Name: CW3 Alan Wendell Gunn
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 02/12/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Declared dead on 06/05/1978.
Age at death: 19.7
Date of Birth: 05/28/1948
Home City: San Antonio, TX
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 50 MED DET
Major organization: USARV
Flight class: 67-17
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 39E-006
Short Summary: On night flight to Ban Me Thuot in clear weather, disappeared after calling lights in sight? See J.L. Roe. Through AMEDS class Nov 67.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-17027
Call sign: Dustoff
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: SVN-BNR
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown or not reported
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 01/06/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - bonified
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Duc Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: ZU030600
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Episcopal (Anglican)
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
This record was last updated on 07/29/1995
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