VC D440 Battalion

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D440 Battalion
Active 1968–1970
Allegiance FNL Flag.svg Viet Cong
Branch National Liberation Front for Southern Vietnam
Role Guerilla
Size 350 men

The VC D440 Battalion, also known as the Viet Cong D440 Provincial Mobile Battalion, was a Local Force battalion of the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. The battalion operated in the Phước Tuy and Long Khánh provinces usually along Route 2. It was formed in 1968 under the command of Comrade Hai Tinh and consisted mainly of North Vietnamese Army personnel.[1]

The battalion or elements of it participated in the battle of Binh Ba against Australian Army forces, as well as a number of other actions.[2][3] The unit generally performed poorly against Australian forces however, and it was eventually disbanded in August 1970 with most of its personnel transferred to D445 Battalion.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b McNeill and Ekins 2003, p. 48.
  2. ^ Coulthard-Clark 2001, p. 291.
  3. ^ Odgers 1999, p. 349.

References[edit]

  • Coulthard-Clark, Chris (2001). The Encyclopaedia of Australia's Battles (Second ed.). Crows Nest: Allen and Unwin. ISBN 1-86508-634-7. 
  • McNeill, Ian; Ekins, Ashley (2003). On the Offensive: The Australian Army and the Vietnam War 1967–1968. The Official History of Australia's Involvement in Southeast Asian Conflicts 1948–1975. St Leonards: Allen and Unwin. ISBN 1-86373-304-3. 
  • Odgers, George (1999). 100 Years of Australians at War. Sydney: Lansdowne. ISBN 1-86302-669-X.