Original Footage: 1st Air Cavalry Division Helicopter Assault – Vietnam 1967

Helicopter Assault

“Aviation Story” opens with narration by Sp4 Mike Baker describing 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) assault tactics. This accompanies raw footage of 1st Air Cavalry (in UH-1 Hueys and CH-47 Chinooks) in combat near the seashore in Bình Định or Quảng Ngãi Province on February 26-28 1967 during Operation Pershing. After the narration ends, there is additional raw combat footage with live sound. Although it appears that the sound and pictures were both recorded on the same sorties, they do not appear to be synchronized. Still it gives a vivid impression of actual combat conditions. Cameraman: SFC B. McBride.