50th Commemoration Vietnam

The United States Air Force provided tremendous and diverse contributions in the war in Southeast Asia and Vietnam, beginning as advisors in the U.S. Military Assistance Advisory Group in the 1950's and ending with large bombing operations in the early 1970s.

As part of the larger Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, this web page provides access to historically accurate materials about the USAF participation in that war.

50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War

50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War commemorative flag.
The US Air Force in Southeast Asia and the Vietnam War. A Narrative Chronology: The Early Years through 1959. By Kenneth H. Williams, 2019.
Air Force History publication: LeMay On Vietnam, edited by Kenneth H. Williams
Map of Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War
Major USAFunits of the Vietnam War
50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemorative Poster
Route Packages in Vietnam
Planners divided North Vietnam into sectors, or route packages, where the USAF and US Navy flew during the Vietnam war. Ultimately there were 7 route packs.
To Hanoi and Back: the USAF and North Vietnam, 1966-1973, by Wayne Thompson
Forward Air Controller over Laos, 1970
Aircraft of the Vietnam War