Click here for more information about this incident

Name: CPT Joseph Paul Nolan, Jr.
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 05/16/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.0
Date of Birth: 05/20/1950
Home City: Oak Park, IL
Service: EN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/101 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 70-20
Service: EN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-027
Short Summary: Shot down on CA inserting ARVN Marines near Hue. Lost rotor rpm at 250 & crashed. NOTE: Date 17 May 72 on wall is wrong.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15491
Call sign: CHALK 7
Service number: 68034608
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: SVN-BNR
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 08/21/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - interim
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YC499987
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
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: officer
This record was last updated on 12/14/1998

This information is available on CD-ROM.

Additional information is available on KIAs at

Please send additions or corrections to: The VHPA Webmaster Gary Roush.

KIA statistics

Return to the Helicopter Pilot KIA name list

Return to the KIA panel date index

Date posted on this site: 11/13/2023

Copyright © 1998 - 2023 Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association