July 10, 1965 : MiGs shot down as bombing of North Vietnam continues

Introduction

U.S. planes continue heavy raids in South Vietnam and claim to have killed 580 guerrillas. U.S. Phantom jets, escorting fighter-bombers in a raid on the Yen Sen ammunition depot northwest of Hanoi, engaged North Vietnamese MiG-17s. Capt. Thomas S. Roberts with his backseater Capt. Ronald C. Anderson, and Capt. Kenneth E. Holcombe and his backseater Capt. Arthur C. Clark shot down two MiG-17s with Sidewinder missiles. The action marked the first U.S. Air Force air-to-air victories of the Vietnam War.

Article Details:

July 10, 1965 : MiGs shot down as bombing of North Vietnam continues

  • Author

    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    July 10, 1965 : MiGs shot down as bombing of North Vietnam continues

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/migs-shot-down-as-bombing-of-north-vietnam-continues

  • Access Date

    November 22, 2017

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    A+E Networks