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    Hanoi (Ha Noi, Hà Nội) Hanoi Capital Region Vietnam (French Indochina)
Location
Lat 21° 1' 60N Long 105° 50' 60E  Hanoi is a municipality and capital city of Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Hanoi is part of the Hanoi Capital Region or Hanoi Metropolitan Area in the Red River Delta Region. Also spelled Hà Nội, Ha No or Keicho. To the east is Co Bi (Cổ Bi) in the Gia Lâm District (Gialam, Gia Lam).

Wartime History
On September 26, 1940 occupied by the Japanese for the duration of the Pacific War. During late 1942 until late 1945, attacked by American aircraft. On September 2, 1945 after the official surrender of Japan, Hanoi became the capital of Vietnam.

American missions against Hanoi
September 3, 1942 - July 25, 1945

Noibai Airfield (Hanoi Airfield)
Built postwar, present day international airport

Bach Mai Airfield (Bachme, Bachma)
Built 1917 used by French and Vichy French aircraft

Gia Lam Airfield (Gialam)
Wartime airfield used by Japanese Army Air Force

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

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