366th SPS K-9

Attacks on DaNang Air Base

"Rocket City"

Information in this table is extracted from, Appendix I, "Air Base Defense in the Republic of Vietnam, 1960-1973" by Roger P. Fox. The Sequence number refers to the sequence number assigned to all attacks on ten primary US Air Force operating bases in Vietnam.
SEQ #
Date
Time
Rounds
Aircraft
Aircraft
Casualties
Casualties.
Destroyed
Damaged
KIA+
WIA+
1965
2 *
07/01/65
0130
6
6
3
1
3
1966
5 **
01/25/66
NR
20
0
0
1
6
1967
18 ***
02/27/67
0310
56
0
13
11
124
19
03/15/67
0200
10
0
7
0
0
23
07/15/67
0020
83
10
49
8
175
24
09/02/67
0050
9
0
6
0
8
26
09/09/67
0005
3
0
2
2
10
1968
30
01/03/68
0400
49
1
20
0
2
33 ****
01/30/68
0328
40
5
25
1
0
66
02/24/68
2255
10
0
4
0
1
95
05/05/68
0152
1
0
0
0
0
103
05/09/68
0030
4
0
1
0
0
104
05/09/68
0150
3
0
0
0
0
106
05/11/68
2355
8
0
6
0
2
107
05/12/68
1800
3
0
2
0
0
112
05/29/68
0140
8
0
5
0
0
120
07/23/68
0204
16
0
5
0
0
121
07/23/68
0602
1
0
0
0
0
122
07/27/68
0245
6
1
4
0
5
129
08/23/68
0303
13
0
2
1
7
136
08/31/68
0250
1
0
1
0
5
137
09/02/68
0128
1
0
0
0
0
138
09/04/68
0529
2
0
0
0
0
142
09/18/68
0515
3
0
0
2
7
146
09/29/68
0446
4
0
5
0
3
#
11/20/68
0145
2
0
0
0
0
1969
154
01/22/69
0558
26
0
0
1
19
162
02/23/69
0530
11
0
0
1
2
173
03/21/69
0154
5
0
0
0
0
177
03/24/69
0530
14
0
0
0
1
183
04/17/69
0016
2
0
0
0
0
184
04/20/69
2308
3
0
1
0
0
187
04/24/69
0114
2
0
0
0
0
193
05/12/69
0345
3
0
1
0
0
196
05/14/69
0153
1
0
0
0
0
209
06/07/69
0248
20
2
12
4
2
232
08/13/69
0402
5
0
0
0
0
233
08/22/69
0135
10
0
0
1
29
238
09/06/69
0300
8
0
0
0
3
255
12/11/69
0038
4
0
1
0
0
1970
289
04/08/70
0225
4
0
0
2
8
311
05/21/70
2355
3
0
3
0
0
327
06/21/70
0101
3
0
0
0
0
345
09/01/70
0449
8
0
1
0
2
350
10/12/70
0030
2
0
0
0
0
351
10/21/70
0145
1
0
0
0
0
363
12/21/70
0100
1
0
0
0
0
1971
366
02/01/71
0352
8
0
2
0
3
373
02/21/71
0130
6
1
3
0
1
379
03/04/71
0433
10
0
0
0
2
387
04/05/71
0202
3
0
1
0
0
388
04/09/71
0054
1
0
0
0
0
391
04/26/71
0300
1
0
0
0
0
392
04/27/71
0207
5
0
0
0
0
395
05/05/71
0358
2
0
1
0
0
399
05/30/71
0320
7
0
0
0
0
400
06/05/71
1702
6
0
0
0
0
401
06/07/71
0009
2
0
0
0
0
403
07/05/71
0015
5
0
0
5
38
406
08/25/71
0135
2
0
0
0
0
1972
420
01/03/72
0155
6
0
2
0
1
424
02/09/72
0100
28
0
1
0
10
430
04/13/72
0132
24
1
5
1
10
432
04/16/72
0116
20
0
1
0
8
433
04/24/72
0149
13
0
0
0
9
434
04/25/72
2300
6
0
0
0
0
435
05/07/72
0318
16
1
2
0
3
436
05/12/72
0157
18
0
3
0
0
437
05/14/72
0149
18
0
2
0
0
439
06/10/72
0224
8
0
2
0
3
440
06/13/72
2321
6
0
0
0
12
441
06/17/72
0045
4
0
0
0
1
442
06/22/72
0115
6
0
0
0
1
446
08/03/72
0626
45
0
4
1
20
447
08/18/72
0408
In #446




448
08/18/72
0637
35
2
10
1
21
449
08/19/72
0415
2
0
0
0
0
453
09/23/72
0500
27
0
3
0
0
454
09/27/72
1845
5
0
3
0
1
456
10/25/72
0307
18
0
0
0
4
457
10/28/72
0302
27
0
8
0
3
460
11/19/72
0120
9
0
2
0
0
461
11/21/72
0111
4
0
0
0
0
468
12/26/72
0612
32
0
8
0
1
1973
469
01/14/73
2307
7
0
4
0
1
470
01/17/73
0327
21
0
3
0
0
473
01/26/73
1123
12
0
0
0
1
474
01/27/73
0612
25
0
7
1
8
TOTAL


998
30
256
45
586


+ Casualty figures reflect all casualties, i.e., USAF, other military and civilians.
* The first attack was made by both mortars and sappers. One sapper was captured.
** The first two attacks on DaNang were by mortars. All attacks from 02/27/67 forward were by rockets.

*** The first time that rockets were used in RVN by the Viet Cong/North Vietnamese Army. A high number of casualties were Vietnamese civilians living in a village just east of DaNang Air Base.
**** TET 1968
# Not in AF records, submitted by members

 

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