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Name: WO1 James Terence Bateman
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/17/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.5
Date of Birth: 08/23/1947
Home City: Portland, OR
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/123 AVN 23 INF
Major organization: Americal Division
Flight class: 69-11
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 13W-021
Short Summary: Transmission seizure in Quang Nghai area. All 11 on board killed. Co-pilot Arlen Richardson. Overrulled a red X. Aircraft destroyed.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17175
Call sign: WARLORD
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 06/17/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Quang Ngai Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
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: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 07/29/1995

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