Taken August 6, 1966, 2 or so miles southwest of Cam Lo. YR-9 was third of a flight of four H-34s on a recon team insert by HMM-161. Due to major power loss, the aircraft wound up in a treeline just downhill from this position and was destroyed by fire, fortunately with no loss of life.
A big favor request here: this was taken by a Marine photographer and the original copy is labeled on the back:
Official U.S.Marine Corps Photograph
Informational Services Office
1st. Marine Aircraft Wing/Marine Unit Vietnam
FPO San Francisco, Calif 96601
And on the front: Cleared for Release by MACOI
If anyone, preferably the person who took the picture, has any feedback I would be amazingly grateful; there are several more shots of the actual crash and resulting fire that I would dearly love to have copies of, as I am the one in the left seat in the picture and would like to know if it looked as bad as I remember.
Yankee Romeo 9, very shortly before it's destruction
Comment by: Bud Dean on Dec 17, 2006 07:17 PM
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