List of allied military operations of the Vietnam War (T–Z and others)

This article is a list of known military operations of the Vietnam War, a war fought by America to try to stop communism in Southeast Asia, conducted by the armed forces of the Republic of Vietnam, the United States and their assorted allies. This is not a complete list.

T

Operation Name Date Duration Description – location – Units VCNVA KIA's Allied KIA's
Operation Tailwind[1] 11 – 13 Sep 70 US alleged use of nerve gas against U.S. defectors in Laos 54
Operation Take Out[2][3] 28 – 30 Dec 65 2nd Battalion, 327th Airborne Infantry Regiment recovery of US remains from a crashed AC-47 Spooky serial number 43-49492 in Bình Thuận Province
Operation Talladega Canyon[2] 30 Sep – 5 Oct 68 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines clear and search operation in Quảng Nam Province
Operation Tally Ho[2] 20 Jul 66 Air and naval gunfire interdiction of lines of communication in the southern panhandle of North Vietnam
Operation Talon (1965)[4][5] 1 Sep 65 One of several named operations conducted by the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne as part of Operation Highland in the An Khe Pass, Bình Định Province
Operation Tam Thang 118[6] 6 – 9 Sep 65 ARVN II Corps operation near Ban Me Thout
Operation Tamborine[2][7] 1 – 8 Feb 67 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment ambush operation along Route 23 between Đất Đỏ District and Song Tre in Phước Tuy Province 7 4
Operation Tampa (1966)[2] 13 – 15 Mar 66 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division security operation in III Corps
Operation Tampa (1968)[2] 26 Feb – 3 Mar 68 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines and 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry Regiment search and destroy operation in Quảng Nam Province
Operation Tangle[2] 22 – 24 Dec 69 A Squadron, 1st Armoured Regiment pacification operation in Duc Thanh District, Phước Tuy Province
Operation Taro Leaf[2] 3 – 15 Feb 66 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Hậu Nghĩa Province
Operation Tat Thang 18[2] 3 Apr – 3 May 70 ARVN 24th Special Tactical Zone reconnaissance operation using elements of the Vietnamese Rangers1st Ranger Group and 42nd, 45th and 47th Regiments north of Dak Saeng in Kon Tum Province
Operation Taut Bow[2] 7 – 16 Feb 66 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion reconnaissance in force operation in "Happy Valley", Quảng Nam Province
Operation Taylor[2] 5 – 8 Feb 66 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division search and destroy and road clearing operation in Kon Tum and Pleiku Provinces
Operation Taylor Common[2][8] 6 Dec 68 – 9 Mar 69 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, Infantry Platoon Sgt Thomas Michael Rutherford, Sr. 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 1398 151
Operation Tennessee Pride[2] 23 Jun – 1 Jul 69 101st Airborne Division clear and search operation in Thừa Thiên Province
Operation Teton[2] 11 – 20 Oct 66 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Nam Province
Operation Texas/Operation Lien Ket 28[2][9] 20 – 25 Mar 66 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, ARVN 5th Airborne Battalion and Republic of Vietnam Marine Corps combined reaction force operation to retake An Hoa outpost in Quảng Ngãi Province 283 99
Operation Texas Star[2][10] 1 Apr – 5 Sep 70 101st Airborne Division and ARVN 1st Division operation in the A Shau Valley culminating in the Battle of Fire Support Base Ripcord. Later phases renamed Operation Jefferson Glenn 1728 416
Operation Texas Traveller[2] 24 – 27 Nov 69 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment operation in III Corps
Operation Thai Phien[11] 11 Apr 62 Civilian Irregular Defense Group operation to rescue the Americans captured by the Viet Cong in An Chau, Quảng Nam Province
Operation Thăng Long 18[12] 20 – 29 Aug 64 ARVN operation 27 km northwest of Le Trung in Pleiku Province
Operation Thăng Long 234[13] 15 – 21 Feb 66 ARVN operation in Darlac Province 270 62
