.Evacuated Allies

Air America helicopter on the roof of an apartment building in Saigon taking on American civilians and Vietnamese refugees to fly them to safety on American ships in the South China Sea. Father Joe Devlin of San Jose was among those on the ladder seeking to get out of Saigon before the North Vietnamese Army arrived. Photo taken April 29, 1975. Often the building was described mistakenly as the US Embassy and the chopper as a US Marine chopper. Both assumptions are wrong.

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