Swenck, Robert Bennett, Maj

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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115H-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1970-1971, 3rd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Group
Service Years
1956 - 1971
Officer Collar Insignia
Major

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Home State
Kentucky
Kentucky
Year of Birth
1933
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Louisville
Last Address
Bien Hoa AB

Casualty Date
Nov 25, 1971
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Gia Dinh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
02W 072, Cemetery Unknown, Buried at Sea

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 1970-1971, HH-3/CH-3E Jolly Green Giant
From Year
1970
To Year
1971
   
Personal Memories
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 HH-3/CH-3E Jolly Green Giant Details
 


Aircraft/Missile Information


Later, 50 CH-3Es were modified for combat rescue missions with armor, defensive armament, self-sealing fuel tanks, a rescue hoist and in-flight refueling capability. They were redesignated HH-3Es and used extensively in Southeast Asia under the nickname "Jolly Green Giant."

USAF variants served in numerous air rescue squadrons and aerospace rescue and recovery squadons of the Military Airlift Command (MAC), rescue squadrons of the Air Combat Command (ACC) and other USAF major commands world-wide. The aircraft was also used by a number of Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard rescue squadrons. All USAF HH-3Es, to include Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard, were retired in the 1990s and replaced by the current HH-60G Pavehawk.

CH/HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
HH-3F Pelican
Specifications
Main rotor diameter 62 ft.
Fuselage Length 73 ft. 0 in.
Height 18 ft. 1 in.
Weight 22,050 lbs. loaded
Armament Provisions for two .50-cal. machine guns
Engines Two General Electric T58-GE-5 turboshaft engines of 1,500 hp. each
Crew Three
Cost $796,000
Maximum speed 177 mph.
Cruising speed 154 mph.
Range 779 miles with external fuel tanks
Service Ceiling 21,000 ft.

   
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Last Updated: Mar 24, 2009
   
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