Category: helicopters

Helicopter pad at LZ Liz, circa 1968.

Helicopter pad at LZ Liz, circa 1968.

Soldiers of HQ Co, 12th Inf. Reg. loading Thanksgiving meals…

Soldiers of HQ Co, 12th Inf. Reg. loading Thanksgiving meals onto a truck (top photo) and a Huey (bottom photo), LZ St. George, 1969.

US Army Hughes OH-6 Cayuse, or “Loach,” 1968

US Army Hughes OH-6 Cayuse, or “Loach,” 1968

US Marines debark a Sikorsky H-34 during Operation Virginia, 20…

US Marines debark a Sikorsky H-34 during Operation Virginia, 20 April 1966.

Bell UH-1 Huey armed with rockets, 129th Assault Helicopter…

Bell UH-1 Huey armed with rockets, 129th Assault Helicopter Company, date and location unknown.

Co-pilot of 61st Assault Helicopter Company.From the…

Co-pilot of 61st Assault Helicopter Company.

From the source:

1st Lt. Bailey with gas mask, flying with CW2 Coveney on POW rescue mission called “Bright Light”. Even though he out ranked me I was the Aircraft Commander and made him wear it. How dumb was I since we were the CS gas bird! We dropped about 10 sacks of gas on the LZ just before the slicks landed and inserted the Rangers.

US Army Boeing CH-47 Chinook with silhouettes painted on the…

US Army Boeing CH-47 Chinook with silhouettes painted on the side representing the amount of aircraft recovered, 1967.

1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment soldiers loading onto a…

1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment soldiers loading onto a Boeing CH-47 Chinook, circa 1966.

From the source: “A Platoon of ‘A’ Company 1/8 Disembarking a…

From the source: “A Platoon of ‘A’ Company 1/8 Disembarking a Chinook. March, 1968.”

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Photo of what appears to be AVRN troops depart a U.S. Chinook helicopter (Vietnam War)

USMC photograph of ARVN Airborne troops, with a Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter in the background, 1966.

Original caption:

The Charge–Army of Republic of Vietnam Airborne troops charge for cover after being lifted into battle by a CH-46A Sea Knight Helicopter from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM)-265. The action took place during Operation Hastings.

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