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Operation Frequent Wind

Operation Frequent Wind was the final phase in the evacuation of American civilians and "at-risk" Vietnamese from Saigon, South Vietnam prior to the takeover of the city by the North Vietnamese Army in the Fall of Saigon. More than 7,000 people were evacuated by helicopter from various points in Saigon.
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    • Essentials 

    • Planning 

    • Preparations on the ground 

    • Options 1 and 2 – fixed-wing evacuation 

    • Task Force 76 

    • Tan Son Nhut under attack 

    • Option 4 – White Christmas in April 

    • Security and air support 

    • Air America 

    • The DAO compound 

    • The Embassy 

    • Chaos at sea 

    • Results of the evacuation 

    • Memorials 

    • In popular culture