Dien Bien Phu 22 March 1954

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Dien Bien Phu
22 March 1954 - U.S. Studies Aid Plea French Forces Ready To...
U.S. Studies Aid Plea French Forces Ready To Meet Red Assaults HANOI, Indochina (JB — French Union troops braced themselves anew today for a still expected new mass assault against their Dien Bien Phu fortress by the Communist-led Vietminh. Tank and -infantry reinforcements reinforcements bolstered the besieged defenders defenders in northwest Indochina. From the skies poured a new stream of fresh troops, war equipment, equipment, ammunition and provisions parachuted from French transports transports and American Flying Boxcars Boxcars piloted by American civilians of the Hong Kong-based Civil Air Transport Service. French, Vietnamese, Senegalese, Moroccan and Algerian troops and the hardfighttng German soldiers who dominate the French Foreign Legion were dug deep into trenches trenches and dirtbagged bunkers behind the mazes of barbed wire. In Washington, U. S. officials reviewed reviewed French requests for more U. S. bombers and transports.. The U. S. Joint Chiefs of Staff considered considered a proposal to send another group of about 25 B-26 light bombers bombers and an undisclosed number of transports to Indochina! The French at Dien Bien Phu still anticipated a Vietminh rush in an attempt to overwhelm the fortress. The rebels feverishly built up fresh stocks of ammunition for their new attempt to smash the Fortress and score a big victory before the big powers meet in Geneva Geneva April 36 to try to settle the 8- year-old indecisive Indochina war. and radiator were damaged on the Baebler vehicle. The accident occurred four miles southwest of Brooklyn on a town road. One accident in'the city was reported reported during this morning's snow. An auto operated by Edith Rolli, 1423 16th street, and a truck driven driven by Walter Egli. 1910 16th avenue, avenue, collided at 13th street and 16th avenue at 10:17 a. m. causing causing minor damage. French To Win Battle, Admiral Radford Says WASHINGTON (*—Arthur Radford, Radford, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, said today "the French are going to win" the critical Indochina Indochina battle at Dien Bien Phu. Radford said he did not believe additional American air technicians technicians would have to be sent to Indochina if additional planes are sent. He reiterated that the present present contingent of 200 American air technicians, now in Indochina will withdraw hi June according^ to plan.. He said he believes by that time the French will have trained their own replacements. I

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  1. Monroe Evening Times,
  2. 22 Mar 1954, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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