Name: WO1 Ralph Milton Havnaer
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/25/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.0
Date of Birth: 06/15/1944
Home City: Charlotte, NC
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 240 AHC, 214 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-503
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 55W-035
Short Summary: Three aircraft mid-air (66-16601, 66-16592, & 66-16206) in bad weather.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16601
Service number: W3159928
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Mid-Air WX
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: drowning
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 03/25/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: SHARON MEMORIAL PARK, CHARLOTTE, NC
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
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