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Preparing for a mission, 1970

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: October 29, 2020

Russ Anderson ©Stars and Stripes
Utapao Royal Thai Navy Airfield, Thailand, January, 1970: An airman prepares bombs for a B-52 Stratofortress mission over Southeast Asia. Thailand was the starting point for the majority of B-52 missions during the Vietnam war; others took off from Guam and Okinawa.

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