Name: WO1 William James Mitton (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/06/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 20.6
Date of Birth: 09/20/1949
Home City: San Gabriel, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 92 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-11
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11W-115
Short Summary: Died instantly due to a head wound on takeoff from an LZ. Rest of crew survived the crash.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15412
Service number: W3164614
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 06/19/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: *
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: FT BLISS NATIONAL CEMETERY, EL PASO TX
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 07/25/1998
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