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    This model is a version of 107M H-46 Sea Knight



    c/n 2306


    Year 1967 to 1970




    Helicopter Boeing-Vertol CH-46D Serial 2306 Register 153955 used by US Marine Corps USMC. Built 1967. Aircraft history and location






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    153955

    usa US Marine Corps

    1967-06-22BV-107M, c/n 2306, ff?
    accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153955 22Jun67
    xfer NARF North Island 21Jul67
    xfer HMM-364, YK-12, 25Sep67
    xfer HMM-262 15Jun69
    xfer HMM-364, YK-16, 'Phoenix III', crashed & burned during landing on hilltop, RVN, w/o 25Aug70, no fatalities. HMM-262
    1968-07-2727jul68 /YK-16 crashed near the DMZ in Vietnam

    notes Skip Curtis personal account:

    On July 27, 1968 /YK-16 flying with Captain Michael Phillips crashed near the DMZ in Vietnam after losing the number one engine due to battle damage. Left stub wing separated from the aircraft all blades and drive train damaged in descent through trees. No fire, no fatalities.

    I recall seeing the aircraft in a hangar at PhuBai after it was extracted from the landing zone. It was very "wrinkled", but we were pretty short of airframes and it may have been repaired.

    I left the area a month later to go aboard the USS TRIPOLI and I'm unaware of the aircraft status after that.





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