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    Dien Bien Phu (Điện Biên Phủ, Thaeng) Dien Bien Province Vietnam (French Indochina)
Location
Lat 21° 23' 7N Long 103° 0' 58E  Dien Bien Phu is located in Dien Bein Province the northwest of Vietnam near the border with Laos to the west. Previously known as Thaeng.

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese for the duration of the Pacific War.

American missions against Dien Bien Phu
April 4-9, 1945

Dien Bien Phu Airfield
Located near Fien Bien Phu

Postwar
During the First Indochina War, site of the Battle of Dien Bien Phu between March 13, 1954 to May 7, 1954.

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

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