For people-to-people-based solidarity with Vietnam
- There was a lot of media coverage in Australia when the remains of the last two Australia armed forces personnel missing in action in the Vietnam War â" RAAF Canberra bomber pilots - were returned on August 31. But none of the articles put this in the context of the death and damage inflicted on the Vietnamese people in that war of aggression Australia help the US wage on their country.
Operating as part of the USAF's 35th Tactical Fighter Wing, Australiaâs Canberra bombers flew just 6% of the Wing's sorties but inflicted 16% of the damage. Overall, 11,963 sorties were flown by the Canberra bombers in Vietnam and 76,389 bombs were dropped. Two Canberra bombers were lost in the process...