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710121   HMM-364     Vietnam

Incident Date 710121 HMM-364 CH-46D 153364+ / YK-08 Crash

[PASSENGERS]
Hrisoulis, Robert Sgt Passenger 1stRADBn, 1stMARDIV 710121 (vvm 05W:058)
Karger, Gregory Scott PFC Passenger B/1/1, 1stMARDIV 710121 (vvm 05W:059)
Levickis, Eugene James HM3 Passenger B/1/1, 1stMARDIV 710121 (vvm 05W:059)
Moll, Steven William Cpl Passenger B/1/1, 1stMARDIV 710121 (vvm 05W:059)
Potts Jr., Bartow Wesley PFC Passenger B/1/1, 1stMARDIV 710121 (vvm 05W:059)


HRISOULIS ROBERT : 384547318 : USMC : SGT : E5 : 2571 : 20 : DETROIT : MI : 19710121 : hostile, crash, land : Passenger : body recovered : Quang Nam (Da Nang) : 02 : 19501127 : Cauc : single : 05W : 058

KARGER GREGORY SCOTT : 476628458 : USMC : PFC : E2 : 0341 : 19 : DULUTH : MN : 19710121 : hostile, crash, land : Passenger : body recovered : Quang Nam (Da Nang) : 00 : 19510521 : Cauc : Roman Catholic/single : 05W : 059

LEVICKIS EUGENE JAMES : 350383846 : USNR :HM3 : E4 : HM3 : 24 : CHICAGO : IL : 19710121 : hostile, crash, land : Passenger - Corpsman: body recovered :Quang Nam (Da Nang) : 02 : 19461108 : Cauc : RomanCatholic/single : 05W : 059

MOLL STEVEN WILLIAM : 358401149 : USMC : CPL : E4 : 0331 : 21 : EVANSVILLE : IL : 19710121 : hostile, crash, land : Passenger : body recovered : Quang Nam (Da Nang) : 01 : 19490905 : Cauc : Roman Catholic/single : 05W : 059

POTTS BARTOW WESLEY JR : 256843102 : USMC : PFC : E2 : 0351 : 20 : MACON : GA : 19710121 : hostile, crash, land : Passenger : body recovered : Quang Nam (Da Nang) : 00 : 19501020 : Cauc : Protestant/single : 05W : 059


HMM-364 Command Chronology - 1-31 Jan 71:
"On the 21st of January Lt THOMPSON and Lt TENNENT were flying chase bird on Mission 6, an admin hop for the 1st Marines. With 18 troops aboard they approached a zone called HILL 363 (ZC172587). As they were on short final the aircraft started loosing turns and despite trying to wave off the approach the aircraft started settling into the trees. The crash resulted in six Marines killed and the remaining seventeen personnel injured. The exact cause of the accident remains unknown since the aircraft was completely destroyed by fire in an insecure zone."
Submitted by Alan H Barbour, Historian, USMC Combat Helicopter Association

HMM-364 Command Chronology - Sequential List of Significant Events:
"21 January 1971 - While flying mission 6 the pilot of aircraft 153364 lost rotor turns approaching an LZ at ZC172587. Despite trying to abort the approach the aircraft settled into the trees resulting in the total loss of the aircraft and six Marines killed."
Submitted by Alan H Barbour, Historian, USMC Combat Helicopter Association


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