Lundberg, Peter Thomas, WO1

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Last Rank
Warrant Officer 1
Last Service Branch
Warrant Officer (pre-2004)
Last Primary MOS
100B-Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 100B, 170th Assault Helicopter Company
Service Years
1968 - 1969

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Warrant Officer 1



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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1948
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Lynwood
Last Address
Lynwood

Casualty Date
Sep 10, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Pleiku (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
All Souls Cemetery - Long Beach, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
18W 065

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Aviation Warrant Officer Rotary Wing Course1st Aviation Brigade52nd Aviation Battalion170th Assault Helicopter Company
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Status: Killed In Action..... while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.

Flight class: 68-23/68-41

Short Summary: Shot down west of Plieku. Burned up in post crash fire.
Crew chief and door gunner were thrown clear.

Aircraft: UH-1D tail number
66-16602

Primary cause: Hostile Fire

Compliment cause: fire or burns

Started Tour: 03/12/1969

single male U.S. citizen

Race: Caucasian

Religion: Roman Catholic

This record was last updated on 06/20/1998
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Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16602
Incident number: 69091010.KIA
UTM grid coordinates: ZA025457
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated:
Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )

Crew Members:
AC WO1 LUNDBERG PETER THOMAS KIA
P WO1 PEPE GEORGE WILLIAM KIA
G SP4 HOUGH JAMES X RES


War Story:
I was the gunner, It's been too many years and I quess I blocked things out too well and sorry to say don't remember the crew chiefs name,maybe Rick? We were taking a captain from one check point to another just down the supposedly secure road. We were going down the road 80+ knots at treetop level - too low. We took a rocket forward to my front and nosed down hit the ground and flipped. I woke up on the ground. The Captain broke some ribs and other injuries. The crew chief injured his back I think. I was the only one who was able to move around, but I was torn up pretty good. When I got to the crash, the bird had nosed down and the nose had flattened and the bird was on fire. I got the peter pilot out but--- I don,t remember what happened to the pilot. I quess my mind blocked it out. It really pissed me off at the time because after we crashed no one from either check point would come to help us! I always had extra weapons in case of a crash and wouldn't you know it we lost everything. Luckily for us a Chinook saw the smoke and got us out or we wouldn't have made it out. I really would like to remember and get in touch with the others.
from: James X. Hough at jhough@twcny.rr.com

This record was last updated on 10/18/2004

 


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Date posted on this site: 01/22/2013

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