Press Photograph (c.1966)
Machine Guns, North Vietnam
Vintage Silver Gelatin Print
8 x 10 ins / 20 x 26 cms
Press caption label and 'Cleared for Release by MACY' stamp. Inscribed 'Vietnam Photography'
Label to reverse reads: 'Communist Ground Fire. Saigon (7AF) - Machine Guns in North Viet Nam - Appearing to curve as it streaks skyward, this tracer pattern of enemy ground fire was recorded o film by Air Force Lt. Col. Morgan R. Beamer, 49, of Salinas, Calif., during a reconnaissance flight in an RF-4C Phantom over a staging area about 10 miles south of Dong Hoi. The night photos shows the ground, lighted by a flare, and tracer from small to medium anti-aircraft machine guns. Beamer is the commander of the 16th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron. (Air Force Photo)