North American Rockwell OV-10 "Bronco"

The North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco is a light attack and observation aircraft that was developed through the United States Marine Corps Light Armed Reconnaissance Aircraft (LARA) program in the 1960s as a counter-insurgency (COIN) and forward air control (FAC) aircraft. The original concept was for a rugged, simple, multi-faceted, close air support aircraft that could handle armed reconnaissance and light strikes while operating with high loitering times from short and rugged runways.

Externally, the design of the Bronco was very unique in nature, sporting a high-mounted, straight monoplane wing assembly. Each wing fitted underslung engine nacelles with powerplants mounting a three-bladed propeller systems. The undercarriage was conventional with two main gears (fitted with single wheels) retracting into each engine nacelle underside and a nose gear (also fitting a single wheel)retracting forward. The Bronco maintained a twin boom layout extending aft to two vertical tail fins with the booms joined by a high-mounted horizontal tailplane. The fuselage was made up of a central nacelle fitted between the engines and positioned at the middle of the wing span.

The pilot and co-pilot sat in tandem in a full-windowed "greenhouse-style" cockpit with generally great visibility from any direction but to the rear. The cockpit was positioned as such that forward seat was held out well past the engines themselves. Both cockpit positions were afforded ejection seats for improved crew survivability ( helped along by the Broncos inherently rugged design and construction). The fuselage nacelle featured a cabin area at rear with space for could fit two medical litters and one medical attendant or five combat-ready infantrymen. Up to 3,200lbs of supplies could also be taken aboard if need be.

A "tri-service" specification for the Light Armed Reconnaissance Aircraft (LARA) was approved by the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force was issued in late 1963. The specification called for a twin-engine, two-man aircraft that could carry at least 2,400 pounds of cargo. Various armaments to be carried included four 7.62 mm machine guns with 2,000 rounds, external weapons including a 20 mm gun pod and various sized rockets.

In August 1964 the North American Aviation Model 300 was selected and a contract for seven prototype aircraft was issued in October. Nine month's later the maiden flight of the YOV-10A 'Bronco' took place on July 16, 1965. In 1966, North American Aviation was awarded contracts to build 271 OV-10As - 114 for the USMC and 157 for the USAF. Shortly after North American Aviation and Rockwell Collins merged in March 1967 the first flight of the OV-10A production model took place in August of 1967.
|•| ~ Sources and References ~ |•|
|•|OV-10A Bronco ~ Wikipedia
|•|U. S. Warplanes Website
|•|Aviation Safety Net OV-10 Crash Database
|•|Ejection History Website
|•|OV-10 Bronco Association Website
            USMC Info
            USAF Info
|•|Air Vectors.net
|•|Joe Baughers Aircraft Numbers Information & USAF OV-10A List


North American Rockwell YOV-10A Broncos Bureau Numbers 152879 - 152885

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft152879 (NOV-10A - MSN 300-1) First YOV-10A 'Bronco' flight took place on July 16, 1965. 152879 is first listed in the Naval Aircraft History Card Monthly Report Summary (NAHCMR) dated June 30, 1968 that shows it's first listing at the North American Factory in Columbus, Ohio on January 27, 1967. Navy Aircraft History Cards (NAHC) from 1968, 1971 and 1972 show it at NPRC R&T in Columbus until it went aboard the USNS Independence (CVA-62) on March 11, 1968. It then went to DCASC in Phoenix, Arizona. 152879 is listed as being at NATC Flight Test in Patuxent River, Maryland in 1969 and at NPRC Flight Test in Columbus, Ohio until April 24, 1971. SOC due to damage Jun 7, 1973.


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft152880 (MSN 300-2) First listed at the North American Factory in Columbus, Ohio on January 27, 1967. It is next listed at NPRL RDT&E in Columbus in 1971. To Military Aircraft Storage and Disposal Center as 1V0015 on October 10, 1977. Returned to service. Reported at Mid-America Air Museum, Liberal, KS, on loan from Marine Corps Air-Ground Museum, Quantico, VA in the Spring of 2004. Photo: 152880


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft152881 (MSN 300-3) First listed at the North American Factory in Columbus, Ohio on January 27, 1967. Transfered to All Service Test & Evaluation at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland on August 28, 1967. Assigned to NASA on March 29, 1968. Next listed at NASA's Ames Research Center, NAS Moffett Field, CA Apr 8, 1968 to Oct 7, 1976. Registered as 718. Used for boundary layer control, STOL and V/STOL research. Served as the test bed for the rotating-cylinder-flap concept. The wing of the aircraft was modified to incorporate a two-segment flap located aft of the hydraulically driven rotating cylinder. The rotating cylinder in this case energized the boundary layer, thus keeping the airflow from separating from the wing flaps. At the same time, the cylinder also deflected the propeller thrust to provide a powered-lift component to the wing lift. Registered as N718NA Jun 25, 1969, cancelled May 26, 1976. Was with Yankee Air Force, Ypsilanti, Michigan. Destroyed in fire at the Yankee Air Museum on October 9, 2004.
Photo: 152881; Magazine Article; NASA Report


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft152882 (MSN 300-4) First listed at the North American Factory in Columbus, Ohio on January 27, 1967. Noted in 2003 at the Vintage Flying Museum, Meacham Field, Fort Worth, Texas.


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft152883 (MSN 300-5) Not shown in 1968 & 1971 Naval Aircraft History Card Monthly Report Summary. Prototype twin-engined, twin boom, battlefield observation aircraft for USMC. Produced by North American Columbus, Ohio (NH)


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft152884 (MSN 300-6) First listed with All Service Evaluationon at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland on June 18, 1967. While being ferried to the Paris Air Show in June of 1967, 152884 made the first YOV-10A aircraft carrier take off. Upon arrival in the Mediteranean Sea it took off from the USS Saratoga (CV-60) enroute to Rota Sapin and then on to Paris France. (Navy Times Article). Crashed September 26, 1967.


YOV-10A - Long Wing - Scott Youmans Collection
Note: 152884 was the first of the seven YOV-10A prototypes to be retrofitted with a 40 foot wingspan. Note the difference from final production Broncos - long span flaps, flat wing tips and straight exhaust pipe.


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft152885 (MSN 300-7) First listed with All Service Evaluationon at NAS Patuzent River, Maryland on June 18, 1967. Sent to NPRC R&T in Columbus, Ohio on November 14, 1967. Prototype twin-engined, twin boom, battlefield observation aircraft built for the USMC.


North American Rockwell OV-10A Broncos Bureau Numbers 155390 - 155503

In 1967, North American Rockwell began building 271 OV-10A "Bronco" aircraft; 114 for the United States Marine Corps and 157 for the United States Air Force. There were five Marine squadrons who flew the Bronco, VMO-1, VMO-2 and VMO-6 were regular service squadrons and VMO-4 (based at Dobbins AFB near Atlanta, Georgia and carrying tail code MU) and VMO-8 (based at NAS Los Alamitos, CA, with tail code QN) represented the Reserves. VMO-4 was the last unit to operate the Bronco, deactivating in July 1994.

In 1968, the Navy decided to use OV-10A Broncos to strengthen and improve the Navy SEAL and Riverine force operations close-in air support for Task Force 116's 'Operation Gamewarden' in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. With Broncos borrowed from the USMC the Navy established pilot and maintenance training at VS-41 at Naval Air Station North Island near San Diego, California. Light Attack Squadron Four (VAL-4) was commissioned on January 3, 1969. The Black Ponies left San Diego in March of 1969 and arrived in Vietnam in early April. The Black Pony's maintenance and headquarters were based at Naval Support Activity Binh Thuy with daily flight operations taking place out of the VNAF base a few kilometers away. Detachment 'Bravo' was established at the US Army Airfield in Vung Tau. VAL-4 operated the OV-10 in Vietnam until April 1972, at which point the aircraft returned to duty with the Marines.

The United States Air Force took delivery of its first production OV-10A on February 23, 1968 and first used the Bronco (somewhat hesitantly at first, with only six unarmed aircraft serving in a FAC evaluation role) in August 1968. The OV-10A remained in service with the Air Force until 1993. The Air Force never flew the more advanced OV-10D, that aircraft being developed and used exclusively by the Marine Corps. Interestingly, no Air Force OV-10s were used in Desert Storm in 1991, due to the feeling of that service that they were too vulnerable for that war's high-threat combat environment. (Marine OV-10s, both A and D models, did see combat duty in the Gulf War.)


