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kid purington
   I have an idea who the gunner might have been in this pic .. do you.?

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Jim Plona
Well it's Red on La Puta.  And who were the Seawolves at the back of 315?
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kid purington
     Maybe Pap or Tip , Bill.?  before my time, before 6 moved ashore to SOD .. soo" really aye don't
    know , still , I agree that's Red in the door, Craig in left.? black helmet

     You were probably there when this photo was taken ... are you in the net.?

      LST 846 USS Jennings County
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P. Albertine
yards and yards of extra space...   always amazed at how much space available for landing / takeoff on the LST's v a YRBM...    burnt my hand several time grabbing the pito (sp?) tube trying to get around the front of the aircraft while not falling into the net....   and hanging out over the 'Last Chance Saloon" to grease the 90 gearbox...   and the most pucker factor move, watching the exhaust temp climb on a hot sultry night op, and pilot backing up to get that extra 4 foot of deck space for a successful lift....   year later crewing CH53 in HM-12 landing on USS Vancouver, looking down at the acres of deck space and the power of the 53 was like...   flying first class
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kid purington
 
          I never berth'd on a YRBM.. spent my Nam tours on land, four different base locations and LST's, at least three that I recall.. always enjoyed the crew, sailors that I met on them.. Well I came across these photo's, and yah, I see what you mean about tight quarters.





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Michael La Bella (ROH)
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He was our 50 guy on det 3 in 69-70 but dont have his name.,

that is, left to right , Cmdr Lee, the red cover is the one you are talking about next one?, Me.and the last one was the airman we had on there, Green?
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