Name: WO1 Wilmer Jay Willingham
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/30/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.9
Date of Birth: 12/03/1941
Home City: Shreveport, LA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 155 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 66-13/66-11
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11E-131
Short Summary: Shot down while on a resupply mission near Plei Djereng. Crashed in flames. No survivors.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 64-13587
Call sign: STAGECOACH
Service number: W3154281
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 10/06/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 06
Location: Pleiku Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: MULHEARN MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, MONROE, LA
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: warrant officer
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