Name: WO1 Robert Clark Ferris
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/14/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.5
Date of Birth: 08/02/1946
Home City: Newton Center, MA
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 173 AHC, 1 INF
Major organization: 1st Infantry Division
Flight class: 66-15
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 14E-026
Short Summary: 90 degree gear box separated from aircraft while in formation flight. Aircraft crashed & burned in small clearing in jungle.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 65-09595
Service number: W3154345
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: A/C Accident MN
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 11/16/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 01
Location: Unknown Province
Additional information about this casualty:
Legrow survived the crash but died in the resulting fire.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: WESTVIEW CEMETERY, ATLANTA, GA
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 07/25/1998
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