DocuWatch on Facebook
Art America Britain History Science Societies War Shop
DocuWatch

Vietnam - 25 Hour Day

« Vietnam - 12 The Fall Of Saigon

Vietnam - Contact Ambush »

Description

25 Hour Day

"A Story of Air Force F-105s"
This is a film made circa late 1966 or early 1967 by Fairchild Aviation, the manufacturer of the F-105 ("Thunderchief", sometimes nicknamed "Thud"), a fighter-bomber flown in Vietnam.

The film follows the preparation and execution of a mission to interdict the flow of supplies from North Vietnam. There is excellent footage of many of the aircraft in use at that time, including F-4s,KC-135s, A-1s, and HH-53s. Lots of gun camera film. There is also some footage of carrier operations and some of ground troops.

Very interesting is footage of Secretary of Defense McNamara explaining the reasons for the bombing by giving a bunch of statistics about the amount of supplies moving south. It's pretty much exactly the sort of dry, political, war-reduced-to-facts-and-figures briefing you expect from a Defense Secretary- then or today.

This film stands out from others like it due to its focus on the entire team that makes these missions possible, rather than just on the fighter pilots. Considerable time is spent on the ground crews, the tanker crews, the Pararescue and RESCAP crews (the people that rescue downed pilots and their air cover).

Other videos in channel "Vietnam":

America Takes Charge America Takes Charge American Experience American Experience An Khe, Vietnam An Khe, Vietnam
Battle of Ia Drang Valley Battle of Ia Drang Valley Battle of Long Tan Battle of Long Tan
Con Thien Battle Con Thien Battle Dateline, Saigon Dateline, Saigon Day in Vietnam Day in Vietnam
Electronic Surveillance Electronic Surveillance Fire From the Sky Fire From the Sky
First Kill - Vietnam War First Kill - Vietnam War Hidden War in Vietnam Hidden War in Vietnam How Vietnam Was Lost How Vietnam Was Lost
Inside Vietnam Inside Vietnam Operation Montagnard Operation Montagnard Pacification and Vietnamization Pacification and Vietnamization
Saigon & Hue Saigon & Hue Special Operations Special Operations Thailand's Role in the Vietnam War Thailand's Role in the Vietnam War
The 10,000 Day War 01 - America In Vietnam The 10,000 Day War 01 - America In Vietnam The 10,000 Day War 02 - Dien Bien Phu The 10,000 Day War 02 - Dien Bien Phu The 10,000 Day War 03 - Days Of Decision The 10,000 Day War 03 - Days Of Decision
The 10,000 Day War 04 - Uneasy Allies The 10,000 Day War 04 - Uneasy Allies The 10,000 Day War 05 - The Guerilla Society The 10,000 Day War 05 - The Guerilla Society The 10,000 Day War 12 - Surrender The 10,000 Day War 12 - Surrender
The Anderson Platoon The Anderson Platoon The Battle of Khe Sanh The Battle of Khe Sanh The BBC in Vietnam 1965-1975 The BBC in Vietnam 1965-1975
The Chu Chi Tunnels The Chu Chi Tunnels The Fight for Vietnam The Fight for Vietnam The Impact Of Media The Impact Of Media
The Quiet Mutiny The Quiet Mutiny The Seeds of Conflict The Seeds of Conflict The World of Charlie Company The World of Charlie Company
Unique War (1966) Unique War (1966) Viet Nam Unseen War Viet Nam Unseen War Vietnam - 01  Dien Bien Phu - The Legacy Vietnam - 01 Dien Bien Phu - The Legacy
Vietnam - 02 The Undeclared War Vietnam - 02 The Undeclared War Vietnam - 03 Search And Destroy Vietnam - 03 Search And Destroy Vietnam - 04 Showdown In The Iron Triangle Vietnam - 04 Showdown In The Iron Triangle
Vietnam - 05 Coundown To Tet Vietnam - 05 Coundown To Tet Vietnam - 06 The Tet Offensive Vietnam - 06 The Tet Offensive Vietnam - 07 War On The DMZ Vietnam - 07 War On The DMZ
Vietnam - 08 Siege At Khe Sanh Vietnam - 08 Siege At Khe Sanh Vietnam - 09 Air War Vietnam - 09 Air War Vietnam - 10 Rolling Thunder Vietnam - 10 Rolling Thunder
Vietnam - 11 Peace With Honor Vietnam - 11 Peace With Honor Vietnam - 12 The Fall Of Saigon Vietnam - 12 The Fall Of Saigon Vietnam - 25 Hour Day Vietnam - 25 Hour Day
Vietnam - Contact Ambush Vietnam - Contact Ambush Vietnam - Hearts And Minds Vietnam - Hearts And Minds Vietnam - The Chopper War Vietnam - The Chopper War
Vietnam - The Last Battle Vietnam - The Last Battle Vietnam - Unseen War Vietnam - Unseen War Vietnam Crucible (1968) Vietnam Crucible (1968)
Vietnam in HD E01 The Beginning (1964-1965) Vietnam in HD E01 The Beginning (1964-1965) Vietnam in HD E02 Search & Destroy (1966-1967) Vietnam in HD E02 Search & Destroy (1966-1967) Vietnam in HD E03 The Tet Offensive (1968) Vietnam in HD E03 The Tet Offensive (1968)
Vietnam in HD E04 An Endless War (1968-1969) Vietnam in HD E04 An Endless War (1968-1969) Vietnam in HD E05 A Changing War (1969-1970) Vietnam in HD E05 A Changing War (1969-1970) Vietnam in HD E06 Peace With Honor (1970-1975) Vietnam in HD E06 Peace With Honor (1970-1975)
Vietnam War: The Real Story Vietnam War: The Real Story Vietnam: American Holocaust Vietnam: American Holocaust War of Two Worlds War of Two Worlds
Why Vietnam? (1965) Why Vietnam? (1965)    
Video channels
Videos in this channel
AdSense
Featured
Featured
Featured
Featured
Featured
Featured