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155390 (MSN 305-1) First listed at NPRC at the factory in Columbus, Ohio on July 28, 1967. This was the first production OV-10A, and was used in the official Acceptance Ceremony in Columbus, OH in Feb. 1968. Listed at NPRC RDT&E in Columbus, Ohio thru May 24, 1971.
Joe Baugher's Notes: Assigned to NASA Langley Research Center, VA. Registered as NASA 636. Used for acoustic research. Registration N636NA assigned Nov 23, 1983, not taken up; cancelled Mar 10, 2011. Withdrawn from use (WFU) and used as spares source.


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155391 (MSN 305-2) Second production OV-10. Listed new at the factory on August 28, 1967. Crashed on test flight on April 29, 1968 when the Horizontal Stabilizer failed at 423 knots; followed by complete aircraft disintegration. Company test pilot Robert Wenyzel received minor injuries when thrown clear of the aircraft. See NAR Accident investigation report H-8-15 dated January 14, 1971 for details. The YOV-10A prototypes and the first two production aircraft were built without a dorsal fin. The fin was installed on 390 and was already on the remainder of production aircraft by the date of the above accident.
 ~Chuck Burin - OV10 Bronco Association - Fort Worth Texas


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155392 (MSN 305-3) First listed on the June 1968 Navy Monthly Report History Card as NPRC at the factory in Columbus, Ohio from October 2, 1967 thru August 26, 1969. 392 is next listed at RDT&E at Naval Air Weapons Staion China Lake, California from April of 1971 thru March 8, 1972. It is then listed at North American Aviation's RDT&E facility in Burbank< California on April 7, 1972.
Joe Baugher's Notes: It was written off after crashing 60 miles SW of Albuquerque, NM on August 6, 1981. Aviation Safety Network Report.


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155393 (MSN 305-4) First listed in the June 1968 Navy History Cards at NPRC at the factory in Columbus, Ohio on October 31, 1967.
|•|  Naval Air Test Center at Patuxent River Naval Air Station from February 13 to September 8, 1969.
|•|  It was then at NPRC RDT&E in Columbus, Ohio thru January 1, 1970 were it was prepared for shipment to Vietnam.
|•|  NAS North Island Acceptance and Transfer Unit - January 12, 1970
|•|  Arrived at VAL-4 Binh Thuy on February 6, 1970 as a replacement for BUNO 155503.
|•|  155393 was the third OV-10A that VAL-4 lost on March 10, 1970 after being hit by ground fire. Both the Pilot - Lt. Cdr. John P. Westerman and the Co-pilot - Lt.(jg) Peter W. Ford ejected and were WIA.
  155393 ~ Lost: 30-MAR-1970 near Hue Duc, 20 miles north of Rach Gia, South Vietnam


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155394 (MSN 305-5) First listed at the factory in Columbus, Ohio on December 5, 1967.
|•|  To NATC at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland on March 29, 1968.
|•|  Back to the factory on June 18, 1968
|•|  At NAS Patuxent River, Maryland for Service and Weapons System Testing - August 5, 1968
|•|  NPRC Columbus on November 6, 1968.
|•|  November 25, 1969 - at the Acceptance & Transfer Unit at NAS North Island for shipment to Vietnam on January 12, 1970.
|•|  155394 arrived at Binh Thuy on February 6, 1970 as a replacement for Buno 155497.
|•|  155394 became the sixth Bronco VAL-4 lost when it was shot down near Phu Vinh on October 29, 1971. Both crewmembers - Lt. Roy L. Segar - Pilot and Lt. E. A. Smith - Observer ejected, were WIA and were rescued by an Army SAR helicopter.
  155394 ~ Lost: 29-OCT-1971 approximately 15 miles south-east of Phu Vinh, South Vietnam


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155395 (MSN 305-6) First listed at the factory in Columbus, Ohio on February 23, 1968.
|•|  To HML 267 at the USMC Base at Camp Pendleton, California on February 26, 1968.
|•|  Arrived at the US Marine Corps Reserve Base at Los Alamitos, California from March 5, 1969.
|•|  On April 6, 1970 it returned to NPRC RDT&E at Columbus, Ohio were it was configured to be the first YOV-10D "NOGS" Bronco.
|•|  It was sent to RDT&E at the Naval Weapons Center at NAS China Lake in California on November 9, 1970 for evaluation before being sent to Vietnam.


YOV-10D - NSA Binh Thuy Vietnam - 1971

|•|  155395 was the first of two OV-10As converted to YOV-10Ds. The Marines wanted to make more of the Bronco by adding new sensors and heavier armament. North American Rockwell modified Bureau Numbers 155395 and 155396 to "YOV-10D" configuration in 1970. The gun sponsons were removed and a three-barrel General Electric M197 20 millimeter Gatling cannon in a turret was added under the rear fuselage. The Bronco's cargo space was used to accommodate the turret system and cannon ammunition. The nose was extended 30 inches to accommodate a turret-mounted "forward looking infrared (FLIR)" video imager. (Photo - YOV-10D 155395)
|•|  After stateside tests at the Naval Air Weapons Staion China Lake, California the YOV-10D NOGS Broncos were shipped to Vietnam on April 26, 1971.
|•|  The two YOV-10Ds arrived in Vietnam on May 7, 1971 for combat evaluation with the VAL-4 "Black Ponies" at NSA Binh Thuy. Before & after the NOGS operated with the Black Ponies in 1971, average 20 mm ammunition usage was 5,138 rounds a month; from June 5 to August 13, 1971 the average usage went up to 50,527 rounds as the Black Ponies & NOGS fired 151,580 rounds. The YOV-10Ds flew 207 missions with 275 confirmed enemy kills and 23 injured, 63 sampans were destroyed and at least 30 damaged, 39 structures were damaged and 14 were destroyed, 19 secondary fires were noted and 36 secondary explosions were heard, 7 bunkers were destroyed and 19 damaged and 4 supply caches were destroyed/damaged.
|•|  On January 31, 1972 155395 left VAL-4 at NSA Binh Thuy
|•|  On February 1, 1972 it returned to China Lake and remained there until May 25, 1972.
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: To Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as 1V0046 Apr 22, 1993, to Air Force list as PA0001 Apr 22, 1993. To California Division of Forestry as N469DF, disassembled in warehouse.


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155396 (MSN 305-7) First shown at the factory in Columbus, Ohio on March 4, 1968.
|•|  To HML 267 at the USMC Base at Camp Pendleton, California on March 6, 1968
|•|  Then listed at the US Marine Corps Reserve Base at Los Alamitos, California on March 5, 1969
|•|  May 21, 1970 - returned to NPRC RDT&E at Columbus were it was configured to be the second YOV-10D "NOGS" Bronco.
|•|  It was sent to RDT&E at the Naval Weapons Center at NAS China Lake in California on November 9, 1970 for evaluation before being sent to Vietnam.

155396 was the second of two OV-10As converted to YOV-10Ds. The Marines wanted to make more of the Bronco by adding new sensors and heavier armament. North American Rockwell modified Bureau Numbers 155395 and 155396 to "YOV-10D" configuration in 1970. The gun sponsons were removed and a three-barrel General Electric M197 20 millimeter Gatling cannon in a turret was added under the rear fuselage. The Bronco's cargo space was used to accommodate the turret system and cannon ammunition. The nose was extended 30 inches to accommodate a turret-mounted "forward looking infrared (FLIR)" video imager. (YOV-10D NOGS Information) After stateside tests at the Naval Air Weapons Staion China Lake, California the YOV-10D NOGS Broncos were shipped to Vietnam on April 26, 1971.

The two YOV-10Ds arrived in Vietnam on May 7, 1971 for combat evaluation with the VAL-4 "Black Ponies" at NSA Binh Thuy. Before & after the NOGS operated with the Black Ponies in 1971, average 20 mm ammunition usage was 5,138 rounds a month; from June 5 to August 13, 1971 the average usage went up to 50,527 rounds as the Black Ponies & NOGS fired 151,580 rounds. The YOV-10Ds flew 207 missions with 275 confirmed enemy kills and 23 injured, 63 sampans were destroyed and at least 30 damaged, 39 structures were damaged and 14 were destroyed, 19 secondary fires were noted and 36 secondary explosions were heard, 7 bunkers were destroyed and 19 damaged and 4 supply caches were destroyed/damaged. On December 24, 1971 155396 left VAL-4 at NSA Binh Thuy and returned to China Lake were it remained until May 25, 1972.
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: To NASA as N367NA. Stored at Cleveland until transferred to California Division of Forestry.


