A few days ago I posted a piece about VO 67 and their secret mission in the Vietnam war era. It concluded with this:
Estimates of 75% loss of VO-67 Aircraft and combat crews by planners fortunately did not occur. Thanks to the Air Force FAC Pilots training and intelligence reports only 3 aircraft and 20 crewmembers were lost
I don't know the manning level of VO 67 but a typical P2 squadron had 12 aircraft with a crew of 11 each. A loss of 3 would be 25% and 20 crewmembers, which sounds like almost two complete crews to me. Better than the projection but big numbers when taken from a small group.
May their souls have found peace.
And may all the demonstrators whose protests extended that war rot in hell.
A commentator with the moniker of “Harrogate” has commented:
July 20, 2011 7:34 PM
I have been trying to think of something to say in response.
But I have figured out that he is too stupid to understand anything subtle. So I have decided to do this post and use language he may be intelligent enough to understand.
It takes a special piece of shit to laugh at deaths of our service men.
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