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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 76825
Last updated: 23 September 2017
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Date:22-AUG-1970
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell OH-58 Kiowa
Owner/operator:'C' Company, 3/17 Cavalry, US Army
Registration: 69-16089
C/n / msn: 40310
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3 Km W of Rock Pile, Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam -   Vietnam
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Destroyed in combat 22 August 1970: hit by .51 cal ground fire approx 3 km west of the Rock Pile, Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam. Count of hits was not possible because the helicopter burned or exploded. Two of the three crew were killed: contemporary newspaper reports named the two KIA fatalities as SP5 Paul Ward [CE] and SP4 Robert L. Dunaway Jr [Observer]. The pilot (un-named) was apparently seriously injured.

Sources:

1. http://www.armyaircrews.com/kiowa_nam.html
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1969.html
3. http://www.vhpa.org/KIA/incident/70082222KIA.HTM
4. http://northwestvets.com/spurs/317honor.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Nov--0001 00:00 ASN Archive
17-Apr-2015 22:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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