November 16, 1971 : U.S. provides support to beleaguered Cambodians

Introduction

As the fighting gets closer to Phnom Penh, the United States steps up its air activities in support of the Cambodian government. U.S. helicopter gunships struck at North Vietnamese emplacements at Tuol Leap, 10 miles north of Phnom Penh.

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November 16, 1971 : U.S. provides support to beleaguered Cambodians

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    2009

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    November 16, 1971 : U.S. provides support to beleaguered Cambodians

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  • Access Date

    October 21, 2017

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