Laos: Panhandle Late in 1965 the Communists greatly increased their infiltration along the Ho Chi Minh Trail. It was decided to concentrate airpower upon a small segment of the Trail closest to S. Vietnam and used most extensively by the enemy. As a result, "Tiger Hound" was initiated in Dec. 1965, utilizing aircraft from the USAF, Army, Navy, Marines, the UNAF, and the Royal Laotian Air Force. On Dec. 11th, strategic B-52s were called in to this tactical operation, their first use over Laos. Laos: Plain of Jars, The USAF continued its limited support to the Roya Laotian AF, sometimes providing a C-47 airborne battlefield command and control center, while USAF personnel served as Forward Air Controllers (FAC), flying in Royal Laotian AF planes.
Photograph VA041686, No Date, Jan Churchill Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 21 Apr. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=VA041686>.
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VA041686, Jan Churchill Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University