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YearVersionC/NHistory
1966 ab204b 3043 Österreichische Luftstreitkräfte 4D-BB : w/o 03mar66 at Solkenpass
1966 Belvedere 13342 Royal Air Force XG447 : Single prototype airframe ff 5 Jul 1958 at Bristol's Weston-super-Mare plant, dd 31 Mar 1959 to Royal Air Force, soc, broken up at Boscombe Down on 7 Aug 1966.
1966 105a V1 MBB D-HAKO : MBB w/o aug66 while taxiing, never flown.
1966 ch-113a 4003 Boeing Helicopters N4626G : BV-107II-28; Boeing test reg N4626G, 1964
Canadian Army (1945-1968) 10409 : Cdn Army CH-113A d/d, Oct64; w/o 14aug66 after Category A crash
Canadian Army (1945-1968) 10409 : asg 1 Transport Helicopter Platoon (1 THP), Royal Canadian Army Service Corps, Canadian Joint Air Training Centre, Rivers Manitoba. Crashed north of the town of Rivers
1966 ch-3c 61-534 US Air Force 64-14231 : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-534, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 64-14231, 03Nov65; redesig HH-3E unk, status unk.
US Air Force 64-14231 : 38th ARRS, w/o 29nov66 crashed
1966 ch-3c 61-553 US Air Force 65-12778 : USAF; conv to HH-3E; 38th ARRS w/o 20jan66 during SAR mission
1966 CH-46A 2078 US Marine Corps 151928 : BV-107M, c/n 2078, ff?; del USMC 02Jun65 as CH-46A 151928; asgd Boeing FR Morton PA; xfer HMM-164 09Jun65; w/o 02Sep66, abd USS Tripoli.
1966 CH-46A 2080 US Marine Corps 151930 : BV-107M, c/n 2080, ff?; del USMC 04Jun65 as CH-46A 151930; asgd Boeing FR Morton PA; xfer HMM-164 17Jun65; xfer HMM-165 14Dec65; xfer HMM-164 05Jan66; xfer H&MS-16 14Mar66; xfer HMM-164, YT-15 18May66; collided with 151936 in LZ Crow dur Operation Hastings, Helicopter Valley, RVN, 14Jul66; w/o 15Jul66.
1966 CH-46A 2085 US Marine Corps 151935 : BV-107M, c/n 2085, ff?; del USMC unk as CH-46A 151935; asgd Boeing FR Morton PA; del HMM-164 unk; w/o 11Jun66, RVN.
1966 CH-46A 2086 US Marine Corps 151936 : BV-107M, c/n 2086, ff?; del USMC 23Jul65 as CH-46A 151936; asgd Boeing FR Morton PA; xfer HMM-164 YT-18 09Aug65; collided with 151930 in LZ Crow dur Operation Hastings, Helicopter Valley, RVN, 14Jul66; w/o 15Jul66.
1966 CH-46A 2097 US Marine Corps 151947 : BV-107M, c/n 2097, ff?; del USMC 17Sep65 as CH-46A 151947; asgd Boeing FR Morton PA; xfer HMM-164 05Oct65; w/o 08Jul66, abd USS Tripoli.
1966 CH-46A 2110 US Marine Corps 151960 : BV-107M, c/n 2110, ff?; del USMC 24Nov65 as CH-46A 151960; asgd Boeing FR Morton PA; xfer HMM-265, EP154, 02Mar66; disappeared without trace on night flight from Phu Bai to Marble Mountain, RVN, 06Oct66; 4 MIA; w/o 07Oct66.
1966 CH-46A 2111 US Marine Corps 151961 : BV-107M, c/n 2111, ff?; del USMC 03Dec65 as CH-46A 151961; asgd Boeing FR Morton PA; xfer HMM-265, EP-155, 23Dec65; dam dur Operation Hastings, Helicopter Valley, RVN, 15Jul66; w/o 20Jul66, Phu Bai, RVN.
1966 CH-46A 2117 US Marine Corps 152500 : BV-107M, c/n 2117, ff?; del USMC 12Jan66 as CH-46A 152500; asgd Boeing FR Morton PA; xfer HMM-265, EP-171, 27Jan66; shot down by hostile fire when large caliber projectile severed high pressure fuel line engulfing helo in fire, Song Ngan Valley, RVN, 15Jul66; crew chief and 14 passengers killed.
1966 CH-46A 2168 US Marine Corps 152546 : BV-107M, c/n 2168, ff?; del USMC 23Jun66 as CH-46A 152546; asgd Boeing FR Morton PA; xfer HMM-262 01Jul66; w/o 07Sep66, Marble Mountain, RVN. (Shortest lifespan for a CH-46 airframe: 76 days.)
1966 h-19b 55-486 US Air Force 51-3965 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-486, ff:?; del USAF as H-19B, 51-3965, 01Jul53.
Fuerza Aerea Guatemalteca 120 : FAG d/d 1963; w/o 09nov66
1966 h-21b B-149 US Air Force 53-4399 : Piasecki PV-22, cn B-149/FR.02, ff:?; ordered by USAF as H-21B, 53-4399, MDAP to France as H-21B, unk;
Aviation légère de l'armée de terre 8 000 109 : del ALAT in Algeria as 8 000 109 in 1956; AB, unk; xfer EA.ALAT, AP, unk; xfer GH No2, AAB, unk; recoded BAD, unk; recoded BET, unk; xfer, ES.ALAT, unk; xfer EA.ALAT, unk; xfer GALAT 14, unk; xfer 3 GALAT, ARI, unk; w/o 12May66, soc: 2648 TTH, 18Jan67.
japanese air self defence force 02-4757 : To JASDF as 02-4757. [Scramble]
1966 h-34a 58-218 US Army Aviation 54-927 : del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-927, 20Mar56; to H-34C by Sep61; soc 64th Transportation Co, Fort Knox, KY, Sep61;
Không lực Việt Nam Cộng hòa 54-927 : xfer Vietnam AF as CH-34C, 54-927, unk; w/o 10May66.
1966 h-34a 58-413 US Army Aviation 54-3049 : del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3049, 05Dec56; to H-34C by Jan62; last reported on DA2410, Co A, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Dec64; xfer VNAF, unk; w/o 03Jul66.
1966 h-34a 58-430 US Army Aviation 55-4472 : del US ARMY as H-34A, 55-4472, 08Jan57; to H-34C by Jan62; last reported on DA2410, Test E/C Group, Fort Benning, GA, Dec64;
Không lực Việt Nam Cộng hòa 55-4472 : xfer VNAF as 55-4472, unk; badly damaged, recovered, 12Sep66; w/o 21Jun68.
1966 h-34a 58-628 US Army Aviation 56-4292 : del US ARMY as H-34A, 56-4292, 29Aug57; to CH-34C Jul63; soc 11th Transportation Co, Germany, Mar66; AVSCOM reports crashed Apr66.
1966 hss-1 58-656 US Navy 143918 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-656, ff?; del USN as 143918, 02Oct57; to HSS-1N (ASC 84), unk; coded AR-57, unk; Crashed near Blythe, CA, 04Apr66, 3 killed. [Cause was a malfunction of the main rotor head horn lock assembly.]
1966 hss-1n 58-1053 US Navy 145708 : Sikorsky HSS-1N, cn 58-1053, ff:?; del USN as HSS-1N, 145708, unk; redesig SH-34J, Oct62; dam 11aug66, w/o 26aug66.
1966 hss-1n 58-1230 US Navy 147990 : Sikorsky HSS-1N, c/n 58-1230, ff?; del USN as HSS-1N, 147990 unk; redesig SH-34J Oct62; w/o NARTU Jacksonville, 06nov66.
1966 hss-1n 58-1256 US Navy 148004 : Sikorsky HSS-1N, c/n 58-1256, ff?; del USN as 148004, unk; redesig SH-34J Oct62; w/o NARTU Norfolk, 06oct66.
