Category: Army

Crashed Boeing CH-47 Chinook of the US Army 228th Assault…


The aircraft commander, Capt. Larry D. Mohler, is on top of CH-47B 66-19114 making a final inspection before flying the damaged aircraft, alone, off to the side of the LZ.

Crashed Boeing CH-47 Chinook of the US Army 228th Assault Support Helicopter Battalion, Cambodia, circa 1970.

From the source:

They were on short final to an LZ in Cambodia with a “105” sling and had a blade strike. The co-pilot chopped the throttles and they ended up on top of the load sitting on a dirt mound… The pilot cranked back up (all by himself) and hovered over to the side of the LZ to get it out of the way. The crew departed the area on a Huey and left #114 for Maintenance to recover later. The aircraft commander, Capt. Larry D. Mohler, is on top of CH-47B 66-19114 [in the last photo] making a final inspection before flying the damaged aircraft, alone, off to the side of the LZ. 

12th Inf. Reg. soldiers, circa 1970

12th Inf. Reg. soldiers, circa 1970

12th Infantry Regiment soldier, circa 1970.There appears to be a…

12th Infantry Regiment soldier, circa 1970.

There appears to be a rifle sling on his M16, and a feather tied to the sling.

Bomb craters full of water as viewed from a helicopter.

Bomb craters full of water as viewed from a helicopter.

“SSG Rasch – Bullet hole in smoke grenade.” [1968, Source]

“SSG Rasch – Bullet hole in smoke grenade.” [1968, Source]

12th Inf. Reg. soldier in the bush, circa 1970.

12th Inf. Reg. soldier in the bush, circa 1970.

American soldier, 1966

American soldier, 1966

Joey Heatherton in a US Army jeep, 1967

Joey Heatherton in a US Army jeep, 1967

US Army Bell AH-1 Cobra, 1969

US Army Bell AH-1 Cobra, 1969

Specialist J. Johnson, 70th Engineer Battalion, circa 1967.

Specialist J. Johnson, 70th Engineer Battalion, circa 1967.