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    U.S. helicopters, damaged by Viet Cong fire while on missions in Vietnam, are returning to?

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    Aerial view of maintenance ship in the bay

    Various view of aviation technicians repairing helicopter parts

    CU of men working

    CH-47 Chinook Helicopter hovering over deck of the ship

    Crew moving generator trailer into position for pickup by the Chinook

    Men hooking generator trailer Chinook

    Chinook taking of, carrying generator trailer by sling load


    NOTE TO EDITORS: 70' 16mm color master released to CBS-TV for servicing TV and theatrical pool members. Color master to be forwarded to Army Pictorial Center, 35-11 35th Avenue, Long Island city 1, New York, within 72 hours.

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    Background: U.S. helicopters, damaged by Viet Cong fire while on missions in Vietnam, are returning to action in record time due to the Floating Aircraft Maintenance Facility at Cam Rahn Bay.

    The facility is the USNS CORPUS CRISTI BAY equipped with aircraft maintenance shops operated by military personnel of the 1st Transportation Corps Battalion. The ship itself is maintained by a crew of civilian personnel of the Military Sea Transport Service.

    Established in October of 1964, the 1st Transportation Corps Battalion is the first activity of this type in the U.S. Army. The battalion is made up of career soldiers who operate as full-time aviation technicians aboard the ship. The unit consists of 19 officers, 11 warrant officers and 350 enlisted men.

    Aircraft maintenance capability of the facility consists of airframe repair, aircraft engine overhaul ??? various other repair and test operations.

    The facility at Cam Rahn Bay in playing an important role in getting helicopters back into operations with a minimum of delay in maintenance repair.

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