Đà Nàng AB PHOTOS
366th SPS Photos
TET, K-9, and FAC flights!
by Bradford K. Deal
366th SPS, K-9
1967-1968

I started out in K-9 but was flown to Clark AFB 7/15/1967 for surgery. With the surgery and recovery time I was moved to Tiger Flight and my dog Prince  was given the Russ Freeburg. I spent most of my time with Tiger working the command post which is where I met the FAC pilots. The first flight I took I did not have my camera with me but I made sure I had it for the second flight. The FAC pilots were very happy to have a second body with a weapon on board. I never thought about it at the time but I never notified anyone where I was going to be. I guess that could have caused a problem if we went down but that would have been the least of my worries. I got to take two flights up between Đông Hà and Khe Sanh during the siege but due to the B-52's we never got near Khe Sahn. Several of my slides never came back from processing, probably because they were of gun emplacements and some camps.  Brad Deal

 
Welcome to Vietnam, Tan Son Nhut Air Base, May 1967.
Da Nang Air Base, Sandbag Detail, June 1967.
Da Nang: Click and Kiersy, Sheean and Porter, Boom-Boom Rock on Monkey Mountain. June 1967
Da Nang: China Beach viewed from Monkey Mountain, May 1968. © 2011 by Bradford K. Deal
Russ Freeburg with Vietnamese Kids, Da Nang. K-9 Handler Sept 1967.
Da Nang AB, 366th SPS, hut area. Oct 1967.
Da Nang Air Base: Jim Click catching some rays. Oct. 1967.
Da Nang Air Base: Allen Pearch, flight line, Oct. 1967.
Da Nang Air Base: Fully loaded F-4 Phantom, Oct. 1967.
Da Nang Air Base: Freedom Hill 327, Oct. 1967.
Da Nang Air Base: Freedom Hill 327, Jim Click. Oct. 1967
Da Nang Air Base, viewed from Freedom Hill 327, Oct. 1967.
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF Allen Pearch standing on the wing of a C-141 Starlifter in the aircraft graveyard. Oct. 1967.
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF Fred Mueller, Jerry Pruitt and Bob ?. Nov. 1967
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: Marble Mountain. Nov. 1967.
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USMC side of runway, below Freedom Hill 217. Nov. 1967.
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: R&R. USAF Bob Peay and Dennis Young. Boat to River Kwai. Nov. 1967.
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: R&R. USAF Bob Peay and Dennis Young. At WWII POW cemetery, River Kwai. R7R to Bangkok Thailand. Nov. 1967.
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF Brad Deal and Jim Click on Jims birthday. Nov. 1967.
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF Brad Deal and Ben Langley, in hut cube. Dec. 1967.
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF Green, SSgt Tyler Johnson, and Mitchell at Christmas Party for Vietnamese kids. Dec. 24, 1967.
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF Sanders, Blackburn, Jackson, and Quiviconi at Christmas party, Dec. 24, 1967.
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF Ramos and Johnson, clowning around at Christmas party, Dec. 24, 1967.
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF Jim Click sits in on a typical taperecording session in hut cube. Dec. 1967.
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF Kamp, Mitchell, Sanders, and Ramos at New Years party, Dec. 31, 1967.
1968
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF Frank Parker, Jerry Pruitt, and Ben Langley clowing around. Jan. 1968. © 2011 by Bradford K. Deal
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF Jerry Pruitt in hut. Jan. 1968. © 2011 by Bradford K. Deal
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF. Rocket Attack, explosions and fire in Alpha Area. Jan 3, 1968.
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF Rocket Attack hangar area damage, Jan. 3, 1968. © 2011 by Bradford K. Deal
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF. Rocket Attack, debris and shrapnel from Jan. 3, 1968 attack.
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF Ben Langley opinion expressed (sticking tongue out). Jan. 1968. © 2011 by Bradford K. Deal
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF 366th SPS, CSC: Blackburn, Capt. Wallace, Brad Deal and Faucher at Command Post, Jan. 26, 1968. Sign posted: Are You Professionally Prepared for this Flight?
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>Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF Jan 30, 1968 TET, volley of 122mm Rockets hitting Alpha Area.
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF. Sunrise Feb. 1, 1968 TET, photo view from 366th SPS tower in Juliet Area. Flares hunt for Charlie. © 2011 by Bradford K. Deal.
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF Jerry Pruitt by his hut locker, clowning around. Mar. 1968.
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF Jerry Pruitt, in front of my hut locker. Notice the Orders taped to locker dorr. SHORT-Timer. Mar. 1968. © 2011 by Bradford K. Deal
