Viet Cong Headquarters in Central Highlands Bombed

May 29, 1962 - The chief of the South Vietnamese General Staff said today that the Vietnamese Air Force had bombed the headquarters of Nguyen Don, “general” of the Communist guerrilla forces in the central highlands. The officer, Brig. Gen. Nguyen Khanh (pictured), said the raid was carried out Sunday and was the largest ever staged by the Vietnamese Air Force. All available planes, 50, were thrown into the attack, he said, and 100 tons of firebombs and explosives were dropped on warehouses and huts. There was no assessment of the bombing results in terms of casualties. Ground forces did not follow up the attack, as the area was described as remote and difficult to access.

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