Inside the US Air Force's Kabul Airlift operation

Broadly considered an operational success, the Kabul Airlift was also a record-breaking effort by the US Air Force. Babak Taghvaee reports

For more than 45 years, the aerial evacuation of Vietnam – Operation Frequent Wind – was the largest of its kind in US history. Between April 4 and September 16, 1975 More than 50,000 American civilians and ‘at-risk’ Vietnamese fled Saigon by air, the majority on United States Air Force (USAF) Lockheed C-130Hercules and C-141 Starlifter medium and heavy airlifters.

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