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MH-53J "Pave Low III"
20th SOS/1st SOW, Hurlburt Field, FL, USA

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68-10356 1st war mission, White team, leader
1st coalition aircraft on Kuwait City Intl.
1st coalition aicraft at U.S. embassy in Kuwait City
 
68-10357Magnum  
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68-10364  Photo 1
68-10367 1st war mission, White team, chalk 2Photo 1
68-10369 1st war mission, Red team, chalk 2 
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68-10930 Pilot Capt Tom Trask
Copilot Capt Maj Mike Homan
Left gunner MSgt Tim Hadrych
Callsign "Moccasin 05"
"Slate 46" (F-14A+) pickup during Desert Storm
1st successful combat rescue since Vietnam
Video on Youtube
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69-5795 Crashed in desert, lost tail, repaired 
69-5797  Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3
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70-1630 1st war mission, Red team, leader 
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* Wingman - Callsign "Moccasin 04" - Pilot Capt Mike Kingsley, Copilot Capt Mike Beard

MH-53J "Pave Low III"
21st SOS/39th SOW, RAF Woodbridge, UK

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68-8284   
69-5784   
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70-1626 "Corvette 03"(F-15E) rescue attempt 

Info from Wayne Fowler about 68-10357:

Hello Jakub. My info comes from people who were there in the squadron. They all claim this aircraft was involved in Desert Storm with various mission claims (some crews have said that this aircraft was the MH-53 which lead the opening assault by Army AH-64's on the Iraqi radar station, and other crews have said that this aircraft was the aircraft which rescued Lt. Devon Jones) associated to this airframe. I have not any positive proof at this point however at this point in time. I am told this aircraft was in desert camouflage (brown/tan camo with three white tail stripes) during Desert Storm. I am concerned about accuracy because this aircraft is considered significant by the MH-53 community, and some missions attributed to it may not be accurate. It was considered by all within the squadron as one of the most reliable aircraft of the MH-53's and a crew favorite. During operations in Iraq, the aircraft was given forbidden decoration (aircraft were not to carry names or nose art) with the name 357 MAGNUM painted in a light gray along the walkways on the upper fuselage. A place where it would not be seen by commanding officers. The name MAGNUM comes from the movie "Dirty Harry" with Clint Eastwood where the gun he carries is a Smith and Wesson .357 Magnum Python handgun. It is actually quite a large calibre gun. Because of the serial number on the aircraft "357" the crews named the aircraft MAGNUM.

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