World: Thirty Tons from 30,000 Feet

After every bombing by the B-52s, everyone, from cadre to soldier, became nervous, worried and afraid. This exerted a tremendous influence on the fighting morale. Because they fought the fear of the B-52s in their minds, they weakened after combat and were more tense. Many of them did not want to go far away from the trenches because by remaining in the trenches there was some hope of preserving their lives.

—Communist prisoner interrogation report

There is probably no more awesome weapon in use in Viet Nam today than the U.S. Air Force's high-flying B-52 Stratofortress. From the Demilitarized Zone to the Ca...

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