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Cold War Files: All Units: Events: Napalm Accidentally Dropped on South Vietnamese Civilians

May 8, 1972
Napalm Accidentally Dropped on South Vietnamese Civilians

During an air strike conducted by South Vietnamese pilots, Napalm bombs are accidentally dropped on South Vietnamese civilians, including children. Filmed footage and a still photo of a badly burned nude girl fleeing the destruction of her hamlet becomes yet another enduring image of the war.

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