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Name: CW2 Otha Lee Perry
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 12/14/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 30.6
Date of Birth: 05/11/1941
Home City: Detroit, MI
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 101 CO
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-19
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-088
Short Summary: Engine fire reported over S. China Sea. Disappeared second tour flying fixed wing. First tour in UH-1 from Dec 67 to Dec 68?
Aircraft: U-21
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 101C = Fixed Wing Pilot, Multi-engine
Primary cause: SVN-BNR
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown or not reported
Vehicle involved: fixed wing aircraft
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 03/14/1971
"Official" listing: fixed wing air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - interim
Length of service: *
Location: Unknown Province
Military grid coordinates of event: BT150950
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Negro
Religion: Roman Catholic
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 11/22/2003

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