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American missions against Gulf of Tonkin (Tonkin Gulf)
November 23, 1943 - July 13, 1945

November 23, 1943
(CATF) Nine B-25s and seven P-40s feint at Hong Kong, then fly to the Gulf of Tonkin sinking a freighter and damage two others near Haiphong.

October 25, 1943
(14th AF) 4 P-40's attack shipping in the Gulf of Tonkin, claiming a 150' tanker sunk and 200' freighter damaged.

December 15, 1943
(14th AF) Two B-25's on a sea sweep over the Gulf of Tonkin claim one ocean going tug sunk.

February 12, 1944
(14th AF) Five B-25s on a sea sweep in the Gulf of Tonkin claim 2 trawlers sunk.

February 17, 1944
(14th AF) Four B-25s on a sweep of the Gulf of Tonkin score 2 direct hits on a freighter at Vinh.

February 18, 1944
(14th AF) Four B-25s on a sweep of the Gulf of Tonkin.

February 23, 1944
(14th AF) Four B-25s attack 2 ships in the Gulf of Tonkin.

March 26, 1944
(14th AF) Four P-40s on a sweep of the N coast of the Gulf of Tonkin sink an ore boat and damage 4 barges.

March 30, 1944
(14th AF) Two B-24s fly a sea sweep around Hainan, and across the Gulf of Tonkin to Nam Dinh en route, a freighter is strafed.

June 3, 1944
(14th AF) P-40s destroy 2 barges and damage others in the Gulf of Tonkin.

December 5, 1944
(14th AF) B-24s sweep the Gulf of Tonkin.

February 23, 1945
(14th AF) Five B-24s sweep Gulf of Tonkin.

Febraruy 24, 1945
(14th AF) Five B-24s on individual sweeps over the S China Sea and Gulf of Tonkin claim 4 vessels sunk.

February 25, 1945
(14th AF) Four B-24s over the Gulf of Tonkin and S China Sea claim damaging hits on 2 vessels.

February 27, 1945
(14th AF) Four B-24s over the Gulf of Tonkin and S China Sea attack shipping, claiming 2 vessels sunk.

March 2, 1945
(14th AF) Three B-24s on sweeps over the Gulf of Tonkin and the S China Sea claim 2 vessels sunk and 3 damaged.

March 3, 1945
(14th AF) Four B-24s over the Gulf of Tonkin and the South China Sea attack shipping targets of opportunity, claiming 1 vessel sunk and 3 damaged.

March 11, 1945
(14th AF) Five B-24s over the S China Sea and Gulf of Tonkin claim 1 freighter sunk and another damaged.

March 13, 1945
(14th AF) Seven B-24s over the Gulf of Tonkin and the S China Sea claim a cargo vessel and a large junk destroyed.

March 18, 1945
(14th AF) Six B-24s sweep the Gulf of Tonkin and S China Sea, claiming 1 freighter damaged.

March 19, 1945
(14th AF) Five B-24s on a sweep over the South China Sea and Gulf of Tonkin claim a large freighter sunk.

April 2, 1945
(14th AF) B-25s hit shipping and other targets of opportunity along the coast of the Gulf of Tonkin.

April 4, 1945
(14th AF) Two B-25s sink a junk in the Gulf of Tonkin.

July 12, 1945
(14th AF) P-51s and P-38s attack targets including the Tonkin area.

July 13, 1945
(14th AF) P-51s and P-38s attack targets including Tonkin and the Delta area.

 

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