Name: MAJ Billy Joe Nave
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/27/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 32.6
Date of Birth: 11/29/1933
Home City: Johnson City, TN
Service: SC branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 61-6Q
Service: SC branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 08E-101
Short Summary: Mid-air collision between command ship on climb out at Tuy Hoa and LOH. Nave was the commanding officer of C Trp.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 65-09486
Service number: O72767
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 08/15/1965
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 10
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: FORT BENNING POST CEMETERY, GA
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: officer
This record was last updated on 06/06/1996
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