List of allied military operations of the Vietnam War (1969)

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This article is a list of known military operations of the Vietnam War in 1969, 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 (US Sources) Allied KIA(US Sources)
Jan 1 – Mar 31 Operation Skysweep[1] 1st Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment clear and search operation
Jan 1 – Aug 31 Operation Rice Farmer[1] 9th Infantry Division and ARVN 5th Regiment operation Dinh Tuong, Kien Tuong and Kien Hoa Provinces 1,860
Jan 1 – Dec 31 Operation Quyet Thang II[1] ARVN 7th Division, 9th Division and 21st Division clear and search operations IV Corps 37,874
Jan 2 Operation Barrier Reef[2] Fourth and last interdiction barrier in the Mekong Delta established with naval patrols operating on the LaGrange-Ong Long Canal from, Tuyen Nhon on the Vam Co Tay River to An Long Mekong Delta
Jan 2 – 4 Operation Tiger Balm[1][3] 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and 1st Australian Civil Affairs Unit cordon and search operation Phước Tuy Province
Jan 3 – 7 Operation Water Trap[4] Mobile Riverine Force 9th Infantry cordon and search operation Thoi Son Island, Mỹ Tho River, south of Dong Tam
Jan 5 – 17 Operation Big Muddy[1] 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division operations along the Saigon River
Jan 10 – 18 Operation Treasure Island[1] 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment cordon and search operation Bình Dương Province
Jan 13 – Feb 9 Operation Bold Mariner[5] (part of Operation Game Warden) HMM-362, SLF-A, ARVN 2nd Division, 2/26th Marines, HMM-164 cordon, search, and sweep operation was the largest amphibious assault of the war Batangan Peninsula, Quảng Ngãi Province 239 5
Jan 15 – 20 Operation Russell Beach[1][6] 198th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Battalion, 26 Marines and ARVN joint operation to remove Vietnamese refugees from the area before pushing forward to root out VC troops and fortifications Batangan Peninsula, Quảng Tín Province
Jan 20 – 23 Operation Toan Thang 1/69[1][3] 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) reconnaissance operation in Phước Tuy Province
Jan 22 – Feb 3 Operation Wheeler Place[1] 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division and ARVN 2nd Division operation Bình Dương Province
Jan 22 – Mar 18 Operation Dewey Canyon[1][7] 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines and ARVN 2nd Regiment offensive against NVA communication lines in Laos north of the A Shau Valley in Thừa Thiên Province 1,667 130 USMC
Jan 24 – Feb 28 Operation Ohio Rapids[1] 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and ARVN 1st Division reconnaissance in force operation Thừa Thiên Province
Jan 27 Operation Arlington[1] 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Division search and destroy operation
Jan 27 – Feb 7 Operation Linn River[1][8] 1st Battalion, 7th Marines and 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines clear and search operation Quảng Nam Province
Jan 29 – Feb 9 Operation Sherman Peak[1][9] 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and ARVN 1st Division clear and search operation north of the A Shau Valley, Quảng Trị Province 1
Jan 31 – Feb 8 Operation Wayne Arrow[1] 3rd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation Bình Định Province
Jan 31 – Feb 12 Operation Hancock Knight[1] 3rd Battalion, 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment clear and search operation Lâm Đồng Province
Jan 31 – Feb 17 Operation Greene Thunder[1] 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, and 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation Kon Tum and Pleiku Provinces
Jan 31 – Feb 25 Operation Greene Blue[1] 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation Darlac Province
Jan 31 – Mar 3 Operation Darby Crest[1] 173rd Airborne Brigade and 1st Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry clear and search operation Bình Định Province
Jan 31 – Mar 16 Operation Putnam Panther[1] 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalions, 8th Infantry Regiment, 1st and 3rd Battalions, 12th Infantry Regiment; 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment; 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment and 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation Kon Tum Province
Feb 1 – May 6 Operation Greene Queen[1] 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation Darlac Province
Feb 1 – Nov 17 1970 Operation Hines[1] 4th Infantry Division operations. Subordinate operations were the Wayne series (1st Brigade), the Putnam series (2d Brigade) and the Greene series (3d Brigade)
Feb 2 – 7 Operation Wayne Dart[1] 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation Pleiku Province
