World War, 1914-1918; Antiaircraft guns; Artillery (Weaponry); Firearms; Machine guns; Arms & armament
A German soldier is shown in a field at his sunken station aiming his antiaircraft gun skyward. The shadow of the war photograph appears in the image. A two-wheeled cart is in the background of the shot.
This page is a poem,"Prisoner's Prayer." Mitchener notes that it was memorized by a POW from scratchings on the wall in a Vienna transition camp. The poem asks for God's protection for airmen facing "shell, flak, fire, and foe." He writes, in part,...
Mountains; Military facilities; Trucks; Cities & towns
Eight soldiers posing in and around a truck in Qui Nhon. Chris Ammons is standing in the center wearing glasses, helmet, and flak jacket. Other soldiers wear hats, helmets, or no headgear at all. Only one carries an M16.
Military vehicles; Cities & towns; Streets; Military personnel; Soldiers; Military uniforms; Arms & armament
Several soldiers outfitted with helmets, rifles, and flak vests are riding in a small truck through Qui Nhon on their way back to the military base at Vung Chua Mountain. All but the driver are wearing helmets. They are driving toward a group of...
Military personnel; Soldiers; Uniforms; Military uniforms; Helmets; Trucks
A soldier sitting in the back of a truck about to leave Vung Chua Mountain, probably headed to Qui Nhon or to a patrol on the other side of the mountain. He wears sunglasses and a wristwatch and displays the signal brigade patch on his sleeve.
Military personnel; Soldiers; Uniforms; Military uniforms; Hats; Helmets
A young soldier, whom Ammons believes to be named Clark, at the signal base on Vung Chua Mountain. He is in a camouflage-green helmet and wears a flak vest over his uniform. Stacks of sandbags can be seen behind him near the entrance to a bunker.
Military personnel; Soldiers; Military uniforms; Hats; Arms & armament; Helmets; Military vehicles
Photograph taken behind a group of soldiers preparing to go out on patrol at dusk. All appear to be wearing helmets and M69 flak vests. Several soldiers are carrying M-16 rifles. Two M35 2.5-ton trucks are also visible. The M35 was; nicknamed...