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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.
04:51:29 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.
05:00:16 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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