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US bombing in Cambodia (1965-1975)

This spatial data shows the 115,273 sites targeted in the 231,467 US bombing sorties flown over Cambodia between October 1965 and May 1975, dropping 2,757,107 tons of munitions. It contains information such as date of the bombing, exact location, the number and type of aircraft in the sortie, bombing load and ordnance type, the nature of the intended target, and bomb damage assessment (BDA). Individual sortie payloads ranged in size from tens of lbs. to several thousand tons. The dataset details the 42 aircraft types deployed, including B-52's, and the 188 types of munitions they dropped, including 500-lb. 'carpet bombs', cluster bombs, fire bombs and 1000-lb. bombs

Data Resources (7)

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Additional Info

Field Value
Dataset topic category Landmines UXO and demining
  • English
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Dataset reference date January 5, 2005
Temporal extent's start date October 1, 1965
Temporal extent's end date May 1, 1975
  • Cambodia
West bounding coordinates 102.96825733734713
East bounding coordinates 107.64089060993305
South bounding coordinates 10.414218753760217
North bounding coordinates 14.696738322105572
Spatial Reference System WGS 84 / UTM zone 48N (EPSG:32648)
Positional Accuracy There is no issue with accuracy found
Logical Consistency There is no issue with logical consistency found
Completeness There is no issue with completeness found.
Process Step Map and Data team from Open Development Cambodia downloaded the data from the Center for Earth Observation ( at the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies ( as ArcGIS Geodatabase. Then the team exported to various extention such as KML, SHP, GeoJSON and Spreadsheet and visualize on ODC interactive map.
Lineage The US bombing database was released by the US Embassy in Cambodia to the Royal Cambodian Government and the Cambodian Mine Action Authority (CMAA) to assist in the clearance of unexploded ordnance.
Responsible party The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale (Genocide Studies Program).P.O. Box 208206 New Haven, Connecticut, 06520-8206, USA U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh. #1, Street 96 Sangkat Wat Phnom, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh. Phone: (855-23) 728-000
Metadata creator information Metadata last updated on 2017-04-3. For inquiries contact: Open Development Cambodia Address: #43, St. 208, Sangkat Boeung Riang, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Tel: +855 23 221 164 Email: Website:
License CC-BY-3.0-IGO
Copyright Yes
Version 1.0
Date uploaded April 3, 2017, 07:02 (UTC)
Date modified October 8, 2019, 16:24 (UTC)