FLOWERS WILLIAM EDWARD #1

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Name: CW2 William Edward Thomas Flowers
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/12/1963 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 37.8
Date of Birth: 03/02/1926
Home City: Columbus, GA
Service: TC branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 611 TC CO
Major organization: other
Flight class: 55-L/55K
Service: TC branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01E-036
Short Summary: Shot down while trying to recover helicopter. KIAs 1LT Woodmansee, E5 M.J. Angell, and E4 N. Nesmith. Crew Chief E4 C.S. Albro survived
Aircraft: CH-37B tail number 55-00627
Service number: W2206461
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: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 16
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Baptist - other groups
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
This record was last updated on 07/28/1994


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