Gulf of Tonkin borders the northern coast of Vietnam (French Indochina) and the southern coast of China including Guangxi Province, Guangdong Province (Leizhou Peninsula) and Hainan Island. Also known as the Tonkin Gulf or Tongking Gulf.
During the Pacific War, the Gulf of Tonkin was used by Japanese warships and vessels. Japanese seaplanes based at the coast conducted Maritime patrols over the area. Between 1943-1945 attacked by American aircraft targeting Japanese shipping.
American missions against Tonkin Gulf
November 23, 1943 - July 13, 1945
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June 15, 2019