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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

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

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.


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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)

June 14, 1968, Khe Sanh, South Vietnam - A helicopter arrives at a hill near Khe Sanh to pick up soldiers killed and wounded when a US fighter plane accidentally fired upon a US position during the Vietnam War.

Vietnam War - A Marine Corps M67 Flamethrower tank (M48 tank equipped with a flamethrower) in action in I Corps

A wounded member of the 1st Plt. Company "C," 25th Infantry Division, is helped to a waiting UH-1D "Iroquois" helicopter in Vietnam, May 10, 1967, during the Vietnam War. (AP Photo)

A U.S. Marine listens for the heartbeat of a dying buddy who suffered head wounds when the company's lead platoon was hit with enemy machine gun fire as they pushed through a rice paddy just short of the demilitarized zone in South Vietnam Sept. 17, 1966.