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Photos of Firebases
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in Vietnam

Burning the shit barrels in Nam
8:00am   Burning the crap barrels
101st at FSB Veghel
Photo: Don Aird


INDEX
(for more Vietnam firebases see: 15th Places)


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An Khe - the "Golf Course"
   
The "Golf Course" at An Khe An Khe in the early days
The 1st Cav at An Khe
East side looking West.
RVN-1966  Photo by:
John Nielsen, Aviator
A Troop 1/9th Cav

   
An Khe in the
early days of
1967
Photo: Jim Bracewell
Co B, 229th Avn Bn

   
An Khe in the early days C-130 off the end of the Golf Course runway
An Khe in the
early days
Photo: Jim Bracewell
Co B, 229th Avn Bn

   
C-130 ran out
of runway landing
at the Golf Course
Photo: Jim Bracewell

   
FSB Aries
   
Huey 'Slicks' at FSB Aries FSB Aries resupply by a Chinook
FSB Aries- March 71
Slicks bringing grunts out
War Zone D
B/1/21st Arty- 1st Air Cav
Dennis(Frenchy) Proulx

   
FSB Aries- March 71
War Zone D
Resupply/Chinook
B/1/21st Arty- 1st Air Cav
Dennis(Frenchy) Proulx

   
FSB Aries 105mm Slicks of the 1st Air Cav at FSB Aries
FSB Aries 105's
March 71 - War Zone D
B/1/21st Arty 1st Air Cav
Dennis(Frenchy) Proulx

   
1st Air Cav 'Slicks'
on the ground
B/1/21st Arty 1st Air Cav
Dennis(Frenchy) Proulx

   
Frenchy and his buddies at Aries in 1971
FSB Aries in early '71
1st Air Cav, 1/21st Arty
Dennis(Frenchy) Proulx

   
FB Aquarius
   
Sign at Firebase Aquarius Firebase Aquarius
C Btry 2/17th Arty
Shoot, Move & Communicate
THE GUNS OF AQUARIUS
Photo: Michael Burke

   
Firebase Aquarius
C Btry 2/17th Arty
Late 1970 - Early 1971
Photo: Michael Burke

   
FSB Athena
   
FSB Athena fire mission 175mm gun
FSB Athena - 175sp
Kontum - early 1970
C Btry 6/14th Arty
1st Field Forces
Photo: Dennis Proulx

   
C Battery 175mm
6/14th Arty - 1970
FSB Athena
1st Field Forces
Photo: Dennis Proulx

   
Ba To
   
Entry to Ba To Special Forces Camp Ba To Special Forces Camp
Entry sign read:
"The battered
  bastards of Ba To"

Photo: Jim Bracewell

   
Ba To Special
Forces Camp
in 1967
Photo: Jim Bracewell

   
LZ Baldy
   
LZ Baldy LZ Baldy
LZ Baldy
February 1968
Photo: Robert Flynn

   
LZ Baldy
1968
Photo: Robert Flynn

   
LZ Baldy airstrip LZ Baldy rock bunker
LZ Baldy airstrip
1968
Photo: Robert Flynn

   
LZ Baldy - 1968
rock bunker
Photo: Robert Flynn

   
LZ Blackhawk
   
Deadly Dealer II
"Deadly Dealer II"
A Btry 7/15 FA
July 21, 1970
Photo: Gary McBride

    
LZ Buffalo
   
LZ Buffalo


LZ Buffalo - 1/92nd
Route QL19 - 1971
Photo: 15th webmaster

   



   
Bu Prang
   
Montagnard gun crew near Bu Prang Bu Prang 105
SF 105 at Camp A-236
Montagnard gun crew
on a 105mm M101A1
Photo: Mike Burke 1970

   
Special Forces fire
mission called into
A-236 by an F.O.
Photo: Mike Burke 1970

   
Chu Lai
   
 
Chu Lai can be seen in the background across the bay
Entrance to D/6/56 Arty
Chu Lai is across bay
in the background
Photo: Edward Donato

   
FSB Currahee
   
FSB Currahee FB Currahee
First known as Ta Bat.
On the floor of A Shau,
a few clicks from Dong Ap
Bia (Hamburger Hill) 1969
Photo: Roger Dent

    
B/2/11 Arty went in with
all 6 guns and an Infantry
platoon on 9 or 10 May
1969
Photo: Roger Dent

