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Bombing casualties in North Vietnam
Date of Creation:
January 16, 1967
Date of Declassification:
August 8, 1984
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15 p.
This is a Memo from the DCI for the President concerning bombing casualties in North Vietnam. The Memo estimated that the bombing of North Vietnam had produced about 29,000 total casualties (killed and injured) from the beginning of the Rolling Thunder program in Februry 1965 through September 1966. About 11,000 were military and 18,000 were logistics workers and other civilians. A large proportion of these 18,000--probably about two-thirds--were males engaged in truck driving, bridge repair, and other war-related activities. The 18,000 figure adds up to about one war-worker or civilian killed or injured per US attack mission, a remarkably low figure. Of the 29,000 total casualties, about 45% were killed and 55% injured.
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