Name: WO1 James Arthur Johansen
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/18/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 23.9
Date of Birth: 02/21/1944
Home City: Mercer Island, WA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/229 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 67-11
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 34E-069
Short Summary: Killed on Lightning Bug mission crashed into Dam Tra Lake south of LZ English. 3 survivors.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-16800
Call sign: Lighting Bug 3
Service number: W3156827
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: drowning
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 08/28/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Additional information about this casualty:
Details of this incident are the book To the Limit by Tom Johnson.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, ALTADENA, CA
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 09/03/2012
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