WILLIS KENNETH MAX

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Name: CW2 Kenneth Max Willis
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/16/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 31.1
Date of Birth: 06/10/1938
Home City: Roanoke, VA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 196 ASHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 65-17W
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 20W-006
Short Summary: A test flight on approach to Lane Army Heliport did a backward loop, crashed nose down and burned.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 66-19001
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100C = Cargo Helicopter Pilot
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: 05/27/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 08
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: BLUE RIDGE MEMORIAL GARDENS, ROANOKE, 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 07/29/1995


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