DD(Dad’s Diary) 14

While Assigned To HC-2 In Va. , the Many UH-3 Helicopters Were all Retired From there days as Submarine Hunters , The cabin’s were all gutted out , To carry Cargo. And since They could transport large things in the Cabin , we were all transported with our tool boxes aboard the Helicopters. The H-2 Helicopters that I once maintained , were used for much the same missions , but had a rather small cabin , just large enough for the 2 Pilots , and 1 Aircrewman. The UH-3’s were used for many assorted assignments . 1 of the Detachments was 4 of the Helicopters forward deployed to the Middle-East. They operate out of the Bahrain Airport , on The Persian-Gulf. That was my first assignment for 9 Months . We maintained the Helicopters , That were used to service USS’s in the area , bringing them mail and cargo , A Much appreciated Treat for sure , as I was once on the receiving end .

Plenty more to write next time…