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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.

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