Area 51 spy plane and other aviation tales

By Thom Patterson, CNNUpdated 5th February 2014
One of the Vietnam War's "greatest feats of airmanship" took place in 1972 aboard this C-130E Hercules.
One of the Vietnam War's "greatest feats of airmanship" took place in 1972 aboard this C-130E Hercules.
US Air Force
American ex-POWs celebrate leaving North Vietnam in 1973 aboard a C-141 Starlifter dubbed the Hanoi Taxi.
American ex-POWs celebrate leaving North Vietnam in 1973 aboard a C-141 Starlifter dubbed the Hanoi Taxi.
US Air Force