Accession Number : ADA045012


Title :   The United States Air Force in Southeast Asia, 1961-1973


Corporate Author : OFFICE OF AIR FORCE HISTORY WASHINGTONDC


Personal Author(s) : Berger, Carl ; Ballard, Jack S ; Bowers, Ray L ; Doty, Roland W , Jr ; Futrell, R Frank


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a045012.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1977


Pagination or Media Count : 391


Abstract : The year 1973 saw the end of direct American combat involvement in the Southeast Asia conflict-a conflict sometimes referred to as the Indochina War, the Vietnam War etc. This book is an illustrated account of United States Air Force activities in that war from 1961 to 1973. It makes no pretence of being a comprehensive history of the war, or even of Air Force participation therein-not because it lacks historical authenticity (it contains only verifiable material), but simply because it is, by design, limited in scope and depth. Official, definitive histories are in progress but will not be widely available for several years. In the interim, this book can help fill a void in public knowledge of the Air Force's experience in Southeast Asia.


Descriptors :   *TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT , *AIR FORCE OPERATIONS , *VIETNAM , AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE , AIR FORCE , HISTORY , PRISONERS OF WAR , CAMBODIA , NORTH VIETNAM , SOUTH VIETNAM , LAOS , TACTICAL BOMBING , COUNTERINSURGENCY , SOUTHEAST ASIA , AIRLIFT OPERATIONS , INTERDICTION , AIR STRIKES


Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE