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Operation NiagaraOperation Niagara
Operation Niagara

The intensive B-52 bombardment of enemy forces at Khe Sanh was shown by this montage pieced together from reconnaissance photos. White dots indicate where bombs fell (white areas on right show cloud cover). The heavy saturation of pock marks in the enemy-held area above Khe Sanh shows the remarkable accuracy of the B-52s. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 6/6/2013

Operation NiagaraOperation Niagara
Operation Niagara

As seen from another aircraft, bombs released from a B-52 fall on communist forces attacking Khe Sanh. The aerial bombing campaign in support of the besieged American forces at Khe Sanh was named OPERATION NIAGARA for this “waterfall” of bombs. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Operation NiagaraOperation Niagara
Operation Niagara

Air Force B-52s drop their loads of bombs on a close air support mission over Khe Sanh. Even from very high altitudes, they could accurately place their bombs within one-sixth of a mile of the besieged American forces. The aerial bombing campaign in support of the besieged American forces at Khe Sanh was named OPERATION NIAGARA for this “waterfall” of bombs. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Operation Niagara

Marines rush to unload cargo from a USAF C-130 at Khe Sanh while a forward air controller (FAC) flies cover in the O-2 in the background. The FAC could quickly call in close air support to keep the enemy from firing mortar rounds at the C-130. Note the hole left in the ramp by a mortar. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Operation Niagara

A U.S. Marine photographer is shown taking a photo of a USAF F-100 accurately delivering its bombs just a few yards outside the perimeter wire at Khe Sanh on March 15, 1968. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Besieged U.S. Marines at Khe Sanh, Vietnam, watch as a U.S. Air Force F-4 makes close air support strike over the area. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Close Air Support in SEAClose Air Support in SEA
Close Air Support in SEA

On the hot flight line at Phu Cat Air Base, Airmen 2nd Class Francis Branch (left) and John Sellung remove a 20mm cannon from an F-100 in October 1967. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 6/5/2013

Close Air Support in SEAClose Air Support in SEA
Close Air Support in SEA

While taking a break during a combat sweep south of Chu Lai, South Vietnam, these U.S. Army soldiers watch air strikes pound suspected communist positions in November 1969. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Close Air Support in SEA

An F-4C from the 12th Tactical Fighter Wing delivers close air support to armored vehicles in South Vietnam during April 1969. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Close Air Support in SEA

An F-100 finishes its attack on an enemy target. Depending on the type of target, F-100s could deliver a deadly mixture of conventional bombs, cluster bombs, rockets and napalm. They could also strafe enemy forces with their four devastating 20mm cannon. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Close Air Support in SEA

This F-100 pilot from the 90th Tactical Fighter Squadron targeted communist forces in South Vietnam with napalm in March 1966. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Close Air Support in SEAClose Air Support in SEA
Close Air Support in SEA

To provide close air support as quickly as possible, the USAF kept strike aircraft and aircrews on alert. Here, Maj. Anthony Sheehan (front) and Capt. James McNeil run from their alert hut to their armed and waiting F-100s at Phan Rang Air Base in 1967. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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