Name: WO1 John Michael Turner
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/26/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.5
Date of Birth: 10/07/1946
Home City: Casa Grande, AZ
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/7/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-19
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 28W-054
Short Summary: Shot down, crashed and burned with pilot 1LT Joseph F. Willis.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 66-17789
Service number: W3163348
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 12/28/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Pleiku Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Episcopal (Anglican)
Burial information: FT LEAVENWORTH NATIONAL CEMETERY, KS
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: warrant officer
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