These pictures were sent to me from David Drum. He has a
lot of the pictures I remember well. For those not familiar with thumb
nails, just click on the picture and you will get a larger picture.
This is 485 at Cam Ranh Bay, leaving for Japan. This is the same plane
that is on display at Ft. Rucker Air Museum.
Lay, Maintenance N.C.O and Lady.
is the bunker between the barracks. On the note David had originally written
on the back of the picture it stated "this is a place I hope I never
have to be". I know every one can remember this site. I do. I remember
the night I made a mad dash for it in bare feet, and kicked the guide wire
to the pole beside the bunker and almost broke my toe. That was the last
time I went to the bunker.
Lake - There were the good times and the bad. I remember having many a
great time here. Food and a cool one, maybe even a few cool ones, and many
other strange occurrences happening in the surrounding brush. For many a
young GI what occurred here will always be remembered.
Beach - At the time we were not in to beauty, but here was some of the
finest beaches in the World. The South China Sea was clear and deep blue,
and the beaches along with all of Cam Ranh were made up of white sand.
This could make your thoughts of war go away, if it weren't for the bunkers
and barbed wire in places.
is the Crazy Cat orderly room.
Dump at the Army Base that got blown up by sappers. The picture was taken
from three miles away.
Pilots from top left to right Heller, Owens, Kiser, Grabham, Dees, Swilley, Conners, Standley, Swenson.
The Seoul Sisters at the E.M Club.
All five mission birds running at the same time.
The last mission arriving back at Cam Ranh on March 31, 1972.
1st RR stand down ceremony April 30, 1972 485 is at the left of the picture.
Part of the 1st RR stand down ceremony April 30, 1972
in Japan after there were sold for scrape.
David Drum at Barracks #8