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Pyros July 5th, 2005 04:13 PM

Historical Theatre of Operation: Locations
Historical Theatre of Operation: Locations, Friendly Bases, Hostile Bases, major operations, major battles

Here we should try to collect information regarding the primary theatre of operations during the Vietnam war. we should try to connect major battles/operations as well different map/landscapes for additional diversity in the map designing (Jungle, city, mountain etc...)

Boonierat July 10th, 2005 02:06 PM

Re: Historical Theatre of Operation: Locations
Trying to simplify things the best, there were 3 major theater of operations during Vietnam:

-The Demilitarized Zone and the northern provinces of Quang Tri (Khe Sanh, Rockpile, Con Thien) and Thua Thien (A Shau, Song Bo, Street without Joy, Hué)

-The Highlands (Pleiku and Kontum provinces mainly with such battlefields as the Ia Drang, Se Sanh, Nam Sathay and Plei Trap valleys and the Dak To area)

-The Saigon region (Iron Triangle, War Zones C and D, Rung Sat, Route 13...)

That's where most of the fighting occured. Three other areas saw prolonged confrontation too but were of slightly lesser importance:

-Southern I CTZ between Da Nang and Quang Ngai

-The Central Coast between Qui Nonh and Cam Ranh Bay

-The Mekong Delta (IV Corps)


Pyros July 10th, 2005 02:45 PM

Re: Historical Theatre of Operation: Locations

Please, could you (or anyone else) create a list that will include/connect the major battles/operations with the theatre of operations/geographical locations?


Boonierat July 10th, 2005 02:51 PM

Re: Historical Theatre of Operation: Locations
Sure, what about a chronological list of major operations by Corps? would that be ok?

Pyros July 10th, 2005 03:04 PM

Re: Historical Theatre of Operation: Locations
Yes, this should be sufficient for the moment.
Try to include the major battles and operations!
I guess that in each theatre of operations we may include a couple of historical battles.


Pyros July 10th, 2005 04:22 PM

Re: Historical Theatre of Operation: Locations
Major Battles of the Vietnam War

Battle at the Hamlet of Ap Bac - January 2, 1963
Siege of Khe Sanh - January 21, 1968
Tet Offensive - January 30
First Battle of Saigon - March 7, 1968
Eastertide Offensive - March 30, 1972
Fall of Saigon - April 29, 1975

Major Operations of the Vietnam War

Operation Chopper - January 12, 1962
Operation Ranch Hand - January 1962
Operation Rolling Thunder - February 24, 1965
Operation Starlight - August 17, 1965
Operation Crimp - January 8, 1966
Operation Birmingham - April 1966
Operation Hastings - Late May 1966
Operation Attleboro - September 2, 1966
Operation Deckhouse Five - January 6, 1967
Operation Cedar Falls - January 8, 1967
Operation Junction City - February 21, 1967
Operation Niagara - January 5, 1968
Operation Pegasus - August 8, 1968
Operation Menu - February 1969
Operation Lam Son 719 - February 8, 1971
Operation Linebacker - April 6, 1972

Pyros July 11th, 2005 04:15 AM

Re: Historical Theatre of Operation: Locations

Please could you make a detailed list of the activity of the 1st Cavalry Division http://forum.shrapnelgames.com/images/smilies/wink.gif


Boonierat July 11th, 2005 06:00 AM

Re: Historical Theatre of Operation: Locations
I can, it's gonna take a bit though, the Cav participated in lots of ops.

Boonierat July 11th, 2005 06:28 AM

1st Cav, 1965 Operations
Arrival Dates:
11 Sep. HQ 1st Cav Div; 227th Avn Bn (AH) and 228th Avn Bn (ASH); 1/21 Art (105H)
12 Sep. HQ 1st, 2nd and 3rd Bdes/1 Cav Div; 1/77 Art (105H); 2/17 Art (105H)
13 Sep. 229th Avn Bn (AH); 2/20 Art (Aerial Rocket)
15 Sep. 1/9 Air Cav; 1/5, 2/5, 1/7, 2/7, 1/8, 2/8, 1/12, 2/12 Cav [Ambl Inf]; 2/19 Art
19 Nov. 8th Engr Bn (1st Cav)

