These photos are of a helicopter crash in the Subic Bay area that occurred at approximately 1000 on 11 June 1970. The U.S. Marine Corps UH-1E was operating in support of a training exercise conducted by elements of the 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division located on Okinawa. The Battalion was part of a Naval Amphibious Task Force that was deployed to Subic Bay for several months of training.  The accident was near an area then known as Green Beach. These photos were taken by PH2 Leroy Palmer of the Fleet Air Photo Lab, Cubi Point.  Hopefully, they contain some key terrain features that will identify the location of the site, e.g. name of the mountain, names of the mountains in the background, etc.  It would be especially helpful if anyone could provide information on the exact location of TACAN 48, NAS Cubi Point.

Anyone with info please contact Fred Kuhn at.
Thank You!

There will be a map added to this section to aid in locating the exact area this accident occurred There are eight photos below. Some are very large and will take time to download. Please be patient.

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