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.
USS Enterprise (CVAN-65) during the mission in Gulf of Tonkin in Vietnam. Several aircraft, sailors and other crew members on the deck area near the ship's island structure. Number 65 in bold written on the lower portion of ship's island and A-4FSkyhawk aircraft moving on the deck. Pilot McGraw walks from the ship's island towards another aircraft parked on the deck. Lieutenant Michael McGraw inspects the aircraft engine and climbs up the port side to check the air intake. He gets inside the cockpit, tightens shoulder harness, wears helmet, shuts the canopy and takes off. Two A-4F Skyhawk aircraft landing and several other aircraft parked in background. Pilot McGraw steps down the aircraft ladder, walks with Commander Robert J. Thomas, commanding officer of attack squadron 113 who congratulates him on his 200th mission. Pilot McGraw walks on the deck passing by several aircraft parked near the ship's island. Another crew member lying and relaxing on the deck.
U.S. aircraft during on the USS Enterprise (CVAN-65) in Gulf of Tonkin, Vietnam. U.S. Navy pilots walk with different equipment on the deck. Number 65 in bold written on the lower portion of ship's island. Lieutenant Commander Paul D Stephenson walks towards an A-4F Skyhawk parked near the island. LCDR Stephenson gives his bag to crew. Pilot inspects the engines, climbs up and puts on oxygen mask. Pilot Stephenson lowers the canopy and takes off as the crew shows signal. On returning Commanding officer J L Nicholson congratulates Stephenson and both of them walk away.
USS Enterprise (CVAN-65) in Gulf of Tonkin Vietnam. U.S. Navy officers and airmen walking on the deck area near the ship's island. Number 65 in bold written on the lower portion of ship's island. Several airmen go and come out from the island. Lieutenant Commander Robert R Brennock walking towards the A-4FSkyhawk for his 200th mission. Pilot inspects the engines, climbs up. LCDR Paul Shields written on the plane beside cockpit. Brennock lowers the canopy and takes off. The A-4FSkyhawk aircraft lands and the pilot step down. As the pilot walks, the commanding officer Robert J Thomas congratulates him. A UH-2C helicopter parked on the deck and several men stand near to it.