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610815   VMO-6 (FW)     TRAINING LOSS - PREPARATION FOR COMBAT

Incident Date 610815 VMO-6 (FW) O1-B - BuNo 140101 - SAR - crashed as a result of search in extreme terrain

[CREW]
Henderson, David H 1stLt AO VMO-6 (FW) MCAF Camp Pendleton 610815
McDuff, Clinton David 1stLt Pilot VMO-6 (FW) MCAF Camp Pendleton 610815


HENDERSON, DAVID H : USMCR : 1LT : 02 :

McDUFF, CLINTON DAVID : USMCR : 1LT : O2 :


USMC Information:
On 15 August 1961 two VMO-6 aircraft, an OE and an HOK, crashed and burned at the mouth of Horno Canyon. The pilot in the helicopter, Second Lieutenant Andrew B. Banks Jr., and the observer, First Lieutenant David A. Wollard, were burned but survived. The crew of the OE, First Lieutenant Clinton D. McDuff, the pilot, and First Lieutenant David H. Henderson, an aerial observer, were killed in the crash. The HOK had lost power and crashed, and the OE, while attempting to render assistance, made a tight turn in the canyon, lost control and crashed.
Submitted by Alan H Barbour, Researcher, Historian, USMC Combat Helicopter Association

Source: Source: VMO-6 Squadron History


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