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710218   HMH-463     Vietnam

Incident Date 710218 HMH-463 CH-53D 156667+ Crash

[CREW]
Hatter, Larry Richard Cpl Crew HMH-463 MAG-16 710218 (vvm 05W:116)
Hyatt, Wayne Reuben Maj Pilot HMH-463 MAG-16 710218 (vvm 05W:116)
McElfresh, Allen Keith Sgt Crew HMH-463 MAG-16 710218 (vvm 05W:118)
Odom Jr., William Clinton Sgt Crew HMH-463 MAG-16 710218 (vvm 05W:118)
Wood, Strather Franklin 1stLt Co-Pilot HMH-463 MAG-16 710218 (vvm 05W:119)

[PASSENGERS]
Baker, Richard Thomas SSgt Passenger MAG-16 1stMAW 710218 (vvm 05W:114)
Lillie, Richard Arthur Sgt Passenger H&HS-1 MWHG-1/1stMAW 710218 (vvm 05W:117)
Sloat, Gregory Alec Sgt Passenger Other H&HS-1, MWHG-1 710218 (vvm 05W:118)


BAKER RICHARD THOMAS : 524442003 : USMC : SSGT : E6 : 0239 : 32 : DENVER : CO : 19710218 : Air Loss Crash Land : Passenger : body recovered : Thua Thien (Hue):14 : 19381028 : Cauc : Roman Catholic/married : 05W : 114

HATTER LARRY RICHARD : 065385470 : USMC : CPL : E4 : 6055 : 21 : HORNELL : NY : 19710218 : Air Loss Crash Land : Crew : body recovered : Thua Thien (Hue) :02 : 19500203 : Cauc : Protestant/single : 05W : 116

HYATT WAYNE REUBEN : 492387940 : USMC : MAJ : O4 : 7564 H-53: 36 : HANCEVILLE : AL : 19710218 : Air Loss Crash Land : AircraftCommander : body recovered : Thua Thien (Hue) :12 : 19340628 : Cauc : Protestant/married : 05W : 116

LILLIE RICHARD ARTHUR : 517545599 : USMC : SGT : E5 : 4313 : 22 : RICHEY : MT : 19710218 : Air Loss Crash Land : Passenger : body recovered : Thua Thien (Hue) :03 : 19480814 : Cauc : Protestant/single : 05W : 117

MCELFRESH ALLEN KEITH : 302462257 : USMC : SGT : E5 : 6113 : 21 : ZANESVILLE : OH : 19710218 : Air Loss Crash Land : Crew : body recovered : Thua Thien (Hue) :03 : 19490830 : Cauc : single : 05W : 118

ODOM WILLIAM CLINTON JR : 264827657 : USMC : SGT : E5 : 6242 : 24 : BIRMINGHAM : AL : 19710218 : Air Loss Crash Land : Crew : body recovered : Thua Thien (Hue) :03 : 19461213 : Cauc : Protestant/single : 05W : 118

SLOAT GREGORY ALEC : 007469303 : USMC : SGT : E5 : 4312 : 21 : DOVER-FOXCROFT : ME : 19710218 : Air Loss Crash Land : Passenger : body recovered : Thua Thien (Hue) : 02 : 19490531 : Cauc : Protestant/single : 05W : 118

WOOD STRATHER FRANKLIN : 571528218 : USMCR : 1stLT : O2 : 7564 : 26 : EUGENE : OR : 19710218 : Air Loss Crash Land : Crew : body recovered : Thua Thien (Hue) :01 : 19440426 : Cauc : married : 05W : 119


Research Information:
1900 Hours, aircraft inbound to MMAF, experienced mechanical failure causing the aircraft to crash at Doi Dian, Thua Thien province, YD976184
Submitted by Sid Nanson, Researcher, Independent Researcher, Popasmoke

Family Information:
I love Mac and I miss him. God Bless. Spitman
Submitted by Steve Spittel, best friend

Family Information:
Can anyone tell me about Sgt. Keith Allen McElfresh?

Submitted by Jim McElfresh, relative


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