Aviation Photo #1134620 Cessna O-1A Bird Dog (305A/L-19A) - South Vietnam - Air Force

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On 30-Apr-1975, during the evacuation of South Vietnam, a South Vietnamese Major was desperate to save himself and his family. He took off in this exact Bird Dog with his wife & five children and headed out to sea. Without sufficient fuel to return he managed to locate the USS Midway and dropped a hand-written note requesting the helicopters be moved from the landing deck. Incredibly he managed a perfect landing. Originally with the USAF as 51-4981 before transferring to South Vietnam.
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    Cessna O-1A Bird Dog (305A/L-19A)
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    Cessna O-1 Bird Dog (305/321/L-19/OE)
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    Pensacola - NAS / Forrest Sherman Field
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    October 16, 2006
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