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USS Midway (CVA-41) underway on 20 June 1963, with F-3 Demon, F-4B Phantom II and F-8 Crusader jet fighters on her flight deck. The two Crusaders parked furthest forward are from Fighter Squadron 24 (VF-24). Photographed by PH1 J.D. Osborne. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center (# NH 97632). NS024123. NHC.

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Seventh “WestPac” deployment and 1965 Senior Command and Staff

CHAPTER XXI

Appendix I

 

USS Midway (CVA 41) WestPac Cruise Book 1965

 

 

Table of Contents:

Introduction

Mission

San Francisco

 

Ship's Crew

Weapons Department

Navigation Department

Engineering Department

Executive Department

Air Department

Operations Department

Supply Department

Medical Department

Dental Department

Communications Department

Hawaii

Life On Board

Philippines

Yankee Station

Carrier Air Wing 2

VF-21

VF-111

VA-22

LSO

VA-23

VA-25

VAW-11 Det. A

VFP-62 Det. A

VAH-8

HC-1

Chain of Command and Staff

Japan

Hong Kong

Scenes From The Cruise

In Memoriam

Editor's Note

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USS Midway (CVA-41) 1965 Vietnam Combat Cruise

1965 North Vietnam Sortie statistics and BDA – (bomb damage assessment) for North Vietnam Operations

(6 March to 23 November 1965)

CHAPTER XXI

Appendix II

 

 

     Line periods commencing shortly after port of calls with the exception of travaling from one port to the other, conducting either transit or exercises en route other than “Yankee Team Station” or “Dixie Station.”

 

     “USS Midway (CVA-41) arrived Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines on 12 May 1965, ending her first line period on “Yankee Team Station,” in the Gulf of Tonkin and “Dixie Station” off the Mekong Delta, both in the South China Sea, as a part of the Task Group 77.6. Yankee Team Station,” from 10 to 14 April 1965 (Y-5-days); “Dixie Station” off the Mekong Delta on 15 April 1965 (D-1-day); “Yankee Team Station” from 16 April to 1 May 1965 (Y-16-days); “Dixie Station” off the Mekong Delta from 2 to 3 May 1965 (D-2-days); “Yankee Team Station” from 4 to 5 May 1965 (Y-2-days); “Dixie Station” off the Mekong Delta on 6 May 1965 (D-1-days) and “Yankee Team Station” from 7 to 10 May 1965 (Y-4-days). Totals: (Y-27-days) + (D-4-days), steaming as a part of Task Force 77 from South Vietnam Op area “Yankee Team Station” or “Dixie Station” off the Mekong Delta OP area in company, both areas in the in the South China Sea with USS Coral Sea (CVA-43), USS Perkins (DD-877), USS John R. Craig (DD-885), USS Southerland (DD-747), USS Hoel (DDG-13), USS Cochrane (DDG-21) USS Rowan (DD-782) and USS Orleck (DD-886) in accordance with ComSeventhFlt quarterly Employment schedule on 16 April 1965. OTC is Commanding Officer in Midway. Screen Commander is Commanding Officer in Perkins” (Ref. 1179-R & AVIATION HISTORICAL SUMMARY OPNAV FORM 5750-2 (REV. 4-60) (1 April to 30 September 1965) of USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1965).

 

     “USS Midway (CVA-41) with RADM W. F. Bringle, ComCar Div-7 (SOPA is CTF-77) embarked transited to “Yankee Team Station” to Yokosuka, Japan from 19 to 21 May 1965 (Y-3-days), commencing Special Operations, conducting combat missions on “Yankee Team Station,” in the Gulf of Tonkin, South China Sea” (Ref. AVIATION HISTORICAL SUMMARY OPNAV FORM 5750-2 (REV. 4-60) (11 April to 30 September 1965) of USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1965).

 

     EQNEEDF Note: transited to “Yankee Team Station” to Yokosuka, Japan from 19 to 21 May 1965 is being counnted as line days while no record of port call was given until after line period days from 21 May to 28 June 1965 on  “Yankee Team Station”, Gulf of Tonkin (Y-39-days) – Port of call at Yokosuka, Japan from 28 June to 2 July 1965; sugesting 111 line periods from 14 April to 30 September 1965, rather than 114 days.

