Name: WO1 James Earl Ellingson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/18/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 20.2
Date of Birth: 11/11/1948
Home City: Milo, ME
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 175 AHC, 13 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-511/68-19
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 34W-033
Short Summary: Helicopter fire.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-17077
Call sign: Outlaw
Service number: W3161518
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 09/23/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Phong Dinh Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: EVERGREEN CEMETERY, MILO, ME
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: warrant officer
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