. James F. Jana (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), saved one USA troop, E-4 J. Holmes in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC save Form
1967 - September 18A HH-43F from Det. 12, 38th ARRS, Nha Trang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Gary E. Robertson (P), Capt Ardven L. Blythe (CP), A1C Edwin L. Simonson, Jr. (FM) and A2C Louis C. Felker (PJ), saved one USA troop, SP4 J. W. Bethany in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC save Form
1967 - September 18A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Walter R. Blackwell (P), Capt. Robert E. Hicks Jr. (CP), SSgt. John H. Hazzard Jr. (FM) and Richard H. Garlie (PJ), accomplished a Medevac mission for USMC troops, G. Woodcock, Palmer and Belinski from a ground team (Call sign "Countersign") in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC save Form
1967 - September 19The FIRST two new HH-53B's that had been assembled at Vong Tau, RVN, arrived at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand and were assigned to the newly activated Det. 2, 37th ARRS, commanded by Lt. Col. James Dixon. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - September 19A HH-43F from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Armand J. Fiola (P), 1st Lt. Roy M. Litzen (CP), SSgt Thomas Hand (FM) and SSgt Jacob V. Carter (MT), saved one USCG troop, SN E. J. McKain Jr. in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - September 19A HH-43B from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Robert L. Merna (P), Maj. James H. Jones (CP), A1C Marvin J. Wolfe (FM) and A1C Alvin L. Grothe (PJ), saved the crew, Maj. L. Boothby (P) and McKinney (CP) of an F-4D (Call sign "Spitfire 02") after they ejected from their 57mm AAA damaged aircraft about thirty five miles south of Udorn RTAFB, Thailand. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - September 20A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. John B. McTasney (P), Capt. Jerry D. Clearman (CP), SSgt. Arthur T. Brand (FM) and A1C Walter A. White III (PJ), rescued a wounded USMC troop, Cpl. Michael Wolf, from a ground team (Call sign "Charge Sheet") in contact in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - September 21UH-1F #65-7923 from the 20th HS "Green Hornets", crewed by Capt. Raymond E. Hoffmann (P), 1st Lt. James W, Berka (CP), SSgt. Synder (FM/AG) and Sgt. Francis M. Fisher (FM/AG) crashed in a White Castle Special Forces camp training LZ near FOB-2, Kontum, RVN. The crew survived with Capt. Hoffman and 1st Lt. Berka having very serious injuries and they were airlifted back to the CONUS. One Montagnard soldier was killed in this accident.
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1967 - September 23A HH-43B from Det. 3, 38th ARRS, Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. Glenn M. Marks (P), A1C James M. Payne (MT), A1C Cyrus G. Hartwell (FF) and A1C David U. Meade (FF), saved the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Ozark 01"), Maj. Donald S. Aunapu, when he ejected near Korat RTAFB, Thailand after his aircraft was hit by 85mm AAA fire near Ban Katoi, about 30 miles northwest of the DM. JRCC Save Form
1967 - September 23Two HH-43B’s from Det. 3, 38th ARRS, Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, one crewed by 1st Lt. Thomas E. Kullgren (P), A1C James M. Payne (MT), A1C Hoke Johnson (FF) and A1C Donald E. Hale (FF), and the second crewed by Maj. Glen M. Marks (P), 1st Lt. John R. Bland Jr. (CP), A1C Herbert H. Gentry Jr. (FE), A1C James M. Payne (MT), A1C Donald E. Hale (FF), and A1C Donald W. Jowers (FF) were involved in the rescue of two crews of aircraft that had collided in mid-air. Kaman Rotor Tips magazine. Added by Jim Burns
1967 - September 25A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Keith H. Hicks (P), Capt. Robert L. Osborne (CP), SSgt. Arthur L. Wood (FM) and A2C David B. Ortiz (PJ) rescued five USA troops from a downed USA UH-1B helicopter, W/O-1 J. J. Foden, 1st Lt. F. W. LaRoue, SP4 J. C. Russell, SP4 E. Bennett and Capt. M. R. Caurer, in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - September 26A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. Rodney G. Parks (P), Capt. Robert E. Hicks (CP), William D. Willingham (FM) and Sgt. Charles P. Vogely (PJ) unsuccessfully attempted the rescue of the crew, Maj. P. M. Cole (P) and 1st Lt. Harold John Moe (CP) of a USMC F-4B (Call sign "Castor Oil 195") after they ejected from their enemy ground fire damaged aircraft over the South China Sea about seven miles of the coast of the DMZ. Maj. Cole was recovered by a USN ship, but Lt. Moe had a 'streamer chute' and was KIA. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - September 26A HH-43B from Det. 3, 38th ARRS, Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by 1st Lt. T. E. Kullgren (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), saved the crew of a F-4D, D. J. Ankeny (P) and Lt. J. D. Mynar (WSO), when their aircraft crashed in Thailand due to pilot error. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - September 26A HH-43F from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Eugene H. Boortz (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), saved one Vietnamese civilian, Nguyan T. Phuong in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - September 27A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Richard R. Mulder (P), 1st Lt. Mark H. Mutchier (CP), SSgt. John H. Hazzard Jr. (FM) and A2C Michael B. Gallasch (PJ), rescued the pilot of a USMC A-4E (Call sign "Chain 146"), Maj. Gerald L. Ellis, after he ejected from his AAA fire damaged aircraft over the Gulf Of Tonkin about 5 miles off the coast of the DMZ. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - September 29A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Richard R. Mulder (P), Capt. John S. Baughman (CP), SSgt. Robert H. Baldwin (FM) and A1C Ricky D. Hindman (PJ), rescued three wounded USMC troops, D. L. MacArthur, B. E. Freeland and LCpl. L. B. Kelso, from a ground team (Call sign "Phoenix") in contact in RVN. Also recovered was LCpl. R. Wallbrook KIA. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - September 29A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), rescued the pilot of a USMC F-4B, Lt. Col. Kenny C. Palmer, after they ejected from their ground fire damaged aircraft at sea just off the coast of the DMZ. The co-pilot, Capt. Charles S. Cahaskie was rescued by a Navy frigate. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson
1967 - September 29A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Richard R. Mulder (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM), unkn (PJ) and unkn (PJ), rescued the co-pilot (name unkn) of a USMC TA-4F, after he and Maj. Cullen George Starnes (P), crashed on landing at Chu Lai AB, RVN. Maj. Starnes was killed in the crash. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - October 01A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, Binh Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Harold Pickering (P), 1st Lt. Granville B. Goza III (CP), A1C Bernard L. Touchette (FM) and A1C Ronald E. Sholes (PJ), rescued the pilot of a OV-1B (Call sing "Delta Hawk 32"), Capt. J. P. Ratliff, after he ejected from his aircraft in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - October 02A HH-43B from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. James F. Okonek (P), Capt. Sheridan K. Hawk (CP), SSgt. Richard D. Almond (FM), and A1C Roger A. Porter (PJ), medevacked a MACV troop, SP4 Marion R. Smith, in RVN. The ‘high’ bird on this mission was crewed by Capt. Charles W. Rurridge (P), Capt. Joseph K. Dennis (CP) [from Det. 14], A1C Walter H. Westbrook (FE)[from Det. 14], SSgt. Donald S. Keaton II (FE) and No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - October 02A HH-3E from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. Gerald C. Haynes (P), 1st Lt. James B. Barton (CP), SSgt. Vincent D. Androwsky (FM) and A1C Roy A. Taylor (PJ), rescued the crew of a RF-4C (Call sign "Lotto 01"), Maj. L. F. Brown (P) and Maj. D. M. Miller (CP), after they ejected from their aircraft in Thailand when their engines flamed out. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - October 03A HH-3E from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, RVN, crewed by Maj. Gregory A. M. Etzel (P), Capt. Johnnie H. Hall (CP), SSgt. Theodore A. Zerbe (FM), Sgt. Michael R. Fraboni (PJ) and John H. Munson (AP), rescued the crew of a F-4D (Call sign "Spitfire 01"), Maj. Joseph D. Moore (P) and 1st Lt. S. B. Gulbrandson (CP), when they ejected in Laos, near the NVN border SW of Hanoi, after their aircraft was damaged by an air-to-air missile fired by a MiG-21. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - October 03A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Richard R. Mulder (P), Gerald H. MacDonald (CP), TSgt. Louie E. Bond (FM) and Sgt. Martin E. Roepstorff (PJ) unsuccessfully attempted the rescue the pilot, Lt. Col. Ronald Runyon King, of a F-105D (Call sign "Scotch 02") after his aircraft ran out of fuel and crashed in the Gulf Of Tonkin. Col. King was KIA in the crash. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - October 03A HH-43B from Det. 14, 38th ARRS, Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. Phillip L. Rice Sr. (P), Joseph K. Dennis (CP), Orby F. Whitaker (FM) and Jerry R. Evans (PJ) unsuccessfully attempted the rescue of the crew of a U-10B that was down in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - October 04A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. James F. Okonek (P), Sheridan K. Hawk (CP), Donald S. Kearton II (FM) and A1C Terrance A. Treutel (PJ), unsuccessfully attempted the rescue of the pilot of a U-10B, Capt. David Hartzler Zook, after his aircraft was involved in a mid-air collision and crashed about five miles west of the village of Ben Cat while he was on a leaflet dropping mission near Lai Khe, 20 miles north of Saigon. Capt. Zook was KIA and not recovered. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - October 04A HH-3E from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Lt. Col. Warner A. Britton (P), Maj. Harold Wagner (CP), A1C William J. Jaynes (FM) and A2C Randy S. McComb (PJ), unsuccessfully attempted the rescue of the pilot of a T-28, (Call sign "Yellow Flight 01"), name unkn, in Laos. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - October 04A HH-3E from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by 1st Lt. James A. Colyer (P), 1st Lt. Edward J. Sichterman Jr. (CP), SSgt. Carl L. Warmack (FM) and Sgt. Patrick F. Allaire (PJ), unsuccessfully attempted the rescue of the pilot of a T-28, (Call sign "Yellow Flight 02"), name unkn, in Laos. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - October 05A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Herbert D. Kalen (P), Capt. Edward W. Hutchison (CP), SSgt. Paul D. Kreider (FM) and TSgt. John L. Hennessey (PJ), was involved in a rescue of USMC troop, John Reason, in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - October 05A HH-43F #64-1759 (Call sign "Pedro 99") from Det. 12, 38th ARRS at Nha Trang AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. James W. Langston (P), Major Maddox (CP), Jim Ferguson (FM), Sgt. Jerard “Jerry” Pearson (PJ), A2C Louis C. Felker (PJ), were returning to Nha Trang AB after a routine flight to Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN to pick up, newly arrived, Maj. Maddox (CP) and A2C Louis C. “Craig” Felker (PJ). They were flying at about 750 feet over the water about a half mile off shore when the engine quit. Maj. Langston took the controls and auto-rotated, just reaching the beach and the helicopter hit a sand dune and rolled over. All crewmembers exited the helicopter, with only one minor injury, and were soon picked up by a HH-43F from the Cam Ranh Bay rescue detachment. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - October 05A HH-43F from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN, crew unkn, rescued the crew, Maj. James W. Langston (P), Major Maddox (CP), Jim Ferguson (FM), Sgt. Jerard “Jerry” Pearson (PJ), A2C Louis C. “Craig” Felker (PJ) and one other unkn, of a Nha Trang AB, RVN HH-43F that had experienced an engine failure and crash on the beach north of Cam Ranh Bay. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - October 06A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Standley A. McGhan (P), Capt. John I Patterson (CP), SSgt. Robert H. Baldwin (FM) and Richard H. Garlie (PJ) unsuccessfully attempted the rescue of a F-105D (Call sign "Ozark 01") pilot, Maj. Robert Warren Barnett, after his aircraft was damaged by a SAM and he ejected close to Uong Bi, about fifteen miles northeast of Haiphong, NVN on October 03, 1967. It turned out this attempt was a SAR trap and Maj. Barnett had become a POW on October 05, 1967. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - October 06A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Jack V. Butler (P), Capt. Robert L. Osborne (CP), A1C David R. Berrio (PJ), Eric W. Nielson (FF) and A1C Felipe A. Quiroz (FF), was involved in a rescue of USA troop, 2nd Lt. E. Science, from a downed UH-1C helicopter in RVN The FSK kit was used during this rescue and one injured Vietnamese Fire Fighter was also medevac’d during this mission. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - October 06A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Jack V. Butler (P), Capt Robert L. Osborne (CP), A1C David R. Berrio (PJ), A1C Eric W. Nelson (FF) and A1C Felipe A. Quiroz (FF), was involved in a medevacked of Vietnamese civilian, Ngugen Thiet. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - October 06A HH-43F from Det. 11, 38th ARRS, Tuy Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. John J. Elliff (P), 1st Lt. James P. F. Egbert (CP), SSgt William O. Johnson (FM) and SSgt Thomas H. Miller (FF), was involved in a save of Vietnamese civilian, Vo Bien in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - October 06A UH-1P gunship crewed by Maj. Chester Perkin Brown, unkn (CP), unkn (AG) and unkn (AG) along with other UH-1P gunships (crews unkn) was involved in the attempted rescue of A-1E pilot, Maj. Frank Alton Armstrong, after his aircraft crashed from 12.7 anti-aircraft damage. Maj. Armstrong was not seen to eject and was KIA. Maj. Chester P. Brown was awarded the Silver Star for his actions during this mission. Military Times Hall Of Valor website
1967 - October 06A HH-43B from Det. 4, 38th ARRS at Korat RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. Pasco S. Parker (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), saved the crew of a F-105F, Maj. J. H. Reddoch (P) and Capt. R. K. Wilson, when the drag chute failed and the aircraft ran off the runway at Korat RTAFB, Thailand. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & JRCC Save Form
1967 - October 06A HH-43B from Det. 3, 38th ARRS, Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. Glenn M. Marks (P), 1st Lt. Fred M. Ayoub (CP), A2C Charles T. McSweeney (FM), SSgt. John A. N. Yarwood (MT), A1C Donald E. Hale (FF) and A1C Donald W. Jowers (FF), saved the crew of a F-4C, 1st Lt. J. L. Fuller Jr. (P) and 1st Lt. J. E. Nicholson (WSO), when their aircraft crashed on take-off at Ubon RTAFB, Thailand. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & JRCC Save Form
1967 - October 07A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM), unkn (PJ) and unkn (PJ), utilized their FSK to save the pilot of an F-8, in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - October 07A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Standley A. McGhan (P), 1st Lt. Warren E. Walter (CP), A1C William L. Carroll (FM) and Sgt. James D. Locker (PJ) unsuccessfully attempted the rescue of a F-105D (Call sign "Pistol 01") pilot, Maj. Wayne Eugene Fullam, after his aircraft was damaged by 85mm AAA fire and he ejected about thirty miles east of Kep, NVN. It turned out this attempt was a SAR trap and Maj. Fullam was KIA. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - October 07A HH-3E from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Henry C. Conant (P), Maj. Louis D. Yuhas (CP), SSgt. Harvey W. Keyes (FM) and SSgt. Roy A. Taylor (PJ) unsuccessfully attempted the rescue of a F-4D (Call sign "Falcon 01") crew, Maj. Ivan Dale Appleby (P) and Capt. William Renwick Austin (WSO), after their aircraft was damaged by SAM and crashed about thirty five miles southwest of Hanoi, NVN. Only one chute was observed and Capt. Austin became a POW and Maj. Appleby was KIA. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - October 07A HH-43F, from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. W. E. Kline (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), rescued the co-pilot of a F-105F (Call sign "Warhawk 01 Bravo"), Capt. George L. Shamblee (P) after he and his pilot, Capt. Joseph D. Howard (CP), ejected over the South China Sea about 75 miles north of Da Nang AB, RVN, after their aircraft was damaged by an air-to-air missile fired by a MiG-21. The pilot, Capt. Joseph D. Howard, was rescued by a Marine Corps helicopter. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - October 08A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Richard A. Smith (P), Capt. Robert L. Osborne (CP), SSgt. Paul W. Noble (FM) and Sgt. David R. Berrio (PJ), rescued the WSO of a F-4C (Call sign "Boxer 12 Bravo"), Lt. Col. Earle G. Weaver, after he and the pilot, 1st Lt. David E. Wieland, ejected in RVN after both engines flamed out simultaneously. 1st Lt. Wieland was KIA, (see next entry). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - October 08A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Jack V. Butler (P), Capt. Francis B. Gilligan (CP), SSgt. Arthur L. Wood (FM) and A2C David B. Ortiz (PJ), attempted the rescue the pilot of a F-4C (Call sign "Boxer 12 Alpha"), 1st Lt. David E. Wieland, when his aircraft was involved with a mid-air collision with another F-4C and he ejected, however he was KIA. (See previous entry). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - October 08A HH-43B from Det. 3, 38th ARRS, Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. Glenn M. Marks (P), 1st Lt. Fred M. Ayoub (CP), A2C Charles T. McSweeney (FM), SSgt. John A. N. Yarwood (MT), A1C Donald E. Hale (FF) and A1C Donald W. Jowers (FF), rescued the crew of a F-4C, Capt. D. R. Calvert (P) and 1st Lt. J. V. McNabb Jr. (WSO), when their aircraft was involved with a mid-air collision with another F-4C and they ejected. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form & Kaman Rotor Tips, page 23, Nov-Dec 66
1967 - October 09A UH-1F of the 20th Helicopter Squadron, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) unkn (FM) and Sgt. Bill Harding, extracted a MACV SOG recon team, who was under enemy fire, in a night time rope ladder hover. No other details are known at this time. Sgt. Harding was awarded the DFC medal for his actions on this mission. "Secret Green Beret Commandos In Cambodia" by Lt. Col. Fred S. Lindsey, USA (Ret.)
1967 - October 10A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Walter R. Blackwell (P), 1st Lt. Robert Levins III (CP), TSgt. Robert Q. Rector (FM) and Donald J. Boushelle (PJ), medevacked, LCpl. D. J. Legalley (Call sign "Beacon Light Bravo"), a ground party troop in contact in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - October 10A HH-43F from Det. 1, 38th ARRS, Phan Rang AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. Gary L. Gross (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and SSgt Vincent L. Davis (MT) rescued an unkn foreign troop in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - October 11A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and A1C Terrance A. Treutel (PJ) rescued three USA troops from a UH-1 down in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - October 12A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Gerald O. Young (P), Capt. Edward W. Hutchinson (CP), SSgt. John H. Hazzard Jr. (FM) and Sgt. Charles P. Vogeley (PJ), rescued USMC Lt. Col. G. F. Garrant, Maj. E. J. Action, 2nd Lt. T. M. Kenyon and Cprl. M. W. Miller, from a USMC UH-1E that had gone down in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - October 13A UH-1P gunship crewed by Maj. Chester Perkin Brown, Capt. Michael R. Armstrong (CP), unkn (AG) and unkn (AG) along with other UH-1P gunships (crews unkn) was involved in the rescue a seven man assault party who were surrounded and under fire. After several low-level rocket and gun passes in an attempt to break the attack, an after the assault party moved to a new location, Maj. Brown jettisoned his remaining ammunition and made an unarmed landing to rescue the remaining members of the assault party. Maj. Chester P. Brown was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his actions during this mission. Military Times Hall Of Valor website
1967 - October 13A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) unsuccessfully attempted the rescue of a USMC F-4B (Call sign "Black Ace 175") crew, Lt. Col. Edison Wainwright Miller (P) and 1st Lt. James Howie Warner (CP), after their aircraft was damaged by a 37mm AAA fire and they ejected close to Cap Mui Lay in the DMZ. Col. Miller and Lt. Warner become a POW's before they could be rescued. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - October 14A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. William E. Brennan (P), 1st Lt. Warren E. Walter (CP), SSgt. Smith Williams Jr. (FM) and Sgt. Joseph S. Stanaland (PJ), attempted to medevac 12 USMC troops in contact, but was shot off the attempt in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - October 14A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. Rodney G. Parks (P), Capt. Robert E. Hicks Jr. (CP), SSgt. John H. Hazzard Jr. (FM) and Richard H. Garlie (PJ), attempted to medevac 12 USMC troops in contact, but was shot off the attempt in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - October 15A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Fred H. Otte (P), Capt. Ernest B. Betancourt, Jr. (CP), SSgt. Smith Williams Jr. (FM) and A1C Rodger A. Klenovich (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-4C (Call sign "Stilletto 01 Alpha), Col. Robert W. Maloy (P) after he and his co-pilot (Call sign "Stilletto 01 Bravo), Capt. William S. Paul (CP), ejected from their AAA fire damaged aircraft over the Gulf Of Tonkin, about 5 miles off the coast of Dong Hoi, NVN. (See next entry). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - October 15A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Thomas E. Bair (P), 1st Lt. Mark H. Mutchler (CP), A1C Charles M. Harris (FM) and A2C Peter H. Eyrich (PJ), rescued the co-pilot of a F-4C (Call sign “Stilletto 01 Bravo”), Capt. William S. Paul (CP) after he and his pilot, Col. Robert W. Maloy (P), ejected from their AAA fire damaged aircraft over the Gulf Of Tonkin, about 5 miles off the coast of Dong Hoi, NVN. (See previous entry). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - October 16A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. James A. Darden Jr. (P), 1st Lt. Jon C. Long (CP), SSgt. Donald S. Keaton II (FM) and A1C Terrence A. Treutel (PJ), rescued three USA troops from a UH-1 that had gone down in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - October 16A HH-43B from Det. 4, 38th ARRS, Korat RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Clarence G. Lunt (P), Capt. John H. Canfield (CP), Joseph B. Carrington (FM), J. E. Belanger (MT) and unkn (FS), rescued the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Vega 04"), Capt. William W. Butler, after his aircraft developed landing gear problems on takeoff and he was forced to eject. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & JRCC Save Form
1967 - October 16A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt George R. Andrews (P), 2nd Lt. Michael L. Walker (CP), SSgt Daniel M. Palmer (FM) and unkn (PJ), rescued the pilot, Maj. M. H. Alexander, of a O-1E after his aircraft was hit by ground fire and crashed while attempting to land at and airstrip near An Hoa, about seventeen miles south of Da Nang AB, RVN. No other details are available at this time. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & JRCC Save Form & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - October 17A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Richard C. Mulder (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) rescued the crew of a downed USA UH-1D helicopter, W/O Richard H. Tuke, W/O James M. Wilbur, PFC Roy L. Larson and SP4 Paul E. Leffler. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - October 17A HH-43F from Det. 11, 38th ARRS, Tuy Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. John E. Passant (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) rescued the crew of a USAF O-1E, Capt. T. N. Pattie and Capt. K. D. Krehbiel in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - October 18A HH-3E, crewed by Capt. John B. McTasney (P), Capt. John S. Baughman (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), rescued the pilot of a RF-101C, Maj. Nicholas A. Pishvanov, after he ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft over the Ho Chi Minh Trail in southern Laos. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - October 21A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, Bihn Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Donald E. VanMeter (P), Capt. Laurence W. Conover (CP), Sgt. Larry E. Hawkins (FM) and MSgt. Ted R. Hawkins (PJ), rescued one USN sailor in contact in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - October 23A UH-1F slick of the 20th HS, crewed by Capt. Richard Monroe (P), unkn (CP) SSgt. James W. Burns (FM) and unkn (AG), supported by two UH-1P gunships of the 20th HS, one crewed by Capt. Michael P. Armstrong (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (AG) and the other crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (AG), rescued a seven man MACV SOG team that was surrounded and under heavy enemy fire. One of the supporting gunships was piloted by Capt. Michael Armstrong, the other crew members are unkn. Military Times Hall Of Valor website & "Secret Green Beret Commandos In Cambodia" by Lt. Col. Fred S. Lindsey, USA (Ret.)
