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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 60787
Last updated: 26 June 2017
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Date:25-FEB-1991
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-1 USMC
Registration: 155424
C/n / msn: 305-32
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Central Kuwait -   Kuwait
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Saudi Arabia
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hit by an Iraqi surface-to-air missile over Iraqi-occupied "Central Kuwait". (Exact location classified/not disclosed) during Operation "Desert Storm". Pilot, Major Joseph Small, III, ejected safely, but was taken POW. Rear seat Observer, Captain David Spellacy was killed .

Major Small was released on March 5, 1991 when he was handed over to the Red Cross. The body of Captain Spellacy was handed over to the Red Cross on March 19, 1991 for repatriation, and burial in the United States. His funeral took place on March 20, 1991 at Worthington, Ohio

Sources:

1. http://www.pownetwork.org/gulf/sd074.htm
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries19.html
3. http://dva.state.wi.us/Courier/2006/2006FEBcourier.pdf
4. http://www.worthingtonmemory.org/WorthingtonMemoryExpandedRecord.cfm?ID=532&tn=3
5. http://www.broadchannel1.com/AmericanLegion/Articles/Horror+of+Captivity.html
6. http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1991.htm#jun


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Nov-2011 16:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Nov-2011 16:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Narrative]
22-Nov-2011 17:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
24-Nov-2011 01:48 78.146.63.209 Updated [Registration]
02-Jan-2017 22:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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