Operations of the United States troops during the Vietnam War, Vietnam. The U.S. troops search villages in the Bong Son plain area. Refugees seated on the ground. They evacuate the place.
Huey helicopters of the American First Cavalry (Airmobile) Division, land in sandy area near Bong Son, Vietnam, during a Search and Destroy operation named "White Wing," against the Viet Cong. Troops occupy defensive entrenched positions, and come under sniper fire, as the choppers depart. One soldier radios for air support. U.S. fighter bombers dive down to strafe the VC positions. Later, the troops are seen walking toward a village nearby. Taking up positions near a line of trees, American soldiers fire automatic weapons against retreating Viet Cong rear guards. Views of the U.S. troops entering the village, where several women and children stand near their thatched roofed huts. The soldiers assemble the villagers (men, women, and children) and escort them to helicopters, waiting to transport them to safer areas. Views of Vietnamese villagers climbing aboard the helicopters and flying away..
U.S. soldiers of 1st Cavalry Division in Bong Song in South Vietnam during Operation Pershing of the Vietnam War. U.S. soldiers round up Vietnamese civilians in search of Viet Cong guerrillas. A village is set on fire.
A Refugee Settlement Camp south of Dak To in South Vietnam. Colonel Everrett A. Stoutner, Deputy Commander, U.S. Army 3rd Brigade 25th Infantry Division, and officers visit the refugee camp. Major Bong, Chief of Camp, RVN Army, assembles the refugees. Major Bong briefs visiting dignitaries and takes the group around. The visitors and camp workers distribute candy and soap to the refugees. Girl sifting rice. The Camp site with Montagnard refugees showing living quarters of crudely constructed make shift tents.
A Refugee Settlement Camp south of Dak To in South Vietnam. Colonel Everrett A. Stoutner, Deputy Commander, U.S. Army 3rd Brigade 25th Infantry Division, and officers at he refugee camp. Major Bong, Chief of Camp, RVN Army, assembles the refugees. Major Bong briefs visiting dignitaries and takes the group around. Children in a line. Montagnard refugees outside their crudely constructed living quarters. Mothers with their children. Soldiers with the children. The visitors and camp workers distribute candy and soap to the refugees. Thin and skinny children stand around the soldiers.
View of the first three U.S. B-52 bombers (of a force of 15) landing at U-Tapao Airbase, Thailand on April 10, 1967. These bombers hit targets in Vietnam on their way to U-Tapao. (The entire force arrived during the period from April through July, 1967, on temporary assignment from the Strategic Air Command 4433rd Bomb Wing at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam.) The B-52s are under the command of the SAC 3rd Air Division. The aircraft land with wing flaps down and deploy drag chutes to slow their ground rolls.Officers of the 4258th Strategic Wing,and Royal Thai Air Force greet the arriving aircrews. The event is recorded by photographers, along with newsmen from Japan, Thailand, United States and Philippines.