1967 - October 23A HH-53B (Call sign "Quad 13") from Det. 2, 40th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Russell L. Cayler (P), 1st Lt, Joseph A. Panza Jr. (CP), Sgt. Gene A. Sellers (FM), MSgt. Howard T. Favor (PJ) and Sgt. Alan N. Thompson (PJ, rescued the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign “Wildcat 01”), Maj. Earl W. Freeman Jr., after he ejected from his aircraft when it and another F-105D had a mid-air collision southwest of Udorn RTAFB, Thailand. This was a non-combat save but it was the FIRST rescue in SEA by the newly arrived HH-53B helicopters. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson
1967 - October 23A HH-3E from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. Gerald C. Haynes (P), 1st Lt. James H. Platt (CP), SSgt. Harvey W. Keyes (FM) and TSgt. Charley D. Smith (PJ), attempted the rescue of the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Wildcat 02"), Maj. Rodney W. McLean., after he ejected from his aircraft when it and another F-105D had a mid-air collision southwest of Udorn RTAFB, Thailand. Maj. McLean was KIA. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - October 24A HH-43F from Det. 11, 38th ARRS, Tuy Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Lt. Col. J. Logan Fagner (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) rescued the crew of an O-1E, 1st Lt. W. Lendeerman III and 1st Lt. J. W. Welch in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - October 25A UH-1F of the 20th HS, crewed by Maj. Tom Garcia (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (AG), along with another UH-1F, crew unkn, extracted a MACV SOG recon team using the McGuire Rig ropes. No other details are known at this time. "Secret Green Beret Commandos In Cambodia" by Lt. Col. Fred S. Lindsey, USA (Ret.)
1967 - October 25A UH-1F from the 20th HS, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (AG), extracted a MACV SOG recon team with two injured team members. "Secret Green Beret Commandos In Cambodia" by Lt. Col. Fred S. Lindsey, USA (Ret.)
1967 - October 25A flight of UH-1F/P's from the 20th HS, crew’s unkn, inserted MACV SOG recon team "RT Hammer" into a landing zone in Laos. No other details are known at this time. "Secret Green Beret Commandos In Cambodia" by Lt. Col. Fred S. Lindsey, USA (Ret.)
1967 - October 26A flight of UH-1F/P's from the 20th HS, crew’s unkn, extracted MACV SOG recon team "RT Hammer" from a landing zone in Laos. No other details are known at this time. "Secret Green Beret Commandos In Cambodia" by Lt. Col. Fred S. Lindsey, USA (Ret.)
1967 - October 26A HH-3E from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. Gerald C. Haynes (P), 1st Lt. James H. Platt (CP), A2C Daniel L. Allen (FM) and Sgt. Joseph M. Duffy (PJ), rescued the pilot, Sanchi, of a T-28, after his aircraft went down in Laos. Following the rescue, "Jolly Green 37" had to make a single engine landing at a nearby LS in Laos where it was secured and later repaired. (See entry below). No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Laos
1967 - October 26A HH-3E from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Henry C. Conant (P), Maj. Dean H. Williams Jr. (CP), SSgt. James T. Brooks (FM) and A2C John Pighini (PJ) picked up the crew, Maj. Gerald C. Haynes (P), 1st Lt. James H. Platt (CP), A2C Daniel L. Allen (FM) and Sgt. Joseph M. Duffy (PJ), of "Jolly Green 37" after they had picked up a T-28 pilot but had to make a single engine landing at a nearby LS in Laos. The HH-3E was secured for later repairs. (See entry above). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - October 26A USAF helicopter, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), attempted the unsuccessful rescue of a USN A-4E pilot, Lt. Cmdr. John Sidney McCain when his aircraft was hit by a SA-2 SAM and he ejected over Hanoi and became a POW before he could be rescued. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Laos
1967 - October 27HH-3E #66-13283 (Call sign "Jolly Green 30") of the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Richard R. Mulder (P), 1st Lt. Warren E. Walter (CP), SSgt. Warren E. Walter (FM), SSgt. Smith J. Williams (FM) and A2C Michael L. Walker (PJ), was on a CSAR mission over Laos when it was hit in the engine by ground fire while hovering and crashed. Aircraft was destroyed by bombing. Survivors and ground party were rescued by HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 07"). (See next entry) http://www.jollygreen.org/jltnc.htm &
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/37th_Aerospace_Rescue_and_Recovery_Squadron#Operations_and_losses
1967 - October 27HH-3E #65-12780 (Call sign "Jolly Green 07") from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Gerald O. Young (P), Capt. Ernest B. Bentancourt Jr. (CP), TSgt. Robert Q. Rector (FM) and SSgt. John H. Stemple (PJ), rescued the crew of HH-3E #66-13283, Capt. Richard R. Mulder (P), 1st Lt. Warren E. Walter (CP), SSgt. Warren E. Walter (FM), SSgt. Smith Williams Jr. (FM) and A2C Michael L. Walker (PJ), after their helicopter was hit in the engine by ground fire while hovering. Aircraft was destroyed by bombing. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & http://www.jollygreen.org/jltnc.htm &
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/37th_Aerospace_Rescue_and_Recovery_Squadron#Operations_and_losses
1967 - October 28A HH-3E from Det. 2, 37th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FF) and unkn (FF), attempted the unsuccessful rescue of the pilot, Lt. Col. Thomas Henry Kirk, of a F-105D (Call sign "Warhawk 02"), after he ejected from his AAA damaged aircraft over Van La, NVN, about ten miles south of Hanoi. Col Kirk became a POW before he could be rescued. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - October 28A HH-43B from Det. 5, 38th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Wilson T. Arnold (P), 2nd Lt. Benjamin P. Lorge (CP), C. E. Mickles (FF) and J. J. Nunez (FS), rescued the pilot, 1st Lt. D. B. Waldrop, of an F-105D (Call sign "Hatchet 02"), after his aircraft developed engine problems and he ejected near Korat RTAFB, Thailand. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & JRCC Save Laos & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - October 29UH-1F #65-7927 of the 20th HS, crewed by Capt. John Fiser (P), 1st Lt. John Graham (CP), SSgt. James W. Burns (FM) and A1C Eugene O'Leary (FM), while on the way to insert a MACV SOG recon team suffered a SDG gearbox failure when the gearbox blew up and caught fire. Capt. Fiser autorotated to a safe landing near a shallow stream bed about thirty miles into Cambodia. The crew extinguished the fire and in a short time two other 'slicks' picked up the crew and the team from the downed helicopter as the gunships in the flight orbited overhead to cover the recovery. The downed UH-1F was recovered that night and then brought back to its base of operations the next morning by a U.S. Army CH-47. "Secret Green Beret Commandos In Cambodia" by Lt. Col. Fred S. Lindsey, USA (Ret.)
1967 - October 29A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Vernon A. Dander (P), Capt. Frank M. Zahrobsky (CP), SSgt. Elmer L. Holden (FM), A2C Petrer H. Eyrich (PJ) and Maj. Herbert D. Kalen (IP), rescued the pilot of a USMC F-4B (Call sign "Black Ace 03" Alpha), Maj. Daniel L. Carroll, from the South China Sea after he and his co-pilot, Capt. James J. Hare, ejected from their ground fire damaged aircraft off the coast of Da Nang AB, RVN. Capt. Hare was rescued by a boat. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - October 29A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. James F. Okonek (P), Maj. Lawrence W. Heflin (CP), SSgt. Richard D. Almond (FM) and Sgt. Roger A. Porter (PJ), rescued the pilot of a O-1E (Call sign "Walt 72"), Capt. Garet L. Nenninger, after he crash landed his ground fire damaged aircraft about 15 miles NW of Bao Loc, RVN. The ‘high’ bird on this mission was crewed by Capt. James A. Darden (P), 1st Lt. Jon C. Long (CP), SSgt. Donald S. Kearton (FM) and A1C Terrence Treutel (PJ). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - October 31A HH-43F from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Robert S. Michelsen (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM), unkn (PJ) and unkn (PJ), saved the pilot, Capt. C. Drewett, of a USMC F-8. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - November 01A HH-43B from Det. 4, 38th ARRS, Korat RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. John A. Canfield (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), medevacked a civilian, J. Shaff, in Thailand. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - November 01A HH-43B from Det. 4, 38th ARRS, Korat RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Clarence G. Lunt (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), medevacked USA troop, SP5 L. A. Taylor, from a classified location in Thailand. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - November 01A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. James F. Okonek (P), Lt. Col. Robert J. Kavanaugh (CP), SSgt. Robert A. Brown (FM), Billy J. Hackler (FF) and SSgt. Charles F. Salome (PJ), medevacked the pilot of a VNAF F-5A after using their FSK to rescue him from his crashed aircraft in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - November 02A HH-43F from Det. 13, 38th ARRS, Phu Cat AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. Hack (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), saved USA Lt. Col. J. C. Palmer in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - November 03A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Thomas E. Bair (P), Capt. Gerald H. MacDonald (CP), SSgt. Jimmy L. Dodgen (FM) and Sgt. Donald K. Claudius Jr. (PJ) and Timothy P. Salsman (PJ), attempted the unsuccessful rescue of O-2A (Call sign "Covey 63") pilot, Maj. John Culbertson Egger, when his aircraft was shot down near Vinh Linh, North Vietnam. It was determined that Maj. Egger was KIA. No other details are known at this time. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - November 03A HH-43F from Det. 1, 38th ARRS, Phan Rang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. D. M. Thomsen (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), saved four USA troops (names unkn) in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - November 04A HH-43F (Call sign "Pedro 91") from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, Binh Tuy AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Harold Pickering (P), Capt. Albert E. Tollefsen (CP), SSgt. William L. Crawford (FM) and Sgt. Gary G. Harold (PJ), made a mid-stream rescue of 2 wounded USN troops, EN1 D. M. Lucidi and CMO3 J. T. Jaques, from their river patrol boat in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - November 04A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, Binh Tuy AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Laurence W. Conover (P), Capt. William J. Haugen (CP), Sgt. Larry E. Hawkins (FM) and A2C James L. Parks (PJ), rescued a wounded USN Seal, IM Chief J. C. Tipton, in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - November 05A HH-43F from Det. 1, 38th ARRS, Phan Rang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Lamonte M. Kahler (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), medevacked one Vietnamese in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - November 05A HH-3E (Call sign “Jolly Green 37”) from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Harry W. Walker (P), Lt. Col. Gerald B. Lowe (CP), Sgt. Russell L. O'Neal (FM), MSgt. Clarence R. Boles (PJ) and TSgt. Charley D. Smith (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Marlin 01"), Capt. Billy R. Sparks, after he ejected from his 57 mm AAA damaged aircraft about 16 miles south of Yen Bai, NVN. The second HH-3E involved in this mission was "Jolly Green 56", crewed by 1st Lt. James H. Platt (P), Maj. Richard Wagner (CP), SSgt. Hairl D. Thacker (FM) and Sgt. Joseph Duffy (PJ). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - November 05A HH-43F from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Eugene H. Boortz (P), 2nd Lt. Ronald W. Bashant (CP), Sgt. Larry E. Lancaster (FM) and Talmadge D. Anderson (MT), saved two Vietnamese civilians (names unkn) that had been in a truck accident. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - November 06A CH-3C at Sheppard AFB, TX. undergoing a maintenance run-up rolled over and caught fire and was destroyed. Maintenance was being performed by TSgt. William Lovassure, SSgt. Maurice Sabourin, SSgt. Gene Talley, Sgt. Larry Collins, Sgt. Robert L. Dilliard and A1C Overton A. Lyle. A1C Overton A. Lyle was killed in the accident, SSgt. Sabourin was seriously burned, the others members of the maintenance team were treated and released. No other details are know at this time. AP newspaper story
1967 - November 07A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Charles Ray Dunn (P), Capt. Frank M. Zahrobsky (CP), A1C Charles M. Harris (FM) and Sgt. Joseph S. Stanaland (PJ), attempted an unsuccessful rescued of the crew of a F-4C (Call sign "Buckshot 02"), Capt. Kenneth Fisher (P) and Lt. Leon Francis Ellis (WSO), after they ejected from their 57mm AAA fire damaged aircraft about 20 miles northwest of Dong Hoi, NVN. Both Capt. Fisher and Lt. Ellis became POW's before they could be rescued. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - November 07A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), attempted an unsuccessful rescued of the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Pistol 02"), Maj. William Calvin Diehl, after he ejected from his AAA fire damaged aircraft about 20 miles northeast of Kep, NVN. Maj. Diehl became a POW before he could be rescued and he died in captivity. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - November 08A HH-3E #66-13282 (Call sign "Jolly Green 29") from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. John B. McTasney (P), Capt. Jerry D. Clearman (CP), Sgt. Alvin A. Malone (FM) and SSgt. John H. Stemple (PJ), rescued 3 members of a SOG team (Call sign "Flatfoot"), after mid-night, in Laos. "Jolly Green 29" was forced to leave the LZ due to severe damage from enemy ground fire, leaving two members of the reconnaissance team behind. The badly damaged "Jolly Green 29" was able to fly about 15 miles to the USMC base a Khe Sanh, RVN, where it made a hard landing on a road after severe rotor RPM issued developed. The crew and survivors were safely on the ground and okay. HH-3E #66-13279 (Call sign "Jolly Green 26"), crew unkn, was the 'high bird' on this mission and returned to try and rescue the other 2 Reconnaissance team members from Laos. Capt. John B. McTasney was awarded the Air Force Cross for his actions on this mission. http://www.veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=850 & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - November 08A HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 55") from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Righard A. Orsini (P), 1st Lt. Andrew J. Gonos (CP), Sgt. Narciso A. Otero (FM) and A1C David W. Slinger (PJ), attempted the unsuccessful rescue the WSO of a F-4D (Call sign "Olds 03 Brovo"), 1st Lt. Richard Charles Brenneman, when he and his pilot, Maj. William S. Gordon III, had been shot down by a MiG-21 and they ejected near the town of Lao Phou Van, NVN about 25 miles from the border with Laos. Lt. Brenneman became a POW. (See next entry). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - November 08A HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green ??") from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. David A. Richardson (P), 1st Lt. James B. Barton (CP), SSgt. James T. Brooks (FM) and Sgt. James T. Lombard (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-4D (Call sign "Olds 03 Alpha"), Maj. William S. Gordon III, after he and his WSO, 1st Lt. Richard Charles Brenneman, had been shot down by a MiG-21 and they ejected near the town of Lao Phou Van, NVN about 25 miles from the border with Laos. Lt. Brenneman became a POW. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - November 08A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Walter R. Blackwell (P), Capt. Joseph H. Bowers (CP), SSgt. Robert H. Baldwin (FM), Sgt. Martin E. Roepstorff (PJ) and Thomas E. Altenburg (AP) rescued an F-100F (Call sign "Misty 02 Alpha") pilot, Capt. Charles B. Neel (P), from the Gulf Of Tonkin, landing in the water beside him, after he and his co-pilot, 1st Lt. Guy Dennis Gruters had ejected from their AAA damaged aircraft a short distance off the coast of Dong Hoi, NVN and was also rescued on this mission. (See next entry). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - November 08A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Arthur J. Anderson (P), Capt. Ernest E. Betancourt Jr. (CP), SSgt. Elmer L. Holden (FM) and A1C Ricky D. Hindman (PJ), rescued the co-pilot of a F-100F (Call sign "Misty 02 Bravo"), 1st Lt. Guy Dennis Gruters, after he and his pilot, Capt. Charles B. Neel, had ejected over the Gulf Of Tonkin from their AAA damaged aircraft a short distance off the coast of Dong Hoi, NVN. (See previous entry). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - November 09A HH-3E from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. Gerald C. Haynes (P), 1st Lt. James B. Barton (CP), SSgt. Floyd W. Watson (FM) and A2C Randy S. McComb (PJ), attempted the unsuccessful rescue of the pilot of a F-4C (Call sign "Awol 01 Alpha"), Lt. Col. John William Armstrong, after he and his WSO (Call sign "Awol 01 Bravo"), 1st Lt. Lance Peter Sijan, had ejected from their AAA damaged aircraft as it crashed near Ban Thapachon, Laos. Col. Armstrong was KIA and Lt. Sijan became a POW, escaped and was re-captured and died while in captivity. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - November 09A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, Binh Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Harold Pickering (P), Capt. Albert E. Tollefsen (CP), SSgt. William L. Crawford (FM) and Sgt. Gary G. Harold (PJ), rescued 2 wounded USN Sailors, CMC-3 A. C. Rock, Lt. R. G. Codbegere, and a USA troop, SSgt. R. J. McGill in RVN in separate sorties. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - November 09HH-3E #66-13279 (Call sign "Jolly Green 26") of the 37th ARRS at Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Gerald O. Young (P), Capt. Ralph Wayne Brower (CP), SSgt. Eugene Lunsford Clay (FM) and Sgt. Larry Wayne Maysey (PJ) was lost while attempting to rescue an Army Reconnaissance team (Call sign "Flatfoot"), after mid-night, in Laos. Capt. Gerald O. Young's HH-3E is shot down and Capt. Ralph Wayne Brower (CP) SSgt. Eugene Lunsford Clay (FM) and Sgt. Larry Wayne Maysey (PJ) were killed in the crash. Capt. Young was badly burned; he gives aid to a survivor who also escaped from the wreckage. After 17 hours of leading enemy forces away from his injured survivor and himself. Capt. Young was rescued the next day, after E & E'ing about 5 miles away from his crash site, in an uncontested pickup buy a UH-1 helicopter. Young is later awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions. Capt. Ralph Wayne Brower, SSgt. Eugene Lunsford Clay and Sgt. Larry Wayne Maysey were awarded the Air Force Cross (Posthumously) for their actions during this mission. Air Force Magazine & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & http://www.veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=799
1967 - November 09A HH-3E #65-12783 (Call sign "Jolly Green 15") from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. Fredrick C. Faust Jr. (P), Maj. Dean H. Williams Jr. (CP), SSgt. Carl L. Warmack (FM) and MSgt. Clarence R. Boles (PJ), attempted an unsuccessful rescue of the co-pilot of a F-4C (Call sign "Awol 01 Bravo"), 1st Lt. Lance Peter Sijan, after he was able to eject from his battle damaged aircraft near Ban Thapachon, Laos. The crew of the Jolly Green was in radio contact with Lt. Sijan, but after over thirty minutes hovering near his position it came under heavy enemy fire and was force to leave without rescuing Lt. Sihan who became a POW and died in captivity. The pilot of the F-4C, Lt. Col. John William Armstrong was KIA. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - November 09A HH-3E #66-13280 (Call sign "Jolly Green 27") from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Harry W. Walker (P), Capt. Edward W. Hutchinson (CP), SSgt. Hairl D. Thacker (FM) and Sgt. Patrick F. Allaire, attempted an unsuccessful rescue of the co-pilot of a F-4C (Call sign "Awol 01 Bravo"), 1st Lt. Lance Peter Sijan, after he was able to eject from his battle damaged aircraft near Ban Thapachon, Laos. The crew of the Jolly Green was in radio contact with Lt. Sijan, but was driven off his position when it came under heavy enemy fire and was force to leave without rescuing Lt. Sihan who became a POW and died in captivity. The pilot of the F-4C, Lt. Col. John William Armstrong was KIA. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - November 09A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, Binh Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Harold Pickering (P), Capt. Albert E. Tollefsen (CP), SSgt. William L. Crawford (FM) Sgt. Gary G. Harold (PJ) and Charles F. Caton (FS), rescued R. J. McGill in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - November 09A HH-3E #65-12783 (Call sign "Jolly Green 15") from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. Edward B. Russell (P), Maj. Louis D. Yuhas (CP), SSgt. Albert P. Parker (FM) and Sgt. James T. Lombard, attempted an unsuccessful rescue of the co-pilot of a F-4C (Call sign "Awol 01 Bravo"), 1st Lt. Lance Peter Sijan, after he was able to eject from his battle damaged aircraft near Ban Thapachon, Laos. The crews of the "Jolly Green's 15 & HH-3E #66-13280 (Call sign “Jolly Green 27"), crew unkn, alternated pick up attempts all afternoon, finally decided it was a SAR trap and was force to leave without rescuing Lt. Sihan who became a POW and died in captivity. The pilot of the F-4C, Lt. Col. John William Armstrong was KIA. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - November 10A HH-43F from Det. 11, 38th ARRS, Tuy Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. John J. Elliff (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) rescued one foreign troop in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - November 11A HH-3E from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by 1st Lt. James H. Platt (P), 1st Lt. Edward J. Sichterman Jr. (CP), SSgt. Benny D. Negrette (FM) and SSgt. Roy A. Taylor (PJ), rescued the pilot of a A-1E (Call sign "Sandy 08"), Maj. William C. Griffith, after he ejected from his AAA damaged aircraft a short distance south of Ban Loby, Laos. Maj. Criffith's chute was caught in a tree and the HH-3E lowered A1C Roy A. Taylor (PJ) who cut him free and completed the rescue "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobs & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - November 11A HH-43F from Det. 13, 38th ARRS, Phu Cat AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Bert E. Cowden (P), 2nd Lt. Kurt O. Diefenbach (CP), SSgt Felix H. Havis (MT), SSgt Noel S. Davidson (FF) and Sgt Andrew J. Andrews (FF), rescued 5 troops, W/O-1 L. Bevers, SP4 G. Myers, PFC R Martin, E-4 J. Hall and E-4 A. Lenon, from a USA UH-1 (Call sign "Iroquois 545"), that had gone down in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - November 13A HH-43F from Det. 1, 38th ARRS, Phan Rang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Troy C. Irvin Sr. (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM), unkn (PJ) rescued five troops, CW2 D. G. Griffith, CW2 R. V. Semora, SP4 W. M. Bell, SP4 J. R. Phillips and SP6 J. A. Schgtoeng, from a downed USA CH-47 helicopter in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - November 14A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. William E. Brennan (P), Capt. John S. Baughman (CP), SSgt. Windell L. Stumbaugh (FM), A2C Michael B. Gallasch (PJ) and Richard H. Garlie (PJ), medevac’d four ARVN troops, in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - November 14A HH-43F, from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, Bihn Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Harold Pickering (P), Capt. William J. Haugen (CP), SSgt. William L. Crawford (FM) and A1C Ronald K. Sholes (PJ), rescued a wounded USN sailor from a patrol river boat in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - November 14A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. William E. Brennan (P), Capt. John S. Baughman (CP), SSgt. Windell L. Stumbaugh (FM), A2C Michael B. Gallasch (PJ) and Richard H. Garlie (PJ), medevacked one Vietnamese in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - November 15A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, Bihn Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Lawrence W. Conover (P), Capt. William J. Haugen (CP), SSgt. William L. Crawford (FM), and A1C Ronald K. Sholes (PJ), rescued three wounded VNF troops, Sgt. Q. Vinh, Pvt. Y. P. Van and Pvt. P. Van Son, in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - November 15A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, Bihn Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Lawrence W. Conover (P), Capt. William J. Haugen (CP), SSgt. William L. Crawford (FM), and A1C Ronald K. Sholes (PJ), rescued a wounded USA sailor, F. H. Marks, from a patrol river boat in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - November 16A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. James A. Darden Jr. (P), 1st Lt. Jon C. Long (CP), SSgt Donald S. Kearton (FM) and Sgt. Roger A. Porter (PJ), saved USN Ensign, G. H. Van Zee, in RVN. No other details are available at this time. The ‘high’ bird on this mission was crewed by Maj James F. Okonek (P), Capt Sheriden K. Hawk (CP), SSgt. Richard D. Almond and A1C Terrence A. Treutel (PJ). JRCC Save Form
