Name: 1LT William Michael Elbracht
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/25/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.9
Date of Birth: 07/14/1946
Home City: Riverside, CA
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/3/5 CAV
Major organization: 9th Infantry Division
Flight class: 68-20/68-34
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 21W-012
Short Summary: Main rotor stopped turning in flight. With Roy Kenneth Williams.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15561
Service number: O5429007
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Main rotor stop
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 02/28/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 03
Location: Kien Hoa Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Burial information: PALM CEMETERY, WINTER PARK, FL
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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