The nine-ship lift was a nine-helicopter-strong formation which transported around 50 men to the field from fire support bases. Here, the first five Hueys in a nine-ship lift have just dropped members of a combat infantry unit near Dau Tieng.
Hovering U. Army helicopters pour machine gun fire into the tree line to cover the advance of South Vietnamese ground troops in an attack on a Viet Cong camp 18 miles north of Tay Ninh, northwest of Saigon near the Cambodian border, in March 1965
The second wave of combat helicopters of the Air Cavalry Division fly over an RTO and his commander on an isolated landing zone during Operation Pershing, a search and destroy mission on the Bong Son Plain and An Lao Valley of South Vietnam.
Soldiers relax aboard a Bell Iroquois - the Huey. Being aboard a helicopter was like being on a miniature vacation, as it provided a few moments of rest "out of the war." Photo by Charlie Haughey ~ Vietnam War
Vietnam War -- Huey helicopters, carrying troops of the U. Airborne Brigade, settle in for a landing near the Montagnard village of Plei Ho Drong in August, Robert McNamara & others who weren't being physically hurt.