AIRCRAFT HISTORY

YN-19, aircraft BU NO 150570, was built by Sikorsky Aircraft Division in Stratford, Connecticut and delivered to the Marine Corps Oct. 28 1963. It served in Vietnam from 1963 to June 1969. During her time in Vietnam, she served with many squadrons as they rotated in and out of Vietnam and in many roles, including as a component aircraft of Marine Task Unit 79.3.5, code named SHUFLY, among the first Marine units providing air support in Vietnam, and as a UH-34D Stinger Gunship. Read about the UH-34D Stinger Gunship

We have collected the following history from the aircraft log records, from US government records on the internet and from pilot log books.

If you flew our aircraft, please email photo copies of your log book and we will add your information to our website.

Squadrons 150570 was assigned to:

  • HMM-163 - Nov. 1963
  • H&MS-16 - Mag 16 April 1964
  • HMM-361 - April 9, 1964 YN-19
  • HMM-364 - July 23, 1964
  • HMM-162 - Oct. 17, 1964
  • HMM-365 - March 5, 1965
  • HMM-162 - March 9, 1965 YS-19
  • HMM-365 - May 15, 1965
  • HMM-361 - Aug. 2, 1965 YN-19
  • FAWPRA - Jan. 1, 1966
  • HMM-161 - March 22, 1966
  • HMM-361 - April 9, 1966 YN-19
  • HMM-263 - May 25,1966 EG-8 or 9
  • HMM-163 - Aug. 1, 1966 YP-7
  • FAWPRA - June 11, 1968
  • HMM-363 - Sept. 24, 1968 YZ-18
  • HMM-362 - Jan. 1969 YL-23
  • NAS Norris - June 26, 1969
  • MARTD Atlanta - Aug. 29, 1969 aircraft #407
  • Aircraft storage center, Davis Monthan Jan. 3, 1972 - Aircraft was retired from service.

On July 2, 2001, our organization  purchased a stripped shell from J.H. Helicopter Services in Cochise, AZ, and shipped her to NY to begin her restoration.

On Nov. 12, 2005, after 5 1/2 years and over 20,000 man hours, YN-19 once again flew her first mission 33 years later. 

J.H. Helicopter Services Cochise AZ YN-19 left July 26, 2001

YN-19 was rolled out and checked for her 1st flight Nov. 12, 2005


150570 AIRCRAFT  HISTORY PHOTOS

These are actual photos of our aircraft in Vietnam along with
after action reports filled out by our pilots


PILOT LOG RECORDS - CREW WHO FLEW OUR AIRCRAFT

Updated: August 13, 2012

Mission Codes:

R5 - Troop lift enemy fire
R6 - Medavac
R8 - Rescue of personal
R9 - Logistic Flight

1964

  • Charles Cannon Okinawa, Japan & Vietnam - HMM-364
    Aug. 12, 1964 - 1R4 - 3.9 hrs. total time of mission, 4 landings 2 Sea
    Aug. 13, 1964 - 1P - 1.4 hrs. total time of mission, Search & Rescue
    Sept. 11, 1964 - 1A2 - 2.2 hrs. total time of mission, 1 Sea landing
    Sept. 26, 1964 - 1R4 - 2.4 hrs. total time of mission, 2 landing 2 Sea

  • Frank J. Gajewski Vietnam - HMM-163
    Jan. 17, 1964 - 1R4 - 2.1 hrs. total time of mission, 1 landing

  • Ken Morgan Okinawa, Japan - USS Valley Forge HMM-361
    May 16, 1964 - .5 hrs. total time of mission, 1 Carrier landing

  • Bud Jones - Vietnam - HMM-162
    Oct. 23, 1964 - .2 hrs. total time of mission, 1 Sea landing
    Nov. 21, 1964 - 2.4 hrs. total time of mission, 5 landings 2 Carrier
    April 20, 1965 - 2.5 hrs. total time of mission, 10 landings

  • Thomas Kanaley Okinawa, Japan - USS Valley Forge HMM-361
    June 5, 1964 - 1R4 - .8 hrs. total time of mission, 2 landings 1 Carrier landing