Feb 3 – 20 Operation Hancock Eagle[1][2] 3rd Battalion, 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment clear and search operation north of Phan Thiết, Bình Thuận Province 654 282
Feb 3 – Apr 16 Operation Darby Trail II[1] 2nd Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry clear and search operation Bình Định Province
Feb 4 – 12 Operation Strangler I[1] 199th Infantry Brigade cordon and search operation Gia Định Province
Feb 4 – Apr 19 Operation Cheyenne Sabre[1] 3/1 Cavalry search and destroy operation Biên Hòa Province 600
Feb 7 – Mar 12 Operation Greene Cyclone[1] 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation Pleiku Province
Feb 10 – 28 Operation Wayne Green[1] 1st, 2nd & 3rd Battalions, 8th Infantry Regiment and 1st & 3rd Battalions, 12th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation Kon Tum and Pleiku Provinces
Feb 13 – 16 Operation Strangler II[1] 199th Infantry Brigade cordon and search operation Gia Định Province
Feb 14 – Mar 28 Operation Navajo Warhorse II[1] 1st Cavalry Division operation Hậu Nghĩa Province
Feb 16 – Oct 31 Operation Toan Thang III[1] 25th Infantry Division and 3rd Brigade, 9th Infantry Division search and destroy operations Bình Dương, Gia Dinh, Hậu Nghĩa, Long An and Tây Ninh Provinces
Feb 17 – Apr 2 Operation Federal[3][10] 9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) security operation Biên Hòa Province
Feb 20 – Mar 3 Operation Spokane Rapids[1] 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division operation
Feb 24 – Mar 10 Operation Quyet Thang 22[1] ARVN 2nd Division operation Quảng Ngãi Province 777
Feb 25 – 27 Operation Greene Tornado[1] 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation Pleiku Province
Feb 27 – May 8 Operation Purple Martin[1][11] 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines clear and search operation. Originally Operation Massachusetts Bay Quảng Trị Province
Feb 27 – Jun 20 Operation Quảng Nam[1] ARVN 1st Ranger Group operation Quảng Nam Province 688
Feb 28 – Apr 2 Operation Greene Thunder II[1] 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division clear and search operation Pleiku Province
Feb 28 – Mar 31 1971 Operation Iron Mountain[1][12] 11th Infantry Brigade clear and search operation along the Song Tra Khuc River south and west to Song Re River, Quảng Ngãi Province 4,476 340
Feb 28 – May 8 Operation Massachusetts Striker[1] 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division reconnaissance in force operation A Shau Valley
Mar 1 - 9 Operation Quintus Thrust[3] 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance in force west of Nui Dat 11 3
Mar 1 – Apr 14 Operation Wayne Grey[1][13] 1st, 2nd & 3rd Battalions, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment and 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation Kon Tum Province 608
Mar 1 – May 29 Operation Oklahoma Hills[1][14] 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 26th Marines and ARVN 51st Regiment clear and search operation Happy Valley, Quảng Nam Province 596 44
Mar 1 – Aug 14 Operation Kentucky Jumper[1] 101st Airborne Division, 9th Infantry Division and ARVN 3rd Regiment clear and search operation Thừa Thiên Province 1,675
Mar 4 – 25 Operation Darby Crest II[1] 173rd Airborne Brigade and 1st Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry clear and search Bình Định Province
Mar 6 Operation Stingray I[1] 173rd Airborne Brigade clear and search operation Bình Định Province
Mar 10 – Apr 8 Operation Federal Overlander[3] 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance in force east of Long Binh base 2
Mar 11 Operation Stingray II[1] 173rd Airborne Brigade clear and search operation Bình Định Province
Mar 12 – 14 Operation Lulu[1] 3rd Brigade, 9th Infantry Division, 199th Infantry Brigade, ARVN 46th Regiment and 5th Ranger Group clear and search operation Long An Province
Mar 15 – May 2 Operation Maine Crag[1][15] 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines and 1st Battalion, 12th Marines reconnaissance in force operation along the Laotian border west of Khe Sanh, Quảng Trị Province 157 21
Mar 16 – Apr 15 Operation Darby Crest III[1] 173rd Airborne Brigade and 1st Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry clear and search Bình Định Province
Mar 16 – Apr 15 Operation Darby March[1] 173rd Airborne Brigade and 4th Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry clear and search operation Phú Yên Province
Mar 16 – Apr 29 Operation Remagen[1] 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division reconnaissance in force Quảng Trị Province
Mar 17 Operation Rain Dance[1] USAF air support for Royal Lao Army counteroffensive Plain of Jars
