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18/12/1972 Operation Linebacker II begins

Operation Linebacker II was a US Seventh Air Force and US Navy Task Force 77 aerial bombing campaign, conducted against targets in the Democratic Republic of Vietnam during the final period of US involvement in the Vietnam War. The operation was also known under names such as "The December Raids" and "The Christmas Bombings".


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  • Background 

  • Prelude 

  • Battle 

  • Aftermath