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Photo-reconnaissance in SEAPhoto-reconnaissance in SEA
Photo-reconnaissance in SEA

Photograph taken on an RF-4C mission, showing three burned-out communist trucks. The RF-4Cs could take photographs day or night using optical cameras, infrared cameras or radar. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 1/13/2014

Photo-reconnaissance in SEAPhoto-reconnaissance in SEA
Photo-reconnaissance in SEA

Enemy activity required constant monitoring. This December 1972 photo shows repairs to an important bridge just east of Hanoi, North Vietnam. It had been bombed earlier that year. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Photo-reconnaiss


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Photo-reconnaissance in SEAPhoto-reconnaissance in SEA
Photo-reconnaissance in SEA

Photo interpreters carefully analyzed reconnaissance images. Using highly-specialized knowledge and skills, they provided valuable intelligence about enemy activities and threats. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Photo-reconnaiss


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RF-4C CrewRF-4C Crew
RF-4C Crew

Camera technicians Staff Sgt. Gerald Richey (left) and Tech. Sgt. Harold Cockrum quickly retrieve film from an RF-4C. Rapid photo processing, analysis and distribution were top priorities. (U.S. Air Force photo)
RF-4C Crew


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RF-101C CrewRF-101C Crew
RF-101C Crew

Two RF-4C aircrews fully outfitted for a mission. Unlike the single-seat RF-101C, the RF-4C carried a pilot in the front seat and a pilot/navigator in the back seat. (U.S. Air Force photo)
RF-101C Crew


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McDonnell Douglas RF-4CMcDonnell Douglas RF-4C
McDonnell Douglas RF-4C

An early, uncamouflaged RF-4C in a protective revetment. The first RF-4Cs deployed to Southeast Asia with the 16th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron in the fall of 1965. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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McDonnell RF-101CMcDonnell RF-101C
McDonnell RF-101C

RF-101C pilot deploying the braking parachute upon landing after a mission over North Vietnam in 1967. Flights over North Vietnam were especially hazardous, and many aircraft were shot down. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Early USAF Reconnaissance in SEAEarly USAF Reconnaissance in SEA
Early USAF Reconnaissance in SEA

The first ABLE MABLE pilots in front of an RF-101C: Front row (left to right) 1st Lt. Fred Muesegaes, Maj. Ken Harbst and 1st Lt. Jack Weatherby; Back row (left to right) Capt. Ralph DeLucia, Capt. Bill Whitten and 1st Lt. John Linihan. Muesegaes, Weatherby, Linihan and Whitten also flew RT-33A PROJECT FIELD GOAL missions. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Early USAF Reconnaissance in SEAEarly USAF Reconnaissance in SEA
Early USAF Reconnaissance in SEA

Reconnaissance image of Vang Vieng airfield, Laos, from a PROJECT FIELD GOAL flight in May 1961. At the time, the Soviets were using this airstrip to resupply Pathet Lao insurgents. Visible in the photo is smoke from three anti-aircraft guns firing at the RT-33A. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Early USAF Reconnaissance in SEAEarly USAF Reconnaissance in SEA
Early USAF Reconnaissance in SEA

This RT-33A flew secret reconnaissance missions in the spring of 1961 under the code name PROJECT FIELD GOAL. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Forward Air Controller (FAC) O-1Forward Air Controller (FAC) O-1
Forward Air Controller (FAC) O-1

In addition to directing airstrikes, FACs conducted visual reconnaissance. Their intimate knowledge of a local area made them very good at finding the enemy. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Lockheed SR-71Lockheed SR-71
Lockheed SR-71

The sleek and powerful SR-71 had sophisticated sensors and unique capabilities. It was nicknamed the “Habu” after a venomous, hooded snake. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Lockheed SR-71


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