Name: WO1 John Howard Pohlman
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/15/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.4
Date of Birth: 11/13/1944
Home City: North Edwards, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/229 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-45/69-41
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11W-009
Short Summary: Shot down at night while flying flare ship, autorotated into confined area and ran into upslope with rotor blades.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-16209
Call sign: Bandit
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: 03/03/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
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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