March 07, 1966 : U.S. jets launch heaviest air raids of the war

Introduction

In the heaviest air raids since the bombing began in February 1965, U.S. Air Force and Navy planes fly an estimated 200 sorties against North Vietnam. The objectives of the raids included an oil storage area 60 miles southeast of Dien Bien Phu and a staging area 60 miles northwest of Vinh.

Article Details:

March 07, 1966 : U.S. jets launch heaviest air raids of the war

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    March 07, 1966 : U.S. jets launch heaviest air raids of the war

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-jets-launch-heaviest-air-raids-of-the-war

  • Access Date

    November 22, 2017

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    A+E Networks