28 Sep.-13 Nov. Op.Good Friend II/Sayonara,1st Cav; 1st Bde, 101st; 2/7 Marines; 22nd ARVN search and destroy, area and route security for Capitol ROK Division deployement between Qui Nonh and Binh Khe
1-9 Oct. Op.Red Bayonnet, 3d Bde, 1st Cav security along Highway 19
3-14 Oct. Op.Shiny Bayonet, 1/7, 2/7, 2/12 (1st Cav), VNMC search and destroy in Soui Ca Valley-Deo Mang pass-Binh Khe area
6 Oct.-19 Nov. Op.Happy Valley I & II, 1/5, 2/5, 1/7, 2/12 Cav pacification in Vinh Thanh Valley
9 Oct.-1 Nov. Op.Cobra/Settlement, 2d Bde, 1st Cav security along Highway 19 in Binh Dinh
10-14 Oct. Op.Concord, 3d Bde, 1st Cav search and destroy in Binh Dinh
14-17 Oct. Op.Lonesome End, 1/8, 2/8 (1st Cav) Highway and area security in Binh Dinh, Mang Yang Pass
19 Oct. The Ia Drang Valley campaign begins when the 33rd NVA Regt attacked the SF camp at Plei Me about 25 miles southwest of Pleiku. This was Phase I of the NVA Field Front battle plan called the Tay Nguyen Campaign. The goal was not to sieze terrain, only to destroy Allied forces. The NVA put Plei Me under siege with the 33rd NVA Regt and laid an ambush with the 32nd NVA Regt to the ARVN relief units. The A-217 SF Det had a large combat patrol sweeping an area nine miles from the camp but still had a good security force of two CIDG companies in the camp. At 2200 the NVA overran the southern outpost and a fierce mortar and recoilless rifle barrage ripped through the camp.
20 Oct. Plei Me reinforced with Project Delta and 81st ARVN Abn Rgr
23 Oct.-26 Nov. Op. Long Reach 1st Cav search and destroy in Ia Drang Valley (Includes Ops All the Way and Silver Bayonet I & II)
23 Oct.-9 Nov. Op. All the Way, 1/8, 2/8, 1/12, 2/12 (1st Cav), 3rd ARVN Arm Cav, 1/42, 21st and 22nd Rgr Bns (relief force) search and destroy around Plei Me.
1 Nov. 1/12 and 2/12 Cav battle around NVA Regt 33 field Hospital, 8km W of Plei Me (Op. All the Way)
3 Nov. B/1/9 Cav ambushes 8/66 NVA near cambodian border, killing 73 (Op. All the Way)
6 Nov. Battle of LZ Wing (Op. All the Way) 2/8 Cav battle 6/33 NVA Regt
10-20 Nov. Op. Silver Bayonet I, 1/5, 2/5, 1/7, 2/7, 2/12 Cav pursuit in Ia Drang valley/Chu Prong.
10-13 Nov. Op.Hop Out, 1/7 Cav search and destroy in Ia Drang
12 Nov. VC attack on LZ Stadium (Catecka)
14-15 Nov. Op.Corn, 2/12 Cav search and destroy in Binh Dinh
14-16 Nov. Battle of LZ X-Ray. 1/7, 2/7, 2/5 battle the whole NVA Regt 66 (Op. Silver Bayonet I)
17 Nov. Battle of LZ Albany (Op. Silver Bayonet I), 2/7 Cav ambushed by 8/66 NVA
18 Nov. 1/5 Cav battles for LZ Columbus (Op. Silver Bayonet I)
21-26 Nov. Op. Silver Bayonet II, 1/5, 2/5, 1/8, 1/9, 2/12 Cav pursuit of Ia Drang campaign.
3-7 Dec. Op.Clean House, 1st Cav, Capitol ROK, 22nd ARVN clear and secure near Binh Khe
3-7 Dec. Op.Ox Trail, 2/12 Cav search and destroy in Binh Dinh
6 Dec. Op.Give Up, 2/5 Cav recon. in Binh Dinh
8-19 Dec. Op.Matador, 1st Cav, 22nd ARVN search and destroy between Pleiku and Kontum
9-15 Dec. Op.Sweeping Mustang, 1st Bde, 1st Cav search and destroy in II CTZ
10-14 Dec. Op.Fish Hook, 2d Bde, 1st Cav search and destroy in Binh Dinh
10-22 Dec. Op.Quick Kick, 1st Bde, 1st Cav security in Pleiku and Kontum
14-16 Dec. Op.Fish Hook II, 2d Bde, 1st Cav search and destroy in Binh Dinh
17-20 Dec. Op.Scalping Mustang, 1/8 Cav search and destroy in Binh Dinh
17-21 Dec. Op.Clean House I, 1/8, 1/7, 2/7 (1st Cav), ROK Tiger Div search and destroy Soui Ca Valley in Binh Dinh Province
22-26 Dec. Op.Clean House II, 1/8, 1/7, 2/7 (1st Cav), ROK Tiger Div search and destroy Soui Ca Valley in Binh Dinh Province
23-26 Dec. Op.Cherokee Trail, 1st Bde, 1st Cav security along Highway 19.
27-31 Dec. Op.Clean House III, 1/8, 1/7, 2/7 (1st Cav), ROK Tiger Div search and destroy Soui Ca Valley in Binh Dinh Province
31 Dec.65-13 Jan.66 Op.Matador I, 1/8, 2/8, 1/12 (1st Cav) search and destroy in Pleiku and Kontum Provinces on the
Vietnamese side of the Ton Le San River.

