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Eikoh Goya ©Stars and StripesMarine Corps Air Facility Futenma, Okinawa, January, 1963: Cpl. Eugene F. Bilson, crew chief, gives the starting signal to the pilot of a UH-34D helicopter from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163. The squadron had just returned to Okinawa after six months in Vietnam, during which they lost seven men in an accident 40 miles south of Da Nang.


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