Published May 18, 2015
U.S. Air Force aircraft drops a white phosphorus bomb on a Viet Cong postion in 1966. (U.S. Air Force image).
U.S. Air Force B-52 heavy bombers struck communist forces in the missions named ARC LIGHT. (U.S. Air Force photo).
B-52 attacks caused tremendous and terrifying destruction. (U.S. Air Force photo).
U.S. Air Force Combat Controllers on the ground often directed aerial resupply drops. (U.S. Air Force photo).
Many isolated outposts depended on U.S. Air Force cargo aircraft for supplies. (U.S. Air Force photo).
U.S. Air Force maintainers worked long hours in harsh conditions to keep aircraft flying. (U.S. Air Force photo).
U.S. Air Force heavy transports brought supplies and troops to Southeast Asia, and also returned wounded to the U.S. (U.S. Air Force photo).
U.S. Air Force aircraft dropped leaflets in Southeast Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo).
U.S. Air Force aircraft dropped leaflets in Southeast Asia. This one enouraged communist forces to question their cause: It says, "Is now the time to return home to your family? Which scenery would you chooose?" (U.S. Air Force image).
Please note Springfield Street, the road that leads to the museum’s entrance, is undergoing construction through the beginning of September. Expect lane reductions and some delays. Please follow the signs and instructions provided by the road crews.
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is located at:
1100 Spaatz Street
Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433
(near Dayton, Ohio)