Friday, May 19, 1972
Swede: Jets Hit A Hospital
The Swedish chargé d'affaires in North Vietnam, Jean-Christophe Oeberg, said in a recent report that the hospital, about 500 yards from the Swedish Embassy in the North Vietnamese capital, was hit by at least six rockets and one 500-pound bomb from U.S. planes.
The report from Hanoi was part of a television program Tuesday night. The Foreign Office confirmed the report.
After that failure they returned over Hanoi flying low and firing rockets indiscriminately, the report added.
It gave this account:
One of the rockets exploded 300 yards from the Swedish Embassy in a park where one person was killed. All rail connections with China have been broken and all railway bridges from Haiphong to Hanoi were demolished by bombs.
"Swede: Jets Hit A Hospital", by (AP) published in the Pacific Stars and Stripes Friday, May 19, 1972 and reprinted from European and Pacific Stars and Stripes, a Department of Defense publication copyright, 2002 European and Pacific Stars and Stripes.
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