Name: CPT William Andrew Kuhnke
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/26/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.7
Date of Birth: 03/24/1946
Home City: Herrin, IL
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 119 AHC, 52 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-520/68-36
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 16W-124
Short Summary: During last sortie between LZ Tape and LZ Teg, crashed because of bad weather.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15684
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 01/21/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 03
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: LAKEVIEW CEMETERY, JOHNSTON CITY, IL
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: officer
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