Name: CPT John Dehaas Curran
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/25/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.0
Date of Birth: 05/12/1946
Home City: Phoenix, AZ
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/227 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-30/69-22
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 03W-054
Short Summary: Shot down while trying to rescue SP5 Littleton from Firebase 5 with MAJ William Adams
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 69-15704
Call sign: CHICKENMAN 3
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: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 07/15/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - interim
Length of service: *
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YB980170
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: SANTA FE NATIONAL CEMETERY, NM
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 12/10/1995
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