Vietnamese refugees soon after arriving in the United States after the Vietnam War fall of Saigon. A Vietnamese girl seated next to a man using a radio to communicate. In the Refugee Center, a man writes names of refugees with their tent assignments. Air Force personnel and volunteers at work in the Center.
Aerial view of temporary encampment for Vietnamese refugees at Eglin Air Force base in Valparaiso, Florida. View of the tents and barracks buildings, recreation areas, and roads in the camp, as seen in May 1975, soon after the fall of Saigon, near the end of the Vietnam War.
U.S. airlift of Vietnemese refugees during the Vietnam war.
Vietnamese refugees clog roads as the walk south carrying their possessions. Some are seen leaving buses qnd boarding by the rear ramp of a U.S. Air Force C-141 aircraft of the Military Airlift Command (MAC), at Tan Son Nhut airfield, Saigon, Vietnam. Numerous boats arriving at southern port in Vietnam, carrying refugees. A MAC C-141 taking off with refugees, behind a Pan American World Airways, Boeing 747jet transport, contracted by MAC to provide additional airlift. A U.S. airman assisting refugees in the airport lounge. Glimpse of a MAC C-141 in flight. Refugees crowded, sitting on the floors, in the airport in the airport terminal.
Evacuation of Americans and South Vietnamese refugees from Saigon during Operation Frequent Wind. Large group of evacuees on deck of aircraft carrier USS Midway. Former Vice President of South Vietnam, Nguyen Cao Ky, is seen leaving a helicopter and being escorted across the deck. Midway's deck crew prepares for emergency landing of a Cessna L-19/O-1 airplane, carrying a family of 7 persons. Lacking a radio headset, the pilot dropped a note that requested permission to land. The deck had been cleared of several helicopters (pushed overboard) to make room for the Cessna to land. A fire truck and firefighters stand ready. The Cessna aircraft is seen circling the Midway and setting up a landing pattern, above the ship. It lands smoothly on the carrier deck. The pilot, South Vietnamese Air Force Major Ly Bung, and his wife, are seen walking across the deck. Major Ly Bung holds his arm up acknowledging the other evacuees on board. (Note: This Cessna O-1 airplane was eventually brought to the U.S. and can be seen in the National Museum of Naval Aviation, at the U.S. Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida.)
Scenes on flight deck of the USS Midway (CVA-41) during evacuation of Americans and South Vietnamese from Saigon. A South Vietnamese VNAF Ch-47 Chinook helicopter is seen being moved by a tug. Republic of Vietnam flag and letters: GNP painted on its fuselage. VNAF UH-1D/H Huey helicopters are being moved as close together as possible to make room on the deck.. Aerial view of the helicopters parked on the deck.
Vietnamese refugees arriving in the United States near the end of the Vietnam War, after the fall of Saigon. Tents in the background at the Vietnamese Refugee Processing Center of Eglin Air Force Base, outside Valparaiso, Florida. A sign board near a tent reads 'Airline ticket office'. An officer talks to a refugee family. The family consists of an older man, Mr. Ky Ly, who is present with his son and his son's family. His son is Mr. Thuyen Ly, a Vietnamese C-130 aircraft Commander with the 435th Squadron at Tan Son Nhut airbase. Also seen are Mr. Ly's wife, Mrs. Bich-Thuy Nguyen, and their two children, 5 year old Quyen Ly and 3 year old Vuong-Kha Ly. The Ly family speaks with a U.S. Air Force officer. Tents in the area. The Ly family seen walking in the tent complex. They enter a tent. The older Mr. Ly removes his glasses and a man takes his photograph for an identification card. Mr. Thuyen Ly sits for a photograph. A man takes his photograph. At a finger printing station, a man takes thumb impressions of Vietnamese refugees arriving in the United States.