KIA INCIDENT: 19680201 HMM-265 Vietnam

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19680201 HMM-265 Vietnam

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Incident Date 19680201 HMM-265 CH-46A 150944+ - Hostile fire, shot down by RPG

Murdock, Michael George Cpl Passenger 3/B/1stRecBn/Team DUBLIN CITY 1968-02-01 (vvm 36E:057)

MURDOCK, MICHAEL GEORGE : USMC : CPL : E4 : 2277059 : 19680201 : Quang Nam : South Vietnam : Hostile, helicopter, crash on land : body not recovered (officially MIA until 1974) : 19460805 : 21 : ROCKFORD : WA : Cauc : Protestant, single : 36E : 057 : remains recovered April 6, 1974

Command Chronology HMM-265

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Submitted by: Alan H Barbour, Historian, USMC Combat Helicopter Assoc, 20070904

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POW Network

From: POW Network
Name: Michael George Murdock
Branch/Rank: United States Marine Corps/E4
Date of Birth: 05 August 1946
Home City of Record: ROCKFORD WA
Date of Loss: 01 February 1968
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 161126 North 1080923 East
Status (in 1973): Missing in Action
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: CH46A
Other Personnel in Incident:

Submitted by: Alan H Barbour, Historian, USMC Combat Helicopter Assoc, 20070904

VHPA Files

From: Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association
Information on U.S. Marine Corps helicopter CH-46A tail number 150944
Date: 02/01/68 MIA-POW file reference number: 1019
Incident number: 68020122.KIA
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Troop Insertation , Recon Area.
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was Landing at 0100 feet and 100 knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: AT842691
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing
explosive charges. (RPG)
The helicopter was hit in the Aft area causing an Explosion.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL, HYDRAULIC SYS
Casualties = 01 KIA, 10 INJ . .
The helicopter made an Emergency Landing. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Destroyed by friendly forces
Loss to Inventory

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