List of allied military operations of the Vietnam War (1968)

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This article is a list of known military operations of the Vietnam War in 1968, conducted by the armed forces of the Republic of Vietnam, the United States and their allies.

Date Duration Operation Name Unit(s) – Description Location VCNVA KIA's Allied KIA's
68 Operation Keepout[1] USAF operation to sow anti-personnel mines "Parrot's Beak" area Svay Rieng Province, Cambodia
68 Operation Leap Frog[2] Systematic canvassing of the opinions of senior ARVN officers by U.S. military intelligence on likely Vietcong actions
68 – 69 Operation Duck Hook[1] Nixon administration covert plan to coerce the North Vietnamese to make concessions at the Paris Peace Talks
68 – 69 Operation Inferno[1] USAF operation to start fires by dropping bulk fuel from C-130s in concentrated areas. The operation was eventually deemed cost prohibitive
Jan 1 – Feb 1973 Operation Igloo White[3][4] USAF electronic warfare program to interdict the Ho Chi Minh Trail Ho Chi Minh Trail
Jan 1 – Mar 1 1973 Operation Clearwater[1] US Navy operation to interdict enemy bases and lines of communications on inland waterways I Corps
Jan 5 – 25 Operation Sultan (1968)[1] Special Forces Project DELTA operation Kon Tum Province
Jan 5 – Apr 8 Operation Niagara[1][5] USAF bombing around Khe Sanh Combat Base unknown
Jan 10 – 21 Operation Duntroon[1][6] 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and 3rd Cavalry Regiment search and destroy operation in conjunction with 1st Brigade, 9th Infantry Division Operation Akron V Phước Tuy Province
Jan 11 – 21 Operation Akron V[1] 1st Brigade, 9th Infantry Division search and destroy operation Biên Hòa Province
Jan 13 – 28 Operation Altoona[1] 199th Infantry Brigade search and destroy operation Biên Hòa Province
Jan 13 – Feb 18 Operation Haverford[1] 198th Infantry Brigade search and destroy operation Gia Định and Long An Provinces
Jan 14 Operation Gator[1] 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment operation IV Corps
Jan 15 – Feb 9 Operation San Angelo[1] 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division search and destroy operation Quang Duc and Phước Long Provinces
Jan 16 – Jan 31 1969 Operation Walker[1] 3rd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment 173rd Airborne Brigade and 1st Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment search and destroy and security operation vicinity of An Khê, Pleiku Province
Jan 18 – Feb 13 Operation Coronado X[1][7] MRF 2nd Brigade, 9th Infantry Division and US Navy Task Force 117 search and destroy operation Ba Xuyen, Dinh Tuong, Kien Hoa, Phuoc Dinh and Vĩnh Long Provinces 344 23
Jan 20 – 26 Operation Badger Catch later Operation Napoleon[8][9] BLT 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines and HMM-165 search and destroy operation to clear the north banks of the Cua Viet River and prevent enemy interdiction of river traffic Quảng Trị Province 10 12
Jan 20 – 27 Operation Atalla/Casey[1] 1st Infantry Division, 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment search and destroy operation Bình Long Province
Jan 20 – 31 Operation McLain[1][10] 173rd Airborne Brigade, 3rd Brigade, 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment and 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment reconnaissance in force operation as continuation of Operation Byrd Bình Thuận Province 1,042
Jan 21 – 24 Operation Neosho II[11] 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines and 1st Battalion, 9th Marines clearing operation to provide cover for the 1st Cavalry Division's arrival at Camp Evans 24 km northwest of Huế 1
Jan 21 – Feb 16 Operation Osceola II[1][12] 1st Battalion, 1st Marines and 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines search and destroy operation Quảng Trị Province 24 2
Jan 21 – Nov 23 Operation Lancaster II[1][13] 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines and 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines search-and-clear operation to safeguard Route 9 between Cam Lo and Ca Lu 1801 359
Jan 22 – Feb 29 Operation Pershing II[1][11] 2/1 Cavalry and 4th Infantry Division operation Bình Định and Quảng Ngãi Provinces 614 156
Jan 22 – Mar 31 Operation Jeb Stuart I[1][11] 1st Cavalry Division and 1st and 2nd Brigades, 101st Airborne Division operation Quảng Trị Province 3,268 294
