September 02, 1972 : 47th North Vietnamese MiG shot down

Introduction

Phuc Yen, 10 miles north of Hanoi, and one of the largest air bases in North Vietnam, is smashed by U.S. fighter-bombers. During the attack, a MiG was shot down, bringing the total to 47 enemy aircraft shot down since the beginning of the North Vietnamese offensive. At this point in the war, 18 U.S. planes had been shot down by MiGs.

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September 02, 1972 : 47th North Vietnamese MiG shot down

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    September 02, 1972 : 47th North Vietnamese MiG shot down

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/47th-north-vietnamese-mig-shot-down

  • Access Date

    December 17, 2017

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    A+E Networks