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AIRMAN First Class (A1C) William Hart Pitsenbarger, Pararescue Crew Member, Detachment 6, 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron (ARRS) lowered onto a roadway after an extraction of an Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) soldier from a burning minefield at Bien-Hoa Air Base for immediate medical attention

A minefield at Bien-Hoa Air Base in the Republic of Vietnam (RVN) on fire, somewhere in there an Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) soldier lies wounded after stepping on a land mine

Medics treat the blown of foot of an Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) soldier immediately after he was extracted from a burning minefield at Bien-Hoa Air Base in the Republic of Vietnam (RVM)

A Kaman HH-43F Huskie (Pedro) lowers AIRMAN First Class (A1C) William Hart Pitsenbarger, USAF, Pararescue Crew Member, Detachment 6, 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron (ARRS) into a burning minefield at Bien-Hoa Air Base in the Republic of Vietnam (RVN) for a helicopter extraction of a wounded Vietnamese Soldier. The soldier lost a foot when he stepped on a landmine. Nobody could figure out how to extract the wounded soldier without tripping the mines. A1C Pitsenbarger said, "No problem, just lower me down on the penetrator, Ill straddle the guy, pick him up, and then you can lift me up." Risky as everyone knew that the prop wash could also setoff the mines. A1C Pitsenbarger...

AN air-to-air right side view of a B-57 Canberra aircraft heading for a strike mission, ending the two-month tour of the 13th Tactical Bombardment Squadron in Vietnam from Clark Air Base, Philippines. The maintenance crew of the 13th Tactical Bombardment Squadron recently established a unit maintenance record of 12,000 combat missions flown without a single ground cancellation

SGT. Robert D. Gray guides a 31st Tactical Fighter Wing F-100 Super Sabre aircraft into its fortified parking place, following a close air support mission over South Vietnam. Wing pilots flew 23,069 sorties since deploying to Vietnam one year ago

Maintaining and repairing delicate flight instruments in the engines of a combat aircraft is the work of A1C Kenneth W. Trossn, left, and George C. Wolf. Both airmen are instrument repairman specialists from the 17th Air Commando Wing

Fire protection specialists fight a fire as an HH-43B Husky helicopter hovers overhead to create a continuous downward air current, assisting the crew members. The crew is assigned to Detachment 8, 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron

Three members of the 311th Air Commando Squadron, PHAN Rang Air Base, watch as the cargo which they have just parachuted from their C-123 Provider aircraft, floats down to the Marine defenders of embattled Khe Sanh. Airdrops such as this have become almost daily affairs since the enemy began its big push in the area

An air-to-air right side view of an F-4E Phantom II aircraft of the 51st Tactical Fighter Wing, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The aircraft is equipped with an ALQ-119 electronic countermeasures pod and an Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (ACMI) pod. (AIRMAN Magazine, Apr 1984)

A view of Strategic Air Command's parked B-52 Stratofortress aircraft, prior to their participation in Linebacker Operations over North Vietnam

A munitions specialists prepares bombs as he helps support Strategic Air Command's flying mission during LINEBACKER Operations over North Vietnam

A B-52D Stratofortress aircraft, from Strategic Air Command, line up for takeoff as they prepare for strikes over Hanoi and Haiphong, North Vietnam, during Operation LINEBACKER

A B-52D Stratofortress aircraft waits beside the runway as a B-52G approaches for landing after completing a bombing mission over North Vietnam during Operation LINEBACKER. The aircraft are from the Strategic Air Command

Right front view of a B-52D Stratofortress aircraft from Strategic Air Command taking off for a mission over North Vietnam during Operation LINEBACKER

A B-52D Stratofortress aircraft, from Strategic Air Command, leave a smoke trail behind as they take off, one after another, for bombing missions over North Vietnam during Operation LINEBACKER

Maintenance and support vehicles are used to provide maintenance to parked B-52 Stratofortress aircraft, assigned to the Strategic Air Command (SAC), during Linebacker Operations over North Vietnam

Bombs are loaded aboard a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft from Strategic Air Command as Arc Light, part of Operation Linebacker, gets underway

Interior view of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft en route to Clark Air Base, Republic of the Philippines with recently released prisoners of war camp

SFC Carrol Flora and Cordine McMurray talk during the evacuation to Clark Air Base, Republic of the Philippines aboard a C-141 Starlifter aircraft after their recent release from a prisoner of war camp

A view of the crowd welcoming recently released prisoners of war upon their arrival aboard a C-141 Starlifter aircraft en route from Clark Air Base, Republic of the Philippines

