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During Vietnam, Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James Jr. flew 78 combat missions, including the infamous Operation Bolo mission where seven communist MiG-21 aircraft were destroyed. Operation Bolo was a deception-based mission intended to trick enemy fighter aircraft into battle where American fighters held the advantage. This operation pitted the U.S. F-4 Phantom II against the MiG-21 and because of the operation, the enemy re-evaluated their MiG-21 strategy and deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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