By Bernard C Nalty
Offers with the position of the us Air strength in advising the South Vietnamese Air strength and waging conflict in South Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos from 1968 via 1975.
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North Vietnamese or Viet Cong communications analysts might pick up radar jamming signals, indicating that the cells and their escort would pass near radar-controlled guns or missiles. Intercepted radio traffic, using infrequently changed call signs, might reveal the approach of the bombers and 29 Air War over South Vietnam, 1968–1975 their location at the moment, while the presence of any radar suppression escort was an additional clue to the general course the B–52s were following. 22 Photo reconnaissance proved more helpful in defeating the Tet offensive than in obtaining day-to-day evidence of B–52 effectiveness.
After receiving reports of gunfire near the hotel, a duty officer at Tan Son Nhut told the airmen to return immediately to the airfield. Four officers at the Marlin failed to get the word, however, and were trapped when the Viet Cong attacked the building. 26 Scattered among several billets in Saigon, the crews of the Fairchild C–123s operating out of Tan Son Nhut did not receive a recall notice and were cut off by the January 31 fighting. Relief crews had to be flown in from Phan Rang for the C–123s, since the 834th Air Division, the headquarters responsible for airlift in South Vietnam, had decided to transfer these aircraft and all other Tan Son Nhut-based transports not parked in protective revetments to safer airfields.
S. Grant Sharp; and to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. For some overriding reason, such as interference with another more critical activity, any of the reviewers might veto a strike. If they remained silent, and they usually did, the 3d Air Division headquarters issued an operations order for the specific day, formally authorizing the attacks and establishing takeoff times. Radar operators in Southeast Asia directed the actual bombing, using the Combat Skyspot radar targeting equipment and techniques developed over the years.
Air War Over South Vietnam, 1968-1975 by Bernard C Nalty