Here's for 1965, 1966 to follow.

Boonierat July 11th, 2005 08:13 AM

1st Cav, 1966 Operations
13-17 Jan. Op.Matador II, one Bn of 2d Bde, 1st Cav reinforces 1st Bde, 1st Cav in continuing Op. Matador
24 Jan.-6 Mar. Op.Masher/White Wing/Thang Phong II, 1st Cav; 1st Regt, CAP Division; 22nd ARVN; 2nd Abn TF ARVN search and destroy in Bong Son Plain and surrounding areas
28-31 Jan. Battle of Cu Nghi, 1/7, 2/7, 2/12 Cav battle 7th and 9th Bns, NVA Regt 22 (Op. Masher)
4 Feb.-6 Mar. Op.White Wing, operation rename
16-28 Feb. Op. Eagle Claw (Battle of Kim Son Valley), 1/5, 2/5 Cav clash with 18th and 22nd NVA Regts (part of White Wing)
1-5 Mar. Op.Black Horse (Op. White Wing part 5), 2d Bde, 1st Cav search and destroy in Binh Dinh
7-28 Mar. Op.Jim Bowie, 1/8, 2/8, 1/12, 2/5, 1/7, 2/7, 1/9 (1st Cav) search and destroy around Kon Truck,sweep of the Kim Son/Upper Song Ba/Dak Kon Bung valleys
14-21 Mar. Op.Buchanan/Wyatt Earp/Kam IV: 2d Bde, 1st Cav; 2/35 Inf security along Highway 19
21 Mar.-5 May Op.Benning/Trail Boss, 1st Cav security in Binh Dinh
25 Mar.-17 Apr. Op.Lincoln I/II/III/Mosby I, 1/8, 2/8, 1/9, 1/12, 1/7, 2/7 (1st Cav); 3d Bde, 25th Inf; B/1/69 Arm search and destroy around Ia Drang and Chu Pong Massif.
27 Mar.-5 May Op.Buchanan II, 2d Bde, 1st Cav; 3d Bde, 25th Inf security along Highway 19
21 Apr.-3 May Op.Mosby II, 1/5, 2/5, 2/12 (1st Cav) search and destroy, recon. in force and interdiction W. of Highway 14 between Pleiku and Kontum
26-28 Apr. Op. Bee Bee, 3d Bde, 1st Cav show of force around Bong Son
3-15 May Op.Lewis and Clark, 1/5, 2/5, 2/12 (1st Cav) recon. in force from Plateau Gi to An Khe
4-16 May Op.Davy Crockett/Binh Phu 3, 1/5, 1/7, 2/7 (1st Cav), 3rd ARVN Arm Cav vicinity of Bong Son SF Camp, An Lao, Eagle Claw and Soui Ca valleys
10 May-31 Jul. Op. Paul Revere I/Than Phong 14, 1/14, 1/35, 2/35 (25th Inf) border screening/area control in Pleiku and Darlac with support from 2/5, 1/9, 2/12 (1st Cav), from Duc Co to Chu Amung.
16 May-5 Jun. Op.Crazy Horse/Bun Khe 66-7, 1st Cav, Capital ROK, ARVN between Vinh Thanh and Soui Ca valleys
1-21 Jun. Op.Hawthorne/Dan Thang 61, 1st Bde, 101st Abn; 1/5 Cav, 1/42 ARVN, 21st Rgr ARVN search and destroy near Dak To, Tou Morong area vs NVA Regt 24
6-20 Jun. Op.Benning II, 1st Cav security in Binh Dinh
9-21 Jun. Op. Hooker I, 2d Bde, 1st Cav recon., security and search and destroy vicinity of Cambodian border, Pleiku and Kontum
