The Illustrated Chickenhawk / 03 Sandstorm at Tuy Hoa

Vietnam prints by Robert Mason

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03 Sandstorm at Tuy Hoa

Resler (Gerald Towler) is battling the winds on the beach at Tuy Hoa. In the background, Stoopy Stoddard is reinforcing the sand-bagged walls with sand at our tent. We earlier flew in with our Hueys. Airspeeds of 60 Kts, ground speed a walk; heading: upwind, 90 degrees from our track across the beach for the landings. One of our biggest problems while we laagered here for a week was the sand getting into the Huey's turbine engine.