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1st B-52 Lost In Combat 32 Yrs Ago Today  
User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 13
Posted (11 years 6 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6199 times:

Hard to believe that on Nov 22nd 1972, B-52D 55-110 became the first Stratofortress lost over Southeast Asia, all those years ago. Fortunately the crew ejected safely over Thailand. Anyone know how many B-52s have been lost in combat? Regards.

"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
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User currently offlineSoren-a From Denmark, joined Sep 2001, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5878 times:


According to this webpage: http://www.nampows.org/B-52.html a total of 10 B-52 was lost inside the borders of North Vietnam and another 14 outside, 7 due to combat and 7 were operational losses.

Søren Augustesen

User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9450 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5845 times:

The book I have on B-52's show the first 'comba't loss to be the one you mentioned, with 18 total airframes lost in South East Asia...all to SAM fire.

Total airframe losses must be at least one hundred.

"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
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