Location: Fifth Division Museum is
located No 1 Duy Tan Street, Da Nang City.
Outdoor display area:
In this 5,451m² area there are big-sized weapons namely
aircrafts, tanks, armored cars, 75-175 mm cannons, etc.
that were used in anti-French and anti-American wars by
enemy’s military, and were caught by Fifth Military
Indoor display area:
In area of 3,368m², 12 showrooms display thousands of
photographs and articles on establishment, struggle, and
victory of the Fifth Military Division. In particular,
some of them carry local people’s strength, creativity,
intelligence and talents in the two wars, for example: a
set of lead openers of Dang Tien Loi, a pair of slippers
of Phan Thi Mua, and a two-bottomed basket of Ho Le
A set of lead openers of the revolutionary martyr Dang
He used them to bomb in a radar zone of Americans and
their puppets located in Son Tra peninsula on the 15th
August 1972. It took him 3 months to prepare the attack.
He had to eat fried rice, sleep in dark caves to
secretly find out targets and make battles. Together
with his six partners, he had ten successful attacks to
the zone which caused great damages to the enemy.
Unfortunately, he died in the tenth assault on 12th
December 1972. A set of lead openers which are shown in
the museum are the only remains after his death.
A pair of slippers of Phan Thi Mua: She was born in
1955, and worked as a special task force member of
Da Nang city. In 1972 she was appointed to attack
American fuel depot at the crossroad Trung Nu Vuong -
Nui Thanh. So she decided to work there. Everyday she
hided a little of dynamite power in her slippers and
brought it to the depot. For four months from April to
August 1972 four kilos of dynamite were carried in. The
whole city was shocked by a big explosion at 9pm in the
middle of August 1972. The depot was destroyed. She was
granted a resistance war medal of second level by the
government in 1975.
A two-bottomed basket of Ho Le Phuong family: They
plaited the basket with two bottoms. It was used to
bring secret documents to their son Ho Le An, a
revolutionary soldier in period of 1965-1970. They
decided to give it to the museum for display in 1977.
Source: Vietnam Nation Administration of Tourism