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Jolly Green Giants: Aerospace Recovery And Rescue Service In Vietnam

Item Number: 009VI0545
 Moving Image
Digital Object Type
Moving Image
Traditions Military Videos
Physical Location
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Traditions Military Videos
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Item is Copyrighted - It is not available outside the VNCA building
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General Note / OCR

Produced by the Air Force during the Vietnam War, this narrated documentary details the extremely hazardous duty of the 5-man air rescue teams, whose job it was to bring out downed pilots. Includes excellent live-action footage aboard HH-53s (super jolly greens) of actual rescues, as well as details outlining the specific role of each team member-the pilot, co-pilot, navigator (door gunner) and the para-rescue jumpers, called 'PJs.' Also included are two short silent films detailing some of the activities of Det 2, 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron (AARS) in HH-43As and the activities of Det 6, 38th ARRS alert crews during scramb1es to HH-43Fs and at scene of helicopter crash in Vietnam jungle.

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009VI0545, Army Transportation Association Vietnam, The Vietnam Center and Sam Johnson Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 13 Feb 2002 [Updated: 20 Nov 2013]