Name: WO1 James Richard Waldowski
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/20/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.4
Date of Birth: 03/16/1947
Home City: Mercer Island, WA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/3/5 CAV
Major organization: 9th Infantry Division
Flight class: 69-1
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 19W-083
Short Summary: Flew into ground during a night rocket run. With Martin Taber.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-15032
Service number: W3162752
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 05/12/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Kien Hoa Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: SUNSET HILLS MEMORIAL PARK, BELLEVUE, WA
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995
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