Helio U-10B 'Super Courier'

  Base model:U-10
  Nickname:Super Courier
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1952-Present
  Basic role:Utility
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Known serial numbers
62-5907 / 62-5920, 63-8091 / 63-8110, 63-13090 / 63-13113


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 d. Johnson
 , NE
I noticed the 2nd post thought I would answer the question. If anyone knows Abe maybe they can pass this along.

Capt Zooks U-10B was serial number 63-13110 built 12/63, tail number 313110 with USAF Air NG until 05/67,went to US Pacific Air Forces, 7th Air Force, 14th Air Commando Wing, Nha Trang AFB, S/Vietnam until '?, USAF 14th Special Operations Wing, 5th Special Operations Squadron, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa Province, S/Vietnam

Accident midair collision Capt David Zook (remains recovered '08) collided with C-7A Caribou while on a psychops leaflet dropping mission near Lai Khe crashed 5 miles west of village of Ben Cat 10/4/67

destroyed (7th of 12 Helios lost in S/Vietnam)
05/08/2014 @ 01:06 [ref: 68471]
 Paul Olson
 , MO
Hey anyone! My dad flew the u10 out of Bien Thuy 1967-1968. Before that he flew a KC135 out of Thailand. I have heard a lot of the stories and wondered if any of you may know him. Maj. Stu Olson. Thank you
07/16/2012 @ 09:22 [ref: 63388]
 Abe v.d.Bijl
 Leeuwarden, AL
Dear Members,

I am searching for a registration of a Helio U-10B Super Courier, who was during a psy-ops collided over South Vietnam with a De Havilland C-7A Caribou at October 4,1967?
The pilot of the Helio U-10B was Col.David H.Zook Jr.US Air Force,of West Liberty,OH
Is there anyone of you who can help to find this registration?
Thank you very much for your support.

02/04/2011 @ 09:30 [ref: 35930]
 K Burton
 , KY
I was the admin spec in the U-10 section of the 606th Air Commando Squadron 67-68. We did psy-warfare (leaflets and audio), dropped ground observers, some FAC, did "mail" runs carrying after strike film to be processed. It was funny how may times the pilots would take off without locking the wheels (they would caster for short field crosswind landings) and would fuss about it cause when you landed on a smooth hard surface or the psp (WWII metal strips that we had at NKP)you were apt to go in any direction and had to really work the rudders. We operated mainly in Laos and North Vietnam from NKP Thailand.Too many stories too little space. All the pilots were a great bunch of men.
09/22/2010 @ 11:37 [ref: 30325]
 Chuck Huber
 Cedar Crest, NM
Excerpt from the Department of Defense Press Release Sept. 29, 2008 - some of the posters/readers here may remember "The Zook."

"[The remains of Col. David H. Zook, Jr., U.S. Air Force, of West Liberty, Ohio [have been recoverd in Vietnam].

"He will be buried Oct. 4 in West Liberty.

"On Oct. 4, 1967, Zook was on a psychological warfare operation over Song Be Province, South Vietnam, when his U-10B Super Courier aircraft collided in mid-air with a C-7A Caribou.

"The C-7 pilot said he saw the other aircraft hit the ground and explode.

"Several search and rescue attempts failed to locate Zook's remains."

The sad irony is that it was a midair collision with a friendly which caused Zook's death.
09/30/2008 @ 07:39 [ref: 22772]
 Cincinnati, OH
wow, I just read the DoD casuality release and went out to Google to see what a U-10B actually was. Should get one of these to USAF Museum in Dayton.

Glad the Colonel is coming home, may God Bless him.
09/30/2008 @ 06:27 [ref: 22771]
 Dallas, TX
Website for the 5th ACS/SOS, Vietnam.
The 5th flew the U-10A/D & C-47.

This is a picture of the Helio pilots of the 5th SOS, "C" Flt., Binh Thuy , Feb. 1969.

11/25/2007 @ 11:26 [ref: 18664]
 Kent C. Hoefle
 Fort Worth, TX
An Interest note on your U-10 picture over the Delta in 1969. The pilot of that aircraft was Lt. Guy Sumpter and the picture was taken by an USAF combat photographer and I was the pilot of the U-10 from which the picture was taken. I always wondered what happen to the pictures taken that day. It brings back many memiors of the 5th SOS in Bien Thuy.
10/09/2007 @ 11:44 [ref: 18144]
 Terry Sasek
 Detroit, MI
Served at Binh-Thuy AB, 1968-1969, I use to voulenteer to go up at throw out Chu-hoi leaflets and play the tapes over the loud speaker on the U-10 Pys-ops missions. This was an outstanding aircraft, you knew it would get you home every mission.
05/21/2006 @ 19:47 [ref: 13346]
 Stephen Ruby
 Oshkosh, WI
International Helio Association website debuts, so for all Helio owners and enthusiasts we now will be able to offer you membership, newsletter, classifieds, and some very informative material regarding the legendary Helio C/STOL
line of airplanes that have no equal....
03/12/2006 @ 08:26 [ref: 12777]


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