56th SPS, K-9, NKP RTAFB.

 

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Nakhon Phanom RTAFB
HH-43 Pedro Flight Photos
by Phil Carroll, LM 336
TK, 355th SPS K9; NKP, 56th SPS K9, Charlie 2M45; Tina X768, Vietnam, 1970-1971
© 2009

1. NKP: Photo of an HH-43
1. NKP:
Photo of an HH-43 "Pedro" helo during rescure training.
Photo by Phil Carroll, LM 336, TK, 355th SPS K9; NKP, 56th SPS K9, 1970-1971.
2. NKP: Photo of an HH-43
2. NKP: Photo of an HH-43 "Pedro" helo crew.
Photo by Phil Carroll, LM 336, TK, 355th SPS K9; NKP, 56th SPS K9, 1970-1971.
3. NKP: Aerial photo from of an HH-43
3. NKP: Aerial photo from of an HH-43 "Pedro" of the flight line.
Photo by Phil Carroll, LM 336, TK, 355th SPS K9; NKP, 56th SPS K9, 1970-1971.
4. NKP: Aerial photo from of an HH-43
4. NKP: Aerial photo from of an HH-43 "Pedro" of the flight line.
Photo by Phil Carroll, LM 336, TK, 355th SPS K9; NKP, 56th SPS K9, 1970-1971.
5. NKP: Aerial photo from of an HH-43
5. NKP: Aerial photo from of an HH-43 "Pedro" of the flight line.
Photo by Phil Carroll, LM 336, TK, 355th SPS K9; NKP, 56th SPS K9, 1970-1971.
6. NKP: Aerial photo from of an HH-43
6. NKP: Aerial photo from of an HH-43 "Pedro" of the flight line.
Photo by Phil Carroll, LM 336, TK, 355th SPS K9; NKP, 56th SPS K9, 1970-1971.
7. NKP: Aerial photo from of an HH-43
7. NKP: Aerial photo from of an HH-43 "Pedro" of the flight line. Close up.
Photo by Phil Carroll, LM 336, TK, 355th SPS K9; NKP, 56th SPS K9, 1970-1971.
8. NKP: Aerial photo from of an HH-43
8. NKP: Aerial photo from of an HH-43 "Pedro" engaged in night firefighting.
Photo by Phil Carroll, LM 336, TK, 355th SPS K9; NKP, 56th SPS K9, 1970-1971.
9. NKP Tower, Perimeter. Tower (center) and Bunkers can be seen. Photographer: unknown.
9. NKP Tower, Perimeter. Tower (center) and Bunkers can be seen. I took this photo from an HH-43 "Pedro" helo.
Photo by Phil Carroll, LM 336, TK, 355th SPS K9; NKP, 56th SPS K9, 1970-1971.

Note-1: That reverse-shaped "D" shaped area on the ground, just to the right of the tower, is the officers' skeet range--tough duty in the daytime hours.

Note-2: This is the same Pedro and crew who picked up Navy Lieutenant Commander Robert N. Castle Jr. on 28 Dec 1970
(the very day I arrived at NKP).  The Commander's A-7E, flying off the USS Ranger, had been shot down in Laos 17 miles east of my new home. Apparently all the Jolly Green Giants were busy or down at the time, and the Pedro was the one they could get to the scene the fastest.

 

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