Dasho, George Albert F., Jr., SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
67A-Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 164th Aviation Group
Service Years
1968 - 1969

Specialist 4



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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1950
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Cicero, Il
Last Address
Cicero, Il

Casualty Date
Apr 10, 1969
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Dinh Tuong (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery - Hillside, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
27W 048

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 Unit Assignments
1st Aviation Brigade214th Aviation Battalion164th Aviation Group
  1968-1969, 1st Aviation Brigade
  1968-1969, 13th Aviation Battalion/191st Aviation Company
  1968-1969, 214th Aviation Battalion
  1968-1969, 164th Aviation Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
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Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
Comments/Citation

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 65-10127
Date: 04/10/1969
Incident number: 690410371ACD Accident case number: 690410371 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 191 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Dong Tam
Number killed in accident = 2 . . Injured = 6 . . Passengers = 6
costing 322304
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 RW BURT
P W1 JL LAMMERS
CE E4 DC JENSSEN
G SP4 DASHO GEORGE ALBERT F JR KIA

Passengers and/or other participants:
E4 EJ JONES, PAX, G
E3 L WHITE, PAX, G
SGT CHANDLER LARRY DELYNN, NOT, A
E3 WE HILL, PAX, D
E3 D NIVENS, PAX, D
E3 GW SHEPARD, PAX, D
 


Accident Summary:

 AT 0940 HOURS ON 10 APRIL 1969, A FLIGHT OF FOUR AIRCRAFT IN SUPPORT OF THE ^2ND BATTALION, 39TH INFANTRY, 9TH INFANTRY DIVISION^ DEPARTED DONG TAM FOR FIRE SUPPORT BASE SCHROEDER TO LEAD TROOPS OF THE ^2/39TH INFANTRY^ AND PROCEED TO THE AREA OF OPERATIONS. THE FLIGHT LANDED IN A STAGGERED RIGHT FORMATION AT COORDINATES XS145487 (SCHROEDER) AND LOADED THE INFANTRY TROOPS. ^AIRCRAFT #65-10127^ WAS CHALK #2 IN THE FLIGHT. THE FLIGHT LIFTED OFF AT APPROXIMATELY 0958 HOURS. APPROXIMATELY 20 SECONDS LATER WHEN AIRCRAFT^#65-10127^, BEING FLOWN BY THE PILOT, HAD REACHED AN ALTITUDE OF BETWEEN 40 AND 60 FEET AND AN AIRSPEED OF 40 KNOTS THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER AND PILOT HEARD A BANG FROM THE ENGINE AREA; THE AIRCRAFT THEN YAWED SLIGHTLY TO THE LEFT. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER TOOK CONTROL AS THE AIRCRAFT LOST POWER AND SUBSEQUENTLY RAPIDLY LOST ALTITUDE. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER DID NOT ATTEMPT TO ADJUST POWER AND STRUCK THE GROUND ON A HEADING OF 165 DEGREES. THE TAIL AND TAIL ROTOR WERE TORN FROM THE TAIL BOOM, THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES WERE SEPARATED FROM THE AIRCRAFT, AND THE RIGHT SKID WAS RIPPED FROM THE FUSELAGE AS THE AIRCRAFT SPUN TO THE RIGHT AND CAME TO A REST ON ITS RIGHT SIDE. ONE CREW MEMBER, ^SP4 DASHO^, AND ONE PASSENGER, ^SGT CHANDLER^, WERE PINNED UNDER THE WRECKAGE. OTHER AIRCRAFT IN THE SAME FLIGHT LANDED TO GIVE AID AND EVACUATE THE CASUALTIES. THE CREW AND PASSENGERS WERE MEDEVACED TO THE 3RD SURGICAL HOSPITAL AT DONG TAM.\\

   
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