United States Air Force F-105 "thunderchief" and F-4C "Phantom" pilots struck the Doumer highway and railroad bridge 1.7 miles from the center of Hanoi late in the afternoon of August 11.
Low level view of bridge with smoke rising from bombing
Strikes of Doumer bridge
??? in the air near aircraft
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Background: United States Air Force F-105 "thunderchief" and F-4C "Phantom" pilots struck the Doumer highway and railroad bridge 1.7 miles from the center of Hanoi late in the afternoon of August 11.
Pilots reported four direct his which dropped the center span over the cast channel of the mile-long bridge linking the capital of the communist country with the northern and eastern rail lines.
Complete bomb damage assessment is not available at this time.