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JEFFREY WILLIAM RAINAUD

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Birth Date:  November 15, 1946

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Race:  Caucasian

Religion:  Protestant - No Preference

U.S. Citizen:  Yes

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Marital Status:  Single

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Home of Record:  South Hadley Falls, Massachusetts

Service Branch:  Marine Corps                    

Service Component:  Reserve                      

Rank:  First Lieutenant

Rank Abbrev:  1LT   

Pay Grade:  O2        

MOS:  7562               

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Southeast Asia Tour Data:

Date Tour Commenced: March 8, 1968

Major Command:  Fleet Marine Force, Pacific               

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Air Wing:  1st Marine Air Wing               

Air Group:  Marine Air Group 16             

Squadron:  HMM-265

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Casualty Date:  October 11, 1968

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Casualty Age:  21

Casualty Data 1: Hostile, Died                      

Casualty Data 2:  Air Loss, Crash on Land    

Casualty Data 3:  Helicopter - Pilot               

Casualty Province:  Quang Nam

Casualty Country:  South Vietnam 

Located In Or Near:  near Hill 52, north of An Hoa

Casualty Vehicle:  CH-46A Seaknight serial number 151917

Aircraft Incident Data:  click here for Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association report

Body Recovered:  Yes  

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South Hadley Fallsís Fallen Casualty Order:  4th

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number:  41W  Line Number:  49


Helicopter CH-46A 151917

Information on U.S. Marine Corps helicopter CH-46A tail number 151917
Date: 10/11/68
Incident number: 68101111.KIA
Unit: HMM-265
South Vietnam
Casualties = 04 KIA . .
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA, KIAMAIN, 1500 Feet Over Vietnam by Bruce Lake (Operations Report. )
Summary: Involved in a mid-air with HMM-362 UH-34D #148802 near Hill 52, north of An Hoa.
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P 1LT HALE WILLIAM THOMAS KIA
P 1LT RAINAUD JEFFREY WILLIAM KIA
C CPL KEMSKI GARY DOUGLAS KIA
C SGT WESLEY MARVIN JR KIA

War Story:
Mid-air crash on Hill 52 with CH-34D 148802 from HMM-362

This record was last updated on 05/25/98


The following is crew member information for this incident:


Name: 1LT William Thomas Hale
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/11/68 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.2
Date of Birth: 07/29/44
Home City: Big Spring, TX
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Unit: HMM-265
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 41W-045
Short Summary: Mid-air with HMM-262 UH-34D at 1500 ft. Only the fuel cell burned.
Aircraft: CH-46A tail number 151917
Service number: 0101117
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 7597
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Started Tour: 09/11/68
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Protestant - no denominational preference
This record was last updated on 01/09/97


Name: CPL Gary Douglas Kemski
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/11/68 while performing the duty of Crew member unspecified.
Age at death: 21.6
Date of Birth: 03/10/47
Home City: North Hollywood, CA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Unit: HMM-265
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 41W-048
Short Summary: Mid-air with HMM-262 UH-34D at 1500 ft. Only the fuel cell burned.
Aircraft: CH-46A tail number 151917
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 6320
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Started Tour: 04/01/68
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Protestant - no denominational preference
This record was last updated on 01/09/97


Name: 1LT Jeffrey William Rainaud
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/11/68 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.9
Date of Birth: 11/15/46
Home City: South Hadley Falls, MA
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Unit: HMM-265
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 41W-049
Short Summary: Mid-air with HMM-262 UH-34D at 1500 ft. Only the fuel cell burned.
Aircraft: CH-46A tail number 151917
Service number: 0101585
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 7562
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Started Tour: 03/08/68
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 03
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Protestant - no denominational preference
This record was last updated on 01/09/97


Name: SGT Marvin Wesley, Jr. (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/11/68 while performing the duty of Crew member unspecified.
Age at death: 22.0
Date of Birth: 09/29/46
Home City: Guin, AL
Service: regular component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Unit: HMM-265
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 41W-050
Short Summary: Mid-air with HMM-262 UH-34D at 1500 ft. Only the fuel cell burned.
Aircraft: CH-46A tail number 151917
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 6320
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Started Tour: 04/11/67
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Protestant - no denominational preference
This record was last updated on 01/09/97

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter CH-46A tail number 151917
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in .
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6810   0    0 HMM265 HMM-265          VIETNAM                     VS


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VHPA Head Quarters or Gary Roush or Mike Law


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