KIA INCIDENT: 19681120 HMM-265 Vietnam

Brothers (& Sisters) Killed in Action in USMC Helicopters or while assigned to USMC Helicopter or Tiltrotor Squadrons

19681120 HMM-265 Vietnam

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Incident Date 19681120 HMM-265 CH-46A 151938+ - Hostile Fire, Crash

[CREW]
Harrell, John Rehill 1stLT Co-Pilot HMM-265 MAG-16 1968-11-20 (vvm 38W:017)
Emerson, William Capt Pilot HMM-265 MAG-16 1968-11-20 (vvm 38W:016)
[PASSENGERS]
Smith Jr., William Prosper PFC Passenger K/3/5 1stMarDiv 1968-11-20 (vvm 38W:020)
Myers, David Wendell Capt Passenger K/3/5 1stMarDiv 1968-11-20 (vvm 38W:019)
McBride, Donald Wayne LCpl Passenger K/3/5 1stMarDiv 1968-11-20 (vvm 38W:019)

SMITH WILLIAM PROSPER JR : 2392691 : USMC : PFC : E2 : 0311 : 19 : NORFOLK : VA : 19681120 : hostile, crash, land : Passenger : body recovered : Quang Nam (Da Nang) :01 : 19490209 : Cauc : Protestant/single : 38W : 020
MYERS DAVID WENDELL : 081921 : USMCR : CAPT : O3 : 0302 : 30 : AMES : IA : 19681120 : hostile, crash, land : Passenger : body recovered : Quang Nam (Da Nang) :06 : 19380707 : Cauc : Protestant/married : 38W : 019
MCBRIDE DONALD WAYNE : 2427500 : USMC : LCPL : E3 : 0311 : 20 : KANSAS CITY : MO : 19681120 : hostile, crash, land : Passenger : body recovered : Quang Nam (Da Nang) : 00 : 19481108 : Cauc : Protestant/single : 38W : 019
HARRELL JOHN REHILL : 0100302 : USMCR : 1stLT : O2 : 7562 (H-46) : 23 : RICHMOND : VA : 19681120 : hostile, crash, land : Copilot : body recovered : Quang Nam
(Da Nang) :03 : 19450729 : Cauc : Roman Catholic/married : 38W : 017
EMERSON WILLIAM : 093908 : USMCR : CAPT : O3 : 7562 (H-46) : 26 : CONCORD : MA : 19681120 : hostile, crash, land : AircraftCommander : body recovered : Quang Nam (Da Nang) :06 : 19411214 : Cauc : Protestant/married : 38W : 016 : SILVER STAR 20NOV68

Command Chronology HMM-265 - Nov 1968

CH-46A 151938 went down on Route 4 just east of the railway bridge south
of Danang, UTM AT998570. The helo was hit during the combat assaults which opened Operation MEADE RIVER.

Source: * HMM-265 CC TT 1201097019.pdf pp 4 & 5 * 1st MarDiv CC TT 1201015048.pdf p41 (with UTM)
Submitted by: Ken Davis, Researcher, The Virtual Wall, 20100505

Location Specifics

CH-46A 151938 AT LZ ROSS (HILL 51) 3 KM W-SW OF QUE SON

Source: Coffelt Database
Submitted by: Alan H Barbour, Historian, Historian, USMC Combat Helicopter Association, 20100505

1stLt John R. Harrell - Headstone

http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/jrharrell.htm

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