Jan 24 – Mar 1 Operation Coburg [6] 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance in force operation, which incidentally placed it in excellent response positions to several Tet Offensive trouble spots Biên Hòa and Phước Tuy Provinces
Jan 30 – Feb 28 Operation Saline[1][14] 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines and 1st Amphibian Tractor Battalion search and destroy operation to keep the Cua Viet River supply line open. Combined with Operation Napoleon on 28 Feb 68 Cua Viet River
Jan 31 – Mar 8 Operation Adairsville[1] 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment operation to defend Long Binh Biên Hòa Province
Feb 1 – Mar 2 Operation Hue City [15][16] 1st Marines and 5th Marines operation to drive NVA out of Huế (Battle of Huế) during Tet Offensive Huế 5113 142
Feb 1 – Mar 10 Operation Lam Son 68[1] 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division and ARVN 5th Division and 18th Division search and destroy operation Biên Hòa and Bình Dương Provinces
Feb 5 – 17 Operation Tran Hung Dao I[1][17] ARVN 1st, 3rd, 6th, 8th and 11th Airborne Brigades, VNMC 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 6th Brigades, 30th, 33rd, 35th, 38th & 41st Ranger Battalions, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment and 199th Infantry Brigade operation to defend the Saigon area during the Tet Offensive Saigon 953
Feb 10 – Mar 22 Operation Uniontown III[18] 199th Light Infantry Brigade and 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment security operations Long Binh 40
Feb 13 – Mar 4 Operation Coronado XI[19] MRF 9th Infantry Division, 9th ARVN Division, 21st ARVN Division joint riverine, air and ground search operations to locate and destroy Vietcong MR 3 headquarters and to cordon and search Cu Lao May island in the Hậu River southwest of Cần Thơ. The operation was also to relieve enemy pressure on the city of Cần Thơ Cai Rang and Phung Hiep Districts, Phong Binh Province
Feb 15 Operation Oakleigh[6] 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment cordon and search operation Hoa Long, Long Hải 9
Feb 16 – Mar 1 Operation Mang Ho X[1] ROK Capital Division search and destroy operation Bình Định Province 664
Feb 17 – Mar 28 Operation Tran Hung Dao II[17] Continuation of Operation Tran Hung Dao I in the Saigon area with slightly reduced forces Saigon 713
Feb 18 – 19 Operation Dandenong[6] 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment cordon-and-search operation Ap Soui Nghe
Feb 20 – 21 Operation Clayton[6] 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment cordon-and search operation with support elements and South Vietnamese police and interpreters Long Dien
Feb 26 – Mar 3 Operation Tampa[1][20] 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines and 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry Regiment search and destroy operation Quảng Nam Province
Feb 26 – Apr 30 Operation Houston I[1][21] 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Battalion, 327th Airborne Infantry and 2nd Battalion, 502nd Airborne Infantry operation to reopen Route 1, between Da Nang and Phu Bai Thừa Thiên Province
Feb 27 – mid Apr Operation Pinnaroo[6] 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment operation to cordon off the entire Long Hải hills area to stop a number of VC groups trying to escape through the cordon; Australians' first successful foray into the traditional VC stronghold of the Minh Dam Secret Zone Phước Tuy Province 21
Feb 29 – Mar 1 Operation Reaction[1] 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation
Feb 29 – Dec 9 Operation Napoleon Saline[1][22] 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines and 2/1 Cavalry operation along Cua Viet River, Quảng Trị Province 3495 353
Mar 1 – 31 Operation Patrick[1] 3rd Brigade 4th Infantry Division search and destroy and cordon and search operation Bình Định Province
Mar 1 – May 21 Operation Truong Cong Dinh[1][23] ARVN 7th Division and 9th Division and 1st and 2nd Brigades, 9th Infantry Division search and destroy operations Dinh Tuong, Kien Hoa, Kien Tuong, Vĩnh Bình and Bình Long Provinces 1546
Mar 3 – 7 Operation Mingo[24] 1st Battalion, 1st Marines and 2nd Battalion 327th Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation along Route 527 towards the A Shau Valley Quảng Trị Province 5
