Starr, Allen Eugene., 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, 135th Aviation Company (AHC)
Service Years
1965 - 1969

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Warrant Officer 1


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Home State
Florida
Florida
Year of Birth
1944
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Sanford, FL
Last Address
Dallas, Texas

Casualty Date
Jul 22, 1969
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vinh Long (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Status: Killed In Action while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.0
Date of Birth: 07/09/1944
Unit: 135 AHC, EMU
Flight class: 69-5
Short Summary: Tail rotor failure near Vinh Long. Co-pilot Bernardino Genchi.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17375
Service number: W3164331
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Started Tour: 05/10/1969
Length of service: 04

single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Baptist - other groups
This record was last updated on 07/29/1994
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Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17375
Incident number: 690722221ACD Accident case number: 690722221 Total loss or fatality
The station for this helicopter was Bear Cat in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 4 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 1
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )

Crew Members:
AC WO1 GENCHI BERNARDINO FRANCIS KIA
P WO1 STARR ALLEN EUGENE KIA
CE SP4 POOL LARRY GAY KIA
G SP4 WHITLATCH GAIL LEE KIA

Passengers and/or other participants:
UNK UNK, GM, G


Accident Summary:

 AIRCRAFT 67-17375 DEPARTED VINH LONG AS CHALK NO. 8 OF A FLIGHT OF 9 TO FIRE SUPPORT BASE DANGER, THE UNIT WAS SUPPORTING THE 7TH ARVN DIVISION AND WAS ENROUTE TO THE PZ. THE FLIGHT DEPARTED RUNWAY 26 AND WAS TURNING TO THE NORTH TO FORM UP. APPROXIMATELY 2 MINUTES AFTER TAKEOFF, CHALK 8 WAS HEARD REPORTING THAT HE WAS GOING DOWN WITH SEVERE VIBRATIONS. THE AIRCRAFT MADE A DESCENDING TURN GENERALLY NORTHWARD. ALTITUDE AT THE TIME OF EMERGENCY WAS APPROXIMATELY 800 FEET WITH AIRSPEED ABOUT 80 KNOTS. THE CREW MADE A POWER APPLICATION AT ABOUT 200 FEET ALTITUDE TO AID IN CLEARING SOME TREES. AT THIS TIME, THE TAIL ROTOR CEASED TO FUNCTION. THE AIRCRAFT LOWERED IT'S NOSE AS IF TO ATTEMPT TO STREAMLINE AND GAIN AIRSPEED. POWER WAS APPLIED THE AIRCRAFT CLIMBED VERTICALLY WHILE SPINNING RIGHT. A LEFT ROLL ENSUED, AND THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK THE GROUND NEARLY INVERTED. FLAMES ERUPTED SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH GROUND IMPACT AND IT IS FELT THAT THE IMPACT CAUSED INSTANT CREW FATALITIES. UPON COMPLETE EXTINGUISHING OF THE FLAMES, CREW BODIES WERE EVACUATED TO THE MORGUE AT CAN THO.\\

This record was last updated on 09/20/1998

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Date posted on this site: 01/22/2013

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Comments/Citation
W/O Starr: some of your Seminole High School (Sanford, Florida) chums have told me you went to school in my hometown of Sanford. I am a Combat Correspondent USMC Sergeant of Marines who was wounded in Quang Tri Province in 1970 who some years ago posted the listing of all Sanford and Seminole County veterans KIA in Vietnam in our local paper The Sanford Herald. Since then the list has grown a bit and now appears on Facebook under two I Grew Up... and We Grew Up In Sanford FB group pages as well as my own page and I have been encouraged to add your name to the list. Welcome Home, brother! J Kirk Richards
   
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