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Seawolf Down5742 Reads
Early on the morning of December 3, 1971, Paddy Control contacted Dustoff Operations with an emergency scramble mission. A Navy Seawolf helicopter had just given a mayday call near Tra Vinh, indicating he had been hit by enemy fire and was going down. We scrambled immediately, and Paddy vectored us to the coordinates where he'd last seen the Seawolf on radar.
It took us approximately fifteen minutes to get there. That fifteen minutes probably seemed like two hours to the Seawolf crew, but we were asking of the 'H' model Huey all she could give us without busting airspeed and torque redlines.
Note: by David Freeman
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