Mar 4 – 6 Operation Coronado XII[1] MRF 9th Infantry Division, ARVN 9th Division, ARVN 21st Division search and destroy operation Ba Xuyen and Phong Binh Provinces
Mar 5 – 13 Operation Show Low[1] 4th Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment and ARVN 2nd Division search and destroy operation Quảng Ngãi Province
Mar 6 – 10 Operation Rock[25] 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines sweep on the peninsula formed by the Vu Gia and Thu Bon Rivers, the so-called "Arizona Territory", 6 km northwest of An Hoa 35 3
Mar 7 Operation Harrisburg[1] 199th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment security operation Biên Hòa Province
Mar 7 – 16 Operation Valley Forge[1] 199th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment search and destroy operation Biên Hòa and Long Khánh Provinces
Mar 8 – 31 Operation Carentan[23] 1st and 3rd Brigades, 101st Airborne Division and ARVN 1st Division search and destroy, cordon and search, reconnaissance in force operation lowlands of Quảng Trị and Thừa Thiên Provinces
Mar 8 – Apr 7 Operation Wilderness[1] 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division and 199th Infantry Brigade search and destroy operation Tây Ninh Province
Mar 11 – Apr 7 Operation Quyet Thang/Operation Resolve to Win[26][27] 1st Infantry Division, 9th Infantry Division and 25th Infantry Division; ARVN 5th Division, 25th Division, Airborne Battalions, and Marines post-Tet Offensive clearing operation to mop up VC Saigon area and 5 surrounding provinces 2658 79 US
Mar 12 – 26 Operation Worth[1][25] 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines and 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry Regiment search and destroy operation 24 km northwest of Da Nang, Quảng Nam Province 160 27
Mar 14 – 20 Operation Ford[24] 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines and 1st Battalion, 1st Marines sweep of the Phu Thu Peninsula to engage the Vietcong 804th Main Force Battalion east of Phu Bai 145 14
Mar 14 – 20 Operation Lam Son 194[24] ARVN 1st Division operation tying in with Operation Ford east of Phu Bai
Mar 16 – 17 Operation San Francisco[1] 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division search and destroy operation III Corps
Mar 16 – 28 Operation Box Springs[1] 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and 173rd Airborne Brigade search and destroy operation Bình Dương Province
Mar 17 – Jul 30 Operation Duong Cua Dan/Operation People's Road[1][28] 9th Infantry Division security operation for repair of Route 4 between Cat Lay and Mỹ Tho 1357 93
Mar 21 – Apr 6 Operation Alcorn Grove[1] 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment operation Long Khánh Province
Mar 23 – Apr 7 Operation Los Banos[1] 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division security operation Biên Hòa Province
Mar 25 – May 29 Operation Ashgrove Tram[6] 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/RNZIR (ANZAC) cordon-and-search operation Long Hải village
Mar 28 – 29 Operation Woolgoogla[6] 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment final operation as a company search in the Cay Den jungle 1 km southeast of Hoa Long 8
Mar 30 – Jan 31 1969 Operation Cochise Green/ Dan Sinh[1][29] 173rd Airborne Brigade and 4th Infantry Division reconnaissance in force and pacification operation Bình Định and Quảng Ngãi Provinces 929 94
Apr – Oct Operation Duck Blind[1] Interim code name for Operation Igloo White
Apr 1 – 15 Operation Pegasus/Operation Lam Son 207[1][30] 1st Cavalry Division, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines 1st, 2nd and 3rd battalions, 26th Marines and ARVN 2nd Division resupply and relief operations along Route 9 to U.S. Marines besieged at Combat Base Quảng Trị Province 1100+ (est) 144
Apr 1 – 24 Operation Cooktown Orchid[1][6] 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment security operation area surrounding the Long Hải hills complex to the east of Đất Đỏ
Apr 1 – May 17 Operation Carentan II[23] 101st Airborne Division and 3rd Brigade 82nd Airborne Division operation lowlands of Quảng Trị and Thừa Thiên Provinces 2,100 195
Apr 3 – 7 Operation Atlas I[1] 1st Infantry Division security operation Bình Dương Province
Apr 3 – 7 Operation Carlisle[1] 1st Infantry Division security operation Phước Long Province