Mar 17 – 29 Operation Atlas Wedge[16] 1st Infantry Division, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 1/4th Cavalry operation. After making contact, the NVA were defeated with the "pile on" tactics using air strikes, air and armored cav, Rome Plows, and infantry Michelin Rubber Plantation near Dầu Tiếng 421
Mar 18 – May 2 Operation Breakfast[17] the first phase of secret B-52 bombing of eastern Cambodia; the start of a four-year bombing campaign that drew Cambodia into the Vietnam War eastern Cambodia
Mar 18 – May 28, 1970 Operation Menu[18] US Strategic Air Command secret bombing of Cambodia Cambodia
Mar 18 – Feb 28 1971 Operation Frederick Hill[1][19] 196th Infantry Brigade and ARVN 5th Regiment clear and search operation Quang Tin and Quảng Ngãi Provinces 7,524 600
Mar 18 – Feb 28 1971 Operation Geneva Park[1] 198th Infantry Brigade clear and search operation Quang Tin and Quảng Ngãi Provinces 2,237 253
Mar 19 – Apr 14 Operation Greene Hurricane[1] 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation Pleiku Province
Mar 20 – 31 Operation Quyet Thang 25[1] ARVN 4th Regiment operation Quảng Ngãi Province 592
Mar 23 – 28 Operation Hancock Knight II[1] 3rd Battalion, 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment clear and search operation Lâm Đồng and Tuyen Muc Provinces
Mar 23 – 31 Operation Hancock Eagle III[1] 3rd Battalion, 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment clear and search operation Bình Thuận Province
Mar 23 – Apr 3 Operation Montana Mauler[1][20] 3rd Marine Division, 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division and ARVN 2nd Regiment reconnaissance in force operation vicinity of Con Thien, Quảng Trị Province 571 21
Mar 23 – Apr 7 Operation Clarksville[1] 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division security operation Biên Hòa Province
Mar 25 Operation Cane Field[1] 1/1 Cavalry clear and search operation Quảng Nam Province
Mar 29 – Jun 23 Operation Montana Scout[21] 1st Cavalry Division operation along the southern frontier of War Zone "C" Tây Ninh Province 1,570 284
Mar 31 - May 29 Operation Oklahoma Hills[22] 7th Marines clear and search operation 36 km southwest of Da Nang 596 53
Apr – May 70 Operation Sea Tiger[2] US Navy Swift Boats, River Division 543 PBRs, Vietnamese Coastal Group 14 junks, and River Assault Group 32 operation to clear and keep open the Cua Dai River for commercial and fishing activities Cua Dai River
Apr 2 – 10 Operation Overland[3] 9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance in force operation borders of Biên Hòa Province, Long Khánh Province and Phước Tuy Province
Apr 3 – 7 Operation Hancock Knight III[1] 3rd Battalion, 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment clear and search operation Lâm Đồng Province
Apr 6 – 20 Operation Muskogee Meadows[1][23] 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines clear and search operation Quảng Nam Province 162 16
Apr 7 – 15 Operation Ellis Ravine[1] 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division clear and search operation Ba Long Valley, Quảng Trị Province
Apr 10 Operation Atlas Power[1] 1st Infantry Division security operation near Saigon
Apr 11 – 15 Operation Overlander[3] 9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance in force operation Biên Hòa Province
Apr 12 – 18 Operation Deerstalk[3] 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment ambush and reconnaissance operations west of Nui Dat 1
Apr 12 – May 2 Operation Surfside[3] 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance in force operation against the VC D445 Battalion Ho Tram Cape south of Xuyên Mộc, Phước Tuy Province 3
Apr 12 – May 14 Operation Montana Raider[24] 1st Cavalry Division and 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment operations from Dầu Tiếng to Quan Loi on a series of coordinated search operations designed to destroy the NVA support and supply facilities along Route 13 Tây Ninh Province 358
Apr 13 – 19 Operation Beaver Dam[1][3] 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment security for land-clearing operation Phước Tuy Province
Apr 13 – Oct 18 Operation Wayne Javelin[1] 1st, 2nd & 3rd Battalions, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment and 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment clear and search operation Bình Định and Pleiku Provinces
Apr 14 – 27 Operation Greene Orange[1] 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation Pleiku Province
Apr 15 – Jan 1 1971 Operation Washington Green[13] 173rd Airborne Brigade pacification operation An Lao Valley, Bình Định Province 1,957 64
Apr 17 – May 1 Operation Greene Typhoon[1] 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation Pleiku Province
Apr 17 – May 1 Operation Stafford[1][3] 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) reconnaissance in force operation Phước Tuy Province