 

     “Following information from National Archives – Deck Log – Remarks Sheet – June 2, 1965, RADM W. F. Bringle, ComCar Div-7 (SOPA is CTF-77) was still embarked USS Midway (CVA-41) steaming alongside USS Pollux (AKS-4) while conducting underway replenishment in “Yankee Team” OP off the coast of Vietnam as part of Task Group 77.6 in Station Oscar in company with USS Southerland (DD-743) in Sector Oscar, USS Perkins (DD-877) in Sector Papa, and USS Craig (DD-885) in Section quebec of a Sector Patrol screen” (Ref. AVIATION HISTORICAL SUMMARY OPNAV FORM 5750-2 (REV. 4-60) (11 April to 30 September 1965) of USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1965).

 

     “On 17 June 1965, Secretary of the Navy Paul Nitze was aboard USS Midway (CVA-41) as part of a tour of the war zone. while Midway was steaming alongside as a part of Task Group 77.6 in the “Yankee Team Station,” in the Gulf of Tonkin, South China Sea OP off the coast of Vietnam, in Station Oscar of a 7VIC Disposition, in company with USS Reeves (DLG-24) in Picket Station 19, the USS Prichett (DD-561) in Destroyer Rescue Station 1M, and the USS Collett (DD-730) in Destroyer Station 2M. On the same day, to the delight of the ship’s crew, the Secretary of the Navy had the opportunity to announce over the public address system that two F-4B Phantom IIs from Midway had tangled with four MiG-17s south of Hanoi and two of the North Vietnamese aircraft went down in flames, scoring the first MiG kills of the war, while escorting a strike on the barracks at Gen Phu, North Vietnam, Cmdr. Louis C. Page and Lt. Jack E.D. Batson, flying F-4B Phantoms of VF-21, attached to Attack Carrier Wing 2, deployed aboard Midway, after intercepting four MiG-17s, each shot down one, scoring the first U.S. victories over MiGs in Vietnam” (Ref. 1- Midway, 1083 & AVIATION HISTORICAL SUMMARY OPNAV FORM 5750-2 (REV. 4-60) (11 April to 30 September 1965) of USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1965).

 

     “USS Midway (CVA-41) was steaming as a part of Task Group 77.6 in the Yankee Team Op area off the coast of Vietnam in Station Oscar of a 7V1C disposition, in company with USS Reeves (DLG-24) in Picket Station 19, USS Collett (DD-730) in Station 1 and USS Prichett (DD-561) in Station 2, during which time, another MiG-17 was brought down by the 20mm gunfire of two propeller-driven A-1H Skyraiders from Midway on 20 June 1965, Pilot skill and the Skyraider’s outstanding maneuverability led to this unusual victory” (Ref. 1083).

 

     “USS Midway (CVA-41) arrived Yokosula, Japan on 2 July 1965, ending her second line period on “Yankee Team Station,” in the Gulf of Tonkin, South China Sea from 21 May to 28 June 1965 (Y-39-days)” (Ref. 1179-R & AVIATION HISTORICAL SUMMARY OPNAV FORM 5750-2 (REV. 4-60) (1 April to 30 September 1965) of USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1965).

 

     “USS Midway (CVA-41) was steaming as a part of Task Group 77.6 en route from US Naval Station Yokosuka, Japan to the “Yankee Team Station” (Point Yankee OP), in the Gulf of Tonkin, South China Sea on 18 July 1965, in company are the USS Reeves (DLG-24) in Station 1 and the USS Collett (DD-730) in Station 2 of a three Charlie two screen” (Ref. AVIATION HISTORICAL SUMMARY OPNAV FORM 5750-2 (REV. 4-60) (11 April to 30 September 1965) of USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1965).

 

Mdway WestPac July 1965 – Ref. 1179-Z2

Yankee Station” Map – Ref. 1179-Z

Yankee Station – Ref. 1179-Z3

 

     “USS Midway (CVA-41) made a port of call at Yokosula, Japan from 2 to 16 July 1965, departing on the morning of the 17th to conduct Special Operations on her third line period on “Yankee Team Station,” in the Gulf of Tonkin, South China Sea, particpinng in “Checkertail” Okinawa Air Defense Exercise; a “Blue Sky” Air Defense Exercise conducted in conjunction with the Nationalist Chinese Air Force on Taiwan and providing assistance to the USS Frank Knox (DD-742) which was ground on Pratas Reef “ (Ref. 405 & 1179-R).

