Category: aviation

uss-edsall:Photograph of a UH1D Helicopter Landing at the…

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Photograph of a UH1D Helicopter Landing at the Battalion Command Post, 9/6/1967. NARA 66953625 

uss-edsall:Photograph of UH1C Gun Ship Air Lifted and Evacuated,…

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Photograph of UH1C Gun Ship Air Lifted and Evacuated, 10/19/1967. NARA 66620965 

todaysdocument: “Operation ‘Rang Dong.’ A column of UH-1D…

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Operation ‘Rang Dong.’ A column of UH-1D helicopters prepare to disembark members of Co “C”, 3rd Bn’s, 7th Inf, 199th Light Inf Bde, for a combat assault.” 11/22/1967

File Unit: Vietnam – Aviation-Helicopters-UH-1D [Huey], 1963 – 1973Series: Photographs of U.S. Army Operations in Vietnam, 1963 – 1973Record Group 111: Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1860 – 1985


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todaysdocument: “Mobile Riverine Force. A UH-1D Evacuation…

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“Mobile Riverine Force. A UH-1D Evacuation Helicopter comes in for a landing on an ATC which has a Helipad mounted on the deck to pick up two soldiers wounded in an early morning assault. My Tho River, Vietnam.” 

10/31/1967

File Unit: Vietnam – Air Traffic Control (ATC), 1963 – 1973Series: Photographs of U.S. Army Operations in Vietnam, 1963 – 1973Record Group 111: Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1860 – 1985


Opening November 10 at the National Archives Museum:
Remembering Vietnam: Twelve Critical Episodes in the Vietnam War

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This exhibition presents both iconic and recently discovered National Archives records related to 12 critical episodes in the Vietnam War. They trace the policies and decisions made by the architects of the conflict and help untangle why the United States became involved in Vietnam, why it went on so long, and why it was so divisive for American society.

soldiers-of-war: SOUTH VIETNAM. August 6, 1963. Vietnamese…

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SOUTH VIETNAM. August 6, 1963. Vietnamese airborne rangers, their two U.S. advisers, and a team of 12 U.S. Special Forces troops set out to raid a Viet Cong supply base 62 miles northwest of Saigon. As the H-21 helicopters hovered six feet from the ground to avoid spikes and wires and under sniper fire, the troops jumped out to attack.

Photograph: Horst Faas/AP

Bell AH-1 Cobra, 1969

Bell AH-1 Cobra, 1969

USMC Sikorsky UH-34 Seahorse in flight, 1966

USMC Sikorsky UH-34 Seahorse in flight, 1966

US Army 281st Assault Helicopter Company in flight, circa 1969.

US Army 281st Assault Helicopter Company in flight, circa 1969.

US Navy Bell UH-1 Huey landing on USS Garrett County. The Huey…

US Navy Bell UH-1 Huey landing on USS Garrett County. The Huey is a Seawolf of Helicopter Attack (Light) Squadron 3. Date unknown.

From the source: US Air Force flight line, Bien Hoa Air Base….

From the source:

US Air Force flight line, Bien Hoa Air Base. Mostly F-100’s but notice the four delta wing F-102 interceptor’s at lower right standing by for the MiGs that never came. An F-102 crashed after takeoff just over the river in the background when I was in the 190th AHC. One of our helicopters was there to pick him up before his parachute hit the ground.