August 17

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Vietnam War

Aug 17, 1968:

117,000 combat missions flown over North Vietnam in three years

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.

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