Name: LTC Donald Dawson Burnham
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 02/02/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Declared dead on 10/04/1978.
Age at death: 27.8
Date of Birth: 04/20/1940
Home City: Webb, AL
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 65-5
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 36E-067
Short Summary: Left Camp Evans lost on radar in weather north of Da Nang. Listed by DOD as a pilot of a fixed wing.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16442
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: A/C Accident WX
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 03/21/1967
"Official" listing: fixed wing air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - bonified
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: AT973733
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: unknown or not reported
Burial information: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA (IMO)
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 07/06/1997
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