Name: 1LT Wendell Theo Eliason
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/31/1965 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.7
Date of Birth: 07/11/1940
Home City: Escalon, CA
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 01E-098
Short Summary: On strike mission in Vietnam. Copilot 1LT Donald R. Wilson managed to fly the aircraft back to Da Nang. See memo.
Aircraft: UH-34D tail number 150568
Service number: 088405
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 7335 = Pilot HMH
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 03
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: BURWOOD CEMETERY, ESCALON, CA
This record was last updated on 01/16/1994
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