Tan Son Nhut Association
Photographs of the Month
|This is an excellent photograph of Charles Akins, of
the 377th Security Police Squadron at one of the defensive bunkers.|
He was assigned to Charlie Sector, which included the Base Terminal and the VNAF Officers Club.
He is also shown holding his assigned
M-60 Machine gun.
|Charles Akins, of the 377th Security Police Squadron took this photograph of the remains of a 122mm rocket that destroyed the Base Chapel, during the Feb 18, 1968, TET Attack.|
|To the front of this RB57E is a crater that was probably
made by a mortar round.|
It was definately a close call for the aircraft and anyone who was nearby at the time of impact.
|This aircraft was not as lucky as the A-37 above. It sustained a direct hit from a rocket or mortar round and totally demolished it.|
|This crater was made by a 122mm rocket or a mortar.|
|Charlie Akins, going
He's so short, all he has to do is report to the terminal and walk up and get on the FREEDOM BIRD!!!
|If you have a photograph that you would like to see on this web page then contact Charles Penley.|