Name: WO1 John Lynwood Fortner
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/09/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 20.5
Date of Birth: 09/07/1949
Home City: Miami, FL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/228 ASHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-15
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 13W-099
Short Summary: Chinook went inverted at Quan Loi w/ Terrance Anderson. Possible dual hydraulic failure.
Aircraft: CH-47B tail number 66-19106
Call sign: Crimson Tide
Service number: W3164825
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 09/11/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 01
Location: Phuoc Long Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: PALATKA MEMORIAL GARDENS, PALATKA, FL
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
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