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Narrative:The first OV-10A BRONCO loss in combat in Vietnam was on July 25 1968 when Bureau Number 155412, assigned to VMO-2, MAG-16, and flown by Captain Alfred L. Tripp, from Warwick, Rhode Island. His observer was an infantry officer, 1st Lt Michael F. Hendrickson, assigned to Headquarters, 1st Marine Division.
North American Rockwell OV-10A Bronco
|Owner/operator:||VMO-2, MAG-16, USMC|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Binh Son, 25 miles South of Da Nang -
|Departure airport:||Marble Mountain AB|
The two men were marking a target in the vicinity of Binh Son, about 25 miles south of Danang, for an air strike when their aircraft was hit by small arms fire, failed to pull out of its dive, and crashed. Both men were killed in the incident.
||Dr. John Smith
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