Contributed by Bill Haupt
Every picture tells a story. My CO in this unit was a grunt Marine in Guadacanal. He flew fixed wing in Korea.
He always flew his “Hog” UH1B in first to draw fire. The pictured ship was the only one in the unit with shark’s teeth. Somehow the Flying Tiger association found out about it and complained (WHAAAAA!) and the teeth had to be removed!
We flew assaults, rescue and dustoff’s and only lost one pilot while I was there. He was reassigned to the 161st AHC prior to his death.
Bill Haupt, President, Sunshine State Chapter, 101ST Airborne Division Association, inc.