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Old 2 August 2017, 20:04
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This was one of the later missions of Linebacker II, after they got hammered on (IIRC) day three of the operation. That night they lost double digits of B52's and that prompted an entire rethink of TTP's. The early missions were planned by SAC, and were very "marginal." After severe losses, planning was delegated downward, and suppression operations, coordination and timing were far better.

I had an uncle who was ground crew at Utapao in 1971-73, and he had some interesting stories about the B52 missions. S/F.....Ken M
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