Apr 18 – Dec 31 Operation Dan Thang 69[1] ARVN 22nd Division operation Bình Định Province 507
Apr 18 – Dec 31 Operation Dan Tien 33D[1] ARVN 23rd Regiment operation Quang Duc Province 746
Apr 21 – 22 Operation Greene Lion[1] 1st and 2nd Battalions, 35th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation Pleiku Province
Apr 22 – Jun 20 Operation Lam Son 277 [13] 2nd ARVN Regiment operation Quảng Trị Province 541
Apr 22 – Sep 22 Operation Putnam Tiger[13] 2nd and 3rd Battalions, 8th Infantry Regiment, 1st and 3rd Battalions, 12th Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment and 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment operation Kon Tum and Pleiku Provinces 563 435
Apr 23 – Jun 15 Operation Massachusetts Bay[25] 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division patrolling and ambushes provided security and denied access to rice producing area to NVA and VC Base Area 101 and the districts of Quảng Trị Province
Apr 24 – May 15 Operation Bristol Boots[1] 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division operation Ruong Ruong Valley, Thừa Thiên and Quảng Nam Provinces
Apr 30 – May 14 Operation Greene Queen II[1] 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division clear and search operation Darlac Province
May 1 – 31 Operation Mailed Fist[1][3] B Squadron, 1st Armoured Regiment pacification and reconnaissance operation Duc Thanh District
May 1 – Jun 7 Operation Virginia Ridge[1][26] 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 1st Battalion, 12th Marines and 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division clear and search operation DMZ 560
May 2 – 5 Operation Greene Orange II[1] 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment and 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation Pleiku Province
May 2 – 13 Operation Twickenham I[3] 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment ambush operations around Nui Thi Vai Mountain 10
May 5 – 20 Operation Daring Rebel[27] 2nd ARVN Division, ROK 2nd Marine Brigade, U.S. forces operation mounted to seek out and destroy Vietcong rest camps Barrier Island, 24 km south of Da Nang 105 2
May 5 – Jun 21 Operation Greene Typhoon II[1] 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation Pleiku Province
May 5 – Aug 4 Operation Greene Orange III[1] 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation Pleiku Province
May 8 – Jun 15 Operation Reynella[1][3] 9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment pacification operation Phước Tuy Province
May 8 – Jul 17 Operation Herkimer Mountain[1][28] 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines clear and search operation Quảng Tri Province
May 10 – Jun 7 Operation Apache Snow[29][30] 9th Marines and 101st Airborne Division operation A Shau Valley, Thừa Thiên Province 977 54
May 13 – 22 Operation Roadside[3] 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance operations to prevent attacks by VC 5th Division on Long Binh base Xuan Loc 1
May 15 – Jun 7 Operation Dan Quyen 38-A[1] ARVN 42nd Regiment and 22nd Ranger Group operation Ben HetĐắk Tô region of II Corps 945
May 15 – Jun 21 Operation Greene Basket[1] 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division clear and search operation Pleiku Province
May 16 – Aug 13 Operation Lamar Plain[1] 23rd Infantry Division, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and ARVN 1st Division operation southwest of Tam Ky, Quảng Tín Province 524 478
May 18 – Jun 30 Operation Greene Gallop[1] 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division and 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment clear and search operation Pleiku Province
May 22 – Jun 1 Operation Twickenham II[3] 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment search and destroy operations around Nui Thi Vai Mountain and Nui Dinh
May 24 – Jun 24 Operation Irish[1] 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division search and destroy operation
May 25 – Jun 23 Operation Cameron Falls[1][31] 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines operation southwest of Ca Lu, Quảng Trị Province
May 26 – Nov 7 Operation Pipestone Canyon[1][32] 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Battalion, 26th Marines and ROK 2nd Marine Brigade clear and search operation 13 km west of Hội An, Qung Nam Province 852 71
May 30 – Jul 1 Operation Lavarack[3] 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) reconnaissance in force operations north of Nui Dat 102 3
Jun – Jul Operation Esso[3] 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment security operations Đất Đỏ District 7
Jun 6 – 8 Operation Hammer[3] 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment operations against the NVA 1st Battalion, 33rd Regiment Bình Ba village 107 1
