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USMC HELO LOSSES
(1962-1973)
by aircraft type

USMC LOSSES TO AAA AND SMALL ARMS FIRE

  1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1962-1973
O-1             1 1         2
OV-10             3 3 1 1     8
AH-1               2 5       7
UH-1       3 4 13 18 9 5 1     53
UH-34   1 4 11 17 20 11           64
CH-37       1                 1
CH-46         8 17 36 30 12 3     106
CH-53             3 1 2   1   7
Sub-Total   1 4 15 29 50 72 46 25 5 1   248


USMC LOSSES DURING ENEMY ATTACKS AGAINST AIR BASES
 

  1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1962-1973
UH-1       13   2 1           16
UH-34       7   2 2           11
CH-46           1 2           3
CH-53             1           1
Sub-Total       20   5 6           31


USMC COMBAT LOSSES

  1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1962-1973
O-1             1 1         2
OV-10             3 3 1 1     8
AH-1               2 5       7
UH-1       16 4 15 19 9 5 1     69
UH-34   1 4 18 17 22 13           75
CH-37       1                 1
CH-46         8 18 38 30 12 3     109
CH-53             4 1 2   2   9
Sub-Total   1 4 35 29 55 78 46 25 5 2   280


USMC LOSSES TO SAMS

  1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1962-1973
CH-53                     1   1


HELICOPTER COMBAT LOSSES

  1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1962-1973
To SAMS                     1   1
To AAA &Small Arms   1 4 15 29 50 72 46 25 5 1   248
Enemy Attacks on air bases       20   5 6           31
Operational Losses 2 6 6 13 17 35 29 31 17 2 2 1 161
Total Helicopter losses 2 7 10 48 46 94 107 74 42 6 4 1 441


The reference for these numbers are derived from a report prepared in October 1973 by the Directorate for Information Operations, OSAD (Comptroller) Dept of Defense.This report includes all combat and operational losses up to15 August 1973.

 

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