Sandy Colton ©Stars and StripesOver South Vietnam, 1959: Student pilots from the Republic of Vietnam Air Force fly in formation in their T-6 Texan training aircraft. Cadets at the air academy, based in Nha Trang, were trained by U.S. Air Force pilots; top finishers in the program were to be sent to the U.S. after graduation for further training.

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