Nick Turse
LIFE magazine captioned this as an “American twin-jet F-4C Phantom heading toward tiny riverside village known to be an important Vietcong site to bomb it during Vietnam War.”  The problem of course is that all these villages that were “Vietcong strongholds”were filled with civilians — women, children, old men — who lost homes, limbs, and lives to American rockets.
 Photographer:    Larry Burrows, 1966

LIFE magazine captioned this as an “American twin-jet F-4C Phantom heading toward tiny riverside village known to be an important Vietcong site to bomb it during Vietnam War.”  The problem of course is that all these villages that were “Vietcong strongholds”were filled with civilians — women, children, old men — who lost homes, limbs, and lives to American rockets.


Photographer:    Larry Burrows, 1966

LIFE magazine captioned this as “American F-4C Phantom jet firing rockets into small village known to be an important Vietcong stronghold during the Vietnam War.”  The problem of course is that these villages that were “Vietcong strongholds”were also filled with civilians — women, children, old men — who lost homes, limbs, and lives to American rockets and bombs.
Location:    Vietnam Date taken:    1966 Photographer:    Larry Burrows

LIFE magazine captioned this as “American F-4C Phantom jet firing rockets into small village known to be an important Vietcong stronghold during the Vietnam War.”  The problem of course is that these villages that were “Vietcong strongholds”were also filled with civilians — women, children, old men — who lost homes, limbs, and lives to American rockets and bombs.

Location:    Vietnam
Date taken:    1966
Photographer:    Larry Burrows

 Air War In Vietnam
LIFE magazine captioned this as “Thatched huts suspected of housing Viet Cong burn after they were napalm bombed by American planes during the Vietnam War.”  “Thatched huts” in villages sometimes housed “Viet Cong,” but almost always also housed women, children, and old men.
 Location:    Vietnam Date taken:    1966 Photographer:    Larry Burrows

Air War In Vietnam

LIFE magazine captioned this as “Thatched huts suspected of housing Viet Cong burn after they were napalm bombed by American planes during the Vietnam War.”  “Thatched huts” in villages sometimes housed “Viet Cong,” but almost always also housed women, children, and old men.


Location:    Vietnam
Date taken:    1966
Photographer:    Larry Burrows