[9 Squadron RAAF] Vietnam Xmas period

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Accession Number F00454
Collection type Film
Measurement 21 min 56 sec
Object type Home movie
Physical description 8mm super/colour (Kodachrome)/silent
Maker Hale, Graham Lloyd
Place made Vietnam: Vung Tau Special Zone, Vung Tau
Date made December 1968
Access Open
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Description

Early morning take off RAAF, USAF. View of 35 RAAF Squadron hangar opposite end from number 9 Squadron RAAF. Sikorsky CH-54 Sky Crane heavy lft helicopter. 218809 Cpl Frederick Arthur Mascord engine fitter and 44636 LAC Wayne Monty 'Whisky' Carter electrical fitter on engine build up. BBQ at the Ettamogah Club Airmen's Club. Showing movies at Christmas.The Wilma Reading show. Cessna O1-E Bird dogs and North American OV-10 Bronco Observation aircraft. Hein and 314560 Cpl Russell Anthony 'Tony' Harding in my room. 2224906 Graham Douglas Murray, 222146 Michael Quibell, John Ooms, 56889 Christopher Hanks, 57672 Wasyl 'Baz' Lukan, 4237 Graham Kent 'Blue' Downer 11863 Trevor Reginald Murry at the club. Dick and 315907 Graeme Ronald 'Snoopy' Shiels. Our CO 35028 Wing Commander John Alan Paule 9 Squadron at our Christmas Party. Handover of an AK47 by Aust Navy to the Ettamogah Club. Christmas lunch served by the S [Senior or Squadron ]?NCOs and officers - good food and wines and beers. Rudolph the Caribou Transport. Hangar Wine and Aussie Cheeses Wines and Cheese from sister - 5 Squadron RAAF in Canberra. US Army Helicopter lines, airlift of small US Army OH-6A Cayuse by UH-1C. US Army U-6A Beaver landing, OH-6A Cayuse landing. Dornier landing. Pranged USAF Caribou in the graveyard.Panorama around our end of the airfield. Members of 9 Squadron RAAF. Claud Gould Armament fitter.'Harry' speaker on a chopper for propaganda purposes. 56626 Cpl Lloyd Francis 'Billy' Bunter - Radio Technician Air. 222599 LAC Darrell Wayne Donnelly Electric Fitter. 4237 Flight Sergeant Graham Kent 'Blue' Downer electrical fitter. A22689 Sergeant William Alfred Edward 'Kel' Sweeney Radio technician air.

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