Jun 7 – 8 Operation Tong[3] 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment operations against the VC Châu Đức District Unit Company Hoa Long village
Jun 8 – Aug 15 Operation Montgomery Rendezvous[33] 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division clear and search operation A Shau Valley, Thừa Thiên Province 393 70
Jun 12 – Jul 9 Operation Utah Mesa[34] 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division and ARVN 1st Division clear and search operation vicinity of Khe Sanh, Quảng Trị Province 309
Jun 15 – Sep 25 Operation Iroquois Grove[1][35] 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division and 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines clear and search operation to protect civilians and assist in accelerated pacification program NVA Base Area 101 southeast of Quảng Trị City 134 13
Jun 21 – Aug 5 Operation Green Ax[1] 1st and 2nd Battalions, 35th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation Pleiku Province
Jun 22 – Jan 31 1970 Operation Kentucky Cougar[1] 3/1 Cavalry and 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment operation Binh Long, Gia Định and Tây Ninh Provinces
Jun 23 – Jul 1 Operation Tennessee Pride[1] 101st Airborne Division clear and search operation Thừa Thiên Province
Jun 26 Operation Sea Float/Solid Anchor/Tran Hung Dao III[36] Joint US/Vietnamese attempt to inject an allied presence into An Xuyen Province, 175 miles southwest of Saigon to penetrate areas traditionally controlled by the Viet Cong and to extend allied control over the strategic Nam Can region of the Cà Mau Peninsula An Xuyen Province
Jun 29 – Aug 30 Operation Keystone Eagle[1] 9th Marine Regiment redeployment from South Vietnam to Okinawa n/a n/a
Jun 29 – Jul 17 Operation Matthew[1][3] 9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance in force operation Long Khánh Province 4
Jun 30 – Jul 3 Operation Forsythe Grove[1][37] 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines and 1st Battalion, 7th Marines clear and search operation Quảng Nam Province
Jul – Mar 70 Operation Dong Tien[38] 1st Infantry Division support for Vietnamization program
Jul 3 – Sep 21 Operation Arlington Canyon[1][39] 2nd Battalion 4th Marines and 3rd Battalion 4th Marines clear and search and security operations around Vandegrift Combat Base 23 10
Jul 5 Operation Waiouru[3] 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) and 1st Armoured Regiment road clearing operation along Route 15 between Ba Ria and Phú Mỹ
Jul 12 Operation Williams Glade[28] 1st Battalion, 4th Marines and 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division search and clear operation between Mai Loc and Ba Long, Quảng Trị Province
Jul 12 – Aug 15 Operation Campbell Steamer[1] 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and 2nd Battalion, 502nd Airborne Infantry Regiment clear and search operation Quảng Nam and Thừa Thiên Provinces
Jul 14 – Aug 15 Operation Mundingburra[1][3] 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) reconnaissance in force, ambush, patrolling and village security operation Đất Đỏ and Long Điền Districts 10
Jul 15 – 30 Operation Gaffey Base[1] 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division clear and search operation Bình Định Province
Jul 15 – 31 Operation Greene Jack[1] 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division operation Pleiku Province
Jul 16 – Sep 25 Operation Georgia Tar[1][40] 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines clear and search operation northeast of Khe Sanh, Quảng Trị Province 40 1
Jul 17 – 31 Operation Hat Dich[1][3] 9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance in force Phước Tuy Province
Jul 17 – Aug 7 Operation Ginger[1][3] B Squadron, 1st Armoured Regiment pacification operation Duc Than District
Jul 20 – Aug 13 Operation Durham Peak[1][41] 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines and 21st and 37th ARVN Ranger Battalions clear and search operation Quảng Nam and Quảng Tín Provinces
Jul 20 – Mar 8 1971 Operation Nantucket Beach[1] 198th Infantry Brigade and ARVN 2nd Division clear and search operation Batangan Peninsula, Quảng Ngãi Province 630
Jul 21 – 26 Operation Distant Trumpet[3] 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment operation to locate and engage elements of the VC D445 Battalion near Xuyen Moc
Jul 21 – Sep 21 Operation Strangle[42] 1st Infantry Division operation Bình Dương Province 365
Jul 21 – Sep 25 Operation Idaho Canyon[43] 3rd Marine Regiment operation north-central Quảng Trị Province 565 159
Jul 28 Operation Nutcracker[44] 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division operation against VC 268th Regiment
Jul 29 Operation Double Shift[45] 105 US and Vietnamese riverine craft were concentrated to protect against enemy threats to Tây Ninh city Vam Co Dong north of Go Dau Ha
