The Nation: To a Darkling Target Aboard a B-52

From Guam, TIME's Tokyo Bureau Chief Herman Nickel reports on one B-52's mission over North Viet Nam:

UNLIKE the bombers of more glamorous wars, this one wore no buxom bathing beauty on her fuselage. Nor was a girl's name painted on her nose. In accord with Strategic Air Command practice, only a number—6623—stenciled in yellow on her four-story-high black tail distinguished her from the 85 other B-52s of SAC's 43rd Strategic Air Wing that lined the tarmac at Andersen Air Force Base on Guam.

In the 16 hours or so since she had returned from...

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