Name: WO1 James Gilbert Bosley
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/02/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.5
Date of Birth: 03/15/1946
Home City: New Creek, WV
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 119 AHC, 52 CAB
Major organization: other
Flight class: 66-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 25E-081
Short Summary: Flew into fog then turned into a hill at Jackson Hole. A/C name "California Dreamer". Crew chief and gunner survived.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16373
Service number: W3154984
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: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 02/10/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: QUEENS MEADOW POINT CEMETERY, KEYSER, WV
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 08/07/2000
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