November 17, 1967

1967: Operation EAGLE THRUST. Through 29 December, MAC uses 413 C-141 and C-130 sor­ties to complete the longest distance airlift of combat troops from the US to a war zone to date. The planes move 10,356 men of the 101st Airborne Division and nearly 5,118 tons of equip­ment, including 32 helicopters, between Fort Campbell and Bien Hoa, Vietnam.

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