Name: 1LT Albert Maurice Finn
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/20/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.6
Date of Birth: 02/03/1944
Home City: Lansdale, PA
Service: EN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/158 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 69-44/69-46
Service: EN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 07W-077
Short Summary: Crashed during low level Ranger team insertion in DMZ. Believe to have taken 51 cal through chicken plate while at controls. W/Baldwin.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17597
Call sign: Phoenix
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: .51 Caliber
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: 03/04/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: LANSDALE CEMETERY, LANSDALE, PA
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: officer
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