Daily Archives: August 6, 2013

U.S. plane accidentally bombs Cambodian village, killing 137 civilians 40 years ago today (1973)

Video: 'Vietnam a Television History Episode 8' (Aug. 6, 1973, at 41:29)

(Monday, August 6, 1973; during the Cambodian Civil War, part of Operation Freedom Deal, part of the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — An American B-52 mistakenly dropped its bombs today on Neak Luong, the river town just 30 miles from Phnom Penh, Cambodia. At least 137 Cambodians were killed and another 268 were wounded.