Operation Piranha in Cap Batangan, Vietnam. A U.S. Marine Corps UH-1E helicopter flies low over a beach area. An LVTP-5 moves towards the beach. Photographers in the foreground shoot movies. A marine on the top of an LVTP-5 with an M-14 rifle. LVTP-5s on the beach. LCU-1477 (Landing Craft Utility) heads onto the beach. Marines in surf head towards the beach area from the LCU-1477. A group of marines disembark on the double from an LVTP-5. The marines advance inland on the double over the beach area. LVTP-5s move through surf towards the beach. The marines up on a hill facing a wooded area. Some of the marines advance inland. An LVTP-5 with a grader on its front moves along a pathway. The marines come up in the background. The LVTP-5 on the hill side moves inland towards the trees.
U.S. Marines at a field communication center on the White beach during Operation Piranha in Cap Batangan, Vietnam. Marines sit on the beach. A marine on the beach talks over a phone. A marine unit around the field communications center. Marines sit around on the beach. One in the foreground talks over a phone. Two small boys, one carrying a smaller child in his arms, move down the beach. A large group of civilians being huddled on the beach by the marines. All civilians are wearing black and are under heavy guard.
U.S. Marines on the White Beach in Cap Batangan, Vietnam. The marines walk on the beach and toss their life jackets in a pile after off-loading from Landing Craft Utility LCU-1477. The marines move through the surf from a landing craft. Groups of Vietnamese civilians huddled on the beach under guard. The marines move inland towards a wooded area. LCU-1477 and LCU-1484 in the surf. A heavy tank leaves the LCU 1484 and moves through the surf towards the beach.
Landing of U.S. Marines and offloading of vehicles during Operation Piranha in Cap Batangan, Vietnam. Marines drive mechanical mules on the dry beach area. LVTP-5s on the beach, one lowers its ramp. A mechanical mule off-loads from the LVTP-5. A corpsman bandages a woman's arm. LCM-10 (Landing Craft, Mechanized) in the surf. The marines wade through the deep surf towards the beach area. Anti-tank vehicle Ontos off-loading from an LVTP-5.
Operation Piranha in Cap Batangan, Vietnam. U.S. vessels and crafts in water. Well deck of USS Cabildo (LSD-16). The beach area. Explosions going off on hill tops from shell fire and jet bomb explosions. Some landing crafts are moving back towards the ships through water. Smoke drifts off from the hill tops in the background. An LCM (Landing Craft, Mechanized) in water and LVTP-5s (Landing Vehicle Tracked, Personnel) in water in the background.
Officers on the bridge of USS Bayfield (APA-33) during an attack on White Beach in Cap Batangan, Vietnam. An officer looks towards the beach with binoculars from the bridge of Bayfield. Commodore McKinney, Commander Cannon and Captain Iarrobino on the bridge of USS Bayfield during the attack. Chief Petty Officer F.D. Hoppe on the bridge.