Click here for more information about this incident

Name: WO1 Robert Francis Bahl, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/07/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.7
Date of Birth: 05/13/1947
Home City: Pittsburgh, PA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: HHC 2 BDE 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 67-17
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 33E-063
Short Summary: Crash during Tet 68 with WO1 Marshall H. Ford. Also killed was a 1 CAV Bn Commander, LTC Robert L. Gregory (not a pilot)
Aircraft: UH-1D
Service number: W3157771
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 11/13/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 04/05/2006

This information is available on CD-ROM.

Additional information is available on KIAs at

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