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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 148193
Last updated: 19 June 2020
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Date:21-DEC-1965
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic A6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman A-6A Intruder
Owner/operator:VA-85, US Navy
Registration: 151781
C/n / msn: I-84
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Chi Linh, 30 miles NW of Haiphong, North Vietnam -   Vietnam
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) off coast of Vietnam
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Destroyed in combat operations December 21 1965: Did not return from combat mission during a night attack on a road bridge on the outskirts of Haiphong. Believed shot down by SA-2 SAM at Chi Linh, 30 miles North West of Haiphong, North Vietnam, as approximate co ordinates 21'13.00"N, 10'65.70"E. Both crew - Commander Billie Jack Cartwright and Lt Edward Frank Gold - posted as MIA/KIA.

Billie J. Cartwright was promoted to the rank of Captain and Edward F. Gold to the rank of Commander during the period they were maintained missing. His remains were recovered on April 12, 1994 and identified on November 28, 1994.

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20171103001143/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_type/a6_prowler.htm
2. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.millionmonkeytheater.com/a6pics/151781.jpg]
3. http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries19.html
4. http://www.pownetwork.org/bios/c/c013.htm
5. http://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/8256/BILLIE-J-CARTWRIGHT


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-Aug-2012 06:09 Uli Elch Added
14-Mar-2016 23:46 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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