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American missions against Haiphong and Haiphong Airfield
August 9, 1942 - July 29, 1945

August 8, 1942
(CATF) 4 B-25s and 3 P-40s from the Kweilin-Hengyang area, staging through Nanning, bomb docks and warehouses at Haiphong and claiming a freighter sunk in the harbor; this is the first CATF raid over French Indochina.

November 23, 1942
(10th AF) B-25s and 7 P-40s feint at Hong Kong, then fly to the Gulf of Tonkin and sink a freighter and damage 2 others near Haiphong

May 4, 1943
(14th AF) 9 B-25's pound docks at Haiphong. 19 P-40's escort B-17's and B-25's to Hanoi and then proceed with B-25's to Haiphong and strafe the target area following the bombing strike.

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 but bad weather diverts them to alternate targets.

July 8, 1943
(14th AF) 22 B-24's, escorted by 13 P-40's, attack shipping, docks, and a cement works at Haiphong.

July 10, 1943
(14th AF) Nine B-24's bomb the dock area at Haiphong

July 11, 1943
(10th AF) B-24's hit the port of Haiphong.
(14th AF) Three B-24's bomb the Haiphong Harbor area

July 18, 1943
(14th AF) B-24's bomb shipping at Haiphong

July 19, 1943
(14th AF) Four B-24's attack cement works at Haiphong.

September 14, 1943
(14th AF) Fifteen B-24's are dispatched to Haiphong. The first flight aborts due to bad weather but the second flight reaches the target area and bombs docks and shipping.

September 15, 1943
(14th AF) Five B-24's attack a cement plant at Haiphong; 50+ Japanese fighters attack the B-24's. Lost are B-24D "Mohawk" 42-40786, B-24D "Temptation" 41-24129 and B-24D "Daisy Mae" 41-24218; the one returning B-24 claims 10 fighters shot down.

October 1, 1943
(14th AF) 21 B-24's, supported by 21 fighters, bomb a power plant, the warehouse and dock area at Haiphong. 40-65 fighters intercept, shooting down 2 US aircraft; 30 fighters are claimed destroyed in the air battle.

October 7, 1943
(14th AF) 9 B-24's and 22 fighters hit a cement plant at Haiphong, French Indochina causing heavy damage to the kiln building.

October 10, 1943
(14th AF) 20 B-24's and 18 P-40's pound docks at Haiphong

October 25, 1943
(14th AF) Six P-40's strafe shipping at Haiphong, claiming 3 small boats sunk and damaging 6 larger boats; 2 B-25's and 4 P-40's attack shipping in the Gulf of Tonkin, claiming a 150' tanker sunk and 200' freighter damaged.

October 26, 1943
(14th AF) 13 B-24's and 15 P-40's pound railroad yards at Haiphong

January 14, 1944
(14th AF) Four B-25's on a coastal sweep patrol from Pakhoi to Haiphong

February 9, 1944
(14th AF) Two B-25s demolish a radio station SW of Haiphong.

February 12, 1944
(14th AF) Five B- hit shore targets of opportunity SW of Haiphong

February 15, 1944
(14th AF) Four B-25s on a sweep over northern Indochina score a direct hit on a steamer at Haiphong and nearby railroad station

March 18, 1944
(14th AF) Two P-40s damage a bridge north of Haiphong and attack targets of opportunity in the area

April 3, 1944
(14th AF) Three B-24s lay mines in the Haiphong area.

April 7, 1944
(14th AF) Four P-40s attack a large concentration of small vessels at Haiphong, sinking at least four.

May 5, 1944
(14th AF) Eleven B-24s bomb docks and shipping at Haiphong

August 17, 1944
(14th AF) Eight P-40s attack shipping in the Haiphong area

September 3, 1944
(14th AF) P-40s, P-51s, and P-38s attack targets of opportunity near Haiphong, and in the Red River Valley.

November 24, 1944
(14th AF) Three B-24 hit the Haiphong area

February 26, 1945
(14th AF) B-25s attack Haiphong

March 28, 1945
(14th AF) Six B-24s bomb Haiphong

March 29, 1945
(14th AF) B-24s attack Haiphong, heavily damaging a destroyer and a merchant vessel

April 7, 1945
(14th AF) B-24s bomb at Haiphong

June 20, 1945
(14th AF) Eight fighter-bombers sink at least 3 river steamers in a canal at Haiphong

July 3, 1945
(14th AF) Fighter bombers hit shipping, a cement plant, an airfield, and barracks area near Haiphong

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

July 5, 1945
(14th AF) Eight B-25s sink several sampans and junks at Haiphong and damage several larger vessels. P-51s blast shipping in the Haiphong area.

July 6, 1945
(14th AF) P-51s and P-38s hit Haiphong

July 8, 1945
(14th AF) P-38s, P-47s, and P-51s pound river shipping, rail traffic, supplies, and troops at Haiphong

July 15, 1945
(14th AF) 39 P-51s and P-47s attack rivercraft, troops, coastal shipping, bridges, railroad yards, gun positions, trains, and other targets around Haiphong.

July 29, 1945
About 100 P-51s, P-38s, and P-61s attack a variety of targets over a vast area from Haiphong to Peking

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