 

     “USS Midway (CVA-41) arrived Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines on 27 August 1965, ending her third line period on “Yankee Team Station,” in the Gulf of Tonkin and “Dixie Station” off the Mekong Delta, both in the South China Sea. “Yankee Team Station” from 23 July to 13 August 1965 (Y-22-days); “Dixie Station” from 14 to 22 August 1965 (D-9-days) and “Yankee Team Station” from 23 to 25 August 1965 (Y-3-days). Totals: (Y-25-days) + (D-9-days)” (Ref. 1179-R & AVIATION HISTORICAL SUMMARY OPNAV FORM 5750-2 (REV. 4-60) (1 April to 30 September 1965) of USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1965).

 

     “USS Midway (CVA-41) steamed considerably north of normal “Yankee Team Station” on Special Operations on 20, 22 & 29 September 1965, north of 18’ N in Gulf of Tonkin at between 1100-1330 hours on the 29 September 1965” (Ref. AVIATION HISTORICAL SUMMARY OPNAV FORM 5750-2 (REV. 4-60) (11 April to 30 September 1965) of USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1965).

 

     “USS Midway (CVA-41) conducted Special Operations on her fourth line period on “Yankee Team Station,” in the Gulf of Tonkin, South China Sea from 11 to 30 September 1965 (Y-20-days), Proceeded to “Dixie Station,” South China Sea at 1800 hours, 30 September 1965 (D-1-days)” (Ref. AVIATION HISTORICAL SUMMARY OPNAV FORM 5750-2 (REV. 4-60) (11 April to 30 September 1965) of USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1965).

 

     “During the period from 1 April through 30 September, USS Midway (CVA-41) spent a total of 145 days at sea versus 38 days in port. Of the at sea time 114 days were spent on “Yankee Team Station,” in the Gulf of Tonkin and 13 days on “Dixie Station”, both in the South China Sea. A general summary of inflicted damage to enemy installations in North Viet Nam follows:

 

             72 highways and railroad bridges destroyed or heavily damaged.

             23 PT/Swatow patrol boats reported sunk, destroyed, or heavily damaged.

             5 Army supply depots destroyed or heavily damaged.

             25 railroad cars destroyed.

             4 locomotives destroyed.

             2 railroad yard complexes heavily damage.

             7 radar sites heavily damaged and rendered inoperative.

             2 naval bases 60% destroyed.

             27 construction vehicles destroyed or severely damaged.

             9 barracks complexes 90% destroyed.

             24 ferries destroyed or severely damaged.

             10 ferry storage areas and site facilities destroyed.

             13 causeways destroyed or severely damaged.

             75 trucks destroyed plus numerous unknown damaged.

             28 loaded barges destroyed or heavily damaged.

             19 major warehouses destroyed or heavily damaged.

             21 sampans destroyed.

             3 dams destroyed or heavily damaged.

             3 POL storage areas destroyed.

             2 thermal power plants 80% destroyed.

             3 airfields cratered and support buildings destroyed or heavily damaged.

             3 MIG-17 aircraft destroyed in flight.

 

     In addition to the above, major destructive or neutralizing damage was inflicted on numerous AA positions, over 300 pieces of military rolling stock, numerous roadways, highway segments, minor bridges, and general lines of communications.  In addition, numerous missions were flown in South Viet Nam under the direction of forward air controller.  Extensive damage was inflicted on Viet Cong structures, tunnels, supplies and personnel” (Ref. AVIATION HISTORICAL SUMMARY OPNAV FORM 5750-2 (REV. 4-60) (11 April to 30 September 1965) of USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1965).

 

     USS Midway (CVA-41) AVIATION HISTORICAL SUMMARY OPNAV FORM 5750-2 (REV. 4-60) (11 April to 30 September 1965) of USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1965) – Chapter 21, Appendix IV.

 

     “USS Midway (CVA-41) proceeded to  “Dixie Station” off the Mekong Delta in the South China Sea at 1800 hours, 30 September 1965” (Ref. AVIATION HISTORICAL SUMMARY OPNAV FORM 5750-2 (REV. 4-60) (1 April to 30 September 1965) of USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1965).

 

     History of from 1 October to 23 November 1965 not released and or Aviation Summary report as of 3 March 2019, so total line periods not able to number.

 

     “USS Midway (CVA-41) arrived Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines on 12 to 16 October 1965, ending Special Operations on her fourth line period on “Yankee Team Station,” in the Gulf of Tonkin from 11 to 30 September 1965 (Y-20-days) and than proceeded to “Dixie Station” off the Mekong Delta, both in the South China Sea at 1800 hours, 30 September 1965 (D-1-days). Totals continue until arriving Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines on 12 to 16 October 1965, concluding her fourth line period in the South China Sea in the Gulf of Tonkin” (Ref. 1179-R).

