Name: WO1 William Michael Konyu
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 04/16/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.1
Date of Birth: 03/18/1947
Home City: Phillipsburg, NJ
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/101 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 68-23/68-41
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 27W-097
Short Summary: Shot down on CCN mission & burned. AC Greg Williams WIA, crewchief Allen ok, gunner Costa ok, Konyus body not recovered.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16343
Call sign: Kingsmen
Service number: W3162613
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: SVN-BNR
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown or not reported
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ST PETER & PAUL, ALPHA NJ (IMO)
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 08/20/1995
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