|BUNO: 155490||Date & Time: Night of July 12, 1969||Stationed: Binh Thuy|
|Crash Location: Near Ap Bac, Chau Doc Province, 45 miles W of Saigon|
Whilst on routine patrol, 155490 was shot down near Ap Bac, 45 miles west of Saigon. Per operational diary for US Navy Squadron VAL-4: "BuNo 155490 was shot down by enemy ground fire Saturday night, July 12. Both pilots are classified as missing in action but there is little reason for hope. The airplane was observed to be receiving fire at 2700 feet altitude, enter a shallow dive and strike the top of a mountain 1700 feet high. Explosion and fire ensued. No ejection seat rocket flame or inflated parachutes were in evidence. Air cover remained over the area all night and the next day, monitoring emergency radio frequencies, but received no signals.
|BUNO: 155503||Date & Time: 1645 December 20, 1969||Stationed: Vung Tau|
|Crash Location: Rung Sat Special Zone, 8 miles N of Vung Tau|
Lost during patrol along the the Saigon Long Tau shipping channel while investigating suspicious sampan.
|BUNO: 155393||Date & Time: 30-MAR-1970||Stationed: Vung Tau|
|Crash Location: Hue Duc, 20 miles north of Rach Gia|
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Crashed after being hit by ground fire during attack. Both the Pilot Lt Cdr John P Westerman and the co-pilot Lt(jg) Peter W Ford ejected, and survived the ejection to be rescued by an army helicopter.
|BUNO: 155495||Date & Time: 07-JUN-1970||Stationed: Binh Thuy|
|Crash Location: Near an island in the Mekong River, five miles northeast of Vinh Long.|
Per opertational diary of US Navy Unit VAL-4: "Information concerning the loss of OV-10A BuNo 155495 was received from VAL-4 commanding officer at Binh Thuy. The Navy aircraft was shot down somewhere in the Mekong Delta on 7 June 1970, resulting in fatal injuries to Lt Cdr Jere Alan Barton. The second pilot, Lt Cdr James D. Hanks, survived with minor injuries.
|BUNO: 155497||Date & Time: 29-SEP-1970||Stationed: Vung Tau|
|Crash Location: Xom Thong Xoai|
Crashed after being hit by ground fire near the village of Xom Thong Xoai, South Vietnam Both crew - Lt(jg) Ed A Bastarache and Lt(jg) Peter W Ford - ejected safely, and were rescued. Lt(jg) Ford had previously ejected from OV-10A 155393 on March 30 1970.
|BUNO: 155394||Date & Time: 29-OCT-1971||Stationed: Binh Thuy|
|Crash Location: Approx. 15 miles south-east of Phu Vinhnbsp;|
Crashed after being hit by ground fire about 15 miles southeast of Phu Vinh, South Vietnam. Both crew - Lt R L Segar (pilot) and Lt E A Smith (co-pilot) - ejected and survived to be rescued by an Army SAR helicopter.
|BUNO: 155461||Date & Time: 09-FEB-1972||Stationed: Binh Thuy|
|Crash Location: Into Sea off Binh Thuy|
Flew into the sea off the coast of South Vietnam, crashed at sea while spotting on a naval gunfire support mission, possibly due to pilot error, and was destroyed. Pilot - Lt Robert Edward Lutz- was KIA: co-pilot - 1st Lt Eugene Brindle - ejected and survived the crash
|BUNO: 155460||Date & Time: 07-AUG-1970||Stationed: NAS North Island, CA|
|Crash Location: NAS North Island, San Diego, California|
Crashed On Landing August 7, 1970 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California. Both aircrew lost: Lt. "Flash" Leebern (Instructor Pilot) And Lt. Thomas Lange (Student Pilot)