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF Pilot checking smoke rockets prior to taking Bard Deal, 366th SPS, K-9, with him on his first FAC flight. Mar. 1968.
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF Returning to Da Nang Air Base after my first FAC flight. City of Da Nang below (photo) with smoke rockets in upper right of photo.
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF O2E makes Short-Final approack for landing at Da Nang AB, on the USMC side.  Flight completed, Mar. 1968. © 2011 by Bradford K. Deal
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF FAC flies Bomb Damage Assessment (BDA) west of Đông Hà Air Base. Flight Mar. 1968. © 2011 by Bradford K. Deal
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF FAC flight calls in airstrike from fast-movers. Photo: Bomb blasts jungle. Trees caught hell that day. Mar. 1968
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF FAC Bomb Damage Assessment (BDA), in mountain jungle west of Đông Hà Air Base. Mar. 1968. © 2011 by Bradford K. Deal
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF FAC flight. Photo: Đông Hà combat base. The base was under a rocket attack just before pilot and Brad Deal arrived there. Another FAC flight joined up with us there. Mar. 1968. © 2011 by Bradford K. Deal
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF FAC flight along coast of SVN, S/B, between Đông Hà and Da Nang, heading for Da Nang Air Base.  Mar. 1968. © 2011 by Bradford K. Deal
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF  FAC flight overflies giant fishing nets (look like pointed arrows in water), heading south along coast back to Da Nang Air Base. Mar. 1968. © 2011 by Bradford K. Deal
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF 2nd FAC flight arrives on station joining us, as Đông Hà Air Base is under Rocket attack again. Mark. 1968. © 2011 by Bradford K. Deal
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF FAC O2E flight, requested F-100 fast-mover, which sets up for his bomb run on target we have just marked with smoke rockets. Mar. 1968. © 2011 by Bradford K. Deal
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF, rice paddies pock marked with bomb craters south of Da Nang. Photo taken from FAC O2E flight. Note artillery and bomb craters. Mar. 1968. © 2011 by Bradford K. Deal
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF O2E FAC flight marking target. Note bomb smoke and dirt debris. Mar. 1968. © 2011 by Bradford K. Deal
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Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF, FAC O2E smoke rocket on photo left, with bomb blast on the right. A little off target. Mar. 1968. © 2011 by Bradford K. Deal
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF FAC O2E flight. Photo on our way to Đông Hà and in to the mountains. Photo: Note trucks detouring around a blown bridge. Mar. 1968. © 2011 by Bradford K. Deal
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF, Knelly at China Beach with Monkey Moutain in photo background. Photo: Note low flying Huey checking out the Vietnamese girls on the beach. Apr. 1968. © 2011 by Bradford K. Deal
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF, time-lapse photo of Da Nang Air Base runway take-offs. Freedom Hilll 327 in background.
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF, Dogpatch Villiage near Da Nang Air Base.
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF, Frank Parker and Brad Deal in hut off duty. Apr. 1968. © 2011 by Bradford K. Deal
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF, SSgt Billy Hartsfield, in hut. Apr. 1968. © 2011 by Bradford K. Deal
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF, Pruitt, Krueter, and Bryant, in hut off duty. Apr. 1968. © 2011 by Bradford K. Deal
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF, 366th Security Police Squadron CSC, command post. Notice photo with captured crossbow and anti-personnel mine on the wall. Jan. 18, 1968. © 2011 by Bradford K. Deal
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Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF, Wilson and Brad Deal at Freedom Hill 327 firing range. Test firing a M16s. Jan. 1968. © 2011 by Bradford K. Deal
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF, Ben Langley in cube across from Brad Deal. Apr. 1968. © 2011 by Bradford K. Deal
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF, A1E Spad after successful belly landing. May 1968.
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF, Monkey Mountain, with view of Da Nang City and harbor. May 1968. © 2011 by Bradford K. Deal.
Da Nang Air Base, SVN: USAF, Ben Langley at Monkey Mountain. May 1968. © 2011 by Bradford K. Deal.

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