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First three B-52 aircraft of the U.S. Strategic Air Command 4433rd Bomb Wing land at U-Tapao Air Base in Thailand

View of the first three U.S. B-52 bombers (of a force of 15) landing at U-Tapao Airbase, Thailand on April 10, 1967. These bombers hit targets in Vietnam on their way to U-Tapao. (The entire force arrived during the period from April through July, 1967, on temporary assignment from the Strategic Air Command 4433rd Bomb Wing at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam.) The B-52s are under the command of the SAC 3rd Air Division. The aircraft land with wing flaps down and deploy drag chutes to slow their ground rolls.Officers of the 4258th Strategic Wing,and Royal Thai Air Force greet the arriving aircrews. The event is recorded by photographers, along with newsmen from Japan, Thailand, United States and Philippines.

Date: 1967, April 10
Duration: 3 min 9 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Modified C-135 aircraft of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) serve as "Combat Lightning" aircraft in Vietnam War

Opening scene shows two U.S. Air Force F-105 Thunderchief aircraft taking off in pre-dawn from Vietnam on a bombing mission, in 1966, during the Vietnam War. Next, the F-105s are seen diving and dropping bombs that explode into fire and smoke on the ground. Closeup of a Strategic Air Command (SAC) KC-135 aircraft in flight. It has been modified to serve as as a "Combat Lightning" aircraft that serves as a communication link between the Tactical Air Reporting Center at Monkey Mountain, near Danang, Vietnam and ground radar, airborne radar and any U.S. aircraft operating over North Vietnam. KC-135 "Combat Lightning" crew members are seated in a briefing room at the U-Tapao Royal Thai Navy Airfield, in Thailand. A briefing officer explains their mission, using charts and a map labeled SECRET Noforn (no foreign access) showing Vietnam and the Gulf of Tonkin. The briefer points to an area in the Gulf, and sketches a figure eight, showing where and how the KC-135 should maneuver in a holding pattern during its mission. Crew members rise and leave at the end of the briefing. View of a Strategic Air Command EC-135L that arrived on May 29, 1967, along with another, to support 24 hour "Combat Lightning" operations. Ground crewman directs the EC-135L as it taxis out and then takes off, past a C-130 aircraft holding short of the active runway. (Narrator notes that by the end of July, 1967, there were four "Combat Lightning" C-135 aircraft operating at U-Tapao airfield.) View from above of EC-135L aircraft in flight above clouds, en route to its assigned location over the Gulf of Tonkin. View of radio operator inside the aircraft, who is in radio contact with U-Tapao and the aircraft they are going to relieve. View of map showing their destination figure-eight holding pattern. Radio operator establishes the same contacts used by the aircraft they are relieving, to assure continuity of communications. Remainder of the film contains extended views of the radio operator at his station and of the EC-135 aircraft in flight. Near the end, the crew's Armaments and Electronics Technician is seen pulling a piece of malfunctioning electronic gear from a rack and replacing it with a spare, stored nearby.

Date: 1967
Duration: 5 min 49 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
View from cockpit as an aircraft lands at Chiang Mai Air Base in Thailand

Pilots view from cockpit during landing of an aircraft at Chiang Mai Air Base in Thailand. Plane flies over fields in Thailand as it approaches runway number 36 at Chiang Mai AB . It taxis along the runway after landing.

Date: 1967
Duration: 59 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
View from cockpit as an aircraft approaches and lands at Nakhon Phanom Air Base runway Number 15 in Thailand

An aircraft flies over muddy fields in Thailand as it approaches the runway at Nakhon Phanom Air Base in Thailand. It lands on runway number 15 and taxis along the runway after landing. Water along the sides of the runway.

Date: 1967
Duration: 1 min 8 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
United States F-105D aircraft loaded with 750 lb bombs taxi along before taking off from Korat air base, Thailand.

United States F-105D aircraft of 34th Tactical Fighter Squadron at Korat air base in Thailand during Vietnam War. Three United States F-105D aircraft armed with 750 lb general purpose bombs taxi to the arming area at the Korat air base in Thailand. Airmen remove safety pins from the bomb rack and arm the gun nose. Aircraft lined up. A F-105 D aircraft named Dragon with a 750 lb general purpose bomb. F-105 Ds loaded with bombs and rocket pods taxi from arming area and start the take off run as they leave for a mission.

Date: 1967, June 9
Duration: 2 min 27 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson and the First Lady welcome King and Queen of Thailand in Washington D.C.

United States President Lyndon B. Johnson and the First Lady in Washington D.C., United States. King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit of Thailand visit Washington D.C. President and his wife welcome the dignitaries. The King and Queen arrive at the Executive Mansion with military Hhonor. Mrs. Johnson speaks to the Queen of Thailand.

Date: 1967
Duration: 32 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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