Name: CW2 Jack Dale Knepp
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/29/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 29.2
Date of Birth: 09/11/1940
Home City: Big Bear City, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 11 GS AVN
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 68-517
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 15W-005
Short Summary: Shot down with RPG, killed on impact. Aircraft was destroyed by TACAIR to destroy classified 371 Radio Research equipment on board.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15246
Call sign: Jaguar Yellow
Service number: W3163196
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: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 02/06/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 08
Location: Phuoc Long Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: MONTECITO MEMORIAL PARK, COLTON, CA
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 11/14/1998
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