Name: 1LT Jeffrey Lyle Whynaught
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/15/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.3
Date of Birth: 12/07/1946
Home City: San Clemente, CA
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 175 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-10/68-14
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 29W-046
Short Summary: Helicopter fire. WO1 Robins survived.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15159
Service number: O5341530
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
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: 08/26/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Chuong Thien Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Episcopal (Anglican)
Burial information: EL TORO CEMETERY, EL TORO, CA
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: officer
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