May 16, 1965 : Accident at Bien Hoa kills 27 U.S. servicemen

Introduction

What is described by the United States government as “an accidental explosion of a bomb on one aircraft which spread to others” at the Bien Hoa air base leaves 27 U.S. servicemen and 4 South Vietnamese dead and some 95 Americans injured. More than 40 U.S. and South Vietnamese planes, including 10 B-57s, were destroyed.

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May 16, 1965 : Accident at Bien Hoa kills 27 U.S. servicemen

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    May 16, 1965 : Accident at Bien Hoa kills 27 U.S. servicemen

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/accident-at-bien-hoa-kills-27-u-s-servicemen

  • Access Date

    November 24, 2017

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    A+E Networks