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November 25, 1980 - Avellino, Italy


330-CFD-DF-ST-82-09994:   Right side view of a U.S. Navy RH-53D “Sea Stallion” helicopter from Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Twenty-Four taxiing to the runway.  The helicopter is carrying relief supplies for rural victims of a major earthquake, November 26, 1980.   Photographed by MSGT Don Sutherland.  Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 330-CFD-DF-ST-82-09994: Right side view of a U.S. Navy RH-53D “Sea Stallion” helicopter from Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Twenty-Four taxiing to the runway. The helicopter is carrying relief supplies for rural victims of a major earthquake, November 26, 1980. Photographed by MSGT Don Sutherland. Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

On November 25, 1980, RH-53D "Sea Stallions" from Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Twenty-Four (VR-24), along with units of the U.S. Army and Air Force, began disaster-relief assistance to victims of the devasting earthquake at Avellino, Italy.  The earthquake, on November 23, killed over 3,000 persons and left many more homeless.  The Commander, Fleet Air, Mediterranean, headquartered at Naples, was direction of the U.S. military support efforts. 


330-CFD-DF-SN-09999:  A DC-8 aircraft is offloaded at Capodichino Airport, Italy.  The aircraft is carrying relief supplies for the victims of a major earthquake, November 26, 1980.  Photographed by MSGT Don Sutherland.
Caption: 330-CFD-DF-SN-09999: A DC-8 aircraft is offloaded at Capodichino Airport, Italy. The aircraft is carrying relief supplies for the victims of a major earthquake, November 26, 1980. Photographed by MSGT Don Sutherland.
Published: Thu Apr 30 08:21:06 EDT 2020