AIR FORCE BOMBS HANOI American fighter jets drop bombs on communication and boat repair stations near Hanoi during one of the heaviest raids of the war in Vietnam. The bombing brings the war closer to the border between North and South Vietnam.
Date: May 5, 1967 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:39:00, No Audio
BATTLE OF HILL 881 The U.S. Marines secure a victory over the North Vietnamese Army for Hill 881 while the U.S. Air Force bombards Haiphong and Hanoi. U.S. military units also drop propaganda leaflets into Viet Cong strongholds.
Date: May 9, 1967 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:44:00, No Audio
RESEARCH FOR EXPLOSIVE DEFENSES Scientists undergo experiments to determine the best defense against multi-ton non-atomic explosions. At the Suffield Experimental Station, the firing range, studded with dummies wired with instruments, is hit with explosives for the tests.
GLOBAL JET BOMBER GOES INTO SERVICE The first B-52 Stratofortress comes off the production line in Seattle as thousands of the workers who helped build the giant craft look on. It's destined to become the Air Force's first line atom bomb carrier, with its rumored jet plane speed and enormous range.
REDS HAMMER AT INDOCHINA'S SUPPLY LINES Reds, seeking to cut vital supplies to beseiged Dien Bien Phu, mine roads and rail lines linking the seaport of Haiphong, and Hanoi, take-off point for the airlift to Dien Bien Phu--another phase of the all-out assault that has produced the war's greatest crisis to date.
SHELLS REMOVED FROM UNDER A BUILDING A cache of mines and explosives left over from World War II is unearthed when a luxury hotel is torn down. Each shell must be separately and very carefully disarmed and removed. A bomb crew removes 26,000 shells over three weeks.
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