United States Air Force pilots being briefed at Takhli Royal Thai Air Force Base in Thailand during the Vietnam War.
Takhli Thailand Date:1970, October 18 Duration:2 min 51 sec Sound:NO SOUND
The United States 355th Tactical Fighter Wing at Takhli Royal Thai Air Force Base in Thailand during the Vietnam War. A U.S. Air Force pilot wearing orange scarf, climbs ladder to cockpit of an F-105D aircraft, followed by the crew chief, who stands on upper part of the ladder. View of pilot doing preflight check of switches in the cockpit. Closeup of him donning his helmet and oxygen mask. A shoulder patch on his flight suit reads: "Vietnam, 100 Missions F-105." Scene shifts to another pilot doing a walk-around preflight inspection on his aircraft. He climbs ladder to his cockpit. Next scene shows pilots seated in a briefing room. Several converse. Closeup of one pilot with 333rd Fighter Squadron (Lancers) patch on his flight suit. Insignia of the 333rd and 44th fighter squadrons are displayed on the back wall of the briefing room. Closeup from side of seated pilots. One smokes a cigarette. Briefing officer is seen at a podium.
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