Loading coffins for return to New Zealand

Coffins containing the bodies of New Zealand soldiers killed in Vietnam are loaded onto a RNZAF aircraft in Saigon prior to their return to New Zealand. In total, 37 New Zealand combat troops lost their lives during the Vietnam War.


Image courtesy Noel Bell

How to cite this page: 'Loading coffins for return to New Zealand', URL: https://vietnamwar.govt.nz/photo/loading-coffins-return-new-zealand, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 25-May-2011