Name: CW2 Billy Joe Waymire
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/18/1966 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 30.4
Date of Birth: 07/08/1936
Home City: Little Rock, AR
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/228 ASHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 62-3W
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 12E-086
Short Summary: Transmission failure and crash with piggy backed 105 mm. With James Willis Leach.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 63-07910
Service number: W3151071
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Transmission
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 07/27/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 12
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: REST HILLS CEMETERY, NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR
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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