Chinook with water bucket fought a structure fire during Vietnam War

Helicopter Chinook water bucket Vietnam 1970 structure fire

Mike Brown, the Unit Historian for the 213th Assault Support Helicopter Company sent us some historical photos of Chinooks with water buckets fighting a massive structure fire in Vietnam. Taken January 20, 1971, the photos were in a 213th ASHC Alumni Association Photo Album maintained by Don Skipper. The file names for a few of the photos mention Saigon.

This ties in with information from Bambi Bucket about how a version of a helicopter water bucket was fabricated by the 213th ASHC in Vietnam in 1968 by then 33-year old Lieutenant Colonel Glenn Carr and others in the 213th in Phu Loi, about 15 miles north of Saigon.

A gallery of 16 photos of the Chinooks operating with water buckets in Vietnam is below the jump:

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