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General Pham Tuan , a former Vietnamese Airforce pilot who reportedly... News PhotoAnniversary,Bombing,Christmas,Commander In Chief,Conflict,Former,Hanoi,Horizontal,Pilot,Success,Talking,Vietnam,Vietnamese CulturePhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPGeneral Pham Tuan (L), a former Vietnamese Airforce pilot who reportedly shot down a US Airforce B-52, talks with General Viktor Bondarev (C), Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Airforce during the 40th anniversary of 'Dien Bien Phu in the air' or victory over US Airforce B-52's Christmas bombing, in Hanoi on December 29, 2012. Hanoi claimed downing some 34 US B-52 aircrafts during the 12-day US bombing campaign in December 1972 over Hanoi and neighbouring provinces. The meeting is the final event of a month-long celebration organised by the government. AFP PHOTO/HOANG DINH Nam (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)