(Gary Cooper/Stars and Stripes)

Bong Son, Vietnam, Feb. 2, 1966: Ground crewmen prepare to refuel a Scout H-13 helicopter during the 1st Air Cavalry Division’s participation in Operation White Wing. Flying “low and slow,” the pilots of the “Scout” H-13s of the 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry, were almost totally exposed to anyone shooting at them as they sat in their plastic bubbles.

Read about the Scouts and their pilots in the 1966 article here.

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