Restoration of 722
722 As It Was In Vietnam
722 As It Arrived In Tampa Florida August 2005
we finally got the bird put back together. A huey crewchief came over from Patrick AFB and supervised about 10 of us broke down old men but we got it done. Now it looks like a real helicopter again. We hope to prep it in the next few weeks and then proceed with the paint job.
i will keep you posted on our progress.
Front row--Jim ,Mark, ? , Archie
Back row- Chris, Brian, ? , ? , Rick, Howard
Jim is over seer of our a/c , Mark is crewchief who supervised assembly , Archie is curator of museum ,Chris is Brians son
brian is vhpaf member ? ? are two active duty members who brought wrecker from Mcdill AFB to assemble bird
Rick is my buddy who lost a brother in law with 188th at Dau Tieng in 67
The Work Party
The Finished Project
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