ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 60164
Last updated: 24 April 2014
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Date:22-OCT-1968
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic V10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American Rockwell OV-10A Bronco
Owner/operator:VMO‑2, MAG‑16, USMC,
Registration: 155422
C/n / msn: 305-33
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Giang Hoa, in Quang Nam Province -   Vietnam
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Marble Mountain AB
Destination airport:
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.

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.


Sources:
http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/OV_10_BRONCO.htm
http://marines.togetherweserved.com/usmc/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd=ShadowBoxProfile&type=Person&ID=127391
http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries19.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Nov-2011 14:10 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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