Accident North American Rockwell OV-10A Bronco 155422, Tuesday 22 October 1968
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Date:Tuesday 22 October 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic V10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
North American Rockwell OV-10A Bronco
Owner/operator:VMO‑2 / MAG‑16 USMC
Registration: 155422
MSN: 305-33
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Giang Hoa, in Quang Nam Province -   Vietnam
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Marble Mountain AB
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Hit by ground fire near the village of Giang Hoa, in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam. Both crew members - Capt Eugene William "Gene" Kimmel and Capt Rodney Rene Chastant - were KIA. Capt Kimmel was posthumously awarded the DFC.

VS-3 (UH-1E gunship) observed the crash at grid ref AT992554. VS-10 (UH-1E gunship) landed at the crash site and recovered the body of the pilot. Received fire and returned fire from a ground hover. Covered two more ground wave landings by Spartan Luck 1-0 flight. Received and returned fire on both additional landings. Controlled HELLBORNE flights on target at AT9957 grid ref. Delivered body of pilot to field Hospital.


Revision history:

23-Nov-2011 14:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Feb-2020 12:54 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Narrative, Operator]

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