1967 - November 17A HH-3E from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. Powell L. Moore (P), 1st Lt. Andrew J. Gonos (CP), SSgt. Bernard W. Grau (FM) and SSgt. Jules C. Smith (PJ), attempted the unsuccessful rescue of the pilot of an F-105D (Call sign "Zebra 01"), Maj Charles Edward Cappelli, when his aircraft was hit by a SAM while attacking the Bac Mai airfield on the southern outskirts of Hanoi, NVN and he ejected near Hos Binh, about 40 miles southwest of Hanoi. Maj. Cappelli was KIA. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobs & JRCC Save Form
1967 - November 17A HH-43B from Det. 2, 38th ARRS, Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. David J. Jorgrst (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), saved two EB-66 crew members, Capt. R. L. Duffin (EWO) and Capt. R. D. Peffley (EWO) after their aircraft had an engine failure shortly after take-off and crashed while attempting an emergency landing at Takhli RTAFB, Thailand. EB-66 crew members killed in the crash were Maj. Mix Nichols, Lt. Ted Johnson, Maj. Karl D. Hezel, Maj. William McDonald and Capt. Rey IL. Duffin. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobs & JRCC Save Form
1967 - November 18A HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 55") from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, RVN, crewed by Capt. David A. Richardson (P), 1st Lt. William N. Privette (CP), SSgt. Carl L. Warmack (FM), A1C Roy A. Taylor (PJ) and Sgt. Patrick F. Allaire (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Waco 04"), Lt. Col. William N. Reed, when his aircraft was hit by a air-to-air missile fired by a MiG-21 and he ejected about 12 miles northwest of Sam Neua, Laos. The ‘high bird’ on this mission was “Jolly Green 37” crewed by Maj. Powell L. Moore (P), 1st Lt. Andrew J. Gonos (CP), SSgt. Bernard W. Grau (FM) and A1C Jules C. Smith (PJ). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobs "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - November 19A HH-3E from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. Powell L. Moore (P), 1st Lt. Andrew J. Gonos (CP), SSgt. Bernard W. Grau (FM) and SSgt. Jules C. Smith (PJ), attempted the unsuccessful rescue of the crew of a RF-4C (Call sign "Tile 01"), Lt. Col. Vernon Peyton Ligon (P) and Capt. David Edward Ford (CP), when their aircraft was hit SAM about seven miles southwest of Phuc Yen, NVN and they ejected. Both Lt. Col. Ligon and Capt. Ford became POW's before they could be rescued. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobs & JRCC Save Form
1967 - November 19A HH-43F from Det. 6, 37th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Charles W. Burridge (P), Maj. Lawrence W. Heflin (CP), SSgt. Richard D. Almond (FM) and Sgt. Roger A. Porter (PJ), attempted the unsuccessful rescue of the pilot of a F-100D, Capt. Duncan Padgett Smyly, when his aircraft was hit by ground fire and crashed near Loc Hinh about 60 miles north of Saigon, RVN. Capt. Smyly was KIA. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobs & JRCC Save Form
1967 - November 20A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Herbert D. Kalen (P), Maj. Robert A. Bunker (CP), Sgt. William L. Carroll (FM) and Sgt. Donald K. Claudius Jr. (PJ), rescued the WSO of a F-4C (Call sign "Crab 02 Bravo"), Lt. James Linsday Badley, after he ejected from his AAA damage aircraft just off the beach about 5 miles north of the DMZ. The F-4C pilot, Capt. John Murray Martin, did not eject and was KIA. (See next entry). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobs & JRCC Save Form
1967 - November 20A HH-3E #65-12780 (Call sign “Jolly Green 07”) from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Walter R. Blackwell (P), Capt. John I. Patterson (CP), SSgt. Jimmy L. Dodgen (FM) and Donald J. Boushelle (PJ), attempted the unsuccessful rescue of a F-4C pilot (Call sign "Crab 02 Alpha"), Capt. John Murray Martin, however he did not eject and was KIA. His WSO, Lt. James Linsday Badley, was rescued by another HH-3E, after he ejected from his AAA damage aircraft just off the beach about 5 miles north of the DMZ. (See previous entry). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobs & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - November 20A HH-3E from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Lt. Col. Warner A. Britton (P), Maj. Maurice L. Wells (CP), SSgt. Vincent D. Androwsky (FM) and A2C Joseph M. Duffy (PJ), rescued the crew of a RF-4C (Call sign "Dazzle 02"), Lt. Col. J. C. Scholtz (P) and Capt. J. Ciminero (CP), after they ejected from their 85 mm AAA damaged aircraft in North Vietnam near the Laotian border close to the town of Moung Min, NVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobs & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - November 20A flight of five UH-1F/P's of the 20th HS "Green Hornets", crew's unkn, were enroute to Kontum, RVN and were about twelve miles north of Ninh Hoa, RVN, when SSgt. James W. Burns (FM on one the slicks), stated to Maj. Livermore (pilot of his slick) that something had fallen off U. S. Army Huey helicopter that was visible to him. Shortly after the sighting a "Mayday" was received from "Blue Star 750" stating that he had autorotated into an insecure area. The "Green Hornet" flight turned around and upon their arrival the downed pilot elected to stay with his aircraft. Two "Green Hornet" gunships went in to provide close fire support and the rest of the "Green Hornet" flight acted as a radio relay for approximately one hour, permitting rescue to be accomplished and the Army Huey to be recovered. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1967.pdf
1967 - November 21A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. James A. Darden Jr. (P), 1st Lt. Jon C. Long (CP), TSgt. Donald S. Keaton II (FM) and Sgt. Roger A. Porter (PJ), rescued 1 troop, James R. Littel, from an H-13 that had hit high power lines and crashed into the Bien Hoa River in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - November 23A HH-43F Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Charles W. Burridge (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) saved one USA troop, Pvt. A. Coulter, in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - November 24A HH-43F from Det. 9, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Richard A. Smith (P), Lt. Col. Harold O. Hoppe (CP), Sgt. David R. Berrio (PJ), Garland B. Courts (FF) and A1C Felipe A. Quiroz (FF), rescued 3 wounded USA troops and 1 wounded VC in RVN. Sgt. Berrio was awarded the Silver Star for his actions on this mission. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & http://www.homeofheroes.com/members/04_SS/5_RVN/citations/airforce/a.html
1967 - November 24A HH-43F from Det. 9, Pleiku AB, RVN, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Richard A. Smith (P), Lt. Col. Harold O. Hoppe (CP), Sgt. David R. Berrio (PJ), Garland B. Courts (FF) and A1C Felipe A. Quirox (FF), rescued 3 wounded USA troops and 1 wounded VC in RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - November 25A HH-43F (Call sign "Pedro 91") from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, Binh Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Laurence W. Conover (P), Capt. William J. Haugen (CP), SSgt. William L. Crawford (FM) and Sgt. Jerard “Jerry” Pearson (PJ), rescued the crew of a 0-1G (Call sign "David 27"), Capt. Charles J. Louvorn, along with USN Lt. Col. Ted T. Culpepper and a Vietnamese troop, after he had crash landed his aircraft inside the perimeter of a besieged military outpost at Nam Can, RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - November 25A HH-53B #69-5784 (Call sign "Jolly Green 71") from Det. 2, 40th ARRS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand and staging from LS-98 in northern Laos, crewed by Capt. Russell L. Cayler (P), Lt. Col. Garland A. York (CP), Sgt. Edward J. Koebernik (FM), TSgt. Kerry Kelly (PJ), Sgt. Larry E. Palmer (PJ) and SSgt. James O. Hubright (AP), made the first combat pick-up in enemy held territory, by this type helicopter, when they rescued a civilian Air America helicopter pilot, Glen Wood, near LS-6 straight north of the PDJ in Laos. 'High bird' on this mission was a HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 16"), crew unkn. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - November 26A HH-3E #66-13289 (Call sign "Jolly Green 03") from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. William E. Brennan (P), Capt. Jerry D. Clearman (CP), TSgt. Robert Q. Rector (FM) and Sgt. Vincent E. Deets (PJ), unsuccessfully attempted the rescue the of the crew of a F-4C (Call sign "Pinhead 01") after the aircraft went down a few miles north of the Ban Karai Pass, about 20 miles west of Dong Hoi, while attacking a bridge. The crew, Col. Herbert Owne Brennan (P) and 1st Lt. Douglas Craig Condit were KIA. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - November 27The 21st Helicopter Sq. was assigned to the 56th Air Commando Wing at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand.
http://medlibrary.org/medwiki/21st_Special_Operations_Squadron
1967 - November 29A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Thomas E. Bair (P), Gerald B. McDonald (CP), SSgt. Arthur T. Brand (FM), A2C Rodger A. Klenovich (PJ) and Ronald S. Davis (AP), rescued the WSO of a F-4C (Call sign "Whiskey 32 Bravo"), 1st Lt. Leo J. Lemoine, after he ejected from his AAA damage aircraft near Sepone, Laos. The F-4C pilot (Call sign “Whiskey 32 Alpha”), Maj. Louis Farr Jones was KIA. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - December 01Three CH-3C's were transferred from the 20th HS "Pony Express" at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand to the 21st HS at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand. A forth CH-3C scheduled as part of this transfer was delayed because the helicopter was undergoing extensive repairs. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1967.pdf
1967 - December 01A UH-1 from the 20th HS, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (AG), inserted a MACV SOG recon team, "RT Hammer", into a landing zone in Laos. No other details are known at this time. "Secret Green Beret Commandos In Cambodia" by Lt. Col. Fred S. Lindsey, USA (Ret.)
1967 - December 02A HH-3E from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. Frederick C. Faust Jr. (P), 1st Lt. William N. Privette (CP), SSgt. Bernard A. Grau (FM), Sgt. Angus W. Sowell (PJ) and A2C Gunter Bahrenburg (PJ), medevacked Mr. Michael Godsey in Thailand. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - December 02A HH-3E from the, 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), was involved in the unsuccessful search for a USMC H-34 (call sign "Pestkiller 17") with four on board, missing on a classified mission in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - December 03A UH-1F from the 20th HS, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (AG), inserted a six man MACV SOG recon team "RT Saw" into a landing zone along the Vietnam, Cambodia border. They returned later and completed an emergency extraction of a MACV SOG recon team, "RT Saw", from a landing zone in Cambodia. No other details are known at this time. "Secret Green Beret Commandos In Cambodia" by Lt. Col. Fred S. Lindsey, USA (Ret.)
1967 - December 03A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Charles W. Burridge (P), Lt. Col. Robert J. Kavanagh (CP), Sgt. Robert A. Sloat (FM) and A1C Gunther Bahrenburg (PJ), rescued three LRRP troops in contact, E-3 James I. Thompson, SSgt. Larry Goodsen and SP4 Russell Woodrem, in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - December 03A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. James A. Darden Jr. (P), 1st Lt. Jon C. Long (CP), SSgt. Donald S. Kearton II (FM) and A1C Terrence A. Treutel (PJ), rescued two (unkn) LRRP troops in contact in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - December 04A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Arthur J. Anderson (P), 1st Lt. William A. McKenney III (CP), SSgt. James L. Dodgen (FM) and Sgt. Peter H. Eyrich (PJ), rescued the crew of a U-6A (Call sign "Vanguard 786"), Timothy B. Brown and Melvin J. Jorgensen, after their aircraft went down in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - December 04A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), rescued Timothy V. Brown and Melvin J. Jorgensen in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - December 05A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Thomas E. Bair (P), Capt. Edward W. Hutchison (CP), SSgt. John Enriquez (FM) and Richard H. Garlie (PJ), rescued two USN sailors who had fell overboard from their ship, QN-2nd Richard L. Thomas and GMM David C. McCullough, in the South China Sea. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - December 05A HH-43F from Det. 1, 38th ARRS, Phan Rang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. D. M. Thomson (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), saved two (unkn) Vietnamese civilians in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - December 06A HH-43B from Det. 2, 38th ARRS, Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. David J. Jogerst (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), saved three EB-66C crew members, Capt. A. Taylor Jr. (EWO) and 1st Lt. R. E. McBride (EWO) and 1st Lt. D. O. Peterson, after their aircraft crashed while landing at Takhli RTAFB, Thailand. Three other EB-66 crew members killed in the crash were Lt. Col. Jack M. Young, 1st Lt. Paul S. Krzynowek and Capt. Larry A. Moore. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobs & JRCC Save Form
1967 - December 06A HH-43B from Det. 2, 38th ARRS, Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Andrew J. M. Archer (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), saved one EB-66C crew members, 1st Lt. D. G. Peterson (EWO) after his aircraft crashed while landing at Takhli RTAFB, Thailand. Three other EB-66 crew members killed in the crash were Lt. Col. Jack M. Young, 1st Lt. Paul S. Krzynowek and Capt. Larry A. Moore. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobs & JRCC Save Form
1967 - December 06A UH-1F from the 20th HS, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (AG), completed an emergency extraction of a MACV SOG recon team, "RT Hammer", from a landing zone in Laos. No other details are known at this time. "Secret Green Beret Commandos In Cambodia" by Lt. Col. Fred S. Lindsey, USA (Ret.)
1967 - December 07A HH-43F from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Armand J. Fiola (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), rescued Richard E. Pratt from a downed UH-1C in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - December 07A HH-3E from 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Rodney G. Parks (P), Capt. Jerry D. Clearman (CP), Sgt. Alvin A. Malone (FM) and TSgt. John L. Hennessey (PJ), rescued the crew of a F-4C (Call sign "Hammer 22"), Maj. Robert B. Ray (P) and 1st Lt. Frank M. Cerrato (WSO), after they had ejected from their ground fire damaged aircraft near Ban Talan Nua, Laos. This mission was the first to have A-37's provide rescue escort. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - December 07A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Charles R. Dunn (P), Capt. Jerald D. Briscoe (CP), SSgt. David Rodriequez (FM) and Richard H. Garlie (PJ), rescued four (unkn) USA Special Forces troops (Call sign "Spicy") in SVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - December 08A HH-43F from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Armand J. Fiola (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), were involved in the rescue of SP4 Richard E. Pratt from a downed UH-1C in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - December 09A UH-1F gunship crewed by Maj. Chester Perkin Brown, unkn (CP), unkn (AG) and unkn (AG) along with another UH-1F/P gunships, crewed by Capt. Robert Strout (P), unkn (CP), SSgt. Bill Studebaker (AG) and Sgt. Ron Wilkerson (AG), was involved in the rescue of a six man MACV SOG reconnaissance team, "RT Trowel" that was pinned down by a large group of hostile forces. Capt. Robert Strout was awarded his 4th Distinguished Flying Cross and Maj. Chester P. Brown was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for their actions during this mission. Military Times Hall Of Valor website & "Secret Green Beret Commandos In Cambodia" by Lt. Col. Fred S. Lindsey, USA (Ret.)
1967 - December 10A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, Binh Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. James W. Langsten (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) rescued four individuals in RVN. Details are classified. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - December 10The 20th HS "Green Hornets” moved their MACV SOG FOL support base from FOB II at Kontum, RVN to CCS at Ban Me Thuot East, RVN. 20th SOS History 1968 & http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1967.pdf
1967 - December 12A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. James A. Darden Jr. (P), Capt. Jon C. Long (CP), SSgt. Donald S. Keaton II (FM) and Terrence A. Truetel (PJ), rescued Ace Cozzalio from a UH-1 that had gone down in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - December 12A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS Binh Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), Capt. Leslie E. Johnson Jr. (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), delivered a water pump to a Thai freighter that was taking on water in 12' - 15' waves about 35 miles off the coast of Vietnam. No other details are available at this time. Maj. Leslie E. Johnson Jr.'s Pedro Log Book from Binh Thuy AB, Vietnam, provided courtesy of his son Leslie E. Johnson III
1967 - December 13HH-43's of the 58th ARRS recorded ten saves, rescuing the crew of the Italian freighter, Zante, aground in heavy seas off the Libyan coast. http://www.afsoc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070906-042.pdf
1967 - December 13A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Thomas D. Precious (P), Capt. Albert E. Tollefsen (CP), Sgt. Larry E. Hawkins (FM) and A1C Ronald K. Sholes (PJ) were involved in the unsuccessful attempt to rescue a F-4C WSO, 1st Lt. Robert Elwood Bennett, after he and his pilot, Capt. W. T. Sakahara, successfully ejected from their aircraft that has been shot down over the Mekong River, about six miles south of Phu Vinh, RVN. Both of them landed in the river and Lt. Bennett was dragged under the water by his chute and he was KIA. Capt. Sakahara was rescued but the details of his rescue are not known at this time. (See next entry) "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & JRCC Save Form
1967 - December 13A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, Bihn Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Leslie E. Johnson Jr. (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) rescued a F-4C Pilot, Capt. W. T. Sakahara, after he and his WSO, 1st Lt. Robert Elwood Bennett, successfully ejected from their aircraft that has been shot down over the Mekong River, about six miles south of Phu Vinh, RVN. Both of them landed in the river and Lt. Bennett was dragged under the water by his chute and he was KIA (see previous entry). Maj. Leslie E. Johnson Jr.'s Pedro Log Book from Binh Thuy AB, Vietnam, provided courtesy of his son Leslie E. Johnson III
1967 - December 14A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), attempted the unsuccessful rescued the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Cactus 04"), Capt. James Eldon Sehorns, after he ejected from his AAA fire damaged aircraft near the Paul Doumer Bridge in NVN. Capt. Sehorns became a POW before he could be rescued. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - December 17A HH-3E, of the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by 1st Lt. Rodney G. Parks (P), Lt. Col. Kenneth D. Caughron (CP), Sgt. Dennis M. Richardson (FM) and Sgt. Charles P. Vogeley (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-4C (Call sign "Phantom 52 Alpha"), Col. Devol Brett, after he survived the ejection over the South China Sea. His co-pilot 1st Lt. Myron F. Smith was KIA. This action was near the town of Vinh Linh, NVN, about 5 miles north of the DMZ. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - December 21A UH-1F of the 20th HS, crewed by Capt. Richard Monroe (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (AG), was involved in a mission in support of either "Omega" or "Sigma" that earned Capt. Monroe the award of the Silver Star medal. No other details are know at this time. "Secret Green Beret Commandos In Cambodia" by Lt. Col. Fred S. Lindsey, USA (Ret.)
