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.
U.S. Marines in action in the Northern Provinces of South Vietnam, near the DMZ. They are seen in full combat gear, carrying small arms, including recoilless weapons, as they move across green fields where smoke is rising. Next, they are seen spread out and moving across muddy rice paddies. A U.S.jet fighter streaks across a shoreline at low altitude. Views from a Marine jet fighter bomber dropping bombs on Viet Cong targets from low altitude. Explosions on the ground are seen from behind the aircraft as it passes. Brief view from ground of bomb striking and black smoke rising. Closeup (in 1969) of two McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantoms from U.S. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232 (with Red devil insignia on their tails) flying in tight formation. View of pilot in front cockpit an F-4. Aerial view from below of the pair of F-4s. Closeup view from below, as an F-4 releases ordnance in flight. A huge explosion fills the screen as film title slate appeared reading: "Counterpunch." (narrated by Jack Webb). Sign at Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro, California, is shown. Marine sentry at entrance checks identifications of persons arriving at the gatehouse. Marines seen firing mortars, during training. A C-47 transport airplane airdrops supplies to Marines on the ground. Marines in jeeps drive across sand where a bulldozer is working on an airfield under construction. Front view glimpse of a Douglas A-4 Skyhawk aircraft taking off. A pair of Marine Boeing CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters in flight. Group of U.S. Marine Corps officers looking over a model of terrain while being briefed by a Lieutenant Colonel during training "Operation Alligator Hide" in 1967, at the White Beach Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California. Closeup of the detailed mockup of the terrain. Another officer briefs about the use of F-4 and A-4 aircraft support prior to a helicopter assault. Bombs exploding near a bridge. Marines using small 4-wheeled self-propelled open vehicles as they move along a hillside during the exercise. A Captain at a field command post states he will mark a target with white phosphorus (Willy Pete). A tank is seen maneuvering. Pilot is seen responding from cockpit of an A-4 Skyhawk aircraft. An M48A3 Medium Tank is seen on the ground and two F-4s of Squadron 232 in the air. The tank crew fires a white phosphorus round into the hillside, where it generates white smoke. An F-4 is seen flying low toward the area and a bomb explodes on the marked target. Amphibious training is seen, with Marines charging a beach from a landing craft; a tank wading ashore; Marines hit the beach from an LVTP-5 (Landing Vehicle, Tracked, Personnel); Fighter bomber dropping a bomb from offshore; glimpse of Douglas A-4 Skyhawk.
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.)