This Day in History
Ramey Air Force Base

B-52’s in the Vietnam War
June 17, 1965

The first B-52 bombers, like the one pictured here, took off from Guam and bombed Vietcong concentrations about thirty miles north of Saigon. It is the first mass bombing raid of the Vietnamese War and the first combat use ever of the heavy jet bombers.

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