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GLORY DAYS // B-57 IN VIETNAM

Combat Aircraft reviews the success of the B-57 in battle over south-east Asia during the Vietnam War, as it rained down bombs with accuracy in support of ground troops.

A B-57B heads north out of Phan Rang air base to bomb targets in North Vietnam. During the later stages of the war, this camouflage scheme replaced the bare metal finish.
John DeCillo via author

A rare patch — the only way aircrew could earn one was to fly at least one night mission over North Vietnam.

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