HASSELMAN WILLIAM GEORGE
Name: CW2 William George Hasselman
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/29/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.1
Date of Birth: 03/18/1949
Home City: Long Beach, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 282 AHC
Prior Unit: 155 AHC 70-71
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 70-5/70-3
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 03W-018
Short Summary: Walked into the tail rotor of a Huey on maintenance post flight inspection at 1900 hrs in Da Nang.
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Ground Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: not a crew member
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 05/19/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: BT005730
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died illness or injuries
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ALL SOULS CEMETERY, LONG BEACH, CA
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 11/28/1997
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