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Name: CPT Arthur Tomaschek
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/01/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.7
Date of Birth: 01/06/1946
Home City: Allentown, PA
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: H/16 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 70-42
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-007
Short Summary: Exploded into a bunker complex south of FSB Mace with CPT Larry John Kluever. Probably target fixation.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-15041
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: door gunner
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 08/06/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Long An Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XS623967
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: unknown or not reported
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 06/18/1999

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