Willingham, Wilmer Jay, WO1

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Last Rank
Warrant Officer 1
Last Service Branch
Warrant Officer (pre-2004)
Last Primary MOS
062B-Helicopter Pilot Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 1st Aviation Brigade
Service Years
1960 - 1966

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Warrant Officer 1


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Home State
New Mexico
New Mexico
Year of Birth
1941
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Corona, NM
Last Address
Shreveport, LA

Casualty Date
Oct 30, 1966
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Monroe Memorial Park - Monroe, Louisiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
11E 131

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1966, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Aviator Badge (Basic)

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1965, 3rd Battalion, 5th Training Brigade (Fort Polk, LA), E
 Unit Assignments
US Air ForceU.S. Army Primary Helicopter Center (Cadre) Fort WoltersAviation Center and School52nd Aviation Battalion
1st Aviation Brigade
  1960-1965, 67S10, US Air Force
  1965-1966, U.S. Army Primary Helicopter Center (Cadre) Fort Wolters
  1966-1966, 062B, Aviation Center and School
  1966-1966, 062B, 52nd Aviation Battalion
  1966-1966, 1st Aviation Brigade
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Shot down while on a resupply mission near Plei Djereng. Crashed in flames. No survivors. Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 64-13587 Call sign: STAGECOACH. 

The 155th Aviation unit history says they were shot down while on a resupply mission for an element of the 25th Inf near Plei Dyereng. The helicopter took ten small round hits, one in the engine compartment brought the helicopter down.  Crashing to the ground in flames, there were no survivors.

Crew Members:
P WO1 WILLINGHAM WILMER JAY KIA
AC WO1 CORYELL MICHAEL NOBLE KIA
G SP4 WOODS JOHN WILLIE JR KIA
CE PFC WALKER JAMES LLOYD KIA
   
Comments/Citation

WO Wilmer Jay Willingham was prior service USAFR, 1960-1965
Army Warrant ID No: W3154281


 
   
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