Incident during Operation Townsville, 20 April 1970

Free Fire Zone incident, 20 April 1970

Near miss: Members of Whiskey 3 Company cool off in the ocean during Operation Townsville, 20 April 1970. Moments later, a US aircraft almost attacked the New Zealanders, after initially mistaking them for VC. Read more about this incident.

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Photos taken by Pte Chris Stock, W3 Coy HQ. First published on W3 website.

How to cite this page: 'Incident during Operation Townsville', URL: http://www.vietnamwar.govt.nz/photo/incident-during-operation-townsville, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 15-Nov-2011