December 15, 1965 : U.S. bombers strike industrial targets in North Vietnam

Introduction

In the first raid on a major North Vietnamese industrial target, U.S. Air Force planes destroy a thermal power plant at Uong Bi, l4 miles north of Haiphong. The plant reportedly supplied about 15 percent of North Vietnam’s total electric power production.

Article Details:

December 15, 1965 : U.S. bombers strike industrial targets in North Vietnam

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    December 15, 1965 : U.S. bombers strike industrial targets in North Vietnam

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-bombers-strike-industrial-targets-in-north-vietnam

  • Access Date

    December 13, 2017

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    A+E Networks