13 April, 1966 Mortar Attack

On 13 April, 1966 the Viet Cong launched a mortar attack on Tan Son Nhut Air Base that badly damaged Blue Eagle II and damaged Blue Eagles III and VI to a lesser extent as well. It took a serious and coordinated effort on the part of the ground crew, and believe it or not, Blue Eagle II was in the air and on the air in less than a month!

  • Tail Damage
  • Tail Damage #3
  • Tail Damage #2
  • Massive Tail Damage BE II
  • Interior Damage BE II #4
  • Fuselage Damage BE II #2
  • Damage to Bottom of Tail
  • BE II Interior Damage #2
  • BE II Interior damage #1
  • BE II Fuselage Damage
  • BE II Belly Damage