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In the 1972 campaign 'Hanoi-Dien Bien Phu in the air', the Vietnamese Air Defense Force shot down 81 American aircrafts, one of them being 34 B52. One part of the aircraft fell down in the Huu Tiep Lake of Hanoi. Today, many tourists visit this lake to catch a glimpse of the wreckage including the gear wheels, which now has plants growing around it.
Huu Tiep Lake is a war memorial located in Hanoi. Popularly known as B-52 lake, it features a US B-52 bomber that was shot down on the night of 27 December 1972 during the Vietnam War. The wrecked bomber in the algae-green water is a symbol of Vietnam's victory over the United States. It is also a constant reminder of the violence and the endless number of people who lost their lives during the war. An inscription near the lake with the words: "outstanding feat of arm that brought down the bomber of the US imperialist" celebrates the courage and determination of Vietnam that led to its victory.
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