Kingsman Huey destroyed by detonated mine. "It exploded under the pilots seat, blowing him and seat through back of aircraft. I medevaced him to hospital in Phu Bai. He survived his wounds thanks to armored seat. One GI on firebase was killed when aircraft flipped on him. Mike Grisey says: I remember that mission... If it wasn't for the Door Gunner's eagle eye spotting the wires leading to mine on top of that abandoned fire base, we would have landed on top of it, and that could have been '798 blown apart... By the time we notified the ships behind us, it was too late." Photo by and comments by Tom Everhart
RAAF Nursing Sister, Squadron Officer Harriett Hardy Fenwick from NSW adjusts the litter strap of an Australian Army soldier WIA as he is flown home on a RAAF Hercules for medical treatment, 1965. Between 1965 and 1971, more than a hundred members of the Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service flew more than 3000 sick and injured Australian and New Zealand servicemen on aeromedical (‘medevac’) flights from Vietnam to Australia. The patients were transported in litters, stacked four deep and four high and were usually accompanied only by the nurses and medical orderlies.
Major General M F Brogan, General Officer Commanding Eastern Command, talks with Lance Corporal Noel Godbold (left) who served for 11 months in 7RAR and Private Ian Crisp of NSW who was wounded in a mine explosion after serving for 9 months with 2RAR. Both men, patients at the 2nd Military Hospital, Ingleburn are watching the 7RAR march past in Sydney on 10 March 1971