   
Cobra and peace lovers at FSB Currahee Griffins 66, C/co,101st ARA
Cobra and peace signs
at the firebase in 1969
Photo: 'Raspberry' Reed

   
Cobra - Griffins 66
C Co, 101st ARA
Photo: 'Raspberry' Reed

   
Sky crane at FSB Currahee Huey gunship at FSB Currahee in 1969
Sky crane
over Currahee
Photo: 'Raspberry' Reed

   
Huey gunship
in 1969
Photo: 'Raspberry' Reed

   
FSB Currahee from the air Operation Apache Snow in the Ashau Valley
Aerial shot of
firebase in 1969
Photo: 'Raspberry' Reed


   
Operation 'Apache
Snow' was staged
here in 1969
Photo: 'Raspberry' Reed

   
Dak To
   
Air view of DakTo
Dak To
Photo: E. Ray Austin

   
FB Doris K
   
Firebase Doris K near Ban Me Thuot
C Btry 2/17th Arty, 1970
Ban Me Thuot
Photo: Michael Burke

   
LZ English
   
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LZ English
1968
Photo: Robert Flynn

   
LZ English
1968
Photo: Robert Flynn

   
FSB Green
   
Directing fire from Cobra gunships at FSB Green
Teaching NFG how to
direct Cobra fire into
treeline - 1st Air Cav
1/21st Arty
Dennis (Frenchy) Proulx

   
LZ Hammond
   
'Bird Dog' flying out of LZ Hammond LZ Hammond
O-1 Bird Dog flying out
of LZ Hammond used by
Air Observers for 7/15th
Photo: Hans Dollhausen

   
LZ Hammond
in 1966
Photo: Jim Bracewell
Co B, 229th Avn Bn

   
Jim Bracewell in front of his Huey at LZ Hammond
Pilot Jim Bracewell
next to Huey in 1966
Photo: Jim Bracewell

   
FSB Henderson
   
FSB Henderson FSB Henderson
'Outgoing Freight'
FSB Henderson
B Btry 2/11 Arty
May 1970
Photo: Ed Schultz

   
FSB Henderson
the next day.
B Btry 2/11 Arty
May 1970
Photo: Ed Schultz

   
FSB Illingsworth
   
LZ Illingsworth LZ Illingsworth
A/2/32 following a fierce
battle for the firebase
Photo: Ralph Jones

   
A/2/32 lost 3 men here, and
a total of 24 Americans died.
Photo: Ralph Jones

   
Eight-inch Howitzer following battle
Eight-inch being righted
after battle April 1, 1970
Photo: Ralph Jones

   
LZ Jenny
   
LZ Jenny
Photo: Chas Hurst

   
LZ Joan
   
Land mine victim
Land mine victim
Duc Co
Photo: Dave Fogg

   
Kontum
   
Kontum FDC in 1970 TankKontum.jpg (42826 bytes)
C Btry 6/14th Arty
1st Field Forces
FDC Kontum 1970
Photo: Dennis Proulx


   
Tank(dead) on perimeter
Kontum, Central Highlands
Tank was supposed to scare
VC (ARVN's thought) - 1970
Photo: Dennis Proulx

   
FSB Lash
   
FSB Lash following a 'Daisy Cutter' drop to prep the area for 2/11 Airmobile insertion FSB Lash during operation "Massachusetts Striker"
"Daisy Cutter" bomb
dropped to prep FSB
Lash for 2/11 Airmobile
Photo: Roger Dent

   
FSB Lash during Op
"Massachusetts Striker"
2nd Bn / 11th Artillery
Photo: Roger Dent

   
LZ Lowboy
   
LZLowBoy.jpg (60480 bytes)
LZ Lowboy
Photo: Duane Geisen

   
FSB Noble
   
After a 'Daisy Cutter' cleared FSB Noble B Battery/1st Bn/21st Artillery - 1st Cav
After "Daisy Cutter"
cleared the area
B Btry 1/21st Arty
1st Air Cav early 71
Dennis(Frenchy) Proulx

   
FSB Noble- Feb 71
War Zone D- 105's
B/1/21st Arty- Ist Cav Div
Dennis(Frenchy)Proulx


   
Shower at FSB Noble Resupply Chinook
Showers at FSB Noble
Feb 71 - War Zone D
B/1/21st Arty- 1st Air Cav
Dennis(Frenchy) Proulx

