Blue Eagle Photo Album
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Andrews AFB 1965
- shot taken at Andrews AFB in 1965 showing
one of the frequent congressional visits that we had during construction. Name of
congressman unknown. Capt Dixon, father of Project Jenny is shown at
the far right of photo. Photo provided by Dick Rollins.
Blue Eagle Aircraft Photos
Blue Eagle I
- great shot of Blue Eagle I probably landing at Andrews AFB in 1965. Aircraft
shows three antenna masts on top and one of these masts was removed in 65
prior to deployment to Vietnam because of flight stability problems. Photo
provided by Dick Rollins
The Big Balloon Party - shot of
Blue Eagle I in 1965 while on ground deploying trailing wire antenna on balloons
for broadcast test of ground operations. Photo provided by Dick Rollins.
Balloons Up - another shot of Blue
Eagle I with balloons deployed. Photo provided by Dick Rollins.
Blue Eagle II and III at Tan Son Nhut
- early shot of 444 and 641 at Tan Son Nhut AB Saigon probably taken in 1967.
Photo provided by Jerry Fish.
Blue Eagle II at TSN - great shot
of 444 on the ground at Tan Son Nhut AB probably 1967. Photo provided by Jerry
Blue Eagle II in Revetment - shot
of nose of 444 in revetment. It may be Frenchy Belodeau under the nose of
the aircraft, but not sure. Photo provided by Red Batson.
Blue Eagle VI at Pax River - shot
of 655 turning up on ramp at Pax River, date probably 1966 prior to first
deployment for BE 6. Photo provided by Red Batson.
Blue Eagle VI - shot of 655 in revetment
(TSN or DNG ?) probably in 1966. Photo provided by Red Batson
Interior of Blue Eagle Aircraft
The Guys In The Back Room -
photo shot inside TV bird looking forward showing back end crew at video broadcast
location. Photo provided by Jim Hicks.
One Big VCR - photo showing the
TR-22 Video Tape Recorder aboard one of the TV birds. Photo provided by Jim
TV Transmitter - photo showing
the TV transmitter aboard one of the TV birds. Photo provided by Jim Hicks.
One Baaaad Switch - photo showing
backend crew member at Video Switch position on board a TV bird. Photo provided
by Jim Hicks.
Spook On Board - photo looking
aft showing one of the Communications Technicians from the Naval Security
Group at the EW (Electronic Warfare) monitoring position. Photo provided by
Broadcasting Birthday Party in Vietnam
- photo shot at the THVN (govt of South Vietnam broadcasting service)
TV studio Saigon in 1968 on the second anniversery of TV broadcasting in Vietnam.
It was also at this ceremony that members of Project Jenny were presented
the Vietnamese Psychological Warfare Medal 1st Class for their efforts in
Vietnam. Photo provided by Greg Murphy.
Crew Hooch at Tan Son Nhut AB-
photo shot probably in 66 or 67 showing one of the crew hooches at Tan Son
Nhut AB. Photo provided by unknown
Tan Son Nhut AB, Saigon Vietnam
- photo of Tan Son Nhut AB taken from 4K ft. Photo provided by Steve Robbins
Blown-Up Barracks - photo shot
in 67 at DaNang showing the barracks that Blue Eagle I crew and VQ-1 crew
shared, after rocket attack. LCDR Henderson, 1st OIC of WESTPAC Det was badly wounded during attack. Photo provided by Red Batson.
Moving Day - photo shot in 67 at
DaNang showing Strealy in foreground and Keisow in background moving out of
destroyed barracks. Photo provided by Red Batson.
Recovery Crew - photo shot in67
at DaNang showing Chief Smithers leading way into destroyed barracks torecover
posessions. Photo provided by Frenchy Belodeau.
Freedom Hill PX, DaNang - photo
of Freedom Hill PX at DaNang. When it wasn't blown up, as it frequently was,
it was a great place to shop for the weekly ration of Beanie Weenies, Beer
and whatever. Photo provided by Frenchy Belodeau.
Crew Limo - photo of the 6X truck
that was utilized as crew transportation at DaNang. Photo provided by Frenchy
Customized Crew Limo - Photo
of the DaNang Crew Limo after meeting a Marine F-6 Phantom on the TaxiWay
one night. One of the crew was seriously injured in this accident. Photo provided
by Red Batson.
Blue Eagle I Crew DaNang - photo
shot in 1967 showing the 627 crew just after landing at DaNang to set up
operations. Shown L-R, Back Row - Hopkins, Gaul, Clark, Gidge(PPC),
Hunter, Pullen,Reynolds, Goode, Miskelley, Pearce, Keisow. Front Row - Strealy,
Orlandi(CrewChief), Robbins, Strogen, Smithers, Lewis and Belodeau. Photo
provided by Frenchy Belodeau.
Jim "Hollywood" Hicks - photo
taken on board Blue Eagle I. Photo provided by Jim Hicks.
Dennis Miller - photo take of
Miller (with beer in hand) at TSN. Photo provided by Jim Hicks
Steve "Robbie" Robbins - photo
taken of Robbins (with Blue Eagle I crew in background) at China Beach getting
a lesson about stepping on hot sand without shoes on. Photo provided by Frenchy
Bill Smithers - photo taken
of Chief Smithers probably at DaNang. Photo provided by Frenchy Belodeau.
Ronald Wallick - portrait photo
of ET1 Ronald Wallick (deceased). Photo provided by his son.
NATC Patuxent River, Md.
Change of Command - photo shot
of OASU Change of Command at NATC Pax River. That's Dick Rollins with sword
saluting the Leading Chief. Photo provided by Dick Rollins.
Crew Barracks and Cars - photo
shot of OASU/VXN-8 barracks at NATC Pax River. Note muscle cars in front of
barracks. Wonder where my 65 Mustang Fastback is today. Photo provided by
Vietnam Now - current map of
Vietnam. Saigon now shown as Ho Chi Minh City.
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last update 11 Jan 02