T-28s were the first counter insurgency fighters used by the United States Air Force during the
Vietnam War. When I joined the 606th Air Commando Squadron at Nakhon Phanom,
Thailand in November 1967, we were using the callsign "Zorro".
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T-28 rolling in on a target in Laos. Most of our missions were flown there.
The Zorro T-28s had a night camoflauge which looks shiny black in this picture. It was actually quite dull. We started losing engines during the winter of 67/68 and were moved to day duties. The T-28 never returned to the trail. Five pilots who checked out in the A-1 did.
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