Vietnam War escalates with first U.S. air strikes near Hanoi and Haiphong 50 years ago #OTD this hour (June 29 1966)

(Wednesday, June 29, 1966, 1:50 p.m. local time; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — U.S. aircraft bombed the major North Vietnamese population centers of Hanoi and Haiphong for the first time today, destroying oil depots located near the two cities.

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