  • Barry O. Simmons South China Sea USS Valley Forge HMM-364
    Aug. 10, 1964 - 1A2 - 1.5 hrs. total time of mission, 2 Carrier landings
    Aug. 25, 1964 - 1P - 0.7 hrs. total time of mission 1 Carrier landing
    Oct. 10, 1964 - 1A2 1.5 total time of mission, 2 Carrier landings

1964 to 1965

  • Leon Moore Vietnam - HMM-162
    Oct. 19, 1964 - 3A1 - 1.3 hrs. total time of mission, 1 Sea landing
    Dec. 4, 1964 - 1R4 - 2.2 hrs. total time of mission, 2 landings
    Jan. 6, 1965 - 1R4 - .1 hrs. total time
    Jan. 14, 1965 - 3A1 - 1.5 hrs. total time of mission, 8 Sea landings
    Jan. 26, 1965 - 3A1 - .3 hrs. total time of mission, 1 Sea landing
    Feb. 25, 1965 - 1R4 - 2.6 hrs. total time of mission, 4 Sea landings
    April. 4, 1965 - 1R9 - 1.3 hrs. total time of mission, 9 landings
    May. 7, 1965 - 1R9 - .8 hrs. total time of mission, 2  landings

  • Geis Royall - Vietnam - HMM-162, onboard USS Princeton
    Oct. --, 1964 - 1.3 hrs. total time of mission
    March --, 1965 - 1.4 hrs. total time of mission

1965

  • Paul Bronson - Vietnam - HMM-361
    Aug. 2, 1965 1R5 2.4 total time of mission 10 landings
    Aug. 5, 1965 1R7 1.5 total time of mission 1 landing
    Sept. 26, 1965 1J2 0.2 total time of mission 1 landing


  • Allen E. Cates Vietnam - HMM-361
    May 23, 1965 - 1R5 - .7 hrs. total time of mission, 2 landings
    June 11, 1965 - 1V3 - 1.0 hrs. total time of mission, 1 landing
    July 9, 1965 - 1R5 - 2.2 hrs. total time of mission, 7 landings
    July 9, 1965 - 1R5 - 2.2 hrs. total time of mission, 8 landings
    July 9, 1965 - 1R5 - .8 hrs. total time of mission, 1 landing
    July 31, 1965 - 1R9 - .8 hrs. total time of mission, 7 landings
    Aug. 1, 1965 - 1R7 - 2.1 hrs. total time of mission, 5 landings
    Aug. 1, 1965 - 3R7 - 3.7 hrs. total time of mission, 10 landings

  • Clarence "Sam" Dickey - Vietnam - MAG-16
    Oct. 12, 1965 - 1R5 - 1.0 hrs. total time of mission

  • Thomas E. Parsons Vietnam - HMM-361
    Nov. 17, 1965 - 1R7 - 0.3 hrs.. total time of mission, 1 landing
    Dec. 1, 1965 - 1J2 - 0.2 hrs. total time of mission, 1 landing
    Dec. 3, 1965 - 1R5 - 1.5 hrs. total time of mission, 1 landing

  • Don Ringgold Vietnam - HMM-361
    Sept. 19, 1965 - 1R7 - 0.3 hrs. total time of mission, 1 landing
    Oct. 18, 1965 - 1R9 - 1.1 hrs. total time of mission, 1 landing
    Oct. 24, 1965 - 1R5 - 1.3 hrs. total time of mission, 2 landings
    Oct. 24, 1965 - 1R9 - 0.7 hrs. total time of mission, 2 landings
    Nov. 10, 1965 - 3R7 - 0.5 hrs. total time of mission, 2 landings
    Nov. 10, 1965 - 1R7 - 1.1 hrs. total time of mission, 1 landing
    Dec. 01, 1965 - 1J2 - 0.2 hrs. total time of mission , 1 landing


  • Norm Urban Vietnam - HMM-361
    Aug. 8, 1965 - 0.6 hrs. total time of mission, 1 landing

1965 to 1966

  • John Downing Vietnam - HMM-361
    Sept. 30, 1965 - 1R7 - 1.6 hrs. total time of mission, 6 landings
    Oct. 3, 1965 - 1R6 - 1.9 hrs. total time of mission, 2 landings
    Oct. 9, 1965 - 1R5 - 1.5 hrs. total time of mission, 3 landings
    Oct. 31, 1965 - 1R5 - 0.9 hrs. total time of mission, 4 landings
    Nov. 14, 1965 - 3R7 - 0.8 hrs. total time of mission, 1 landings
    Apr. 13, 1966 - 1A1 - 1.4 hrs. total time of mission, 13 landings
    May. 19, 1966 - 3A2 - 1.7 hrs. total time of mission, 4 landings

