Click here for more information about this incident

Name: CPT David William Ayers
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/20/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.2
Date of Birth: 05/20/1945
Home City: Simi, CA
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/101 AHB 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 70-12
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 08W-034
Short Summary: Shot down, died on impact, helicopter burned before bodies could be removed.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-16550
Country: Laos
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 06/26/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: hostile dead - killed out-right
Length of service: *
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Episcopal (Anglican)
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
This record was last updated on 08/23/2002

This information is available on CD-ROM.

Additional information is available on KIAs at http://www.coffeltdatabase.org

Please send additions or corrections to: The VHPA Webmaster Gary Roush.

KIA statistics

Return to the Helicopter Pilot KIA name list

Return to the KIA panel date index

Date posted on this site: 11/13/2023

Copyright © 1998 - 2023 Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association