Name: CPT Phillip Allen Ducat
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 09/25/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 27.1
Date of Birth: 09/04/1939
Home City: Ft Wayne, IN
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 11E-013
Short Summary: At approximately 22 miles west of Dong Ha, A/C hit with ground and exploded before it hit the ground.
Aircraft: UH-34D tail number 148776
Service number: 086222
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 7335 = Pilot HMH
Primary cause: SVN-BNR
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 04
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Additional information about this casualty:
Capt Ducat was permanently assigned to HMM-164. He was temporarily assigned (TAD) to HMM-161 at the time of his death. Both HMM-164 and HMM-161 were MAG 16 helicopter squadrons, but HMM-164 was the first CH-46 squadron in Vietnam, while HMM-161 was a UH-34 squadron. The helicopter was struck by an outgoing 155 mm artillery round rather than ground fire. The event was witnessed by a USAF AC-47 gunship in flight at the time. From: David Gillis (formerly LT David Gillis, Flight Surgeon, HMM-164 at the time of his death)
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: CATHOLIC CEMETERY, FORT WAYNE, IN (IMO)
This record was last updated on 02/06/2006
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