104 Sig Sqn | Album 57

ALBUM 57 - 104 SIG SQN

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Down Scout OH-6A
57-1.   Scout OH-6A (67-16288)  from A Troop, 3 Sqn, 17 Air Cav Regt, US Army down at Kangaroo Pad, Nui Dat.    Photo supplied by Robert Grilfillan [20 Mar 1969]

Information from Accident Case
Number: 690320141

Aircraft parked on pad and in shut down process.  An AH-1G hovered by gusting wind and rotor wash caused blade to strike tail boom.  

Down Scout OH-6A  
57-2.
  Scout OH-6A (67-16288)  from A Troop, 3 Sqn, 17 Air Cav Regt, US Army down at Kangaroo Pad, Nui Dat.    Photo supplied by Robert Grilfillan [20 Mar 1969]

Other Information:

1.  Pilot was W1 V. M. Hernandez, US Army
2.  No Injures
3.  Aircraft total write off after only 461 flight hours
4.  AH-1G Cobra

Down Scout OH-6A 
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7-3.  Scout OH-6A (67-16288)  from A Troop, 3 Sqn, 17 Air Cav Regt, US Army down at Kangaroo Pad, Nui Dat.    Photo supplied by Robert Grilfillan [20 Mar 1969]

Additional Information:
1.  Aircraft base was at Di An
    (about 20Km North of Saigon)
2.  "A Troop" were the "Silver Spurs"

 

Blue Grilfillan with Vietnamese kids 
57-4.  Bluey Grilfillan with Vietnamese kids. Photo supplied by Robert Grilfillan [1968]

Diggers at US Base    
57-5. Having a ride in a trailer at US Base.  Photo supplied by Robert Grilfillan [1968]

Diggers at US Base 
57-6.  Unpacking stores at US base.  Photo supplied by Robert Grilfillan [1968]

Morning Run
57-7.  Having a morning run beside Kangaroo Pad, Nui Dat.  Photo supplied by Robert Grilfillan [1968]

Centurion Tank   
57-8. Centurion Tank.  Photo supplied by Robert Grilfillan [1968]

Unknown at 1st Australian Field Hospital, Vung Tau
57-9. Unknown at the 1st Australian Field Hospital, 1ALSG, Vung Tau.  Photo supplied by Robert Grilfillan [1968]

The sandbag pit 
57-10. The sandbag pit near Baria.  Photo supplied by Robert Grilfillan [1968]

Roadside shops 
57-11. Roadside shops.  Photo supplied by Robert Grilfillan [1968]

Blue with a young Vietnamese Girl 
57-12.  Bluey Grilfillan with a Vietnamese kid.   Photo supplied by Robert Grilfillan [1968]

Unknow vessel 
57-13. Unknown vessel but note the little red Kangaroo in the bottom right corner.   Photo supplied by Robert Grilfillan [1968]

Visit High Ranking Vietnamese 
57-14.  Visiting high ranking Vietnamese to 104 Sig Sqn at Nui Dat.  Photo supplied by Robert Grilfillan [1968]

LP Antenna under maintenance at Nui Dat
57-15.  Log Periodic Antenna (LPA) at Nui Dat under maintenance.  Photo supplied by Robert Grilfillan [1968]

C126 at Luscombe Field, Nui Dat
57-16. C126 (Baby Hercules) at the end of Luscombe Field (Bowl End), Nui Dat.   Photo supplied by Robert Grilfillan [1968]

104 Sig Sqn Work Area
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7-17. 104 Sig Sqn work area at Nui Dat.  Photo supplied by Robert Grilfillan [1968]

Note:  AN/TRC-24 and Siemens Halske Radio Relay Antennas on masts in skyline which were owned and operated by 110 Sig Sqn (Force Signals). 

104 Abultion Block, Nui Dat
57-18. Ablution Blocks (Old and New) at 104 Sig Sqn, Nui Dat - Blow Fly Heaven!  Photo supplied by Robert Grilfillan [1968]

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