Eagle Flight 2

Herbicides such as Agent Orange defoliated the jungle and bombs dropped from B-52s created numerous deep craters. Many infantry operations from this base were to assess the damage done in B-52 raids.

B-52 raids loosened timbers in our bunkers when the bombed area was within 1 mile. When the target was farther, a bomb run gently shook our fire base like an earthquake. On occasion B-52 pilots spent a night in a fire base to experience the business end of their work. Many pilots wished for a ground attack to complete their combat zone experience but should be thankful for not getting one.

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