Name: MAJ Allan Leslie Smith
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 32.6
Date of Birth: 09/30/1937
Home City: Norman, OK
Service: AR branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/7/1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 61-3
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 10W-016
Short Summary: Flying C&C when Huey lost a main rotor blade.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-16599
Call sign: Comanche 6
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 02/23/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: *
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA
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 09/04/1998
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