Operation Thăng Long 243[13] 8 – 12 Jul 66 ARVN operation in Darlac Province 107 17
Operation Thang Phong III[13] 7 – 12 Jun 66 ARVN and CIDG operation in Pleiku Province 135 20
Operation Than Phong II[14] 8 Jul – 19 Aug 65 ARVN II Corps operation to reopen Route 19 349
Operation Than Phong III[6] 28 Aug – 3 Sep 65 ARVN II Corps operation to open Route 21 to Ban Me Thout from Nha Trang. One hundred and thirteen air strikes were conducted by the USAF, Navy and Marines
Operation Than Phong IV[15] 10 Sep 65 ARVN II Corps operation near Qui Nhơn
Operation Than Phong 14[16] 10 May – 30 Jul 66 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division and ARVN joint operation combining border screening and area control operations in Pleiku Province 546 63
Operation Thayer I[13][17] 13 Sep – 30 Oct 66 1st Cavalry Division, ARVN 3rd Airborne Battalion and ARVN 41st Regiment operation in Bình Định Province 232 30
Operation Thayer II[13][18] 25 Oct 66 – 12 Feb 67 1st Cavalry Division, 25th Infantry Division and Republic of Vietnam Marine Corps operation in the coastal plains and the Kim Son and Soui Ca Valleys in western Bình Định Province 1,757 149
Operation Thor[19] 1 – 7 Jul 68 Combined arms bombardment of the eastern DMZ 125 claimed
Operation Thua Thien 177[13] 6 Feb – 6 Mar 66 ARVN operation in Thừa Thiên Province 183 17
Operation Thunder Dragon[2][20] 17–27 May 67 ROK 2nd Marine Brigade search and destroy operation in Quảng Ngãi Province 147 14
Operation Thunderbolt[21] 6 – 7 Aug 65 4th Marines and ARVN 51st Regiment joint search and destroy operation against the 1st VC Regiment south of the Tra Bong River
Operation Thunderhead[2] 3 – 12 Jun 72 US Navy SEAL Team One and Underwater Demolition Team (UDT)-11 operation to rescue 2 escaped US POWs from the Red River basin 1
Operation Tien Ho[2] 24 Aug – 9 Sep 68 ARVN 23rd Division operation in Quang Duc Province 1091
Operation Tiger Balm[2] 2 – 4 Jan 69 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and 1st Australian Civil Affairs Unit cordon and search operation in Phước Tuy Province
Operation Tiger Concordia VI[2] 17 Jul 67 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment riverine search and destroy operation in Long An Province
Operation Tiger Concordia VIII[2] 24 – 25 Jul 67 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment riverine and airmobile search and destroy operation in Long An Province
Operation Tiger Coronado[2] 23 Aug 67 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in the Rung Sat Special Zone, Long An Province
Operation Tiger Coronado III[2] 14 – 16 Aug 67 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in the Rung Sat Special Zone, Biên Hòa Province
Operation Tiger Coronado IV[2] 29 – 30 Aug 67 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment riverine and airmobile search and destroy operation in Long An Province
Operation Tiger Coronado V[22] 28 Jul – 1 Aug 67 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment riverine and airmobile and mechanized search and destroy operation in Dinh Tuong Province
Operation Tiger Coronado VIII[23] 24 – 25 Jul 67 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment riverine and airmobile search and destroy operation in Long An Province
Operation Tiger Coronado IX[2] 4 – 5 Dec 67 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment riverine search and destroy operation in Dinh Tuong Province
Operation Tiger Hound[24] (part of Operation Barrell Roll) 8 Dec 65 – 11 Nov 68 U.S. 2nd Air Division operation to interdict the Ho Chi Minh Trail in the lower portion of the Laotian panhandle, from Route 9 west of the DMZ, south to the Cambodian border and to reduce North Vietnamese infiltration down the trail into South Vietnam
Operation Tiger Mountain[2] 26 Sep – 10 Oct 70 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division operation
Operation Tippecanoe[2] 13 – 18 Mar 67 1st Battalion, 5th Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Ngãi Province
