Delaney, James Patrick, CW2

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Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 2
Last Service Branch
Warrant Officer (pre-2004)
Last Primary MOS
100B-Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1970-1971, 1st Aviation Brigade
Service Years
1969 - 1971

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Chief Warrant Officer 2

Two Overseas Service Bars

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Casualty Info
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Casualty Date
Nov 10, 1971
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Gia Dinh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Elmwood Cemetery - Lorain, Ohio
Wall/Plot Coordinates
02W 064

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Aviator Badge (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
Aviation Warrant Officer Rotary Wing Course334th Aviation Company (AHC), 145th Aviation Battalion1st Aviation Brigade
  1970-1970, 6, Warrant Officer Candidate School (WOCS)
  1970-1970, Aviation Warrant Officer Rotary Wing Course
  1970-1971, 334th Aviation Company (AHC), 145th Aviation Battalion
  1970-1971, 1st Aviation Brigade
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

The Mission

At about 0230 10 Nov 1971, a UH-1H (tail number 66-16036) of the 334th Assault Helicopter Company was launched from Phu Loi on a night flare mission over an enemy contact site located about 17 miles southeast of Saigon. The Huey was to work with two AH-1G gunships which had departed Phu Loi about 30 minutes earlier.

036 stopped enroute at an ARVN compound and picked up an American advisor and a Vietnamese officer, then continued to the target area. On arrival, 036 took station at 2,000 feet above ground level (below the two AH-1G's) and 036's pilot began a radio brief with the AH-1G crews. He stopped in midsentence and stated that he had a transmission failure. The UH-1H departed orbit in a descending left turn which continued to ground impact.

All seven men aboard 036 died in the crash:

  • CW2 James Patrick Delaney, 334th AHC, aircraft commander

  • WO1 Francis James Klassen, 334th AHC, copilot

  • SGT Dennis Michael Higgins, 334th AHC, technical observer

  • SP4 John Michael Clark, 334th AHC, gunner

  • SP4 Henry Floyd Dellecker, 334th AHC, crew chief

  • 1LT Raymon Horace James, Jr, MACV Advisory Team 98

  • Xuan, rank and first name unknown, ARVN

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