Apr 3 – 7 Operation Waterford[1] 1st Infantry Division security operation Bình Long Province 13
Apr 8 – 19 Operation Norfolk Victory[1] 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation Nghĩa Hành District, Quảng Ngãi Province 43 5
Apr 8 – May 31 Operation Toan Thang I[6][31] Allied reaction to the Tet Offensive, first of a series of massive operations combining the assets and operations of the ARVN's III Corps and the American II Field Force to maintain the post-Tet pressure on the enemy and to drive all remaining NVA/VC troops from III Corps and the Saigon area. 3rd Brigade, 9th Infantry Division), 1st Infantry Division, 25th Infantry Division, 199th Infantry Brigade, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment participated 7,645 440
Apr 8 – Nov 11 Operation Burlington Trail[17] 198th Infantry Brigade operation border of Quảng Tín Province and Quảng Nam Provinces 1,931 212
Apr 10 – 14 Operation Jasper Square[32] 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines operation Go Noi, Quảng Nam Province 54 6
Apr 12 – 16 Operation Charlton[33] 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines operation Ba Long valley south of Cam Lo
Apr 13 Operation No-Name 2 [34] 1st Battalion, 27th Marines operation east of Huế 60 24
Apr 14 – 28 Operation Velvet Hammer[1] 173rd Airborne Brigade cordon and search operation Bình Định Province
Apr 15 – 26 Operation Clifton Coral[1] 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment reconnaissance in force Bình Phước Province
Apr 15 – Feb 28 1969 Operation Scotland II[1][35] 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines and 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalions, 26th Marines continuing operations around Khe Sanh plateau upon termination of Operation Pegasus Khe Sanh plateau 3,304 435
Apr 18 – May 17 Operation Rice[1][36] 1st and 3rd Battalion 26th Marines and 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry Regiment operation Quảng Trị and Thừa Thiên Provinces 21
Apr 19 – 26 Operation Baxter Garden/Lam Son 214 [34] 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines and 1st Tank Battalion rice denial operation 8 km east of Huế 55 13
Apr 19 – May 17 Operation Delaware[37][38] 1st Marine Division, 1st Cavalry Division, 101st Airborne Division, 3rd Brigade 82nd Airborne Division and 196th Infantry Brigade, operation A Shau Valley, Thừa Thiên Province 869 45
Apr 19 – May 17 Operation Lam Son 216[39] ARVN 1st Division and 3rd ARVN Airborne Task Force operation in conjunction with Operation Delaware A Shau Valley
Apr 30 – May 3 Operation Dai Do[1][40] US Navy River Assault Group, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, B Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines and 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment operation against the 48th and 52nd Regiments of the NVA 320th Division to eliminate the threat to the junction of the Bo Dieu and Cua Viet Rivers Quảng Trị Province 1568 110
May 1 – 31 Operation Houston II[1] 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines operation Thừa Thiên Province
May 1 – Nov 20 Operation Kudzu[1] 9th Infantry Division reconnaissance and security operation of Dong Tam Base Dinh Truong Province
May 4 – Aug 24 Operation Allen Brook[1][41] 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Battalion, 26th Marines, 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Battalions, 27th Marines and 2nd Battalion, 13th Marines operation southern Quảng Nam Province 1,017 240
May 9 – 16 Operation Concordia Square/Lam Son 224[1][42] 2/1 Cavalry operation Quảng Trị Province 349 19
May 10 – 12 Operation Golden Valley[1] 2nd Battalion, 196th Infantry Brigade, Company A, 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment and Battery A, 3rd Battalion, 82nd Artillery Regiment relief and reinforcement of Kham Duc Special Forces Camp Quảng Tín Province
May 17 – Nov 3 Operation Jeb Stuart III[39][43] 1st Cavalry Division operations border of Quảng Trị and central Thừa Thiên Provinces 2114 212
May 17 – Feb 28 1969 Operation Nevada Eagle[1] 101st Airborne Division, 1st Cavalry Division and 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division clear and search operation as follow-up to Operation Delaware central Thừa Thiên Province 3,299 353