1967 - December 21A HH-43F from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Armand J. Fiola (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), rescued one USN officer, Lt. E. Ferrell, in RVN. No other details are available at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - December 21A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, Bihn Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Thomas D. Precious (P), Capt. William P. Shea (CP), Sgt. Larry E. Hawkins (FM), A2C James L. Parks (PJ) and A1C Ronald K. Sholes (PJ), rescued 1 USN sailor, CMG3 J. S. Hensen, in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - December 22A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, Binh Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Leslie E. Johnson Jr. (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) flew to a small island about 55 miles off the coast to check on distress signals where they landed an searched the area. No other details are known at this time. Maj. Leslie E. Johnson Jr.'s Pedro Log Book from Binh Thuy AB, Vietnam, provided courtesy of his son Leslie E. Johnson III
1967 - December 23A HH-43F from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Eugene H. Boortz (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), medevacked Thi Nguyan Dinh in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - December 25A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, Binh Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Thomas D. Precious (P), Capt. William P. Shea (CP), TSgt. Dean S. Aaron (FM) and A1C Ronald K. Sholes (PJ), rescued one USN sailor, R. Yeutter, from a patrol river boat in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - December 25A HH-3E from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Harry W. Walker (P), Maj. Milton S. Washington (CP), SSgt. Harvey W. Keyes (FM) and TSgt. Charley D. Smith (PJ), rescued the three individuals, Mr. and Mrs. Huxtable and Mrs. Lai, from an H-34 that had gone down in Laos. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - December 25A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Joe B. Green (P), Capt. Jerry D. Clearman (CP), Sgt. James A. Bowers (FM) and Sgt. James D. Locker (PJ), rescued the crew of a USMC TF-9J (Call sign "Furbritches 170 A & B"), Maj. George W. Fritschi (P) and Capt. Allan D. Smiley (CP), after they ejected from their ground fire damaged aircraft about 12 miles southwest of Hue, RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - December 25A HH-3E from the Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Harry W. Walker (P), Maj. Milton S. Washington (CP), SSgt. Harvey W. Keyes (FM) and TSgt. Charley D. Smith (PJ), searched for the crew of H-34 (Call sign "Hotel 56") in Laos, but were not able to locate them near the downed helicopter. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - December 26A HH-43F from Det. 13, 38th ARRS, Phu Cat AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Bert E. Cowden (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ), medevacked one USA troop, SP4 J. B. Vickers, in RVN. No other details are available at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - December 27A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Jerald D. Briscoe (P), Capt. Harold Frank Cardile (CP), Sgt. David Rodriguez (FM) and Sgt. Vincent E. Deets (PJ), attempted the unsuccessful rescue the WSO of a F-4C (Call sign "Carbine 01 Bravo"), 1st Lt. Sammy Arthur Martin, after he and his pilot, Maj. H. W. Miller had ejected from their ground fire damaged aircraft about 20 miles off the coast of NVN. As Lt. Martin was being hoisted he slipped out of the rescue 'horse collar' and fell back into the South China Sea and could not be located again. Maj. Miller was rescued by a USN UH-2C from the USS Kitty Hawk. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - December 28A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Jack V. Butler (P), Maj. Richard A. Smith (CP), TSgt. Dale G. Haley (FM), and Wayne A. Baguio (PJ), rescued four USA troops, SSgt. T. Green, W/O-1 D. Sparks, SP5 M. Hughes and SP4 Edwards, from a UH-1D that had gone down in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - December 29A HH-43F from Det. 13, 38th ARRS, Phu Cat AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Bert E. Cowden (P), 1st Lt. Ronald P. Wojack (CP), TSgt Arthur J. Cole (FM) and Sgt Stephen B. Jones (MT), rescued three dependents of ARVN troops. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1967 - December 29A HH-3E from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Gregory A. M. Etzel (P), Maj. Maurice L. Wells (CP), SSgt. Hairl D. Thacker (FM) and Sgt. Angus W. Sowell (PJ), rescued the crew of a F-4D (Call sign "Advent 04"), Capt. R. W. Coburn (P) and Capt. H. Altman (CP), after they ejected from their 37 mm AAA damaged aircraft in southern Laos. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - December 29Two CH-3C's (one believed to be #63-9682) of the 20th HS "Pony Express", one crewed by Maj. James S. Villotti (AC), Lt. Col. George R. Bumford (P), 1st Lt. Duane T. Daily (CP), Sgt. Ronald G. Wells (FM) and Sgt. Louie Alenander Jr. (FM), rescued twenty nine members of a ground team in spite of their helicopter being hit eleven times by intense enemy fire. The second CH-3C crewed by Maj. Kyron V. Hall (P), Capt. Ronald L. Skinner (CP), Sgt. Arthur B. Martinelli (FM) and Sgt. Eugene N. Cothran, rescued the thirty four remaining members of the ground team. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1968.pdf
1967 - December 29A HH-43B, crewed by Bert E. Cowden (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued three dependents of ARVN troops. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - December 30A HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 10") from the 37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. William E. Brennan (P), Capt. Harold Frank Cardile (CP), SSgt. John Enriquez (FM), A1C Ricky D. Hindman (PJ) and Glenn C. Colley (AP), rescued the crew of a F-100F (Call sign "Misty 21"), Maj. Smith Donald A. Sibson (P) and Capt. Donald Snyder (CP), after they ejected from their 57 mm AAA fire damaged aircraft about 10 miles off the coast of RVN. The ‘high bird’ on this mission was “Jolly Green 27, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ).”Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - December 30CH-3E #63-9678 (Call sign "Pony Express 30") of the 20th SOS crewed by Lt. Col. George R. Bumford (P) and R. B. Glover (FE) was lost at LS-85 in Laos when it lost power on final approach to a 5,740 ft. landing zone, hit trees and crashed during a downwind landing attempt. http://www.jollygreen.org/jltnc.htm & http://www.20thhelicoptersquadronreunion.com/3/miscellaneous5.html

TIME FRAMEHISTORY
1968 - January 01 A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, crewed by Maj. James F. Okonek (P), John V. Lepko (CP), Donald S. Kearton II (FE) and Charles F. Salome (PJ), saved two USA troops in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - January 01 A HH-43B from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, crewed by Maj. Armand J. Fiola (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), save one crew member of a USN F-4, J. Cambell. No other details are available at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - January 01 A HH-43B from Det. 11, 38th ARRS, crewed by Lt. Col. J. L. Fagner (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), medevac'd two ARVN and one USA troops. No other details are available at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - January 01 The 20th HS flights were re-designated as follows, the CH-3C's of the "Pony Express" at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand became "A", "B", & "C" flights and the UH-1F/P's "Green Hornets" at Nha Trang AB, RVN became "D", "E" & "F" flights. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1968.pdf
1968 - January 02 A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS at Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Billy J. Wingfield (P), Maj. Arthur J. Anderson (CP), SSgt John H. Hazzard Jr. (FE) and Sgt. Angus C. McDougall (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Bear 04"), Capt. Harold E. Forman (P), after he ejected from his aircraft over the Gulf Of Tonkin when his aircraft ran out of fuel before he could connect with a tanker. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - January 03 A HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 20") from Det. 1, 37th ARRS at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. Joseph B. Ferrell (P), 1st Lt. Edward J. Sichterman (CP), Bernard W. Grau (FE) and Roy A. Taylor (PJ), rescued the pilot of a T-28D (Call sign "Zorro 11"), Maj. John R. Patee, after he escaped from his aircraft when it had an engine failure while on an armed reconnaissance mission over Laos on January 02, 1968. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - January 03 A HH-43B from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Eugene H. Boortz (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FF) and unkn (FF) laid down a foam path to check for survivors in a burning C-130. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - January 04 A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS at Binh Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Harold Pickering (P), Leslie E. Johnson Jr. (CP), Gordon L. Browning (FE), and James L. Parks (PJ), rescued 2 USN sailors, CMG-3 C. R. Clairborne and ENPA R. O. Penny, (one with a bad leg wound and the other with a bad head wound) from a patrol boat in SVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form & Maj. Leslie E. Johnson Jr.'s Pedro Log Book from Binh Thuy AB, Vietnam, provided courtesy of his son Leslie E. Johnson III
1968 - January 04 A UH-1F of the 20th HS "Green Hornets", crewed by Capt. John E. Fiser (P), Capt. William A. King Jr. (CP), TSgt. Robert L. Andrews (FM) and TSgt. Willard S. Richards (AG), rescued the pilot of a F-100D, Capt. J. E. Pollak, after he ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft a couple of miles from Ban Me Thout City, RVN. This UH-1F was part of a five ship flight about twenty five miles southeast of Ban Me Thuot and heard the "Mayday" call, spotting Capt. Pollak's chute as he came down and Capt. Fiser picked him up after he had spent less than five minutes on the ground. One of the other UH-1F's in this flight was piloted by Capt. Robert P. Strout, the reminder of his crew and those of the other three helicopters in the flight are unkn. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1968.pdf
1968 - January 04 A HH-43B, crewed by Maj. R. C. Emrie (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), saved one USAF officer 2nd Lt. L. M. Olander. No other details are available at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - January 05 A HH-53B from Det. 2, 37th ARRS, crewed by Maj. Frederick M. Donohue (P), Joseph A. Panza Jr. (CP), Gene A. Sellers (FE), Larry E. Palmer (PJ) and Tommy W. Mayer (PJ), rescued the co-pilot of a RF-4C (Call sign "Cone 02 Bravo"), Lt. Eugene T. Pizzo Jr., after he and his pilot, Lt. Col. William T. Rodenbach, ejected from his AAA damaged aircraft about 45 miles northeast of Udorn RTAFB, Thailand (see next entry). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - January 05 A HH-53B from Det. 2, 37th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Carl W. Oliver (P), Garland A. York (CP), Gene R. Boles (FE), Kerry Kelly (PJ) and James J. Rogers (PJ), rescued the pilot of a RF-4C (Call sign "Cone 02 Alpha"), Lt. Col. William T. Rodenbach (P), after he and his co-pilot, Lt. E. T. Pizzo, ejected from his AAA damaged aircraft about 45 miles northeast of Udorn RTAFB, Thailand (see previous entry). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - January 05 Helicopters from the 20th HS "Pony Express", crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), infiltrated a road watch team into North Vietnam for the purpose of gathering intelligence on road traffic. See entries for January 10 & 11, 1968 below. No other details are known at this time. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1968.pdf
1968 - January 06 A HH-3E, crewed by Capt. Harry W. Walker (P), John H. Canfield (CP), Narcisco A. Otero (FE) and Clarence R. Boles (PJ), rescued the pilot of an F-105F, Maj. Gerald C. Gustafson, after he and his co-pilot, Capt. Russell F. Brownlee, ejected from their aircraft when it had an engine failure near Takhli RTAFB, Thailand. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - January 06 A HH-3E, crewed by James H. Platt (P), George W. Greer (CP), Harvey W. Keyes (FE) and Jay T. Lombard (PJ), rescued the co-pilot of an F-105F, Capt. Russell F. Brownlee, after he and his pilot, Maj. Gerald C. Gustafson, ejected from their aircraft when it had an engine failure near Takhli RTAFB, Thailand. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - January 07 A HH-3E, crewed by Maj. Donald G. Simpson (P), Gerard H. MacDonald (CP), John Enriquez (FE) and Donald J. Boushelle (PJ), rescued the pilot of an F-100D (Call sign "Tide 32"), Maj. Dwayne P. Wright (P), after he ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft about 10 miles off the coast of Da Nang AB, RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - January 08 A HH-43B crewed by Maj. W. C. Enri (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ) rescued a USN seaman RM-3 R. Blecg. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - January 08 A HH-43B crewed by Maj. A. J. Fiola (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ) rescued four USA troops, WO R. M. Gallagher, WO R. T. Deer, E-4 C. B. Davidson and SP4 J. E. McLeon from a downed UH-1B. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - January 08 A HH-43B from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Eugene H. Boortz (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ) rescued two USA troops, Gary B. Davidson and one other from a UH-1B that was downed in the surf. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - January 09 A USAF helicopter rescued the pilot of a USMC F-8E, Capt. D. W. Lorenzo, after he ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft in southern Laos. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson
1968 - January 10 A CH-3E of the 20th HS, crewed by Maj. Kyron V. Hall, (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), rescued, by hoist, two surviving members of a road watch team that had been engaged by hostile forces from the side of a hill in North Vietnam. No other details are known at this time. See next entry. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1968.pdf
1968 - January 10 A UH-1F of the 20th HS, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (AG), along with supporting UH-1P gunships, crews unkn, of the 20th HS completed and emergency extraction of a MACV SOG recon team, "RT Auger" from a landing zone in Camboida. No other details are know at this time. "Secret Green Beret Commandos In Cambodia" by Lt. Col. Fred S. Lindsey, USA (Ret.)
1968 - January 11 A CH-3E of the 20th HS, crewed by Maj. Kyron V. Hall, (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), again returned to rescued, by hoist, one more surviving member of a road watch team that had been engaged by hostile forces in North Vietnam. No other details are known at this time. See previous entry. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1968.pdf
1968 - January 11 A HH-43B crewed by Capt. B. L. Mitchell (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ) rescued the pilot of a USA O-1G, 1st Lt. W. H. Trisco. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - January 11 A HH-43B crewed by Capt. C. W. Burridge (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ) saved four Vietnamese civilians. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - January 11 A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, crewed by Maj. James J. Okonek (P), Robert J. Kavanaugh (CP), Robert A. Brown (PJ), Billy J. Hackler (FF) and Charles F. Salome (FF), medevac'd the crew of a VNAF F-5A that had crashed while landing. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - January 12 A HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 07") from the 37th ARRS, crewed by Maj. Donald G. Simpson (P), Joseph H. Bowers (CP), Gorgen T. Greever (FE), Ricky D. Hindman (PJ) and Martin E. Roepstorff (PJ), attempted the rescue of any survivors of a downed USMC H-53 (Call sign "Dimmer 30") in RVN, however there were no survivors. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - January 12 A HH-43B crewed by Capt. Bobbie L. Mitchell (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ) saved one ROK soldier, Crpl. S. J. Soo. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - January 13 A HH-43B crewed by Capt. Bobbie L. Mitchell (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ) saved USA helicopter pilot, 1st Lt. G. R. Montgomary. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - January 14 A HH-43, crewed by Capt. Bobbie L. Mitchell (P), Michael T. Fagan (CP) and James J. Rivette (FE), rescued the pilot of an O-1G, 1st Lt. W. H. Trisko, who suffered major injuries after his aircraft was hit by ground fire and crash landed about 10 miles east of Phan Rang AB, RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson
1968 - January 15 HH-3E, #64-14233 (Call sign "Jolly Green 20") from the 37th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Gregory A. Etzel (P), Capt. David E. Holt (CP), Sgt. Elwood R. Beam (FE) Sgt. Angus W. Sowell (PJ) and SSgt. J. A. Hedderly (PJ), was lost about 40 miles east of Sam Neua, just inside North Vietnam, on a SAR mission for the crew of an EB-66C (Call sign "Preview 01") that had been shot down over NVN by a MiG-21 on January 14, 1968. Although the HH-3E was destroyed, the crew was not hurt and they were rescued by a HH-53 on 17 January 1968 (see entry on 15 January 1968). http://www.jollygreen.org/jltnc.htm & Vietnam Air Losses by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - January 15 A HH-43B crewed by 1st Lt. R. P. Wojack (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ) saved USAF SSgt. M. E. Masters. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - January 16 A HH-3E, crewed by 1st Lt. Rodney G. Parks (P), Jerry D. Clearman (CP), Windell L. Stumbaugh (FE) and Robert D. Baker (PJ), rescued 3 USA troops under fire in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - January 16 A HH-3E, crewed by Henry C. Conant (P), Capt. George W. Greer (CP), unkn (FE), Patrick F. Allaire (PJ) and Jules C. Smith (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-4D, Capt. Scott B. Stovin (P), after he and his co-pilot, 1st Lt. Thomas Nelson Poe (CP), after they ejected from their aircraft when one of their 750 lbs. bombs exploded prematurely damaging their aircraft and another in the flight, about 20 miles NE of the Mu Gia Pass, NVN. The F-4D co-pilot, Lt. Poe, became a POW. Vietnam Air Losses by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - January 16 A HH-3, crewed by Robert S. Greer (P), Canfield (CP), Warmck (FE), Peter S. Harding (PJ) and Clarence R. Boles (PJ), rescued the crew of a F-4C, Maj. Charles E. Lewis (P) and 1st Lt. Jack L. Kelly (CP), after they ejected from their aircraft when one of their 750 lbs. bombs exploded prematurely damaging their aircraft and another in the flight, about 20 miles NE of the Mu Gia Pass, NVN. Vietnam Air Losses by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - January 16 A HH-3E, crewed by Capt. Fred H. Otte (P), Jerry M. Griggs (CP), Dennis M. Richardson (FE) and Richard H. Garlie (PJ), rescued 5 USA troops under fire in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - January 17 HH-53 (Call sign "Jolly Green 71"), from the 37th ARRS, crewed by Maj. Frederick M. Donohue (P), Lt. Leone Russo (CP), unkn (FE), Frederick M. Donohue (PJ) and Leone S. Russo (PJ), rescued the crew of HH-3E #64-14233 (Call sign "Jolly Green 20") Capt. Gregory A. Etzel (P), Capt. David E. Holt (CP), Sgt. Elwood R. Beam (FE) Sgt. Angus W. Sowell (PJ) and SSgt. J. A. Hedderly (PJ), that had went down on 15 January 1958 (see entry on 15 January 1968). Vietnam Air Losses by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - January 17 A HH-53B (Call sign "Jolly Green 69"), crewed by Capt. Russell Cayler (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), Sgt. Jack B. Hoover (PJ) and A1C Michael M. Dodd (PJ), rescued EB-66C (Call sign "Preview 01") crew members, Maj. Pollard Hugh Mercer, Lt. Thompson & Lt. Pete Pedroli, about 40 miles east of Sam Neua, just inside North Vietnam after they had to abandon their aircraft that had been hit by an air-to-air missile fired by a MiG-21 on January 14, 1968. Unfortunately Maj. Mercer was badly injured and died in the Clark AB, PI. hospital on 20 January 1968. Four other crewmembers on the EB-66C became POW's. Vietnam Air Losses by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - January 18 A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS at Binh Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Leslie E. Johnson Jr. (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ) rescued the crew members from a C-7A that had crashed off the end of runway 06 at Binh Thuy AB. No other details are known at this time. Maj. Leslie E. Johnson Jr.'s Pedro Log Book from Binh Thuy AB, Vietnam, provided courtesy of his son Leslie E. Johnson III
1967 - January 19 A UH-1F of the 20th HS, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (AG), along with supporting UH-1P gunships, crews unkn, of the 20th HS inserted a MACV SOG recon team. No other details are know at this time. "Secret Green Beret Commandos In Cambodia" by Lt. Col. Fred S. Lindsey, USA (Ret.)
1968 - January 21 A HH-43F, crewed by Maj. W. O. Emrie (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued two ROK troops under fire in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC. Save Form
1968 - January 21 A HH-43F, crewed by Capt. R. L. Mitchell (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued one ROK troop under fire in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC. Save Form
1968 - January 21 A HH-43F, crewed by Maj. Harold Pickering (P), William J. Haugen (CP), Gorden L. Browning (FE), James L. Parks (PJ) and Lonnie Davidson (PJ), rescued 1 wounded USN sailor under fire in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1967 - January 21 A UH-1F of the 20th HS, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (AG), along with supporting UH-1P gunships, crews unkn, of the 20th HS inserted a MACV SOG recon team "RT Auger" into enemy territory. No other details are know at this time. "Secret Green Beret Commandos In Cambodia" by Lt. Col. Fred S. Lindsey, USA (Ret.)
1967 - January 21 A UH-1F of the 20th HS, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (AG), along with supporting UH-1P gunships, crews unkn, of the 20th HS extracted a MACV SOG recon team "RT Auger" from enemy territory along with a captured brand new enemy 122 mm rocket launcher. No other details are know at this time. "Secret Green Beret Commandos In Cambodia" by Lt. Col. Fred S. Lindsey, USA (Ret.)
