The Fall of Saigon

Date taken: April 30, 1975
Location: Saigon, Vietnam

Photographer: Hubert van Es

Historical Events

  • 1975-04-29 Vietnam War: Operation Frequent Wind: The U.S. begins to evacuate US citizens from Saigon prior to an expected North Vietnamese takeover. U.S. involvement in the war comes to an end.
  • 1975-04-30 Last US helicopter leaves US embassy grounds, Saigon surrenders

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