December 18, 1972

SSgt. Samuel O. Turner, the tail gunner on a Boeing B-52D bomber, downs a trailing MiG- 21 with a blast of .50-caliber machine guns while flying near Hanoi. Six days later, A1C Albert E. Moore, also a B-52 gunner, shoots down a second MiG-21 after a strike on the Thai Nguyen rail yard. These were the only aerial gunner victories of the war.