Name: MAJ Frank Joseph Gundaker
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/01/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 32.5
Date of Birth: 01/13/1934
Home City: Newark, NJ
Service: TC branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 48 AHC
Major organization: other
Service: TC branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 09E-093
Short Summary: While moving a sling load of rotor blades to clean up area, the load got into the rotor system damaging the rotor blades.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 64-13772
Service number: O88083
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 11/04/1965
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 12
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA
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: officer
This record was last updated on 08/08/1999
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