Name: 1LT William Henry Hanson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/12/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 31.6
Date of Birth: 01/27/1937
Home City: Park Falls, WI
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/1/4 CAV 1 INF
Major organization: 1st Infantry Division
Flight class: 65-4W
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 44W-037
Short Summary: Shot down 2 miles east of loc ninh by .51 cal, crashed in rubber plantation with MAJ Richard d. lemay. was warrant on first tour.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15517
Call sign: Darkhorse 35
Service number: O5345369
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: .51 Caliber
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 05/10/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 10
Location: Binh Long Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Burial information: NOLA CEM, PARK FALLS, WI
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: officer
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