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155397 (MSN 305-8) First listed as new at the factory in Columbus, Ohio on March 15, 1968.
|•|  To HML 267 at the USMC Base at Camp Pendleton, California on March 25, 1968.
|•|  To the USMCR Base at Los Almitos, California from March 6, 1969.
|•|  Sent to VS-41 at NAS North Island in San Diego, California as a replacement for 155460 on September 9, 1970.
|•|  To VMO-2 at Camp Pendleton until June 28, 1972.
|•|  155397 crashed in the Western Sahara Desert on April 30, 1981 and was written off as Damaged Beyond Repair. The pilot survived and was the only occupant of the aircraft that had taken off from Marrakesh Menara Airport, Morocco.
  Morocco acquired six ex-USMC OV-10A-model airframes that were delivered in 1981 after being refurbished by Rockwell in Columbus. It was originally intended that Morocco would get 24 aircraft but political problems lead to the delivery of only 6. In January 1981 fifteen Marines made up of personnel from VMO-1 and VMO-2 formed a mobile training team called MTT-1-81 to train the Moroccan Air Force how to maintain and fly the OV-10 aircraft.
  This was the first time Marines had ever been used for this purpose. They spent six month in Morocco at the Kenitra Air Base providing training. The first two aircraft flew over in February of 1981. Their route took them from Columbus, Ohio up the east coast of the U.S. and Canada over to Greenland, Iceland and then down the west coast of Europe and into Morocco. Two more followed in March and April.
  The aircraft were to be used in the civil war being waged in the south by the Polisariso insurgents. During the operation of the aircraft one crashed and was destroyed, and another made a wheels up landing but was scrapped as repair was not within their capability. With the end of the war the aircraft were used for border and coast patrol, flying out of the Kenitra Air Base. In June of 1991 the OV-10A made their last flight to Meknes air base where they were put into storage.
  The aircraft were last seen in April 2001. They were considered to be in very good shape, although there were minor things needing repair (stemming from the fact that they had been sitting for an extended period of time.)


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155398 (MSN 305-9) First listed as new at the factory in Columbus, Ohio on April 17, 1968.
|•|  To HML 267 at the USMC Base at Camp Pendleton, California on April 18, 1968.
|•|  Went to the USMCR Base in Los Alamitos, California on February 26, 1969.
|•|  Listed on the Naval History Card Monthly Report as "DEAD" on July 4, 1970.


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155399 (MSN 305-10) First listed as new at the factory in Columbus, Ohio on March 25, 1968.
|•|  To HML 267 at Camp Pendleton, California from March 26, 1968 until being transferred to Los Alamitos where it remained until November 1969.
|•|  Navy Aircraft History Monthly Reports list it as DEAD as of November 23, 1969 - cause unknown.


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155400 (MSN 305-11) New at the factory in Columbus, Ohio on March 25, 1968.
|•|  To HML 267 at the USMC Base at Camp Pendleton, California on March 26, 1968.
|•|  To North American's Rework Facility on August 4, 1968.
|•|  Listed at HML 267 on October 1968.
|•|  Los Alamitos on June 22, 1969.
|•|  History Cards show it next at El Toro MCAS from March 1, 1971 thru September 26, 1971.
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: To Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as 1V0021 May 7, 1992. Later operated by California Department of Forestry as N429DF, Cal Fire No. A-310.


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155401 (MSN 305-12) New at the factory on March 27, 1968
|•|  To HML 267 at USMC Base Camp Pendleton, California on March 28, 1968.
|•|  To the Marine Corps Reserve Base at Los Alamitos, California on February 19, 1969.
|•|  To R&T at the Naval Test Center in China Lake, California on April 1, 1969.
|•|  To NATC T&S at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland on May 11, 1969.
|•|  To MART at NAS Grosse Isle, Michigan on July 30, 1969.
|•|  NAF Detroit (now Selfridge Air Force Base) on October 23, 1969 when Grosse Point closed.
|•|  To Los Alamitos on August 7, 1970.
|•|  Back to Detroit on August 24, 1970.
|•|  September 1, 1970 found 401 at Los Alamitos again.
|•|  155401's History Card show it going to MARTD at MCAS El Toro California from March 1, 1971 thru January 22, 1972.
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: Operated by California Department of Forestry as N409DF, Cal Fire No. A-330.


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155402 (MSN 305-13)
|•|  New - April 2, 1968
|•|  HML 267 Camp Pendleton, California - April 6, 1968
|•|  VMO-6 Futema Japan - December 14, 1970
|•|  HMS 26 Kanehoe, Hawaii - June 11, 1971
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: to Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as 1V0031 Aug 14, 1992. Later operated by California Department of Forestry as N413DF, Cal Fire No A-120.


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155403 (MSN 305-14)
|•|  New - June 17, 1968
|•|  HML 267 Camp Pendleton, California - June 23, 1968
|•|  VMO-6 MAG-39 Quang Tri Vietnam - March 22, 1969
|•|  Destroyed during combat operations on May 29, 1969 when it was shot down in Quang Tri Province, Viet Nam, on the Laotian border. The OV-10A was hit by AAA while attacking a raft near Lang Chei 7 miles South of Khe Sanh, South Vietnam. Both crew - Capt John Robert "Bob" Morgan USMC (Pilot) and 1st Lt Tim Moriarty USMC (Air Observer) - ejected and were rescued by an USMC CH-46 helicopter. According to an eyewitness report from 1st Lt Tim Moriarty, one of the two person involved: "We successfully ejected from about 800 feet AGL after losing the port engine to 50-Calibre AA. The tail boom strut was ablaze and we thought the horizontal stabilizer would come off. Bob Morgan initiated the ejection, which worked out well, since we were then close to each other on the ground facilitating extraction by a CH46 helicopter."
|•|  Aviation Safety Net Report


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155404 (MSN 305-15)
|•|  New - May 31, 1968
|•|  HML 267 Camp Pendleton, California - July 13, 1968 thru April 25, 1971
|•|  On July 8, 1971 it is listed with HML 267 at MCAS Yuma, Arizona
|•|  VMO-2 Camp Pendleton California - October 1, 1971 thru June 27, 1972
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: To Moroccan AF


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155405 (MSN 305-16)
|•|  New at factory - July 19, 1968
|•|  HML 267 at Camp Pendleton - July 24, 1968
|•|  January 1, 1969 listed with VMO-6 Quang Tri, Vietnam thru June 28, 1969 on the NHHC History Cards dated June 30, 1969
|•|  The NHHC History Cards dated June 30, 1970 show it with VMO-6 at Futema, Japan from June 28, 1969 thru May 12, 1970
|•|  June 30, 1971 History Cards show it at Futema on May 12, 1970 thru May 6, 1971
|•|  VMO-6 at Futema, Okinawa, Japan transferred it to VAL-4 on November 20, 1971 as a replacement for 155394
|•|  Flown to NAS Cubi Point on April 5, 1972 when VAL-4 was decommissioned.
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: To Military Aircraft Storage and Disposal Center as 1V0014 Apr 22, 1980, returned to service. Back to Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as 12V00322 Sep 11, 1992. Later operated by California Department of Forestry as N414DF, Cal Fire No. A-140


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155406 (MSN 305-17)
|•|  New at the factory - July 30, 1968
|•|  HML 267 at Camp Pendleton - August 2, 1968
|•|  March 22, 1969 - VMO-6 in Quang Tri Vietnam
|•|  June 30, 1970 Naval History Cards show it with VMO-6 in Futema Japan on May 29 1969
|•|  May 19, 1971 - H+MS 56 at Santa Ana
|•|  H+MS 16 CRAA September 1, 1971 (After H&MS 56 was redesignated on July 15, 1971)
|•|  January 25, 1972 VMO-2 Camp Pendleton California
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: converted to OV-10D. To NASA in 1994 as N617NA


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155407 (MSN 305-18)
|•|  New on May 31, 1968
|•|  June 8, 1968 - HML 267 at Camp Pendleton
|•|  March 22, 1969 - VMO-6 - Quang Tri, Vietnam
|•|  Listed on June 15 1969 with VMO-6 at Futenma, Okinawa
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: (VMO-2) caught fire after heavy landing at Camp Pendleton Nov 16, 1984


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155408 (MSN 305-19)
|•|  New - April 22, 1968
|•|  HML-267 Camp Pendleton - April 23, 1968
|•|  VMO-2 at Danang, Vietnam on May 2, 1968
|•|  Dead - March 24, 1971


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155409 (MSN 305-20)
|•|  New at factory April 22, 1968
|•|  HML 267 at Camp Pendleton, California on April 23, 1968
|•|  VMO-2 - Danang, Vietnam - May 2, 1968
|•|  August 10, 1968 - HAMRON 16 COSA - Danang, Vietnam
|•|  Back to VMO-2 on August 28, 1968
|•|  To VMO-6 at MCAS Futenma, Okinawa Japan - August 15, 1969
|•|  H+MS 24 - Kanehoe, Hawaii - June 11, 1971
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: Converted to OV-10D. To Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as PA0002 Apr 22, 1993. To civil registry as N15453 and to Valiant Air Command Museum, Titusville, Florida May 10, 2010.


