Name: CW2 James Willis Leach
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/18/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 37.8
Date of Birth: 01/15/1929
Home City: Sanatorium, MS
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/228 ASHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 4th Infantry Division
Flight class: 64-4W
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 12E-085
Short Summary: Transmission failure and crash with piggy backed 105 mm. With Billy Joe Waymire.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 63-07910
Service number: W2214602
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062D = Helicopter Pilot, Medium Transport
Primary cause: Transmission
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 08/21/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 16
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: BEULAH CEMETERY, MAGEE, MS
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 08/20/1995
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