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Name: 1LT James Robert Poggemeyer
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/31/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.2
Date of Birth: 06/04/1943
Home City: Nebraska City, NE
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 188 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 66-18
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 24E-056
Short Summary: Gunship mid-air at Tuy Hoa/Phu Hiep with Robert M. Wallace. Other A/C had Henry Cauthen and Rodney O. Davie.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-00707
Call sign: BLACK WIDOW
Service number: O5536230
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 04/23/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ST MARYS CEM, NEBRASKA CITY, NE
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 07/29/1994

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