Aerial drop in Vietnam

Accession Number F02718
Collection type Film
Measurement 2 min 34 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 16mm/b&w/silent
Place made Vietnam: Phuoc Tuy Province
Date made 7 November 1967
Access Open
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Caribou transport aircraft of No 35 Squadron, RAAF supported by Iroquois helicopters of No 9 Squadron RAAF rushed urgently needed supplies to the First Australian Task Force who were on a search and destroy operation aimed at Viet Cong logistics in Phuoc Tuy Province. Troops from the 2 RAR and 7 RAR took part in the operation in a coastal strip area known as Cape Ho Tram. This item shows Caribou, starting, taxiing take off, crew during flight and dropping supplies by parachute. No 9 Squadron RAAF helicopters are also shown landing stores and winching stores down to troops in jungle.

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