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Ranch Hand Operation and Base Defense

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Summary
Documentation of activities around Tan Son Nhut and Bien Hoa Air Bases. Includes Operation Ranch Hand (jungle defoliant spraying from C-123B's); VNAF B-26B and A-1H attacks on Viet Cong positions; defensive installations around the air bases and scenes showing complete work stoppage during Vietnamese siesta from 1200 to 1500 hours.
Topics
Nationalism and communism, National liberation movements, Aeriel spraying and dusting in agriculture, Air bases, Air pilots, Airmen, Airports, Attack planes, Aviation ground crews, Attack Planes, Bombers, C-124 (Transport planes), Military helicopters, Offensive (Military science), Targets (Military science), Training planes, Department of Defense. Department of the Air Force. (09/26/1947 - ), Operation Ranch Hand, 1962-1971, Vietnam War, 1961-1975
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