View from C-118 during approach to Da Nang Air Base
I like this foto. One of the best I have seen there, in Panoramio. Very picturesque one.
Thank you. I appreciate it. I remember using a polarizing filter to get the detail in the clouds. Sig...
AWESOME- I use to sit on top of that mountain stoned - watching the war go on. TACC-NS Tactical Air Control Center - North Sector. Where has everybody gone from the "GHETTO" May 69 - May 70 Jack Bradley and John McManus here!
Thanks for memories.
My home from 1 June 1967 to 1 June 1968. Proud to serve. A beautiful land with beautiful people.
WRP, Senior Director, TACC-NS
macs 4 checking in here. It`s cloudy up here today. Duty cloud is always around somewhere.
70/71 for me.
spent over 2 years on the side of Monkey Mountain in 1968-1970. At the tv station
I have a zippo lighter that was my Grandfather's.His name was James Geary.The lighter says 620th T.C.S.He was a B-17 pilot in WW2 and was on Monkey Mountain at some point.Any information would be appreciated.
BobGeary, I have one of those lighters stuck away with other important memorabilia. The commander of the 620th Tactical Control Squadron gave one to each person that served on Monkey Mountain at their short timers party, whether or not they actually served with the 620th. I was there 12/67 thru 12/68 with the USAFSS supporting the Tacon guys. Tacon was providing tactical control for the pilots making strikes int North Vietnam. Our guys monitored N Viet and Chinese radar operator radio transmissions and warned the Tacon guys when a missile was preparing to be launched and they would relay to the pilot to get the hell out of there.
ahankins,Thanks for the information.My Grandfather retired a Colonel in the USAF in the early 70's and passed away in 2001.His aircraft was called "Betty Boop - Pistol Packin' Mama" during his first tour in England.I'll cherish the lighter and his memory.Thank you for your service on the Mountain of Vigilance.
Bob Geary, I was at Monkey Mtn from 8/68 to 8/69. I was assigned to the 620th..I had one of the lighters but was robbed in D.C. and it was never recovered. We had a wonderful little nco and o bar at our site and we had a lot of visitors come out from the Air Base,,we had books next to the stage for people to sign in for all to see,,,wonder what ever happened to them...The view from the Mtn was awesome and at night was something to see...God bless all the guys and gals that served with me at the Rock...Panama was our station...wipala walt from Arizona
wipalawalt,Sorry to hear about your lighter.Monkey Mountain was a busy place,at one time during the war,both my Dad (Marines) and my Grandfather (Air Force) were within a few klicks of each other and didn't know it till talking about it years later.Thank you for your service.
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Photo taken in Thọ Quang, Sơn Trà, Đà Nẵng, Vietnam
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