Jul 29 – Aug 30 Operation Camden II [3] 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment operation to protect a land clearing team (US), and conduct reconnaissance in force (RIF) operations to locate and destroy VC main force units in AO (Area Operations) Mindy between Route 15 (Saigon to Vũng Tàu), Route 2 (Ba Ria to Xuyen Moc) and Route 1
Aug 1 – 14 Operation Platypus (1969)[1][3] B Squadron, 1st Armoured Regiment interdiction of VC movement across Route 15 Phước Tuy Province
Aug 4 – Oct 16 Operation Greene Ace[1] 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 1st and 2nd Battalions, 35th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation Pleiku Province
Aug 8 – Sep 28 Operation Cumberland Thunder[1] 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and ARVN 1st Division operation Thừa Thiên Province
Aug 14 – Sep 28 Operation Carolina Blaster[1] 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and ARVN 3rd Regiment search and clear operation A Shau Valley and Đa Krông Valley in Quảng Trị and Thừa Thiên Provinces
Aug 14 – Sep 28 Operation Richland Square[1] 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and ARVN 3rd Regiment clear and search operation A Shau and Đa Krông Vallies, Quảng Trị and Thừa Thiên Provinces
Aug 15 – Sep 15 Operation Neppabunna[1][3] 9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance in force and pacification operation Đất Đỏ and Xuyên Mộc Districts, Phước Tuy Province
Aug 15 – Sep 28 Operation Claiborne Chute[1] 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division clear and search and rice harvest security operation Quảng Trị and Thừa Thiên Provinces
Aug 15 – Sep 28 Operation Louisiana Lee[1] 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and ARVN 1st Division operation A Shau Valley
Aug 18 – Sep 24 Operation Bull Run I[1] 5th Special Forces Group and 3rd Mike Force reconnaissance in force operation Phước Long Province
Aug 25 – Dec 31 Operation Lien Ket 414[1] ARVN 4th Regiment operation Quảng Ngãi Province 710
Aug 25 – Dec 31 Operation Lien Ket 531[1] ARVN 5th Regiment operation Quảng Tín Province 542
Aug 29 – Sep 30 Operation Burnham[1][3] 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC), 199th Infantry Brigade and Royal Thai Army Volunteer Force reconnaissance and land-clearing operation Phước Tuy Province
Sep 3 – Oct 4 Operation Chieftan[1][3] B Squadron, 1st Armoured Regiment pacification operation Duc Than District
Sep 7 Operation Defiant Stand[1][8] ROK 2nd Marine Brigade and 1st Battalion, 26th Marines amphibious assault Barrier Island, 55 km south of Da Nang.
Sep 10 – Oct 11 Operation Wayne Boulder[1] 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation Bình Định Province
Sep 14 – Oct 15 Operation Kingston[3] 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment operation to locate and engage elements of the VC D445 Battalion near Thua Tich village
Sep 18 – Dec 15 Operation Keystone Cardinal[1] 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division redeployment from South Vietnam to the United States
Sep 21 – Oct 28 Operation Putnam Cougar[1] 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division clear and search operation Bình Định Province
Sep 27 – Oct 7 Operation Hancock Flame[1] 3rd Battalion, 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment clear and search operation Bình Thuận Province
Sep 28 – Dec 6 Operation Republic Square[1] 101st Airborne Division clear and search operation Quảng Trị and Thừa Thiên Provinces
Sep 29 – Nov 8 Operation Norton Falls[1][46] 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division operation to screen the deployment of the 4th Marines Quảng Trị and Thừa Thiên Provinces
Sep 29 – Dec 31 Operation Quyet Thang 21/38[1] ARVN 32nd Regiment operation An Xuyen Province 721
Sep 30 – Oct 31 Operation Jack[3] 9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance in force operation Biên Hòa Province
Oct 1 – 5 Operation Darby Trail III[1] 4th Infantry Division and 173rd Airborne Brigade clear and search operation Bình Định Province
Oct 5 – Dec 4 Operation Saturate[1] 101st Airborne Division and ARVN 54th Regiment clear and search operation Thừa Thiên Province
Oct 14 – Nov 24 Operation Hartle Green[1] 4th Infantry Division security operation Bình Định and Pleiku Provinces
Oct 14 – Nov 30 Operation Ross[1][3] 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) ambush and reconnaissance operation Phước Tuy Province
Oct 16 – Jan 6 1970 Operation Cramer White[1] 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry security operation along Route 14 52 2
Oct 16 – Jan 30 1970 Operation Greene Bear[1] 1st and 2nd Battalions, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 1st and 2nd Battalions, 35th Infantry Regiment and 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment clear and search operation Kon Tum and Pleiku Provinces
Oct 18 – Jan 4 1970 Operation Wayne Breaker[1] 1st and 3rd Battalions, 8th Infantry Regiment pacification and security operations Bình Định and Pleiku Provinces
Oct 20 – Nov 19 Operation Hodges Black[1] 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation Pleiku Province
Oct 20 – Nov 20 Operation Greene Bullet[1] 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment and 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment operation Pleiku Province
Oct 21 – 24 Operation Cliff Dweller[1] 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division operation Nui Ba Den (Black Virgin Mountain) in Tây Ninh Province
Oct 22 Operation Union Square[1] US operation Quảng Trị Province
Oct 22 – Jan 18 1970 Operation Fulton Square[47] 1st Marine Division, 101st Airborne Division, 5th Infantry Division operation Quảng Trị Province 384
Oct 31 – Dec 12 Operation Kings Cross[3] 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment operation against the VC 274th Regiment along Route 15
Nov 1 – Jan 18 1970 Operation Putnam Wildcat[1] 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment and 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment clear and search operation Bình Định Province
Nov 1 – Apr 10 1970 Operation Commando Hunt II[48] USAF dry season area interdiction campaign in Laos
Nov 1 – May 1 Operation Toan Thang IV[1][49] 1st Cavalry Division, 1st Infantry Division, 3rd Brigade, 9th Infantry Division and 25th Infantry Division search and destroy operations to prevent NVA/VC movement and operations III Corps and IV Corps
Nov 11 – Dec 29 Operation Wayne Rock[1] 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division pacification operation Darlac Province
Nov 11 – Dec 30 Operation Spragins White[1] 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Regiment and 3rd Battalion, 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment Darlac Province
Nov 12 – Dec 28 Operation Dan Tien 40[1] ARVN 23rd Regiment operation Quang Duc Province 1012
Nov 14 – 17 Operation Burtrand[1] 5th Special Forces Group and 3rd Mike Force reconnaissance in force operation Hon Tre Island southeast of Nha Trang
Nov 21 – 29 Operation While Away[1] 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment security operation Biên Hòa Province
Nov 24 – 27 Operation Texas Traveller[1] 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment operation III Corps
Nov 24 – 28 Operation Ransom Raider[1] 199th Infantry Brigade and ARVN 18th Division clear and search operation Long Khánh Province
Nov 24 – Jan 30 1970 Operation Waldron Blue[1] 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment highway security operation Pleiku Province
Nov 28 – Dec 28 Operation Marsden[1][3] 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) ambush and reconnaissance operation Phước Tuy Province
Dec 2 – Jan 5 1970 Operation Hughes Black[1] 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment highway security operation Bình Định Province
Dec 5 – 26 Operation Long Reach II[1] 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment operation Bình Long Province
Dec 7 – Mar 31 1970 Operation Randolph Glen[1] 101st Airborne Division and ARVN 1st Division clear and search operation on edge of populated lowlands eastern Thừa Thiên Province 670
Dec 10 – Jan 10 1970 Operation Atherton[3][50] 8th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment operation to drive the elements of VC 274th Regiment into the border area, by reconnaissance in force, to ambush locations in the east along the Long Khánh Province/Phước Tuy Province borders
Dec 14 – 24 Operation Vintage Rally[1][3] 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance and ambush operations Phước Tuy Province
Dec 22 – 24 Operation Tangle[1][3] A Squadron, 1st Armoured Regiment pacification operation Duc Thanh District, Phước Tuy Province
Dec 27 – Feb 16 1970 Operation Bondi[3] 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment cordon and search Duc Trung, Bình Ba and Duc My villages

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch ci cj ck cl cm cn co cp cq cr cs ct cu cv cw cx cy cz da db dc dd de df dg dh di dj dk dl dm dn do dp dq dr ds dt du dv dw dx dy dz ea eb ec ed ee ef eg eh ei ej ek el em en eo ep eq er es et eu ev ew ex "Vietnam Archive Operations Database". The Vietnam Center and Archive.
  2. ^ a b c "By Sea, Air and Land, An illustrated history of the U.S. Navy and the War in Southeast Asia". Department of the Navy, Naval Historical center.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an "Vietnam War Timeline 1970". Veterans Support and Advocacy Service Australia. Archived from the original on 2010-07-02.
  4. ^ "U.S. Naval Forces, Vietnam Monthly Historical Study, January 1969" (PDF). Department of the Navy, U.S. Naval Forces Vietnam.
  5. ^ Smith, Charles (1988). U.S. Marines in Vietnam High Mobility and Standdown 1969. History and Museums Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps. p. 300.
  6. ^ Smith, p. 101
  7. ^ Smith, p. 33–51
  8. ^ a b Smith, p. 91
  9. ^ "operation Report – Lessons Learned, Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division, for period ending 30 April 1969" (PDF). Department of the Army, Office of the Adjutant General. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 October 2012.
  10. ^ "9th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment". Australian War Memorial.
  11. ^ Smith, p. 57–58
  12. ^ http://www.1-20infantry.org/ironmountain.htm
  13. ^ a b c d Stanton, Shelby (2003). Vietnam Order of Battle. Stackpole Books. p. 13. ISBN 978-0-8117-0071-9.
  14. ^ Smith, p. 109-117
  15. ^ Smith, p. 63–64
  16. ^ Turner Publishing (1997). The 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam: "The Big Red One", 1965-1970. p. 28. ISBN 978-1-56311-100-6.
  17. ^ Morocco, John (1985). The Vietnam Experience Rain of Fire: Air War, 1969–1973. Time-Life Books. p. 13. ISBN 978-0-939526-14-7.
  18. ^ Morocco, p. 13
  19. ^ Stanton, Shelby (2003). The Rise and Fall of an American Army: U.S. Ground Forces in Vietnam, 1965-1973. Presidio Press. p. 290. ISBN 978-0-89141-827-6.
  20. ^ Stanton, p. 287
  21. ^ "Operational Report - Lessons Learned, Headquarters 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), Period ending 31 July 1969". Department of the Army, Office of the Adjutant General.
  22. ^ Smith, p. 105-125
  23. ^ Smith, p. 117–118
  24. ^ Starry, Donn (1980). Armored Combat in Vietnam. Arno. p. 154. ISBN 978-0-405-13699-3.
  25. ^ http://one-six-one.fifthinfantrydivision.com/161pg7a.htm
  26. ^ Smith, p.66
  27. ^ Sweetman, Jack. American Naval History: an illustrated chronology of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, 1775-present. Naval Institute Press. p. 234. ISBN 978-1-55750-785-3.
  28. ^ a b Smith, p. 159–160
  29. ^ "Battle of Dong Ap Bia – Hill 937, 10-21 May 1969" (PDF). Headquarters 101st Airborne Division, Office of the Commanding General. 24 May 1969.
  30. ^ Smith, p. 67-68
  31. ^ Smith, p. 69–71
  32. ^ Smith, p. 174
  33. ^ "MACV operational report Jul 1969" (PDF).
  34. ^ Smith, p. 69
  35. ^ Smith, p. 77
  36. ^ Cutler, Thomas (2000). Brown Water, Black Berets: Coastal and Riverine Warfare in Vietnam. U.S. Naval Institute. p. 313. ISBN 978-1-55750-196-7.
  37. ^ Smith, p. 193
  38. ^ Clarke, Jeffery (1988). United States Armey in Vietnam: Advice and Support The Final Years 1965-1973. U.S. Government Printing Office. pp. 412–415. ISBN 978-0-16-001960-9.
  39. ^ Smith, p. 159-164
  40. ^ Smith, p. 159-162
  41. ^ Smith, p. 194-196
  42. ^ http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1273813
  43. ^ Smith, p. 141-149
  44. ^ "Operational Report of the 25th Infantry Division for the period ending 31 July 1969".
  45. ^ Fulton, MAJ GEN William (1973). Vietnam Studies: Riverine Operations 1966-1969. Department of the Army. pp. 182–183. ISBN 978-0-9773198-4-8.
  46. ^ Smith, p. 172
  47. ^ Smith, p. 170
  48. ^ Nalty, Bernard (2005). The War Against Trucks: Aerial Interdiction in Southern Laos, 1968-1972. Air Force Museums and History Program. pp. 110–116. ISBN 978-0-16-072493-0.
  49. ^ Sigler, David (2003). Vietnam Battle Chronology: U.S. Army and Marine Corps Operations, 1965-1973. McFarland & Company. p. 107. ISBN 978-0-7864-1706-3.
  50. ^ Hall, Robert (2008). Combat Battalion: The 8th Battalion in Vietnam. Allen & Unwin Pty. p. 101. ISBN 9781865082295.

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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