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Tragedy in the air: Black and white pictures on board Yankee Papa 13
The date was March 31, 1965.The U.S. Marines’ Helicopter Squadron 163 knew their mission. Corporal James C. Farley, the M69 gunner aboard Yankee Papa 13 has a moment of grief; Farley weeps aboard the aircraft after his lieutenant pilot succumbed to his wounds. The Cong were dug in along the tree line and just waiting for us to come into the landing zone...’ ‘We were all like sitting ducks and their raking crossfire was murderous.’ ...they had no choice but to leave the wounded pilot ..."