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Brothers (& Sisters) Killed in Action in USMC Helicopters or while assigned to USMC Helicopter or Tiltrotor Squadrons in Vietnam



700308   HMM-364     Vietnam

Incident Date 700308 HMM-364 CH-46D 154815+ Hostile Fire

[CREW]
Devlin, Joseph William 1stLt Pilot HMM-364 MAG-16 700308 (vvm 13W:096)


DEVLIN JOSEPH WILLIAM : 079344258 : USMCR : 1stLT : O2 : 7562 (H-46) : 26 : MERRICK : NY : 19700308 : Hostile : small arms fire inflight: AircraftCommander : body recovered : Quang Nam (Da Nang) :03 : 19430801 : Cauc : Protestant/married : 13W : 096


Personal Narrative:
1stLt. Joe Devlin launched with Maj. Fred Locke as his copilot. At the time of the incident they were conducting a logistical flight and were enroute to the area known as "The Coal Mines". Upon crossing the village of Dai Loc, which lies southwest of Da Nang where Route 4 crosses the Song Ai Nghia river, Lt. Devlin was hit in the neck by one AK-47 round. This round killed Joe instantly and ricocheted through the cockpit hitting Maj. Locke in the right wrist.
Submitted by Dave McSorley, Col. USMCR(Ret);

1stLt Joseph William Devlin:

http://www.hmm-364.org/devlin-j.jpg
Submitted by MGySgt George Curtis, Popasmoke Admin


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