Name: WO1 John Perry Woner
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/09/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.2
Date of Birth: 12/15/1948
Home City: East Moline, IL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 334 AHC, 12 CAG
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-35
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 13W-102
Short Summary: Lost tail rotor & 90 degree gear box then main rotor at 700 agl. High bird for VR in War Zone C with Hal E. Perry.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-15020
Call sign: Playboy 17 or 19
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Failure
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 02/17/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: MOLINE MEMORIAL PARK, MOLINE, IL
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 07/29/1994
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