Aviation Photo #1313886 De Havilland Canada DHC-4A Caribou - Australia - Air Force

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First RAAF Aircraft damaged by enemy fire in Vietnam. Crashed 18/11/64, A Ro Vietnam. It crashed into a ditch dug accross the runway. Engines and wings recovered, fuselage left behind.
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    John Griffiths
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    De Havilland Canada DHC-4A Caribou
    De Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou (C-7/AC-1/V-2)
    De Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou (C-7/AC-1/V-2)
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    A4-185
    A Ro
    Vietnam
    November 1964
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Comments (32)

Anonymous
10 years ago
Something that immediately caught my eye. A truly historic document.
Anonymous
10 years ago
All i can say is thanks for sharing for this historicl one
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW have been waiting for this for a long time what a great shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great quality & Great historic document !
Anonymous
10 years ago
Absolutely incredible moment capured here.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is amazing. I've never seen anything like this before.
Thank you for uploading such a historically significant photo.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow. Great capture!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply amazing quality photo considering the era and conditions it was taken under.
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a great photo! Never seen anything like this here on a.net. Would perfectly fit into "Apocalypse now".
Anonymous
10 years ago
Such a historic wartime picture, and the airdrop taking place in the background gives it an even more "front-line" look. Thanks for sharing it :D
Anonymous
10 years ago
The best historical image I have seen so far on this site. Superbly composed as well as a magical piece of history
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow, this is like reliving a historic event. Photo looks brand new, I thought this is a recent event. Absolutely thrilled to see it. Thanks for posting it. -Yousuf/SG
Anonymous
10 years ago
Incredibly stark reminder of the challenges and dangers faced by the Aussies' of 'Wallaby Airlines' during the Vietnam Conflict. Amazing historic photograph. I will be purchasing this one !
Anonymous
10 years ago
I didn't now that Australia participated in the Vietnam war. every day we can lear something new. The picture - a piece of history.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Most people on this site do not even know that Australia played a huge role in that particular conflict.. Keep the history alive my friend.. Well done and a great photo
Anonymous
10 years ago
A photograph that tells a story - it is a powerful, thought provoking image that is one of the very best I have seen on this site.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great Picture ... Where have u been hiding such a treasure. Thanks for uploading & hats off to you.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is an amazing photo capturing not only the predicament of the DHC-4, but also an airdrop from what appears to be a C-123 Provider flying overhead. Its a great historical photo but sad to see the grand Caribou in such dire straits.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Good to see historic photos like this. A nice change from the usual airliner stuff.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great photo! The C-123 air dropping the cargo adds even more interest to this historic photo.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Interesting historic photograph, thanks for posting this photo
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot, it's something different than airliners and cockpits
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great photo, looks so new and clean, unlike other photos from this period

thanks for uploading
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow, I didn't know such brilliant photos from that era existed!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I am baffled and amazed by this great photo - and the history behind it. Thank you so much!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Almost eerie! First plane damaged 11 years before Vietnam unites.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great history pic of course. Checked out the reg. The Caribou was only half a yr old when it crashed. I would not be surprized if the fuselage is still around. So if someone gets the opportunity pls take a shot & upload..
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice scene!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Very powerfull picture
Anonymous
9 years ago
It looks like a hollywood movie setting
Anonymous
6 years ago
Amazing photo....I just jumped out of the back of one of these yesterday!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Another Caribou with possibly an even more fascinating story now lives at the Queensland Air Museum. A4-173. Pics and photos can be found at
http://www.qam.com.au/aircraft/caribou/A4-173.htm

(no I am not affiliated, spruiking etc - just for people's interest)

Cheers all

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