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Name: 1LT Curtis Paul Challberg
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/22/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.1
Date of Birth: 07/23/1945
Home City: Love Park, IL
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 213 ASHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-520/68-36
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 19W-091
Short Summary: A sling loaded Air Force O-1E flew up into aft rotor during left turn causing crash and burn.
Aircraft: CH-47C tail number 68-15824
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 05/16/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 03
Location: Binh Long Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Baptist - other groups
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 07/29/1994

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