Lz Xray from the Air

Aerial Photos taken during the battle


Orange 3 and Orange 4 ships as seen from Orange 1 Lead Aircraft enroute to make initial pickup of 1/7th at Plei Me on 14 Nov 65. Flying at 1500 ft around 0830.  These are B Co of the 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st CAV Div Photo by Paul Winkel

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The 7th Strategic Bomb wing was the Air Force organization that provided this support. Photo by Mike Alford

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LZ Xray was the first use of B52 bombers in close support of ground combat. B52 Strike on 11/16/65.  This was the strike that forced the 2nd Bn, 7th CAV to leave the LZ and begin its fateful march to Albany Photos taken by Mike Alford

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