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155410 (MSN 305-21)
|•|  New at the factory on April 24, 1968
|•|  HML 267 - Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California - April 25, 1968
|•|  VMO-2 - Danang, Vietnam - May 2, 1968
|•| Joe Baugher's Notes: Converted to OV-10D. To Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as Apr 22, 1993. Registered Oct 17, 1994 to American Warbirds, Inc of Gaithersburg, MD as N471AW. Leased to Colombian National Police by US Department of State.


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155411 (MSN 305-22)
|•|  New at the factory on April 26, 1968
|•|  HML 267 - Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California - April 27, 1968
|•|  VMO-2 - Danang, Vietnam - May 2, 1968
|•|  OV-10A BuNo 155411 of VMO-2, MAG-16, USMC, Marble Mountain was destroyed in combat on December 3 1968. Believed to have been shot down by anti-aircraft ground fire near Quang Nam, 6 miles South West of Da Nang, South Vietnam. The aircraft caught fire and burned. Both crew - 1st Lt. Robert Lyon Norton and 1st Lt. Robert Arthur Carney were later confirmed KIA, and their bodies recovered. They were both interned together at Arlington National Cemetary on July 1, 1969.
|•|  Aviation Safety Net Report


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155412 (MSN 305-23)
|•|  New at the factory on April 25, 1968
|•|  HML 267 - Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California - April 26, 1968
|•|  VMO-2 - MAG 16 - Marble Mountain Air Base Danang, Vietnam - May 2, 1968
|•|   Captain Alfred L. Tripp from Warwick, Rhode Island and his observer - infantry officer 1st Lt Michael F. Hendrickson were shot down and crashed 25 miles south of Da Nang, Vietnam on July 25, 1968. This was the first OV-10A BRONCO loss in combat in Vietnam on July 25 1968. While marking a target for an airstrike in the vicinity of Binh Son their aircraft was hit by small arms fire and failed to pull out of its dive, and crashed. Both men were killed in the incident.
|•|  Aviation Safety Net Report


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155413 (MSN 305-24)
|•|  New at the factory on April 26, 1968
|•|  HML 267 - Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California - April 27, 1968
|•|  VMO-2 - Danang, Vietnam - May 24, 1968
|•|  H+MS 16 - Danang, Vietnam - August 20, 1968
|•|  VMO-2 - Danang, Vietnam - October 2, 1968 thru June 30, 1971
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: On display Nov 2007 at Estrella Warbird Museum, Paso Robles, California.


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155414 (MSN 305-25)
|•|  New at the factory on May 10, 1968
|•|  To HML 267 at Camp Pendleton, California on May 13, 1968
|•|  DEAD on July 20, 1968


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155415 (MSN 305-26)
|•|  New at the factory on May 24, 1968
|•|  HML 267 - Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California - May 24, 1968
|•|  VMO-6 - Quang Tri, Vietnam - January 1, 1969
|•|  VMO-2 - Danang, Vietnam - June 23, 1969 thru June 28, 1971
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: Registered as N70161. In California Department of Forestry warehouse.


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155416 (MSN 305-27)
|•|  New at the factory on May 22, 1968
|•|  HML 267 - Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California - May 24, 1968
|•|  VMO-6 - Quang Tri, Vietnam - January 1, 1969
|•|  Assigned to VMO-2 at Danang Air Base, Vietnam - May 20, 1970 thru June 12, 1971


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155417 (MSN 305-28)
|•|  New at the factory on May 31, 1968
|•|  HML 267 - Camp Pendleton, California - June 8, 1968
|•|  VMO-6 - Quang Tri, Vietnam - January 1, 1969
|•|  VMO-2 - MCAS Futenma, Okinawa - June 23, 1969
|•|  To VAL-4 at NSA Binh Thuy on November 2, 1970 as a replacement for 155497. Flown to NAS Cubi Point on April 5, 1972 when the squadron was decommissioned.
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: Converted to an OV-10D+ in 1991. Transferred to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in July 1994. Transferred to the State Department on October 1, 1996. Converted to a spray configuration and sent to Columbia on February 25, 1997. Last known to be at a technical school in New York.


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155418 (MSN 305-29)
|•|  New at the factory on May 24, 1968
|•|  HML 267 - Camp Pendleton, California - May 30, 1968
|•|  VMO-6 - Quang Tri, Vietnam - January 1, 1969
|•|  VMO-2 - MCAS Futenma, Okinawa - September 9, 1969 thru June 26, 1971
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: converted to OV-10D. To Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as 1VB0043 Apr 22, 1993, to PA0003 Apr 22, 1993. Registration N87612 reserved Feb 5, 1997, cancelled Aug 20, 1999 but not taken up Feb 21, 2008


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155419 (MSN 305-30)
|•|  New at the factory on June 11, 1968
|•|  HML 267 - Camp Pendleton, California - June 12, 1968
|•|  VMO-6 - Quang Tri, Vietnam - March 22, 1969 thru June 29, 1970
|•|  HML 267 - Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California - May 7, 1971
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: (VMO-2) crashed on Gila Bend Ranges, AZ May 16, 1984


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155420 (MSN 305-31)
|•|  New at the factory on June 6, 1968
|•|  HML 267 - Camp Pendleton, California - June 7, 1968
|•|  VMO-2 - Danang, Vietnam - August 10, 1968
|•|  155420 of VMO-2, MAG-16 MCAS Marble Mountain: Shot down on visual reconnaissance mission just north of Go Noi Island. Hit by small arms fire while attacking a river crossing point 20 miles South of Da Nang, South Vietnam on April 8, 1969. Both crew - 1st Lt. Joseph L. Stone and 1st Lt. Michael R. Cathey ejected and survived andwere rescued by a USMC UH-1E.
|•|  Aviation Safety Net Report


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155421 (MSN 305-32)
|•|  New at the factory on June 7, 1968
|•|  HML 267 - Camp Pendleton, California - June 8, 1968
|•|  VMO-2 - Danang, Vietnam - July 22, 1969
Crashed into mountainous terrain in southern Laos due to engine failure. One crewmwmber survived and was rescued by USMC CH-46 helicopter, but the other crewmember was killed in the crash.


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155422 (MSN 305-33)
|•|  New at the factory on May 31, 1968
|•|  HML 267 - Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton - June 7, 1968
|•|  VMO-2 - Danang Air Base, Vietnam - August 9, 1969
|•|  Hit by ground fire near the village of Giang Hoa, in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam. Both crew members Capt. Eugene W. Kimmel and Capt. Rodney R. Chastant were Killed In Action. Capt. Kimmel was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. A VS-10 UH-1E gunship landed at the crash site and recovered the body of the pilot and delivered him to a field Hospital.
|•|  Aviation Safety Net Report


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155423 (MSN 305-34)
|•|  New at the factory on June 13, 1968
|•|  VMO-2 - Danang Air base, Vietnam - August 9, 1968
|•|  DEAD on July 22, 1969
|•|  with VMO-2 of MAG-11 hit by AAA 12 mi W of Kham Duc, SVN Apr 21, 1970. Both crew ejected. Pilot killed by NVA soldiers, but observer was rescued by helicopter.


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155424 (MSN 305-35)
|•|  New at the factory on June 20, 1968
|•|  HML 267 - Camp Pendleton, California - June 23, 1968
|•|  VMO-2 - Danang, Vietnam - August 9, 1968
|•|  VMO-6 - MCAS Futenma, Okinawa - January 28, 1971
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: ASN - VMO-1 Lost in Central Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm on Feb 25, 1991.
|•|  Aviation Safety Net Report 


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155425 (MSN 305-36)
|•|  New at factory - June 20, 1968
|•|  HML 267 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California - June 24, 1968
|•|  Auugust 7, 1968 - HAMRON 16 COSA, Danang, Vietnam
|•|  Auugust 10, 1968 - VMO-2, Danang, Vietnam
|•|  Arrived at VAL-4 at Naval Support Activity Binh Thuy on February 19, 1971.
|•|  VMO-6 Futenma, Okinawa - June 23, 1971 thru April 14, 1972
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: Transferred to Morocco 5/4/81. Suspected to have crashed in April 1984
 
 


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155426 (MSN 305-37)
|•|  New at the factory on June 25, 1968
|•|  HML 267 - Camp Pendleton, California - June 27, 1968
|•|  VMO-2 - Danang, Vietnam - August 8, 1968
|•|  VMO-6 - MCAS Futenma, Okinawa - December 21, 1969 thru April 14, 1972
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: to Bureau of Land Management as N97LM in 1993
 


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155427 (MSN 305-38)
|•|  New at the factory on June 25, 1968
|•|  HML 267 - Camp Pendleton, California - June 26, 1968
|•|  VMO-2 Danang Air Base, Vietnam - August 8, 1968
|•|  VMO-6 - Futenma, Okinawa - February 6, 1971
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: to Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as 1V0022 May 7, 1992. Later operated by California Department of Forestry as N415DF, Cal Fire No. A-460 


YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155428 (MSN 305-39)
|•|  New at the factory on June 27, 1968
|•|  HML 267 - Camp Pendleton, California - June 8, 1968
|•|  VMO-2 Danang Air Base, Vietnam - August 8, 1968
|•|  HM+S 11- MCAS El Toro, California - May 23, 1971
|•|  VMO6 - Futenma, Okinawa - May 16, 1971 thru June 14, 1971
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: to Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as 1V0034 Sep 17, 1992. Later operated by California Department of Forestry as N418DF, Cal Fire No. A-340. 
 


