174th Assault
Helicopter Company

A Rainy Dolphin Park as Seen From the POL Point

Framed between the spokes of the wheel on a fire extinguisher in POL (Petroleum, Oil, and Lubricants), in the background you can see the easternmost end of Dolphin Park. Note the detail of the uneven surface in the POL point and how the pentaprime (tar-like) covering on the landing surface has eroded from rotorwash and rain runoff. Also note the refueling hose in the foreground, laying on the ground with the nozzel placed in a metal tube in the ground. Visible at the far end of the flight line is the Duc Pho control tower. (Photo by Dave Lovett, Duc Pho, probably early 1969)