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Name: WO1 Thomas John Howe
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/06/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 35.3
Date of Birth: 07/03/1933
Home City: Woodbridge, VA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: HHC 2 BDE 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 41W-018
Short Summary: Test flight after rebuild in Da Nang. the bolts holding the tail rotor gearbox on the tail boom had been over torqued and broke.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16075
Service number: W3159403
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 671C = Aircraft Repair Technician, Rotary Wing Rated
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 06/23/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 14
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Presbyterian
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 04/26/2002

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