Name: WO1 William Herbert Mc Donnell
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/24/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 19.9
Date of Birth: 03/16/1949
Home City: Newtown, PA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 170 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-509/68-15
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 34W-071
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-00579
Service number: W3161319
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 08/27/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Pleiku Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Episcopal (Anglican)
Burial information: NEWTOWN CEMETERY, NEWTOWN, PA
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 04/12/1998
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