|CH-47A Chinook helicopter 62-02135 poses for a photographs after obtaining 1,000 flight hours. A first for the CH-47 fleet. The names of those in the photograph are unknown. If you know them, plese send us an email.|
| 62-02135, Boeing build number B-051, was a CH-47A. The U.S. Army acceptance date was 13 March 1964. 62-02135 accumulated 3,949.3 aircraft hours.
At some point, 62-02135 was assigned to the 147th Assault Support Helicopter Company (ASHC) - "Hillclimbers", at Vung Tau, in the Republic of Vietnam (RVN) through March 1967.
On 13 April 1966, 62-02135, while operating in support of a logistics sling load resupply mission, was struck by small arms fire in the ramp, damaging the structure. The aircraft was repaired in theater.
62-02135 flew its 1,000th hour on 1 October 1966. This was the first operational CH-47 to break 1,000 hours in Vietnam.
In April 1967, 62-02135 transferred to the Army Aeronautical Depot Maintenance Center (ARADMAC), 4th Army, later known as Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD), Corpus Christi, Texas, for maintenance.
In December 1967, 62-02135 was transferred to the U. S. Army Aviation School, 3rd Army, at Fort Rucker, Alabama.
In February 1973, 62-02135 was transferred to Boeing Vertol for maintenance.
In March 1973, 62-02135 was transferred to the Aviation Systems Command (AVSCOM) and loaned to the Langley Research Center in support of NASA.
In October 1973, 62-02135 was transferred to the National Guard (WQUKAA), where it remained through at least December 1975.
On 30 April 1984, 62-02135 was inducted into the D model program and converted to 84-24182.
The last known location of 62-02135 was at Boeing during the conversion.
Aircraft status: Converted to D model.
|This aircraft was piloted by:|
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|This aircraft was crewed by:|
|SP6 UNK Wallin, FE, 1966.|
|SP4 UNK Jaros, FE, 1966.|
|PFC Gary Zook, CE, 1966.|
|SP4 Ralph C. Rosenbrock, DG/CE, 1966 - 1967.|
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