Name: WO1 Robert Wayne Jantz
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/02/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot Passenger.
Age at death: 21.5
Date of Birth: 06/24/1947
Home City: Syracuse, KS
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 116 AHC, 269 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-503/68-1
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 35W-020
Short Summary: Picked up with Sellner by maint. UH-1 after his UH-1C developed compressor stalls. D. F. Bolhouse lost tail rotor & spun in.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-00968
Call sign: Stinger
Service number: W3160487
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Tail Rotor Fail
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Started Tour: 06/06/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Location: Hau Nghia Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Burial information: SYRACUSE CEM, SYRACUSE, KS
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 06/19/1993
Additional information is available on CD-ROM.
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: 09/23/2017
Copyright © 1998 - 2017 Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association