At the 8th Field Ambulance Dustoff Pad at Nui Dat, a wounded soldier is unloaded from an RAAF ...

Accession Number VN/67/0104/20
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 35mm safety base
Maker Ward, Barrie Thomas Burrill
Place made Vietnam: Phuoc Tuy Province, Nui Dat
Date made 6 August 1967
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright

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Description

At the 8th Field Ambulance Dustoff Pad at Nui Dat, a wounded soldier is unloaded from an RAAF Iroquois chopper which has winched him out of the jungle. Identified, left to right: A19033 Leading Aircraftman (LAC) Kerin Williams of Newcastle NSW (carrying the plasma bottle above the stretcher); 43919 Private Charles Kerr Storie, 8th Field Ambulance, of SA; 4410808 Lance Corporal (L Cpl) Albertus Leonardus (Bert) Kuijpers, of the ACT; and 1411225 L Cpl Trevor Owen Skinner, 1st Australian Reinforcement Unit, of Redcliffe, Qld. This Dustoff Mission resulted from an enemy contact between a reinforced company of Viet Cong 274 Regiment and A Company, 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (7RAR), members at the battle of Suoi Chau Pha (Operation Ballarat) on 6 August 1967, in which five Australians were killed and 21 wounded, one later dying of his wounds.

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