Impressive time travel

Aces Flying High

The Vietnam War ended almost 40 years ago but it is never going to be forgotten by any of the nations involved. The long and bloody conflict started in what was then French Indochina from 1946 to 1954. This was the First Indochina War and resulted in the end of French Colonialism in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam during defeat at the 1954 Battle of Dien Bien Phu. What then became the Vietnam War spanned a time period from 1955 to 1975 with the fall of Saigon and the South Vietnamese government.

French Paratroops preparing to board a C-47 Dakota to head to Dien Bien Phu in 1954 French Paratroops preparing to board a C-47 Dakota to head to Dien Bien Phu in 1954 (Photo Source: Life Magazine)

French Troops in the trenches of Dien Bien Phu 1954 French Troops in the trenches of Dien Bien Phu 1954. They were shelled day and night by the Viet Minh from the surrounding mountains

The fall of Dien Bien Phu May 7th, 1954 Viet Minh North Vietnam The fall of Dien Bien Phu May 7th, 1954

A U.S. Air Force Boeing B-52F-70-BW Stratofortress (s/n 57-0162, nicknamed "Casper The Friendly Ghost") from the 320th Bomb Wing dropping Mk 117 750 lb (340 kg) bombs over Vietnam.  1965-1966 USAF Boeing B-52F Stratofortress (s/n 57-0162, nicknamed “Casper The Friendly Ghost”)…

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