BOMB DAMAGE AND PEOPLE'S MORALE IN HANOI AREA

Created: 6/9/1967

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THIS IS AN INFORMATION REFOR1

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(summary. power in hanoi which was out completely on7 was almost entirely restored by noon the next day. damage observed onayailway 3epair facility outside of temples, homes, part chool and three trucxs.)

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AY THERE WAS AH ELECTRIC POWER FAILURE

THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF HANOI WHICH CONTINUED UNTIL IJOO.'I OFAY. BY THAT TIME MOST OF HANOI HAD BEEN

RtSUPPLIED WITH POWER. T THE FA.1CHIMU CPHOBETIO OWER WAS NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL LATERAY. WATER SUPPLY WAS ALWAYS AVAILABLE ON THE

FIRST FLOOR OF THE HOTEL, BUT HOT AVAILABLE ON FLOORS

ABOVE THE FIRST.

IS PRACTICALLY NO WAY TO DETERMINEOF CIVILIAN DAMAGE AND CAUSES THEREOF. WHEN*AID ALERT IS SOUNDED EVERYONE SEEXS SHELTER TO

AVOID JETTISIONED FUEL TANKS AND FLAK DEBRIS WHICHABUNDANCE. THEWAS TAKENOUR

OF YAH HANOI AREA ONAYIETNAMESE ESCORT AND

THE FOLLOWING DAMAGE:

A. RIDGE TWO KILOMETERS LONG WHICH CONNECTS HAIKUHARON (PHONETIC, POSSIBLY GIA LAM) HAD BEEN ATTACKED BY AIRCRAFT IN DECEMBER CCORDING TO THE BUT WAS HOT HOWEVER, TEMPLES AND HOMES NEAR THE FOOT OF THE BRIDGE WERE COMPLETELY DEMOLISHED. THE VIE'

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.INSISTED THAT LINGERING IN THIS AREA WAS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS 3ECAUSE THESE WERE KO AIR RAID SKELTERS NEARBY.

3. ALTHOUGH THE VISIT TO SHARO* WAS MADE AT MS HI THERE WAS ENOUGH LIGHT TO SEEAILWAY REPAIR SHOP THERE HAD BEEN COMPLETELY DESTROYED.

ITSELFa TWO STORY

CIVILIAN HOUSsB brEPGRTEDLY HAD BEEN DAMAGED BY faff ItRICAN AIRCRAFT. i

I HERE WERE NO TOWtJED AIRCRAFT WAS SEEN VERY HEAR IN HANOI WHERE ALL THE DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS PEOPLE WHO

WERE IN AIR RAID SHELTERS AT THE TINE OF THE AIRPLANE CRASH

INJURED.

NEARBY HAD BEEN DESTROYED WHEN ONE WAS HIT BY THE FALLINGE ANC THE OTHER TRUCXS CAUGHT ON FIRE. THE TRUCKS WERE STILL IN THE STREET ON njcr

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ONE SECTION OF THEHREE OR FOUR STORY STRUCTURE NEAR UNIFICATION PARK, HAD BEEN DESTROYED.

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CAUSED THE DAMAGE , ONE WAS INJURED

IS THIS INCIDENT BECAUSE THE STUDENTS HAD BEEN EVACUATED EARLIER.

THE AIR STRIKES APPEAR TO HAVE ALMOST

NO EFFECT ON THE MORALE OF THE VIETNAMESE PEOPLE SINCE THEIR

UVIJR? STANDARD IS SO LOW. THE BOMBINGS MAY CAUSE RESENTMENT OR IATRED BUT THEY CAS SOTURTHER DROP IN LIVING STANDARDS. SOMETIMES THE VIETNAMESE EVEN SEEM TO BE ENJOYING

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FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN AIR RAID ALERTS ARE SOUNDED IN HANOI,THEEt_ GRAB RIFLES AND RUSH TO THE ROOF OF THE 3UILDING, ALL THE WHILE GRINNING AND APPEASING TO BE ENJOYING THEMSELVES IMMENSELY.)

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