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609th Special Operations Squadron A-26 Invader

$249.00

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609th Special Operations Squadron A-26 Invader

Fly again with the 609th Special Operation Squadron in this handcrafted A-26 Invader wooden model.  Each piece is carved from wood and handpainted to provide a piece you’ll love.

 

This squadron served 2.5 years of combat duty during Vietnam with a focus on the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos.  Serving with distinction it earned numerous awards to include the Presidential Unit Citation. The unit was assigned to the 56th Air Commando Wing.   Flying this vintage WWII era attack bomber,  the 609th was responsible for interdiction of truck traffic on the Ho Chi Minh trail.  Their callsign was Nimrod.  During their service they have flown over 7,000 combat missions.   They were deactivated 1 December 1969.