Operation Arc Light

The Odyssey of Bat 21: the most famous EB-66 loss

The Odyssey of Bat 21: the most famous EB-66 loss

Bat 21: the most famous EB-66 loss Reports of an impending communist invasion of South Vietnam were confirmed when Maj… Read More

3 months ago

Bat 21 Gene Hambleton tells the story of when his EB-66 was shot down and recalls his harrowing rescue

"They were within two minutes of picking me up and all at once the helicopter goes up in a ball… Read More

2 years ago

The story behind this artwork featuring Jimmy Stewart’s B-52F dropping bombs on a daylight mission against Viet Cong infiltrators

Stewart is seen here flying B-52F 57-0149 (on its 36th combat sortie) on a daylight bombing mission against Viet Cong… Read More

2 years ago

When Jimmy Stewart flew B-52’s in Vietnam: the Story of the Hollywood Star who became an Air Force 2-Star General

Jimmy Stewart was a keen aviator and a great patriot, and in 1966 he insisted on participating in a bombing… Read More

4 years ago

Goodbye U-Tapao! Former B-52 pilot remembers the end of Operation Arc Light

"The three B-52s sat behind the runway hold line awaiting permission for the final B-52 takeoff from U-Tapao. Then tower… Read More

6 years ago

Operation Arc Light: when the iconic B-52 Stratofortress earned the nickname “BUFF”

Flying too high to be seen or heard B-52 bombers became one of the weapons most feared by the Viet… Read More

6 years ago