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Info Sheet - William Allen Haines Jr.

Killed in Action 28 April 1972 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Killed in action from an incident on 04/28/1972 while performing the duty of front seat pilot of an U.S. Army AH-1G Cobra Helicopter. They were the Cobra wing ship on 1LT Charles O'Connell (Cobra lead) on a scouting mission. Took round in transmission, crashed and rolled over trapping pilot WO1 William A. Haines in front seat. Aircraft burned. Both Haines and his Pilot In Command, CPT Paul Martindale were killed.

Name: WO1 William Allen Haines, Jr. AH-1G Cobra Attack Helicopter Pilot
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/28/1972 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.3
Date of Birth: 01/23/1951
Home City: Warren, OH
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: F/4 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 71-23
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-009

Aircraft: AH-1G
Call sign: Centaur 5
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 11/15/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - interim
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD368655
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995