Name: WO1 Norman Wayne Partridge
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/16/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.8
Date of Birth: 12/12/1944
Home City: Towanda, KS
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 68 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-11/68-15
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 43W-008
Short Summary: Huey shot-up in single ship LZ, took off, crashed in the trees and burned. Only WO Bowers survived.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 65-09841
Service number: W3161435
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 08/30/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Binh Duong Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: no religous preference
Burial information: TOWANDA TOWNSHIP CEMETERY, TOWANDA, KS
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
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