Accident Grumman A-6A Intruder 152636, Thursday 18 January 1968
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Date:Thursday 18 January 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic A6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Grumman A-6A Intruder
Owner/operator:VMA(AW)-533 USMC
Registration: 152636
MSN: I-185
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:20 miles NW of Hanoi, Vinh Yen Area, Tuyen Quang Province, North Vietn -   Vietnam
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Chu Lai AB, near Tam Kỳ city, Quảng Nam Province, South Vi
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A-6A Intruder BuNo 152636 of VMA(FW)-533 (Call Sign OMAHA) was lost on combat operations on January 18 1968. The aircraft was on a combat radar strike mission - Western Track Rolling Thunder - target, Ven Bay Ammo Dump. Weather over the target 300 foot scattered, visibility 3 miles and ground fog. Last contact was two miles from release, 20 miles North West of Hanoi, Vinh Yen Area, Tuyen Quang Province, North Vietnam

Both crew members were listed as missing. They were Major Hobart McKinley Wallace (pilot) and Captain Patrick Peter Murray (bombardier/navigator). Major Wallace was official declared as MIA with effect from June 3 1974: his remains were recovered and repatriated on April 10 1986, but not formally identified until March 27 2002

The remains of Captain Patrick Peter Murray were recovered and repatriated on April 10 1986



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

12 May 1974 152637 VA-196, US Navy 0 USS Ranger (CVA-61), Pacific Ocean, off Hawaii w/o

Revision history:

19-Aug-2013 08:24 Uli Elch Added
19-Aug-2013 08:58 Uli Elch Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Narrative]
16-Mar-2016 22:22 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Sep-2017 18:56 AceFlyboy Updated [Registration]
17-Sep-2017 19:12 AceFlyboy Updated [Narrative]
27-Dec-2019 15:10 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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