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600th Photo Squadron In Vietnam

Item Number: 998VI0594
 Moving Image
Digital Object Type
Moving Image
Traditions Military Videos
Physical Location
Copyright Statement
Traditions Military Videos
Number of Media
Item is Copyrighted - It is not available outside the VNCA building
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General Note / OCR

Produced by the Air Force in 1968, this film covers the activities of the 600th Photo Squadron in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. The 600th was headquartered at Tan Son Nhut Air Base in Saigon. The video documents the various duties performed by squadron members, whose job it is to document anything significant that happened. You'll see them jump into combat zones, ride along on chopper missions and on low and high altitude bombing runs. There's an excellent section on armament photography - use of gun cameras for fighter and bombing mission assessment. This video includes some of the best footage you'll see on Mig kills and low altitude bombing runs, hitting bridges and railroads. It also details the day-to-day job-related activities of this squadron, such as editing film and assessing photos in the lab. After watching this video, you'll have enormous respect for the job and accomplishments of the Air Force personnel whose job it was to document the War in Vietnam.

Pub Credit Line
998VI0594, Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 15 Feb 2002 [Updated: 20 Nov 2013]