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Name: WO1 Dennis Erwin Debner
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/02/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.3
Date of Birth: 09/16/1948
Home City: Minneapolis, MN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/227 AVN 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-3/69-1
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 15W-121
Short Summary: Target fixation on Nighthawk testing "Infant" (night vision) system. LTC Kvernes was at controls. Voisine escorted body home.
Aircraft: UH-1M tail number 66-00726
Service number: W3163977
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 04/22/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Bac Lieu Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
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 09/22/2010

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