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Name: 2LT James Harry Taylor
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 02/15/1971 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 25.0
Date of Birth: 02/03/1946
Home City: Oroville, CA
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/159 ASHB 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 69-35/69-31
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 05W-109
Short Summary: Sling load hit & exploded while landing in wrong LZ causing the A/C to break in two. See Leonard, Fivelson.
Aircraft: CH-47C tail number 67-18506
Call sign: REGARD 25
Country: Laos
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Laos-BNR
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: explosive devices
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 05/25/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - interim
Length of service: *
Military grid coordinates of event: XD369437
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Latter Day Saints (Mormon)
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
This record was last updated on 11/04/2010

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