Palm Springs Air Museum – Vietnam – The Helicopter War

Over 12,000 helicopters were used in the Vietnam War, which is why it became known as “The Helicopter War.”

Almost half of the helicopters, 5,086, were lost. Helicopter pilots and crews accounted for nearly 10 percent of all the US casualties suffered in Vietnam, with nearly 5,000 killed and an untold number of wounded. Lew Jennings flew 726 Air Cavalry Cobra Gunship Helicopter missions receiving over 50 combat decorations including Three Distinguished Flying Crosses for Valor. His presentation of “Vietnam – The Helicopter War” describes first-hand the harrowing experiences of helicopter pilots and crews in combat operations from the far South to the DMZ including the infamous A Shau Valley, Hamburger Hill, LZ Airborne and others.

Presenter: Lew Jennings
Program to be followed by a book sale and signing.

Date

Mar 30 2019

Time

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Location

Palm Springs Air Museum
745 N. Gene Autry Drive, Palm Springs, CA USA

Organizer

Palm Springs Air Museum
Phone
760-778-6262
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