C-47  AGORDAT 1965

U-6  Beaver:  MM had at least 3 U-6 Beavers, one of which was damaged beyond economic repair.

AERIAL VIEW N-1901R

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N-1901R CRASH SITE BEFORE RECOVERY

...and the fuselage was trucked back to Liddetta Airport. 

N1902R crashed during takeoff from Drifter field camp near Fiche some time around February 1965.

N1903R was blown off a mountain by a wind gust near Gondar in 1965 or early 1966. 

The hulk was taken to the Addis city dump after which it completely disappeared in a matter of less than 3 hours.

UH-1B N1904R was burned by the Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF) north of Keren in July 1965. 

DAMAGED AIRCRAFT

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Additional remarks concerning this accident from UH-1B helicopter pilot 1LT Pete Orlin:

"Bob Rose was a great pilot. I had him for an advanced instructor at Ft. Rucker, Alabama. He was the finest helicopter pilot I ever flew with. He was an artist with the Huey, especially at auto-rotations. The only reason that everyone survived the crash was because of his exceptional skill." 

The wings of the U-6 were flown out by C-47...

The following three photos were provided by Col. Elbert D. Berry (Ret.)

Col. Berry was the Commanding Officer of the 64th Engineer Battalion in 1968, and was a passenger on this flight.​​