Mosburg, Henry Lee, CPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1981-Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1965-1966, 114th Aviation Company (AHC)
Service Years
1959 - 1966

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Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Year of Birth
1935
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Putnam
Last Address
Putnam

Casualty Date
Sep 26, 1966
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Vinh Binh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Rosecrans National Cemetery - San Diego, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
11E 020

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 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion 12th Infantry Regiment1st Infantry Division1st Battle Group, 17th Infantry, 7th Infantry Division1st Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment
1st Aviation Brigade13th Aviation Battalion114th Aviation Company (AHC)
  1960-1962, 1560, A Company, 2nd Battalion 12th Infantry Regiment
  1960-1962, 1st Infantry Division
  1962-1963, HHC, 1st Battle Group, 17th Infantry, 7th Infantry Division
  1962-1963, HHC, 1st Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment
  1965-1966, 1st Aviation Brigade
  1965-1966, 13th Aviation Battalion
  1965-1966, 114th Aviation Company (AHC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
CPT Mosburg joined the United States Army and attended flight school in 1959 at Fort Benning, Georgia. He served in Company A, 2nd Battle Group, 12th US Infantry at Fort Riley, Kansas. He went on to serve in Korea in S-3 Operations, Section of the 1st Battle Group, 31 Infantry known as the Bearcats. He served in both Korea and two tours in Vietnam where his assault helicopter was shot down. His body was never recovered and he is listed as MIA. His plaque stands at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, California.
   
Comments/Citation

Name: Henry Lee Mosburg
Rank/Branch: O3/US Army
Unit: 114th Assault Helicopter Company
Date of Birth: 03 December 1935 (Custer City OK)
Home City of Record: Putnam OK
Date of Loss: 26 September 1966
Country of Loss: South Vietnam/Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 094014N 1063454E (XR735693)
Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered
Category: 5
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: UH1B

Other Personnel in Incident: Marvin F. Phillips (missing) 2 unnamed crewmen:
1 rescued, one body recovered.

SYNOPSIS: Capt. Henry L. Mosburg was a pilot assigned to the 114th Assault
Helicopter Company. On September 26, 1966, he was assigned a combat assault
mission in the Delta region of South Vietnam over Vinh Binh Province. He
departed with a crew of four, including himself.

On the second pass on a target near the mouth of the Son Co Chien River,
Mosburg's aircraft was fired on by small arms. As the aircraft prepared for
a third pass, it was noticed that one of the helicopter's rockets was on
fire on the left side of the aircraft.

Observers watched the tail section of the aircraft fall away, causing the
helicopter to fall toward the water in a steep spin. The helicopter landed
on its right side in approximately nine feet of water. One person (unnamed)
was rescued, and one body was recovered. Mosburg was not found, nor was his
gunner, SP4 Marvin F. Phillips.

An exhaustive ocean search was made surrounding the crash area, but no trace
of Phillips or Mosburg was ever found. Because of the over-water area, it
was considered that the two were killed, and that it would be impossible to
recover their remains.

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 64-13935
Date: 09/26/1966 MIA-POW file reference number: 0474
Incident number: G509ACD Accident case number: G509
Unit: 114 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Close Air Support
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0750 feet and 070 knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XR735693
Helicopter took 2 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Armament system causing a Fire.
Systems damaged were: ARMAMENT, PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 INJ, 03 DOI . . Number killed in accident = 3 . . Injured = 1 . . Passengers = 0
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft is later recovered by any means other than its own power.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
costing 310255
Loss to Inventory

Crew:
MOSBURG, HENRY LEE; PHILLIPS
P MAJ DUPRE NORMAN LEE KIA
P CPT MOSBURG HENRY LEE BNR
G SP4 PHILLIPS MARVIN FOSTER BNR

Accident Summary:
ACFT WAS ENGAGING HOSTILE TARGET AND RECEIVING SA FIRE CE SAW ONE ROCKET 275 PROJECTING HALF WAY OUT ONE TUBE WITH FLAMES FROM THE AFT END OF THE MODULE AND LFT SIDE OF ACFT ENTIRE TAIL SECTION SEPARATED ACFT SPUN INTO THE SEA UNCONTROLLED CE ONLY SURVIVED CABIN WAS RECOVERED BUT NOT WEAPONS OR REST OF THE ACFT TWO BODIES NOT RECOVERED

   
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