Vietnam War Photograph Album documenting air assault and ground operations conducted by the 9th Infantry Division. Brow Anusuk, et. al.
Vietnam War Photograph Album documenting air assault and ground operations conducted by the 9th Infantry Division
Vietnam War Photograph Album documenting air assault and ground operations conducted by the 9th Infantry Division
Vietnam War Photograph Album documenting air assault and ground operations conducted by the 9th Infantry Division
Vietnam War Photograph Album documenting air assault and ground operations conducted by the 9th Infantry Division
Vietnam War Photograph Album documenting air assault and ground operations conducted by the 9th Infantry Division
Vietnam War Photograph Album documenting air assault and ground operations conducted by the 9th Infantry Division

Vietnam War Photograph Album documenting air assault and ground operations conducted by the 9th Infantry Division

Vietnam: 9th Infantry Division, 1968. Album. Collection of 20 8” x 10” b/w photographs taken by military photographers within the 9th Infantry Division. Stored within a 10” x 12” ring-bound “Memories of South Viet-Nam” album. About half have divisional use/credit hand-stamps and/or docketing on the reverse. One is captioned, “Field of Reeds.” Overall in very nice shape; all of the photos can be easily removed from the album. A few have pinholes or tiny chips in the corners from mounting to a wall, several have paint stains on the reverse, one has some creases and short tears, and one has a ring stain on the front. The album is lightly worn; its self-adhesive pages are no longer tacky. Very good. Item #009025

The images show air assault, ground, and riverine operations; they include: * U.S. and Vietnamese soldiers patrolling in Mekong Delta, * A fire team in a small Vietnamese boat, * Soldiers standing alongside an M-113 personnel carrier, * A medic attending to a soldier’s leg wound, * A soldier firing an M-60 machine gun with brass flying, * Soldiers watching smoke billow bombs dropped in an air attack, * and UH-1, Cobra, and CH-47 helicopters in action (probably from the 214th Combat Aviation Battalion which operated in direct support of the 9th Infantry Division).

The 9th Infantry Division was tasked with the most challenging assignment in all of Vietnam, securing the approach to Saigon from the Mekong River Delta. It operated within what was initially Viet Cong controlled territory and was specifically charged with defending the area’s population from Communist insurgents and facilitating South Vietnamese government’s pacification program. The division’s success was remarkable, and by the end of 1968, most of the Viet Cong had been driven from Long An Province and most of the roads had been reopened under South Vietnamese control. Deserted villages were reoccupied and thousands of acres previously abandoned rice fields had been put back into production.

Overall, a sound visual record of operations within the Mekong Delta using candid photographs taken by official soldier-photographers.

Price: $350.00

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