Vietnam War: Evacuation of Saigon to CVA-41 250192-03 | Footage Farm



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[Vietnam War – Color, 1975: Evacuation of Saigon to CVA-41; Marines Moved. Apr75] Pt. 1 of 2
Slate: Camera: Degler. Evacuation of Saigon. Roll DR-14 30Apr75. CH-46 or CH-47 Chinook helicopters on carrier deck, UH-1D Huey (?) landing; VH-3D Sea King (?) or H-53 helicopter landing, taking off, on deck. LIghts on aircraft carrier tower. View of deck, crowded w/ helicopters, form tower.
04:45:05 Americans moving along from helicopters on deck onto side walkway & below deck w/ brief cases & suitcases.
04:45:44 Various Helicopters on deck.
04:46:01 Slate: Midway CVA-41 Taking aboard F-5 & A-39 (?) Aircraft. ???75. High angle / HA deck w/ helicopter approaching & lowering suspended jet fighter. MCU camouflage painted F-5 hooking to tractor & moved to row of planes. Helicopter lowering another to deck.
04:48:39 Slate: same, 03Aug75. Taking aboard F-5 and A-37 aircraft. DR-16. Crew working on flight deck, moving planes; helicopter lifting off. Lowering F-5. CU crew members beside planes. Shore seen in distance as planes lowered to deck, other activity w/ helicopters.
04:51:19 leader
04:51:29 Marines w/ gear, weapons & packs on hanger deck. going to flight deck, MCU & CUs; helicopter landing. Across deck boarding helicopter shot into sun. Helicopter lifting & leaving.
04:53:49 Arriving American & Vietnamese across deck, helicopter pushed off carrier deck. (overexposed). Cessna landing.
04:54:35 Military accompanying Vietnamese airman; light plane pushed to edge. Helicopter landing (overexposed). View of crowded deck & parked helicopters.
04:56:01 Vietnamese on deck, helicopters landing. CH-47 near end, many helicopters landing. Automatic rifles thrown off CVA.
04:57:50 CU airman w/ headset & microphone, others around watching.
04:58:20 CH-46 or CH-47 pushed across deck.
04:58:37 Slate: 30Apr75 camera Barschow. View of large CH-53 helicopter approaching & landing, troops off, others run to board w/ packs, weapons. CU crates of ammunition cartridges for mortars. Helicopter lifting off w/ signalman waving. GOOD.
05:00:07 Leader.
05:00:16 CH-46 or CH-47 Chinook landing, Vietnamese out, freighter seen in background.
05:00:51 Another CH-47 landing w/ families off.
05:01:24 Bow (?) of landing craft suspended alongside navy ship; in water alongside fAPA transport. Lower ship gangplank on side & small fishing boat (?) approaching.
05:02:42 Crowded families below deck w/ belongings, eating & laying down. (dark)
Refugees; Military; Operation Frequent Wind; Evacuees; Naval Evacuation;
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8 thoughts on “Vietnam War: Evacuation of Saigon to CVA-41 250192-03 | Footage Farm

  1. Very sad, America cuts and run's from a country that really didn't want a war and instead of pulling out people that worked with them and would be imprisoned or killed they pull out of date airplanes with the helicopters!

  2. 11B Retired says:

    We won every major battle even with our hands tied behind our back thanks to politicians. For they, the corrupt politicians that lost the war, not those who had to fight it.

  3. PMOL QRCD says:

    Why are there multiple people claiming that this is their fathers footage? Either you're all siblings or someone's bullshitting.

  4. JOHN DONGHIA says:

    I was in A division this day!

  5. Kristen Woodring says:

    This is my father's footage. John H Degler Sr.

  6. John Degler says:

    My father filmed this footage, is there any possibility of obtaining a copy? I have been scouring the internet for his footage for years and it's starting to pop up rapidly! Anyhow, please let me know how to get a copy of this.
     jdeglers@charter.net

  7. skiptan71 says:

    So during the fall of Saigon we went into S. Vietnam and grabbed their/our F-5's and A-37's?? And painted over the markings! Never knew that. I think that's great! Less for the North!

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