A 9 Squadron RAAF helicopter (not in view) makes an approach to its base. In this panoramic ...

Accession Number P02975.048
Collection type Photograph
Object type Colour - Film original transparency (positive) 35mm
Maker Paule, John Alan
Place made Vietnam: Vung Tau Special Zone, Vung Tau
Date made c 1969
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
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Description

A 9 Squadron RAAF helicopter (not in view) makes an approach to its base. In this panoramic sweep, the development and infrastructure of this significant base area is immediately apparent. Chosen for its access to logistical and port facilities, the airfield complex can be seen in the background (centre). The fuel farm, before its destruction in an enemy rocket attack, is visible in the foreground (right). This thriving port city, the fifth largest in South Vietnam, was the site of a large Australian presence throughout the war and it was also widely used as a recreational outlet for Australian forces.

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