Soviet specialists inspect the wreckage of the B-52 Stratofortress which was shot down near Hanoi on 23 December 1972.
How many c130s were shot down in Vietnam?
The 1968 Kham Duc C-130 shootdown was the aircraft shootdown of a United States Air Force Lockheed C-130B Hercules aircraft during the Battle of Kham Duc on May 12, 1968. All 155 people on board were killed.
Has a B-52 ever been shot down?
The United States loses its first B-52 of the war. The eight-engine bomber was brought down by a North Vietnamese surface-to-air missile near Vinh on the day when B-52s flew their heaviest raids of the war over North Vietnam. The Communistss claimed 19 B-52s shot down to date.
How many soldiers fell out of helicopters in Vietnam?
Gen. Robert Hayes, a Vietnam War pilot and former chief of staff and commander of Army Guard for Nevada, spoke about his experiences during the war. Of the more than 12,000 helicopters operating in Vietnam, more than 5,000 were destroyed by combat or accidents.
How many Vietnam pilots died?
Almost all were Army. Total helicopter pilots killed in the Vietnam War was 2,202. Total non-pilot crew members was 2704.
What is the oldest B-52 still in service?
The youngest B-52s still in active service are about 58 years old. These are the “H” models, the last of which were delivered to the Air Force in 1962 – compare this to the fact that almost 39% of men and women serving in the Air Force are less than 26 years old.