Name: CW2 Bernard Edwin Meister
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/26/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Died 19 days later on 02/14/1970.
Age at death: 31.9
Date of Birth: 03/20/1938
Home City: Memphis, TN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 334 AHC, 12 CAG
Major organization: other
Flight class: 66-19
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 13W-010
Short Summary: Crashed in War Aone D with marginal A/C control. Died later in hospital in Japan.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 66-15274
Service number: W3154879
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 02/21/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 10
Location: Long Khanh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died illness or injuries
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: MEMPHIS NATIONAL CEMETERY, TN
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 06/20/1993
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