US Navy 148004 : 1960/62 picture as HS-7 /AV-54
1966 hss-1n 58-1295 Força Aérea Brasileira 8552 : MDAP BuNo 60-5426. d/d FAB 18sep62. xfer Marinha 28sep65 as N-3003. w/o 8feb66
Força Aeronaval da Marinha do Brasil N-3003 : Marinha. ex FAB 8552. d/d 28sep65. w/o 8feb66 during training at Base Aeronaval de Sao Pedro da Aldeia. 3 fatalities
1966 hss-2 61-040 US Navy 148968 : USN; SH-3A w/o Feb66 HS-2 USS Hornet (CVS-12)
1966 hss-2 61-047 US Navy 148975 : USN; SH-3A HS-2 w/o 17nov66
1966 hss-2 61-082 US Navy 149008 : USN; SH-3A HS-3 w/o 01jun66
1966 hss-2 61-192 US Navy 149920 : USN; SH-3A HS-2 w/o 06aug66
1966 hss-2 61-199 US Navy 149926 : USN; SH-3A HS-4 w/o 05feb66
1966 hss-2 61-212 US Navy 150618 : USN; SH-3A HS-6 w/o 16oct66
1966 hss-2 61-214 US Navy 150619 : USN; SH-3A HS-4 w/o 05feb66
1966 hus-1 58-1031 US Marine Corps 145800 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1031, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 145800, unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; w/o 11Sep66.
1966 hus-1 58-1033 US Marine Corps 145802 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1033, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 145802, unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; w/o near Xuan Hoa, Vietnam, 11 KIA, 21Mar66.
1966 hus-1 58-1065 US Marine Corps 147153 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1065, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 147153, unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; damaged Da Nang, 16Nov66, w/o Da Nang 1966.
1966 hus-1 58-1088 US Marine Corps 147172 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1088, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 147172, unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; xfer HMM-???, MCAS New River, unk; w/o 29Aug66.
1966 hus-1 58-1154 US Marine Corps 147193 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1154, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 147193, unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; w/o South Vietnam, 06Jun66.
1966 hus-1 58-1156 US Marine Corps 147195 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1156, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 147195, unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; w/o Santa Ana, 18Jun66.
1966 hus-1 58-1165 US Marine Corps 148053 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1165, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 148053, unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; destroyed South Vietnam, 25Jun66.
1966 hus-1 58-1175 US Marine Corps 148062 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1175, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 148062, unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; w/o MCAS Santa Ana, CA, 10Jul66.
1966 hus-1 58-1178 US Marine Corps 148064 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1178, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 148064, unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; w/o Dong Ha, RVN, 04Feb66.
1966 hus-1 58-1239 US Marine Corps 148111 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1239, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 148111, unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; w/o Marble Mountain, RVN, 01Jul66.
1966 hus-1 58-1323 US Marine Corps 148772 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1323, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 148772, unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; w/o Vietnam, 25Mar66.
1966 hus-1 58-1331 US Marine Corps 148776 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1331, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 148776, 22May61; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; xfer HMM-161, MCAS New River, unk; w/o 25Sep66.
1966 hus-1 58-1377 US Marine Corps 148793 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1377, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 148793, unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; w/o Vietnam, 24Jan66.
1966 hus-1 58-1419 US Marine Corps 149322 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1419, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 149322, unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; w/o Santa Ana, CA, 14Nov66.
1966 hus-1 58-1447 US Marine Corps 149347 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1447, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 149347, unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; w/o Southeast Asia, 10Mar66.
1966 hus-1 58-1449 US Marine Corps 149349 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1449, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 149349, unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; w/o 23Jul66.
1966 hus-1 58-1451 US Marine Corps 149351 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1451, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 149351, unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; lost over water in South Vietnam, 20Mar66.
1966 hus-1 58-1465 US Marine Corps 149363 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1465, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 149363, unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; w/o Dong Ha, RVN, 25Jul66.
1966 hus-1 58-1467 US Marine Corps 149365 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1467, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 149365, unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; w/o Southeast Asia, 16Apr66.
1966 hus-1 58-1469 US Marine Corps 149367 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1469, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 149367, unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; dam 14Nov66 & w/o.
