Last Days in Vietnam
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Stuart Harrington (Himself, interviewee)
Henry Kissinger (Himself, interviewee)
Frank Snepp (Himself, interviewee)
Kiem Do (Himself, interviewee)
Recounts the Vietnam War's final days, when unexpected roadblocks threatened the evacuation of America's South Vietnamese allies.
- 1 Bell UH-1 Iroquois
- 2 Lockheed C-5A Galaxy
- 3 Lockheed C-141 Starlifter
- 4 Boeing 747-121
- 5 Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
- 6 Sikorsky VH-3A Sea King
- 7 Boeing 727-173C
- 8 Boeing VC-137 Air Force One
- 9 Lockheed C-141 Starlifter
- 10 Kaman SH-2 Seasprite
- 11 Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion
- 12 Boeing Vertol CH-46D Sea Knight
- 13 Unidentified Aircraft
- 14 Boeing 707 (CGI)
- 15 Lockheed C-5 Galaxy (CGI)
- 16 Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion (CGI)
- 17 Lockheed Constellation
- 18 Lockheed C-141B Starlifter
- 19 Lockheed C-130 Hercules
- 20 Fairchild C-123 Provider
- 21 Bell 205
- 22 Bell 204
- 23 Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight
- 24 Sikorsky CH-53D Sea Stallion
- 25 Bell UH-1H Iroquois
- 26 Boeing CH-47 Chinook
- 27 Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion
- 28 Boeing Vertol CH-46D Sea Knight
- 29 See also
Registration 68-0218, c/n 500-0021. Aircraft would later be involved in a crash during Operation Babylift on 4 April 1975, killing 155 of its 328 occupants.
Registration N692WA, c/n 19506/447 built in 1967. Flew the last commercial flight out of Dan Nang Airport on 29 March 1975 before it was captured by North Vietnamese forces.
Another World Airways 727 flew alongside it on the way back to Saigon to assess damage dealt to it by gunfire and grenades thrown by South Vietnamese soldiers that were left behind at Da Nang. More information on the flight can be found here.
With the rear of a Lockheed C-130 on the right edge.
Only four blade rotor.
BuNo 154031, c/n 2382 from from Helicopter Combat Support Squadron HC-3.
An AEW aircraft taking off from the carrier, E-1 Tracer or E-2 Hawkeye?
Tail number 63-8081, c/n 6012 built in 1964.
Note the square top of the vertical stabilizer.
BuNo 156970 / YF-7, c/n 65-217 of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462 (HMH-462).
BuNo 157140 / YF-5, c/n 65-266 of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462 (HMH-462).
Buno 157139 / YF-9, c/n of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462 (HMH-462).
Hueys of the South Vietnamese Air Force, many of which fled to the US Navy fleet during the fall of Saigon. Many had to be pushed of the ships they landed on to make room for more aircraft.
A Chinook taken by South Vietnamese pilot Ba Van Nguyen to evacuate his family flew out to the USS Kirk (FF-1087) during the evacuation on 29 April 1975. As the Chinook was too big to land on the frigate, Nguyen's family instead jumped from the chopper onto the Kirk's flight deck. Nguyen then ditched the Chinook off the stern of the Kirk and swam to the ship.
BuNo 154803, c/n 2410. Evacuated US ambassador Graham Martin from the roof of the US embassy at 4:59 a.m. on April 30th during the evacuation of Saigon. Now on display at the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum in Miramar, California. Nicknamed Lady Ace 09.
BuNo 153993, c/n 2344. Known for being the last aircraft out of Vietnam, this Sea Knight evacuated the remaining 11 Marine guards from the roof of the US embassy on the morning of April 30th as Saigon fell. Carried mission name Swift 2-2.