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.
Segment of movie showing activities of Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. It was captured by U.S. and South Vietnam forces during Operation Junction City, in 1967. It shows Viet Cong digging deep trench in the jungle, circa 1965.
U.S. Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, use trenching tools to dig foxholes during Operation Big Spring,February 4, 1967,14 miles North of Chin Hoi, South Vietnam. One soldier takes time out to adjust his socks and boots. Another is seen speaking on a field telephone.
Aerial view of an LKA (Amphibious cargo Ship) with barge at her starboard side, in extremely calm waters of Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. Several fast-moving 15 foot Boston Whaler (Skimmer) boats are seen crossing the bay. (Note: Such boats were assigned to Inshore Undersea Warfare Group One, Western Pacific Detachment, AKA, IUWG-1 WESTPAC DET. The first 4 Skimmers arrived in country on January 3, 1967 and were assigned to Unit 2 at Cam Ranh Bay. Reportedly, the one seen armed with the M60 machine gun, is boat # 72.) Aerial views of the coastline, with shoals, are seen, and a freighter anchored in the bay, surrounded by barges. On a promontory overlooking the bay, are seen buildings and a lookout and searchlight tower, that are part of the Harbor Entrance Control Post (HECP).
United States Marine Corps Pilots of VMF (AW) 232 (Red Devils), conversing at an office in a trailer, at Da Nang Airbase, South Vietnam. Major B A Martin in flight suit sits at a desk. He briefs another pilot, Captain Herb Jellander. Major Martin writes on a pad. Captain Jellander smiles and converses with Major. Major Martin mark positions on blackboard, explains and then rubs it off. He returns to his desk. ( Note: In July, 1967, Major Bruce A. Martin's F-8E was hit by enemy fire and he was forced to eject. He parachuted safely and was picked up.)
Shows a night time Vietcong rocket attack, just after midnight, July 15, 1967, on the United States Air Force flight line and barracks areas at the Da Nang Airbase in Vietnam. Heavy explosions and fires on the base. Fires started from secondary blasts by bombs and fuel. Aircraft destroyed included F-4 Phantom II's & C-130's. The U.S Marine Corps Fighter Squadron VMF (AW) 232, also based here, lost some of its F-8E Crusader aircraft in this attack.