Shuttling cargo and troops to all points of South Vietnam has become daily routine for members of the 483rd Troop Carrier Wing at Cam Ranh Air Base.
Caribou on flight line
483rd Troop Carrier Wing Sign
Airman working on propeller of Caribou
Vietnamese using forklift truck to load supplies aboard Caribou
Caribou taxiing, takeoff and inflight
Interior view of C-7A inflight
Aerial view of Doo Lap Special Forces Camp
Caribou paradrops cargo
Caribou landing at Cam Ranh Bay
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Background: Shuttling cargo and troops to all points of South Vietnam has become daily routine for members of the 483rd Troop Carrier Wing at Cam Ranh Air Base.
The Wing has six squadrons in Vietnam to handle the mass movement of vital cargo and supplies in support of ground operations, including aerial resupply of outlying U.S. Army Special Forces Camps.
The C-7A "Caribou" aircraft, turned over to the U.S. Air Force by the Army on January 1, 1967, is fast becoming one of the "work horses" of the 483rd. The capability of the Caribou to land and takeoff from short, unimproved airstrips in remote areas, has greatly increased the efficiency of the 483rd Troop Carrier Wing to deliver supplies and equipment in support of allied troops engaged in battle with Viet Cong and Regular North Vietnamese forces.
This film depicts a typical mission and ground performed by airmen of the 483rd including loading, transporting and para-dropping supplies and ammunition to the fighting men in the field.
Here, at Can Ranh Bay, this C-7A Caribou is loaded with cargo for delivery to the Special Forces Camp at Doo Lap near the Cambodian Border. Soon, the aircraft is over the drop area and releases its cargo on target for use by the Special Forces soldiers in the remote area.