1968 - January 24 A HH-43B from Det. 13, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. J. W. Christiansen (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ) saved USA troop SP4 J. R. Tyner. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - January 25 A HH-43B, crewed by Capt. George R. Andrews (P), Richard E. Porter (CP), William P. Owens (FE) and John L. Hennessey (PJ), rescued 2 crew members, Capt. P. F. Meg and Lt. Col. J. J. Major, of a USMC O-1 that had gone down in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - January 26 A HH-43B, crewed by Maj. A. J. Fiola (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued 2 foreign military troops, Capt. Ho One Kang and Sgt. Seo Tai Choi and one Vietnamese civilian Mr. Leam (Meo). No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - January 27 A HH-43, crewed by George R. Andrews (P), Michael L. Walker (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued the co-pilot of a F-4C, 1st Lt. B. R. Core (CP), after he and his pilot (P), Maj. R. W. Phillips, ejected from their 37 mm AAA damaged aircraft, over the South China Sea just off the coast from Monkey Mountain, RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - January 27 A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Jerry M. Griggs (P), Joseph H. Bowers (CP), James A. Bowers (FE) and Walter A. White III (PJ), rescued the crew of a F-4C (Call sign "Skate 02"), Maj. Richard W. Phillips (P), and his co-pilot, 1st Lt. B. R. Core (CP), after they ejected from their 37 mm AAA damaged aircraft, over the South China Sea just off the coast from Monkey Mountain, RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - January 27 A HH-43F from Det. 10, 3th ARRS, crewed by Capt. T. D. Precious (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued a wounded USN sailor, PQ3 R. L. Popke, from a patrol river boat in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - January 28 A HH-43, crewed by Price S. Summerhill (P), John V. Lepko (CP), Glenn N. Chafey (FE) and Charles F. Salome (PJ), rescued the crew of a UH-1D that had gone down in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - January 28 A HH-43F, crewed by Capt. C. Burridge (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued one USA troop. No other details are available at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - January 29 A HH-43B from Det. 2, 38th ARRS, Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Capt. Andrew J. M. Archer (P), Bruce Smith (CP), Henry A. Moehrke (MT), Tomas J. Nicholson (FF) and Richard W. Turner (FF), saved the pilot of an F-105D, 1st Lt. R. J. Maxwell, after his aircraft had an engine failure while attempting a take-off from Takhli RTAFB, Thailand. JRCC Save Form
1968 - January 29 A HH-3E from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, crewed by Maj. Richard A. Orsini (P), George W. Greer (CP), Carl L. Warmack (FE), Peter S. Harding (PJ) and Clarence R. Boles (PJ), rescued the pilot of a T-28D (Call sign "Zorro 16"), Capt. Charles W. Brown, after he bailed out of his ground fire damaged aircraft on January 28, 1968 and hid from the enemy overnight. He had come down near a NVA battalion base camp, but was picked up after fighter suppressive fire and a smoke screen were laid down. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - January 30 UH-1 gunships of the 20th HS "Green Hornets" at Ban Me Thuot East, crew's unkn, were scrambled before dawn at the begining of the Tet offensive to fire on suspected enemy mortar concentration. Later that day two gunships drove VC and NVA troops from a stream of refugees and killed six of the enemy as confirmed by FAC's. Before the day was over, the gunships took part in an assault on an estimated two companies of NVA dropping 28 more of the enemy according to FAC's. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1968.pdf
1968 - January 30 A HH-43 from Det. 7, 38th ARRS at Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. George R. Andrews (P), Capt. Richard A. Mayer (CP), SSgt. Evert Handy (FE) and TSgt. John L. Hennessey (PJ), were involved in the rescue of James W. House in RVN. This occurred during a NVA Tet Offensive attack on the base starting around 3:00 am and the Pedro crew was involved for over 2 1/2 hours in several evacuations of wounded, assisting firefighting operations and was even call on by the control tower to use its rotor wash to blow debris and shrapnel off of one of the bases runways so an inbound aircraft could land safely. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - January 31 A HH-43, crewed by Harold Pickering (P), William J. Haugen (CP), Charles H. Herring (FE) and Larry D. Nicholson (PJ), were involved in the rescue of USN sailor, Kenneth W. Quinian, in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - January 31 A HH-43F, crewed by Capt. G. R. Andrews (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), medevac'd a USAF patient. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - January 31 A HH-43F from Det. 6, 8th ARRS, crewed by Maj. James F. Okonek (P), John V. Lepko (CP), Donald S. Kearton II (FE) and Charles F. Salome (PJ), medevac'd 1 USA troop in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - January 31 A HH-43F, crewed by Capt. Charles W. Burridge (P), Robert J. Kavanagh (CP), Glenn N. Chafey (FE) and Roland C. Schmidt (PJ), were involved in a rescue on a USA troop (name unkn) in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - February 01 A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, crewed by Maj. James F. Okonek (P), John V. Lepko (CP), Glenn N. Chafey (FE) and Charles F. Salome (PJ), rescued the crew of a UH-1 (Call sign "Silver Spur 16") that had gone down in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - February 01 A HH-43B, crewed by C. R. Andrews (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), saved a VN seaman. No other details are available at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - February 01 FAC's again called on UH-1 gunships of the 20th HS "Green Hornets" at Ban Me Thuot East to support a friendly force trapped in a schoolhouse by heavy enemy fire. During this mission, the "Green Hornets" received yet another distress call from a friendly tank element pinned down by the enemy in the town of Ban Be Thuot. An estimated company of NVA had occupied a segment of the city. The "Green Hornets" rolled in and left an entire enemy block in flames, thereby relieving much of the pressure on friendly ground forces in the area. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1968.pdf
1968 - February 02 At 0330 hours a 20th HS UH-1 "Green Hornet" gunship element at Ban Me Thuot East was launched to attack observed enemy mortar positions. An enemy position was observed firing and was immediately attacked and destroyed by the gunships. A few minutes later, the flight was advised that an ARVN compound was under heavy attack two miles west of Ban Me Thuot. The flight leader contacted the U. S. Army Advisor in the compound for target identification. There were no flare ships available for illumination and the compound had to be identified by several buildings burning within the perimeter. The enemy had breached the southern defenses and were pouring into the compound. The gunships put their initial fire at 50 meters inside the perimeter and on succeeding passes worked outward to drive the enemy outside the compound. By 0410 hours the gunships had expended their ordnances and the compound was secure. Later that day, the crews were informed by the senior U. S. Advisor that their prompt response and extremely accurate fire, even in almost total darkness had, without a doubt saved the compound from being overrun and destroyed by the enemy. The 155th Helicopter Company at Ban Me Thuot Airstrip reported it was under constant mortar and sniper harassment. Some of their men had been shot off the tops of airplanes while trying to repair them. Two "Green Hornets" sanitized the surrounding area with rockets and mini-gun fire. Also the same day the "Green Hornet" Huey slicks and gunships of the 20th HS and the Army's 155th Helicopter Company assisted elements of the 173rd Airborne Brigade in a combat assault against Hill 491 south of Ban Me Thuot. Still later that day, a ground patrol making a sweep located a group of VC in a plantation. The 20th gunships went into a protective orbit over the area to keep the enemy from escaping. The friendly ground forces moved in and took 66 POW's. The "Green Hornet" slicks carried the POW's out. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1968.pdf
1968 - February 02 A HH-43, crewed by George R. Andrews (P), Michael L. Walker (CP), William P. Owens (FE) and Vincent E. Deets (PJ), were involved in the rescue of Wayne Michalal in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - February 02 A HH-3, crewed by James Platt (P), Williams (CP), Keyes (FE) and Boles (PJ), were involved in the CSAR for crewmembers of a P-2V that went down in Laos. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - February 03 UH-1 gunships of the 20th HS "Green Hornets" at Ban Me Thuot East, RVN, were again scrambled to aid elements of the 173rd in heavy contact with a NVA unit. Receiving heavy ground fire, the "Green Hornets" worked in support of friendly ground forces within 199 meters of where artillery shells were impacting against the NVA contingent. The gunships chalked up six enemy KIA's confirmed by FAC's in that encounter. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1968.pdf
1968 - February 03 A HH-43F from Det. 6, 38th ARRS, crewed by Maj. James F. Okonek (P), John V. Lepko (CP), James B. Reed (FE) and Roland C. Schmidt (PJ), medevac'd two USAF airmen and two USA troops in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - February 03 A HH-43F, crewed by Capt. C. M. Burridge (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), saved two USA troops in RVN. No other details are available at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - February 03 A HH-43B, crewed by Capt. P. L. Mitchell (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), saved eight USAF airmen, Capt. S. C. Budesheim, TSgt. D. R. Malbert, TSgt. R. L. Caldwell, TSgt. M. R. Deez, TSgt. R. J. Couture, MSgt. E. E. Barret, SSgt. J. F. Wilson and SSgt. C N. Breaden. No other details are available at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - February 03 A HH-43F from Det. 1, 38th ARRS, crewed by Maj. James W. Langston (P), Ardven L. Blyther (CP) and Michael Morris (PJ), saved six USAF airmen, SSgt. D. O. McMahon, SSgt. F. B. Vasas, SSgt. T. M. Bowen, SSgt. C. A. Partzel, SSgt. R. J. Hoffman and A1C B. V. Stmmfir, during the evacuation of 1st Comm. Sq. personnel during Tet Offensive. No other details are available at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - February 03 A HH-43B from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Eugene H. Boortz (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FF) and unkn (FF) layed down a foam path to check for survivors in a burning C-130. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - February 04 UH-1 gunships of the 20th HS "Green Hornets", crew's unkn, in the evening, came to the aid of friendly tanks that were pinned down by 57 mm recoilless rifles and 50 cal. machine guns. Although some of the aircraft sustained battle damage and five aircrew members were wounded, the "Green Hornets" courageously carried on without the loss of a single aircraft or man. Other UH-1F's of the 20th HS brought in ammunition, supplies, evacuated wounded and transported 140 POW's. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1968.pdf
1968 - February 04 A HH-43B crewed by Maj. B. E. Zosden (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), saved USAF airman, A1C G. H. Presry. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - February 04 A HH-43B from Det. 13, 38th ARRS, crewed by Maj. B. E. Cowden (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), Medevac'd C. B. Pressy who had been injured in a jeep accident. No other details are available at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - February 04 Two CH-3E's of the 20th HS "Pony Express", crew's unkn, along with four other friendly helicopters successfully infiltrated a company sized assault force into southern Laos for the purpose of disrupting road traffic and to take prisoners if possible. No other details are know at this time. See next entry. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1968.pdf
1968 - February 05 Two CH-3E's of the 20th HS "Pony Express", crew's unkn, along with four other friendly helicopters returned to exfiltrate a company sized assault force that they had inserted the day before into southern Laos for the purpose of disrupting road traffic and to take prisoners if possible. The assault force had come under attack during the night and as the first CH-3E came under intense ground fire but was able to land and recover 16 troops. As the second CH-3E received six hits on approach to landing and was forced to abort the attempted pickup. The majority of the assault team were later recovered by other friendly helicopters after they had moved to a less hostile LZ. No other details are know at this time. See previous entry. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1968.pdf
1968 - February 05 A HH-43B from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, crewed by Armand J. Fiola (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), saved five Vietnamese civilians when they evacuated the Mayor's family during the Tet Offensive. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - February 05 A HH-43 #62-4560 was damaged in RVN, it was repaired and returned to service. No other details are known at this time. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1962.html
1968 - February 05 UH-1 helicopters from the 20th HS, crew's unkn, extracted MACV SOG recon team "RT Shovel" while under fire. All members of the team had been wounded. No other details are known at this time. "Secret Green Beret Commandos In Cambodia" by Lt. Col. Fred S. Lindsey, USA (Ret.)
1968 - February 06 A HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 30"), crewed by Capt. Charles R. Dunn (P), Edward W. Hutchison (CP), Duane I. Breland (FE) and Douglas J. McGill (PJ), were involved in save of three ARVN troops in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - February 07 HH-43 #62-4525 (Call sign "Pedro 56") from Det. 9, 38th ARRS at Pleiku AB, RVN and crewed by Capt. Francis B. Gilligan (P), Maj. Lester M. Jiggens (CP), Sgt. Jose Gene Abara (FE) and Sgt. Davis R. Berrio (PJ) was on a night hoist rescue mission of a wounded crewmember of a downed Army helicopter, about 28 mile NNW of Pleiku AB, RVN, near Kontum when it was hit by .50 cal. machine gun fire, caught fire and crashed. Sgt. Abara died in the crash and the rest of the crew was rescued after about three hours by a hoist equipped U. S. Army UH-1 "Dust Off" helicopter. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/38th_Rescue_Squadron
1968 - February 07 A HH-43B from Det. 13, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. John W. Christianson (P), Robert N. Bowers (CP), Charles R. Bulinda (FE) and Delmer R. Smith (MT), was involved in the medevac of 4 USA troops in contact in RVN. Capt. Christianson was awarded the DFC for his actions during this mission. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - February 08 A HH-53B, crewed by James R. Miears (P), Aharon Aharonian (CP), Junior Cazares (FE), Thomas Devine (PJ) and David A. Kratz (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-4D, Capt. T. K. Dorsett (P), after he and his co-pilot, Capt. J. A. Corder (CP), ejected from their ground fire damaged aircraft in Laos, about 30 miles west of Sam Neua. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - February 08 A HH-53B, crewed by Capt. Alfred C. Montrem (P), Robert E. Ruddick (CP), Gene A. Dellers (FE), James J. Rogers (PJ) and Dennis O'Connor (PJ), rescued the co-pilot of a F-4D, Capt. J. A. Corder (CP), after he and his pilot, Capt. T. K. Dorsett (P), ejected from their ground fire damaged aircraft in Laos, about 30 miles west of Sam Neua. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - February 12 UH-1 helicopters from the 20th HS, crew's unkn, extracted MACV SOG recon team that was deep in enemy territory and in a fire fight with superior force of enemy troops. No other details are known at this time. "Secret Green Beret Commandos In Cambodia" by Lt. Col. Fred S. Lindsey, USA (Ret.)
1968 - February 14 A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS at Binh Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Laurence W. Conover (P), Lesile E. Johnson (CP), Kenneth H. Hogen (FE) and Larry D. Nicholson (PJ), rescued four crew members, W/O-1 R. Levy, 1st Lt. R. E. Starr, CE M. W. Hoover, MC G. Robinson and passenger, PFC W. L. Koonce, from a downed USA UH-1B in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - February 15 A HH-43 from Det. 13, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. John W. Christianson (P), 1st Lt. Jack F. Brannan (CP), Jessie L. Herrell (FE) and James E. DeGraw (MT), was involved in the medevac of 4 USA troops in contact in RVN. Capt. Christianson was awarded the DFC for his actions during this mission. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - February 15 A HH-43F, crewed by Capt. Laurence W. Conover (P), Leslie E. Johnson (CP), Kenneth H. Hogen (FE) and Larry D. Nicholson, from Det. 10, 38th ARRS rescued the pilot of a F-100D, Capt. John K. Lewis (P), after he had ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft close to Binh Thuy AB, RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - February 15 A HH-43B from Det. 13, 38th ARRS, crewed by Maj. B. E. Cowden (P), Robert N. Bowers (CP), Otis Graham (FE) and Noel S. Davidson (PJ), saved two USA soldier in contact in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - February 17 A HH-3, crewed by Harry W. Walker (P), Ronald McKinly (CP), Jarvis E. Peele (FE), Peter S. Harding (PJ) and Jules C. Smith (PJ), were involved in a CSAR for a USN OP-2E that went down in Laos. All crewmembers on the OP-2E, Cdr. Glen Miller Hayden, Lt. Curtis Frank Thurman, Lt (jg) James Stephen Kravitz, Ens. James Charles Wonn, ATN1 Paul Nicholas Donato, AO2 Clayborn Willis Ashby, AN Frank Arthur Dawson and AN James Edward Martin were KIA. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - February 18 A HH-53B, crewed by Maj. John V. Allison (P), Leone S. Russo (CP), John B. Mahoney (FE), Albert W. Foster (PJ) and Jack B. Hoover (PJ), rescued the crew of a F-105F, Maj. M. S. Muskat (P) and Capt. K. Stouder, after they ejected from their AAA damaged aircraft a few miles west of Udorn RTAFB, Thailand. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson
1968 - February 19 A UH-1F of the 20th HS "Green Hornets", crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (AG), was shot down while attempting to rescue a team. Special Forces SSgt. Fred W. Zabitosky, though badly wounded, rescued the co-pilot, earning him the Medal of Honor. No other details are know at this time. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1967.pdf
1968 - February 20 A HH-3E, crewed by Capt. Standley A. McGhan (P), Stuart H. Hoag (CP), Elmer L. Holden (FE), Angus C. McDougall (PJ) and Douglas J. McGill (PJ), rescued the crew of an F-4C, Capt. Paul. A. Brandt and 1st Lt. Paul J. Seiler, after they ejected from their ground fire damaged aircraft in the A Shau Valley, on February 19, 1968, about 10 miles south east of Khe Sanh, RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - February 21 UH-1 helicopters from the 20th HS, crew's unkn, supported a large "Bright Light and recon team effort to find American civilians who had been taken prisoner by the Viet Cong two week earlier from Ban Me Thout during the Tet offensive. No other details are known at this time. "Secret Green Beret Commandos In Cambodia" by Lt. Col. Fred S. Lindsey, USA (Ret.)
1968 - February 22 A HH-3E of the 37th ARRS, crewed by Capt. John B. McTasney (P), John I. Patterson (CP), Odell Carter (FE) and Ricky D. Hindman (PJ), evacuated eleven litter and four ambulatory USMC troops from the Dong Ha Hospital to Da Nang AB, RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - February 22 A HH-3E of the 37th ARRS, crewed by Maj. John W. Robey (P), Kenneth D. Caughron (CP), Elmer L. Holden (FE) and Michael B. Gallasch (PJ), extracted a seven man USMC ground team with one wounded and took them to Kham Duc, RVN. Maj. Robey was awarded the Silver Star for his actions during this mission. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - February 22 A HH-3E of the 37th ARRS, crewed by Capt. William E. Brennan (P), William B. Byrd Jr. (CP), Robert H. Baldwin(FE) and Donald K. Claudius (PJ), medevac'd four litter and six ambulatory patients. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - February 22 A HH-3E of the 37th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Thomas E. Bair (P), Frank Cardile (CP), Windell L. Stumbaugh(FE) and Peter J. Ganun (PJ), medevac'd five litter and five ambulatory patients. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - February 23 A HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 04") of the 37th ARRS, crewed by Capt. John B. McTasney (P), John I. Patterson (CP), Odell Carter (FE) and Ricky D. Hindman (PJ), rescued the crew of a USMC A-6, Lawrence E. Pabin (P) and Roderick V. Smith, from the South China Sea after they ejected when they had a mid-air collision with a USMC F-8E during night landing operations. The F-8E pilot, Capt. George Lawrence Hubler was KIA. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - February 25 A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, crewed by Capt. William E. Brennan (P), Jerry D. Clearman (CP), James A. Bowers (FE), Vincent E. Deets (PJ) and Peter J. Ganun (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-100D (Call sign "Icon 01"), Capt. Bernard E. Flanagan, after he had ejected from his 37 mm AAA fire damaged aircraft near Saravan, Laos. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - February 26 A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Thomas D. Precious (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued two USA troops, L. Hudspeth and R. Thacker, from a downed USA UH-1D helicopter. No other details are known at this time. & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - February 27/28 Several HH-3E (Call signs "Jolly Green's 10, 25, 20, 37") in several sorties, rescued several crewmembers that had bailed out of a USN OP-2V (Call sign "Sophomore 50") that had been hit by 37 mm AAA fire a few miles south of the Ban Laboy Ford in Laos. OP-2V crewmembers rescued where Lt. Bernie Walsh, Ens. H. G. Wells, ADR3 George C. Wing, Lt. R. E. Jacobs, ADR3 A. G. Zdebski, AD2 R. Gonzales and ATN2 R. L. Arntsen, one crewmember PO2 John Francis Hartzheim was KIA when the 37 mm AAA round hit the aircraft. There were 31 "Jolly Green" crewmembers who flew on the "Sophomore 50" rescue mission Lt. Col. Royal Brown, Maj. Dean Williams, Maj. Milton Washington, Maj. Paul Regan, Maj. Dale Oderman, Maj. Ed. Russell, Maj. Fred Faust, Maj. Bill Johnson, Maj. Fred Donohue, Capt. Harry Walker, Capt. Henry Conant, Capt. George Greer, Capt. James Oliver, 1st Lt. James Platt, 1st Lt. Leon Russo, Maj. Joe B. Green (P), Stuart H. Hoag (CP), TSgt Al Parker (FE), SSgt. Ray Price (FE), SSgt Carl Warmack (FE), SSgt Coy Calhoon (FE) SSgt. Harvey Keyes (FE), SSgt Jack Hartman (FE), Sgt. Narcisco Otero (FE), Sgt. Mickey Berry (FE), Paul D. Kreider (FE), MSgt. Clarence Bowles (PJ), Sgt. Jack Hoover (PJ), Sgt. Don Johnson (PJ), Sgt. Peter Harding (PJ), Sgt. Mike Fraboni (PJ), Sgt. Jules Smith (PJ), Sgt. Pat Allaire (PJ), Michael L. Walker (PJ) and Sgt. Joe Duffy (PJ). "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - February 28 A HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 36") from Det. 1, 37th ARRS at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by Maj. Dale Oderman (P), Capt. George Greer (CP), Sgt. Mickey Berry (FE) and Sgt. Joseph Duffy (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Bear 01"), Capt. Gene I. Basel, after he had ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft in Laos near Ban San. Sgt. Duffy was sent down the hoist and after 20 min. (working from the hoist), was able to secure the unconscious Capt. Basel, who was still hanging from his parachute 75 feet in the air, to the hoist and they were both hoisted aboard. This was credited as the 1,000th combat save by ARRS since 1964. "Jolly Green 17", crew unkn, was the 'high bird' on this mission. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - February 28 With the rescue of Capt. Gene I. Basel (see the previous entry) from Laos, the ARRS made their 1,000th combat save since 1964. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/37th_Aerospace_Rescue_and_Recovery_Squadron#Operations_and_losses
