U.S. Air Force C-130 airdrop operations in 1968, during Vietnam War. C-130 aircraft in flight. View of supplies being airdropped. View from inside cabin of a C-130, as South Vietnamese paratroopers jump from the aircraft. A heavy pallet of supplies being pulled onto a runway by parachutes, from the rear of a low-flying C-130. Scene shifts to October 14, 1973,at Lod International Airport, Tel Aviv, Israel, where a U.S. Air Force Military Airlift Command C-5 aircraft is unloading 186,200 pounds of military assistance cargo, at the start of the U.S. "Nickel Grass" airlift operation. Pallets of ammunition are seen being offloaded, followed by a 175mm self-propelled gun, covered with wooden cargo boxes. Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir and other observers watch stand on the airport ramp. Golda Meir meets and greets members of the U.S. Air Force crew.
U.S. General Officers planning for the U.S. Army 101st Air Cavalry Division's Operation Somerset Plain ( A Search and Destroy Mission to prevent North Vietnam Army elements from reentering the A Shau Valley, in Thua Thien Province, South Vietnam). U.S. Officers including Major General Melvin Zias, Brigadier General John, S Lekson, Marine Major General C B Drake discussing a map with Lieutenant Colonel Daniel G. Sharp, Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, 502 Infantry Regiment. August,1968.
United States Lieutenant General William R. Peers and men from the Peers Inquiry Group arrive in My Lai 4 village in South Vietnam. They interview witnesses and make an on-site inspection of the village. The Inquiry Group investigates about the alleged My Lai massacre incident of March 1968. Mr. Robert MacCrate and Mr. Jerome K. Walsh also arrive in the village. A helicopter lands in the village. The Inquiry Group members visit the burnt houses. Damaged buildings in view. Rubble on the ground. Wrecked material scattered on the ground.
1st Air Cavalry Dv. of Operation Delaware. Group of soldiers seen on the ground at Camp Evans. UH-1D copter land and a group of soldiers get down. Pictures of helicopter leaving and soldiers walking through a bushy path. 17 April 1968.
1st Air Cavalry Dv. of Operation Delaware. Smoke rising from the ground. UH-1Ds helicopters flying in the air. 19 April 1968.
1st Air Cavalry Dv. of Operation Delaware. CH-47 helicopter seen with load of supplies. Wreckage of CH-47. Soldiers seen adjusting 105mm Howitzer and marking some path. Officers talking amongst themselves. 22 April 1968.