Name: WO1 David Clyde Lancaster
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/21/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.8
Date of Birth: 05/18/1948
Home City: Everett, WA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/7/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 70-19
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 04W-063
Short Summary: Had tail rotor shot out in Laos covering ARVNs. Both pilots necks broken during crash landing. W/James Manthei.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-15019
Call sign: White
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 09/29/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Military grid coordinates of event: CLASSIF
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: CAVE SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH CEM, ETOWAH COUNTY, AL
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 05/25/1998
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