May 19, 1964 : U.S. Air Force begins Operation Yankee Team

Introduction

The United States initiates low-altitude target reconnaissance flights over southern Laos by U.S. Navy and Air Force aircraft. Two days later, similar flights were commenced over northern Laos. These flights were code-named Yankee Team and were meant to assist the Royal Lao forces in their fight against the communist Pathet Lao and their North Vietnamese and Viet Cong allies.

Article Details:

May 19, 1964 : U.S. Air Force begins Operation Yankee Team

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

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    May 19, 1964 : U.S. Air Force begins Operation Yankee Team

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  • Access Date

    November 19, 2017

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