A wave of dysentery among the ranks of RAAF door gunners caused the members of the No 9 Iroquois ...

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Accession Number VN/66/0058/07
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 35mm safety base
Maker Westbury, Gerald Wallace
Place made Vietnam: Phuoc Tuy Province, Nui Dat
Date made 1966
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

A wave of dysentery among the ranks of RAAF door gunners caused the members of the No 9 Iroquois Squadron, RAAF, based at Vung Tau, to accept the services of US Army helicopter door gunners who had volunteered for any missions in the Iroquois. Members of the 765th Security Platoon checked in daily to see if their services could be used within the Squadron. Left to right, two US Army door gunners from No 765th Security Platoon, Vung Tau, Private (Pte) Virgil John of California and Pte Walter Gorzynski of Colorado, talk to RAAF Iroquois pilot 37576 Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) Robert Andrew (Bob) MacIntosh, of Ainslie, ACT.