Casper aviation platoon Photo Album 24

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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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"Inferno" OH-58 parked at LZ English 1970

Casper Crew Chief SP5 Richard Billings at Bien Hoa 1966

Casper Door Gunner SP4 Mike Jenkins at Bien Hoa 1966

Casper Pilot WO1 Larry Griffiths sitting on the flight line LZ English 1969

Jay-Bo Willie Casper is ready to shack out with a friend after a long day of protecting "Ghost Town" 1969

Sky Soldiers from the 173d Airborne Brigade leave the Hawks Nest and burn everything they left behind, 1971

Casper Crew Chiefs SP5 Ned Costa, SP5 John Mangold & Unknown (standing) "Ghost Town" 1969

Unknown Casper 1969

Casper Operations Sgt John Swiney reading the latest copy of Stars & Stripes LZ English 1971

John Mangold & some enlisted men filling sandbags for one of the BEQ "Ghost Town" 1969

Casper Door Gunner SP5 John Wilkofsky having a cold one in his hooch at LZ English 1969

SP4 Mike Chancey, CC stands next to Casper 564 after Pilot CW2 Harrison Atkins autorotates into a rice patty 1971

Fueling area at LZ English, Bong Son 1969

Casper Door Gunner SP4 Daniel Mahorney at LZ English 1969

Unknown Casper 1969

An accidental fire started on the Casper flight line while filling the water tank for our showers (continued)

Besides our shower and the D-Maint office located next to it, two vehicles were also burned (continued)

The tanker was scorched so badly that all of the tires and hoses were completed destroyed (continued)

Casper Crew Chief SP5 Jeff Fales standing next to the burned out 3/4 ton truck that was destroyed (continued)

CO Cpt Stan Streicher, Maint Officer Jim Eldridge & others looking for any lost or burned maintenance records

Casper Airframe Mechanic SP4 Andy Williams taking a break at "Red Beach" Qui Nhon 1969

Casper Pilot WO1 Steve Greene at Dak To 1967

Casper Pilot Bill Fielding at the 173d " Airborne Brigade Jungle School" in An Khe 1969

Casper Operations Sgt Arthur Arrowsmith LZ English in 1969

Casper Avionics Specialist Leslie Uchida LZ English 1970

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