U.S. Navy aircraft takes off for attacking Vietnamese torpedo boats and sailors fire from USS Maddox in the Pacific Ocean.
Pacific Ocean Date:1964, August 2 Duration:4 min 30 sec Sound:Yes
The Gulf of Tonkin Incident during the Vietnam War. A flag of U.S. Navy. U.S. Navy soldiers parade. Aircraft being parked on the deck of aircraft carrier. Animated map shows the route of U.S. Destroyers (DD) on Gulf of Tonkin. A destroyer USS Maddox (DD-731) underway in the Pacific. General Quarter on the DD sounds. The U.S. Navy men run and take their positions on the ship. The ship crewmen take their position on the deck guns. A sailor looks through a binocular. Two officers on a bridge of USS Maddox. One of them looks through the binocular. A tower on the ship. A U.S. Navy sailor loads shell and fires with a gun. Several views of the sailor loading shells and firing. U.S. Commander Robert Warhart describes what he and his pilots did during the attack against Vietnamese torpedo boats. USS Turner Joy (DD-951) underway in the pacific. The U.S. sailors wearing headphones at controls. North Vietnamese patrol boats strike against the U.S. destroyers. The White House in Washington DC. The crew members pull the bombs on a small elevator. They load the bombs in the aircraft. The ship crew members work under the wings of the U.S. Navy aircraft. The pilots seated in a room before taking off. An officer with the help of a wall map briefs pilots about the attack. A pilot gets into a cockpit. Another one stands on a ladder. The pilot closes the canopy. A signal officer gives signal. The aircraft taxi one after the other and take off for the attack on Vietnamese patrol boats. USS Turner Joy and USS Maddox underway in the Pacific.
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