Reconstruction of events from Gulf of Tonkin Incident that occurred August 2nd through 5th, 1964. USS Maddox underway in the Gulf of Tonkin. A radar operator on a scope. The man makes markings on the radar scope and passes the information over a phone. A crewman mans the radar scope. Two men work at a chart table. Both men are wearing earphones. A man on the radar scope, passing word over his phones. The Chief Quartermaster looks out over an aviation chart. He traces the route of the ship through the Gulf of Tonkin. The chart shows a route to Maddox through the Gulf of Tonkin. The hand of the Chief Quartermaster points to positions on various days.
United States planes and soldiers are rushed to Vietnam, responding to the Gulf of Tonkin crisis. U.S. Destroyer Maddox seen underway in the gulf of North Vietnam following reported skirmish with North Vietnamese torpedo boats (the "Maddox Incident.") Narrator indicates U.S. war planes from two carriers avenged the unwarranted Red communist assault with 64 sorties against North Vietnam. An airman boards a U.S. aircraft. Night view of the White House in Washington DC. President Lyndon Johnson addresses the American people in a midnight speech on August 4, 1964 describing U.S. actions in response to the Gulf of Tonkin incident. Scenes of South Vietnamese women and children evacuees looking exhausted and scared beside nearby American helicopters. The President's speech continues, including, "We Americans know, although others appear to forget, the risks of spreading conflict. We still seek no wider war." View of the United Nations building in New York and flags of various nations at the UN building. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson is seen making his report of the Gulf of Tonkin attacks to the UN Security Council and affirms U.S. position that it wants the people in Vietnam to be free of North Vietnamese intervention and agression. United States military advisors and U.S. Army soldiers board helicopters. A gunner aims at a target on the ground. Vietnamese troops accompany U.S. soldiers. South Vietnamese forces exit a helicopter and wade through water and rice paddies. U.S. soldiers advance in trucks with artillery. A Douglas TBD Devastator aircraft takes off armed with a torpedo. Another one lands at an airfield. A TBD plane, armed with a torpedo, taxis with wings folded. several TBD aircraft parked on a flight line. The President concludes his remarks referring to "firmness in the right" being indispensible for peace.
Reconstruction of events that took place during the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, 2-5 August 1964. A U.S. ship underway in the Gulf of Tonkin. The ship's doctor and a hospital corpsman simulate giving aid and saline solution to an engine man who simulates collapse from heat during Gulf of Tonkin incident. The engine man on a stretcher. A respirator is held up to the man's mouth. Saline solution bottle hanging nearby. The engine man is wiped down with alcohol by the doctor. The hospital corpsman holds the respirator over the man's mouth.
U.S. Navy F-4B aircraft of Carrier Air Wing 9 (CVW-9) being launched from deck of USS Enterprise (CVAN-65) in 1966. F-4B on catapult. F-4B launched. Steam rolls down catapult track. Blast fence lowered. Another F-4B taxis onto catapult. Personnel in background. F-4B being launched with after burners. Signal man in dungarees sending message on signal light. F-4B making recovery. F-4B on deck after recovery. Signal man sending message on signal light from rim of signal bridge. Red shirts wheeling bombs under aircraft. Activity on flight deck. Group of red shirted men. Island seen in far background. A-4C aircraft of Heavy Attack Squadron Four (VAH-4), Carrier Wing Five (CVW-5), taxiing over deck. Tow bars stacked. A-4C on deck. Tractor moves by. Aircraft being launched. Men leaving deck. Switch to the personnel on catapult. Steam rolling down the track. Green shirted men and red shirted men watch aircraft recover. Aircraft zips into the scene. F-4B's being lowered on deck edge elevator. Personnel and aircraft on flight deck.
Reconstruction of activities that took place during the Gulf of Tonkin Incident in August 1964. USS Ticonderoga underway in the Gulf of Tonkin. A U.S. Navy A-1H Skyraider aircraft being catapulted from the aircraft carrier for weapons strike. A U.S. Navy RF-8A Crusader aircraft parked on the flight deck. A photographer closes the door side of the camera area of the RF-8A aircraft. A ship of a task force on the horizon.
Reconstruction of events that took place during the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, August 2-5,1964. USS Ticonderoga underway in the Gulf of Tonkin. An aircraft parked on the flight deck of the ship. Ordnance men work on the aircraft. They load bombs in the wings section. The airplane taxis and takes off from the flight deck. Superstructure of the ship.