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Gowanda in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bell Huey UH-1H Helicopter

Aircraft 67-17611

 
 
Bell Huey UH-1H Helicopter Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 6, 2017
1. Bell Huey UH-1H Helicopter Memorial
Inscription. These brave crewmembers lost their lives while serving in Vietnam. They all served with the "Phoenix", C Company, 158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army. "Phoenix" was their radio call sign, and all proudly wore the pocket patch. Forever our brothers....[37 names]

The following crew was lost while training at Ft. Riley, Kansas prior to the unit going to Vietnam. [3 names]

This helicopter served with the above unit the entire tour they were in Vietnam. 67-17611 was one of the original twenty aircraft, and was the only original one still assigned to the unit when it was returned to the states in December of 1971. The bird saw action in Northern I Corps flying from the basecamp at Camp Evans to such places as Hamburger Hill, the Ashau Valley, CCN and SOG Missions, the Demilitarized Zone Area, The Evacuation of Firebase Ripcord, and the Lam Son 719 Invasion into Laos. She accumulated a total of 2554 flying hours in Vietnam, and served many other units stateside before being retired.

Deep appreciation goes to American Legion Post 409 for allowing us to honor our fallen and this helicopter.
 
Erected by American Legion Post 409.
 
Location. 42° 27.784′ N, 78° 55.972′ 
Bell Huey UH-1H Helicopter Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 6, 2017
2. Bell Huey UH-1H Helicopter Memorial
W. Marker is in Gowanda, New York, in Erie County. Marker is on Legion Drive mile south of East Main Street (U.S. 62), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Memorial is at the parking lot for the American Legion Post at the end of Legion Drive. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Legion Derive, Gowanda NY 14070, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gowanda Historic Site (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gowanda Shrine Club No.1 (about 400 feet away); Ahaz Allen (approx. 1.2 miles away); “Taylor Tract” (approx. 1.8 miles away); Town of Perrysburg (approx. 3.5 miles away); Tree With Bank Account (approx. 3.5 miles away); The First Pioneers (approx. 7.6 miles away); The Lincoln Maple (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gowanda.
 
Categories. War, Vietnam
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 9, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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