19 Jun.-1 Jul. Op.Nathan Hale, 1/8, 2/8, 1/12, 1/7, 2/7 (1st Cav) and 1/327, 2/327 (101st) search and destroy in Phu Yen near Dong Tre and Tuy Hoa valley
30 Jun.-31 Jul. Op.Benning III, 2d Bde, 1st Cav security in Binh Dinh
2-30 Jul. Op.Henry Clay, 1/8, 2/8, 1/7, 2/7, (1st Cav), 2/327 (101st Abn) recon. in force along Highway 14 to the cambodian border, Phu Yen, Phu Bon and Darlac provinces.
17 Jul.-1 Aug. Op.Hayes, 3d Bde, 1st Cav recon. and screening W of Dak To and Dak Pek
31 Jul.-2 Sep. Op.Benning IV, 1st Bde, 1st Cav security in Binh Dinh
1-25 Aug. Op.Paul Revere II, 1/5, 2/5, 2/12, 1/7, 2/7 (1st Cav), 1/14, 1/35, 2/35, 1/69 (25th Inf), ROK Cavalry Regiment search and destroy in Chu Pong Massif vs 32, 33, 66, 88 and 95B NVA Regts.
26 Aug.-18 Oct. Op Paul Revere III, 1/7 (1st Cav), 1/14, 1/35, 2/35, C/3/4 (25thInf), 2/8, 1/12, 1/22 (4th Inf) search and destroy, pacification around LZ Oasis, Duc Co and Plei Djereng
26 Aug.66-20 Jan.68 Op.Byrd, 1st Cav economy of force in Binh Thuan province. TF 2/7 Cav assigned for duration, based at Phan Thiet
2-29 Sep. Op.Benning V, 3d Bde, 1st Cav security in Binh Dinh
13 Sep.-1 Oct. Op.Thayer I, 1/8, 2/8, 1/12, 1/5, 1/9, 2/12 (1st Cav), 3rd ARVN Abn Bde, 41st ARVN Rgt search and destroy in Kim Son and An Lao valleys, Phu Cat mtns.
29 Sep.-11 Oct. Op.Benning VI, 2d Bde, 1st Cav security in Binh Dinh
2-24 Oct. Op.Irving/Mang Ho 6/Dai Bang, 1/8, 2/8, 1/12, 1/5, 1/7, 5/7 (1st Cav), ROK Capital, 22nd ARVN search and destroy around Phu Cat Mountain, Nui Mieu.
18 Oct.-30 Dec. Op Paul Revere IV, 1/5, 2/5, 2/12 (1st Cav), 2/8, 1/12, 1/22 (4th Inf), 1/14, 1/35, 2/35 (25th Inf) search and destroy along Cambodian border on southern boundary of Kontum Province, Plei Djereng
25 Oct. 66-12 Feb. 67 Op.Thayer II, 1/8, 2/8, 1/12, 1/5, 2/5, 2/12, 1/7, 5/7 (1st Cav), 1/14, 1/35, C/3/4 Cav (25th Inf), VNMC search and destroy in Kim Son and Soui Ca valleys
1 Dec. Battle of Phu Huu(2) 1/9, 5/7, 2/12 Cav W. of LZ Bird (part of Thayer II)
9-14 Dec. Op. Rover, the evacuation of all civilians from the Kim Son Valley, was conducted by elements of the 1st Cav Div. Once the valley was cleared, it was designated a "free-fire" zone
27 Dec. Battle of LZ Bird, 1/12 Cav assaulted by NVA Regt 22 in the Kim Son valley (part of Thayer II)

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