Category: US Air Force

USAF de Havilland Canada C-7 Caribou landing at Dak Seang. The…

USAF de Havilland Canada C-7 Caribou landing at Dak Seang. The smoke visible was used to show direction of the winds, 5 November 1971.

“Christmas Menu” for the USAF 366th Tactical Fighter Wing in Da…

“Christmas Menu” for the USAF 366th Tactical Fighter Wing in Da Nang, 1967

USAF de Havilland Canada C-7 Caribou, decorated as a “SantaBou”…


“Happy New Year Too; 535th”


“Welcome; Free Booze, smoke; Cheers”

USAF de Havilland Canada C-7 Caribou, decorated as a “SantaBou” for Christmas, at Pleiku Air Base, 1971.

usnatarchivesexhibits: Operation Linebacker II After peace…

usnatarchivesexhibits:

Operation Linebacker II

After peace talks between the United States and North Vietnam broke down in 1972, the American military carried out Operation Linebacker II, the sequel to an aerial campaign completed earlier that year. Also known as the “Christmas Bombings” or “December Raids,” American B-52s delivered heavy infrastructural damage to North Vietnam resulting in mass power outages and destroying the rail system. Operation Linebacker II resulted in approximately 1,600 civilian casualties.

Bombs lined up as preparations are made for LINEBACKER Operations over North Vietnam

A munitions specialists prepares a bomb that will be used during LINEBACKER Operations over North Vietnam

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Always post this on the Marine Corps Birthday :) My dad in the…

Always post this on the Marine Corps Birthday 🙂 My dad in the Corps working dogs.

They were the first dog platoon to arrive in Vietnam. This was also the fist time dogs had been used since WW2. Here he is near Danang, Sept 1965, 3rd Marine Div, 1st Provisional Dog Platoon.

Caption from usmc.mil site:

3rdMarDiv
Vietnam
STOP HIM- -Cpl Herman J. Herden (San Antonio, TX) commands his sentry dog “Rex” to the attack as Air Force TSgt William Sorrells plays the “enemy” in a practice session at the 1st Marine Provisional Dog Platoon site near Danang.

This was in Leatherneck Magazine also.

Submitted by the child of a veteran.

hisunshiine:Soldiers in Vietnam. My grandpa is on the right end….

hisunshiine:

Soldiers in Vietnam. My grandpa is on the right end. So interesting finding pictures from that time. I love history.

From the source: US Air Force flight line, Bien Hoa Air Base….

From the source:

US Air Force flight line, Bien Hoa Air Base. Mostly F-100’s but notice the four delta wing F-102 interceptor’s at lower right standing by for the MiGs that never came. An F-102 crashed after takeoff just over the river in the background when I was in the 190th AHC. One of our helicopters was there to pick him up before his parachute hit the ground.

480th F4 Phantom Phu Cat RVN 1970. Know anyone? Call handle…

480th F4 Phantom Phu Cat RVN 1970. Know anyone? Call handle Cobra!

Submitted by a veteran.

Offloading rockets from a USAF Lockheed C-130 Hercules, Song Be…

Offloading rockets from a USAF Lockheed C-130 Hercules, Song Be Army Air Field, circa 1969.

From the source: “TSgt Clay Palmer & TSgt Carl Powers at…

From the source: “TSgt Clay Palmer & TSgt Carl Powers at radar site.” Date and location unknown.