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B-52 tailgunner; Crewman Samuel O. Turner shot down a North Vietnamese MIG-21 on 18 December 1972, during the "Christimas Bombing", Line Backer II. B-52 tailgunner; Crewman Albert E. Moore shot down a North Vietnamese MIG-21 on 24 December 1972, also during the "Christmas Bombing", Operation Linebacker II.

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None were officially recognized by the US of A, but one man, Pham Tuan, a NV Mig-21 Pilot was reported to have shot down a B-52 on 10/27/52. If it isn't true, he was still awarded the Ho Chi Minh Order and Order of Lenin along with the title of Hero of the Soviet Union. He eventually went on to become a cosmonaut and is now a Lt Gen in Vietnam.

This is the only claim with sufficient evidence to back it.

All other B-52s were reported shot down by SAMs.

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