  As I go through the History Cards I will continue to update the history information below  ↓

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155429 (MSN 305-40)
|•|  New at the factory - July 3, 1968
|•|  HML-267 at Camp Pendleton July 7, 1968 - October 6, 1968
|•|  VMO-6 at Quang Tri, Vietnam October 6, 1968 - June 4, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: to Bureau of Land Management as N685 in 1993. In California Department of Forestry warehouse.

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155430 (MSN 305-41)
|•|  New July 3, 1968
|•|  HML-267 at Camp Pendleton July 20, 1968 - October 6, 1968
|•|  VMO-6 at Quang Tri, Vietnam October 6, 1968 - June 14, 1969

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155431 (MSN 305-42)
|•|  New July 3, 1968
|•|  HML-267 at Camp Pendleton August 2, 1968 - October 6, 1968
|•|  VMO-6 at Quang Tri, Vietnam October 6, 1968 - January 30, 1969

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155432 (MSN 305-43)
|•|  New July 19, 1968
|•|  HML-267 at Camp Pendleton July 23, 1968 - November 3, 1968
|•|  VMO-6 at Quang Tri, Vietnam November 4, 1968 - June 23, 1969

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155433 (MSN 305-44)
|•|  New July 15, 1968
|•|  HML-267 at Camp Pendleton July 19, 1968 - June 30, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: to Moroccan AF

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155434 (MSN 305-45)
|•|  New at the factory - July 15, 1968
|•|  VMO-1 at MCAS New River, North Carolina - July 18, 1968 - February 16, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: to Colombia in 1993

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155435 (MSN 305-46)
|•|  New July 19, 1968
|•|  To VMO-1 at MCAS New River North Carolina July 22, 1968 - June 11, 1969
 

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155436 (MSN 305-47)
|•|  New at the factory - July 19, 1968
|•|  VMO-1 at MCAS New River, North Carolina - July 22, 1968 - June 4, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: converted to OV-10D. Delivered to US Marine Corps. Assigned to VMO-4. Assigned to NASA Lewis Research Center, Lewis Field, Cleveland, OH, later the NASA John H. Glenn Research Center. Registered as NASA 615. Used for fiber-optics, 3-D audio, and speech recognition studies. Registered as N615NA. Flown to Patrick AFB and transferred to the State Dept. OV-10 program in early 2000. Registered as N615NA to the US Department of State, Patrick AFB, FL, Jul 18, 2000. Registered as N615NA to the Russell Military Museum, Russell, IL, Jan 8, 2010, current.

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155437 (MSN 305-48)
|•|  New at the factory - July 19, 1968
|•|  VMO-1 at MCAS New River, North Carolina - July 24, 1968 - May 20, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: VMO-2 - to Military Aircraft Storage and Disposal Center as 1V0017 May 17, 1980. Returned to service. Crashed Jul 31, 1985.

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155438 (MSN 305-49)
|•|  New at the factory - July 30, 1968
|•|  VMO-1 at MCAS New River, North Carolina - July 30, 1968 - May 26, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: to Colombia in 1993 as FAC2223 and now on display in Museo Aeroespacia, Bogota

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155439 (MSN 305-50)
|•|  New July 29, 1968
|•|  VMO-1 New River, North Carolina July 30, 1968 - June 4, 1969

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155440 (MSN 305-51)
|•|  New at the factory - August 5, 1968
|•|  VMO-1 at MCAS New River, North Carolina - August 6, 1968 - June 11, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes:VMO-2 / crashed at Camp Pendleton after colliding with OV-10 155442 Oct 23, 1994. (NHCard shows 155442 DEAD on May 6, 1969 - VMO-1 New River)

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155441 (MSN 305-52)
|•|  New August 8, 1968
|•|  VMO-1 New River, North Carolina August 9, 1969 - February 16, 1969

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155442 (MSN 305-53)
|•|  New at the factory - August 5, 1968
|•|  VMO-1 at MCAS New River, North Carolina - August 6, 1968 - June 11, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: (VMO-2) crashed at Camp Pendleton after colliding with OV-10 155440 Oct 23, 1994. But - Navy History Card shows 155442 DEAD on May 6, 1969 while with VMO-1 at New River

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155443 (MSN 305-54)
|•|  New August 8, 1968
|•|  VMO-1 New River North Carolina August 14, 1968 - June 6, 1969

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155444 (MSN 305-55)
|•|  New at the factory - August 19, 1968
|•|  VMO-1 New River North Carolina August 23, 1968 - June 9, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: VX-5 crashed near Evolution Lake, south of Mount Darwin in the Sierra Mountain Range Oct 23, 1983. Both crew ejected but one was killed when his chute only partially opened.
|•|  Aviation Safety Net Report

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155445 (MSN 305-56)
|•|  New August 19, 1968
|•|  VMO-1 New River North Carolina August 20, 1968 - June 20, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: to Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as 1V0035 Sep 22, 1992. Later operated by California Department of Forestry as N419DF. Noted cocooned at Falcon Field, Mesa, AZ Nov 2002. Crashed Sep 6, 2006 during aerial observation flight about 22 mi NE of Porterville, CA in the Mountain Home Demonstration State Forest. Both crew killed.

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155446 (MSN 305-57)
|•|  New September 4, 1968
|•|  R&T China Lake, California September 7, 1968 - February 11, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: converted to OV-10D. To Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as PB0001 May 21, 1993. Noted Oct 7, 2004 at Boeing Facility, Mesa, AZ, allegedly to to Colombian AF. Registration N10957 reserved Feb 3, 2009

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155447 (MSN 305-58)
|•|  New August 27, 1968
|•|  VMO-1 New River North Carolina August 28, 1968 - June 6, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: converted to OV-10D. To Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as 1V0054 Jun 25, 1993. To US State Department as N16841. Leased to Colombian National Police by US Department of State.

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155448 (MSN 305-59)
|•|  New August 28, 1968
|•|  VMO-1 New River North Carolina August 30, 1968 - June 16, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: to Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as 1V0049 May 21, 1993.

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155449 (MSN 305-60)
|•|  New August 29, 1968
|•|  VMO-1 New River North Carolina August 30, 1968 - June 16, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: operated by California Department of Forestry as N430DF

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155450 (MSN 305-61)
|•|  New September 9, 1968
|•|  HML-267 MCAS Camp Pendleton, California September 14, 1968 - October 6, 1968
|•|  VMO-2 Danang, Vietnam - October 31, 1968 thru June 12, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: with H&MS-11 of MAG-11 hit by small arms fire and crashed 8 mi NW of Da Nang, SVN Apr 28, 1971. 1st Lt. David W. Windsor and CWO2 Gerald C. Seybold were KIA.

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155451 (MSN 305-62)
|•|  New September 12, 1968
|•|  HML-267 MCAS Camp Pendleton, California September 14, 1968 - October 6, 1968
|•|  VMO-2 Danang, Vietnam - November 30, 1968 thru May 26, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: converted to OV-10D. To Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as 1V0039 Mar 10, 1993, to PA0005 Apr 16, 1993. To civil registry as N12320 and on display at Tennessee Museum of Aviation, Sevierville Jun 2010.