May 18 – Oct 23 Operation Mameluke Thrust[1][44] 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Battalion, 13th Marines, 1st and 3rd Battalions, 26th Marines clear and search operations central Quảng Nam Province 2728 269
May 21 – Aug 3 Operation Truong Cong Dinh[1] 9th Infantry Division reconnaissance in force operation, superseded by Operation Quyet Chin Dinh Tuong Province 1546
May 24 – Jun 12 Operation Mathews[1] 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division and 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division search and destroy operation Kon Tum Province 352 69
May 28 – Jun 19 Operation Robin North/Robin South [45][46] Task Force Hotel (consisting of 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines) search and destroy operation using airmobile tactics to prevent an attack on Khe Sanh and northern Quảng Trị Province Quảng Trị Province 725
Jun Operation Duel Blade[1] Interim code name for Operation Igloo White
Jun 1 – 30 Operation Houston III[1] 1st Battalion, 5th Marines and 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines operation Thừa Thiên Province
Jun 1 – Feb 16 1969 Operation Toan Thang II[6][46] 1st Infantry Division, 1st Cavalry Division, 9th Infantry Division, 199th Infantry Brigade, 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) and ARVN operations for static defense of designated tactical areas of responsibility as well as limited reconnaissance operations to prevent NVA rocket fire on Saigon Saigon and surrounding provinces 2819
Jun 7 - 14 Operation Swift Saber[1][47] BLT 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines clear and search operation Elephant Valley, 16 km north of Da Nang, Quảng Nam Province
Jun 7 – 18 Operation Banjo Royce/Quang Trung 23/4[1] 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division reconnaissance in force operation Lâm Đồng and Tuyen Duc Provinces
Jun 15 – 20 Operation Kosciusko[1][6] 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) reconnaissance in force operation between Nui Thia Vai mountain and Nui Dinh mountain 2
Jun 18 – Jul 1 Operation Harmon Green[1] 1st and 3rd Battalions, 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment reconnaissance in force operation Binh Tuy, Lâm Đồng and Tuyen Duc Provinces
Jun 19 – 29 Operation Norfolk Victory II[1] 3rd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment and ARVN 2nd Division clear and search operation Quảng Ngãi Province
Jun 19 – 29 Operation Norwalk[1] 1st Infantry Division security operation
Jun 20 – 30 Operation Chattachoochee Swamp/Lien Ket 45[1] 3rd Battalion, 11th Infantry Brigade and ARVN 2nd Division clear and search operation Song Tea Khuc and Song Tam Rao valleys, Quảng Ngãi Province
Jun 20 – Jul 2 Operation Vance Canyon[1] 198th Infantry Brigade clear and search operation Quảng Ngãi Province
Jun 26 – 27 Operation Charger[1] 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment and ARVN 1st Regiment search and destroy operation Quảng Trị Province
Jul 1 – 7 Operation Thor[48] Combined arms bombardment eastern DMZ 125 claimed
Jul 1 – 25 Operation Houston IV[1] 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines operation Thừa Thiên Province
Jul 5 – Aug 3 Operation Pochahontas Forest[1] 196th Infantry Brigade, 5th Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, 26th Marines and ARVN 5th Regiment clear and search operation Hiệp Đức Valley in Quảng Nam and Quảng Trị Provinces
Jul 17 – Mar 4 1969 Operation Quyet Chien[23] ARVN 7th Division, ARVN 9th Division, 21st ARVN Division and 9th Infantry Division operation U Minh Forest, Kiên Giang Province 2,248 131
Jul 18 – 24 Operation Merino[6][49] 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance in force operation Biên Hòa Province
Jul 20 Operation Cleansweep[1] 4th Infantry Division operation Pleiku Province
Jul 23 – 30 Operation Swift Play[1][50] BLT 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines clear and search operation Quảng Nam Province
Jul 29 – Aug 13 Operation Platypus[1][6] 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance in force Hat Dich area, Phước Tuy Province
Aug 1 – 31 Operation Lyre Bird[1][6] 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) land-clearing operation west of Nui Dat, Phước Tuy Province
Aug 2 – Apr 24 1969 Operation Lam Son 245[17] ARVN 54th Regiment operation Thừa Thiên Province 636
