Operation 'Jackstay' in Vung Tau, Vietnam. A Swift Boat (Patrol Craft, Fast ) PCF-26 underway on the Dong Tranh River. Patrol Craft PCF-31 underway. A shoreline in the background. A man stands up on the bow of PCF-26 boat. A man stands in the background aboard PCF-31. A man mans the twin machine guns aboard PCF-26. Other crew men stand on the deck. They stand around a 50 caliber machine gun. Crewmen aboard PCF-31 talk to men aboard PCF-26. Crewmen smoke as they stand by the twin machine gun. PCF-26 backs off from PCF-31. A man smokes aboard the boat. 50 caliber machine gun in view. A crewman stands in the background. PCF-26 underway in the river.
Operation 'Jackstay' in Vung Tau, Vietnam. Several ships at anchor in Dong Tranh River. A Swift Boat underway. A 50 caliber machine gun in the boat. A life jacket hangs from the gun mount. A United States flag flies in the breeze. A crew member looks out over the water. A shoreline in the background. The Swift Boat underway en route to Cat-Lo naval base. A crew man stands on the deck. A merchant tug and a barge underway. Junk being passed in the river by Patrol Craft PCF-31. Crewmen cover the 50 caliber machine gun.
Operation 'Jackstay' in Vung Tau, Vietnam. The USS Princeton (CV-37) underway in Dong Tranh River. A Deck Petty Officer gives a signal for a helicopter lift off. A man talks over a telephone behind him. A shoreline in the background. The officer gives signal for take-off. Crewmen on the flight deck. Helicopter UH -34D lands on the flight deck. Men rush up with a stretcher. Men offload wounded men on stretchers. A wounded man is carried on a stretcher by three other wounded men. The wounded men lowered on the elevator to the hangar bay level en route to the sick bay. Personnel stand around the wounded men. The elevator arrives to flight deck level. Seriously wounded men are taken back to helicopters for removal to shore facilities. Men arrive at the side of helicopters with stretchers. Armored jackets lying on the deck.
Operation Jackstay in Vietnam. The shoreline of the Dong Tran River. A PCF (Patrol Craft) in the background. A 50 caliber machine gun mounted on the stern of the craft. The bank of the river in view. An operator sits on an ammunition box in th background on the fantail. The operator of the machine gun sits near the gun and looks towards the shoreline. BMC (Chief Boatswain's Mate) C.P. Gernigan fires the 50 caliber machine gun. He swings the gun back to its normal position. The chief and one of the crew toss empty shells over the side. The shoreline in view.
Operation Jackstay in Vietnam. A PCF-26 (Patrol Craft) underway in the Dong Tran River. A man at the controls of the craft. EN2 (Engineman Second Class) Gunter is wounded during a patrol. The chief C.P. Gernigan bandages his wounded arm aboard the craft. EN2 Gunter on a 50 caliber machine gun on the stern. BMC (Chief Boatswain's Mate) on the 50 caliber machine gun. Second crewman stands in the background. He wears a helmet and an armored vest. A machine gun on another craft. A crewman with an M-16 rifle. He stands by the 50 caliber machine gun manned by Chief Boatswain's Mate.
Crew aboard Landing Craft Mechanized (LCM) in Dong Ha, Vietnam during the Vietnam War. LCM-8 passes. A LCM-8 underway. Coxswain of the LCM-8 guiding craft into area at Cau Viet. A LCM-8 underway at a slow speed. A fork lift loads crate aboard LCM-8. Operator of forklift. Crate being dropped on deck of LCM-8. Operator backs fork lift away. Supplies being loaded onto a LCM. Cargo in tank deck area of LCM-8. LCM-8 underway in river. A man in the foreground. Wheel and floor gauges at foot of a coxswain. He moves wheel with feet. Coxswain uses feet to steer LCM-8. Cargo stacked on LCM-8. Two men in the foreground. Coxswain lites up cigarette. Ramp at Dong Ha. A LCM-8 in the foreground. Ramp of the LCM-8 being lowered to beach area at Dong Ha. Cargo in hold of LCM-8. Several men stand nearby. LCM-8 at ramp. Forklift moves aboard for off loading crates.