Campbell, Douglas John, WO1

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Last Rank
Warrant Officer 1
Last Service Branch
Warrant Officer (pre-2004)
Last Primary MOS
100E-Attack Helicopter Pilot
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1970-1970, 100E, 214th Aviation Battalion/191st Assault Helicopter Company
Service Years
1969 - 1970

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Warrant Officer 1



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Home State
Florida
Florida
Year of Birth
1949
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Orlando
Last Address
Orlando

Casualty Date
Nov 02, 1970
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Kien Giang (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Woodlawn Memorial Park - Gotha, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
06W 034

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 Unit Assignments
Rotary Wing Aviator Course, Fort Rucker, AL1st Aviation Brigade13th Aviation Battalion214th Aviation Battalion/191st Assault Helicopter Company
  1968-1970, Rotary Wing Aviator Course, Fort Rucker, AL
  1970-1970, 100E, 1st Aviation Brigade
  1970-1970, 100E, 13th Aviation Battalion
  1970-1970, 100E, 214th Aviation Battalion/191st Assault Helicopter Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
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Note From Editor: even though the Last Unit is displayed as being under the 214th Aviation Battalion, by 1970 the 191st AHC had actually been move under command of the 13th Aviation Battalion. CW2 Phillip M. Kemp


Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/02/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.

Unit: 191 AHC, 3 PLT GUNS

Prior Unit: 175 AHC 69-70

Flight class: 69-45

Short Summary: Main rotor separation outside Rach Gia in Mekong Delta with CW2 John Orricco. Bounty Hunter (guns).

Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15219

Primary cause: A/C Accident

Started Tour: 03/04/1970 
Note from Editor: Obviously, this was start date with 191st AHC, as he served with 175th AHC starting in 1969. Owing to the graduation date for his Flight School class likely being in Nov. '69, he would have actually began his tour in Dec. '69. 
CW2 Phillip M. Kemp

married male U.S. citizen

Race: Caucasian

Religion: Presbyterian

This record was last updated on 06/22/2001
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Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15219
Incident number: 701102021ACD Accident case number: 701102021
Total loss or fatality Accident
The station for this helicopter was Can-Tho in South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: WS128016
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated:
Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )

Crew Members:
AC CW2 ORRICO JOHN THOMAS KIA
P WO1 CAMPBELL DOUGLAS JOHN KIA
CE SP5 BROWN KENNETH LAVERN KIA
G SP5 MALONEY OSCAR KIA

Accident Summary:


AT 0650, 2 NOVEMBER 1970, AIRCRAFT UH-1C, SN 66-15219, WITH THE ABOVE CREW TOOK OFF FROM RACH GIA SHORT STRIP HEADING FOR THE RACH SOI AIRFIELD TO REFUEL. AFTER MAKING A RIGHT TURN OUT OF TRAFFIC AND LEVELLING OFF AT 500 FEET THE MAIN ROTOR SYSTEM SEPARATED FROM THE AIRCRAFT. THE AIRCRAFT THEN NOSED OVER AND CRASHED INTO THE GROUND EXPLODING ON IMPACT. THE TRAIL GUNSHIP WHICH WAS FOLLOWING BEHIND AT THE TIME, CIRCLED THE AREA LOOKING FOR ANY POSSIBLE SURVIVORS. THE AIRCRAFT WAS TOTALLY DESTROYED AND THE CREW LOST.\\

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998

 


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