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Vietnam - Air Strikes, Feb-Apr68 R2 Pt. 1 of 2

Reel Number: 221488-03

Color: Colour

Sound: SIL

Year / Date: 1968

Country: USA,Vietnam


TC Begins: 20:26:52

TC Ends: 20:39:28

Duration: 00:12:36

Vietnam - Air Strikes, Feb-Apr68 R2 Pt. 1 of 2 POV towards snow capped mountains, dropping & rising. Gun camera of burning huts in village, mulitple passes. 20:27:10 Slate 09Mar68 Mission: 3-619 612th TFS Pilot: Widenhoeft. Clear leader. 20:28:04 Plane in revement (brief). Gun Camera GSAP strafing buildings in trees across valley, hits & small bursts. Multiple passes. Clear leader. 20:29:46 Rear of plane & ?? whirling & flying out from both sides of plane, smoke below & some bomb bursts. Following terrain of rocky mountainside w/ some trees. k bombs dropping & tumbling & steep climb & banking, thru clouds. M-117 (?) released & falling (explosion not seen). Plane continues over trail or small road & river in canyon. Clear leader. 20:35:12 Low level over trees on hillside w/ bomb explosions; plane shadow on tree tops (brief). Large bomb dropping from right frame edge (explosion not seen). Over trees, burned trees & smoke. 20:37:24 Jungle on mountains & small valleys w/ solid tree cover. Clouds or smoke in patches. Slow camera movement over open area among trees as plane turns. Vietnam War; Aerial views; Operations: Cedar Falls, 1967; Jeb Stuart III, 1968; MacArthur, 1967-1969; Pegasus, 1968; Wheeler, 1967. Operations & Projects included: Burlington Trail; ROK; Scotland Note: most passes quite low.

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