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    Museum Audio Tour 29: Modern Flight Gallery: SEA War Into the Fray

    Museum Audio Tour 29: Modern Flight Gallery: SEA War Into the Fray

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    National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    Initially, the South Vietnamese fought against southern communist Vietnamese insurgents called the National Liberation Front. These guerrillas became more commonly known as Viet Cong or “VC.” Later, North Vietnam sent regular North Vietnamese army troops to aid the VC. In late 1961, the U.S. sent personnel to train the South Vietnamese military to defend itself. Although U.S. troops were not to engage in combat, VC guerrillas did not operate under the same restrictions, and they soon shot down four U.S. Army helicopters. American casualties increased as Viet Cong activity increased. In response, the U.S. stepped up its assistance and supply program in order to finish training the South Vietnamese and withdraw its personnel. As the pace of Viet Cong operations rose over the next three years, U.S. personnel got permission to engage the enemy under certain conditions - many operations consisted of Army and Marine helicopter units supporting South Vietnamese troops. One U.S. Air Force contribution to the early effort was flare dropping from modified World War II-era C-47 cargo planes to light the sky during nighttime VC attacks. Early in 1962, the U.S. Air Force also began tests of defoliating the jungle to deny the enemy cover. Nevertheless, U.S. strategy still called for building up the South Vietnamese military to the point where it could fight and win its own battles, and then remove U.S. forces as soon as possible.



    Date Taken: 12.31.1969
    Date Posted: 09.02.2015 13:23
    Category: Newscasts
    Audio ID: 41938
    Filename: 1509/DOD_102704317.mp3
    Length: 00:01:33
    Album Museum Audio Tour
    Track # 29
    Location: DAYTON, OH, US 

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