Operation Toan Thang I[25][26][27] 8 Apr – 31 May 68 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
Operation Toan Thang II[26][28][29] 1 Jun 68 – 16 Feb 69 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 2819
Operation Toan Thang III[2] 16 Feb – 31 Oct 69 25th Infantry Division and 3rd Brigade, 9th Infantry Division search and destroy operations in Bình Dương, Gia Dinh, Hậu Nghĩa, Long An and Tây Ninh Provinces
Operation Toan Thang IV[2][30] 1 Nov 69 – 1 May 70 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 in III Corps and IV Corps
Operation Toan Thang 1/69[2][31] 20 – 23 Jan 69 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) reconnaissance operation in Phước Tuy Province
Operation Toan Thang 41[2][32] 14 – 17 Apr 70 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, ARVN 49th Regiment, 31st, 36th and 52nd Ranger Battalions and 10th and 18th Armored Cavalry operation into the so-called Angel's Wing, Svay Rieng Province, Cambodia used as a logistics and rest area by the NVA 378
Operation Toan Thang 42[33][34] 29 Apr – 2 May 70 ARVN (two armored cavalry squadrons from III Corps and two from the 25th Division and 5th Division, an infantry regiment from the 25th Division, and four Ranger battalions from the 2nd Ranger Group) and US 1st Cavalry Division, 9th Infantry Division and 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment operation in the Parrot's Beak region of Kampong Cham Province. ARVN incursion into Cambodia, with US forces and air power in a supporting role, against the Parrot's Beak to target the NVA/VC's base areas 367 and 706 12,354 434 US, 66 ARVN
Operation Toan Thang 43[2][35] 1 May – 29 Jun 70 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and ARVN Airborne Division operation in the Fishhook region of Svay Rieng Province, Cambodia to undermine the NVA logistic system and to forestall any major NVA offensives
Operation Toan Thang 44[2] 6–14 May 70 1st and 2nd Brigades, 25th Infantry Division, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and ARVN Airborne Division operation against NVA Base Areas 353, 354, and 707 located north and northeast of Tây Ninh 1017 119
Operation Toan Thang 45[2] 6 May – 27 Jun 70 3/1 Cavalry and 5th Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment operation against NVA Base Areas 350 and 351, along the northern borders of Binh Long and Phước Long Provinces 1017 119
Operation Toan Thang 46[2][36] May – Jul 70 ARVN 5th Division operation in the "Fishhook" area of Svay Rieng Province, Cambodia, north of Loc Ninh to attack and destroy the NVA 70th and 80th Rear Service Groups 79
Operation Toan Thang 500[2] 7–12 May 70 6th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment search and destroy operations around FSB Seminole, in the Parrot's Beak region of Kampong Cham Province, Cambodia 159 7
Operation Toan Thang 8/B/5[37] 23 Oct – 10 Nov 70 ARVN 5th Division operations in the Snoul area of Cambodia, for the purpose of destroying communist forces and installations, and obtaining intelligence
Operation Toan Thang TT02[38] 4–31 May 71 ARVN III Corps operation to lure the VC with a regiment placed in Snoul deep in Cambodian territory, north of Loc Ninh on Route 13
Operation Todd Forest[39] 31 Dec 68 – 13 Jan 69 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division reconnaissance in force operation with the 1st Battalion, 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment and the ARVN 1st Regiment into the area 16 km south of Huế, Thừa Thiên Province 12
Operation Tolare Falls I[2] 2 – 15 Oct 70 5th Marines clear and search operation in Quảng Nam Province
Operation Tolare Falls II[2] 27 Oct 70 5th Marines clear and search operation in Quảng Nam Province
Operation Toledo[2] 12 Mar 66 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division security operation in III Corps
