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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192496
Last updated: 21 August 2017
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Date:13-DEC-1968
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic V10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American OV-10A Bronco
Owner/operator:19th TASS, 504th TASG, USAF
Registration: 67-14627
C/n / msn: 305-35
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:6 miles South East of Truc Giang, South Vietnam -   Vietnam
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Bien Hoa, South Vietnam
Destination airport:Bien Hos, South Vietnam
Narrative:
OV-10A 67‑14627 of 19th TASS, 504th TASG, USAF, Bien Hoa: Destroyed December 13, 1968 in a Mid air collision during night combat operations. Collided with AC-47D 43-49274, 6 miles South East of Truc Giang, South Viet Nam. A Viet Cong night attack South East of Truc Giang in the Mekong Delta caused a scramble of aircraft from Bien Hoa. An AC-47 was directed to the target to drop flares to assist the defenders, and 67-14627 collided with this aircraft.

The OV-10 may have been hit by small arms fire but this could not be positively determined. Both aircraft tried to return to Bien Hoa but the OV-10 crashed north-west of Saigon, killing both pilots, and the AC-47 was scrapped after being badly damaged on landing at Bien Hoa. Both crew - Capt Charles Farrell Griffin and Capt Bruce Briant Greene - confirmed as KIA. Captain Griffin had six years of service. His body was recovered and his name is located at 36W 016 on the Vietnam Memorial. Captain Greene had four years of service and had served 53 days in combat. His body was recovered and his name is located at 36W 016 on the Vietnam Memorial.

Sources:

1. http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/OV_10_BRONCO.htm
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1967.html
3. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=17667889
4. https://airforce.togetherweserved.com/usaf/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd=ShadowBoxProfile&type=Person&ID=201221
5. http://www.fac-assoc.org/memorial/memorial02a.html
6. http://www.specialforcesroh.com/showthread.php?14315
7. http://www.virtualwall.org/dg/GriffinCF01a.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jan-2017 19:52 Dr. John Smith Added
02-Jan-2017 19:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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