1966 hus-1 58-1481 US Marine Corps 149379 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1481, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 149379, unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; w/o Ky Ha, RVN, 18Jul66.
US Marine Corps 149379 : My first mission-crashed and burned due to loss of tail rotor function. 4crew/4ARVN med-evacs escaped un-injured. A/C a total loss due to fire. Ed Tatman
1966 hus-1 58-1482 US Marine Corps 149380 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1482, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 149380, unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; w/o Southeast Asia, 17Feb66.
1966 hus-1 58-1483 US Marine Corps 149381 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1483, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 149381, unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; w/o Southeast Asia, 21Feb66.
1966 hus-1 58-1496 US Marine Corps 149393 : Sikorsky HUS-1, c/n 58-1496, ff?; del USMC as HUS-1, 149393 unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; xfer to Air America as H-14, unk; lost in Laos, 09may66.
1966 hus-1 58-1508 US Marine Corps 149401 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1508, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 149401, 06Sep62; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; w/o Southeast Asia 27Apr66; seen at Allied scrapyard AMARC 28Aug00.
1966 hus-1 58-1598 US Marine Corps 150233 : Sikorsky UH-34D, cn 58-1598, ff:? del USMC as UH-34D, 150233, unk; w/o Southeast Asia, 14May66.
1966 hus-1 58-1644 US Marine Corps 150252 : Sikorsky UH-34D, cn 58-1644, ff:? del USMC as UH-34D, 150252, unk; w/o 06Sep66.
1966 hus-1 58-1707 US Marine Corps 150576 : Sikorsky UH-34D, cn 58-1707, ff:? del USMC as UH-34D, 150576, unk; w/o 07Dec66.
1966 hus-1 58-1709 US Marine Corps 150578 : Sikorsky UH-34D, cn 58-1709, ff:? del USMC as UH-34D, 150578, unk; w/o 30Sep66.
1966 hus-1 58-1762 Air America 153124 : Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USN under MDAP as 153124; to Air America. lost Apr 19, 1966, Laos.
1966 hus-1 58-486 US Marine Corps 143974 : Sikorsky HUS-1 cn 58-486, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 143974, 17May57; redesig UH-34D, Oct 1962; xfer HMM-363, YZ-##, unk; w/o Dong Ha, RVN, 12Dec66.
1966 hus-1 58-579 US Marine Corps 144648 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-579, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 144648, 07Jun57; admin strike, HMRL-163 aboard USS Bennington, (CVS-20), 28Mar61; soc admin FAWPRA Atsugi, Japan, 29Oct63;
US Army Aviation 55-5251 : xfer US ARMY as 55-5251, 28Mar61;
Air America H-N : xfer Air America as H-N, 29Mar61;
Không lực Việt Nam Cộng hòa 144648 : xfer VNAF as UH-34D, 144648, 17Apr63; w/o 07Jun66.
1966 hus-1 58-875 US Marine Corps 145762 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-875, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 145762, unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; w/o ivo Dong Ha, RVN, 02Mar66.
1966 hus-1 58-949 US Marine Corps 145781 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-949, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 145781, unk; w/o in Southeast Asia, 03Apr66.
1966 hus-1 58-993 US Marine Corps 145792 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-993, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 145792, unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; w/o 04Nov66.
1966 hus-1a 58-885 US Marine Corps 145727 : Sikorsky HUS-1A, cn 58-885, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1A, 145725, 1958; redesig UH-34E, Oct62; w/o ivo Roosevelt Roads, 11aug66.
1966 oh-13h 2479 Österreichische Luftstreitkräfte 3B-HA : OL w/o 21Feb66
1966 oh-13h 2683 Österreichische Luftstreitkräfte 3B-HQ : OL w/o 10Nov66
1966 oh-13h 2685 Elliniki Aeroporia Stratou ES102 : Hellenic Army; MDAP 60-6038; 29aug61 f/f as 38; 08nov61 f/f as ES102; w/o 23feb66 crash near Lamia en route to its base Volos - Nea Ionia airport
1966 S-55A M55-011 japanese maritime self defence force 8901 : Mitsubishi S-55A, cn M55-011, ff:?; del JMSDF as 8901, 1960; w/o 12sep66
1966 S-55C 55-1123 japanese air self defence force 81-4703 : Sikorsky S-55C, c/n 55-1123, ff?; del JASDF as UH-19C 81-4703 30Aug57; unit xfers unk; w/o 02Aug66.