  • James P. Mulroy Vietnam - HMM-361
    Sept. 20, 1965 - 1R5 - .5 hrs. total time of mission, 1 landing
    Oct. 30, 1965 - 1R9 - 1.3 hrs. total time of mission, 7 landings
    Nov. 7, 1965 - 1R6 - 1.8 hrs. total time of mission, 3 landings
    May 5, 1966 - 1R4 - 1.8 hrs. total time of mission, 7 landings

  • George M. Shiffer Jr. Vietnam - HMM-361
    July 13, 1965 - 1.9 hrs. total time
    Oct. 2, 1965 - 1.5 hrs. total time
    Apr 26, 1966 - 3.1 hrs. total time
    May 14, 1966 - 0.8 hrs. total time
    May. 17, 1966 - 2.8 hrs. total time

1966

  • William A. Allanson Vietnam - HMM-361
    April 13,1966 - 1A1 - 1.4 hrs. total time of mission, 1 landing
    April 26,1966 - 1P - 2.0 hrs. total time of mission, 4 landings


  • Al Donahue III - Okinawa - HMM-263
    July 5,1966 - 3A1 - 1.1 hrs. total time of mission, 7 landings
    July 9,1966 - 1A1 - 2.5 hrs. total time of mission, 8 landings

  • Gordon Squires - Okinawa - HMM-263
    June 3, 1966 - 1A1 - .6 hrs. total time of mission, 0 landings (external load)

1967 to 1968

  • Bernie Gordon - Vietnam - HMM-163
    Aug. 26, 1967 - 1R5 - 1.7 hrs. total time of mission
    Dec. 24, 1967 - 3R6 - 2.5 hrs. total time of mission (Night Medevac)
    Jan. 5, 1968 - 3R6 - total time of mission, (Night Medevac)

1968

  • M. C. Abajian - Vietnam - HMM-363 (as YZ-18)
    Sept. 27, 1968 - 3L2 - 0.5 hrs. total time of test mission, 3 landings
    Sept. 27, 1968 - 3L2 - 0.5 hrs. total time of test mission, 1 landing
    Sept. 28, 1968 - 3V3 - 1.6 hrs. total time of mission, 1 landing

  • Wayne Fischer - Vietnam - HMM-363 (as YZ-18)
    Sept. 29, 1968 - 1R9 - 3.8 hrs. total time of mission
    Oct. 5, 1968 - 1R7 - 3.5 hrs. total time of mission

  • Brook Stevenson - Vietnam - HMM-363 (as YZ-18)
    Oct. 10, 1968 - 1R9 - 2.8 hrs. total time of mission, 4 landings

  • Denny Duffy - Vietnam - HMM-363 (as YZ-18)
    Oct. 10, 1968 - 1L2 - 0.6 hrs. total time of mission
    Oct. 18, 1968 - 1R5 - 2.1 hrs. total time of mission

  • Frank Moore - Vietnam - HMM-363 (as YZ-18)
    Nov. 07, 1968 - 1R9 - 4.0 hrs. total time of mission, 6 landings

1969

  • Robert L. Bringham - Vietnam - HMM-362 (as YL-23)
    Jan. 15, 1969 - 1L2 - 1.0 hrs. total time of mission, 1 landing
    Jan. 30, 1969 - 1R7 - 4.5 hrs. total time of mission, 7 landings
    May 03, 1969 - 1R5 - 3.5 hrs. total time of mission 6 landings

  • Kenneth Davis - Vietnam - HMM-362 (as YL-23)
    Jan. 10, 1969 - 1R7 - 0.7 hrs. total time of mission, 1 landing
    Jan. 16, 1969 - 1L2 - 0.3 hrs. total time of mission, 1 landing
    Mar. 08, 1969 - 1R7 - 1.3 hrs. total time of mission, 6 landings
    May 05, 1969 - 1R5 - 0.7 hrs. total time of mission, 3 landings
    May 11, 1969 - 3R5 - 0.5 hrs. total time of mission, 2 landings 1 Carrier

 


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