From: Bobby Deiss <hovermaster@ >
Sent: Monday, June 8, 2015 7:03 PM
Subject: Lancer Aircraft 67-17645
I wanted to make contact with "the
Lancers" and let you know, I flew one of your aircraft in Desert Shield /
Desert Storm. My unit was the 273rd Medical Detachment (RA), and we flew the
Dustoff mission in the first Gulf War. MY aircraft was 67-17645 and our call
sign was Fubijar. I'm attaching a picture of my crew L-R SGT Robert
Shotwell-Medic, SGT Terry Eschenbacher -CE, CW4 Roger Whitley PC (also a
Vietnam Veteran), and myself then CW2 Bobby Deiss. The picture is of us arrived
645 was a great ship and she never let us down. I
thought you guys might like to know something about one of your former birds.
It is an honor to have made a connection with B / 158th Aviation BN 101
Airborne! We supported the 1st CAV during the ground attack portion of
Operation Desert Storm. Can you please check and see if there is a photo of 645
Take care and God Speed my Brothers!
CW4 Bobby Deiss (RET)
SGT Robert Shotwell-Medic, SGT Terry Eschenbacher -CE, CW4 Roger Whitley PC (also a Vietnam Veteran), and myself then CW2 Bobby Deiss
From: W White
Sent: Jun 9, 2015 2:38 PM
Subject: Re: Lancer Aircraft 67-17645
Sharing comments posted by others in the flight:
That Huey was part of the original helicopters
given to B Co at
Keith Boyd Lancer 19:
Wow! That was my ship. No kidding. Beautiful then and apparently still is. My ship for about 6 months in 70"71. Actually belonged to Steve Anglin the CE, but he let me drive. It was one smooth machine. I can't believe it is still flying 45 years later. It's flown a lot of folks along the way.
To W White
This is very Cool ! I
will be sure to let my unit members know! I'm keeping track of as many unit
members as I can, plus our history, and our aircraft. I haven't found where 645
is at present. I had a lead with the exact same serial
number, but two other different aircraft would you believe. One turned out to
be a Mike model at some museum in
OBTW for the record our 76-17645 was a UH-1V Victor model as we called it. Exactly a Hotel Model but added instruments (Radar altimeter for night hoist missions we flew under goggles, and a DME (Distance Measuring Instrument) gave us the distance between fixes, VOR's, etc. Here's a couple of more pics of 67-17645 Veteran of Vietnam & Desert Shield/Desert Storm!
While the unit doesn't have a web site right now, I will stay in touch with you guys, and will send a link to your website to my unit members.
Go in Peace My Brothers!
ARRIVAL to 159th MASH