This footage was shot in March and April 1975, while Task Group 76.4 was on station in the Gulf of Siam.
Task Group 76.4 underway.
U. S. Marines perform helicopter maintenance aboard the USS OKINAWA.
Marines exercising on deck of US OKINAWA.
Task Group underway.
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Background: This footage was shot in March and April 1975, while Task Group 76.4 was on station in the Gulf of Siam.
The U. S. Navy Task Group 76.4, on station in the Gulf of Siam, assisted in the evacuation of personnel from Phnom Penh. The helicopter carrier USS OKINAWA (LPH-3), along with the USS VANCOUVER (LPD-2), USS THOMASTON (ISD-28), USS PEORIA (LST-1183), USS H. B. WILSON (DDG-7), and the EDSON (DD-946) comprise Task Group 76.4.
On board the USS OKINAWA is Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462 of Marine Aircraft Group-36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. This Squadron consists primarily of heavy cargo (CH-53D) "Sen Stallion" helicopters.