1966 s-58c 58-410 SABENA OO-SHN : Sikorsky S-58C, c/n 58-410, ff?; del Sabena as OO-SHN, 1957.
Elipadana OO-SHN : lsd Elipadana, Italy, as OO-SHN, 1960, rtnd SABENA.
Asahi Helicopters JA7067 : sold Asahi Helicopters, Japan as JA7067, 20Sep60; w/o Itoigawa Mountain, 10May66.
1966 s-58c 58-519 Chicago Helicopter Airways N866 : Sikorsky S-58C, c/n 58-519, ff:?; del Chicago Helicopter Airways as N866, 02Jul57; NTSB: "20Jun66: Gary IN. Damage - destroyed. Engine failure. Remarks: Military contract."
Chicago Helicopter Airways N866 : I was the USAF pilot receiving a checkout in this airplane when it crashed on 20jun66 and was totally destroyed. The instructor was Ed Packer of Chicago Helicopter Airways
1966 S-61N 61-159 Sikorsky Helicopters N652X : Sikorsky S-61N, c/n 61-159, ff?; reg Sikorsky as N652X 1962; del Pakistan International Airlines as AP-AOA, unk; w/o when helicopter crashed near the city of Dacca, Pakistan, 10Dec66.
Pakistan International Airlines - PIA AP-AOA : Sikorsky S-61N, c/n 61-159, ff?; reg Sikorsky as N652X 1962; del Pakistan International Airlines as AP-AOA, unk; w/o when helicopter crashed near the city of Dacca, Pakistan, 10Dec66.
1966 S-61N 61-225 Pakistan International Airlines - PIA AP-AOC : Sikorsky S-61N, c/n 61-225, ff?; del Pakistan International Airlines as AP-AOC, Feb64; w/o when helicopter crashed near Faridpur, Pakistan after striking a vulture in cruise flight, 02Feb66.
1966 sa321g 103 Aéronautique Navale 103 : FN d/d 1966; w/o 22aug66 crashed at Pourcieux (Var)
1966 se3130 1392 Heeresflieger PF-132 : PC-137; w/o 15.03.1966 Unerstmatt
1966 se3130 1763 Heeresflieger PP-144 : w/o 29.04.1966 Kaisersbach, Trainingmodel at Neubiberg
1966 se3130 1775 Heeresflieger PP-145 : w/o 12.09.1966 Noerdlingen
1966 se3130 1815 Heeresflieger PG-142 : w/o 16.03.1966
1966 se3130 1851 Aviation Légère de la Force Terrestre A39 : Belgian Army c/n 1851/C485; 03dec66 w/o
1966 se3130 1912 Österreichische Luftstreitkräfte 3D-XL : w/o 1966
1966 skeeter S2/5095 Army Air Corps XL810 : while with 9 Flight in Germany, hit power cables, crashed and sank in Staffelsee, near Garmisch. Airframe recovered but w/o.
1966 uh-12b 537 Fleet Air Arm XB477 : ex USN 134727. d/d 28 Jun 1953 to RN. To G-ASVJ w/o 4 Aug 1966.
