May 23, 1971 : North Vietnamese infiltrators attack U.S. base

Introduction

North Vietnamese demolition experts infiltrate the major U.S. air base at Cam Ranh Bay, blowing up six tanks of aviation fuel, which resulted in the loss of about 1.5 million gallons. U.S. commander Creighton Abrams criticized the inadequate security.

Article Details:

May 23, 1971 : North Vietnamese infiltrators attack U.S. base

  • Author

    History.com Staff

  • Website Name

    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    May 23, 1971 : North Vietnamese infiltrators attack U.S. base

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/north-vietnamese-infiltrators-attack-u-s-base

  • Access Date

    November 20, 2017

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks