USMC/COMBAT HELICOPTER & TILTROTOR ASSOCIATION - KIA DATABASE
Brothers (& Sisters) Killed in Action in USMC Helicopters or while assigned to USMC Helicopter or Tiltrotor Squadrons in Vietnam
680201 HMM-265 Vietnam
Incident Date 680201 HMM-265 CH-46A 150944+ Hostile fire, shot down by RPG
[PASSENGERS] Murdock, Michael George Cpl Passenger 3/B/1stRecBn/Team DUBLIN CITY 680201 (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
Submitted by Ken Davis, Researcher, The Virtual Wall
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
Other Personnel in Incident: Submitted by Alan H Barbour, Historian, USMC Combat Helicopter Assoc
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
Unit: CO B 1 RECON BN 1 MA DIV
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.
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 Submitted by Gary Roush, Webmaster, VHPA