Aug 4 – 20 Operation Somerset Plain/Operation Lam Son 246[1] 101st Airborne Division, 1st Cavalry Division and ARVN 1st Regiment search and destroy operation A Shau Valley, Thừa Thiên Province
Aug 8 – Sep 6 Operation Nowra[1][6] 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment defence of Bà Rịa and Long Điền District Phước Tuy Province
Aug 12 – 16 Operation Dodge Valley[1] Elements of the 1st Marines, 7th Marines and 27th Marines clear and search operation Quảng Nam Province
Aug 22 – Dec 12 Operation Dan Sinh 22-6[1] 173rd Airborne Brigade and ARVN 22nd Division reconnaissance in force Bong Son Plains, Bình Định Province
Aug 23 – 31 Operation Duc Lap[1] ARVN 23rd Division, 2nd and 5th Mobile Strike Force defence of Duc Lap CIDG base Quang Duc Province
Aug 24 – Sep 9 Operation Tien Ho[1] ARVN 23rd Division operation Quang Duc Province 1091
Aug 28 – 31 Operation Cranberry Bog[51] One of the first Joint Personnel Recovery Center operations as part of Operation Black Knight to rescue POW, 1LT James N. Rowe Chuong Thien Province 2
Aug 28 – Sep 5 Operation Diamantina[1][6] 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance in force north of Nui Dat, Phước Tuy Province
Aug 29 – Sep 9 Operation Sussex Bay[1][52] 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines clear and search operation Quảng Nam Province
Sep Operation Homestead[53] MRF 9th Infantry Division search and destroy operation Kien Hoa Province
Sep 1 – 9 Operation Alice[1] 196th Infantry Brigade security operation Tây Ninh Province
Sep 3 – 24 Operation Champaign Grove[54] 23rd Infantry Division operation Quảng Ngãi Province 378 15
Sep 7 – 12 Operation Innamincka[1][6] 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) and 104th Field Battery cordon and search and reconnaissance in force operation Phước Tuy Province
Sep 10 – 20 Operation Vinh Loc[1] 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and ARVN 54th Regiment pacification operation Vinh Loc Island, Thừa Thiên Province
Sep 10 – Oct 3 Operation Commanche Falls I[1] 1st Cavalry Division and ARVN 1st Division clear and search operation Quảng Trị and Thừa Thiên Provinces
Sep 11 – 25 Operation Eagle II/Operation Toan Thang 9-68[1] 2nd, 5th, 6th and 9th ARVN Airborne Battalions and 2nd, 3rd and 4th Battalions, VNMC operation Tây Ninh Province
Sep 11 – Apr 24 1969 Operation Lam Son 261 [17] 1st ARVN Regiment operation Thừa Thiên and Quảng Trị Provinces 724
Sep 12 – 24 Operation Hawkesbury[6][55] 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) security operation Bien HoaLong Khánh Province border
Sep 13 Operation Sullivan[1] 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division search and destroy operation Quảng Trị Province
Sep 16 – Oct 19 Operation Golden Sword[1] Movement of the 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division to northern I Corps and the 3rd Brigade 82nd Airborne Division to III Corps
Sep 19 – 25 Operation Crown[1][6] 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance in force operation Phước Tuy Province
Sep 24 – Oct 4 Operation Pioneer[1] 1st Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation Quảng Trị Province
Sep 25 – Oct 14 Operation Owen Mesa[1] 3rd Battalion, 26th Marines clear and search operation Quảng Nam and Thừa Thiên Provinces
Sep 26 – Nov 17 Operation Golden Fleece[1] 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Division operation
Sep 27 – 29 Operation Phu Vang I[1][56] 1st and 2nd Brigades, 101st Airborne Division and ARVN 54th Regiment search and destroy operation Thừa Thiên Province
Sep 29 – Oct 6 Operation Sceptre[1][6] 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) reconnaissance in force operation near Ap Sui Nghe, Phước Tuy Province
Sep 29 – Oct 12 Operation Windsor[1][6] 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance in force Biên Hòa Province 5
Sep 30 – Oct 5 Operation Talladega Canyon[1] 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines clear and search operation Quảng Nam Province
Oct 1 – 8 Operation Dukes Glade[1] 11th Infantry Brigade clear and search operation Quảng Nam Province
Oct 3 – Nov 2 Operation Commanche Falls II[1] 1st Cavalry Division clear and search operation Quảng Trị and Thừa Thiên Provinces
Oct 6 Operation Hung Quang 174[57] 282nd Assault Helicopter Company and 51st ARVN Regiment operation to relieve pressure on surrounded Special Forces camp Thuong Duc, Quảng Nam Province
