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C-47 at Phu Bai

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  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    I'm pretty sure this is the plane that ran off the runway one evening in '67. It had taken some ground fire and lost its hydraulics and one engine. I hustled up some hydraulic lines for the Crew Chief in trade for a case of beer but it was a lost cause. The plane was still there when I left in August '67. -Submitted by: Niel OBrien [nielo@flex.com] 2009-10-30
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    Belive this to be the plane that hit a marrine general C54 inmid air, i saw this happen from the 8th RRU compond, we were working on our trenchs when the air port sent up a flare to warn the two planes that they were going to colide -Submitted by: Robert W Chambers msg USA ret [Rcham36002@aol.comn] 2009-02-19
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    Was gone by around spring 1969 when USNMCB-10 made the runway asphalt. Its was rumored (but how would I know) a load of asphalt could be traded for a 5th of Crowne with the Air Force guys to keep the dust down. Probably just scuttlebutt like that one about that army jeep the Chief needed to ride around in and its to this day still buried about 5 miles away. How would I know. How did it go again..nothing you hear happened, no more than a fourth of what you read happened, and never more than half of what you just saw happen. -Submitted by: Bob Falkner [arbobya@yahoo.com] 2009-07-05
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    I was working a the RADAR site next to the runway and the ramp. We were assigned the job of guarding the beer unloaded from the aircraft. We spent many a night in the C 47 drinking the beer to make sure it was not stolen. Dave -Submitted by: Dave Garred [13garred@gmail.com] 2008-04-03
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    I was in this plane on January 30th 1968! Not very long though. Then to thee grave yard close by to dig in. Can't remember how long but it seemed like forever. The nights were DARK DARK and scary. -Submitted by: Jimmy Grosteffon [Stumpkicker@yahoo.com] 2006-10-22
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    On the first night of TET 68 I spent a few hours in this plane to catch some Zs. It was more comfortable than sleeping in a hole in the ground. By that time it was full of bullet holes and pretty much gutted out. -Submitted by: Roger Stearns [rogerstearns@yahoo.com] 2006-05-14

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