U. S. Air Force pilots, flying F-105 "Thunderchief" fighter-bomber aircraft, returned over North Vietnam on?
Aerial view of area as F-105 approaches target
Views of flax, smoke from flax
Flashes of ground fire firing at attacking aircraft
Bomb hitting runway
View of runway
View of runway showing hits.
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Background: U. S. Air Force pilots, flying F-105 "Thunderchief" fighter-bomber aircraft, returned over North Vietnam on May 8, (1967), to attack the Hoa Lac airfield, 20 miles west of Hanoi for the fifth time. The Thailand-based F-105s from the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing, Korat Royal Thailand Air Force Base, concentrated on the runway, taxiway and parking revetments. Cloudy skies and heavy ground fire prevented accurate of the assessment by pilots reported fighting ??? rates on the runway.