Name: CW4 James Albert Bailey
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/09/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Declared dead on 10/10/1970.
Age at death: 41.7
Date of Birth: 02/11/1928
Home City: Grove City, PA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 118 AHC
Prior Unit: 57 TC CO 63
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 57-8
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 07W-122
Short Summary: Lost RPM & crashed in river north of Xuan Loc-last seen in river. P WO1 S.T. Kilhourne & CE E4 O. Cowherd survived.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 63-08826
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 06/20/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD267273
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Burial information: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA
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 11/23/1996
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