TITLE

The Last TAIL GUNNERS

AUTHOR(S)
CARTER, HOWARD
PUB. DATE
March 2013
SOURCE
Air Classics;Mar2013, Vol. 49 Issue 3, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article describes the feats of the tail-gunners who manned the MD-9 tail turret machines aboard B-52 bombers dispatched to hit North Vietnamese targets during the "Linebacker II," operation carried out by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) from December 18 to 29, 1972. It also claims that Linebacker II did achieve the desired political outcomes of U.S. President Richard Nixon, but political bungling diminished the effectiveness of the operation, which ultimately delayed the end of the Vietnam War.
ACCESSION #
85331663

 

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