Air Rescue of Downed Pilots
At Danang Air Force Base was a rescue squadron dedicated to bringing downed pilots back home. They lived in air conditioned trailers and ate the very best of food every meal. They deserved it. They had the most dangerous job in the Air Force. Many of them never made it back. They flew in huge "Jolly Green Giant" helicopters and were protected by A1E Skyraiders a propeller fighter/bomber from the Korean War era. These planes were used because they flew slow enough to put in ordinance more acurately than the jets. The men working on these rescue operations put their lives on the line every day.
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