Wolfgang Lehmann’s Day Planner

United States 1975

On April 30, 1975, the South Vietnamese capital of Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese Army, effectively ending the Vietnam War. In the days before, U.S. forces evacuated thousands of Americans and South Vietnamese. American diplomats were on the frontlines, organizing what would be the most ambitious helicopter evacuation in history.

This day planner was used by Wolfgang Lehmann, the Deputy Chief of Mission in Saigon. On the page documenting the day of April 30, 1975, you can see that Lehmann made two notes: “05:20 left Saigon” and “06:10 arrived USS Denver.” Evacuees were delivered to U.S. military ships off the coast of South Vietnam, such as the USS Denver.

  • Source/Credit: Gift of Estate of Wolfgang J. Lehmann
  • Catalog Number: 2019.0005.35
  • Created: 1975
  • Acquired: 2019

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