Name: CW2 Clayton Wade James
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/1971 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.1
Date of Birth: 03/24/1949
Home City: Amelia, VA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/2/17 CAV 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 69-33
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 03W-029
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16543
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 09/07/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile dead - died out-right
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD765140
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: AMELIA CEMETERY, AMELIA COURTHOUSE, VA
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 04/26/2002
This information is available on CD-ROM.
Additional information is available on KIAs at http://www.coffeltdatabase.org
Please send additions or corrections to: The VHPA Webmaster Gary Roush.
Return to the Helicopter Pilot KIA name list
Return to the KIA panel date index
Date posted on this site: 05/16/2021
Copyright © 1998 - 2021 Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association