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Year1969
Month1
Day14
Hour15
Minute55
Sequence 
DateTime Group01141555
3/26 UnitBLT 3/26
Other UnitHMM-164
Map GridBS720883
Place 
Activity01141555H: One helicopter from HMM-164 while supporting BLT 3/26, took small arms fire. At 1555H the aircraft took small arms fire from BS720883. At the time the aircraft was “enroute”, at 1500 ft of altitude. The aircraft suffered 3 hits from an automatic, 30 caliber weapon. From the USS Tripoli to the USS Duluth to BS720883 (where the aircraft was hit 3 times) to USS Tripoli to USS Tripoli.
Casualty 
NameA/C # ??
Pilot WALL, T.U.
Copilot SEAMAN, J.Y.
Crew Chief HIAN, R.A.
Gunner PALERMO, C.L.

Crew Chief TROWER, D.R.
Gunner HOTAKA, M.A.


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  • Name: Nik Dunbar
    Comment Posted: 1/24/2012 4:02:55 AM
    Description: The After Action Report for this flight in lacking in basic information for the mission. It appears to me that perhaps this report was meant to be more for the enemy fire taken by the helicopter. Also according to the crew roster, the crew chief and gunner names were replaced, that would suggest to me that pilots exchanged the helicopter that received the 30 caliber rounds. A lot of speculating on my part. nikdunbar@gmail.com
    

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