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PHILIP RICHARD VANASSE

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Birth Date:  September 8, 1939

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Race:  Caucasian

Religion:  Roman Catholic

U.S. Citizen:  Yes

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Marital Status:  Single

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Home of Record:  Northampton, Massachusetts

Service Branch:  Marine Corps                    

Service Component:  Regular                      

Rank:  Corporal

Rank Abbrev:  CPL   

Pay Grade:  E4         

MOS:  6422               

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Date Tour Commenced: Not Reported

Major Command:  Fleet Marine Force, Pacific               

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Air Wing:  3rd Marine Air Wing               

Air Group:  Marine Air Group 56             

Squadron:  HMM-263

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Casualty Date:  May 8, 1967

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Casualty Age:  27

Casualty Data 1: Non-Hostile, Died of Other Causes        

Casualty Data 2:  Air Loss, Crash on Land    

Casualty Data 3:  Helicopter - Crew              

Casualty Province:  Quang Nam

Casualty Country:  South Vietnam               

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Casualty Vehicle:  UH-34D Seahorse serial number 148771

Aircraft Incident Data:  click here for Vietnam Helicopter Pilot Association report

Body Recovered:  Yes  

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number:  19E  Line Number:  67


Helicopter UH-34D 148771

Information on U.S. Marine Corps helicopter UH-34D tail number 148771
Date: 05/08/67
Incident number: 67050810.KIA
Unit: HMM-263
The station for this helicopter was Quang Nam in South Vietnam
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P CPT CHESNUTT JEFFERSON CLIFFO KIA
P 1LT BAKER JON DOUGLAS
LCP GUKICH MICHAEL MARTIN
CPL VANASSE PHILIP RICHARD

War Story:
Sources have indicated to the VHPA that these four men died together in a UH-34 in Quang Nam Province while serving with HMM-263. The VHPA is very interested in learning more about this event

This record was last updated on 05/25/98


The following is crew member information for this incident:


Name: 1LT Jon Douglas Baker
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/08/67 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.4
Date of Birth: 12/28/42
Home City: Lincoln, IL
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Unit: HMM-263
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 19E-055
Short Summary: With Jeff Chestnutt.
Aircraft: UH-34D tail number 148771
Service number: 092586
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 7335 = Pilot HMH
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 03
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Protestant - no denominational preference
This record was last updated on 02/17/94


Name: CPT Jefferson Clifford Chesnutt
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/08/67 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.0
Date of Birth: 05/22/42
Home City: Hixson, TN
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Unit: HMM-263
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 19E-056
Short Summary: With Jon Baker.
Aircraft: UH-34D tail number 148771
Service number: 090295
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 7335 = Pilot HMH
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 06
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Protestant - no denominational preference
This record was last updated on 02/17/94

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-34D tail number 148771
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in .
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6705   0    0 HMM263 HMM-263          VIETNAM                     VS


Please send additions or corrections to:

VHPA Head Quarters or Gary Roush or Mike Law


Printed from databases on: 08/27/00

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