CROWLEY JAMES ALLEN II

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Name: 1LT James Allen Crowley II
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/16/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.3
Date of Birth: 06/19/1945
Home City: Springfield, MA
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 11 ACR
Major organization: 11th Armored Cavalry
Flight class: 68-510/68-16
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 41W-066
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 66-17779
Service number: O5256958
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 09/11/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Binh Duong Province III Corps.

Additional information about this casualty:
Jim was a good friend through OCS, and flight school. Our wives were close friends, and we were there when there child , Janie was born. My son was born and we named him for an American hero, after James Crowley. Jim was a leader, a hero, and a friend.

From: Randy Bielinski

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ST MICHAELS CEMETERY, SPRINGFIELD, MA
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
This record was last updated on 10/24/2014


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