Dark Humor

The original owner of this photo is Mr. Floyd Parkinson, Sr. That’s him standing next to his chopper in Vietnam. Note the subdued rank on his Nomex shirt.

If you are as big a fan of military aviation nose art as I am, you’ll want to check out this archived piece in SOFREP about the Nose Art of WWII. For something really interesting, check out John Brennan’s books (two of ’em) about the nose art of helicopters in Vietnam.

Military helicopter in Vietnam
The “Electric Olive” over Vietnam. Can you find the Playboy bunny in the photo? Image courtesy of The Beejs – Flickr


Drawing of helicopters in Vietnam
AI creation from the mind of SOFREP of helicopters in Vietnam rendered in the style of Gonzo artist Ralph Steadman.