[CREW] Hendrickson, Michael Franc 1stLt AO VMO-2 MAG-16 680725 (vvm 50W:006) Tripp, Alfred Leonard Capt Pilot VMO-2 MAG-16 680725 (vvm 50W:010)
HENDRICKSON MICHAEL FRANC : 0100317 : USMCR : 1stLT : O2 : 0302 : 25 : GREAT FALLS : MT : 19680725 : hostile, crash, land : Crew – Air Observer (Infantry) : body recovered : Quang Nam (Da Nang) :02 : 19430529 : Cauc : Roman Catholic/single : 50W : 006
TRIPP ALFRED LEONARD : 084130 : USMC : CAPT : O3 : 7576 (OV-10) : 27 : WARWICK : RI : 19680725 : hostile, crash, land : Pilot : body recovered : Quang Nam (Da Nang) :08 : 19410326 : Cauc : Protestant/married : 50W : 010 : BARRANCAS NATIONAL CEMETERY SECTION 29 SITE 451
From VMO-2 Squadron Command Chronology:
251300H – VS-24 was shot down by suspected enemy fire at BT 008518. Pilot Alfred Leonard Tripp, Capt, 084130, USMCR injury unknown. Aerial Observer Michael F. Hendrickson 1/Lt, 100317/0302/0805, USMCR injury unknown. Location of A/C 180/18 CH 77 Damage to aircraft: Alpha.
MAG-16 Command Chronology - July 1968:
HOSTILE 25 July 1968. 12 miles south of Danang, Quang Nam, RVN. Pilot of OV-10 on recon mission when aircraft hit by ground fire and crashed. Pilot killed in crash.
I flew as an AO with Captain Tripp on July 23rd, just two days before he was killed. I remember him as a good pilot who treated his backseater as his equal and with respect. The good pilots did that. Submitted by U. S. Grant, Flew with Captain Tripp
I'm looking for men who served with my dad. I never knew him. Submitted by Deborah Tripp, daughter
I would like to contact Deborah Tripp about her Dad. She can contact me through my email address. Submitted by Ronald E Roman, Capt. Tripp was like a big brother to me in RVN