STAND BY TO HOIST AN ANGEL

Published in the August 1980 issue of Naval Aviation News
Author Unknown Photo Credit: Major D. P. Reichert, USMC

Not really. Marine Corps Major D. P. Reichert photographed this CH-53, which was actually unloading a 105mm Howitzer during the April 1979 open house at MCAS El Toro. The Blue Angel Skyhawk just appears to be the subject of a pickup. Specks of the helo's fuselage are actually blades of freshly-mown grass stirred up by the rotor blades.

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