Name: WO1 Robert W. Satterfield
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/16/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 27.1
Date of Birth: 03/28/1942
Home City: Pittsburgh, PA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/3/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-15
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 27W-097
Short Summary: Mid-air with an OV-10A working the same AO. With WO1 P.C. Little.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15864
Service number: W3162917
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Mid-Air w/OV-10
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 01/06/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XT5432
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Episcopal (Anglican)
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 07/28/1994
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