Vietnam War - A CH-21 Shawnee (“Flying Banana”) Helicopter from the 57th Helicopter Company flies over a Viet Cong area during a routine mission. Photo taken: 1st February 1963

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Vietnam War

14-year-old boy served as a sniper for the Viet Cong then for South Vietnam. 1969, Da Nang.

Vietnam War

Navy UH-1 in Vietnam: On January 1968, sighting the enemy, the door gunner aboard a Huey helicopter opens fire on a target below in the Mekong Delta. (Photo Credit: Bettmann/CORBIS)

CH-21s returning to base

Busting caps over the fence - Phoenix Charlie 158th Assault Helicopter Company 101st ABN

Vietnam 1963

CH-21 over VietNam 1963

Cobra gunship and UH-1 "Huey" helicopters in Vietnam. The AH-1 Cobra is an attack helicopter that was widely used in Vietnam . The AH-1 is also sometimes referred to as the "Huey", "Cobra" or "Snake."

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Vietnam War - A CH-54 Sikorsky Skycrane delivers a bridge to route 9, 4-1/2 miles from Khe Sanh (I Corps). Photo taken: 25th March 1968

Vietnam War

Viet Cong Women Fighters.

Vietnam war

South Vietnam, August, 1968: A 101st Airborne Division soldier in a helicopter keeps an eye out for Viet Cong in the A Shau Valley below during Operation Somerset Plain. Kim Ki Sam ©Stars and Stripes

Vietnam era "Huey" (UH-1 Iroquois)

Major Ralph Kuster shoots down a North Vietnamese MiG-17 with his F-105's 20mm cannon. The U.S. Air Force shot down 137 MiG fighters during the Vietnam War, 61 of which were MiG-17s.

Navy pilot George H.W. Bush, 1942. Before going to college, Bush signed up to join the navy and fight in World War II. He rose to the level of lieutenant. He was a navy pilot flying 58 combat missions in the Pacific. He was injured bailing out of his burning aircraft during a mission and was rescued by a submarine.