Category: vehicles and transportation

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. 

Bomb craters full of water as viewed from a helicopter.

Bomb craters full of water as viewed from a helicopter.

USAF de Havilland Canada C-7 Caribou landing at Dak Seang. The…

USAF de Havilland Canada C-7 Caribou landing at Dak Seang. The smoke visible was used to show direction of the winds, 5 November 1971.

usnatarchivesexhibits: Speed it Up!, 1970 This isn’t your…

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Speed it Up!, 1970

This isn’t your average work line! These Vietnamese workers are loading brass artillery canisters, by tossing them into the back of a truck. The canisters (or at least those that make it into the bed of the truck rather than the floor) would be shipped to the U.S. where they would be reworked and reloaded.

Artillery – 1970

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From the source: An enjoyable job for Marine plane captains of…

From the source:

An enjoyable job for Marine plane captains of VMA-311 as they wash grime and dirt from their A4E Skyhawks. The washing is necessary to prevent corrosion and clogging of moving parts on the exterior of the plane. Lance Corporal William E. Lysle (Burbank, Calif.), left, and Lance Corporal Porter R. Tkachuk (Boston, Mass.), mix another batch of soap to clean the aircraft. [1965]

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

From the source:Camp Evans with extra aircraft (a Crane, other…

From the source:

Camp Evans with extra aircraft (a Crane, other Hooks, and Hueys) parked everywhere. Crimson Tide park turned into a staging area while everyone waited for the weather to break over the A Shau Valley. No – my ship (#129 there in front) didn’t have a hard landing to make that crater. SeaBees dug our parking revetments with bulldozers and I think they got carried away on a few of them. It took a good “front seater” to land in some of the deeper ones…

From the source: SSG Harry F. Mitchell (Austin, TX) , a platoon…

From the source:

SSG Harry F. Mitchell (Austin, TX) , a platoon sergeant with “C” Troop, 1st Squad, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (ACR), returns fire with a 50 caliber machine gun mounted on a M113 Armored Personnel Carrier. The 11th ACR was conducting a search and destroy mission in the “Iron Triangle” as a part of Operation “Junction City”. The Iron Triangle was also known as War Zone” D “and is approximately 20 miles northwest of Saigon, Republic of Vietnam.

Piasecki H-21 Shawnee of the 339th Transportation Company, circa…

Piasecki H-21 Shawnee of the 339th Transportation Company, circa 1962-1963.