Operation Toledo[40][41] 10 Aug – 7 Sep 66 173rd Airborne Brigade, 2nd Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, BLT 1st Battalion, 26th Marines, 1st Australian Task Force and ARVN 33rd and 35th Ranger Battalions multi-battalion search and destroy operation in the May Tao Secret Zone in Long Khánh, Binh Tuy and Phước Tuy Provinces. The deserted headquarters area for the 5th VC Division was located and destroyed along with vast amounts of supplies 11
Operation Tong[42] 7 – 8 Jun 69 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment operations against the VC Châu Đức District Unit Company in Hoa Long village
Operation Townsville[43] 23 Mar – 24 Apr 70 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) reconnaissance in force operation in northeast Phước Tuy Province
Operation Traffic Cop[13] Oct 66 Initial phase of Operation Sea Dragon
Operation Trail Blazer[2] 18 – 24 Oct 65 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion reconnaissance operation in Quảng Nam Province
Operation Trail Boss[2] 18 – 24 Oct 65 2/1 Cavalry search and destroy operation
Operation Trail Dust[44] 10 Aug 61 – 31 Oct 71 USAF defoliation operation in Thừa Thiên and Quảng Trị Provinces
Operation Tran Hung Dao I[2][45] 5 – 17 Feb 68 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 953
Operation Tran Hung Dao II[46] 17 Feb – 28 Mar 68 a continuation of Operation Tran Hung Dao I in the Saigon area with slightly reduced forces 713
Operation Travis[2] 31 Oct 66 2/1 Cavalry emergency deployment to support Operation Paul Revere IV
Operation Treasure Island[2] 10 – 18 Jan 69 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment cordon and search operation in Bình Dương Province
Operation Trinidad[2] 6 – 7 Dec 66 1st Battalion, 1st Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Nam Province
Operation Trinidad II[2] 7 – 11 Dec 66 1st Battalion, 1st Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Nam Province
Operation Trinity[2] 30 Jan – 1 Feb 67 1st Battalion, 7th Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Ngãi Province
Operation Triple Play[2] 18 – 19 Oct 65 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Tín Province
Operation Triple Trouble[2] 28 – 29 Oct 65 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in Bình Dương Province
Operation Troy[2] 1 – 4 Sep 66 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Nam Province
Operation Truong Cong Dinh[2][47] 1 Mar – 21 May 68 ARVN 7th Division and 9th Division and 1st and 2nd Brigades, 9th Infantry Division search and destroy operations in Dinh Tuong, Kien Hoa, Kien Tuong, Vĩnh Bình and Bình Long Provinces 1546
Operation Truong Cong Dinh[2] 21 May – 3 Aug 68 9th Infantry Division reconnaissance in force operation in Dinh Tuong Province. Replaced by Operation Quyet Chin 1546
Operation Tu Cuong 124[48] 13 Aug 64 ARVN operation about 5 km east of Duc Pho in Quảng Ngãi Province
Operation Tucson[49] 14 – 17 Feb 67 1st and 3rd Brigades 1st Infantry Division and 5th Regiment, 9th Infantry Division operation against the Vietcong 272nd Regiment and the Phu Loi Battalion in southwest Bình Long Province near the Michelin Rubber Plantation 13 3
Operation Tulsa[2] 8 – 16 Oct 66 1st Infantry Division and 5th Division road clearing operation along Route 13 between Phu Cuong and An Lộc in Bình Dương and Bình Long Provinces
Operation Tulsa[50] 30 May – 6 Jun 67 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment reconnaissance in force operation along Route 1 near Suoi Cat and to secure the Gia Ray rock quarry
Operation Turkey Shoot[2] 22 – 25 Nov 65 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in Bình Dương Province
Operation Tuscaloosa[51] 24 – 28 Jan 67 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines search and destroy operation 24 km southwest of Da Nang in Quảng Nam Province 72
Operation Twickenham I[31][52] 2–13 May 69 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment ambush operations around Nui Thi Vai Mountain 10
Operation Twickenham II[31][53] 22 May – 1 Jun 69 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment search and destroy operations around Nui Thi Vai Mountain and Nui Dinh

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Operation Name Date Duration Description – location – Units VCNVA KIA's Allied KIA's
