Name: WO1 William Wesley Noetzel
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/25/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 20.5
Date of Birth: 10/19/1949
Home City: Lutherville, MD
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 176 AHC, 14 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-41/69-39
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11W-051
Short Summary: Tail rotor hit a tree on liftoff out of an LZ causing the helicopter to roll over and crash.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15376
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 01/20/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Quang Ngai Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: LORRAINE PARK CEMETERY, WOODLAWN, MD
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 10/27/2009
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