Casper aviation platoon Photo Album 11

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PHOTO ALBUMS: These Casper Aviation Platoon photo albums are a powerful collection of more than 1,000 pictures that historically documents our units combat role and involvement during the Vietnam War from early 1965 thru 1971.


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Packed bags and on alert while the original Caspers wait at Hamby Army Airfield in Okinawa for their trip to Bien Hoa 1965

Dismantling our brand new UH-1A at Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa. This Huey was traded for two UH-1B's on arrival in Bien Hoa 1965

The "Welcome" sign at the Brigade Headquarters located on the edge of Bien Hoa Airport 1965

This was the hooch where the pilots stayed upon their arrival at the airfield. They moved to another location 1 month later

Don Bachali's APH5 flight helment with his original drawing of Casper painted on it in Bien Hoa 1965

The 173d Airborne Brigade Headquarters in Okinawa, Japan in 1965

Our first shower. The sun heated the water during the day and was still warm at night, Bien Hoa 1965

An original Casper Beaver was used a lot at night for radio relay with the 173d sweep operations, Bien Hoa 1965

Lt Al Mauldin, Cpt Bob Watson, Cpt Don Bachali, WO Tom Grady, Maint W3 Loy Roper, Lt Ray Phelps, Lt Richard LeMay, WO Don McGregor & Cpt Leonard Small

Two unknown Casper Door Gunners, Pilots Lt Don Bachali & Lt Richard LeMay at Bien Hoa Airfield 1965

Casper Inferno Crew Chief SP5 Bill Nottingham on the flight line at LZ English 1969

Inferno Crew Chief SP5 Bill Kane "typing away"' in Ghost Town 1970

Casper Avionics SP5 Charles Flick & SP5 Terry Williams, Crew Chief of Casper 038 at LZ English 1968

Crew Chief Sgt Roy Kellogg & Door Gunner SP4 Don Armstrong with Casper 571 at LZ Uplift 1969

Casper Maint. Officer & Pilot Cpt Glen McEntire at "Ghost Town" LZ English 1971

Caspers Doug Walton, Phil Huckaby (naked), John Potts, Halibuton, Dave Miller & Ed Liptrap 1970

Casper "Inferno" parked at the 173d R&R center at Lo Deu Beach 1970

Bob Claycomb, Don Sholett, Gary Horowitz & Unk holding captured Viet Cong flag Bong Son 1969

Casper Door Gunner SP4 Willis Little & Crew Chief SP5 Sal Sosa "Ghost Town" 1969

Pilot Cpt Tom Roy (Inferno 27) sitting in Casper 913 crewed by Sonny Caughlin near the Soui Ca Valley 1971

Casper Pilot WO1 Ray O'Connor on the flight line at LZ English 1969

Pilot WO1 Phil Johnson standing on the Casper Flight Line next to a damaged Inferno LOH 1969

Casper Crew Chief SP5 Sal Sosa sitting in front of his tent "Ghost Town" LZ English 1969

Casper Pilots CW1 Art McBride & CW2 Kirt Butler receiving the DFC from General Cunningham 1970

"Unlucky" Sgt Virgil Lamb sitting with this buddy who has just made a new friend Bien Hoa 1966

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