Aircraft in Vietnam

HC-130 and HH-53
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This photo shows an HC-130 in the background and an HH-53 in the foreground readying for a rescue mission out of Cam Ranh.  The tail number of the HH-53 is 69-5788 and the historical record shows that it survived until December 27, 1972.   On that date, it took a round through its refueling probe.  Unable to refuel, the helicopter had to be abandoned and was intentionally destroyed by an A-7.  Photo generously donated by Bob Munn.
Revised: 24 June 1999