Name: WO1 Peter Kretzchmar
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/01/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 31.3
Date of Birth: 09/15/1936
Home City: Philadelphia, PA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 61 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 67-5/67-3
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 33E-014
Short Summary: With WO1 Martin hit the side in An Khe Pass in bad WX. Native of East Germany immigrated in late 1950s, got drafted Feb 1960, 2nd tour
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16629
Service number: W3155922
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident WX
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 11/01/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 06
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA
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 07/24/1994
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