Armed Forces: The Fighting American

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Streaking in like vengeful lightning bolts, the F-105 Thunderchiefs loosed their bombs, rockets and cannon fire on a North Viet Nam highway bridge, sent it crashing into a gorge. Speeding southeastward, they knocked out another bridge leading to Laos and long used by the Communists to send troops and supplies into South Viet Nam. With fuel and ordnance still to spare, the Thunderchiefs swung back north, destroyed a key railroad bridge in North Viet Nam. Only then did the pilots of the U.S. Air Force's 67th ("Fighting Cock") Tactical Fighter...

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