Name: WO1 Robert Allen Baetzel
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/21/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.1
Date of Birth: 02/28/1947
Home City: Chicago Heights, IL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 335 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-15/68-25
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 29W-095
Short Summary: Crashed into the side of a hill after flying into a fog bank during an early morning formation takeoff from Blackhorse.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17354
Service number: W3161830
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident WX
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 10/29/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 01
Location: Hau Nghia Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Burial information: ASSUMPTION CEMETERY, GLENWOOD, IL
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 07/28/1994
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