sikorsky ch-53c (68-10933)

SIKORSKY CH-53C (REGISTRATION: 68-1033)
Special Ops Heroes
By Michael Ashcroft
Special Men
By Dennis Foley
SIKORSKY CH-53C (REGISTRATION: 68-1033)
On May 13, at 2030 local time, 16 Sikorsky CH-53Cs took off from RTAFB Nakhon Phanom. Shortly after take off, one of the helicopters, Serial Number 68-10933 from the 21st SOS, 56th SPS, fell out of formation, crashed and exploded on impact. All 22 aboard, including four crew, 18 USAF security police and one linguist, were killed in the crash. Other CH-53s landed nearby, but exploding ammunition and burning fuel hindered all rescue attempts. The CH-53 crashed in the Phannanikhom District, 35 miles west of Nakhon Phanom. Officially, the CH53C was on a routine training mission, but all 22 killed in the crash were awarded the Bronze Star posthumously.
  1. AIR COMMANDO 2 McMullen, George Edward III

    SURNAME McMullen FORENAME George Edward III UNIT 21 Special Operations Squadron (56 S.O. Wing) RANK Technical Sergeant NUMBER 267963875 DATE OF DEATH 13th May 1975 AGE 31 GRAVESITE Lawnwood Memorial Park,Covington,Newton County,Georgia ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from...
  2. AIR COMMANDO 2 Froehlich, Laurence Eugene

    SURNAME Froehlich FORENAME Laurence Eugene UNIT 21 Special Operations Squadron (56 S.O. Wing) RANK First Lieutenant NUMBER 382567615 DATE OF DEATH 13th May 1975 AGE 25 GRAVESITE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Sodus,Michigan born 26.12.1949 Michigan graduated USAF Academy...
  3. AIR COMMANDO 2 Kays, James G.

    SURNAME Kays FORENAME James Grier (Jimmy) UNIT 21 Special Operations Squadron (56 S.O. Wing) RANK Captain NUMBER 256824055 DATE OF DEATH 13th May 1975 AGE 25 GRAVESITE buried Atlanta,Georgia ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Atlanta,Georgia born 4.10.1949 Jacksonville,Florida...
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