Bristow G-ASVJ : Bristow d/d Aug64, ex XB477; w/o 04aug66
1966 UH-1B 1018 Royal Australian Air Force A2-1018 : RAAF d/d 1964; BuNo 63-13586; w/o 18oct66 Nui Dat Vietnam
1966 UH-1C 1267 US Army Aviation 64-14143 : US Army
US Army Aviation 64-14143 : w/o 06dec66 170th AHC 474 hours destroyed in Camp Holloway
1966 UH-1E 6034 US Marine Corps 151840 : VMO-2 w/o 25oct66
1966 UH-1E 6066 US Marine Corps 151872 : VMO-6 w/o 06feb66
1966 UH-1E 6067 US Marine Corps 151873 : VMO-6 w/o 14nov66
1966 UH-1E 6082 US Marine Corps 152416 : VMO-2 w/o 25oct66
1966 UH-1E 6110 US Marine Corps 153744 : VMO-3 w/o 11oct66
1966 UH-2A 18 US Navy 149014 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 18, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149014 unk; redesig UH-2A Oct 1962; SOC by 1964.
US Navy 149014 : Apr66, lost on Maintenance test hop in the Bay at Istanbul (BOSPORUS AREA). Helo was raised, inspected and sunk at sea shortly after departing Istanbul
1966 UH-2A 53 US Navy 149751 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 53, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149751 unk; redesig UH-2A in 1962; xfer HC-1, UP-??, unk; xfer HC-1, Det L, USS Hancock (CVA-19), unk; w/o 10Jan66 when crashed at sea following engine failure; four crew recovered.
1966 UH-2A 59 US Navy 149757 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 59, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149757 unk; redesig UH-2A in 1962; xfer HC-2, HU-??, unk; xfer HC-2, Det 11, USS Intrepid (CVS-11), unk; w/o 19Jun66 when flew into water after night launch; one crew recovered, three crew KIA.
1966 UH-2A 76 US Navy 149774 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 76, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149774 unk; redesig UH-2A in 1962; xfer HC-1, Det G, UP-?, unk; asgd USS Oriskany (CVA-34), unk; w/o 26Oct66 during the fire onboard Oriskany.
US Navy 149774 : known UH-2A type asg HC-7
1966 UH-2B 112 US Navy 150162 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 112, ff?; del USN as HU2K-1U 150162 unk; redesig UH-2B in 1962; w/o in accident, 15Apr66.
1966 UH-2B 133 US Navy 150183 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 133, ff?; del USN as HU2K-1U 150183 unk; redesig UH-2B in 1962; xfer HC-1, Det G, UP-??, unk; asgd USS Oriskany (CVA-34) unk; w/o during Oriskany fire, 22Oct66.
1966 UH-2B 178 US Navy 152194 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 178, ff?; del USN as HU2K-1U 152194 unk; redesig UH-2B in 1962; fate unk.
US Navy 152194 : w/o 04sep66, I was assigned to HC-2 Det 60, ditched during a vertrep in the Mediterranean Sea. 5 survivors: 4 crew 1 pass . I was the wet crewman
1966 UH-2B 180 US Navy 152196 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 180, ff?; del USN as HU2K-1U 158196 unk; redesig UH-2B in 1962; xfer HC-1, Det G, UP-??, unk; asgd USS Oriskany (CVA-34) unk; w/o 16Sep66 when the engine flamed out when hit by wave while picking up survivors, three crew recovered .
1966 UH-46A 2026 US Navy 150965 : US Navy UH-46A d/d 27jun64; asg HC-1 /60; w/o 12Dec66 Ream Field, Imperial Beach, CA
US Navy 150965 : Mar65 pictured as HC-1 Det.47 /60 USS Mars (AFS-1) somewhere in the South China Sea performing the first rescue by an UH-46A
US Navy 150965 : I believe this UH-46A crashed on 12dec66 30 miles off San Diego, 4 miles from USS Tripoli (LPH 10) about 1900 hours in good weather. 10 Lives lost (8 officers and 2 EM). One body recovered. Pilot was Lt. Cmdr. Clarence D. Van Gundy (father of my friend). Killed included Capt. McKee (Commodore of Amph. Sqd. 9) returning from inspection of USS Seminole (AKA-104) with 4 of his staff. Killed in the crash besides McKee were:; Lt. Cmdr. Walter P. Winsek; Lt. John M. Swazey; Lt. Russell B. Scamehorn; Lt. Paul C. Herd; Lt. Cmdr. Clarence D. Van Gundy (PIC); Lt. Cmdr. Stearns L. Hayward(co-pilot); Aviation Electronics Chief John M. Powell;, and Aviation Metalsmith 1C Jimmie W. McGarrah. RIP
US Navy 150965 : 1966, as a young sailor in HC-1, I had the opportunity to work on and fly in old number 60. We installed 150 gallon F-4 Aux tanks on this bird and did all the flight testing at Ream Field. I think we got the MUC out of this endeavor. Was on Det. on the Sacramento when we received word of the crash.
