Aircraft at work in Vietnam.

Discussion in 'Vietnam' started by David Layne, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    C 130 Phu Loi.

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  2. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    de Havilland DHC-4 Caribou

    The first one pictured is Australian.

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  3. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    And finally, from my personal collection is this OH58 which I photographed an Bien Hoa. It was the first one I had seen.

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  4. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    David,

    Wonderful photographs that you are posting.

    Regards
    Tom


    Hear! Hear!:D Yes they are.
     
  5. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Priceless indeed!
     
  6. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    As ever fantastic photos.

    Are the black & whites yours or are they 'official' images.

    Well therein lays a tale........

    I was a wheeler dealer in Vietnam and had a side job in the enlisted men's club of running the company projector. This little number necessitated I go to Saigon on a weekly basis collecting film etc.

    We enlisted men were issued with ration cards that enabled us to buy copious amounts of cigarettes and liquor, through various means I had managed to manipulate three ration cards into my possession.

    Armed with the proceeds of my ration cards Saigon became one big party and it was on one of these jaunts that I met an Army Photographer. I had an AK47 (grunts were always leaving weapons on our aircraft) which I traded to him for perhaps 100 8x10 photographs that I am now beginning to share with you. I bet he hasn't still got the AK!

    So yes the black and white photographs were shot by Army photographers. Some have information on the back, some don't.

    Sits back expecting flack but don't care!
     
  7. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Great pictures David and a great story too!
     
  8. Jakob Kjaersgaard

    Jakob Kjaersgaard Senior Member

    Superb photos!
     
  9. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Well therein lays a tale........

    I was a wheeler dealer in Vietnam and had a side job in the enlisted men's club of running the company projector. This little number necessitated I go to Saigon on a weekly basis collecting film etc.

    We enlisted men were issued with ration cards that enabled us to buy copious amounts of cigarettes and liquor, through various means I had managed to manipulate three ration cards into my possession.

    Armed with the proceeds of my ration cards Saigon became one big party and it was on one of these jaunts that I met an Army Photographer. I had an AK47 (grunts were always leaving weapons on our aircraft) which I traded to him for perhaps 100 8x10 photographs that I am now beginning to share with you. I bet he hasn't still got the AK!

    So yes the black and white photographs were shot by Army photographers. Some have information on the back, some don't.

    Sits back expecting flack but don't care!

    What a fantastic story!!!
     
  10. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    David,

    It matters not who took the photographs, they show regular soldiering.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Regards
    Tom
     

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