Captain Rubel in the field.
A Team in the field - waiting for the next aircraft to arrive.
Stack of recovered 463L pilots under the tarp
Close up of photo above. Can anyone i.d. these guys?
Sgt. Brown's Adverse Terrain Forklift -
after being trapped among the pallets of fuel & ammo during a
Budop, Vietnam, November, 1969
other photos on Col. Lisec's page
Team revetment, some forward airfield, Vietnam, 1969-1970
Highly skilled and well-trained in all the skills required to operate
and maintain their equipment and manage all USAF air traffic where ever
they might be, two of these guys could do the job of the control tower
remote airstrips all over Vietnam.
Click here or on the
above for a close-up zoom of the team.
We can tell it's one of the teams from 8th Aerial Port by the
well-known and loved "Fuck Communism" banner they hung on the wall at
the 8th APS Combat Control Team hootch back at Tan Son Nhut and
occassionally flew while on missions such as this.
(click photo for
The two photos below show two ATs on (yet another) 463L Pallet Recovery
somewhere in Vietnam in 1969 or 1970
The Army didn't always like the fact that we came to recover these
pallets, since they made such great building material for hootches and
bunkers, but we needed to send them back to TSN to be 'refilled' with
the next load of supplies being sent out to the field.
The Vietcong did like to leave booby traps behind under these old
pallets as well, so as annoying as pallet recoveries could be, they
could also be quite dangerous, and we had to check each one carefully
before lifting it up.
Jim Green arriving at work for the day - unloading team gear from
Adverse Terrain Forklift
on the ramp at a forward airfield in Vietnam