• Phil Vabre
    Australia - Air Force
    Bell UH-1B Iroquois (204)
    Bell 204/205/210 (H-1/40 Iroquois)
    Bell 204/205/210 (H-1/40 Iroquois)
    Bell
    1020
    A2-1020
    20
    Point Cook
    Victoria
    Australia
    December 13, 2007
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December 24, 2007
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This historic Huey saw action with 9 Squadron RAAF at the battle of Long Tan during the war in Vietnam. Allocated the USAF serial 63-13588, but delivered new to the RAAF on 12 Dec 1964 (incidentally, just a couple of weeks before I was born). Based at Vung Tau from mid-1966. Returned to Australia in April 1968 and used in the SAR role with 5 Squadron until retired in June 1984. Allocated to the School of Radio at RAAF Laverton until 1993, then transferred to the RAAF Museum and restored 2000-02.
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