Does anyone know, or know where I can get the Bu. No. of Capt Forrester's aircraft he was flying when he went MIA. The plane was named Tiny 06. I would like to know where the name would have been placed on the aircraft and the "Tail No". I have complete a replica for Jana, Ron's widow, and would like to get this info to add to the replica.
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According to published Navy Records, there were only two Marine Corps jets that went down on 12-27-1972, and both were A-6's. The BUNO of a Marine A-6 that went down in Vietnam on 12-27-1972 with 2 casualties is 155666. The other Marine A-6 that went down in Vietnam on 12-27-1972 only has one reported loss/injury, the BUNO for that aircraft is 156989.
My source for this info is on the Navy Aviation website at http://www.history.navy.mil/a-record/vietnam/ac-loss/mc-date.pdf on page 5 of the pdf.
Also, I found several sources that said the plane name was Tiny 05, not Tiny 06, but none of the sources were official.
Here's a couple of sources for Tiny 05 - http://www.faraway-soclose.org/forrester.html and http://www.pownetwork.org/bios/f/f081.htm
Good luck, and thank you for what you're doing for that Captain Forrester's family.
LOVE that plane semper fi to all OLD VMA-533 marines
I was ops chief in 533 during 1967-68.
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