During the 33 above said air attacks against Nam Dinh, they caused many losses in lives and property to the City's inhabitants, 89 persons were killed, among them 23 children, 36 women and 405 wounded, among them 61 women, 44 old men and 41 children. Eight hundred and eighty-one dwelling houses (accounting for 13 percent of the city housing), with an area of 86,847 square meters,were destroyed, leaving 12,464 inhabitants homeless. . . .
The April 14, 1966, air raid over Hang Thao street was one of the biggest deliberate U.S. attacks on human lives. . . . At 6:30 A.M., when those who had just come back from a night shift were still sleeping, those who were about to work were having breakfast, women were getting ready for their shopping or their housework, and children were getting ready for their kindergartens or infant classes, two U.S. planes came flying at low altitude along Ninh Binh Highway No. 10 and furtively intruded into Hang Thao, Han Cau, Tran Hung Dao streets and Ben Thoe area, dropped 8 MK 84 bombs, killing 49 people . . . wounding 135 people, and destroying 240 houses. . . .
The U.S. also attacked the dyke surrounding the city in an attempt to sabotage the peaceful work of the population. On May 31 and July 14, 1966, they dropped six bombs on the 2-kilometre long dyke which protects the city against floods, damaging many sections. . . .
In their bombings and strafings of the city, they have used various ultramodern planes such as the A.4A, A.6A, A.3J, F.105, FhH, RB.57.
The passages quoted above from this October 1966 propaganda pamphlet are the opinions of the Committee for the Investigation of U.S. Imperialists' War Crimes in Viet Nam of Nam Ha Province. Anybody who thinks they are the opinions of Clemson University would have to be pretty silly.
Revised September 8, 2008.