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155452 (MSN 305-63)
|•|  New 09/12/68 VMO-2 Danang
|•|  HML-267 MCAS Camp Pendleton, California September 19, 1968 - October 7, 1968
|•|  VMO-2 Danang, Vietnam - October 7, 1968 thru June 18, 1969

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155453 (MSN 305-64)
|•|  New September 25, 1968
|•|  HML-267 MCAS Camp Pendleton, California September 26, 1968 - October 7, 1968
|•|  VMO-2 Danang, Vietnam - October 7, 1968 thru May 2, 1969

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155454 (MSN 305-65)
|•|  New September 19,1968
|•|  HML-267 MCAS Camp Pendleton, California September 21, 1968 - October 6, 1968
|•|  VMO-6 Quang Tri, Vietnam - October 6, 1968 - October 7, 1968
|•|  VMO-2 Danang, Vietnam - October 7, 1968 thru October 7, 1968
|•|  VMO-6 Quang Tri, Vietnam - October 7, 1968 thru May 8, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: to Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as 1V0028. Later operated by California Department of Forestry as N400DF, Cal Fire No. A-410

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155455 (MSN 305-66)
|•|  New at the factory - September 19, 1968
|•|  HML-267 at MCAS Camp Pendleton, California - September 21, 1968 thru October 6, 1968
|•|  VMO-6 in Quang Tri, Vietnam - October 6 & 7, 1968
|•|  VMO-2 in Danang, Vietnam - October 7, 1968
|•|  VMO-6 in Quang Tri, Vietnam - October 8, 1968 thru June 4, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: registered to Washington State DOT and parked at Boeing Field. Also listed as being with VMO-6 of MAG-39 being lost in a training accident Aug 9, 1969 in SVN. Crew of 2 ejected and were rescued.

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155456 (MSN 305-67)
|•|  New at the factory - September 19, 1968
|•|  HML-267 at Camp Pendleton September 21, 1968 thru November 5, 1968
|•|  VMO-6 in Quang Tri, Vietnam - November 5, 1968 thru June 28, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: with VMO-6 of MAG-39 crashed on takeoff from Quang Tri AB, SVN Aug 29 1969. Both crew killed.

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155457 (MSN 305-68)
|•|  New at the factory - Seeptember 25, 1968
|•|  HML-267 - Camp Pendleton - September 27, 1968 thru October 31, 1968
|•|  VMO-6 - Quang Tri, Vietnam - October 31, 1968 thru May 4, 1969


|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: to Military Aircraft Storage and Disposal Center as 1V0001 Jun 6, 1975. Returned to service. Later operated by California Department of Forestry as N401DF, Cal Fire No. A-440.

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155458 (MSN 305-69)
|•|  New at the factory - September 27, 1968
|•|  HML-267 - Camp Pendleton - October 2, 1968 thru November 2, 1968
|•|  VMO-6 - Quang Tri, Vietnam - November 2, 1968 thru April 20, 1969
|•|  Came to VAL-4 from VMO-6 on June 22, 1970. Flown to NAS Cubi Point on April 5, 1972 when VAL-4 was decommissioned.
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: Transferred to the Boneyard in Tucson, AZ on June 6, 1980 and was stricken from the record on August 8, 1983 after being damaged in a wind storm.

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155459 (MSN 305-70)
|•|  New at the factory - September 27, 1968
|•|  HML-267 - Camp Pendleton, California - October 2, 1968 thru October 6, 1968
|•|  VMO-6 - Quang Tri, Vietnam - October 31, 1968 thru June 6, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: to Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as 12V0024. Later operated by California Department of Forestry as N402DF, Cal Fire No. A-210

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft 155460 (MSN 305-71)
|&bull|;  New at the factory - October 1, 1968
|&bull|;  VS-41 at NAS North Island, California on October 2, 1968 - January 3, 1969
|&bull|;  To VAL-4 when the squadron commissioned on January 3, 1969
|&bull|;  Back to VS-41 on February 28, 1969 to be used for training VAL-4 replacement pilots at NAS North Island.
|&bull|;  On August 7, 1970, 155460 crashed while landing NAS North Island. Both crewmembers - Lt. "Flash" Leebern (Instructor Pilot) And Lt. Thomas Lange (Student Pilot) - died in the crash.
  155460 ~ (VS-41) Lost: 07-AUG-1970 NAS North Island, San Diego, California And the Crash Report

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155461 (MSN 305-72)
|•|  New at the factory - October 2, 1968
|•|  VS-41 at NAS North Island, California on October 3, 1968
|•|  VAL-4 on January 3, 1969 when the squadron was commissioned
|•|  VAL-4 Det. B in Vung Tau, Republic of Vietnam in April 1969 until the detachment closed on July 21, 1970 when VAL-4 consolidated operations at Binh Thuy
|•|  155461 was the seventh Bronco that VAL-4 lost on February 9, 1972. Pilot Lt. Robert Lutz was Killed In Action and Observer 1st Lt. Eugene Brindle ejected and survived the crash.
  155461 ~ Lost: 09-FEB-1972 into the Sea off the coast of South Vietnam

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155462 (MSN 305-73)
|•|  New at the factory - October 7, 1968
|•|  VS-41 at NAS North Island, California on October 8, 1968
|•|  VAL-4 on January 3, 1969 when the squadron was commissioned
|•|  VS-41 on February 27, 1969 thru June 23, 1969 - See: VAL-4 Aircraft
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: Transferred to Columbia in 1980 and then to Morocco in 1981.

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155463 (MSN 305-74)
|•|  New at the factory - October 8, 1968
|•|  VS-41 - NAS North Island, California on October 9, 1968
|•|  VAL-4 - NSA Binh Thuy, Vietnam - January 10, 1969 thru April 2, 1972
|•|  When the squadron decommissioned, 155463 was flown to NAS Cubi Point
|•|  Notes: Aircraft was destroyed in a landing accident on July 9, 1974.

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155464 (MSN 305-75)
|•|  New at the factory - October 14, 1968
|•|  VMO1 in New River, North Carolina - October 15, 1968 thru June 24, 1969

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155465 (MSN 305-76)
|•|  New at the factory - October 10, 1968
|•|  VMO1 in New River, North Carolina - October 16, 1968 thru February 16, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: converted to OV-10D. Registered as N10D to Washington State Dept of Transport, Aeronautics Division Feb 11, 1993.

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155466 (MSN 305-77)
|•|  New at the factory - October 21, 1968
|•|  VMO1 in New River, North Carolina - October 22, 1968 thru June 18, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: converted to OV-10D. To Military Aircraft Storage and Disposal Center as 1V0040, returned to service. To Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as PA0007 Apr 16, 1993. To Department of State as N23743

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155467 (MSN 305-78)
|•|  New at the factory - October 22, 1968
|•|  MART (VMO-4) - NAS Grosse Ile, Michigan - October 23, 1968 thru March 27, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: operated by California Department of Forestry as N403DF, Cal Fire No. A-500.

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155468 (MSN 305-79)
|•|  New at the factory - October 28, 1968
|•|  MART (VMO-4) - NAS Grosse Ile, Michigan - October 29, 1968 thru May 28, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: converted to OV-10D. To Military Aircraft Storage and Disposal Center as 1V0012 Feb 27, 19867. Returned to service. To Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as 1V0040 Mar 10, 1993. To Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as PA0013 Jun 17, 1993

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155469 (MSN 305-80)
|•|  New at the factory - October 25, 1968
|•|  MART (VMO-4) - NAS Grosse Ile, Michigan - October 26, 1968 thru April 15, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: VMO-4 story. Grosse Ile, Michigan.

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155470 (MSN 305-81)
|•|  New at the factory - October 30, 1968
|•|  VS-41 at NAS North Island, California on November 2, 1968
|•|  VAL-4 at NAS North Island - January 3, 1969 - February 5, 1969
|•|  VS-41 NAS North Island, San Diego, California on February 28, 1969
|•|  March 27, 1972 transferred to VMO-1 at New River, North Carolina
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: Converted to an OV-10D+ this aircraft is now being flown for Mosquito Control in Beaufort County South Carolina.

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155471 (MSN 305-82)
|•|  New at the factory - October 30, 1968
|•|  VS-41 NAS North Island, San Diego, California on November 2, 1968

|•|  VAL-4 - NSA Binh Thuy, Vietnam - January 16, 1969
|•|  Flown to NAS Cubi Point on April 5, 1972 when the squadron was decommissioned
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: To Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as 1V0037 Mar 10, 1993. Later operated by California Department of Forestry as N410DF, Cal. Fire No. A-110.

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155472 (MSN 305-83)
|•|  New at the factory - November 8, 1968
|•|  VS-41 at NAS North Island, California on November 2, 1968
|•|  VAL-4 at NSA Binh Thuy, Vietnam on January 16, 1969
|•|  Flown to NAS Cubi Point on April 5, 1972 when VAL-4 was decommissioned
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: Converted to an OV-10D+ in October of 1991. On loan from USMC Air-Ground Museum, Quantico, VA to Carolinas Aviation Museum, Charlotte, NC and then transferred to the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola, Florida in October of 2004. Although it is still configured as an OV-10D+, it is on display in the original green VAL-4 paint scheme. Noted Mar 2006 at National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, FL.

