Name: CPT James Hall Spann
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/26/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.1
Date of Birth: 10/05/1947
Home City: Hayward, CA
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 131 MI CO
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-20
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-074
Short Summary: Lost engine and crashed at Phu Bai.
Aircraft: OV-1 tail number 59-2634
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1980 = 19 Fixed Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown or not reported
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 06/20/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD864153
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married 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: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
This record was last updated on 12/23/2014
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