Name: WO1 William Fernan (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/01/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 26.4
Date of Birth: 03/04/1942
Home City: Seattle, WA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 240 AHC, 214 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 50W-041
Short Summary: Listed as MIA by AAAA Oct 68. W/Peterson Russell.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15154
Call sign: Mad Dog 36
Service number: W3158800
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 01/17/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - bonified
Length of service: *
Location: Phuoc Long Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT465985
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: WOODLAWN MEMORIAL PARK, BREMERTON, WA
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 07/28/1994
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