Name: WO1 James Robert Whitmore
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/04/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.9
Date of Birth: 02/03/1949
Home City: St Petersburg, FL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 68-23
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 15W-127
Short Summary: Crashed and burned. Gunner SP4 James Wilson was thrown out and survived.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 66-07829
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 03/13/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Phuoc Long Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA
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 07/29/1994
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