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Talon makes final flight to Cannon

An MC-130E Combat Talon I taxies onto the flightline during an aircraft retirement ceremony at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., June 22, 2012. This particular Talon I was the lead aircraft that performed a Prisoner of War extraction in North Vietnam called the Son Tay Raid in 1970.



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This work, Talon makes final flight to Cannon [Image 2 of 4], by SrA Alexxis Pons Abascal, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.22.2012

Date Posted:06.26.2012 10:25

Photo ID:612649

VIRIN:120622-F-YG475-092

Resolution:4010x2668

Size:5.73 MB

Location:CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, NM, USGlobe

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