1966 wasp f.9574 Fleet Air Arm XS563 : d/d 30 Apr 1964, 771Sq/759 when crashed 08 Jul 1965, broken up for spares 24 May 1966 at RNAY Fleetlands.
1966 wasp f.9595 Fleet Air Arm XT425 : d/d 16 Mar 1965. w/o 4 Oct 1966 with 829 Sqdn, ditched in sea, 10nm off Portland during night exercise.
1966 has.1 wa 42 Fleet Air Arm XM921 : Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA042, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XM921, 30/10/1961; w/o 17/06/1966.
1966 has.1 wa 49 Fleet Air Arm XM928 : HAS.1 d/d 09 Jan 1962, 814 Sq/277-V by Apr 1966, w/o 07 Oct 1966 off the Philippines, whilst operating from HMS Victorious.
1966 has.1 wa 64 Fleet Air Arm XP113 : Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA064, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XP113, 03/05/1962; w/o 09/09/1966.
1966 has.1 wa 65 Fleet Air Arm XP114 : Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA065, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XP114, 03/05/1962; w/o 20/07/1966.
Fleet Air Arm XP114 : crashed and w/o after engine fire, in flight, NE of Culdrose as 706 Sq/573-CU, 20 Jul 1966.
1966 hu.5 wa279 Fleet Air Arm XT457 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA279, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT457, 02/07/1965; w/o 18/10/1966.
1966 hu.5 wa284 Fleet Air Arm XT462 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA284, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT462, 07/09/1965; w/o 20/01/1966.
1966 har10 wa358 Royal Air Force XP342 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA358, ff: 19Jan62; del Royal Air Force as XP342, 01Feb62; w/o 02Jun66.
1966 har.2 wa103 Royal Air Force XJ757 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.2, c/n WA103, ff: 24Jan56; del Royal Air Force as XJ757, 08Feb56; conv HAR.10, unk; w/o 19Sep66; wfu as 7921M, unk; scr Ternhill, unk.
1966 har.2 wa105 Royal Air Force XJ759 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.2, c/n WA105, ff: 22Feb56; del Royal Air Force as XJ759, 19Mar56; w/o 01Aug66.
1966 har.4 wa 38 Royal Air Force XD782 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.4, c/n WA38, ntu Royal Air Force as XD782. [duplicate Sabre 4 serial]
Royal Air Force XJ412 : ff: 15Nov54; del Royal Air Force as Whirlwind HAR.4, XJ412, 03Dec54; conv HAR.10, unk; w/o 05Nov66.
1966 has7 wa232 Fleet Air Arm XL882 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA232, ff: 20Aug58; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XL882, 03Sep58; w/o 16Nov66.
Fleet Air Arm XL882 : HAS.7 825 NAS/312-V Sep 1960, until Dec 1961 to 824 NAS.
Fleet Air Arm XL882 : HAS.7 824 NAS/332-C Dec 1961, replacing XM667 on unit strength until May 1963.
1966 has7 wa264 Fleet Air Arm XM686 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA264, ff: 1959; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XM686, 26Aug59; w/o 17Jun66; wfu & perished Culdrose, unk.
1966 ych-54a 64-004 US Army Aviation 64-14202 : Sikorsky S-64A, c/n 64-004, ff?; del US Army as YCH-54A 64-14202; w/o South Vietnam, 09Aug66.
1966 ych-54a 64-006 US Army Aviation 64-14204 : Sikorsky S-64A, c/n 64-006, ff?; del US Army as YCH-54A 64-14204; w/o South Vietnam, 05Jan66.
    119 C/N found.


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