1968 - February 29 A HH-43B from Det. 3, 38th ARRS, crewed by1st Lt. John Bland Jr. (P), Clarence L. Hansell (CP), George W. Tefferteller Jr. (FE) and James M. Payne (MT), saved the pilot, Lt. Col. C. D. Smith of a F-4D. His aircraft had been hit by 14.5 mm AAA fire while attacking a target near the village of Ban Topen, about 30 miles west of the DMZ and he was able to fly it back to Ubon RTAFB, Thailand where the aircraft crashed while attempting to land and he and his WSO ejected. The WSO, 1st Lt. Francis Murtaugh Driscoll, was KIA when his chute failed to deploy properly following ejection. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - March 01 A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS at Binh Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Laurence W. Conover (P), Capt. Leslie E. Johnson Jr. (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued three USN sailors, E-3 J. A. Berry, Lt. R. G. Agodbehere and E-3 H. W. Sherman, (one was badly wounded and the other two had leg wounds) from a patrol boat in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form & Maj. Leslie E. Johnson Jr.'s Pedro Log Book from Binh Thuy AB, Vietnam, provided courtesy of his son Leslie E. Johnson III
1968 - March 01 A HH-43B from Det. 11, 38th ARRS, crewed by Lt. Col. J. L. Fagner (P), Robert E. Dely (CP), Kozlowski (PJ), Robert A. McAllister (PJ) and Phelps (PJ), attempted to rescue the two man crew of a VNAF O-1G in RVN, however both crew members were KIA in the crash of their aircraft. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - March 02 A HH-43F, crewed by Capt. Laurence W. Conover (P), Capt. Lesile E. Johnson (CP), Archelaus Whitehead (FE) and Larry D. Nicholson (PJ), rescued a wounded popular forces civilian, D. E. Due Dong Hong, in RVN. He had a bad head wound and they delivered him to a soccer field in Can Tho where an ambulance took him to a hospital. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form & Maj. Leslie E. Johnson Jr.'s Pedro Log Book from Binh Thuy AB, Vietnam, provided courtesy of his son Leslie E. Johnson III
1968 - March 05 A HH-43B from Det. 13, 38th ARRS, crewed by Maj. Bert E. Cowden (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), medevac'd one Vietnamese, one year old, child. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - March 06 A HH-3E, crewed by Maj. Billy J. Wingfield (P), Stuart H. Hoag (CP), Dennis M. Richardson (FE), Angus C. McDougall (PJ) and Michael B. Gallasch (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-105D, Capt. Frank E. Peck, after he was badly injured when he ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft in Laos near Ban Vangthon, Laos. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - March 06 A HH-3E, crewed by Dale L. Oderman (P), Paul M. Reagan (CP), Narcisco A. Otero (FE), Randy S. McComb (PJ) and Michael R. Fraboni (PJ), rescued the crew of a EB-66E, Marler and 2 others, after they ejected on March 05, 1968 over Thailand, when their aircraft had an engine failure. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - March 06 A HH-3E from Det. 1, 37th ARRS, crewed by Maj. Richard A. Orsins (P), David E. Holt (CP), Bernard W. Grau (FE) and Michael R. Fraboni (PJ), rescued the pilot, William K. Lewark, of an EB-66E (Call sign "Baffle 02A"), after he ejected on March 05, 1968 over Thailand, when their aircraft had an engine failure. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - March 06 A HH-43F, crewed by Maj. Keaver Holley III (P), Jon C. Long (CP), James B. Reed (FE) and Jerry R. Staley (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-100D, 1st. Lt. William V. Tomlinson, after he ejected when his aircraft was hit on approach to Bien Hoa AB, RVN, about 1 mile east of the base perimeter fence. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - March 06 A HH-3E, crewed by Capt. F. H. Otte (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), unkn (PJ) and unkn (PJ), rescued two USMC troops from a downed USMC CH-46. JRCC Save Form
1968 - March 06 A HH-3E, crewed by Capt. S. A. Mogham (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), unkn (PJ) and unkn (PJ), rescued two USMC troops from a downed USMC CH-46. JRCC Save Form
1968 - March 06 A HH-43, crewed by Laurence W. Conover (P), Albert Tollefsen (CP), Harold D. Cooper (FE) and Lonnie N. Davidson (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-100D, Capt. C. Dale Sissell, after he ejected when his aircraft was hit by ground fire about 6 miles east Quan Long, RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - March 06 A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Thomas D. Precious (P), Roland E. Speckman (CP), Harold D. Cooper (FE) and John C. Wilkins (PJ), were involved in a rescue of a USN sailor, GMG3 Ronald R. Schwinkendarf, from a patrol river boat in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - March 06 A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, crewed by Maj. Arthur J. Anderson (P), Edward W. Hutchinson (CP), Robert H. Baldwin (FE) and Charles P. Vogeley (PJ), attempted to rescue any survivors of a downed USMC CH-46 helicopter (Call sign "Leopard Skin") in RVN. The PJ spent 20 minutes on the ground searching for any survivors, however none were found. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - March 08 A HH-3E, crewed by Maj. John W. Robey (P), Kenneth D. Caughron (CP), Elmer L. Holden (FE), Michael B. Gallasch (PJ) and Michael L. Walker (PJ), rescued three Special Forces troops and one foreign troop in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - March 08 A HH-3E, crewed by 1st Lt. J. D. Brisco (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), unkn (PJ) and unkn (PJ), rescued eight civilians in RNV. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - March 10 A HH-3F, crewed by Capt. Laurence W. Conover (P), Albert E. Tollefsen (CP), Harold D. Cooper (FE) and Lonnie N. Davidson (PJ), rescued USN sailor, F/N Danny R. VanDerGrill, in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - March 10 A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS from Binh Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. James Okonek (P), Capt. Leslie E. Johnson (CP), Archelaus Whitehead (FE) and Larry D. Nicholson (PJ), were involved in a night medevac of GCG2 J. C. Kline in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form & Maj. Leslie E. Johnson Jr.'s Pedro Log Book from Binh Thuy AB, Vietnam, provided courtesy of his son Leslie E. Johnson III
1968 - March 10 Two HH-3E's one crewed by Maj. G. C. Haynes (P) unkn (CP), unkn (FE), unkn (PJ) and unkn (PJ), the other crewed by Maj. D. L. Oderman (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), unkn (PJ) and unkn (PJ), rescued 62 indigenous civilians, along with a HH-53B crewed by Capt. R. L. Cayler (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), unkn (PJ) and unkn (PJ), rescued another 65 indigenous civilians and one USAF non-crew member. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - March 10 A HH-43B from Det. 11, 38th ARRS, crewed by Lt. Col. J. L. Fagner (P), Robert E. Dely (CP), Donald L. Soden (FE) and Kozlowski (PJ), medevac'd a triple amputee, J. M. Cleland. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - March 11 A HH-3E, crewed by Haynes (P), Yuhas (CP), Grau (FE), Fraboni (PJ) and Randy McComb (PJ), were involved in a rescue of troops in contact in Laos. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - March 11 A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS at Binh Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. James F. Okonek (P), Capt. Leslie E. Johnson (CP), Archelaus Whitehead Jr. (FE) and Larry D. Nicholson (PJ), rescued two USN sailors, F/N R. A. Wenze and F/N D. G. Pfau, at night from a moving river patrol boat in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form & JRCC Save Form & Maj. Leslie E. Johnson Jr.'s Pedro Log Book from Binh Thuy AB, Vietnam, provided courtesy of his son Leslie E. Johnson III
1968 - March 11 A HH-53, crewed by Russell Cayler (P), Joe Panza (CP), unkn (FE) and James Rogers (PJ), were involved in a rescue of Jack Starling in Laos. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - March 12 A HH-43B, crewed by Capt. George R. Andrews (P), Richard A. Mayer (CP), Daniel M. Palmer (FE) and Steve M. Northen (PJ), rescued the pilot of a USN F-8E, Lt. Jerry A. Weber, after he ejected when his aircraft hit trees during a deteriorating weather approach to Da Nang AB, RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - March 12 A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, crewed by Maj. James F. Okonek (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), were involved in a save of G. Hacker and C. Raney. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form & JRCC Save Form
1968 - March 12 A HH-43 from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, crewed by Maj. James F. Okonek (P), Albert E. Tollefsen (CP), Harold D. Cooper (FE) and Lonnie N. Davidson (PJ), were involved in a rescue of Seaman Xuan from the USCG Cutter Winona in South China Sea. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - March 13 A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, crewed by Thomas D. Precious (P), Leslie E. Johnson (CP), Archelaus Whitehead Jr. (FE) and Larry D. Nicholson (PJ), were involved in a rescued of Terry Hill from a patrol river boat in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - March 13 A HH-3E, crewed by Capt. Charles R. Dunn (P), Richard C. Yeend (CP), Gorden T. Greever (FE) and Ricky D. Hindman (PJ), rescued the pilot of a USN A-4E, Lt. Robert E. Curtis, after he ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft in Laos about 20 miles west of Khe Sanh. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - March 14 A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, crewed by Maj. Joe B. Green (P), Charles R. Klinkert (CP), Windell L. Stumbaugh (FE) and Angus C. McDougall (PJ), rescued R. L. Green, G. W. Hubbell and 2 USMC troops from a UH-1B that went down in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - March 14 HH-3E #67-14709 (Call sign "Jolly Green 22") (now on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force) crewed by Maj. Stuart Hoag (P), Lt. Col. Gerald Lowe (CP), Sgt. Dennis M. Richardson (FE), Sgt. James Locker (PJ), rescued the pilot of a USMC F-4D, Maj. Gary L. Tresemer, after he ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft about 15 SW of Hue, RVN. The F-4D navigator, 1st Lt. James Edward Hamm was KIA. Eventually, all four crew members were awarded the Air Force Cross for their actions during this mission. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=17539
1968 - March 14 A HH-43B crewed by Maj. Herbert G. Gates (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), saved USA MACV troop, Capt. G. Hacker and USCG seaman E-3 V. Kelley. No other details are available at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - March 14 A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Paul D. Ashley (P), Frank Cardile (CP), William L. Carroll(FE), Steve M. Northern (PJ) and Michael J. Lyons (AP), attempted the rescue of the pilot, Maj. Gary L. Tresemer, of a F-4D (Call sign "Gunfighter 04") after he and his WSO, 1st Lt. James Edward Hamm, ejected from their ground fire damaged aircraft about 15 miles southwest of Hue, RVN. The HH-3E was driven off the attempts by enemy fire which resulted in a fire on the HH-3E. Maj. Tresemer was rescued by a UH-1 helicopter, Lt. Hamm was KIA. No other details are available at this time. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - March 15 A HH-3E, crewed by Maj. Billy J. Wingfield (P), Edward W. Hutchison (CP), John Enriquez (FE) Walter White (PJ) and Donald J. Boushelle (PJ), rescued the crew of a F-4C, Capt. Richard C. Fairlamb and 1st Lt. Paul E. Hubler, after they ejected from their ground fire damaged aircraft in Laos about 80 miles west of Da Nang AB, RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - March 16 A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Jerry M. Griggs (P), Don W. Wiegard (CP), Herbert H. Honer (FE) and Roger A. Klenovich (PJ), rescued the pilot of a USMC F-8E (Call sign "Ringneck 519"), Capt. Gary L. Post, after he ejected from his 50 cal. machine gun fire damaged aircraft over the South China Sea off the coast of the DMZ. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - March 17 A HH-3E, crewed by Maj. Arthur J. Anderson (P), Richard C. Yeend (CP), Elmer L. Holden (FE) and Vincent E. Deets (PJ), made a water landing to rescue the pilot of a F-4D (Call sign "Luna 01 Alpha"), Maj. Paul D. Lambrides (P) and 1st Lt. J. L. Tavenner (CP), after they ejected from their automatic weapons fire damaged aircraft over the South China Sea off the coast of NVN a few miles north of the DMZ. The co-pilot, Lt. Tavenner was rescued by a USN SH-3 helicopter. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - March 17 A HH-43B, crewed by Maj. Jerry D. Stroh (P), Petter W. Gissing (CP), Wilber L. Jeffcoat Jr. (FE) and Richard H. Garlie (PJ), medevac'd USN seaman, Vincent Kelly, after he was bit by a snake in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - March 18 The 40th ARRSq. was activated at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand and assumed control over the six HH-53B's located there and at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand. Lt. Col. Jim Dixon was assigned as its commander. "On a Steel Horse I Ride" by Darrel D. Whitcomb
1968 - March 18 A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, crewed by Maj. Joe B. Green (P), Gerald B. Low (CP), Robert H. Baldwin (FE), Steve M. Northern (PJ), and Michael L. Walker (PJ), rescued the rear seater of a F-100F, Capt. Brian R. Williams, after he ejected from his AAA damaged aircraft a few miles north of the Ban Karai Pass. The front seater, Capt. Howard Keith Williams was KIA. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - March 18 A HH-43B crewed by Maj. W. C. Emrie (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued a wounded ROK troop, Crpl. Ange Kun Crop, in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - March 18 A HH-53B from Det. 2, 37th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Carl W. Oliver (P), Aharon Aharonian (CP), John W. Moye Jr. (FE), Howard T. Favour (PJ), and Lawrence R. Zettervall (PJ), rescued the pilot of a A-1H (Call sign "Firefly 15"), Capt. Edward W. Leonard, after he made a force landing of his automatic weapons damaged aircraft about 25 miles NE of Udorn RTAFB, Thailand. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - March 19 A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS at Binh Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Thomas D. Precious (P), Capt. Leslie E. Johnson (CP), Archelaus Whitehead Jr. (FE) and Lonnie N. Davidson (PJ), were involved in a rescue of Cleve A. Bradley from a LST in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & Maj. Leslie E. Johnson Jr.'s Pedro Log Book from Binh Thuy AB, Vietnam, provided courtesy of his son Leslie E. Johnson III
1968 - March 20 A HH-43, crewed by Charles W. Burridge (P), Andrew E. Kralj (CP), James P. Baldwin (FE) and Charles R. Ingulli (PJ), were involved in the attempted rescue of the crew of a O-1G, Maj. Louis C. Zucker (P) and Capt. Bruce A. Couilard (CP) who had been shot down near the village of Xom Rach Bap, 20 miles NW of Bien Hoa. Both O-1G crewmembers were KIA. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - March 21 The 40th ARRS organized at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand with HH-3E's, HH-53B's & HH-53C's. http://udornrtafb.tripod.com/id58.html
1968 - March 21 A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Jerry M. Griggs (P), William B. Byrd (CP), Robert Q. Rector (FE) and Robert D. Baker (PJ), landed in the water and rescued the pilot of a USMC A-4E, Major John A. Herber, after he ejected from his damaged aircraft near Hoi An, south of Da Nang AB, RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - March 21 A HH-43B from Det. 13, 38th ARRS, crewed by Maj. Bert E. Cowden (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), saved one Vietnamese woman. No other details are available at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - March 22 UH-1F/P helicopters of the 20th HS, crew's unkn, extracted an Omega recon team that was in a fire fight with enemy forces, one America on the team had been killed. No other details are known at this time. "Secret Green Beret Commandos In Cambodia" by Lt. Col. Fred S. Lindsey, USA (Ret.)
1968 - March 23 A HH-3E, crewed by Gerald C. Haynes (P), Milton S. Washington (CP), Carl L. Warmack (FE) and J. T. Lombard (PJ), were involved in a rescued in Thailand. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - March 23 A HH-43F, crewed by Capt. Laurence W. Conover (P), Roland Speckman (CP), Gordon L. Browning (FE) and Larry D. Nicholson (PJ), rescued USN troops in contact, Lt. Retz and Seaman L. C. Schiote, from a river patrol boat in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - March 23 A HH-43B from Det. 14, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Paul D. McComb (P), Robert B. Vaugn (CP), Gerald J. Wiersma (FE) and Charles M. Barnett (MT) rescued three USA troops, WO2 J. Charpentier, WO1 Majors and SP Chandler, from a downed USA U-1A. No other details are available at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - March 24 A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, crewed by Maj. James F. Okonek (P), Albert E. Tollefsen (CP), Harold D. Cooper (FE) and Larry D. Nicholson (PJ), were involved in a rescued of two USN sailors and two ARVN troops in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - March 25 A HH-43B from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, crewed by Maj. William L. Cline (P), Michael L. Walker (CP), Evert E. Handy (PJ), David A. Helton (FF) and Vincent E. Deets (FF), attempted the rescue of the crew, Capt. Richard Whan Hopper (P) and Maj. Donald Lyle McHugo (CP) from their B-57B (Call sign "Yellow Bird 16) when it crashed attempting a single engine landing at Da Nang AB, RVN. The B-57B had been hit by enemy ground fire while attacking a ford at Ban Te Bang in southern Laos, about 20 miles southwest of the A Shau Valley in RVN, knocking out one engine and they flew to Da Nang AB, RVN where they crashed, killing both crew members. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - March 26 A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, crewed by Maj. Joe B. Green (P), Charles R. Kinkert (CP), Elmer L. Holden (FE), Peter J. Ganun (PJ), and Rodger A. Klenovich (PJ), were involved in the rescued of 2 USMC troops, 1st Lt. Ruck and 2nd Lt. B. T. Stevenson, from a USN CH-34 that had gone down in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - March 27 A HH-43B from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Eugene H. Boortz (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), were involved in a rescued of two USN sailors, Glen Rosher and James McDaniel and two ARVN troops from an overturned search and rescue boat in Cam Ranh Bay, RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - March 27 UH-1F/P helicopters of the 20th HS, crew's unkn, supported MACV SOG recon team "RT Shovel". No other details are known at this time. "Secret Green Beret Commandos In Cambodia" by Lt. Col. Fred S. Lindsey, USA (Ret.)
1968 - March 28 A HH-43B from Det. 1, 38th ARRS, crewed by 1st Lt. D. W. Barksdale (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FF) and unkn (FF) medevac'd two Vietnamese, Nguyen Than Ro and Huynh Cong. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - March 29 A HH-3E, crewed by Joe B. Green (P), Frank Cardile (CP), Robert Q. Rector (FE) and Donald J. Boushelle (PJ), were involved in the rescued from a CH-46 that had gone down in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - March 29 A HH-3E, crewed by Jerry M. Griggs (P), William B. Byrd (CP), Arthur T. Brand (FE) and Roger Klenovich (PJ), were involved in the rescued from a UH-1B that had gone down in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - March 29 A HH-3E, crewed by Stuart H. Hoag (P), Jerry D. Clearman (CP), Duane I. Breland (FE) and Walter White (PJ), were involved in the rescued from a CH-46 that had gone down in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - March 29 A HH-3E, crewed by James H. Platt (P), Louis D. Yuhas (CP), Micke D. Berry (FE), Charles D. King (PJ) and Patrick F. Allaire (PJ), rescued the crew of a O-2A, Lt. Col. H. C. Johnson (P) and Maj. J. T. Doran (CP), after they bailed out of their ground fire damaged aircraft in Laos, about 45 miles from Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - March 30 A HH-53, crewed by Alfred C. Montrem (P), John W. Lawrence (CP), Robert T. Winblad (FE), Howard T. Favour (PJ) and Wayne L. Fiske (PJ), rescued the co-pilot of a F-111A, Capt. Joseph W. Hodges (CP), after he and his pilot, Maj. Alexander A. Marquarndt (P), used the ejection module to escape their out of control aircraft over Thailand. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - March 30 A HH-3E, crewed by Maj. W. Olderman (P), McKinley (CP), Hannegan (FE) and Clarence Boles (PJ), rescued the crew of a F-111A, Maj. Alexander A. Marquandt (P) and Capt. Joseph W. Hodges (CP), after they ejected using the ejection module to escape their out of control aircraft over Thailand. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - March 30 CH-3E #66-13294 (Call sign "Dusty 51") of the 21st SOS crewed by Richard D. Bryant (P), Schernerhorn (CP), Jeffery Zimm (FE), Thomas Bullington (FE) and Johnnie Carrett (FE) was hit by ground fire while on a sensor drop mission and forced to land in Laos. The entire crew of CH-3E #66-13294 was rescued by another helicopter on this mission. http://www.jollygreen.org/jltnc.htm
1968 - March 30 Four HH-3E's from the 37th ARRS were involved in a mission to recover 14 crewmen from six USMC helicopter downed by hostile fire in the A Shau Valley, Vietnam. Despite friendly support from A-1E, AH-1 and UH-1 gunships and A-37's the HH-3E's were under constant enemy fire during the rescue. Leading the HH-3E's, in HH-3E #65-12782 (Call sign �Jolly Green 10�), crewed by Major Joe B. Green (P) Frank Cardile (CP), Robert Q. Rector (FE) and Donald J. Boushelle (PJ), picked up four of the surviving Marines from a CH-46 (Call sign "Space 01") on his third approach. A second HH-3E #65-12780 (Call sign "Jolly Green 07"), crewed by Maj. Jerry M. Griggs (P), William B. Byrd (PJ), Arthur T. Brand (PJ) and Roger A. Klenovich (PJ), picked up four more from a UH-1B (Call sign "Scarface 08"), and a third HH-3E, crewed by Maj. Stuart H. Hoag (P), Jerry D. Clearman (CP), Duane I. Beland (FE) and Walter A. White III (PJ), picked up the remaining six marines from the CH-46 (Call sign "Space 01"). Majors Green and Maj. Griggs later received the Air Force Cross as a result of their actions. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form & http://www.afsoc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070906-042.pdf
1968 - March 31 A HH-3E from Det. 1. 40th ARRS, crewed by Capt. James E. Oliver (P), George W. Greer (CP), Bernard W. Grau (FE) and Peter S. Harding (PJ), were involved in the rescued of USA troop, Iddis Hickox, in Thailand. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - May 31 A HH-43B from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, crewed by Maj. Jerry D. Stroh (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), unkn (PJ), medevac'd Vincent Kelly in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - April 01 A HH-43B from Det. 11, 38th ARRS, crewed by Lt. Col. J. L. Fagner (P), Robert E. Dely (CP), Robert A. McAllister (PJ), Kozlowski (PJ) and Phelps (PJ) attempted the rescue of two crew members of an O-1G, in RVN, however they were both KIA when their aircraft crashed. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - April 01 A HH-3E from Det 1, 40th ARRS, crewed by Carl D. Oliver (P), George W. Greer (CP), Bernard W. Grau (FE) and Peter S. Harding (PJ) rescued two crew members, Maj. Gerald T. Dwyer (P) and TSgt. B. C. Cote (Observer) from a O-2A (Call sign "Nail 55") after it was battle damaged over southern Laos and the crew bailed out after flying back to within 25 miles southwest of Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & JRCC Save Form
1968 - April 03 Three U.S. Coast Guard 'exchange' helicopter pilots arrived at Da Nang AB, RVN for assignment with the 37th ARRS. They were Lt. Cmdr. Lonnie Mixon, Lt. Jack Rittichier and Lt. Lance Eagan. http://uscgaviationhistory.aopero.org/images/U.S.%20Coast%20Guard%20Aviation%20in%20Vietnam.pdf
1968 - April 03 A HH-43B from Det. 13, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. R. I. Pass (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), medevac'd one Vietnamese civilian. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - April 03 A UH-1F of the 20th HS "Green Hornets", crewed by Maj. Norman F. Eldridge (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (AG), rescued a beleaguered reconnaissance team in the dark, using a rope ladder to bring them aboard, from the LZ located about 15 miles south west of Ban Me Thuot, RVN. No other details are know at this time. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1967.pdf