 

     “USS Midway (CVA-41) made a port of call at Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines, mooring at Leyte Pier, NAS Cubi Point from 12 to 16 October 1965, departing for Special Operations to conduct combat missions on her fifth line period in either “Dixie Station” off the Mekong Delta, or “Yankee Team Station”, in the Gulf of Tonkin, both in the South China Sea” (Ref. 1179-R).

 

     “USS Midway (CVA-41) transited from Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines to “Dixie Station” off the Mekong Delta in the South China Sea from 16 to 17 October 1965” (Ref. 1179-R).

 

     “USS Midway (CVA-41) arrived Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines on 4 November 1965, ending her fifth line period, conducting Special Operations in either “Dixie Station” off the Mekong Delta, or “Yankee Team Station,” in the Gulf of Tonkin, both in the South China Sea from 17 October to 3 November 1965, transiting from Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines to “Dixe  Station” from 16 to 17 October 1965 and “Yankee Team Station,” in the Gulf of Tonkin, both in the South China Sea” (Ref. 1179-R).

 

     “USS Midway (CVA-41) made a port of call at Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines from 4 to 10 November 1965, departing for home at Naval Air Station, Alameda, California. During February 1965, an AN/SSC-2 (XN-1) shipboard Satellite Communications System was installed aboard Midway. The major components of the system were the antenna installed on the 011 level and the control van installed just above the navigation bridge on the 07 level. Midway was one of two naval ships having a satellite installation, the other ship being the USS Canberra (CA-70/CAG-2). The USNS Kingsport (T-AG-164) operating under MSTS is a third ship which has operated the system.  The system was tested extensively during the period of this report.  Results were excellent. While on Yankee Team Station, Midway was able to pass operational traffic direct to Naval Communications Station San Francisco via Syncom III communications satellite and Camp Roberts, California, the Army’s west coast satellite terminal.  In anticipation to Midway’s return to EASTPAC, the Chief of Naval Operations has directed that the entire system be removed from the ship at Subic Bay in October. The system will find a new home aboard the USS Pine Island (AV-12)” (Ref. 1179-R).

 

    In the future, whmeans to add together BDA – (bomb damage assessment) of Midways Vietnam Cruises in a manen the US Navy releases command history reports, information will provide the ner presented in Midways third Vietnam Cruise and as follows:

 

1965 North Vietnam Sortie statistics (One to Seven Line Periods):

Line Period

Total strike / combat Support sorties

Total strike sorties

Total combat support sorties

Total sorties

1 –

 

 

 

 

2 –

 

 

 

 

3 –

 

 

 

 

4 –

 

 

 

 

5 –

 

 

 

 

6 –

 

 

 

 

7 –

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

Ref. USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1965.

 

BDA – (bomb damage assessment) for First to Seventh Line Periods during 1965 North Vietnam

Destroyed / Fires

BDA – (bomb damage assessment) for

One to Seven Line Periods during 1965 North Vietnam Operations

Line Period

Type Target

1

 2

3

4

5

6

7

Total BDA Events

Bridges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ferries 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WBLC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secondary explosions            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fires

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sustained fires

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RR Cars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RR Boxcars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RR Flat cars            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Locomotives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AAA Guns (Silenced)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coastal Defense / AAA guns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CD Guns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artillery/field psns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIG 17’s, 2 MIG 19’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thermal Power Plant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAM launchers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

missile transporter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAM sites (Destroyed (Damaged)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BDA – (bomb damage assessment) for First to Seventh Line Periods during 1965 North Vietnam

Destroyed / Fires

BDA – (bomb damage assessment) for

One to Seven Line Periods during 1965 North Vietnam Operations

Line Period

Type Target

1

 2

3

4

5

6

7

Total BDA Events

SAM’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAM Canisters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portable Radar Antennas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portable Radar Antennas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Missile transporter and support vehicles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trucks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tracked vehicle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cranes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stack supplies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supply bundles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pontoon Bridge Sections

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gunboats (Destroyed / 1 Sunk) (Damaged)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PT Boats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bulldozers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POL Tanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25 MT PUG POL tanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BDA – (bomb damage assessment) for First to Seventh Line Periods during 1965 North Vietnam

