Category: aircraft

From the source: US Air Force flight line, Bien Hoa Air Base….

From the source:

US Air Force flight line, Bien Hoa Air Base. Mostly F-100’s but notice the four delta wing F-102 interceptor’s at lower right standing by for the MiGs that never came. An F-102 crashed after takeoff just over the river in the background when I was in the 190th AHC. One of our helicopters was there to pick him up before his parachute hit the ground.

North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco, circa 1969.

North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco, circa 1969.

US Navy Light Photographic Squadron 62 (VFP-62) Vought F-8…

US Navy Light Photographic Squadron 62 (VFP-62) Vought F-8 Crusader on the deck of the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1966.

From the source:

[The following from Cdr. Norm Green gives more information on the above photo.] “Close inspection of the photo reveals that the aircraft has flown 25 combat missions when the picture was taken; it was pretty busy since we had only flown missions on about 23 days at that point. Using Russian math and some guesswork I would guess that the picture was taken on perhaps the 4th or the 5th of Sept, I flew that aircraft both Days. At first I thought that it might have been the 6th of Sept, the day Norm Bundy crashed in that aircraft; but I doubt that because of the light ripples in the water. There was no wind on the 6th of Sept, the Gulf of Tonkin was as smooth as glass. I remember that the cat officers could only give us 5-6 knots above stall speed that day. The Rosy had all boilers on line and was pulling her guts out. Amazing, sometimes I struggle to remember my street number but remember things from 48 years ago.”

More information about LTJG Norman Bundy available at The Virtual Wall.

Offloading rockets from a USAF Lockheed C-130 Hercules, Song Be…

Offloading rockets from a USAF Lockheed C-130 Hercules, Song Be Army Air Field, circa 1969.

Cessna O-1 Bird Dog of the 73rd Aviation Company flying over…

Cessna O-1 Bird Dog of the 73rd Aviation Company flying over rice paddies, 1963.

From the source:FIRST MISSION – Marine First Lieutenant Berry C….

From the source:

FIRST MISSION – Marine First Lieutenant Berry C. Bunch, 23, (Chester, Calif.), takes off on his first combat mission in Vietnam.  The F-4B Phantom pilot flies with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115, which returned to Vietnam during May.

Photographed 24 May 1967.

USAF de Havilland Canada C-7 Caribou, 1967

USAF de Havilland Canada C-7 Caribou, 1967

USAF Republic F-105 Thunderchief somewhere over Southeast Asia,…

USAF Republic F-105 Thunderchief somewhere over Southeast Asia, 1966.

USAF Lockheed C-130 Hercules, circa 1968

USAF Lockheed C-130 Hercules, circa 1968

From the source:Coming Home Baby. When I left the processing…

From the source:

Coming Home Baby. When I left the processing center a day late I was into my second year. I wasn’t too happy about it but had no choice. When I finally got on that plane and we were airborne it was a real relief.

The Airline must have chosen all babes for my flight cuz these ladies were gorgeous. This stew spent most of the trip in this position talking to all of the GI’s. This is my lone surviving slide of the flight home. I spent a lot of time sleeping.

Our flight was from Dong Tam to Ben Hoa to Japan to Fairbanks to Oakland for leave processing.