Name: CW2 Joseph Thaxter Clark
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/26/1967 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 31.1
Date of Birth: 11/25/1936
Home City: Davenport, WA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 334 AHC, 145 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 66-7/66-9
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 32E-062
Short Summary: On Firefly mission out of Bien Hoa when lost engine with no audio warning, crashed in cemetary and exploded on impact. Sheffield witness
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 65-09948
Call sign: Gangbusters
Service number: W3153225
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062D = Helicopter Pilot, Medium Transport
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 07/27/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 12
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: ZION HILL CEMETERY, ROCKLYN, WA
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 08/25/1996
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