A returnee looks through the window aboard a C-141 Starlifter aircraft. The aircraft is being used to evacuate prisoners of war to Clark Air Base, Republic of the Philippines

A returnee waves from a hospital bus at Clark Air Base shortly after being released from a prisoner of war camp in Vietnam

CAPT. Carl Chambers is welcomed to Clark Air Base upon his arrival aboard a C-141 Starlifter aircraft. CAPT. Chambers was recently released from a prisoner of war camp in Vietnam

Prisoners of war disembark a bus at Gia Lam Airport. The men will board a C-141 Starlifter aircraft for evacuation to Clark Air Base, Republic of the Philippines

CHIEF Warrant Officer 2 Roger Miller talks to his companions during the evacuation to Clark Air Base, Republic of the Philippines aboard a C-141 Starlifter aircraft. CW02 Miller has recently been released from a prisoner of war camp

A view of the crowd waiting to welcome recently released prisoners of war due to arrive aboard a C-141 Starlifter aircraft en route from Clark Air Base, Republic of the Philippines

LT. Wayne Gordermute is welcomed to Clark Air Base upon his arrival aboard a C-141 Starlifter aircraft. LT. Gordermute was recently released from a prisoner of war camp in Vietnam

A view of the crowd waiting to welcome recently released prisoners of war due to arrive aboard a C-141 Starlifter aircraft en route from Clark Air Base, Republic of the Philippines

A view of the crowd welcoming recently released prisoners of war upon their arrival aboard a C-141 Starlifter aircraft en route from Clark Air Base, Republic of the Philippines

A view of the crowd welcoming recently released prisoners of war upon their arrival aboard a C-141 Starlifter aircraft en route from Clark Air Base, Republic of the Philippines

A view of the crowd waiting to welcome recently released prisoners of war due to arrive aboard a C-141 Starlifter aircraft en route from Clark Air Base, Republic of the Philippines

CAPT. Laurel Lingyel waves to the crowd gathered to welcome him to Clark Air Base upon his arrival aboard a C-141 Starlifter aircraft. CAPT. Lingyel was recently released from a prisoner of war camp in Vietnam

The C-141 Starlifter aircraft carrying recently released from a prisoner of war arrives at Travis Air Base

TECH. SGT. James Cook, a recently released prisoner of war, waves from his stretcher as he is carried away from the C-141 Starlifter aircraft that was used to evacuate him from Clark Air Base, Republic of the Philippines

A view of the crowd welcoming recently released prisoners of war upon their arrival aboard a C-141 Starlifter aircraft en route from Clark Air Base, Republic of the Philippines

A C-141 Starlifter aircraft crew greets COL Jackolick, recently released prisoner of war. COL Jackolick will board the aircraft for evacuation to Clark Air Base, Republic of the Philippines

A view of the tail of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft from Military Airlift Command. The aircraft has just arrived at Gia Lam Airport to evacuate recently released prisoners of war to Clark Air Base, Republic of the Philippines

A C-141 Starlifter aircraft arrives at Gia Lam Airport to evacuate recently released prisoners of war to Clark Air Base, Republic of the Philippines

A returnee shows his happiness as he prepares to board a bus at Clark Air Base shortly after being released from a prisoner of war camp in Vietnam

Former POW and U.S. Navy LCMDR Porter Alex Halyburton talks on the phone in the passenger lounge after his arrival from Clark Air Base, Philippines. LCMDR Halyburton was captured on 17 Oct 65 and released by the North Vietnamese in Hanoi on 12 Feb 73

Former POW and U.S. Army MAJ Albert E. Carlson waves to the crowd of well wishers upon his arrival on the C-141 Starlifter from Clark Air Base, Philippines. MAJ Carlson was captured by the Viet Cong on 7 Apr 72 and was released at Loc Ninh on 12 Feb 73

Former POW and U.S. Army SP4 Richard Springman (Captured 25 May 70) walks off the flight line with his escort after arriving from Clark Air Base. SP-4 Springman was released by the Viet Cong at Loc Ninh on 12 Feb 73

Viet Cong POWs, one with a Viet Cong flag, stand and sit at the exchange location. They were flown in on USAF C-130 aircraft from Bien Hoa Air Base. They will be exchanged for American and South Vietnamese POWs held by the Viet Cong forces

Viet Cong POWs sit on the ramp at Tan Son Nhut Air Base under the watchful eyes of South Vietnamese military police. The POWs will be airlifted to Loc Ninh, South Vietnam for the prisoner exchange between the United States/South Vietnam and North Vietnam/Viet Cong militaries

