Gunner Prepares to Fire His M60 Machine Gun as South Vietnamese Soldiers Run Towards His Helicopter
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A 9 Squadron door gunner prepares to fire his M60 machine gun as South Vietnamese soldiers run towards his helicopter. Incidents such as this, when men were picked up under fire as the aircraft hovered just above the ground were known as ‘hot extractions’. This helicopter was flown by a naval officer, a member of the Royal Australian Navy Detachment to 9 Squadron.
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Original version: Collection with various creators donated by Bernie Weisz; Archival digital version: SLCC Digital Archives. IN COPYRIGHT.
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