There you go again lying about what I said. Ya know my Uncle Tom died during WWII? Yep, in May 1942 he drowned while fishing in Northern Maine. I did not say he did IN the war but During the war, The same goes for the F-14.<quoted text>
Ignoramus, who cares, the F-14s covered the South Vietnamese retreat to Saigon and the retreat of what was left of the US forces.
Here, for you and Rogue, and yes, he'll say they didn't fly again in Vietnam in about, hmm, 10 days :
F-14 Combat Records
"Bad News for the Bad Guys: The F-14 is still in the game!"
History of F-14s in Combat:
1974-1975: Vietnam War
since 1974: Soviet bomber escort
1980-1988: Gulf War I: The war between Iraq and Iran
1981: Libya I: VF-41 Black Aces F-14As shoot down 2 Libyan Su-22 Fitter-Js
1983: Lebanon: VF-11 and VF-31 under fire from Syrian SAMs/AAA and engaged in MiGs
1985: The Achille Lauro affair
1989: Libya II: VF-32 Swordsmen kill two Libyan MiG-23 Floggers
1991: Gulf War II: Free Kuwait
since 1991: Gulf War III: Peace Keeping Missions
1999-2000: Missions over former Yugoslavia
2001-2002: Strike missions against terror after Sept. 11th, 2001
2003-2006: USA go to war against Iraq
The F-14 came too late for the Vietnam war and only one deployment about USS Enterprise (CVAN-65) with CVW-14 was made from 17 September 1974 to 20 May 1975. Even though VF-1 and VF-2 Tomcats flew combat air patrols over South Vietnam as part of Operation Frequent Wind, F-14s didn't score any MiG kill. The following squadrons belonged to Carrier Air Wing 14:
They were forbidden to engage the enemy unless they were attacked first and the NVA knew that.
I also said that the Democrat controlled Congress defunded the war and that is 100% true. They said they needed $1.2 billion ($100 million a month) to defend themselves for ONE YEAR but the Democrat controlled Congress gave them only $700 million which lasted just seven months. And several months after the money ran out, so did the ammo, fuel, etc. and the NVA captured the South. All very predictable and the Dems. in Congress knew it!
But both in Iraq and Afghanistan there are no two parts of either country and more than half of the people want us out. We have killed Sadn and UBL so we should make like a tree and leaves.