Destroyed / Fires

BDA – (bomb damage assessment) for

One to Seven Line Periods during 1965 North Vietnam Operations

Line Period

Type Target

1

 2

3

4

5

6

7

Total BDA Events

Pump houses (POL)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stacks of supplies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mortar position (Silenced)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CD Site

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buildings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Structures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warehouses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bunkers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

37/57 mm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

57 mm silenced'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

51 mm Gun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

51 cal positions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

55 Gal Oil Drums

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pipelines cut

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Numerous Road and Track Cuts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craters on Vinh Airfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Runways Cratered at:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUANG LANG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUANG LANG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VINH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BDA – (bomb damage assessment) for First to Seventh Line Periods during 1965 North Vietnam

Destroyed / Fires

BDA – (bomb damage assessment) for

One to Seven Line Periods during 1965 North Vietnam Operations

Line Period

Type Target

1

 2

3

4

5

6

7

Total BDA Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL BDA Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ref. USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1965.

 

BDA – (bomb damage assessment) for First to Seventh Line Periods during 1965 North Vietnam

Damaged / Fires

BDA – (bomb damage assessment) for

One to Seven Line Periods during 1965 North Vietnam Operations

Line Period

Type Target

1

 2

3

4

5

6

7

Total BDA Events

Bridges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ferries 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WBLC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secondary explosions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fires

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sustained fires

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RR Cars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RR Boxcars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RR Flat cars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Locomotives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AAA Guns (Silenced)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coastal Defense / AAA guns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CD Guns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artillery/field psns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIG 17’s, 2 MIG 19’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thermal Power Plant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAM launchers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

missile transporter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAM sites (Destroyed (Damaged)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BDA – (bomb damage assessment) for First to Seventh Line Periods during 1965 North Vietnam

Damaged / Fires

BDA – (bomb damage assessment) for

One to Seven Line Periods during 1965 North Vietnam Operations

Line Period

Type Target

1

 2

3

4

5

6

7

Total BDA Events

SAM’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAM Canisters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portable Radar Antennas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portable Radar Antennas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Missile transporter and support vehicles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trucks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tracked vehicle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cranes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stack supplies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supply bundles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pontoon Bridge Sections

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gunboats (Destroyed / 1 Sunk) (Damaged)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PT Boats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bulldozers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POL Tanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25 MT PUG POL tanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BDA – (bomb damage assessment) for First to Seventh Line Periods during 1965 North Vietnam

Damaged / Fires

BDA – (bomb damage assessment) for

One to Seven Line Periods during 1965 North Vietnam Operations

Line Period

Type Target

1

 2

3

4

5

6

7

Total BDA Events

Pump houses (POL)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stacks of supplies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mortar position (Silenced)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CD Site

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buildings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Structures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warehouses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bunkers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

37/57 mm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

57 mm silenced'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

51 mm Gun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

51 cal positions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

55 Gal Oil Drums

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pipelines cut

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Numerous Road and Track Cuts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craters on Vinh Airfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Runways Cratered at:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUANG LANG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUANG LANG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VINH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BDA – (bomb damage assessment) for First to Seventh Line Periods during 1965 North Vietnam

Damaged / Fires

BDA – (bomb damage assessment) for

One to Seven Line Periods during 1965 North Vietnam Operations

Line Period

Type Target

1

 2

3

4

5

6

7

Total BDA Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL BDA Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ref. USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1965.

 

BDA – (bomb damage assessment) for First to Seventh Line Periods during 1965 North Vietnam

Destroyed / Fires &

Damaged / Fires

BDA – (bomb damage assessment) for

One to Seven Line Periods during 1965 North Vietnam Operations

Line Period

Type Target

1

 2

3

4

5

6

7

Total BDA Events

Destroyed / Fires

Line Period

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Damaged / Fires

Line Period

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 TOTAL BDA Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ref. USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1965.

 

BDA – (bomb damage assessment) for First to Seventh Line Periods during 1965 North Vietnam Operations:

Line Periods / Dates

Destroyed / Fires

Line Period

Damaged / Fires

Line Period

Total BDA Events

1 –

 

 

 

2 –

 

 

 

3 –

 

 

 

4 –

 

 

 

5 –

 

 

 

6 –

 

 

 

7 –

 

 

 

1-7 BDA Events

 

 

 

1 - 7 BDA Events

 

 

 

All dates are base on reported schedule date of “Yankee Station” periods and first line period Southern Ops Area, staying in line with content of the Command History Report.

Ref. USS MIDWAY Command History for Calendar Year 1965.