Chu Lai, basecamp
for the Americal Division, US Army, Vietnam
Chu Lai, Vietnam 1969-70. The air was filled each day with helicopters
such as this Chinook moving
sling loads of ammunition, supplies, or water blivits between the sprawling
Americal Division base
camp and outlying bases. Hot sun and hot sand were a constant
during the dry season (Dec to Sep).
USAF C-123 at the Chu Lai airfield. The aircraft was used, in
part, to move soldiers between Chu
Lai and Saigon. Note the attack aircraft near the hardened shelters
in the background. Color
photos provided by John Naughton, USARV Military Judge and visitor
to Chu Lai.
Aerial view of Chu Lai base Vietnam. Americal HQ at bottom.
Official photo provided by Les Hines, ADVA historian.
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