1968 - April 04 A HH-43B, from Det. 13, 38th ARRS, crewed by Maj. Bert E. Cowden (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (PJ) medevac'd M. N. Musgran. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - April 04 A HH-43B from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, crewed by Maj. Jerry D. Strohander (P), Peter W. Gissing (CP), David A. Bryant (FE) and Richard H. Garlie (PJ) medevac'd Thu Nhi Han. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - April 05 A HH-43B from Det 13. 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. J. W. Christianson (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ) medevac'd a Vietnamese child. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - April 05 A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, crewed by Capt. John D. Oliver (P), John R. Robey (CP), Robert Q. Rector (FE) and Steve M. Northern (PJ) made a water landing to rescued F-4C (Call sign "Hammer O2 Bravo") WSO, Maj. J. G. Kondracki, by making a water landing in the South China Sea to pick him up after he and his pilot, Capt. George L. Butler, ejected from their aircraft due to fuel starvation. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & JRCC Save Form
1968 - April 05 A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, crewed by Maj. Arthur J. Anderson (P), Richard C. Yeend (CP), Arthur T. Brand (FE) and Douglas J. McGill (PJ) rescued the pilot of a F-4C (Call sign "Hammer O2 Alpha"), Capt. George L. Butler, by hoisting him from the South China Sea after he and his WSO, Maj. J. G. Kondracki, ejected from their aircraft due to fuel starvation. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & JRCC Save Form
1967 - April 05 A HH-43B from Det. 3, 38th ARRS, crewed by Maj. Glenn M. Marks (P), Clarence L. Hansell (CP), Usama Rasheed (MT), Donald Jowers (FF) and Wesley Barnes (FF), saved the crew of a F-4C (Call sign "Machette 01"), (names unkn). No other details are known at this time. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & JRCC Save Form
1968 - April 07 A USAF helicopter rescued the crew of a F-100F, Maj. T. F. Tapman and Capt. E. D. Jones, after they ejected from their AAA damaged aircraft, in Laos, about 20 miles west of the Mu Gia Pass. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson
1968 - April 07 A HH-43B from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, crewed by Maj. Jerry D. Strohander (P), Ronald W. Bashant (CP), Jon A. Knox (FE) and Jacob V. Carter (PJ) medevac'd Robert Pavich from the USS Union. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - April 10 A HH-43B from Det. 11, 38th ARRS, crewed by Lt. Col. J. L. Fagner (P), Robert E. Dely (CP), Donald L. Soden (FE) and Kozlowski (PJ) medevac'd M. J. Cleland. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - April 11 A HH-43B from Det. 13, 38th ARRS, crewed by Maj. Bert E. Cowden (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ) medevac'd T. H. Sitler. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - April 11 A HH-43B from Det. 13, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. John W. Christianson (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ) medevac'd one Vietnamese. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - April 13 A USAF helicopter rescued the back seater of a RF-4C, Capt. D. L. Verhees, after he ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft, in Laos, near the town of Ban Thakkapang. The front-seater, Maj. Walter Morris Stischer became a POW. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson
1968 - April 13 A HH-3E from Det. 1, 40th ARRS, crewed by Capt. David A. Richardson (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ) medevac'd a Thai to Korat RTAFB, Thailand hospital. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - April 14 A HH-3E of the 37th ARRS, piloted by USCG Lt. Jack Rittichier was involved, under heavy enemy ground fire, was involved in the rescue of the crew members of two U.S. Army helicopter gunships that had been shot down in the A Shau Valley, RVN. Rescued first were the unkn crew chief, unkn gunner followed by WO Chuck Germeck and WO Raymond. A second "Jolly Green" helicopter rescued Capt. Mill's and his crew. http://uscgaviationhistory.aopero.org/images/U.S.%20Coast%20Guard%20Aviation%20in%20Vietnam.pdf
1968 - April 15 A HH-3E rescued the pilot of a F-105D, Col. David W. Winn, after he ejected from his 37 mm AAA damaged aircraft from the sea about 25 miles NE of Da Nang AB, RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson
1968 - April 15 A HH-43B from Det. 13, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. John W. Christianson (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ) medevac'd P. M. Burch. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - April 15 A HH-43B from Det. 1, 38th ARRS, crewed by 1st Lt. D. W. Barksdale (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ) medevac'd Baspedo. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - April 18 A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS from Binh Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Leslie E. Johnson (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ) rescued two badly wounded from a patrol river boat that had been sunk. No other details are known at this time. Maj. Leslie E. Johnson Jr.'s Pedro Log Book from Binh Thuy AB, Vietnam, provided courtesy of his son Leslie E. Johnson III
*1968 - April 19 Two "Jolly Green" helicopters rescued, near the A Shau Valley, RVN, four each of the crew members of two U.S. Army UH-1 helicopter gunship crews of A Btry. 2/20 ARA, 1st Cav 67-68 (Call sign "Blue Max 27"). Rescued were Capt. Mills, Lt. Hawks, WO Raymond, WO Germeck, two unkn door gunners and two crew chiefs (one believed to be named Brady). This may be the same mission as listed in the next two entries, but the dates conflict. http://www.jollygreen.org/Stories/Germeck/220thara_crews_rescued_by_jolly.htm
1968 - April 19 A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Paul D. Ashley (P), Ronald G. Spray (CP), Jimmy L. Dodgen (FE) and Angus C. McDougall (PJ), made a water landing to rescue of the pilot, Kenneth E. Cook, of a USMC A-4E (Call sign "Hell Born 550") after he ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft about three miles off the coast of Hue, RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - April 20 A HH-43B from the 37th ARRS, crewed by Capt. D. M. Thomson (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ) medevac'd RAAF airman B. Vandermaat. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
*1968 - April 21 A HH-3E of the 37th ARRS at Da Nang AB, RVN and crewed by Capt. John D. Oliver (P), Ronald G. Spray (CP), Samuel C. Adams (FE) and Ricky D. Hindman (PJ), rescued four crew members, W. Raymond, C. R. Laermeck, SP-4 W. E. Holt and SP-4 R. C. Lerour, from a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1 gunship (Call sign "Blue Max 27") shot down in "Happy Valley", RVN, by hostile ground fire. This may be the same mission as listed in the 19 April 1968 entry, but the date's conflict. http://www.uscg.mil/history/people/RittichierJack.asp & JRCC Save Form
*1968 - April 21 A HH-3E, low bird was driven off and a second HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 30") of the 37th ARRS at Da Nang AB, RVN and crewed by Henery C. "Hank" Cronnet (P), USCG Lt. Jack C. Rittichier (CP), Sgt. Gordon T.Greever (FE) and Steve M. Northern (PJ), rescued four crew members, Jon R. Mills, J. R. Hawks, E-4 L. Smith and E-5 B. Brady, from a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1 gunship (Call sign "Blue Max 27") shot down in "Happy Valley", by hostile ground fire. See next entry for continuation of this mission. This may be the same mission as listed in the 19 April 1968 entry, but the date's conflict. http://www.uscg.mil/history/people/RittichierJack.asp
*1968 - April 21 A third HH-3E of the 37th ARRS at Da Nang AB, RVN and crewed by Jerry Greggs (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ) rescued the pilot of a A-1J, Lt. Col. H. D. Schultz after he had ejected from his 37mm AAA damaged aircraft near the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos, about 30 miles west of the A Shau Valley. This is a continuation of the mission in the previous entry. This may be the same mission as listed in the 19 April 1968 entry, but the date's conflict. http://www.uscg.mil/history/weboralhistory/BIO_Jack_Rittichier_1968SAR.pdf
1968 - April 21 A HH-3E of the 37th ARRS at Da Nang AB, RVN and crewed by Lt. Col. Jacob T. Carvile (P), Robert E. Hicks Jr. (CP), Windell L. Stumbaugh (FE) and Walter A. White III (PJ), rescued a injured O-2A (Call sign "Covery 276") pilot, Capt. W. D. Parr, after he crash landed at Khe Sanh after his aircraft had been hit by enemy ground fire while on a visual reconnaissance flight in the Khe Sanh area. In addition to picking up Capt. Parr eight wounded USMC troops were medevac'd to Da Nang AB, RCN. JRCC Save Form
1968 - April 22 Two UH-1 gunships from the 20th HS "Green Hornets", crew's unkn, were launched to come to the aid of an Army Hornet Force from the Special Forces "A" Camp at Duc Lap. Under the direction of the Forward Air Controller at the scene, the gunships rolled in and effectively suppressed the enemy fire. No other details are known at this time. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1967.pdf
1968 - April 23 A HH-43B from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Andrew J. M. Archer (P), Peter Connelly (CP), Jon A. Knox (FE) and Daniel T. Nungesser (PJ) medevac'd a Vietnamese, Nguyen Thi Chay, with burns over 95% of her body. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - April 24 A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, crewed by Capt. William E. Brennan (P), Harry W. Hagen Jr. (CP), Duane I. Beland (FE) and Ernest D. Casbeer (PJ), rescued the pilot of a USN (Call sign "Streetcar 307"), F. C. Lentz Jr, after he ejected from his aircraft northeast of Tiger Island in the Gulf of Tonkin. http://www.rotorheadsrus.us/documents/93.html & "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & JRCC Save Form
1968 - April 25 A HH-3E of the 37th ARRS at Da Nang AB, RVN and crewed by Maj. Jerry M. Greggs (P), Gerald B. Lowe (CP), Samuel C. Adams (FE) and Steve M. Northern (PJ), rescued the pilot of a A-1J, Lt. Col. Harold D. Schultz after he had ejected from his 37mm AAA damaged aircraft near the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos, about 30 miles west of the A Shau Valley. http://www.uscg.mil/history/weboralhistory/BIO_Jack_Rittichier_1968SAR.pdf & "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & JRCC Save Form
1968 - April 25 A HH-3E of the 37th ARRS at Da Nang AB, RVN and crewed by Maj. Jerry M. Greggs (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-100, name unkn, after he had ejected from his aircraft. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - April 26 A HH-43B from Det. 13, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. John W. Christianson (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ) medevac'd two Vietnamese, Tran Tri and Lon Tia. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - April 27 A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Thomas D. Precious (P), Capt. Leslie E. Johnson (CP), Archelaus Whitehead Jr. (FE), Lonnie N. Davidson (PJ) and Charles Caton (FS) rescued USCG seaman, R. D. Heilesen from the South China Sea. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - April 30 A HH-43 rescued the crew of a O-1G, Capt. I. S. Payne and SSgt. J. Applebey, after they made a forced landing of their ground fire damaged aircraft about 5 miles west of Cao Lanh on the banks of the Mekong River. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson
1968 - April 30 A HH-43F from Det. 13, 38th ARRS, crewed by Maj. Bert E. Cowden (P), unkn (CP), unkn (PJ) and unkn (PJ), rescued one Vietnamese child in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - April 30 A UH-1F from the 20th HS "Green Hornets", crewed by Capt. Juday (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (AG), while on a film delivery mission following Highway One, two miles west of Xuan Loc, RVN, noticed an overturned jeep with a number of trucks stopping around it. He decided to take a closer look to see if he could be of assistance. He was able to medevac the one injured man to the hospital at Blackhorse. No other details are known at this time. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1968.pdf
1968 - May 01 A USAF helicopter rescued the crew of a USMC F-4B, Capt. D. C. Evans and 1st Lt. I. F. Hunsaker, after they ejected from their ground fire damaged aircraft about 12 miles west of Da Nang. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson
1968 - May 01 A HH-43B from Det. 13, 38th ARRS at Phu Cat AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. David H. Pittard (P), unkn (CP), unkn (PJ) and unkn (PJ), medevac'd one Vietnamese, Duc San Tran, in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - May 01 A HH-43B from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, crewed by Maj. William L. Cline (P), Michael L. Walker (CP), William P. Owens (FE) and Charles P. Vogeley (PJ), rescued the crew, J. E. Fickles (P) and Capt. G. H. Christensend (CP) from a USMC A-6 (Call sign "Swoop 158") after their aircraft had a structural failure while on a strike mission in RVN and they safely ejected. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - May 03 A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS at Binh Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Thomas D. Precious (P), Albert E. Tollefsen (CP), Archelaus Whitehead Jr. (FE) and Lonnie G. Conner (PJ), rescued two ARVN troops in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - May 03 A HH-43B from Det. 13, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Robert N. Bowers (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), and unkn (PJ), medevac'd J. Reel in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - May 03 A HH-43B from Det. 1, 38th ARRS, crewed by Maj. William C. Emrie (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), and unkn (PJ), medevac'd Vietnamese, Nguyen Trong, in SVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - May 03 A HH-3E from 37th ARRS, crewed by USCG Jack C. Rittichier (P), Robert E. Hicks Jr. (CP), Jimmy L. Dodgen (FE), and Martin E. Roepstroff (PJ), were involved in the rescue attempt of a ground team (Call sign "Top Cat". No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - May 03 A HH-3E from 37th ARRS, crewed by John B. McTasney (P), William B. Byrd Jr. (CP), Gordon T. Greever (FE), and Robert D. Baker (PJ), were involved in the rescue attempt of a ground team (Call sign "Top Cat"). The HH-3E was shot off the rescue attempt and their hoist cable was severed, with the helicopter settling into the tree tops before the pilot was able to recover and leave the area. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - May 03 A HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 07") from the 37th ARRS, crewed by John W. Robey (P), Ronald G. Spray (CP), Alvin A. Malone (FE), and Walter A. White (PJ), were involved in the rescue attempt of a ground team (Call sign "Top Cat"). No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - May 03 A HH-3E from 37th ARRS, crewed by Jon E. Hannan (P), Don W. Wiegard (CP), Samuel C. Adams (FE), and Douglas J. McGill (PJ), were involved in the rescue attempt of a ground team (Call sign "Top Cat"). No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - May 03 A HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 04") from 37th ARRS, crewed by Donald G. Simpson (P), Richard C. Yeend Jr. (CP), Robert H. Baldwini (FE), and Ricky D. Hindman (PJ), were involved in the rescue attempt of a ground team (Call sign "Top Cat"). "Jolly Green 04" had to make an emergency landing due to a rotor head malfunction. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - May 03 A HH-3E from 37th ARRS, crewed by John W. Robey (P), Ronald G. Spray (CP), Alvin A. Malone (FE), and James D. Locker (PJ), were involved in the rescue attempt of a ground team (Call sign "Top Cat"). While in a 230 foot hover, hoisting one Vietnamese team member, he was shoot six times and killed near the cabin door. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - May 03 Two UH-1 gunships and three UH-1 slicks of the 20th HS "Green Hornets", crew's unkn, were used to liberate 10 indigenous personnel who had been prisoners of the Viet Cong. No other details are known at this time. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1967.pdf
1968 - May 04 A USAF helicopter rescued the crew of an O-1G, Maj. C. R. Gregory and 1st Lt. R. F. Cook, after they crashed landed their ground fire damaged aircraft near the village of Xa Binh Gia. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson
1968 - May 04 Two HH-3E's of the 37th ARRS, one piloted by USCG Lt. Jack Rittichier and the other piloted by John Hannon (rest of crew member's unkn) rescued two other HH-3E crews from their downed helicopters at Ta Bat in the A Shau Valley. The two downed HH-3E's were recovered on 05 May 1968 by U.S. Army CH-54 "Sky Crane" helicopters. http://www.uscg.mil/history/weboralhistory/BIO_JackRittichier_1968SAR.pdf
1968 - May 05 A HH-43F from Det. 13, 38th ARRS, crewed by Maj. Bert E. Cowden (P), unkn (CP), unkn (PJ) and unkn (PJ), rescued M. Gibbons in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - May 05 A HH-43B from Det. 3, 38th ARRS, crewed by Maj. Glenn M. Marks (P), Clarence L. Hansell (CP), Usama Rasheed (MT), Donald Jowers (FF) and Wesley Barnes (FF), saved the crew of a F-4D (Call sign "Machette 01"), Phillip G. Geib (P) and Luther W. Carver (WSO). This appears to be a double entry as the same helicopter crew is listed as saving the crew of an F-4 with the same call sign as this on 05 April 1968. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - May 05 A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, crewed by USCG Lt. Cmdr. Lonnie L. Mixon (P), Jerry M. Griggs (CP), Windell L. Stumbaugh (FE), Charles P. Vogeley (PJ) and John E. Ford (AP), saved the crew of a O-2A (Call sign "Gimpy 36"), Ronald J. Langlois and Bobby J. Rickey, from their downed aircraft in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - May 06 Two UH-1 gunships of the 20th HS "Green Hornets" at Ban Me Thuot, one crewed by Capt. John Godowski (P) Capt. James R. Tolbert (CP), Sgt. Gutierrez (AG) and A1C Kehl (AG) and the other crewed by Capt. Harlan C. Nupen (P), Capt. Daily (CP), Sgt. Andy Lewis (AG) and Sgt. Mark Mushrush (AG), were launched when the camp came under enemy mortar fire between 0130 and 0330 hours. One of the mortar rounds hit the ammo storage area next to the B-50 compound and shrapnel and live rounds from the ensuing explosions caused considerable damage. Each gunship was able to knock our one of the enemy mortar positions causing the enemy to break off the attack. No other details are known at this time. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1967.pdf
1968 - May 07 UH-1 gunships of the 20th HS "Green Hornets", one crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), Sgt. Olson (AG) and unkn (AG) and the other crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (AG) and unkn (AG) were supporting a Hornet Force ten miles southeast of Ban Me Thuot. Sgt. Olson spotted one wounded enemy on the ground 'playing dead'. Under Sgt. Olson's direction the Hornet Force was diverted and captured the man and during interrogation considerable intelligence was received from this POW. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1967.pdf
1968 - May 08 A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Thomas D. Precious (P), Albert E. Tollefsen (CP), James E. Spickler (MT), Lonnie G. Conner (PJ) and Edward L. Cartwright (PJ), used the FSK to fight a fire in a CH-47. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - May 09 A HH-43B from Det. 13, 38th ARRS at Phu Cat AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. David H. Pittard (P), unkn (CP), unkn (PJ) and unkn (PJ), medevac'd one Vietnamese, Nguyen Thi Huyn, in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - May 09 A HH-43B from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. David J. Jogerst (P), unkn (CP), unkn (PJ) and unkn (PJ), saved the pilot, Maj. L. D. Tyrell, of a USMC A-4E after he ejected from his battle damaged aircraft over the South China Sea near Monkey Mountain, RVN. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - May 09 A HH-43B from Det. 7, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. David J. Jogerst (P), unkn (CP), unkn (PJ) and unkn (PJ), saved the crew members of an O-2A, 1st Lt. Blackburn and SSgt. Haggerty, after their aircraft ran out of fuel and landed on a beach in RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - May 09 A HH-43B from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Eugene H. Boortz (P), Flavious F. Drake (CP), Jon A. Knox (FE), Richard H. Garlie (PJ), medevac'd one ROK Marine, Jung Jong Kim, in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - May 09 A UH-1F #65-7925 from the 20th HS, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FM) and unkn (AG) was involved in a fire while doing a 'hot refueling' operation. A surge of fuel pressure surge in the refueling hose caused excessive spray to be forced out of the refueling receptacle, it ignited and burned the aircraft around the filter, bulkhead and generator before it was extinguished. There were no personnel injuries. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1967.pdf
1968 - May 09 UH-F slicks of the 20th HS "Green Hornets", crew's unkn, transported 54 100 kilo bags of rice that a Hornet Force from First Company B-50 had located in a cache 20 miles southwest of Ban Me Thuot. No other details are known at this time. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1967.pdf
1968 - May 10 A HH-43B from Det. 13, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. R. I. Pass (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), medevac'd one ROK troop. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - May 10 A HH-43B from Det. 13, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. R. I. Pass (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), medevac'd one Vietnamese child. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - May 10 A HH-43B from Det. 13, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. R. I. Pass (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), medevac'd one Vietnamese. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - May 10 A HH-43F from Det. 12, 40th ARRS, crewed by G. Passey (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), unkn (PJ), medevac'd one Haiphitan baby. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - May 10 A HH-43B from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Eugene H. Boortz (P), Ronald W. Bashant (CP), Jon A. Knox (FE) and Richard H. Garlie (PJ), medevac'd one ROK Marine, E-5 Jung Jong Kim. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - May 10 A HH-43B from Det. 1, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Glen P. Walther (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn(PJ), rescued two crew members, L. W. Allen (P) and K. N. White (CP) from a O-2A after it had ran out of fuel and crash landed in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & JRCC Save Form
1968 - May 11 A HH-53B from the 40th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Russell L. Cayler (P), Robert W. Stewart (CP), Gene A. Sellers (FE), Tommy W. Meyer (PJ) and Lloyd A. Vide (PJ), rescued the pilot, E. C. Staricha and five indigenous passengers from a downed Air America "Porter" in Laos and took them to LS-98. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - May 12 A HH-3E of the 37th ARRS, piloted by USCG Lt. Jack Rittichier was involved the night time rescue of 9 survivors of a down helicopter. No other details are available at this time. http://uscgaviationhistory.aopero.org/images/U.S.%20Coast%20Guard%20Aviation%20in%20Vietnam.pdf
1968 - May 12 A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS at Binh Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Thomas D. Precious (P), Albert E. Tollefsen (CP), Archelaus Whitehead Jr. (FE) and John C. Wilkins (PJ), rescued two sailors, G. Balser and R. Wicks, from a LST in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - May 12 A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, crewed by Maj. Arthur J. Anderson (P), Harry W. Hagen Jr. (CP), Herbert H. Honer (FE) and Charles P. Vogeley (PJ), made a tree top hover to rescue 12 USMC troops from a downed USMC CH-46 (Call sign "Swift 5") in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - May 14 A HH-43B from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Eugene H. Boortz (P), Flavious F. Drake (CP), Jon A. Knox (FE), Donald G. Behrends (PJ), medevac'd Vietnamese eleven year old, Dong Tam, with hand grenade injuries in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - May 17 A HH-43B from Det. 13, 38th ARRS at Phu Cat AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. R. I. Pass (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), unkn (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-100D, Capt. Jerry T. Mattox, after he ejected from his ground fire damaged aircraft about 5 miles west of Phu Cat AB, RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson
