Robert Lanoue BaldwinMajor
"E" FLIGHT, 20TH SPECIAL OPS SQD, 7TH AF
United States Air Force
17 March 1933 - 31 March 1967
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On 31 March 1967, a UH-1F Huey (tail number 65-07932) of the 20th Special Operations Squadron was tasked for an ammunition resupply mission for a Special Operations reconnaissance team. While in a low hover, delivering the munitions via hoist, the helicopter was hit by 12.7 mm rounds. Major Baldwin, then commanding "E" Flight, was killed and the copilot was wounded by the gunfire. The Huey crashed, but the surviving crewmen escaped further injury and were rescued by the SOG team.
From the VHPA database.Major Baldwin was the first fatality for the Green Hornets. He had previously served with the 606th ACS in Thailand on a TDY basis and was considered a very good Huey pilot.
Robert Lanoue Baldwin
A memorial initiated by another Green Hornet,|
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)