Bureau #  
 
  Side #  OriginalAssignedInformationNotes
  155393  115  Replacement  
  For 155503
  ?     Second Replacement Aircraft Arrived
  In-Country February 1970 - Lost March 30, 1970
  Aircrew: Lt. Cdr. Westerman & Lt.(jg) Ford WIA
  
  155394  111  Replacement  
  For 155493
  -     First Replacement Aircraft Arrived In- Country
  February 1970 - Lost October 29, 1971
  Aircrew: Lt's Segars And Smith WIA
  
  155405  111  Replacement
  For 155394?
  ?     Transferred From VMO-6 - Date Unknown  See Notes #4 & 5
  CDF
  155417  105  Replacement
  For 155497?
  ?     Transferred From VMO-6 - November 2, 1970
  Registered With American Warbirds In Gaithersburg, MD
  See Note #4
  DOS
  155427   ?     Replacement
  For 155495
  Binh Thuy  Possibly Became New Side # 101
  Transferred From VMO-2 - Sometime After March 1971
  See Notes #4 & 5
  CDF
  155458  110  ?  ?    Transferred From VMO-6 - First Flight With VAL-4 About
  June 22, 1970  -  Lt. Hotchkiss WIA April 5, 1971
  See Note #4
  155460  101  Original   VS-41 NAS North Island   Crashed On Landing August 7, 1970. Aircrew Lost: 
  Lt. "Flash" Leebern And Student Pilot Lt. Thomas Lange
  See Note #1  
  155461  102  Original   Vung Tau   Lost On February 9, 1972
  Aircrew: Lt. Lutz Killed In Action And 1st Lt. Brindle WIA
  
  155462  103   Original   VS-41 NAS North Island    Sent To Moroccan Air Force  See Notes #1 & 3  
  155463  104  Original   Binh Thuy  A Photo Shows "PEGASUS" As Aircraft Name On Nose    
  155470  105  Original   VS-41 NAS North Island   Converted To 'D+' Model Sent To AMARC In 1993;
  Now In Beaumont County, SC For Mosquito Control
  See Notes #1 & 2  
  155471  106
  101
  Original   Binh Thuy    See Note #5
  CDF
  155472  107  Original   Binh Thuy  On May 23, 1969 Lt. Pete Russell Was Killed In Action
  While Piloting This Aircraft. Currently Being Restored At
  The National Naval Aviation Museum In Pensacola, FL
 
  155473  108  Original   VS-41 NAS North Island     See Note #1
  155474  116 - Green 
  102 - Grey
  Original   Binh Thuy  Converted To 'D' Model And Sent To Department Of
  State. Now At Aviation Tech School - Burlington, VT
  
  155475 101/110  Original   Vung Tau    See Note #5
  CDF
  155480  ?  Replacement  ?  Transferred From VMO-6 - April 29, 1970  See Note #4
  CDF
  155490  111  Original   Binh Thuy  First Aircraft Lost In-Country On July 12, 1969.
  Aircrew Lost: Lt. Martin And Lt.(jg) Sikkink
  
  155491  112  Original   Vung Tau  Sent To Moroccan Air Force  
  155493 113/115  Original   Binh Thuy  'D' Model - To National Vietnam Veterans Museum
  In Mineral Wells, Texas
  
  155494  114  Original   Vung Tau On Display ~ Leatherneck Museum
MCAS Miramar, CA 
  
  155495  113  Original   Binh Thuy  Third Aircraft Lost In-Country On June 7, 1970
  Aircrew: Lt. Cdr. Barton Killed In Action And
  Lt. Crdr. Hanks Was Wounded In Action
  
  155496 103/116  Original   Vung Tau    CDF 
  155497  105  Original   Binh Thuy  Aircraft Lost On September 29, 1970. Aircrew Wounded
  In Action: Lt.(jg)'s Bastarache And Ford
  
  155503  115  Original   Vung Tau  Crashed In The Rung Sat Zone On December 20, 1969.
  Lt.(jg) Sandberg And Capt. Long Were Killed In Action
  

Note #      
  1     VS-41 Aircraft At NAS North Island In California Had Standard USMC Green/Grey Scheme  
  With An All White Wing, "NAVY" Lettering, And No Squadron Code On Tail.
  2      155470 Was Painted Gloss Black Over Grey With White Lettering In 1971. The Tail Code
  Was "RA" With "8" And A Shamrock Insignia On Both Sides Of The Nose.
  3      There Is A Photo Of An OV-10A In Green With A "3" Over A Black Pony Insignia -- This
  Aircraft Would Have Been Referred To As "Black Pony 103" And Another Photo Shows
  A Green Bronco With "103" In White On The Nose. Yet Another Photo Shows BuNo
  155496 In All Grey With 103 On The Nose. This Indicates That At Least One Bronco And
  Maybe Another Was Operated In-Country As #103.
  4     VMO-2 Was Based At Danang And VMO-6 Was Based At Quang Tri, South Vietnam Until October 1969 When It Moved To
  Futema, Okinawa.
  5     One Of Several Bronco's Sent To The California Department Of Forestry
  All     Side Number Information Gathered From Kit Lavell's Book "The Flying Black Ponies";  
  From Fireball Modelworks OV-10 Decal Bureau Number   Information Sheet;
  J. Baugher's Military Aircarft Bureau/Serial Number Web List; And Archived Photos.
 CDF   California Department Of Forestry
 DOS   Department Of State
       Conflicting Information Leads Me To The Conclusion That BuNo 155479 Was Never
  In VAL-4 Or In Vietnam. If Anybody Has A Picture Or Document That Clearly Shows
  The BuNo And/Or Side # Please Send It To Me