Hillclimbers Photo Album #2

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Button The following photo's have been donated by Mr. Hal Bowers - Can Tho AAF Tower w/ Air America Porter and C-123 on the ramp.
Can Tho army airfield. Can Tho AAF with the 167nd hanger on the rightt side of the picture.
What it looked like in front of the Hillclimber flight line in Can Tho. Flight line and revetments in front of the 147th compound (Can Tho AAF).
Ed Dixon looking out from his hootch in Can Tho. Ed Dixon leaning on a hootch railing in the 147th hootch compound overlooking the flight line and revetments (Can Tho AAF).
A couple of Hillclimbers relaxing after work. A couple of guys from the 147th maintenance platoon relaxing after a hard day on the flight line.
147th aircraft in it's revetment at Can Tho. 147th revetment & the 271st / 147th hanger on the left with all the Bartender's OH-58's lined up (Can Tho AAF).
147th company area in Can Tho.147th company area (Can Tho AAF)
147th company area and perimeter bunker line.147th company area & perimeter bunker line (Can Tho AAF)
147th company area and flight line.147thcompany area and flight line - ground radar station is in the left foreground of the picture - note that they were adding on to the flight line by dredging sand from the Bassac and depositing it at the end of the existing flightline (Can Tho AAF).
147th compound in Can Tho.Can Tho AAF 147th compound is in the right side of the picture.
Another view of the Can Tho 147th company area. Can Tho AAF147th compound is in the right side of the picture.
The 147th coompound is in the middle of this aerial view of Can Tho. Can Tho AAF147th compound is mid-picture.
Somewhere over the Delta; the picture is taken from the crewchief's door. Somewhere over the Delta; the picture is taken from the crewchief's door.
Approaching Can Tho AAF with the Bassac River in the foreground.Approaching Can Tho AAF with the Bassac River in the foreground.
The Mekong River is in the background.The Mekong River is in the background.
A free-fire zone in the Delta.A free-fire zone in the Delta.
611th Transportation compound at Vinh Long AAF. 611th Transportation compound at Vinh Long AAF.
A Hiliclimber on the ground at H-3, Tan Son Nhut AFB.A Hiliclimber on the ground at H-3, Tan Son Nhut AFB.
The same Hiliclimber at H-3, Tan Son Nhut AFB.The same Hiliclimber at H-3, Tan Son Nhut AFB.
The same Hillclimber at H-3, Tan Son Nhut - buttoned up and the crew is off to the PX with the Zig Zag Man in the gunner's window The same Hillclimber at H-3, Tan Son Nhut - buttoned up and the crew is off to the PX with the Zig Zag Man in the gunner's window
166th AMC at H-3, Tan Son Nhut - they did direct support and the spectranalysis of gear box, transmission, etc. oil.166th AMC at H-3, Tan Son Nhut - they did direct support and the spectranalysis of gear box, transmission, etc. oil.
Binh Se Moi (spelling?) - this was where a lot of the 147th spent their free time in the bars; at least that was the rumor. Binh Se Moi (spelling?) - this was where a lot of the 147th spent their free time in the bars; at least that was the rumor.
Ed Dixon holding up the EM Club annex 147th compound Can Tho AAF - did it ever open?Ed Dixon holding up the EM Club annex 147th compound Can Tho AAF - did it ever open?
l47th hootch Can Tho AAF - Ed Dixon foreground; SP4 Michaels on the landing. l47th hootch Can Tho AAF - Ed Dixon foreground; SP4 Michaels on the landing.
147th bunker between the EM hootches - Can Tho AAF.147th bunker between the EM hootches - Can Tho AAF.
l47th revetments & maintenance hanger - Can Tho AAF. l47th revetments & maintenance hanger - Can Tho AAF.
A Hiliclimber hot refueling - Can Tho AAF.A Hiliclimber hot refueling - Can Tho AAF.
A Hillclimber connecting for a lift - Can Tho AAF.A Hillclimber connecting for a lift - Can Tho AAF.
A brand new Hillclimber C-model at H-6, Tan Son Nhut, with blades on board.A brand new Hillclimber C-model at H-6, Tan Son Nhut, with blades on board.
The same new Hillclimber C-model at H-6, Tan Son Nhut, going to a hover.The same new Hillclimber C-model at H-6, Tan Son Nhut, going to a hover.
The same new Hillclimber C-model at H-6, Tan Son Nhut. The same new Hillclimber C-model at H-6, Tan Son Nhut.
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A Hiliclimber waiting for a load.A Hiliclimber waiting for a load.
Ed Dixon loading an engine into a Hillclimber - there was nothing to worry about; a little fiberglass could fix it.Ed Dixon loading an engine into a Hillclimber - there was nothing to worry about; a little fiberglass could fix it.
Traffic jam on the Binh Thuy-Can Tho road - Can Tho AAF.Traffic jam on the Binh Thuy-Can Tho road - Can Tho AAF.
Traffic jam on the Binh Thuy-Can Tho road - Can Tho AAF.Traffic jam on the Binh Thuy-Can Tho road - Can Tho AAF.
Ed Dixon loading an engine into a Hillclimber. Ed Dixon loading an engine into a Hillclimber.
Tan Son Nhut from a Hillclimber ramp.Tan Son Nhut from a Hillclimber ramp.
A Maintenance hanger (the 175th's?) at Vinh Long AAF.A Maintenance hanger (the 175th's?) at Vinh Long AAF.
A Hillclimber approaching Can Tho AAF.A Hillclimber approaching Can Tho AAF.
Dinh Quan village located within the Hillclimbers area of operations.Located within the "Hillclimbers" AO, the village of Dinh Quan, located 11:12:00 North, 107:21:30 East, was easily recognized by these precariously stacked granite boulders. - Photo copied from the webpages at "http://www.boostdam.net/"
Vung Tau Back Beach Clubhouse.The following seven pictures was donated by Bud Gear - Back Beach Clubhouse.
Street vendor in front of the Back Beach Club.Street vendor in front of the beach club.
This should be Tim Young from Ohio. I think this is Tim Young from Ohio.
This should be Don Neserve from Maine.I think this is Don Meserve from Maine.
Grounded freighter on the beach at Vung Tau, Vietnam."Beached" commercial something.
Old gun emplacements. Old gun emplacements.
The road from the airfield to town. The road from the airfield to town.
A picture of the officer's quarters in Can Tho. Picture of the Can Tho BOQ with a sign painted by Phil Asay.
A unit patch designed by Phil Asay. Another sign made by Phil Asay.
Hillclimber delivering a load of ammo. One of the early "Hillclimbers", delivers a load of ammo to a firebase... (photo scarfed from E-Bay ad, by your webmaster~B-)
CPT Herbert Degner being promoted to Major. Here's some pictures of Herbert Degner being promoted to Major, submitted by Herbert's son, Fritz .

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