On board a Military Airlift Command's Starlifter, former Prisoners of War, U.S. Navy LT CMDR Edward Anthony Davis, (Captured 26 Aug 65) and LT CMDR Larry Howard Spencer, (Captured 18 Feb 66) after departing Clark Air Base, Philippines. LT CMDR Davis holds the puppy, MACO, that was given to him, by a North Vietnamese guard, prior to his release in the second group on February 12, 1973. LT CMRD Spencer was released with the third group of POWs from Hanoi on February 12, 1973

C-9 Nightingale medical evacuation aircraft on the flight line at Tan Son Nhut Air Base. The aircraft will be used to fly the American prisoners of war released by the Viet Cong at Loc Ninh, South Vietnam to Clark Air Base in the Philippines

Former POW and U.S. Army SGT Kenneth Wallingford (Captured 7 Apr 72) waves to the crowd of well wishers upon his arrival on the C-141 Starlifter from Clark Air Base, Philippines. In the background MGEN Daniel "Chappie" James await the next returnee to deplane. SGT Wallingford was in the first group of POWs captured in South Vietnam, and released on 12 Feb 73 by the Viet Cong at Loc Ninh, South Vietnam

Former POW and U.S. Navy CMDR Raymond Arthur Vohden (Captured 3 Apr 65) uses his crutches to leave the flight line after his arrival from Clark Air Base, Philippines. CMDR Vohden was in the first group of POWs released by the North Vietnamese government in Hanoi

Former POW and U.S. Navy LCMDR Everett Alvarez (Captured 5 Aug 64) talks at the microphones to the public and press there to greet the plane load of former POWs flown in from Clark Air Base. LCMDR Alvarez was released by the North Vietnamese in Hanoi on12 Feb 73

Former POW and U.S. Navy CPT James Bond Stockdale (Captured 9 Sep 65) at the microphones, talks to the crowd of well wishers upon his arrival on the C-141 Starlifter from Clark Air Base, Philippines. CPT Stockdale was in the first group of POWs released on 12 Feb 73 by the North Vietnamese government in Hanoi

Viet Cong POWs, one with a Viet Cong flag, stand and sit at the exchange location. They were flown in on USAF C-130 aircraft from Bien Hoa Air Base. They will be exchanged for American and South Vietnamese POWs held by the Viet Cong forces

Viet Cong POWs, with caps and towels to protect from the sun, sit at the exchange location. They were flown in on USAF C-130 aircraft from Bien Hoa Air Base. They will be exchanged for American and South Vietnamese POWs held by the Viet Cong forces

Former POW and U.S. Navy LCMDR Everett Alvarez (Captured 5 Aug 64) talks at the microphones to the public and press there to greet the plane load of former POWs flown in from Clark Air Base. LCMDR Alvarez was released by the North Vietnamese in Hanoi on12 Feb 73

Former POW and U.S. Army MAJ William H. Hardy talks with escort officers and other POWs in the passenger lounge after his arrival from Clark Air Base, Philippines. MAJ Hardy was captured on 29 Jun 67 in by the South Vietnan and released by the Viet Cong at Loc Ninh on 12 Feb 73

Former POW and U.S. Air ForceMAJ Robert Norland Daughtrey in the passenger lounge after his arrival from Clark Air Base, Philippines. MAJ Daughtrey was captured on 2 Aug 65 and released by the North Vietnamese in Hanoi on 12 Feb 73

Former POW and U.S. Navy LCMDR Bradley Edsel Smith waves to the crowd of well wishers upon his arrival on the C-141 Starlifter from Clark Air Base, Philippines. LCMDR Smith was captured by the North Vietnamese on 25 Mar 66 and was released in Hanoi on 12 Feb 73

Former POW and U.S. LCOL George Grigsby McKnight at the microphone, thanks the crowd and press upon arriving on a flight from Clark Air Base. LCOL McKnight was captured on 6 Nov 65 and released by the North Vietnamese in Hanoi 12 Feb 73

Former POW and U.S. Army CWO-2 James Hardy Hestand talks with escorts and other POWs in the passenger lounge after his arrival from Clark Air Base, Philippines. CWO-2 Hestand was captured on 17 Mar 71 in Cambodia and released by the Viet Cong at Loc Ninh on 12 Feb 73

On board a Military Airlift Command's Starlifter, former Prisoners of War, U.S. Navy LT CMDR Edward Anthony Davis, (Captured 26 Aug 65) and his puppy, MACO, catch some well deserved rest after departing Clark Air Base, Philippines. The puppy was given to him by a North Vietnamese guard prior to his release in the second group of POWs from Hanoi on February 12, 1973

