Name: CPT Donald Dwight Craw, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/26/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 27.3
Date of Birth: 06/24/1943
Home City: Torrance, CA
Service: TC branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: USARV FLT DET
Major organization: USARV
Flight class: 68-12/68-16
Service: TC branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 07W-092
Short Summary: Single ship mission in poor weather, crashed in sea between Da Nang and Phu Bai. Lost at sea before Viet fishing ship rescued other crew
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17858
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: 10/22/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Offshore, MR 1 Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed at sea
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
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
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