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