Remember When the US Dropped a Toilet Bowl On the Enemy…

VA-25 Squadron
VA-25 Squadron

VA-25’s Toilet Bomb
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“What the Hell was on 572s right wing?”

In October 1965, CDR Clarence W. Stoddard, Jr., Executive Officer of VA-25 “Fist of the Fleet”, flying A-1H Skyraider Bu. No. 135297, NE/572, from Carrier Air Wing Two aboard USS Midway, carried a special bomb to the North Vietnamese in commemoration of the 6-millionth pound of ordnance dropped.

This bomb was unique because of the type….. it was a toilet! Also unique to this mission is the fact this aircraft was named “Paper Tiger II” (a temporary name used for just this one flight).

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