November 22, 1972 : First B-52 shot down over North Vietnam

Introduction

The United States loses its first B-52 of the war. The eight-engine bomber was brought down by a North Vietnamese surface-to-air missile near Vinh on the day when B-52s flew their heaviest raids of the war over North Vietnam. The Communistss claimed 19 B-52s shot down to date.

Article Details:

November 22, 1972 : First B-52 shot down over North Vietnam

  • Author

    History.com Staff

  • Website Name

    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    November 22, 1972 : First B-52 shot down over North Vietnam

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-b-52-shot-down-over-north-vietnam

  • Access Date

    December 16, 2017

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks