The ” Real” Dogs of War

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By Jim Campbell

April 3rd, 2018

An amazing bit of history of how dogs were used in war.

Many likely believe they were used first in the wars in the Middle East to sniff out improvised explosive devices.

They were used in WW II, The Korean War and Vietnam as well.

From K9History.com

A Special Presentation From Hahn’s 50th AP K-9, West Germany
THE DOGS OF WAR:
VIETNAM 1960-1975USAF..First In..Last Out!
Featuring The History of The United States and Great Britain!
—Introduction —

Air Force planners in1960 were well aware that its ground units and aircraft could be involved in a shooting war in Southeast Asia.

Early in 1961 the 4400th Crew Training Squadron was activated at Eglin AFB, Florida, to prepare airmen for action in a guerrilla warfare environment. Graduates of the Eglin school were assigned as advisors to the South Vietnamese military.

Operation Farmgate had begun. (Source)

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