Military Aircraft Boneyard Photo Essay

Military Aircraft Boneyard Photo Essay

A Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight, tail no.153993, is stored at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group boneyard Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz. According to the U.S. Marine Corps, this helicopter was the last aircraft out of Vietnam. Known by its mission name, Swift 2-2, this CH-46 lifted the remaining 11 members of the Marine Guard off the roof of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon just before 8:00 a.m. on April 30, 1975. It was the last aircraft to touch and leave the U.S. Embassy as North Vietnamese tanks breached defenses on the outskirts of Saigon as the Vietnam War came to an end. (AP Photo/Matt York)

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May 14, 2015 11:46:07 AM
May 22, 2015 03:07:39 PM
Matt York
AP
ASSOCIATED PRESS
4074 x 2731 1.41 MB
Embassies, Vietnam War, International relations, Government and politics, Events
Tucson, ARIZONA, United States
NYOTK
STF
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