operation ROLLING THUNDER ends information
Primary service involved, US Air Force
For date 681031
Operation ROLLING THUNDER
Description: The sustained bombing of North Vietnam by U.S. Air Force, Navy, and Marine plus South Vietnamese Air Force aircraft that began on 2 March 1965 ended. The statistics are impressive, if not the results. 304,000 tactical air sorties flown. 2,382 B-52 sorties alone dropped 643,000 tons of bombs on North Vietnam. The bombing of the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos is tripled in an effort to stem the expected increase in enemy efforts at infiltrating and resupply.
The source for this information was Chronology P:1 and 82
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