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155473 (MSN 305-4)
|•|  New at the factory - November 8, 1968
|•|  VS-41 at NAS North Island, California on November 16, 1968
|•|  VAL-4 at NAS North Island (History Cards say Binh Thuy) - January 3, 1969
|•|  Back to VS-41 on February 28, 1969 for pilot training
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: On March 27, 1972 transferred to VMO-1 at New River, North Carolina. To Military Aircraft Storage and Disposal Center as 1V0004 Jun 25, 1975. Returned to service. Converted to an OV-10D in December 1978. To Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as 1V0036 Sep 27, 1992, to PB0002 Oct 29, 1992 E ventually converted to an OV-10D+. 155473 was painted in Desert Sand paint while serving with VMO-2 at MCAS Camp Pendleton before deploying for Operations Desert Storm & Desert Shield. Transfered to the Department of State in November 1998.

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155474 (MSN 305-85)
|•|  New at the factory - November 20, 1968
|•|  VS-41 at NAS North Island, California on November 21, 1968


|•|  To VAL-4 when the squadron was commissioned on January 3, 1969
|•|  Flown to NAS Cubi Point when the squadron decommissioned - April 1972
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: Converted to an OV-10D+ in 1972 and went on to serve with VMO-2 in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. 155474 was acquired by an aviation technical school in Burlington, Vermont. Converted to OV-10D. To Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as 1V0044 Par 22, 1993, to PA0010 Apr 22, 1993.

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155475 (MSN 305-86)
|•|  New at the factory - November 12, 1968
|•|  VS-41 at NAS North Island, California on November 14, 1968
|•|  VAL-4 on January 3, 1969 when the squadron was commissioned at NAS North Island, California
|•|  Flown to NAS Cubi Point on April 5, 1972 when VAL-4 decommissioned
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: Currently N407DF flying with the California Forestry Department. To Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as 1V0027, later 1V0032. Later operated by California Department of Forestry as N407DF, Cal Fire No. A-510.

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155476 (MSN 305-7)
|•|  New at the factory - November 20, 1968
|•|  MART (VMO-4) - NAS Grosse Ile, Michigan - November 21, 1968 thru June 22, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: to Military Aircraft Storage and Disposal Center as 1V0006 Jul 23, 1975. With VMO-1, crashed at Twenty-Nine Palms May 15, 1984. Both crew killed.

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155477 (MSN 305-88)
|•|  New at the factory - November 21, 1968
|•|  MART (VMO-4) - NAS Grosse Ile, Michigan - November 22, 1968 thru May 12, 1969
|•|  NPRO R&T Columbus, Ohio - May 15, 1969 to June 27, 1969
|•|  MART (VMO-4) - NAS Grosse Ile, Michigan - June 27, 1969


 

Paris Air Show - 1969 - Norm Taylor Collection
Trans-Atlantic flight took a lot of gas.

|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: OV-10D - to Military Aircraft Storage and Disposal Center as 1V0007 Jul 25, 1975. returned to service. Crashed in Philippines July 1990, completely destroyed.

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155478 (MSN 305-89)
|•|  New at the factory - November 26, 1968
|•|  MART (VMO-4) - NAS Grosse Ile, Michigan - November 27, 1968 thru April 23, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: crashed on I-94 near Port Huron, MI Jun 25, 1973. Both crewmembers killed.

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155479 (MSN 305-90)
|•|  New at the factory - November 27, 1968
|•|  MART (VMO-4) - NAS Grosse Ile, Michigan - December 7, 1968 thru June 22, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: converted to OV-10D. To Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as 1V0048, to PA0009 Apr 30, 1993. Later operated by California Department of Forestry as N408DF. Conflict here as Registration N47892 originally reserved but cancelled Aug 20, 1998, registered N88970 Feb 21, 2008.

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155480 (MSN 305-91)
|•|  New at the factory - November 27, 1968
|•|  HML-267 at Marine Base Camp Pendleton, California - December 5, 1968
|•|  VMO-6 - Quang Tri, Vietnam - January 1, 1969 thru January 25, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: Sent to VAL-4 by VMO-6 at MCAS Futema on Okinawa, Japan. Arrived at Binh Thuy on April 29, 1970. Flown to NAS Cubi Point when the squadron decommissioned on April 5, 1972. To Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as 12V0025. Later operated by California Department of Forestry as N408DF, Cal Fire No. A-230. Currently flown as N408DF with the California Department of Forestry.

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155481 (MSN 305-92)
|•|  New at the factory - December 16, 1968
|•|  HML 267 - Camp Pendleton, California - December 19, 1968 thru May 28, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: converted to OV-10D. To Military Aircraft Storage and Disposal Center as 1V0022 Jun 6, 1975. Back to service. To Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as PA0011 Jul 8, 1993. Became N34457, operated by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. Transferred to Department of State Air Wing for use in counter-narcotics operations in Latin America. Modified to OV-10G+. Then to Colombian Police as PNC-3047. Crashed Sep 21, 2003. Must have been repaired, as reported seen Oct 7, 2004 at Boeing Facility, Mesa, Arizona allegedly to go to Colombian AF. Loaned to US Navy as 155481. Currently with RCU-1 as OV-10G+

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155482 (MSN 305-93)
|•|  New at the factory - December 2, 1968
|•|  
HML 267 - Camp Pendleton, California - December 5, 1968 - February 24, 1969 |•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: converted to OV-10D. To Military Aircraft Storage and Disposal Center as 1V0014 Jun 30, 1976. Returned to service. Back to Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as 1V0047 Apr 30, 1993, to Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as PA0014 Apr 30, 1993. Became N12326, registration cancelled Apr 19, 2004 as destroyed.

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155483 (MSN 305-94)
|•|  New at the factory - December 13, 1968
|•|  HML 267 - Camp Pensleton, California - December 17, 1968
|•|  VMO-6 - Quang Tri, Vietnam - January 1, 1969 thru June 23, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: converted to OV-10D. To Military Aircraft Storage and Disposal Center as 1V0011 Aug 19, 1975, back to service. Back to Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as 1V0053 Apr 16, 1993. To PB0003 Jun 24, 1993. Noted cocooned at Falcon Field, Mesa, AZ Nov 2002. Noted Oct 7, 2004 at Boeing Facility, Mesa, Arizona, allegedly to go to Colombian AF. Registration N373SV reserved Feb 3, 2009.

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155484 (MSN 305-95)
|•|  New at the factory - December 13, 1968
|•|  HML 267 - Camp Pendleton, California - December 24, 1968 thru June 13, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: to Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as 1V0008 Jun 18, 1975, returned to service. Back to Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as 1V0008 Jul 31, 1975. Returned to service again

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155485 (MSN 305-96)
|•|  New at the factory - December 16, 1968
|•|  HML 267 - Camp Pendleton, California - December 18, 1968
|•|  VMO2 - Danang, Vietnam - March 22, 1969 thru May 30, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: to Military Aircraft Storage and Disposal Center as 1V0003 Jun 18, 1975. Back to service. (VMO-2) written off Aug 24, 1989.
|•|  Aviation Safety Net Report

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155486 (MSN 305-97)
|•|  New at the factory - December 17, 1968
|•|  HML 267 - Camp Pendleton, California - January 4, 1969
|•|  VMO-2 - Danang, Vietnam - March 22, 1969 thru June 27, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: OV-10D - flying with US State Department as N473AW

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155487 (MSN 305-98)
|•|  New at the factory - December 26, 1968
|•|  HML 267 - Camp Pendleton, California - December 31, 1968 thru June 21, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: to Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as 1V0009 Aug 7, 1975, returned to service. ASN - VMO-1 / MAG-29 / 2nd MAW / crashed & written off north of Cherry Point, NC June 18, 1990
|•|  Aviation Safety Net Report

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155488 (MSN 305-99)
|•|  New at the factory - January 2, 1969
|•|  HML 267 - Camp Pendleton, California - January 4, 1969
|•|  VMO-2 - Danang, Vietnam - March 22, 1969 thru April 17, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes:

OV-10D Registered Oct 17, 1994 to American Warbirds, Inc of Gaithersburg, MD as N474AW. Leased to Colombian National Police by US Department of State. Whilst still officially N474AW, operated in Policia Nacionale Columbia markings with (doubtless spurious) serial V-7. Suffered loss of power in starboard engine just after takeoff from Larandia, Colombia on drug-eradication mission Feb 6, 2000; aircraft crashed and exploded, pilot ejected but was seriously injured.

