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681120   HMM-265     Vietnam

Incident Date 681120 HMM-265 CH-46A 151938+ Hostile Fire, Crash

[CREW]
Emerson, William Capt Pilot HMM-265 MAG-16 681120 (vvm 38W:016)
Harrell, John Rehill 1stLt Co-Pilot HMM-265 MAG-16 681120 (vvm 38W:017)

[PASSENGERS]
McBride, Donald Wayne LCpl Passenger K/3/5 1stMarDiv 681120 (vvm 38W:019)
Myers, David Wendell Capt Passenger K/3/5 1stMarDiv 681120 (vvm 38W:019)
Smith Jr., William Prosper PFC Passenger K/3/5 1stMarDiv 681120 (vvm 38W:020)


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

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

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

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

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


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.

Submitted by Ken Davis, Researcher, The Virtual Wall

Source: * HMM-265 CC TT 1201097019.pdf pp 4 & 5
* 1st MarDiv CC TT 1201015048.pdf p41 (with UTM)

Location Specifics:
CH-46A 151938 AT LZ ROSS (HILL 51) 3 KM W-SW OF QUE SON
Submitted by Alan H Barbour, Historian, Historian, USMC Combat Helicopter Association

Source: Coffelt Database

1stLt John R. Harrell - Headstone:

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



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