Wings the Marines of HMM-165
1983
Page 2
Continuing North in the Suez Canal heading for a Black Day in history - It would appear as if this is a view of Egypt from the flight deck as the USS Tarawa as she continued her trek through the canal on the way to support the Marines in the peacekeeping forces in Beirut. - photo courtesy of Bill Betzner -
Cobras ready to join the fray - Off the Coast of Beirut - photo courtesy of Bill Betzner -
Looks as if this '46 is bringing back a load of "loot" for the squadron. I'm sure it is all official material, and none that we wouldn't want our Mothers to see. HMM165 (Composite) flew many missions of this type, as well as shuttling troops in and out of a very tense situation. What's worse, they couldn't even shoot back! Note the lack of guns in this photo. - photo courtesy of Bill Betzner -
Shellback Initiation onboard USS Tarawa LHA-1 - Cpl "Frosty" Garth (left) and HM2 "Doc" Barth - photo courtesy of HMCM(SW/FMF) Keith Paul "Doc" Barth -
HM2 "Doc" Barth readies for a joy ride on a Huey - photo courtesy of HMCM(SW/FMF) Keith Paul "Doc" Barth -
NAS Cubi Point Flight Line - HM2 "Doc" Barth (left) relaxes in the scorching heat with MSgt W. E. Switzer - photo courtesy of HMCM(SW/FMF) Keith Paul "Doc" Barth -
HM2 "Doc" Barth (left) with Cpl M. J. Rager - photo courtesy of HMCM(SW/FMF) Keith Paul "Doc" Barth -
Badass HM2 "Doc" Barth ready for a mission - Onboard USS Tarawa LHA-1 - photo courtesy of HMCM(SW/FMF) Keith Paul "Doc" Barth -
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