Name: WO1 James Walter Godfrey
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/16/1967 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 21.6
Date of Birth: 08/22/1945
Home City: Jefferson, ME
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 66-19/66-17
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 18E-034
Short Summary: Bowen was flight class roommate.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 63-08736
Service number: W3154815
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
Started Tour: 01/10/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Quang Ngai Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: FOREST GROVE CEMETERY, LEBANON, ME
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
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