Located west of National Route Two, Fire Support Base (FSB) Wattle was set in the Courtenay ...

Accession Number P02975.027
Collection type Photograph
Object type Colour - Film original transparency (positive) 35mm
Maker Paule, John Alan
Place made Vietnam: Long Khanh Province
Date made c 1969
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
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Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright

Description

Located west of National Route Two, Fire Support Base (FSB) Wattle was set in the Courtenay Rubber Planation, 25 km north north west of Nui Dat. A burn off to clear foliage is under way as grey smoke rises from the ground. This setting is a typical 'infantry pad' for helicopter support. Photographed in the dry season, this was a major operational area for the 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF).

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