Former POW and U.S.Navy LMDR John Heilig (Captured 5 May 66)waves to the public and press there to greet the plane load of former POWs flown in from Clark Air Base. LCMDR Helig was released by the North Vietnamese in Hanoi on 12 Feb 73

Former POW and U.S.Navy LMDR Everett Alvarez (Captured 5 Aug 64) talks at the microphones to the public and press there to greet the plane load of former POWs flown in from Clark Air Base. LCMDR Alvarez was released by the North Vietnamese in Hanoi on 12 Feb 73

U.S. Marine MAJ Hansen, a Public Affairs Officer describes the flight to Travis, at the microphone after the arrival of the C-141 Starlifter carrying ex-POWs from Clark Air Base, Philippines

U.S. Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker arrives at Tan Son Nhut Air Base in his automobile to observe the departure of Viet Cong POWs for Loc Ninh prisoner exchange between the United States/South Vietnam and North Vietnam/Viet Cong militaries

A USAF C-130 Hercules lands at the POW exchange location. The C-130 arrived from Bien Hoa Air Base with a load of Viet Cong POWs

Viet Cong POWs stand and sit at the exchange location. They were flown in on USAF C-130 aircraft from Bien Hoa Air Base. They will be exchanged for American and South Vietnamese POWs held by the Viet Cong forces

Viet Cong POWs sit on the ramp at Tan Son Nhut Air Base under the watchful eyes of South Vietnamese military police. The POWs were brought to the airbase in the 6X6 trucks in the background and will be airlifted to Loc Ninh, South Vietnam on the C-123 transport aircraft for the prisoner exchange between the United States/South Vietnam and North Vietnam/Viet Cong militaries

MGEN Chappie James answers questions during a press conference held prior to the arrival of the first group of former Prisoners of War from Clark Air Base, Philippines

U.S. Navy CPT Jerimiah Andrew Denton, (Captured 18 Jul 65) the first of the released Prisoners of War, talks in microphones to the waiting crowd and press after deplaning from the C-141 Starlifter. CPT Denton was released in Hanoi by the North Vietnamese on February 12, 1973 and then flown to Clark Air Base, Philippines for a medical check-up and then to Travis

At Gia Lan Airport, surrounded by North Vietnamese and American officials, the press and public, just released, ex-POW U.S. Navy LCMDR Joseph C. Plumb Jr., (Captured 19 May 67) walks to meet his escort officer for the trip to Clark Air Base

At Gia Lan Airport, surrounded by North Vietnamese and American officials, the press and public, an unidentified, just released ex-POW walks with his escort to the waiting C-141 transport for the trip to Clark Air Base

At Gia Lan Airport, surrounded by North Vietnamese and American officials, the press and public, just released, ex-POW U.S. Navy LCMDR Joseph C. Plumb Jr., (Captured 19 May 67) walks to meet his escort officer for the trip to Clark Air Base

Former POW and U.S. Navy CPT Jeremiah Andrew Denton (Captured 18 Jul 65) stands at the microphones and talks to the crowd of well wishers and press upon his arrival on the C-141 Starlifter from Clark Air Base, Philippines. CPT Denton was in the first group of POWs released by the North Vietnamese government in Hanoi

Photograph of President Gerald Ford with Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev upon Ford's Arrival at Vozdvizhenka Air Base, near Vladivostok, U.S.S.R.

SSGT David Brandonberg of the 33rd Air Rescue Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, prepares a flare for a routine practice flare drop from an HH-53 Jolly Green giant helicopter

A view of an F-111 aircraft silhouetted against the sunset during a rest stop at the base. Twenty-six F-111 aircraft of the 347th Tactical Fighter Wing are being redeployed from Korat Air Base, Thailand, to the United States because of a reduction in forces

A right rear view of an F-111 aircraft half silhouetted by sunlight amid dark clouds. Twenty-six F-111 aircraft of the 347th Tactical Fighter Wing are being redeployed from Korat Air Base, Thailand, to the United States due to a reduction in forces

A front view of an F-111 aircraft landing at the base for a rest stop. Twenty-six F-111 aircraft of the 347th Tactical Fighter Wing are being redeployed from Korat Air Base, Thailand, to the United States due to a reduction in forces

A maintenance crewman unloads fly-away kits from the luggage pod of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft from the 34th Tactical Fighter Squadron during a rest stop at the base. The redeployment of F-4 aircraft from Korat Air Base, Thailand, to the United States because of a reduction in forces is known as Coronet Slice and began on July 22, 1975