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Barksdale Air Force Base & the Vietnam War (2017)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Bossier Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-08-18

Duration: 00:06:33

Subjects: Barksdale Air Force Base (La.) | Military | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 | B-52 bomber


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Gautreaux, Kevin Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Bohannon, Shawn Interviewee
  • Dewolf, Ernest Interviewee
  • Blaufuss, Phil Interviewee
  • Henry, Clifford Interviewee


This segment from the August 18, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Kevin Gautreaux’s report on the role of Barksdale Air Force Base and the B-52 bomber in Operation Linebacker II during the Vietnam War. Barksdale Air Force Base is located in northwest Louisiana. He interviews: Shawn Bohannon, a staff historian with the United States Air Force’s Global Strike Command; Ernest Dewolf, Vietnam veteran; Phil Blaufuss, Vietnam veteran; and Clifford Henry, Vietnam veteran. Host: Andre Moreau