Schneider, Thomas James, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
67A-Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 67A, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment/B Troop
Service Years
1968 - 1969

Specialist 4


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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1950
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Maple Heights
Last Address
Maple Heights

Casualty Date
Jul 02, 1969
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Quang Tin (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Highland Park Cemetery - Cleveland, Ohio
Wall/Plot Coordinates
21W 048

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 Unit Assignments
101st Airborne Division 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment
  1969-1969, 67A, 101st Airborne Division
  1969-1969, 67A, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment
  1969-1969, 67A, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment/B Troop
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
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Last Known Activity

Started Tour:  03/25/1969
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Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17694

Incident number: 690702011ACD Accident case number: 690702011

Total loss or fatality Accident

The station for this helicopter was Chu Lai in South Vietnam

Number killed in accident = 3 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 2

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated:

Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )

Crew Members:

P CW2 HOLDITCH ROBERT WILSON KIA
ME SP4 SCHNEIDER THOMAS JAMES KIA
GM SFC TOVEY DONALD LEE KIA


Accident Summary:

 THE AIRCRAFT HAD BEEN FLOWN A TOTAL OF 387 HOURS. THE FIFTH PERIODIC INSPECTION WAS COMPLETED ON 2 JULY, AND THE AIRCRAFT WAS ON A TEST FLIGHT WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED. THE PILOT WAS CW2 HOLDITCH. ASSISTING ON THE TEST FLIGHT WAS THE SENIOR MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR, SFC TOVEY, AND A UH-1 HELICOPTER MECHANIC, SP4 SCHNEIDER. AIRCRAFT DEPARTED FROM CHU LAI TO THE SOUTH ON THE TEST FLIGHT. ABOUT 2015 HOURS CW4 THOMPSON, THE 333D TC DET MAINTENANCE OFFICER DISCOVERED THE AIRCRAFT WAS MISSING. A SEARCH WAS INTIATED. THE WRECKAGE OF THE AIRCRAFT WAS FOUND AT 0610 HOURS, 3 JULY, AT COORDINATES, BT 460166, ABOUT 6 NAUTICAL MILES NORTH NORTH-WEST OF CHU LAI, RVN. THE WRECKAGE WAS 200 FEET OFF SHORE IN 15-20 FEET OF WATER. ALL THREE CREWMEMBERS WERE KILLED. THE BODIES WERE RECOVERED ABOUT 1830 HOURS. THE AIRCRAFT WAS RECOVERED BY A NAVY LCT ABOUT 1500 HOURS. THE AIRCRAFT WAS UNLOADED FROM THE LCT ONTO THE DOCK AT 1630 HOURS. THE ACCIDENT IVESTIGATION BOARD EXAMINED THE AIRCRAFT AT DOCKSIDE.\\

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998

 


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Date posted on this site: 01/22/2013


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