Name: 1LT James Calvin Williamson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/17/1972 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.8
Date of Birth: 06/10/1947
Home City: Auburn, AL
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: F/9 CAV 1 CAV
Prior Unit: B/158 AHB 101 ABN
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 71-24
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-117
Short Summary: Exploded in flight and fell into a river east of Bien Hoa. 11 killed - crew & Blues of Troop. With 1LT D.J. Dobbs.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-17051
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Explosion
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 09/20/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - interim
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT101213
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: EDGEMONT CEMETERY, ANNISTON, AL
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: officer
This record was last updated on 11/05/2002
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