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Date: 1 June 1969
Aircraft type: O-2A Skymaster
Serial Number: 67-21319
Military Unit: 20 TASS, 504 TASG
Service: USAF
Home Base: Da Nang
1Lt Kennard Errol Svanoe (KIA)
Capt Jackie Lee Dickens (KIA)

June would turn out to be a bad month for the O-2 operators with four aircraft lost and seven airmen killed. The first aircraft (call sign Bilk 2) was shot down by small arms fire during a FAC mission 20 miles northwest of Da Nang. The crew were controlling an air strike on enemy buildings and both men died in the crash of their aircraft, a fact verified by an Army helicopter crew who later reached the site. Capt Dickens had flown B-52s with the 34th BS prior to becoming a FAC.

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