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02/03/1965 US Air Force begins Operation Rolling Thunder

Operation Rolling Thunder was the title of a gradual and sustained aerial bombardment campaign conducted by the U.S. 2nd Air Division, U.S. Navy, and Republic of Vietnam Air Force against the Democratic Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The operation became the most intense air/ground battle waged during the Cold War period.


  • Essentials 

  • Gradually escalating action 

  • Over the north 

  • Reactions 

  • Biggest shooting gallery on Earth 

  • End of the line 

  • Legacy