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Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 06-09-2019, 12:45 PM
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Posted By JOHN JONES
339th. And 56th?

Recent finds.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 05-29-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,948
Posted By JOHN JONES
Amazing what shows up on Ebay...

Used for 15 years, than gathered dust somewhere for 50+ years
A little bit big for my war-room :D Here is what the Sikorsky Archives said.
John.

" Thank you for your information, and...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 04-28-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By JOHN JONES
V2

Could be the low spec ignitor (40.37)
was a jolly jape by the film crew, with some plumbing fittings. :laugh:
Forum: Large Ordnance Forum 04-28-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By JOHN JONES
Ignitor

Could be the low spec ignitor (40.37)
was a jolly jape by the film crew, with some plumbing fittings. :laugh:
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 04-28-2019, 03:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By JOHN JONES
V2 Film

Never seen this before. Damaged items rebuilt or remade to show the full process,
the Germans would not have filmed. (Security)
German Crews used, in various uniforms, less Swastikas.
Short Camo...
Forum: Large Ordnance Forum 04-28-2019, 03:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By JOHN JONES
V2 Film.

Never seen this before. Damaged items rebuilt or remade to show the full process,
the Germans would not have filmed. (Security)
German Crews used, in various uniforms, less Swastikas.
I like the...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 04-15-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By JOHN JONES
330th Transportation Company.

In reference to the pictures, the one of the steam bath is where all aircraft that came in for repair were sent to be cleaned prior to being repaired. The one of the 330th base, right foreground...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 04-14-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By JOHN JONES
330th Transportation Company

A recent pick up, standard fare as far as Vietnam Army Aviation patches go.
But a good honest peice that has seen use, as is my forte. I obtained some nice background information from a pilot who...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 04-07-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,948
Posted By JOHN JONES
611th Transportation Co.

Another interesting photo has emerged, no background details, other
than An Khe - late 1965. The artwork seems to be the same, or a variation
of, that shown in post 169. Taking a closer look, it...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 03-09-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 268
Posted By JOHN JONES
ARVN Patch scan please.

Hi All,
I would appreciate a scan of a wartime printed patch for this
unit, (display only, no commercial use) am I right in thinking
this was never produced in silk a weave. ?

Cheers...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 01-15-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 401
Posted By JOHN JONES
Tiger Lady - 44th ARVN Rangers

Nice insignia shots, unique rank patch. (Honor?)
I think its hand sewn and plastic covered, affixed by pop studs.
Enjoy.

John.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 01-13-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,948
Posted By JOHN JONES
souvenir shop

'The gift shop was very interesting. All the animals at one time were alive. The crock, the tiger, the bear, the birds and snakes were are stuffed and preserved. I mailed home a coiled cobra ready to...
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 01-12-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,530
Posted By JOHN JONES
Bfc

This is always worth a watch.
Looks like one Solbuch, is the only item to survive.
Or at least that is all that the archive would show, at the time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhwfIkoRjMw
...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 01-07-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,953
Posted By JOHN JONES
Leave it as you found it.

'Me with a Bud in the 18th CAC Officer's Day Room. On the wall is what I recall to be the mission board which if I remember correctly, we would check each night, to see what our aircraft, crew,...
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 01-05-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,776
Posted By JOHN JONES
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 12-30-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,522
Posted By JOHN JONES
Delousing at Dachau.

Field grey wrap and pants, M43 and pants.
Russian prisoners, glad to wear anything other than those
filthy, lice ridden, striped rags.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 12-30-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,953
Posted By JOHN JONES
Going Home. The last to leave.

The trophy weapon that CPT Zec has in his hands, in the photo taken at Camp Alpha. Believe his is the same as mine and that while commonly referred to as an SKS, is really a Chinese copy, properly...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 12-23-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,953
Posted By JOHN JONES
Going Home. The last to leave.

Capt Donald Zec, last commander of the 'Hillclimbers' poses for the worlds
press, outside the gates of Camp Alpha. In hand is his trophy SKS, note
the capture papers, taped to the stock. John
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 12-23-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,953
Posted By JOHN JONES
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 12-08-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,953
Posted By JOHN JONES
Going Home. The last to leave.

Pictures would be nice..:uhoh2:
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 12-08-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,953
Posted By JOHN JONES
Going Home. The last to leave.

Col Childers poses with unknown unit member, just before leaving
Can -Tho Airbase for the last time.

John.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 12-08-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,953
Posted By JOHN JONES
Going Home. The last to leave.

1. My greasey & grimey old OD ball cap - hits the trash can
2. Jack Jackson, he was in my flight Class 71-44

Steve Blanton
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 12-02-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,953
Posted By JOHN JONES
Going Home. The last to leave.

Previous Photo : Jeff Merrow, my best mechanic and Dale Wells, my Assistant Platoon Leader.

28 March at Camp Alpha--1LT Whittenburg & 1LT Wells.

It was hard to take having the VC and NVA...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 12-02-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,953
Posted By JOHN JONES
Going Home. The last to leave.

Great to relive these old memories through photos, etc. I kept a daily calendar while in Vietnam and several years after; I’m looking at it right now. Here’s my timetable:
27 March 1973—had...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 12-02-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,953
Posted By JOHN JONES
Going Home. The last to leave.

JMC and ICCS crews remained at Can Tho weeks after my group moved to Saigon. Obviously there were more than one flight on 28th. We landed for a couple of hours for fuel on Guam and I was able to call...
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