Helicopter UH-1H 68-15412
Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15412
The Army purchased this helicopter 0269
Total flight hours at this point: 00001678
Incident number: 70050622.KIA
Unit: 92 AHC
UTM grid coordinates: YA483617
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory
The following is crew member information for this incident:
Name: WO1 William James Mitton (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/06/70 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 20.6
Date of Birth: 09/20/49
Home City: San Gabriel, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 92 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-11
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11W-115
Short Summary: Died instantly due to a head wound on takeoff from an LZ. Rest of crew survived the crash.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15412
Service number: W3164614
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 06/19/69
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: *
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
single male U.S. citizen
Relgion: Roman Catholic
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 07/25/98
The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15412
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0269.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.
DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6902 0 0 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS ITR CONUS AVCOMITR
6903 64 64 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6904 134 198 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6905 104 302 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6906 134 436 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6907 101 537 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6908 125 662 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6909 117 779 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6910 136 915 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6911 151 1066 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6912 88 1154 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7001 68 1222 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7002 139 1361 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7003 144 1505 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7004 173 1678 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
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Printed from databases on: 08/27/00
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