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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 76836
Last updated: 23 November 2017
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Date:27-MAR-1970
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell OH-58A Kiowa
Owner/operator:520th TC Battallion, US Army
Registration: 68-16785
C/n / msn: 40110
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Quang Tri Province -   Vietnam
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Phu Loi, Vietnam
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Destroyed in combat 27 March 1970: Aero-scout mission with an artillery spotter. Hit by .51 calibre bullet pulling out from a BDA - one of the first OH-58A losses of the war. The two crew were killed (KIA): Circumstances of death attributed to .. "Died through hostile action .. air crash on land".

Contemporary press reports named the two fatalities as WO1 Ralph R. Quick Jr [Pilot] and Lt/Col Joseph Benoski Jr [Obersever]

Sources:

1. http://www.armyaircrews.com/kiowa_nam.html
2. http://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/42024/RALPH-R-QUICK-JR
3. http://unitpages.military.com/unitpages/unit.do?id=841159
4. http://www.virtualwall.org/dq/QuickRR01a.htm
5. http://www.honorstates.org/index.php?id=262028
6. http://www.armycasualties.info/index.php?page=directory&rec=40380
7. Jefferson City Post-Tribune from Jefferson City, Missouri Page 3 at http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/34458439/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Nov--0001 00:00 ASN Archive
17-Apr-2015 20:01 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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