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Name: WO1 Robert Wesley Watts
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/22/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 29.1
Date of Birth: 10/15/1938
Home City: Owensboro, KY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 188 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 67-11/67-7
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 30E-067
Short Summary: Crashed into Mekong River and drowned flying with Navy PBR's out of Nha Be.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15173
Call sign: Black Widow
Service number: W3157237
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: drowning
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 09/01/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 06
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
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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