Name: 1LT William David Britton
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/04/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.4
Date of Birth: 12/25/1944
Home City: Buckatunna, MS
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/227 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 68-524/68-44
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 26W-112
Short Summary: Mid-air on short final to LZ included Le Master, Flagella, and Remmler.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17818
Call sign: Potato Masher
Service number: O5343571
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 04/03/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 01
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: CHAPEL HILL CHURCH CEMETRY, MILLRY, AL
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: officer
This record was last updated on 07/25/1998
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