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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178702
Last updated: 12 August 2019
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Date:08-AUG-1966
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II
Owner/operator:558th TFS, 12th TFW, United States Air Force (USAF7
Registration: 64-0687
C/n / msn: 924
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:NE of Bien Hoa airbase near Saigon, South Vietnam -   Vietnam
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Cam Ranh Bay AB, South Vietnam
Destination airport:
Narrative:
8th August 1966: USAF F‑4C Phantom II (64-0687, callsign Boxer 6) of 557 TFS 12th TFW Cam Ranh Bay Airbase in South Vietnam was hit by ground fire whilst providing close air support of friendly forces who were in contact with the enemy northeast of Bien Hoa airbase near Saigon. Rescue helicopters were alerted and arrived within minutes. but the two crew of Phantom 64-0687 were not located. Fate of crew unknown, possibly ejected. Crew of 64-0687 were:

Capt. Charles Milton Walling (pilot): Listed as MIA 8/8/66, South Vietnam, Remains Repatriated 4/13/10, but first identified 11/30/11
1st Lt. Aado Kommendant (WSO) - presumed MIA/KIA 8/8/66

Sources:

1. http://tucson.com/news/local/pilot-downed-in-vietnam-in-is-returning-home/article_33a7c833-019d-54e6-a6e1-f07c85cdba43.html
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20170917020420/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/F-4_PHANTOM_USA/f4_phantom_US_1966.htm
3. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1964.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Aug-2015 19:02 Dr. John Smith Added
15-Aug-2015 19:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Cn]
15-Aug-2015 19:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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