Operation Union I/Operation Lien Ket 102[2][54] 21 Apr – 17 May 67 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines and ARVN 1st Ranger Group search and destroy operation in the Que Son Valley, Quảng Nam and Quảng Tín Provinces 965 53
Operation Union II[2][55] 25 May – 5 Jun 67 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines and ARVN 6th Regiment search and destroy operation to entrap the NVA 3rd and 21st Regiments north of Tam Kỳ in Quảng Nam Province 220 701
Operation Union Square[2] 22 Oct 69 US operation in Quảng Trị Province
Operation Uniontown[2][56] 17 Dec 67 – 8 Mar 68 199th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment security operation, encompassing Tet Offensive operations in Biên Hòa and Gia Định Provinces 922 76
Operation Uniontown III[57] 10 Feb – 22 Mar 68 199th Light Infantry Brigade and 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment security operations around Long Binh 40
Operation Uniontown (1966-67)[2] 11 Oct 66 – 17 Nov 67 173d Airborne Brigade, 199th Light Infantry Brigade and 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment security and defence operations around Long Binh
Operation Uniontown (1967)[2] 1 – 17 Dec 67 199th Light Infantry Brigade operation
Operation Upshur Stream[2][58] 11 Jan – 29 Mar 71 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines and 1st Battalion, 11th Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Nam Province
Operation Utah/Operation Lien Ket 26[2][59] 4 – 7 Mar 66 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines and ARVN 2nd Division search and destroy operation against the NVA 36th Regiment and VC Main Force units operation in Quảng Ngãi Province 632 98 US, 30 ARVN
Operation Utah Mesa[60] 12 Jun – 9 Jul 69 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division and ARVN 1st Division clear and search operation in the vicinity of Khe Sanh, Quảng Trị Province 309 572

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Operation Name Date Duration Description – location – Units VCNVA KIA's Allied KIA's
Operation Valdosta I[50] 1 – 6 Sep 67 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment security operation along Route 1 in Long Khánh Province 10 2
Operation Valdosta II[50] 20 – 23 Oct 67 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment security operations in central Long Khánh Province
Operation Valiant Hunt[2][61] 15 Dec 68 – 5 Jan 69 BLT 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines and HMM-362 clear and search operation on Barrier Island, south of Hội An, Quảng Nam Province 33 3
Operation Valley Forge[2] 7 – 16 Mar 68 199th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment search and destroy operation in Biên Hòa and Long Khánh Provinces
Operation Van Buren[13][62][63] 19 Jan – 21 Feb 66 101st Airborne Division, ROK 2nd Marine Brigade and ARVN 47th Regiment rice security operation in Phú Yên Province 679 54 US, 45 ROK
Operation Vance Canyon[2] 20 Jun – 2 Jul 68 198th Infantry Brigade clear and search operation in Quảng Ngãi Province
Operation Vaucluse[2] 8 – 24 Sep 66 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment search and destroy operation in Phước Tuy Province
Operation Velvet Hammer[2] 14 – 28 Apr 68 173rd Airborne Brigade cordon and search operation in Bình Định Province
Operation Venture[64][65] 4 Sep 65 One of several named operations conducted by the 1 Brigade, 101st Airborne as part of Highland in the An Khe area, Bình Định Province, II Corps
Operation Vernon Lake I[2] 25 Oct – 2 Nov 68 11th Infantry Brigade clear and search operation west of Quảng Ngãi, Quảng Ngãi Province 455 35
Operation Vernon Lake II[66] 2 Nov 68 – 28 Feb 69 11th Infantry Brigade operation in the Song Re Valley, Quảng Ngãi Province 455 35
Operation Vinh Loc[2] 10 – 20 Sep 68 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and ARVN 54th Regiment pacification operation on Vinh Loc Island, Thừa Thiên Province
