Name: WO1 Michael Layten Wildes
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/12/1965 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.8
Date of Birth: 09/02/1944
Home City: Callahan, FL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/82 AVN 173 ABN
Major organization: other
Flight class: 64-8
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02E-010
Short Summary: Crashed flying IFR.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 63-12914
Service number: W3152308
Country: South Vietnam
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: 03/19/1965
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: unknown or not reported
Burial information: PINEVIEW CEMETERY, FOLKSTON, GA
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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