   
Resupply Chinook
1st Air Cav - Early '71
1/21st Artillery
Dennis(Frenchy) Proulx

   
Plei Djereng
   
175PlDjer.jpg (15836 bytes) Howitzer gun pit at Plei Djereng
One of two 175mm
guns at New Plei
Djereng - 1967
Photo: Kenneth Anderson

   
M110 8-inch
Howitzer gun pit
in 1967
Photo: Kenneth Anderson

   
175mm gun launching a round from Plei Djereng
175mm gun firing in
Fall 1969 - 6/14 Arty
Photo: Charlie Jefferson

   
Plei Me
   
SF Camp Plei Mi
This SF Camp was
over-run in '66
Photo: 'Raspberry' Reed

   
FSB Rendezvous
   
FSB Rendezvous from the air FSB Rendezvous
8-inch fired support
for FSB Currahee
Photo: 'Raspberry' Reed

   
Photo: Bernie Shufelt
Radio Platoon, A Co.
501st Signal Bn, 101 Abn Div

   
FSB Rendezvous bunker FSB Rendezvous smoke
FSB Rendezvous
digging out after the rains
Photo: Bernie Shufelt

   
Chopper crash on pad
below bunker, mid-1969
Photo: Bernie Shufelt

   
LZ Ross
   
Changing 155mm tubes, A Btry, 1st Bn, 30th FA, 1st Air Cav Div, at LZ Ross, January 1968
Changing 155mm tubes
A Btry, 1st Bn, 30th FA,
1st Air Cav Div, at LZ Ross,
Jan 1968.  Photo: 30th FA
Assn & Dan Gillotti

   
LZ Sandy
   
PF bunker at LZ Sandy Drag racing a 5/4 ton
PF Bunker with
celebration banner
Photo: Jim Baggett

   
Drag racing a
5/4 ton at the LZ
Photo: Jim Baggett

   
The GrandBunker Satchel charge
GrandBunker with
time capsule nearby
Photo: Jim Baggett

   
Satchel charge brought
into FDC Bunker by PF's
Photo: Jim Baggett

   
FB Six
  
Fire Base 6
Fire Base 6
Photo: E. Ray Austin

   
Tan Cahn
   
Convoy moving thru Tan Cahn Aftermath of a 122mm rocket attack
Convoy in
Tan Cahn
Photo: E. Ray Austin

   
1970 - Deuce and a half
hit by a 122mm rocket
Dennis(Frenchy) Proulx

   
Tan Son Nhut Air Base
   
HAWK missiles of C Battery, 56th Artillery at Tan Son Nhut Air Base C Battery, 56th Artillery, Orderly Room at Tan Son Nhut in late 1968
C Battery, 56th Artillery
HAWK missiles
in late 1968
Photo: Eddie Donato


   
Looking from main gate
at the Orderly Room of
C Battery, 56th Artillery
in late 1968
Photo: Eddie Donato

   
Looking from main gate toward guard tower 4 56thTSNAB4.jpg (17076 bytes)
Looking from the gate
toward guard tower 4
in center of photo
Photo: Eddie Donato

   
C Battery area, 56th
Artillery, Americal.
Church was off the base
Photo: Eddie Donato

   
C/6/56th HAWK illuminator "rabbit ears"
SGT Bright on one
of the illuminators
"Rabbit Ears" C/6/56
Photo: Eddie Donato

   
Tay Ninh
   
TayNinhHQ.jpg (62105 bytes)
HQ sector
6/15th FA
Photo: Dick Brown

   
FSB Veghel
   
FSB Veghel FSB Veghel
155 battery
Photo: Don Aird

   
Moving a 155
Photo: Don Aird

   
105 at Veghel Veghel
105 at Veghel
Photo: Don Aird

   
Moving a 155
Photo: Don Aird

   
Chinook lifting a 155 Howitzer General Abrams visit
Moving a 155
Photo: Don Aird

   
General Abrams visit
Photo: Don Aird

   
Building Veghel Don Aird at Veghel
Building Veghel
Photo: Don Aird

   
Don Aird at Veghel
Photo: Don Aird

   
Road to Veghel FDC at Veghel
Road to Veghel
Photo: Don Aird

   
Temporary FDC
Photo: Don Aird


   

  

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