Name: WO1 Richard Philip Yanchuk, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/14/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.4
Date of Birth: 08/08/1948
Home City: Canoga Park, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/377 ART 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 68-515/68-27
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 34W-003
Short Summary: Crashed into rice paddy NE of Phu Bia turned upside down trapped crew member rotor blade came through green house cutting head off.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16172
Call sign: Dustoff
Service number: W3163037
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
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: 11/15/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: SAN FERNANDO MISSION CEMETERY, MISSION HILLS, CA
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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