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Both photos are from the David Douglas Duncan Collection

Top, Marines
on the ground stand back and watch as the KC-130 piloted by CWO-3
Henry Wildfang and Maj Robert E. White hums on the Khe Sanh runway
after enemy fire set ablaze the cargo of flame throwers and bulk fuel.
A member of the ground rescue team can he seen at the tip of the wing.
Below, a rescue team chief stands exhausted looking at the foam-covered
wreckage of the aircraft. Eight of the 11 persons on hoard the aircraft
died in the crash and resulting fire.








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