United States Marine Corps Pilots of VMF (AW) 232 (Red Devils), conversing at an office in a trailer, at Da Nang Airbase, South Vietnam. Major B A Martin in flight suit sits at a desk. He briefs another pilot, Captain Herb Jellander. Major Martin writes on a pad. Captain Jellander smiles and converses with Major. Major Martin mark positions on blackboard, explains and then rubs it off. He returns to his desk. ( Note: In July, 1967, Major Bruce A. Martin's F-8E was hit by enemy fire and he was forced to eject. He parachuted safely and was picked up.)
Shows a night time Vietcong rocket attack, just after midnight, July 15, 1967, on the United States Air Force flight line and barracks areas at the Da Nang Airbase in Vietnam. Heavy explosions and fires on the base. Fires started from secondary blasts by bombs and fuel. Aircraft destroyed included F-4 Phantom II's & C-130's. The U.S Marine Corps Fighter Squadron VMF (AW) 232, also based here, lost some of its F-8E Crusader aircraft in this attack.
United States Marine Corps pilot of Squadron VMF (AW) 232 (Red Devils), wearing flight suit and a red helmet, sits in the cockpit of an F-8E Crusader aircraft in Da Nang Vietnam. The name "Wheatley" is stenciled below the cockpit. The pilot raises two fingers to indicate start of number 2 engine. Ground crewman wearing noise suppressor headset acknowledges with two fingers.Ground crewman collects gear pins. Another ground crewman pulls chocks, hangs them on a rocket tube, and signals for the pilot to taxi. He pulls the chocks off the rocket tube as the aircraft taxis past, with its wings folded. The pilot, Major Cronkrite, unfolds wings and taxis to join the other F-8E, piloted by Wheatley, on the active runway.
(Note: On June 20, 1967 Major Charles Ligon Cronkrite experienced mechanical problems during a mission and ejected over water. He did not survive.)
United States personnel at Da Nang Air Base in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Airmen seated outside 'Theater' building. Vehicles drive past on road. Personnel walk along the road. Jeeps, trucks, scooters and bicycles on the road. A Vietnamese guard stands at Da Nang Air Base exchange entrance. Airmen walk past the gate.
United States Air Force 366th Tactical Fighter Wing at Da Nang Air Base in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Army jeeps, trucks and buses drive past on a dirt road. 366th Tactical Fighter Wing Warriors Command Post building. Sandbags wall and emblems of units assigned to the 366th Tactical Fighter Wing. Ambulances and army trucks parked outside United States Air Force dispensary and 22nd Casualty Staging Center. Vehicles drive past the Da Nang Air Base Operations building.
United States Air Force 366th Tactical Fighter Wing at Da Nang Air Base in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Army vehicles parked outside base camp area. View of the Da Nang Air Base with hills in the background. A group of airmen weight lifting and playing basketball.