U.S. troops aboard USS Bayfield (APA-33) during Operation Piranha on the White Beach, Cap Batangan, Vietnam. Troops on the deck of USS Bayfield wait for transportation to the beachhead. Crew member swab the deck of the ship. Two armored personnel carriers LVTP-5s (Landing Vehicle Tracked, Personnel) in water.
U.S. Army Operation Piranha on the White Beach, Cap Batangan, Vietnam. Armored personnel carriers LVTP-5s (Landing Vehicle Tracked, Personnel) in water. One LVTP-5 underway near the side of a ship. Three LCTP-5s and one LCM-10 (Landing Craft, Mechanized) underway. An APD (high speed transport ship) at anchor. A man in a boat over the telephone. A U.S. Navy Sikorsky UH-34D helicopter on the deck of an LSD (Landing Ship, Dock). UH-34D takes off from USS Cabildo (LSD-16).
U.S. Marines at a field communication center on the White beach during Operation Piranha in Cap Batangan, Vietnam. Marines sit on the beach. A marine on the beach talks over a phone. A marine unit around the field communications center. Marines sit around on the beach. One in the foreground talks over a phone. Two small boys, one carrying a smaller child in his arms, move down the beach. A large group of civilians being huddled on the beach by the marines. All civilians are wearing black and are under heavy guard.
Operation Piranha in Cap Batangan, Vietnam. U.S. vessels and crafts in water. Well deck of USS Cabildo (LSD-16). The beach area. Explosions going off on hill tops from shell fire and jet bomb explosions. Some landing crafts are moving back towards the ships through water. Smoke drifts off from the hill tops in the background. An LCM (Landing Craft, Mechanized) in water and LVTP-5s (Landing Vehicle Tracked, Personnel) in water in the background.
Landing of U.S. Marines and offloading of vehicles during Operation Piranha in Cap Batangan, Vietnam. Marines drive mechanical mules on the dry beach area. LVTP-5s on the beach, one lowers its ramp. A mechanical mule off-loads from the LVTP-5. A corpsman bandages a woman's arm. LCM-10 (Landing Craft, Mechanized) in the surf. The marines wade through the deep surf towards the beach area. Anti-tank vehicle Ontos off-loading from an LVTP-5.
Operation Piranha at White Beach in Cap Batangan, Vietnam. United States Marine personnel moving down combination ladder of the USS Bayfield (APA-33) with their packs and rifles. Marines board a waiting LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel) alongside. LCVP in water.