Oct 6 – 19 Operation Maui Peak[1][58] 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines effort to relieve the Special Forces camp at Thuong Duc Quảng Nam Province 353 28
Oct 7 – 12 Operation Logan Field[59] 1st Battalion 20th Infantry, 11th Light Infantry Brigade and 23rd Infantry Division search and destroy operation northeast of Quảng Ngãi City 14 13
Oct 8 – Apr 1 1971 Operation Sealords[60] US Navy and South Vietnamese Navy interdiction campaign in the Mekong Delta to disrupt North Vietnamese supply lines in and around the delta Mekong Delta
Oct 12 – 30 Operation Capital[1][6] 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) reconnaissance in force operation 15 km northeast of Nui Dat 2 26
Oct 15 Operation War Bonnet[61] Special Forces Detachment B-52, Project DELTA and 282nd Assault Helicopter Company reconnaissance operation around An Hoa, Quảng Nam Province
Oct 16 – Apr 24 1969 Operation Lam Son 271[17] 2nd ARVN Regiment operation Quảng Trị Province 603
Oct 18 – 19 Operation Dale Common[59] 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, 11th Light Infantry Brigade, 23rd Infantry Division search and destroy operation Mo Duc, Quảng Ngãi Province 23
Oct 23 – 27 Operation Rich[1] 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division combined arms assault near the Bến Hải River DMZ, Quảng Trị Province 308 212
Oct 23 – Dec 6 Operation Henderson Hill[13][59] 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines search and clear operations as a continuation of Operation Mameluke Thrust north-central Quảng Nam Province 700 110
Oct 24 – Nov 25 Operation Dawson River Afton[1] 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines clear and search operation Đa Krông Valley, Quảng Trị Province
Oct 25 – Nov 2 Operation Harvest[1][6] 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance in force and interdiction operation Phước Tuy Province
Oct 25 – Nov 2 Operation Vernon Lake I[1] 11th Infantry Brigade clear and search operation west of Quảng Ngãi, Quảng Ngãi Province 455 35
Oct 25 – Nov 6 Operation Phu Vang III[1] 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and ARVN 54th Regiment clear and search operation Thừa Thiên Province
Oct 25 – Nov 16 Operation Garrad Bay[1] 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines clear and search operation Quảng Nam Province 19 7
Oct 27 – Nov 1 Operation Sabine Draw[1] 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines clear and search operation Quảng Nam Province
Oct 28 – Nov 20 Operation Liberty Canyon[1] Redeployment of the 1st Cavalry Division to III Corps
Nov 1 – Feb 69 Operation Napoleon Saline II[1] 3rd Marine Division, 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division strike operation in the vicinity of Quảng Trị City in coordination with ARVN forces including the 1st Regiment, ARVN 1st Division to support the pacification of Quảng Trị Province
Nov 2 – 7 Operation Search Turn[62] US and Vietnamese Navy operation to interdict the waterways and canals in Kiên Giang Province along the Cambodian border and to secure the canals running between Ha Tien and Rạch Giá Kien Gang Province 219
Nov 2 – 15 Operation Commanche Falls III[1] 1st Cavalry Division, 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division and ARVN 1st Division clear and search operation southeast of Quảng Trị City
Nov 2 – Feb 28 1969 Operation Vernon Lake II[63] 11th Infantry Brigade operation Song Re Valley, Quảng Ngãi Province 455 35
Nov 7 – 13 Operation Nicoliet Bay[1] 1st Battalion, 13th Marines and 1st and 3rd Battalions, 26th Marines clear and search operation Quảng Nam Province
Nov 15 – Mar 1972 Operation Commando Hunt[64][65] USAF, US Navy, USMC and Royal Lao Air Force dry season phase of the air interdiction campaign to bomb the Ho Chi Minh Trail eastern Laos
Nov 16 – Mar 12 1969 Operation Sheridan Sabre[1][63] 2/1 Cavalry, 3/1 Cavalry, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and ARVN 36th Regiment screening operation to prevent NVA infiltration Bình Long Province 2898 219
Nov 20 – Dec 9 Operation Meade River/Operation Hung Quang 1/81[1][66] 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines and 2nd and 3rd Battalions, 26th Marines and ARVN 51st Regiment cordon and search operations in support of Accelerated Pacification Campaign south of Da Nang 847 352
Nov 20 – Dec 16 Operation Kudzu II[1] 9th Infantry Division reconnaissance in force operation Dinh Truong Province
