THE LOSS OF FIREFLY WD869  

The impact point, marked by a mass of molten glass and aluminum debris, is a mere 20 feet below this point at the top of the mountain.

I am very grateful to Bob -Windy- Geale for his invaluable assistance in providing quality information and sharing his considerable knowledge of Naval Air Operations.

Note by Grahame:   This crash site was rediscovered by Leut Ken Alderman and I in January 1975 when we were searching for a Mitchell rumored to have forced landed on a plateau in the area.   After Ken landed the chopper on the ridge above the crash site, we and our crewmen scrambled down the steep slope to the wreckage.


The impact point, marked by a mass of molten glass and aluminum debris, is a mere 20 feet below this point at the top of the mountain.

I am very grateful to Bob -Windy- Geale for his invaluable assistance in providing quality information and sharing his considerable knowledge of Naval Air Operations.

Note by Grahame: This crash site was rediscovered by Leut Ken Alderman and I in January 1975 when we were searching for a Mitchell rumored to have forced landed on a plateau in the area. After Ken landed the chopper on the ridge above the crash site, we and our crewmen scrambled down the steep slope to the wreckage.


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