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EXPANDING THE POST OFFICE ON TAN SON NHUT 1966 PHOTO BOB PROCTOR
DINING HALL NUMBER 2 TAN SON NHUT WITH RADAR DOME IN BACKGROUND1966 
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COLONEL ALBERT P LOVELADY COMMANDER OF THIRD AEROSPACE RESCUE AND RECOVERY GROUP TAN SON NHUT 1966 
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TAN SON NHUT BASE CHAPEL 1966 
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GOING TO CHURCH OF CHRIST SERVICES AT BASE CHAPEL TAN SON NHUT 1966 
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MARBLE MOUNTAIN....VIET NAM 1969 MARBLE MOUNTAIN....VIET NAM 1969 
Those of us in country in 1969 will remember this incident well. This DC-8 charter was cleared to land at DaNang International at night. The crew mis-identified Marble Mountain Army airfield as DaNang which is way too short for large aircraft. Getting that loaded slug down and stopped at nite must have made that pilots seat cushion disppear forever!! All recommendations were to disassemble the aircraft and ship it home but as you see this behemoth got off the ground in 2800 feet with very little fuel aboard and landed at DaNang International a few scant miles away. 
This from a guy that worked at Trans International Airlines. 
Those of us in country in 1969 will remember this incident well. This DC-8 charter was cleared to land at DaNang International at night. The crew mis-identified Marble Mountain Army airfield as DaNang which is way too short for large aircraft. Getting that loaded slug down and stopped at nite must have made that pilots seat cushion disppear forever!! All recommendations were to disassemble the aircraft and ship it home but as you see this behemoth got off the ground in 2800 feet with very little fuel aboard and landed at DaNang International a few scant miles away. 
This from a guy that worked at Trans International Airlines. 
Enjoy a little history. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bvK6enoQDg 
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