The Air War Over vietnam

Presenter Major Lee Cohen, USAF (retired)

 

Wednesday, November 14th  - 7 p.m.

March Field Air Museum

Admission and Parking Free

 

Presented by

Major Lee Cohen USAF (ret)

 

 

Lee Cohen was born & raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A graduate of North High School he entered the Air Force in 1957. After attending Officer’s Candidate School, Navigator and Electronic Warfare Training he was assigned to Stewart AFB, NY, flying B-57 medium bombers. 

By 1963, he was stationed at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska with the 357th Fighter Interceptor Squadron flying EB-57’s, T-33, C-130’s, and other aircraft. 

 

In 1967, Cohen went through short pilot training program on way to Royal Thai Air Base, Takhli, Thailand, where he entered combat as an Electronic Warfare Officer (EWO) in the EB-66. Flying over 119 missions over North Viet Nam.

 

Returning to Norton AFB, California in 1968 Major Cohen was assigned as the Staff Wing Electronic Warfare Officer and flying C-141 Starlifter. From 1973-1975, Major Cohen’s experience flying into the Viet Nam War giving him nearly a decade of involvement in the “Air War Over Vietnam.”

 

Reassigned to 21st Air Force, McGuire AFB, N.J. in 1973 Major Cohen retired in 1978. 

                                                   

                                                                                

 

The Inland Empire Aviation Roundtable is sponsored by the March Field Air Museum, and is dedicated to the local aviation and aerospace community. Monthly meetings are open to the public, with subjects of interest to the air-minded public presented including aviation and aerospace history, both civil and military, as well as new developments in these fields. Parking and admission are free for this event.

 

The March Field Air Museum is located in Riverside, California, at 22550 Van Buren Blvd. (at the intersection of Van Buren Blvd. and the 215 Freeway) adjacent to March Air Reserve Base

 

More Information: (951) 902-5949 or visit www.marchfield.org

 


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