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First photo of armed Americans in Vietnam

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  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    The crewchief in this picture is that of GySgt Mitchell J. Wells, a very good section chief in the squadron. I have not listing for a Nelson West being in the squadron at this time period. -Submitted by: Bunnie McCosar [bunniemccosar@windstream.net] 2008-01-09
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    additional comment: lessons learned that affected following H-34s and later model helicopters: - crew members WILL put holes through rotor blades (several times to us!) and they WILL put holes through the right, main tire!( more than several times!)- requires a gun-mount that restricts up and down movement to prevent shooting up the aircraft. Next: Th dinky little step by the cabin door was replaced by several steps and wider across the doorway to help the small ARVNS get into the aircraft, loaded down with their gear. Also, when we hauled VIPS and the press around, it made it easier for them to get in and out of the aircraft without the crew-chief having to get out and help them out the door. -Submitted by: Bunnie mccosar [bunniemccosar@windstream.net] 2008-01-16

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