Lt Allen Carpenter

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bullet1 November 1966 -
Lcdr Gerry Griffin/Lt(jg) Bill Hobdy/and crew attempt to rescue VA-72 pilot Lt Allen Carpenter from Haiphong Harbor. Lt Carpenter, in his A-4E Skyhawk (BuNo. 151138) was flying an Iron Hand SAM suppression mission off the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA-42) when he was hit by AAA. He ejected over water but was captured by a small boat before the SAR helo could reach him.

Created: 04/19/09