Fire Support Base Coral, Bien Hoa Province, Vietnam, 13 May 1968. A member of the Royal ...

Units
Place Asia: Vietnam, Bien Hoa Province, Fire Support Base Coral
Accession Number P01769.015
Collection type Photograph
Object type Colour, Landscape
Physical description Colour, Landscape
Maker Ayson, Greg
Place made Vietnam: Bien Hoa Province
Date made 13 May 1968
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright

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Description

Fire Support Base Coral, Bien Hoa Province, Vietnam, 13 May 1968. A member of the Royal Australian Army Intelligence Corps searches the dead bodies of several North Vietnamese Army (NVA) soldiers, looking for documents. The dead soldiers are lying on the ground in front of the gun position of No. 6 gun, 102 Field Battery, 12th Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery (RAA), at Fire Support Base (FSB) Coral. The NVA soldiers were killed the previous night when this position was temporarily overrun by troops of the NVA's 7th Division.