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Narrative:Hit by ground fire near the village of Giang Hoa, in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam. Both crew members - Capt Eugene William "Gene" Kimmel and Capt Rodney Rene Chastant - were KIA. Capt Kimmel was posthumously awarded the DFC.
|Type:||North American Rockwell OV-10A Bronco|
|Operator:||VMO‑2, MAG‑16, USMC,|
|C/n / msn:|| 305-33|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Giang Hoa, in Quang Nam Province -
|Departure airport:||Marble Mountain AB|
VS-3 (UH-1E gunship) observed the crash at grid ref AT992554. VS-10 (UH-1E gunship) landed at the crash site and recovered the body of the pilot. Received fire and returned fire from a ground hover. Covered two more ground wave landings by Spartan Luck 1-0 flight. Received and returned fire on both additional landings. Controlled HELLBORNE flights on target at AT9957 grid ref. Delivered body of pilot to field Hospital.
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]|
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