Name: WO1 James Edward Hayes
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/16/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.4
Date of Birth: 07/22/1947
Home City: Miami, FL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 235 AVN, 164 CAG
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-19
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 15W-064
Short Summary: Crashed in heavy weather at night returning from a mission with Sven Mason.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15799
Call sign: Dealer
Service number: W3166250
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: door gunner
Started Tour: 09/26/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Chuong Thien Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ST CHARLES BAPTIST CHURCH, PAINCOURTVILLE, LA
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 07/20/1996
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