• UH-1D Iroquois helicopters airlift members of the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regt. From the Fihol Rubber Plantation to a new staging area during "Operation Wahiawa", a search and destroy mission conducted by the 25th Infantry Division, northeast of Cu Chi, Vietnam."

    Operation Wahiawa

    UH-1D Iroquois helicopters airlift members of the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regt. From the Fihol Rubber Plantation to a new staging area during "Operation Wahiawa", a search and destroy mission conducted by the 25th Infantry Division, northeast of...

  • Major Bruce Crandall's UH-1D helicopter climbs skyward after discharging a load of infantrymen on a search and destroy mission.

    Under Fire

    Major Bruce Crandall's UH-1D helicopter climbs skyward after discharging a load of infantrymen on a search and destroy mission.

  • U.S. Army Maj. Bruce Crandall flies a rescue mission in Vietnam with fellow Medal of Honor Recipient Ed Freeman. The only time the two pilots and friends flew together, they rescued Freeman's co-pilot, Frank Moreno, who had crashed."

    Rescue Mission

    U.S. Army Maj. Bruce Crandall flies a rescue mission in Vietnam with fellow Medal of Honor Recipient Ed Freeman. The only time the two pilots and friends flew together, they rescued Freeman's co-pilot, Frank Moreno, who had crashed."

  • 1st Cavalry Soldiers disembark a UH-1 Iroquois helicopter in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam."

    Drop-Off in Ia Drang

    1st Cavalry Soldiers disembark a UH-1 Iroquois helicopter in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam."

  • During a UH-1 Iroquois helicopter's steady descent, a U.S. Army Soldier standing on a landing skid, prepares to touch ground."

    Steady Descent

    During a UH-1 Iroquois helicopter's steady descent, a U.S. Army Soldier standing on a landing skid, prepares to touch ground."

  • Soldiers on a search and recovery mission during the Vietnam War.  Their ride, a UH-1 Iroquois helicopter, is parked nearby."

    Search and Recovery

    Soldiers on a search and recovery mission during the Vietnam War. Their ride, a UH-1 Iroquois helicopter, is parked nearby."

  • Soldiers awaiting the second wave of UH-1 Iroquois helicopters on an isolated landing zone during "Operation Pershing" (Vietnam War)."

    Operation Pershing

    Soldiers awaiting the second wave of UH-1 Iroquois helicopters on an isolated landing zone during "Operation Pershing" (Vietnam War)."

  • A UH-1B Iroquois helicopter idle on the tarmac."

    UH-1B Iroquois

    A UH-1B Iroquois helicopter idle on the tarmac."

  • A UH-1D Iroquois helicopter in flight."

    UH-1D Iroquois

    A UH-1D Iroquois helicopter in flight."

  • Amidst a "low and slow" fly-over in Vietnam, a U.S. Army Soldier prepares to jump to the ground from a UH-1 Iroquois helicopter."

    Jumping from a Huey

    Amidst a "low and slow" fly-over in Vietnam, a U.S. Army Soldier prepares to jump to the ground from a UH-1 Iroquois helicopter."

  • A Blue Team Rifle Squad from the 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry, exiting a UH-1 Iroquois helicopter."

    UH-1 Troop Disembarkment

    A Blue Team Rifle Squad from the 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry, exiting a UH-1 Iroquois helicopter."

Article Audio

  • The UH-1 Iroquois in Vietnam
  • Dr. Erik Villard, historian at the U.S. Army center of Military History, discusses the legacy of the UH-1 Iroquois helicopter as it was used by American forces in the Vietnam War.

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