|Object type||Colour - Film original transparency (positive) 35mm|
Paule, John Alan
|Place made||Vietnam: Phuoc Tuy Province|
|Date made||c 1969|
Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright
A helicopter, possibly of 9 Squadron RAAF, has landed in a jungle clearing at Xa Bang in ...
A helicopter, possibly of 9 Squadron RAAF, has landed in a jungle clearing at Xa Bang in response to purple smoke which is visible in the centre. This image, taken from a command and control ship above, also features a large bomb crater in the foreground. The smoke was probably thrown by a Special Air Service (SAS) patrol signalling the end of their mission requiring immediate exfiltration from the field to report tactical intelligence to their base.