- Apr 2, 2017
A U.S. Navy LTV A-7E Corsair II (BuNo 157526, pilot Mike A. "Baby" Ruth) of Attack Squadron VA-195 Dambusters bombs the Hai Duong railway and highway bridge in North Vietnam. VA-195 was assigned to Attack Carrier Air Wing 11 (CVW-11) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63) for a deployment to Vietnam from 17 February to 28 November 1972. On 10 May 1972, "Operation Linebacker I" commenced, the U.S. Navy's contribution to the air offensive against North Vietnam consisted of 176 attack sorties, 60% of them flown by A-7 aircraft.