William Bruce Bartow Collection
155th Stand Down Flight. The entire company was turned over to the VNAF. Ban Me Thuot to Camp Holloway. I had been sent south to Ban Me Thuot to take the final pictures of the company. This was the time of Vietnamization, which meant the war was being turned over to the Vietnamese. In our case this meant that we were training the VNAF (Vietnamese Air Force). The 52nd had helicopter companies assigned to Ban Me Thuot, Kontum, and occasionally An Khe. The 155 was scheduled to be turned over to the VNAF, and the ships were being sent to Camp Holloway for the turnover events. This was their stand down flight, and the pilots flew quite aggressively. When the ships got close to Camp Holloway they popped smoke grenades in preparation for a fly-by of the tower.
Negative VAN008998, No Date, William Bruce Bartow Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 9 Dec. 2013. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=VAN008998>.
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VAN008998, William Bruce Bartow Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
Added: 20 Oct 2009[Updated: 14 Jun 2012]