Tag: U-Tapao Royal Thai Airbase

B-52s at Andersen Air Base, Guam, during preparations for Operation Linebacker II in Dec. 1972.
"The three B-52s sat behind the runway hold line awaiting permission for the final B-52 takeoff from U-Tapao. Then tower cleared us for takeoff. On interplane frequency, I said, 'OK, guys, let's take our Buffs and go home,'" Jay Lacklen, former B-52 pilot Jay Lacklen is a former B-52 pilot with 12,500 flying hours and the author of two books, Flying...
The strategic bombing over North Vietnam lasted 11 days and its success heralded the end of the conflict The U.S. Air Force (USAF) honored the memory of those who served in Operation Linebacker II with a remembrance ceremony Dec. 16, 2016 at Andersen Air Force Base (AFB), Guam. As explained by Airman 1st Class Jacob Skovo, 36th Wing Public Affairs in...

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