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FOIA: 2/G11/VHN/R24-64 SIGINT Readiness Bravo Lantern Report Nr. 21

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posted on May, 19 2008 @ 01:45 AM
2/G11/VHN/R24-64 SIGINT Readiness Bravo Lantern Report Nr. 21
This is a report on DRV Communications.

Document date: 1964-08-05
Department: NSA Headquarters, Ft. Meade, MD (DIRNSDA)
Author: SIGINT; Phu Bai
Document type: Report
pages: 2


Archivist's Notes: This is a communication from Hai Phong instructed PT142 to search for cover from aircraft till morning and also gave some coordinates.

posted on May, 22 2008 @ 07:21 PM
This document is another report of intercepted communications from the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV) after the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, in which the DRV attacked US Naval vessels on Aug. 2nd, 1964.

This communication was orders from Haiphong (DRV) to Swatow T-142 patrol boats to return to Bai Chay with coordinates. They instruct them to search for cover from aircraft along the way. This must have been just after the US air strike in which several PT boats were damaged.

The Gulf of Tonkin Incident prompted the US Congress to pass the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which gave President Johnson authority to use military force to defend allies in the area and ultimately lead to the beginning of the Vietnam War.

Related FOIA Documents:
FOIA: DRV Naval Entity Reports Losses and Claims two Enemy Aircraft Shot Down - 4 August 1964
FOIA: DRV Naval Entity Claims six U.S. Aircraft Downed by Naval and Air Defence Forces - 6 August 19
FOIA: DRV attack on US Ships in Gulf of Tonkin; 2 - 4 August 1964

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