View of the first three U.S. B-52 bombers (of a force of 15) landing at U-Tapao Airbase, Thailand on April 10, 1967. These bombers hit targets in Vietnam on their way to U-Tapao. (The entire force arrived during the period from April through July, 1967, on temporary assignment from the Strategic Air Command 4433rd Bomb Wing at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam.) The B-52s are under the command of the SAC 3rd Air Division. The aircraft land with wing flaps down and deploy drag chutes to slow their ground rolls.Officers of the 4258th Strategic Wing,and Royal Thai Air Force greet the arriving aircrews. The event is recorded by photographers, along with newsmen from Japan, Thailand, United States and Philippines.
Pilots view from cockpit during landing of an aircraft at Chiang Mai Air Base in Thailand. Plane flies over fields in Thailand as it approaches runway number 36 at Chiang Mai AB . It taxis along the runway after landing.
An aircraft flies over muddy fields in Thailand as it approaches the runway at Nakhon Phanom Air Base in Thailand. It lands on runway number 15 and taxis along the runway after landing. Water along the sides of the runway.
United States F-105D aircraft of 34th Tactical Fighter Squadron at Korat air base in Thailand during Vietnam War. Three United States F-105D aircraft armed with 750 lb general purpose bombs taxi to the arming area at the Korat air base in Thailand. Airmen remove safety pins from the bomb rack and arm the gun nose. Aircraft lined up. A F-105 D aircraft named Dragon with a 750 lb general purpose bomb. F-105 Ds loaded with bombs and rocket pods taxi from arming area and start the take off run as they leave for a mission.
United States President Lyndon B. Johnson and the First Lady in Washington D.C., United States. King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit of Thailand visit Washington D.C. President and his wife welcome the dignitaries. The King and Queen arrive at the Executive Mansion with military Hhonor. Mrs. Johnson speaks to the Queen of Thailand.
The Tactical Air Control system nicknamed 'Combat Lightning' augmented to provide aircraft alert warnings in North Vietnam. U.S. fighter and bomber aircraft in flight to attack North Vietnam. A bomber in flight and drops bomb on the target. Explosions due to bombardment. A USAF ( United States Air Force ) KC-135 Stratotanker, airborne automatic relay link between Da Nang and any other ground radar, in flight. 4258 Strategic airmen seated on chairs. An officer points with a stick on a map and briefs about a test and check out program. A signal officer signals to a USAF Boeing EC-135 as it taxis and takes off for a 24 hour coverage. The Combat Lightning radio operator in contact with U-Tapao Air Force Base in Thailand and the aircraft. The relieving aircraft in flight. The radio operator at the controls. He maintains a traffic log and plots on an area chart of North Vietnam. He supervises the operation. An armament and electronics maintenance technician conducts an in flight maintenance. He unplugs a malfunctioning unit, removes it from the rack and substitutes it with a spare. When the change is completed he reports to the radio operator.