Vietnam War: Evacuation of Saigon 250192-05 | Footage Farm



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[Vietnam War – Color, 1975: Evacuation of Saigon Vietnames to CVA-41; Marines Moved. Apr75] Pt. 1 of 2
Slate: Camera S. Tjapxes 05Apr75 Proj. 109-75. High angle / HA Vietnamese families in hold of ship w/ belongings, blankets, cook pots. US military walking among them.
05:14:54 HA down with people sitting in LCM, large landing craft leaving ship; leaving ship. View in landing craft while loading alongside ship helping women & children boarding. Circling stern of Transcolorado, New York freighter to gangway on side & climbing onto ship.
05:17:52 CU crew of small boat / tug w/ machine guns mounted, captain speaking into radiophone. (shutter problem).
05:18:14 Vietnamese down gangway from ship, children handed down. (shutter problems during some).
05:18:59 View from water of large naval ship loading Vietnamese from many small boats. LS, MS, CUs. Goods thrown aboard; hoisting cargo net w/ belongings from landing craft. Into USS Durham (LKA-114).
05:21:46 Slate: 04Apr75 same camera. “U.N. Refugees”. South Vietnamese small naval ship 718 alongside ??.
05:22:25 Marines in landing craft, large freighter in background. Marines on wooden gangway boarding ??. Cargo net of gear from landing craft. View of Transcolorado from water. View of Naval ship 114 from water; people boarding.
05:24:16 Leader
05:24:25 Overturned CH-46 helicopter floating away from ship; men on aircraft carrier deck, wheels of helicopters out of water.
05:24:41 Slate: 29Apr75 (?) Saigon. Deck of carrier w/ arriving men in civilian clothes w/ rifles & bags of personnel belongings.
05:24:49 MS man past CH-46 on deck; group of military talking alongside helicopter; civilian men w/ rifles & ?? talking.
05:25:09 Crewmen in front of CH-46 or CH-47 parked on deck. Group in civilian clothes w/ rifles waiting, man looks at watch. MCU of man.
05:25:21 Small helicopter arriving, landing on deck; men run to board w/ belongings, rucksacks, rifles; papers gathered. Air America markings on Bell 204B helicopter N1304X, lifts off.
05:26:14 MCU signalman on deck, signaling. CH-46 (?) lifting off. Marines (?) w/ bayonetted rifles; others alongside CH-46; MPs & others waiting. MCUs. Men watching from above decks.
05:27:22 Slate: 21Apr75 Saigon. CH-47 arriving, landing on carrier, surrounded by guards. MS Vietnamese (?) & ?? walked off under guard. Deck crew pushing CH-47 by hand. UH-1 Huey landing. Vietnamese military sitting in open helicopter, out & on deck in flight suits (?) walked w/ guards to table & empty pockets, searched.
Operation Frequent Wind;
NOTE: Vietnamese refugees were taken aboard LKA-114, then transferred by LCM to C-4 class freighter Transcolorado.
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