Name: WO1 John J. Roberts
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/18/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.9
Date of Birth: 07/01/1946
Home City: Prescott, AZ
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/227 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 66-9W
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 20E-035
Short Summary: Tail rotor failed on short final to pol in phan thiet after bringing fire base commanders back from task force meeting. w/albert c.brose
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 62-12358
Service number: W3153945
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Tail Rotor Fail
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 08/27/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Unknown Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
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
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