Name: CPT Donald Jerry Hanning
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/03/1972 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.8
Date of Birth: 11/06/1946
Home City: Rockwood, MI
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 60 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-6
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-071
Short Summary: Crashed in heavy weather at Da Lat with CPT Frank "Chip" George Oliver II.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15801
Service number: O5339568
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident WX
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 03/03/1972
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - interim
Length of service: *
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: BP220252
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: RIVERSIDE CEMETERY, ROCKWOOD, MI
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 07/29/1995
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