Đà Nàng Air Base
USAF Security Police
81mm Mortar Team
1968-1969
Photos by Russell L. Harrell
PR, 821st CSPS; DN, 366th SPS
(RIP LM-111, July 1, 2001)
© 1998

[1] Russ Harrell at the 81mm Mortar Pit at the South end Da Nang AB, RVN, 1969.
[1] Russ Harrell at the 81mm Mortar Pit at the South end Đà Nàng AB, RVN, 1969.

[2] USAF 81mm Mortar Team at Da Nang AB, RVN.
[2] USAF 81mm Mortar Team at Đà Nàng AB, RVN.

[3] Mortar Team with the 81mm tube and a captured 60mm mortar, courtesy of the 1st MP BAT, 1st USMC Div, Da Nang.

[3] Mortar Team with the 81mm tube and a captured 60mm mortar, courtesy of the 1st MP BAT, 1st USMC Div, Đà Nàng.

[4] Close Up
[4] Close Up


[5] Mortar Team looking closely at the captured 60mm mortar.
[5] Mortar Team looking closely at the captured 60mm mortar.


[6] Sgt Doug Lilly and Russ Harrell laying in the baseplate and the aiming-stakes at the 81mm Mortar Pit Da Nang AB, RVN 1969.
[6] Sgt Doug Lilly and Russ Harrell laying in the baseplate and the aiming-stakes at the 81mm Mortar Pit Đà Nàng AB, RVN 1969.

[7] Close Up
[7] Close Up


[8] 81mm Mortar Fire Mission! Ooch! Either take the picture or plug my ears!
[8] 81mm Mortar Fire Mission! Ooch! Either take the picture or plug my ears!

[9] Bunker and tower at the mortar site, south end of Da Nang AB, RVN 1969. Bunker and Tower were used for living quarters for the Mortar Crew,
[9] Bunker and tower at the mortar site, south end of Đà Nàng AB, RVN 1969.
Bunker and Tower were used for living quarters for the Mortar Crew, when not on
alert or on a fire mission. Was also used as a Fire Direction Control when on a fire mission.

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