The first Wild Weasel SAM kill

First picture: Capt. Allen Lamb (l) and Capt. Jack Donovan (r).

Second and third pictures: North American F-100F used in their WW SAM kill.

On Dec. 22, 1965, while covering a strike force northwest of Hanoi, North Vietnam. Capt. Donovan began picking up radar signals and called out the coordinates. Capt. Lamb guided their F-100F to the site and spotted the camouflaged radar van. He attacked it with a salvo of 2.75-inch rockets and 20mm fire, destroying the van and a nearby SA-2. Four single-seat F-105s accompanying them finished off the SAM site with rockets.


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