Coverage of joint USAF - Navy participation in construction of air base at Phu Cat. Shows arrival of men and equipment. U.S. military men offload lumbar. Truck convoy en route to base construction site. Flatbed transport truck gets stuck in a mud hole. Erection of early facilities including mess hall, 120 kilowatt power generator and water purifier. Airmen and sentry dogs patrol base perimeter.
Broad view of the valley in which the Phu Cat base is taking shape during construction. Many structures are already complete. Hills visible in distance. Areas of newly cleared earth visible. Carpenters seen on roof of a building being framed, in a row of wooden buildings. Closeup of U.S. Airmen (members of 819th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers, AKA RED HORSE). They are installing corrugated asbestos cement roofing sheets on a new building. View of Airmen on ground handing roofing sheets up to installers. View of a man in fatigues and cap smoking a cigarette, as he watches the airmen work. (He wears no military insignia, and is possibly a civilian working with the onstruction consortium: RMK-BRJ (Raymond International & Morrison-Knudsen, Brown & Root & J.A. Jones Construction.) The Airmen of 819th pause for the camera, then reach out and install some more roofing panels.
Interiors of AC-119G Shadow shows gunners loading and preparing 7.62 mm mini guns for firing at Phu Cat Air Base, Vietnam. Trail seen through Night Observation Device. Crewman inspects loaded flare ejector inside AC-119G Shadow. Crewman depresses the fire alarm button on the flare ejector controls
View of darkened Illuminator beam in the sky at Phu Cat Air Base, Vietnam. Illuminator controls aboard AC-119G Shadow aircraft.
Unit insignia on a board reads 17th Special Operations SQ Shadow-'Deny Him The Dark' at Phu Cat Air Base, Vietnam. Another insignia shows list of Unit officials.
Flares and tracers streak through dark sky. Mini gun from AC-119G Gunship fires shots and illuminator at Phu Cat Air Base, Vietnam.