Nesovanovic, John Laurence, WO1

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Last Rank
Warrant Officer 1
Last Service Branch
Warrant Officer (pre-2004)
Last Primary MOS
100B-Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1970-1970, 101st Airborne Division
Service Years
1969 - 1970

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Warrant Officer 1


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Home State
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Year of Birth
1948
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Milwaukee, Wi
Last Address
Milwaukee, WI

Casualty Date
Oct 02, 1970
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Thua Thien (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Good Hope Cemetery - Greenfield, Wisconsin
Wall/Plot Coordinates
07W 107 / Sec 4, NE Corner, Row 17

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Dustoff AssociationVietnam Veterans Memorial
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  2014, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Unit Assignments
Initial Entry Rotary Wing Training Course (IERW)326th Medical Battalion101st Airborne Division
  1969-1970, Initial Entry Rotary Wing Training Course (IERW)
  1970-1970, 326th Medical Battalion
  1970-1970, 101st Airborne Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
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Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
Comments/Citation

Name: WO1 John Laurence Nesovanovic
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/02/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.3
Date of Birth: 05/28/1948
Home City: Milwaukee, WI
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 326 MED 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 70-13/70-9
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 07W-107
Short Summary: Aircraft crashed into water due to weather. Body escorted back by Bob Nevins.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15249
Call sign: Dustoff
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: 07/04/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15249
The Army purchased this helicopter 1268
Total flight hours at this point: 00000952
Date: 10/02/1970
Incident number: 701002011ACD Accident case number: 701002011 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 326 MED 101 ABN
The station for this helicopter was Camp Eagle in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 3 . . Injured = 1 . . Passengers = 1
costing 395145
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC W1 SW POWERS
AC WO1
NESOVANOVIC JOHN LAURENCE KIA
CE SP4 ALLGOOD RONALD KEVIN KIA
MD SP4 ALVERSON ROBERT WARREN JR KIA

Accident Summary:
 THE 326TH MEDICAL BATTALION RECEIVED A REQUEST FOR AN URGENT MEDICAL EVACUATION ON 2 OCTOBER 1970 AT 0110 HOURS. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER CHECKED PHU BAI WEATHER CONDITIONS AND DETERMINED THAT THE WEATHER WAS FAVORABLE FOR DEPARTURE. THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED CAMP EAGLE AT 0125 HOURS. ENROUTE TO THE PICK-UP SITE. THE FLIGHT PARALLELED HIGHWAY 1. APPROXIMATELY EIGHT (8) STATUTE MILES SOUTH OF HUE PHU BAI AIRFIELD THE CEILING STARTED TO LOWER AND THE VISIBILITY WAS REDUCING. THE AIRCRAFT WAS FLYING AT TWO HUNDRED (200) FEET AND FORTY (40) KNOTS WHEN SUDDENLY INADVERTANT IFR CONDITIONS WERE ENCOUNTERED. A LEFT TURN WAS INITIATED AND THE PILOT RADIOED TO DUSTOFF CONTROL OF HIS INTENTION TO RETURN. THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK THE WATER IN A STEEP BANK. THE AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN AN INVERTED POSITION AND SEPARATED INTO THREE SECTIONS: VERTICAL FIN, TAILBOOM; WITH ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION AND ROTOR BLADES; AND THE COCKPIT. THE AIRCRAFT SANK IMMEDIATELY UPON IMPACT.

   
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