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Vietnam Lecture Series: The Air War

The Vietnam War was the first war in which air power in its many forms influenced virtually every aspect of military operations.  While an array of fixed-wing bombers and attack aircraft were engaged in operations throughout both North and South Vietnam, helicopters were a pervasive presence throughout the South and sometimes in the North.  The “Air War” session provides an overview of the role of a wide variety of aircraft in the war and reflects the experiences of five individuals who participated, including Lewis Watt, who served as a Marine aviator for two tours—one as a helicopter pilot and one as an F-4 pilot; Al Turgeon, who served as an Army helicopter pilot; Al Sever, who was an Army helicopter crew chief; Bob Booz, who served as an Air Force Caribou pilot; and Ted Pruss.

Earlier Event: October 15
Vietnam Lecture Series: Introduction
Later Event: October 28
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