Pacific Wrecks
Pacific Wrecks    
  Missing In Action (MIA) Prisoners Of War (POW) Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)  
Chronology Locations Aircraft Ships Submit Info How You Can Help Donate
American missions against Hanoi
September 3, 1942 - July 1945

September 3, 1942
(10th AF) One B-25 drops bombs and pamphlets on Hanoi in the first US raid against that city; munitions, supplies, and several parked aircraft are destroyed or damaged; nine interceptors pursue the B-25 for about thirty miles but fail to make contact.

September 25, 1942
(10th AF) 4 B-25s, with an escort of 10 P-40s, attack Hanoi, French Indochina; the strike force is intercepted by 10 fighters but the B-25s place several bombs on the runway at Gia Lam Airfield; the P-40s claim at least 9 fighters shot down.

May 4, 1943
(14th AF) 19 P-40's escort B-17's and B-25's to Hanoi

May 10, 1943
(14th AF) Eight P-40's fly an offensive sweep against communications in the Nam Dinh and Hanoi areas

June 8, 1943
(14th AF) Seven B-24's and 6 B-25's, with P-40 escorts, are dispatched to bomb shipping and dock installations at Haiphong. Bad weather prevents striking the primary targets; alternates targets include warehouses east of Hanoi are bombed.

June 17, 1943
(14th AF) P-40's strafe road traffic east of Hanoi.

December 10, 1943
(14th AF) 12 B-25's and 15 P-40's attack the marshalling yard at Hanoi, the warehouse area and railroad station suffer heavy damage.

December 17, 1943
(14th AF) 6 P-40's bomb and strafe barracks near Kunlong. 6 others bomb and strafe targets of opportunity in Hanoi

February 15, 1944
(14th AF) Four B-25s on a sweep over northern hit a patrol launch at Hanoi

July 30, 1944
(14th AF) P-40s and P-38s hit shipping and road traffic around Hanoi

September 7, 1944
(14th AF) Four P-38s hit targets of opportunity in the Hanoi-lower Red River area.

January 20, 1945
(14th AF) Four B-25s hit a bridge and railroad cars near Hanoi

March 3, 1945
(14th AF) Two P-51s blast a HQ building in Hanoi

March 28, 1945
(14th AF) B-24s bomb Haiphong and Hanoi docks

June 22, 1945
(14th AF) 23 B-25s and 4 P-47s pound trucks, trains, and gun positions in the Hanoi area

June 23, 1945
(14th AF) 17 fighters strafe targets including Hanoi

July 4, 1945
(14th AF) 30 P-51s and P-38s over French Indochina and S and E China attack docks and shipping at Haiphong, Red River shipping between Hanoi and Hung Yen

July 6, 1945
(14th AF) P-51s and P-38s over French Indochina hit targets including Hanoi

July  25, 1945
(14th AF) P-51s and P-38s attack targets in the Hanoi area.

  Discussion Forum Daily Updates Reviews Museums Interviews & Oral Histories  
Pacific Wrecks Inc. All rights reserved.
Donate Now Facebook Twitter YouTube Google Plus Instagram