August 16, 1972 : Heavy air attacks on North Vietnam

Introduction

U.S. fighter-bombers fly 370 air strikes against North Vietnam, the highest daily total of the year; additionally, there are eight B-52 strikes in the North. Meanwhile, U.S. warplanes flew 321 missions (including 27 B-52 strikes) in South Vietnam, mostly in Quang Tri province. Despite this heavy air activity, hopes for an agreement to end the war rise as Henry Kissinger leaves Paris to confer with President Thieu and his advisers.

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August 16, 1972 : Heavy air attacks on North Vietnam

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

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    August 16, 1972 : Heavy air attacks on North Vietnam

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  • Access Date

    November 18, 2017

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