Category: vehicles and transportation

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

todaysdocument:

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


Now open at the National Archives Museum:
Remembering Vietnam: Twelve Critical Episodes in the Vietnam War

Explore 12 critical episodes in the Vietnam War through National Archives records which 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.

Find more records, information, and resources on the Vietnam War from the @usnatarchives at the Vietnam War Research Portal.

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

todaysdocument:

“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.

todaysdocument: “Vietnamese children sit in a Special Forces…

todaysdocument:

Vietnamese children sit in a Special Forces jeep while members of Det A, 344th, 5th Sp. Forces Gp, 1st Sp Forces, visit their village to check the living conditions at the Refugee Camp located near Camp Bunard. 10/6/1967

Lafoon, Robert C. , Photographer.

 Series: Color Photographs of Signal Corps Activity, 1944 – 1981Record 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

image

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.

US Army 11th Armored Cavalry soldiers, circa 1968.

US Army 11th Armored Cavalry soldiers, circa 1968.

US Navy PACV (Patrol Air Cushion Vehicle) on the water near Dong…

US Navy PACV (Patrol Air Cushion Vehicle) on the water near Dong Tam, date unknown.

US Army 11th Armored Cavalry

US Army 11th Armored Cavalry

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

soldiers-of-war:

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 M113 Armored Personnel Carrier with mine clearing roller…

US Army M113 Armored Personnel Carrier with mine clearing roller attachment, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, circa 1968.