Name: WO1 David Karl Erenstoft
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/08/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.7
Date of Birth: 06/22/1949
Home City: Clarence, NY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 155 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-39
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 13W-096
Short Summary: Flew into tree line in heavy fog.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15540
Call sign: Stage Coach
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 01/04/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Quang Duc Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Burial information: FOREST LAWN CEMETERY, BUFFALO, NY
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 07/29/1995
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