Name: CPT James E. Rausch, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/12/1972.
Home City: Los Angeles, CA
Service: .
Flight class: 64-2W
Service: .
Short Summary: Hit in head on approach into an LZ at Ban Houei Sai, Laos supporting the Lao Army. Thai copilot Disoum took control and landed safely.
Aircraft: UH-34D tail number H-85
Call sign: AIR AMERICA
Country: Laos
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Military grid coordinates of event: PB5190

Additional information about this casualty:
While attempting a medevac mission at coordinates PB-5190, near Ban Houei Lao (LS-147), Laos, the pilot, Capt. James E. Rausch, was killed in H-85 on 12 June 72, when hit by small arms fire that came through the windshield; copilot Disoum landed H-85 safely at Ban Moung (LS-177) . From Sid Nanson November 2013

He was hit at an LZ supporting Thai troops at PB 5190 which is south of Ban Houei Sai. Second Officer assumed control and landed a/c at LS 177 (PB 6077). From: "chaokhao" September 2004.

AA form states he had been employed 4 years and 5 months.

This record was last updated on 11/23/2013

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