1968 - May 17 A HH-43F from Det. 8, 38th ARRS at Phu Cat AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. Jerry D. Stroh (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), unkn (PJ), medevac'd one USA troop, Ray A. Lucas, in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - May 19 A HH-43B from Det. 1, 38th ARRS, crewed by 1st Lt. D. W. Barksdale (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), unkn (PJ), medevac'd one USA troop, E-5 Rivero Perez, in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - May 20 A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS at Binh Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Thomas D. Precious (P), Capt. Leslie E. Johnson (CP), Archelaus Whitehead Jr. (FE) and John C. Wilkins (PJ), rescued two USA troops, Carl H. McNair and D. A. Camia plus two ARVN troops, Col. Diep and Lt. Troung, from a downed UH-1B in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - May 21 A HH-3E "Jolly Green" helicopter from the 37th ARRS at Da Nang AB, RVN, crewed by USCG Lt. Lance Eagan (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued a O-2A pilot, Maj. Gerald T. Dwyer, after he bailed out of his 37mm AAA damaged aircraft near the A Shau Valley, RVN. http://aircommandoman.tripod.com/id18.html & Http://www.uscg.mil/history/weboralhistory/BIO_Jack_Rittichier_1968SAR.pdf
1968 - May 21 A HH-3E "Jolly Green" helicopter from Det. 1, 40th ARRS, crewed by Capt. James E. Oliver (P), Royal A. Brown Jr. (CP), Nariso A. Otero (FE) and Don A. Beasley (PJ), rescued one OP-2E crew member, Lt.(jg) Herbert G. Ganner, in Thailand. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - May 22 A HH-43B from Det. 1, 38th ARRS, crewed by 1st Lt. D. W. Barksdale (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), unkn (PJ), medevac'd one person named, K. I. Keithley, in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - May 23 CH-3E #66-13295 (Call sign "Dusty 51") of the 21st SOS crewed by Capt. James Patrick McCollum (P), Capt. William Henry Taylor (CP), SSgt. John Lemoine Coon (FE), Sgt. John Ernest Albanese Jr. (FE), Sgt. Robert Alton Fink (FE) and Sgt. Thomas F. Buhr (Photographic Specialist) was lost on a sensor delivery mission near Khe Sanh, South Vietnam. Then entire crew was killed in the crash. http://www.jollygreen.org/jltnc.htm
1968 - May 24 A USAF helicopter rescued the pilot of a USMC A-4C, Capt. Steven J. Driscoll, after he ejected from his .50 cal. ground fire damaged aircraft a few miles south of Tien Phouoc. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson
1968 - May 24 CH-3C #63-9681 of the 20th HS at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM) was launched on a mission in support of a Thai T-28 that had crashed in the vicinity of Chieng Mai, Thailand. After about one hour of flight, the crew reported a main transmission oil leak and they made a safe precautionary landing approximately 110 miles west of Udorn RTAFB, Thailand. Another CH-3C #65-15692, crewed by Maj. Villotti (P), Major Kyron V. Hall (CP) and unkn (FM) from the 20th HS was launched to recover the crew and passengers from #63-9681, locating them in the dark. Temporary repairs were made to #63-9681 but because of the darkness and rough terrain, it was decided to leave the helicopter until the next morning when a more positive fix on the transmission leak could be made. The crew and passengers from #63-9681 returned to Udorn RTAFB, Thailand. See next entry. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1968.pdf
1968 - May 25 A CH-3C of the 20th HS at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM) was launched with maintenance personnel to make repairs to #63-9681 and complete the Chieng Mai T-28 recovery mission. See previous entry. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1968.pdf
1968 - May 25 A USAF helicopter rescued the crew of an F-4D, Capt. D. J. Ankeny and 1st Lt. A. A. Turner, after they ejected from their AAA damaged aircraft near Ban Sappeng in southern Laos. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson
1968 - May 25 A HH-43B from Det. 13, 38th ARRS at Phu Cat AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. David H. Pittard (P), unkn (CP), unkn (PJ) and unkn (PJ), medevac'd one unkn Vietnamese, in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - May 26 A HH-43B from Det. 1, 38th ARRS, crewed by 1st Lt. D. W. Barksdale (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), unkn (PJ), medevac'd, P. (Phil) Keku and N. Gsivnmg, in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1967 - May 27 A HH-43B from Det. 13, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Robert N. Bowers (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), and unkn (PJ), medevac'd T. Collins in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - May 28 A HH-43B from Det. 1, 38th ARRS, crewed by 1st Lt. D. W. Barksdale (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), unkn (PJ), medevac'd, C. E. Griner, in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - May 28 A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, crewed by Maj. Arthur J. Anderson (P), Robert E. Hicks Jr. (CP), William L. Carroll (FE) and Vincent E. Deets (PJ), made a water landing in the South China Sea to rescue the pilot, Lt. (jg) Hugh M. Durden, of a USN A-4E (Call sign "Fly Eagle 506") after he ejected near an aircraft carrier. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - May 29 A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Thomas D. Precious (P), Albert E. Tollefsen (CP), Gordon E. Browning (FE) and Lonnie N. Davidson (PJ), Medevac'd Wayne L. Obuszewski in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - May 29 A HH-43B from Det. 13, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Robert N. Bowers (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), and unkn (PJ), medevac'd J. S. Frydrych in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - May 29 A HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 07") from the 37th ARRS, crewed by Maj. Donald G. Simpson (P), John H. Lenamon (CP), Duane I. Beland (FE) and Douglas J. McGill (PJ), Medevaced, George Fowler Jr., while under fire in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - May 30 A HH-3E helicopter rescued the pilot of a F-105D, Col. N. P. Phillips, after he ejected from his automatic weapons fire damaged aircraft near Ban Kate, Laos about 20 miles west of the DMZ. His rescue was made after dark and a long ground search by the helicopters P.J., Sgt. Thomas A. Newman, who had been lowered to the ground and sent the helicopter away while he searched. Sgt. Newman was awarded the Air Force Cross for his actions to rescue Col. Phillips. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson
1968 - May 30 A HH-53B crewed by Capt. A. C. Rontren (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued USAF Sgt. Thomas A. Newman. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - May 30 A HH-43B from Det. 13, 38th ARRS at Phu Cat AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. David H. Pittard (P), unkn (CP), unkn (PJ) and unkn (PJ), medevac'd one unkn Vietnamese, in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - May 30 A HH-43B from Det. 8, 38th ARRS, crewed by Maj. Jerry D. Stroh (P), Flavious F. Drake (CP), David A. Bryant (FE), Joseph Fernandez (PJ), medevac'd Raymond C. Robbins in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - May 30 A HH-43B from Det. 13, 38th ARRS at Phu Cat AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. David H. Pittard (P), unkn (CP), unkn (PJ) and unkn (PJ), medevac'd one unkn Vietnamese, in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - May 31 A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, crewed by Capt. William E. Brennan (P), John L. Lenamon (CP), David Rodriquez (FE) and Ernest D. Casbeer (PJ), rescued the pilot of a USN (Call sign "Streetcar 307"), F. C. Lentz Jr, after he ejected from his aircraft northeast of Tiger Island in the Gulf of Tonkin. http://www.rotorheadsrus.us/documents/93.html & "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & JRCC Save Form
1968 - May 31 A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, crewed by USCG Lt. Lance A. Eagan (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), medevac'd four USA troops in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - June 01 A HH-3E (Call sign "Jolly Green 37") from Det. 1, 40th ARRS, crewed by Capt. David A. Richardson (P), Louis D. Yuhas (CP), Coy W. Calhoon (FE) and Peter S. Harding (PJ), rescued the pilot of a USN A-7A (Call sign "Streetcar 304"), Lt. K. W. Fields, after he ejected, on 31 May, from his AAA damaged aircraft near Ban Kate, Laos about 20 miles west of the DMZ. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & On a Steel Horse I Ride" by Darrel D. Whitcom
1968 - June 01 A HH-43B crewed by Capt. J. A. Darden (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued the co-pilot of a F-4C, Capt. M. P. Rhodes, after he managed to eject from his ground fire damaged aircraft near Van Hinh (about 40 miles north of Cam Ranh Bay). The pilot, Maj. Glenn Thomas Ciarfeo did not eject and he was KIA. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & JRCC Save Form
1968 - June 01 A HH-3E from Det. 1, 40th ARRS, (Call sign "Jolly Green 20") crewed by Capt. D. A. Richardson (P), Paul M. Reagan (CP), Coy W. Calhoon (FE), Peter S. Harding (PJ) and Thomas C. Richardson (PJ), rescued the pilot of a A-1E (Call sign "Sandy 01"), Maj. William. G. Palank, after he ejected from his AAA damaged aircraft near Ban Alao about 15 miles SW of Ban Kate, Laos about 20 miles west of the DMZ. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & JRCC Save Form
1968 - June 01 A HH-3E crewed by Capt. H. C. Conant (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ) rescued the crew of a downed HH-3E, Maj. D. L. Oderman (P), Maj. D. N. Welden (CP), SSgt. C. L. Warmack (FE) and Sgt. J. C. Smith (PJ). No other details are known at this time. JECC Save Form
1968 - June 01 A HH-43B from Det. 14, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Peter J. Kerrigan (P), Donald L. Jordan (CP), R. Rodriguez (FE), E. Russell (PJ) and Garland B. Courts (PJ), medevac'd two USA troops from a U-21A in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - June 01 A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, crewed by USCG Lt. Lance A. Eagan (P), George W. Greer (CP), William L. Carroll (FE) and Vincent E. Deets (PJ), rescued H. W. Hatterman, Dean Wartick, WO James R. Rice and WO1 Preston B. Dasher from a downed UH-1 in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - June 02 A HH-43B from Det. 1, 38th ARRS, crewed by Maj. William C. Emrie (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), medevac'd a US civilian, K. E. Barker. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - June 02 A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS, crewed by Derry A. Adamson (P), R. W. Hastings (CP), Donnie R. Stevens (FE), David E. Thompson (PJ) and A. J. Williams (FF), medevac'd a US civilian, K. E. Barker. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - June 04 A HH-43B from Det. 13, 38th ARRS, crewed by 1st Lt. K. O. Diefenback (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ) medevac'd a Vietnamese civilian. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - June 06 A HH-3E crewed by USGC LCDR Lonnie Mixon (P), Capt. William Byrd (CP), Sgt. Beland (FE) and Sgt. Stanaland (PJ), rescued the badly injured pilot of a A-1E (Call sign "Hobo 17"), Capt. E. E. Kirkpatrick, after he ejected from aircraft that had collided with another A-1E (Call sign "Hobo 16") he was in formation with about 9 miles north of Khe Sanh, RVN. His co-pilot, Maj. David James Gunster failed to eject and was KIA. The second A-1E crashed as well and the pilot, Maj. Rodolph Lee Nunn, was KIA. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson
1968 - June 06 A HH-53B from the 40th ARRS, crewed by Russell L. Cayleer (P), Joseph A. Panza Jr. (CP), Robert T. Winblad (FE), Tommy W. Meyer (PJ) and Michael M. Dodd (PJ), attempted the rescue pilot of a A-1E (Call sign "Hobo 16"), Maj. Robert Lee Nunn, after his aircraft had collided with another A-1E (Call sign "Hobo 17") he was in formation with about 9 miles north of Khe Sanh, RVN. However he was KIA when his aircraft crashed. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - June 06 A HH-43F from Det. 12, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Melroy Borland (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rmedevac'd Eugene Bent, in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - June 07 A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS at Binh Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Maj. James F. Okonek (P), Capt. Leslie E. Johnson (CP), Jame E. Trantino (FE) and Lonnie N. Davidson (PJ), rescued a USN seaman, Michael J. Nathle, using the hoist and Stokes Litter, from a river patrol boat. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - June 07 A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, crewed by USCG Lt. Cmdr. Lonnie L. Mixon (P), William B. Byrd (CP), Duane I Beland (FE) and Joseph S. Stanaland (PJ), rescued the pilot of a A-1E (Call sign "Hobo 17"), Capt. E. E. Kirkpatrick, after he managed to eject from his aircraft after a mid-air collision with another A-1E he was flying formation with about nine miles north of Khe Sanh, RVN. His co-pilot, Maj. David James Gunster and the pilot of the other A-1E, Maj. Rodolph Lee Nunn, were KIA. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - June 07 A HH-43B from Det. 13, 38th ARRS at Phu Cat AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. R. I. Pass (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), unkn (PJ), medevaced one USAF airman. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - June 08 A HH-3E crewed by USGC LCDR Lonnie Mixon (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), and unkn (PJ), rescued two crew members of a USA OV-1, Maj. H. F. Benton and SP4 R. D. Brain. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - June 08 A HH-43B from Det. 13, 38th ARRS at Phu Cat AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. David H. Pittard (P), unkn (CP), unkn (PJ) and unkn (PJ), medevac'd one unkn Vietnamese, in RVN. No other details are available at this time. PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - June 09 A HH-3E (Call sign "July Green 31") crewed by Maj. Olsen (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Master 01"), Maj. Carl B. Light, after he ejected from his 37 mm AAA damaged aircraft near Xom Quan, NVN on 08 June 1968. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & JRCC Save Form
1968 - June 09 A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS (the 'high bird' on the "Master 01" rescue) crewed by Maj. Donald G. Simpson (P), John E. Hannan (CP), Herbert H. Honer (FE) and James F. Spears (PJ), rescued the crew of a F-4D (Call sign "Hudson 82"), Maj. William B. Bergman (P) and 1st Lt. David Willett (CP) after they had ejected from their AAA damaged aircraft about 10 miles off the coast near the DMZ. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson
1968 - June 09 A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS (Call sign "Jolly Green 22"), crewed by Capt. William E. Brennan (P), Paul D. Ashley (CP), David Rodriquez (FE) and Ernest D. Casbeer (PJ), attempted three times to rescue USMC A-4E (Call sign "Hellborne 215") pilot, 1st Lt. Walter R. Schmidt, but was driven off by enemy fire on each attempt. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - June 09 A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, crewed by Maj. Jeffy M. Griggs (P), Harry W. Hagen Jr. (CP), Arthur L. Ambrose (FE) and Steve M. Northern (PJ), attempted to rescued USMC A-4E (Call sign "Hellborne 215") pilot, 1st Lt. Walter R. Schmidt, but was driven off by enemy fire. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - June 09 HH-3E, #67-14710 (Call sign "Jolly Green 23") from the 37th ARRS, crewed by USCG Lt. Jack Columbus Rittichier (P), Capt. Richard C. Yeend, Jr. (CP), SSgt Elmer Larry Holden (FE) and Sgt. James Douglas Locker (PJ) was lost on CSAR in the A Shau Valley, RVN while attempting to rescue USMC A-4E (Call sign "Hellborne 215") pilot, 1st Lt. Walter R. Schmidt. The entire HH-3E crew was killed when the helicopter was hit by ground fire, burst into flames, crashed and exploded. http://www.jollygreen.org/jltnc.htm & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/37th_Aerospace_Rescue_and_Recovery_Squadron#Operations_and_losses
1968 - June 09 A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, crewed by Maj. Arthur J. Anderson (P), Joseph J. Dillon (CP), Alvin A. Malone (FE), Ricky D. Hindman (PJ) and P. E. Hagerty (AP) was shot off the survivors three times while on CSAR in the A Shau Valley, RVN while attempting to rescue USMC A-4E (Call sign "Hellborne 215") pilot, 1st Lt. Walter R. Schmidt. The FE, Ricky D. Hindman was awarded the 1st OLC to The Silver Star for his actions during this mission. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - June 09 A HH-3E from the 37th ARRS, crewed by USCG Lt. Cmdr. Lonnie L. Mixon (P), Ronald G. Spray (CP), John Enriquez (FE) and James L. Miller (PJ), rescued the crew of an OV-10A (Call sign "Redeye 15"), Hubert F. Benton and James H. Baird. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - June 13 A HH-43B from Det. 14, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. P. J. Kerrigan (P), Donald L. Jordan (CP), Gerald J. Wiersma (FE) and W. J. Hallock (MT), rescued two crew members of a USA UH-1D downed in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - June 13 A HH-43B from Det 14, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. L. E. Bielstein (P), R. B. Vaughn (CP), Donald J. Nason (FE), E. Green (FF) and Garland B. Courts (FF), rescued two crew members of a USA UH-1D downed in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - June 13 A HH-43B from Det. 13, 38th ARRS at Phu Cat AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. R. I. Pass (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), unkn (PJ), medevac'd one USAF airman. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - June 13 A HH-43B from Det. 14, 38th ARRS at Phu Cat AB, RVN, crewed by Peter J. Kerrigan (P), Donald L. Jordon (CP), Gerald J. Wiersma (FE), W. J. Hallock (MT), medevaced two USA troops from a downed USA UH-1 helicopter in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - June 14 A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Thomas D. Precious (P), Roland E. Speckman (CP), Gordon E. Browning (FE) and Larry D. Nicholson (PJ), medevac'd William F. Phillips from a patrol river boat in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - June 15 A HH-43B from Det. 13, 38th ARRS, crewed by 1st Lt. K/ O/ Diefenbach (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), unkn (MT), medevac'd James Pierce in RVN. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - June 15 A HH-43F (Call sign "Pedro 96") from Det. 12, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Melroy Borland (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE) and unkn (PJ), rescued the crew of a UH-1F, F. Yonteck, Willima E. Lacy, Capt. R. J. Peisher and SSgt. Lindell R. West, in RVN. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - June 16 A Hornet Force from First, Second and Third Companies, on a search and destroy operation twenty miles North of Ban Me Thuot became engaged in heavy contact with a large enemy force. They were receiving heavy automatic weapons and mortar fire from the enemy forces that has surrounded their position. The "Huey" gunships of the 20th HS "Green Hornets" were called in and gave mini-gun and rocket support. Three of the gunships received a total of sixteen hits resulting in two helicopters being put out of commission and three gunners, Sergeants Crowe, Merritt and Bowling being wounded by the heavy automatic weapons fire they received. 'Student 06' the commander of the besieged ground forces stated that he was extremely short on ammunition and had wounded that needed medical evacuation as soon as possible. Darkness had set in and a "Spooky" gunship was called in to provide night illumination support. Capt. John B. Skidmore (P), Capt. Juday (CP), Sgt. Niezgocki (AG) and Sgt. Cosco (AG) volunteered for the medevac and resupply mission. Two "Huey" gunships provided fire support and the slick made the approach under the flare illumination. The ammunition was unloaded and five wounded were placed on board, three of which were in critical condition. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1967.pdf
1968 - June 17 A HH-43B from Det. 13, 38th ARRS at Phu Cat AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. David H. Pittard (P), unkn (CP), unkn (PJ) and unkn (PJ), medevac'd one unkn Vietnamese, in RVN. No other details are available at this time. PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - June 18 A HH-43B from Det. 1, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Glenn P. Walther (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), unkn (PJ), rescued the pilot of a F-100D, Maj. Gregory J. Butler after he ejected about 10 miles southwest of Phan Rang AB, RVN which was damage by ground fire shortly after he took off from Phan Rang AB, RVN. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & JRCC Save Form
1968 - June 19 A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Laurence W. Conover (P), unkn (CP), unkn (PJ) and unkn (PJ), medevac'd Thos. J. Kempf, in RVN. No other details are available at this time. PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - June 19 A HH-43B from Det. 14, 38th ARRS, crewed by Capt. Peter J. Kerrigan (P), Donald L. Jordan (CP), R Rodriguez (MT), G. B. Courts (FF) and E. Russell (FF), medevac'd 2 USA troops in RVN. No other details are available at this time. PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - June 20 A HH-43F from Det. 10, 38th ARRS at Binh Thuy AB, RVN, crewed by Capt. Thomas D. Precious (P), Capt. Leslie E. Johnson (CP), Archelaus Whitehead Jr. (FE) and Richard C. Stiefken (PJ), medevac'd Terry Peters from the USS White River in RVN. No other details are available at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe & JRCC Save Form
1968 - June 20 Two CH-3C's from the 20th HS "Pony Express", one crewed by Maj. Walter L. Helm (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM) and the other crewed by unkn (P), unkn (CP) and unkn (FM), were part of a two ship MACV SOG exfiltration mission in North Vietnam. Enemy forces had made intermittent contact with the ground team during the previous two days. Approximately two miles from the LZ the helicopters were fired on by enemy forces, but Maj Helm continued the mission and located the ground team in a small stream bed with ninety foot trees. It took four lifts and about twelve minutes to extract the seven man team. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1967.pdf
1968 - June 21 Three CH-3C's from the 20th HS at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand were sent to a forward operating site to accomplish several infiltration and exfiltration missions. At the first landing zone two teams were put in and one taken out. The lead helicopter, crewed by Maj. William H. Chambers (P), Maj. James S. Villotti (CP) and unkn (FM), landed for one team exchange. The second CH-3C, crewed by Maj. Jay R. Oberg (P), Capt. Carlton J. Fulmer (CP) and unkn (FM) was hit by small arms fire, receiving five hits, as it was approaching the LZ. All three CH-3C's returned safely to the forward operating base and subsequently recovered to Udorn RTAFB, Thailand. No other details are known at this time. http://www.mh-53pavelow.com/documents/20thSOS/1968.pdf
1968 - June 23 A HH-43B from Det. 1, 38th ARRS crewed by Capt. Glenn P. Walther (P), unkn (CP), unkn (FE), unkn (PJ), medevac'd USAF Sgt. Bruce Feldman. No other details are known at this time. JRCC Save Form
1968 - June 23 A HH-3E from the 37thARRS, crewed by Capt. P. D. Ashley (P), Harry W. Hagen Jr. (CP), Windell L. Stumbaugh (FE) and Donald K. Claudius Jr. (PJ), made a water landing to rescue the pilot of a F-105D (Call sign "Dolphin 02"), Maj. James W. Alder, after he ejected from his 37 mm AAA damaged about 30 miles off the coast NE of the DMZ. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson
1968 - June 23 A HH-43F from Det. 9, 38th ARRS at Pleiku AB, RVN, crewed by Derry A. Adamson (P), Harold O. Hoppe (CP), Floyd M. Barnes (FE), David M. Wichman (PJ), W. Heard Jr. (FF) and G. Murray (FF), attempted to rescue the pilot, Capt. Richard Lee Russell when his aircraft returned to Pleiku AB, still carrying bombs which exploded upon landing. Capt. Russell was KIA. No other details are known at this time. "Vietnam Air Losses" by Chris Hobson & "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - June 23 A HH-53B from the 40th ARRS crewed by Capt. Carl W. Oliver (P), Aharon Aharonian (CP), Robert K. Hollen (FE), Albert W. Foster III (PJ), sling lifted a downed Air America H-34 helicopter in Laos to PS-22. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - June 23 A HH-53B from the 40th ARRS crewed by Robert R. Rockel (P), Robert E. Ruddick (CP), Junior Cazares (FE), Larry E. Palmer (PJ), Thomas Devine (PJ) and Stanley J. Nagrocki (AP), in two separate loads, 14 on the first load and 18 on the second load, brought out a total of 32 Lao's associated with a downed Air America H-34 helicopter in Laos. No other details are known at this time. "PJ's in Vietnam" by Robert L. LaPointe
1968 - June 23 UH-1F/P's of the 20th HS, crews unkn, extracted a MACV SOG recon team fr