Wings the Marines of HMM-165
1973
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Operation End Sweep Patch - photo courtesy of Danny Thomasson -
Sweeping Hiaphong Harbor - Formed in front of a YW Ch-53 that was assigned to HMM-165 are: (top row, from left to right) Steve Eaton, Troy Glass, S/Sgt Sexton, Steve Burroughs, Buz Cray, (Bottom row, left to right) Sam Marie, Bill Durrett, DD Bray and Duane Kirkman. At this time, HMM-165 was a "composite" squadron composed of Ch-46s, Ch-53s and Hueys. The crewmen were specially trained to take part in mine sweeping operations in Hiaphong Harbor, North Vietnam. - photo courtesy of Bill Durrett -
On Board the USS New Orleans, Early 1973 - The crews and support personnel for the CH-46s and CH-53s of HMM-165. Included in this photo are (top row left to right) David Carter, Kevin Williams, Ed "Eggy" Eggbert, Mike "Bags" Bagly, and (top row sixth from right) Barbosa. Also (bottom row left to right): Hahn, Massey, unknown and Skiles. Click Here to view a larger version of this photo. Contact the Webmaster if you can identify other White Knights. - photo courtesy of Bill Durrett -
A Russian Trawler shadows the US Navy while the Marines of HMM-165 participate in Operation End Sweep off the coast of North Vietnam. - photo courtesy of Dan Bechtol -
Taking on Fuel - This is an LPH taking on fuel just off the coast of North Vietnam during the time that mine sweeping efforts in Hiaphong Harbour took place. - photo courtesy of Kevin Williams -
Crew Chief Kevin Williams taking a break aboard that LPH between flights to and from the Mainland, namely: Hiaphong Airfield. - photo courtesy of Kevin Williams -
Preparing for Operation End Sweep - The USS Tripoli dockside at the U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay, summer of 1973 - photo courtesy of Steve Swenson -
Preparing for Operation End Sweep - The USS Tripoli dockside at the U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay, summer of 1973 - photo courtesy of Steve Swenson -
Preparing for Operation End Sweep - The USS Tripoli dockside at the U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay, summer of 1973 - photo courtesy of Steve Swenson -
Preparing for Operation End Sweep - The USS Tripoli dockside at the U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay, summer of 1973 - photo courtesy of Steve Swenson -
Preparing for Operation End Sweep - The USS Tripoli dockside at the U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay, summer of 1973 - photo courtesy of Steve Swenson -
Preparing for Operation End Sweep - The USS Tripoli dockside at the U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay, summer of 1973 - photo courtesy of Steve Swenson -
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