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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 84473
Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B47G model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell HTL-4 Sioux
Owner/operator:1st MAW, VMO-6, US Navy
Registration: 128634
MSN: 217
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Incheon -   South Korea
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Incheon, South Korea
Destination airport:
Attached to 1st MAW. Hit by automatic weapons fire during a CASEVAC mission, and crashed at Incheon, South Korea 24/4/1951. Pilot (1st Lt Robert G Mathewson) was only slightly injured. He landed near to a US Marine platoon close to the front line. Issued with a steel helmet and a rifle, he was immediately "press ganged" into the platoon, and had to fight with them, as a combat infantryman, back to safe territory!


1. U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and MATS Aircraft Lost During the Korean War By Douglas E. Campbell

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Revision history:

21-Jul-2013 02:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Feb-2015 21:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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