March 07, 1972 : Jets engage in aerial combat

Introduction

In the biggest air battle in Southeast Asia in three years, U.S. jets battle five North Vietnamese MiGs and shoot one down 170 miles north of the Demilitarized Zone. The 86 U.S. air raids over North Vietnam in the first two months of this year equaled the total for all of 1971.

Article Details:

March 07, 1972 : Jets engage in aerial combat

  • Author

    History.com Staff

  • Website Name

    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    March 07, 1972 : Jets engage in aerial combat

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jets-engage-in-aerial-combat

  • Access Date

    November 21, 2017

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks