Vietnam War News

The RU-21A Ute on board Les Chapman Trucking's semi-trailer for the long journey from Bridgewater, Virginia to Orlando, Florida. (photo via Andrew Rodriguez)

138th Aviation Company Memorial News

For the past year or so, WarbirdsNews has been covering progress with the 138th Aviation Company Memorial’s efforts to place a restored Beech RU-21A Ute on display at Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Florida as a testament to the brave crews from the US Army’s 138th Aviation Company who served in the Special Electronic Mission Aircraft from the Viet Nam War onwards through Desert Storm. Dynamic[Read More…]

One of VP-50's SP-5Bs at anchor in Cam Ranh Bay. The aircraft is floated starboard wing down because a fuel tank is installed in the #2 bomb bay located in the #2 engine nacelle. Notice the 2.75 rocket pods under the port wing. When at anchor the flight crew had to keep a three man launch crew on board the aircraft in case of an emergency or the bird had to get underway. (photo by Raymond T. West)

A Look Back at the Last Days of the Mighty Martin Marlin

Several months ago, WarbirdsNews published a fascinating article (HERE) by Will Tate about his time flying with the US Navy on long, maritime patrols from Reykjavik, Iceland. At the time, he told us about a friend of his, Raymond T. West, who had served with VP-50 during the Viet Nam War. VP-50 was one of the last US Navy flying[Read More…]

by October 2, 2015 8 comments Articles, Vietnam War News, Warbirds News
The Flying Heritage Collection's freshly-restored Bell UH-1B Iroquois has just gone on display at the museum. (photo via FHC)

Flying Heritage Collection Adds a ‘Huey’

The Flying Heritage Collection in Everett, Washington has added a freshly-restored, early-model UH-1B Iroquois to its stable of magnificently restored aircraft on display at the museum. The Iroquois made it to FHC just in time to be on view during their second annual SkyFair air/ground show on July 25th. While the helicopter is not airworthy, the restoration is to a very high[Read More…]

Some of the New England Air Museum's most important Viet Nam-era aircraft lined up as part of an exhibit dedicated to the Viet Nam War. Located in two of the museum's hangars, as well as outside, 18 aircraft will give visitors an idea of what US crews had to fly and fight with over Viet Nam. (photo via NEAM)

Viet Nam War Exhibit at New England Air Museum This Summer

As part of the Vietnam 50th Commemoration in honor of US personnel who served America during the Viet Nam War, The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Connecticut is playing their part in with a summer-long exhibit featuring eighteen of their aircraft which either served, or represent types that flew with US forces during that conflict. The aircraft include the UH-1B Iroquois, LH-34D Seabat,[Read More…]

Chris Godfrey with his Trojan. (photo by Phil Buckley)

Combat Veteran T-28D Trojan Returning to Flight Downunder

WAR VETERAN T-28D TROJAN WARBIRD MAKING A COMEBACK Story by Phil Buckley with information/photos supplied by Chris Godfrey Speaking exclusively with WarbirsNews, Australian pilot and warbird enthusiast Chris Godfrey discusses some of the history around his Viet Nam war-era T-28D Trojan and the latest update on getting his prized possession back into the air. Registered as VH-PFM, Godfrey’s T-28D Trojan[Read More…]