45th Anniversary of Operation Frequent Wind

Due to the USS Midway Museum’s temporary closure and in accordance with government and health recommendations regarding social distancing and group gatherings as a result of COVID-19, we have made the decision to cancel the 45th Operation Frequent Wind Anniversary events.

This cancellation is subject to change, based on information provided by authorities and we hope to reopen and resume our museum operations and events soon.

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We appreciate everyone’s understanding as we together move through these challenging times and look forward to once again providing the Midway Magic experience to our guests in the near future.

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Operation Frequent Wind, 1975

LOCATION

USS Midway Museum
910 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

EVENT

Sadly, this event has been cancelled. Please check back here for updates regarding this event or the reopening of the USS Midway Museum.

ADMISSION

Sadly, this event has been cancelled. Please check back here for updates regarding this event or the reopening of the USS Midway Museum.

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THE ANNIVERSARY OF OPERATION FREQUENT WIND

In 1973 America’s fighting in Southeast Asia ended, placing the combat burden against North Vietnam squarely on the shoulders of the South Vietnamese Army (ARVN). In the spring of 1975, Hanoi’s latest offensive rapidly gained momentum, and by April 20th, defeat outside Saigon spelled the end of organized ARVN resistance. That same day, the Midway arrived off Vung Tau on the southern coast of South Vietnam…
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VERN JUMPER REMEMBERS OPERATION FREQUENT WIND

By the middle of April, the South Vietnamese were steadily losing ground and U. S. planners initiated a contingency evacuation plan to fly out government personnel and other imperiled people if South Vietnam collapsed. Called Operation Frequent Wind, the plan involved the use of U. S. Air Force helicopters to ferry the evacuees from landing zones around Saigon to ships of the Seventh Fleet waiting off shore, including the USS Midway…
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