August 17, 1968 : 117,000 combat missions flown over North Vietnam in three years

Introduction

Defense Department figures put the number of combat missions flown over North Vietnam since February 1965 to 117,000, dropping over 2.5 million tons of bombs and rockets.

Article Details:

August 17, 1968 : 117,000 combat missions flown over North Vietnam in three years

  • Author

    History.com Staff

  • Website Name

    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    August 17, 1968 : 117,000 combat missions flown over North Vietnam in three years

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/117000-combat-missions-flown-over-north-vietnam-in-three-years

  • Access Date

    November 19, 2017

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks