Name: CW2 Robert John Wingenfeld
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/04/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 30.6
Date of Birth: 12/13/1939
Home City: Williston Park, NY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 52 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-28
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 09W-121
Short Summary: Crashed into sea after decending from IFR conditions while ferrying a brand new OH-58 to unit. SP5 Simpson survived.
Aircraft: OH-58A tail number 69-16098
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
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: 05/20/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Khanh Hoa Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
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 08/27/1997
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