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155489 (MSN 305-100)
|•|  New at the factory - January 9, 1969
|•|  HML 267 - Camp Pendleton, California - January 13, 1969 thru June 26, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: converted to OV-10D. To Military Aircraft Storage and Disposal Center as 1V0013 Jun 23, 1976, returned to service. Back to Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as 1V0045 Apr 22, 1993, to PA0006 Apr 22, 1993. Registration N85967 reserved Feb 25, 1997, cancelled Aug 20, 1999 but taken up Feb 21, 2008. Acquired by National Vietnam War Museum, Mineral Wells, Texas Jan 2009.

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155490 (MSN 305-101)
|•|  New at the factory - January 2, 1969
|•|  155490 was accepted by VAL-4 at NAS North Island on January 12, 1969
|•|  This airframe was only seven months old when it became VAL-4's first combat loss on July 19, 1969
|•|  155490 was struck by enemy fire and crashed near the Three Sisters Mountains near Ap Bac, in Chau Doc Province, South Vietnam. Both crewmembers - Lt. Aubrey Grady Martin (pilot) and Lt.(jg) Roy Dean Sikkink (observer) were initially listed as MIA and it was eventually confirmed that both were KIA.
  155490 ~ Lost: 12-JUL-1969 near Ap Bac, Chau Doc Province, 45 miles W of Saigon, South Vietnam

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155491 (MSN 305-102)
|•|  New at the factory - January 14, 1969
|•|  155491 was accepted by VAL-4 at NAS North Island on January 15, 1969
|•|  To Binh Thuy on July 21, 1970 when Det. Bravo in Vung Tau closed
|•|  On March 30, 1972 it was transferred to VMO-6 at MCAS Futema, Okinawa, Japan
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: It was struck from USMC records and transferred to Morocco Air Force on March 13, 1981.
|•|  Crashed near Dakhla January 21, 1985.

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155492 (MSN 305-103)
|•|  New at the factory - January 14, 1969
|•|  HML 267 - Camp Pendleton, California - February 18, 1969 thru June 27, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: Converted to OV-10D+. To Military Aircraft Storage and Disposal Center as 1V0010 Aug 7, 1975, returned to service. Back to Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as 1V0038 Mar 10, 1993, to Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as PA0012 Apr 16, 1993. Registered N3634U to US Dept. of State. Operated by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, transferred to Department of State Wing, which used it for counter-narcotics operations in Latin America. Noted Oct 7, 2004 at Boeing Facility, Mesa, AZ, allegedly to go to Colombian AF. Currently with RCU-1 as OV-10G+

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155493 (MSN 305-104)
|•|  New at the factory - January 14, 1968
|•|  155493 was accepted by VAL-4 at NAS North Island on January 27, 1969
|•|  On April 3, 1972 it was transferred to VMO-6 at MCAS Futema, Okinawa, Japan
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: Converted to an OV-10D+ in 1991. To Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as PA0015 Jun 24, 1993. Registration N54623 reserved Feb 5, 1997 but cancelled Aug 20, 1998. Registered N97854 Feb 21, 2008. The airframe was last known to be in parts at the National Vietnam War Museum east of Mineral Wells, Texas.

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155494 (MSN 305-105)
|•|  New at the factory - January 16, 1969
|•|  155494 arrived at VAL-4 - NAS North Island on January 23, 1969
|•|  Flown to NAS Cubi Point on April 5, 1972 when the squadron was decommissioned
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: Converted from "A" to "D+" in 1990. It was a Desert Storm Veteran and returned aboard ship in June 1991. Transferred to the MCAS El Toro museum late 1993. Moved and on display at the Flying Leathernecks Command Museum at MCAS Miramar, CA in 1999.

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155495 (MSN 305-106)
|•|  New at the factory - January 16, 1969
|•|  VAL-4 at NAS North Island, California on January 21, 1969
|•|  June 7, 1970 - Fourth Bronco that VAL-4 lost in Vietnam. Aircraft written off as damaged beyond repair after being hit by .30 calibre machine gun fire. Indications are that the Pilot - Lt.Cdr. Jere Alan Barton was wounded but made a command-initiated ejection at about 400 feet MSL. After landing he appeared to be unconscious and did not disconnect from his parachute. The Backseater - Lt.Cdr. James D. Hanks successfully completed the ejection sequence. Lt.Cdr. Barton was KIA and Lt.Cdr Hanks was WIA. Both were recovered by an Army helicopter.
  155495 ~ Lost: 07-JUN-1970 5 miles NE of Vinh Long, South Vietnam

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155496 (MSN 305-107)
|•|  New at the factory -
|•|  First listed at BUWEPS at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland on January 27, 1969
|•|  Came to VAL-4 new from the factory at NAS North Island on January 28, 1969
|•|  To Binh Thuy on July 21, 1970 when Det. Bravo in Vung Tau closed
|•|  Transferred to VMO-6 at MCAS Futenma, Okinawa, Japan on March 26, 1972 when VAL-4 decommissioned
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: To Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as 1V0023 May 20, 1992. Now being operated as N421DF by the California Forestry Department, Cal Fire No. A-240.

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155497 (MSN 305-108)
|•|  New at the factory - January 29, 1969
|•|  155497 joined VAL-4 at NAS North Island on February 7, 1969
|•|  It was the fifth Bronco VAL-4 lost in combat on June 7, 1970 after being hit by ground fire near the village of Xom Thong Xoai, South Vietnam. Lt(jg) Ed Bastarache and Lt(jg) Pete Ford ejected safely, and were rescued. This was Lt(jg) Ford's second ejection from an OV-10A - he ejected from 155393 on March 30, 1970
  155497 ~ Lost: 29-SEP-1970 near Xom Thong Xoai, South Vietnam

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155498 (MSN 305-109)
|•|  New at the factory - January 29, 1969
|•|  HML 267 - Camp Pendleton, California - February 11, 1969
|•|  VMO-2 - Danang, Vietnam - March 22, 1969 thru April 17, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: OV-10D - leased to Colombian National Police by US Department of State. Currently N475AW, registration N86432 reserved Apr 2002.

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155499 (MSN 305-110)
|•|  New at the factory - February 3, 1969
|•|  NATC Weapon Systems Test at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland - February 7, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: converted to OV-10D. To Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center as 1V0051 Jun 10, 1993. Now on display at Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, AZ

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155500 (MSN 305-111)
|•|  New at the factory - February 12, 1969
|•|  MART - VMO-4 - NAS Grosse Isle, Michigan - February 13, 1969 thru June 27, 1969
 

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155501 (MSN 305-112)
|•|  New at the factory - February 10, 1969
|•|  MART - VMO-4 - NAS Grosse Isle, Michigan - February 27, 1969 thru May 17, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: OV-10D - registered Oct 17, 1994 to American Warbirds, Inc of Gaithersburg, MD as N476AW. Registration N476AW cancelled by FAA Mar 24, 2009 as "destroyed"

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155502 (MSN 305-113)
|•|  New at the factory - February 17, 1969
|•|  Los Alamitos, California - February 20, 1969 thru May 13, 1969
|•|  Joe Baugher's Notes: OV-10D - registered Oct 17, 1994 to American Warbirds, Inc of Gaithersburg, MD as N477AW. In operation with California Department of Forestry as N470DF, Cal Fire No. A505(D)

YOV-10A and OV-10A Aircraft155503 (MSN 305-114)
|•|  New at the factory - February 13, 1969
|•|  Arrived at VAL-4 - NAS North Island on February 17, 1969
|•|  VAL-4 Detachment Bravo, Vung Tau, Vietnam - Arrived April 5, 1969
|•|  It was the second VAL-4 Bronco lost while patrolling the Saigon Long Tau shipping channel in the Rung Sat Special Zone on December 20, 1969. Both crewmembers - U.S. Navy Lt.(jg) Joel Sandberg (Pilot) U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Carl Long were KIA. Partial remains of Lt.(jg) Sandberg were recovered about a month later and the remainder of his remains and the remains of Capt. Long were recovered and returned to the United States in 1992. After Capt. Long's remains were identified, he was buried at Arlington National Cemetery (Site 50 of Section 68) in Washington D.C., on September 16, 2004
  155503 ~ Lost: 20-DEC-1969 Rung Sat Special Zone - 8 miles N of Vung Tau, South Vietnam

|•|  Bureau Number 155503 was the last OV-10A "Bronco" built for the United States Marine Corps  |•|

|•|  US Air Force OV-10A "Bronco" Information  |•|


 
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