A major part of the air war in Viet Nam continues to be strikes against the Viet Cong by American and South Vietnamese planes.
CU B-52 over bombing area...
CU Plane discharging bombs...
Aerial shot of bombs exploding...
CU of plane, bombs dropping...
Air to ground shot-effects of bombing... LS of B-52
Air to ground shot of target area...
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Background: A major part of the air war in Viet Nam continues to be strikes against the Viet Cong by American and South Vietnamese planes.The large b-52 bombers dropping conventional bombs is a favorite method of attack.
This recent raid on suspected Viet Cong strongholds was the 35th such air conducted in the war.
The Air Force, who took this film, says all the B-52s in the raid returned safely.On this raid conventional 750-pound bombs were dropped.
This particular air raid was conducted in war zone "C" ten miles from Tay Mink City and 60 miles northwest of Saigon.
The Air Force did not release further details on the raid and its results, if any.
The B-52 weights over 400-thousand pounds and can carry up to 51-thousand pounds of bombs.