Nov 24 – 30 Operation Piedmont Swift[1] 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division clear and search operation Hậu Nghĩa Province
Nov 28 – Jan 26 1969 Operation Dawson River[1] 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines clear and search operation vicinity of Khe Sanh, Quảng Trị Province
Dec 68 – Jan 14 1969 Operation Blackhawk[67] 1/7 Cavalry operation in the 44th Special Tactical Zone to place round-the-clock pressure on infiltration routes along the Cambodian border and keep a constant watch for VC movement north of Vĩnh Long 30 29
Dec 1 – Feb 28 1969 Operation Hardin Falls[1] 198th Infantry Brigade clear and search operation Quảng Trị Province
Dec 1 – May 11, 1969 Operation Speedy Express[68][69] 9th Infantry Division and ARVN 7th Division operation to prevent Vietcong units from interfering with pacification efforts, interdict lines of communication and deny them the use of base areas Kien Hoa and Vĩnh Bình Provinces 10,889 40
Dec 3 – Feb 17 1969 Operation Goodwood[6][70] 2nd Squadron SAS 9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) security operation Biên Hòa Province
Dec 6 Operation Giant Slingshot[71] Third Sealords barrier established along the Vam Co Tay and Vam Co Dong rivers to interdict communist routes leading from the Cambodian Parrot's Beak into the III Corps area of South Vietnam
Dec 6 – Mar 9 1969 Operation Taylor Common[1][72] 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines and 2nd and 3rd Battalions, 26th Marines operation to clear the An Hoa Basin, neutralize NVA Base Area 112 and develop Fire Support Bases to interdict NVA infiltration routes leading from the Laotian border An Hoa Basin 1398 151
Dec 8 – Feb 10 1969 Operation Le Loi I[1] ARVN 1st Ranger Group operation Quảng Nam Province 695
Dec 9 – Feb 28 1969 Operation Marshall Mountain[1] 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division clear and search operation Quảng Trị Province
Dec 10 – 11 Operation King Hit[1][6] 9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment cordon and search operation An Nhut village, Phước Tuy Province
Dec 11 – Jan 9 1969 Operation Phu Vang IV[1] 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and ARVN 54th Regiment clear and search operation Thừa Thiên Province
Dec 15 – Jan 5 1969 Operation Valiant Hunt[1][73] BLT 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines and HMM-362 clear and search operation Barrier Island, south of Hội An, Quảng Nam Province 33 3
Dec 15 – Feb 13 1969 Operation Navajo Warhorse I[1] 1st Cavalry Division operation Hậu Nghĩa Province
Dec 15 – Feb 28 1969 Operation Fayette Canyon[68] 196th Infantry Brigade clear and search operation Quảng Nam Province 322 72
Dec 16 – 24 Operation Rawlings Valley[1] 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division clear and search operation Thừa Thiên Province
Dec 18 – 25 Operation Chicago Fire[74] US Army-VC prisoner release operation Tây Ninh Province
Dec 27 – 31 Operation Boundary Rider[1][6] 9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment blocking and search operation Phước Tuy Province
Dec 30 Operation Clean Sweep II[1] 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division search and destroy operation Hậu Nghĩa Province
Dec 31 – Jan 13 1969 Operation Todd Forest[75] 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division reconnaissance in force operation with the 1st Battalion, 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment and the ARVN 1st Regiment 16 km south of Huế, Thừa Thiên Province 12

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  41. ^ Shulimson, p. 328-339
  42. ^ Ronnie, p.74
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  44. ^ Shulimson, p. 725-726
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  46. ^ a b Ronnie, p.76
  47. ^ Shulimson, p. 636
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References[edit]

  • John M. Carland (2000), Combat Operations, 430 pages
  • Marvin E. Gettleman (1995), Vietnam and America, 560 pages
  • Lewis Sorley (2007), A Better War: The unexamined victories and final tragedy of America's last years in Vietnam, 528 pages
  • Mark Woodruff (1999), Unheralded Victory: The defeat of the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese Army 1961 – 1973, 416 pages

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