HARRY WILLIAM ANDERSON JR
Local Board Number:
Local Board Location:
Asia Tour Data:
Tour Commenced: April
Major Command: 1st Aviation Brigade
October 8, 1968
Data 1: Hostile,
Data 2: Air
Loss, Crash on Land
Casualty Country: South Vietnam
Coordinates: XS 495
In Or Near:
Casualty Vehicle: OH-6A Cayuse serial number 67-16204
Aircraft Incident Data: click here for Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association report
Body Recovered: Yes
Southbridgeís Fallen Casualty Order:
Veterans Memorial Panel Number:
The Army purchased this helicopter 0768
Total flight hours at this point: 00000087
Incident number: 68100888.KIA
Unit: A/3/17 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While in Target Area this helicopter was at Hover at 0070 feet and 010 knots.
UTM grid coordinates: XS495701
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges. (MINE)
The helicopter was hit in the Fuselage
Systems damaged were: FLT CONTROLS, PERSONNEL
Casualties = 02 DOI . .
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, LNOF, 80409, CASRP, CRAFX, HUGHS, JSIDR (Operations Report. Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory
OB SP4 ANDERSON HARRY WILLIAM JR KIA
P 1LT TAYLOR DAVID E RES
LT Taylor was pulled out of the water by the battalion commander we were supporting at the time. He was later KIA along with MAJ Zimmerman on 20 Jan 69. from John M. Connor, Jr. Sep 9
This record was last updated on 05/25/98
The following is crew member information for this incident:
Name: SP4 Harry William Anderson, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/08/68 while performing the duty of Aerial Observer.
Age at death: 20.6
Date of Birth: 02/22/48
Home City: Southbridge, MA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/3/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 41W-028
Short Summary: Shot down in the river supporting the 9th Inf. Body was recovered a couple days later 10 Oct 68.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16204
Service number: 11961333
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67N20 = UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: drowning
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: observer
Started Tour: 04/27/68
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Dinh Tuong Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Relgion: Protestant - no denominational preference
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 09/21/97
The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter OH-6A tail number
DATE FLT HRS UIC
Printed from databases on: 08/27/00
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