Vietnam – Air Strikes, Feb-Apr68 R2 Pt1/2 221488-03 | Footage Farm



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POV towards snow capped mountains, dropping & rising. Gun camera of burning huts in village, mulitple passes.
20:27:10 Slate 09Mar68 Mission: 3-619 612th TFS Pilot: Widenhoeft. Clear leader.
20:28:04 Plane in revement (brief). Gun Camera GSAP strafing buildings in trees across valley, hits & small bursts. Multiple passes. Clear leader.
20:29:46 Rear of plane & ?? whirling & flying out from both sides of plane, smoke below & some bomb bursts. Following terrain of rocky mountainside w/ some trees. k bombs dropping & tumbling & steep climb & banking, thru clouds. M-117 (?) released & falling (explosion not seen). Plane continues over trail or small road & river in canyon. Clear leader.
20:35:12 Low level over trees on hillside w/ bomb explosions; plane shadow on tree tops (brief). Large bomb dropping from right frame edge (explosion not seen). Over trees, burned trees & smoke.
20:37:24 Jungle on mountains & small valleys w/ solid tree cover. Clouds or smoke in patches. Slow camera movement over open area among trees as plane turns.
Note: most passes quite low.
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