Name: 1LT James Christof Becker
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 08/15/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.3
Date of Birth: 04/18/1944
Home City: Palestine, TX
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 71 AHC, 14 CAB
Major organization: Americal Division
Flight class: 69-28
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 08W-113
Short Summary: While on LRRP extraction, the aircraft crashed on its right side killing Becker and the gunner.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 69-15375
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: LAOS-BNR
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 06/15/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - bonified
Length of service: *
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Disciples of Christ
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 06/06/1996
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