kaman hh-43b huskie (58-1845)

KAMAN HH-43B HUSKIE (REGISTRATION: 58-1845)
Amphibious Assault: First Wave on Guam and Okinawa
by George R Aspley & Samuel Aspley
KAMAN HH-43B HUSKIE (REGISTRATION: 58-1845)
On October 10, 1968, a U.S. Air Force helicopter HH-43B Huskie (tail number 58-1845), callsign Pedro 44, assigned to Detachment 1, 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron (38th ARRS) at Phan Rang Air Base in Ninh Thuan Province, RVN, was scrambled with the fire suppression kit (FSK) to standby for the emergency landing of a B-57. Pedro 44 entered a left-hand climbing turn over the airfield when it crashed and burned, killing all five crewmembers. The lost crew included pilots MAJ Donald R. Brooks and CAPT Von M. Liebernecht, and crewmen SSGT Milard L.E. Bledsoe, TSGT Angel Luna, and TSGT Emmett S. Orr.
  1. AIR COMMANDO 2 Orr, Emmett Somers

    SURNAME Orr FORENAME Emmett Somers UNIT 38 Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron (3 A.R.R. Group) (35 Civil Engineer Squadron,35 Tactical Fighter Wing,attached) RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER 57206319 DATE OF DEATH 10th October 1968 AGE 37 GRAVESITE Springfield National...
  2. AIR COMMANDO 2 Luna, Angel (Joe)

    SURNAME Luna FORENAME Angel (Joe) UNIT 38 Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron (3 A.R.R. Group) (35 USAF Dispensary,35 Tactical Fighter Wing,attached) RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER 18401276 DATE OF DEATH 10th October 1968 AGE 36 GRAVESITE Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery,San...
  3. AIR COMMANDO 2 Liebernecht, Von Miles

    SURNAME Liebernecht FORENAME Von Miles UNIT 38 Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron (3 A.R.R. Group) RANK Captain NUMBER 3104278 DATE OF DEATH 10th October 1968 AGE 34 GRAVESITE Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park,North Hollywood,Los Angeles County,California ADDITIONAL...
  4. AIR COMMANDO 2 Bledsoe, Milard Luther Eugene

    SURNAME Bledsoe FORENAME Milard Luther Eugene UNIT 38 Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron (3 A.R.R. Group) (35 Civil Engineer Squadron,35 Tactical Fighter Wing,attached) RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER 14675261 DATE OF DEATH 10th October 1968 AGE 30 GRAVESITE Mount Joy...
  5. AIR COMMANDO 2 Brooks, Donald Ray (Don)

    SURNAME Brooks FORENAME Donald Ray (Don) UNIT 38 Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron (3 A.R.R. Group) RANK Major NUMBER 3009709 DATE OF DEATH 10th October 1968 AGE 37 GRAVESITE Floral Hills Memory Garden,Tucker,DeKalb County,Georgia ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from...
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