July 2 Lecture Details Famous Vietnam War Flight

Museum of Flight

Museum of Flight

Vietnam veteran pilot recalls saving the day over North Vietnam

SEATTLE – Flying over North Vietnam on March 10, 1967, just north of Hanoi, U.S. Air Force pilot Bob Pardo and his wingman’s F-4 fighters were damaged by anti-aircraft fire during an attack on a steel mill. Pardo used his aircraft to actually push his wingman’s aircraft–which had lost all power–88 miles out of enemy territory. Both crews then ejected and were safely recovered. On July 2 at 2 p.m., Pardo will recall this amazing flight, famously called Pardo’s Push, and other missions as a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War.

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