Helicopter OH-6A 67-16105

Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 67-16105
Date: 08/16/1968
Incident number: 68081666.KIA
Unit: D/1/1 CAV 101 ABN
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Recon mission for Unarmed Recon
While in Operations Area this helicopter was in Orbit at UNK feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YD382365
Count of hits was not possible because the helicopter burned or exploded.
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Cockpit
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 KIA, 01 INJ . .
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, LNOF, 80330, CRAFX (Operations Report. Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Crash Facts Message. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998

The following is crew member information for this incident:

Name: CPT Gordon A. Skinner II (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/16/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.4
Date of Birth: 04/06/1944
Home City: Framingham, MA
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/1/1 CAV
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 67-18
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 48W-030
Short Summary: Flying 6 miles south of Hue on the coastal plains. Killed by one AK-47 bullet in the head. He was scout platoon leader.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16105
Service number: O5234845
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 6120
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 07/22/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Protestant - no denominational preference
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: officer
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 67-16105
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 .
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
196808   0    0 WACYD0 D/1/1 CAV 101 AB VIETNAM                     VS      

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