Bombing missions of the Vietnam War


"The other day, while casually browsing for interesting geospatial datasets (as you do), I came across an enticing trove of map-worthy material: the U.S. Department of Defense’s recently released Theater History of Operations data, a comprehensive database of historical U.S. bombing missions from World War I through the Vietnam War. As a kid, I was fascinated with military aviation—I read the 'Encyclopedia of 20th Century Air Warfare' cover to cover nine times, and built two dozen scale airplane models, hanging them from my ceiling with fishing line—and so I was naturally eager to take a crack at the data."

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Published: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 2, 2019

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