Albanese, John Ernest, Jr., Sgt

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
113X0-Flight Engineer
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 56th Air Commando Wing
Service Years
1965 - 1968
Enlisted Collar Insignia

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Nakhon Phanom RTAFB

Casualty Date
May 23, 1968
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery - St. Louis, Missouri
Wall/Plot Coordinates
66E 005

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 2003-2003, HH-3/CH-3E Jolly Green Giant
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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
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: May 23, 2010
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