Operation Vintage Rally[2][31] 14 – 24 Dec 69 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance and ambush operations in Phước Tuy Province
Operation Viper I[2][67] 1 Nov – 8 Dec 65 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment and 1st and 2nd Battalions, 18th Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in Biên Hòa Province 18
Operation Viper II[2] 14 Dec 65 – 17 Jan 66 2nd Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in Biên Hòa Province 18
Operation Virginia[2] 17 Apr – 1 May 66 1st Battalion, 1st Marines search and destroy and reconnaissance in force operation in the vicinity of Khe Sanh Special Forces camp, Quảng Trị Province
Operation Virginia Ridge[2][68] 1 May – 7 Jun 69 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 along the DMZ in northern Quảng Trị Province 560

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Operation Name Date Duration Description – location – Units VCNVA KIA's Allied KIA's
Operation Waco[2] 24 Nov – 2 Dec 66 1st Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in Biên Hòa Province
Operation Wahiawa[69][70] 16 May 66 1st and 2nd Brigades, 25th Infantry Division search and destroy operation in the Bo Loi Woods, Ho Bo Woods and Filhol Plantation in Hậu Nghĩa Province 103 25
Operation Waialua[2] 7 Mar – 8 Apr 67 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Hậu Nghĩa, Tây Ninh and Long An Provinces
Operation Waikiki[2] 4 Mar 66 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Hậu Nghĩa Province
Operation Waimea[2] 19 May – 7 Dec 67 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division search and destroy operations in the Bo Loi Woods, Ho Bo Woods, Filhol Plantation and Iron Triangle in Tây Ninh and Bình Dương Provinces
Operation Waiouru[31] 5 Jul 69 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
Operation Waldron Blue[2] 24 Nov 69 – 30 Jan 70 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment highway security operation in Pleiku Province
Operation Walker[2] 16 Jan 68 – 31 Jan 69 173rd Airborne Brigade and 1st Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment search and destroy and security operation in the vicinity of An Khe, Pleiku Province
Operation Wallongong[2][7] 10 – 28 Jan 67 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, 1st APC Squadron and 3 Squadron, SAS search and destroy and security operation in Phước Tuy Province 1
Operation Wallowa[2] 4 Oct – 11 Nov 67 23rd Infantry Division and 3/1 Cavalry search and destroy and security operation in Quảng Nam and Quảng Tín Provinces
Operation War Bonnet[2] 3 – 4 Jan 66 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines and 3rd Tank Battalion search and destroy operation in Quảng Nam Province
Operation War Bonnet[71] 15 Oct 68 Special Forces Detachment B-52, Project DELTA and 282nd Assault Helicopter Company reconnaissance operation around An Hoa, Quảng Nam Province
Operation Warm Springs[2] 18 – 23 Dec 67 199th Infantry Brigade search and destroy operation in III Corps. Redesignated Operation Uniontown on 23 Dec 67
Operation Wasco Rapids[2] 13 – 27 Mar 71 198th Infantry Brigade and ARVN 2nd Division clear and search operation in Song Ve river valley in Quảng Ngãi Province
Operation Washington[2] 6 – 14 Jul 66 1st Reconnaissance Battalion reconnaissance operation in the Do Xa region of Quảng Ngãi Province 13
Operation Washington Green[72] 15 Apr 69 – 1 Jan 71 173rd Airborne Brigade pacification operation in the An Lao Valley of Bình Định Province 1,957 64
Operation Water Trap[73] 3 Jan – 7 Jan 69 Mobile Riverine Force 9th Infantry cordon and search operation in Thoi Son Island, Mỹ Tho River, south of Dong Tam
Operation Waterford[2] 3 – 7 Apr 68 1st Infantry Division security operation in Bình Long Province 13
Operation Waycross[2] 24 – 25 Mar 66 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division and ARVN 5th Division search and destroy operation northwest of Phu Loi in Bình Dương Province
Operation Wayne[2] 10–12 May 66 4th Marines search and destroy operation 10 km southwest of Phu Bai in Thừa Thiên Province
Operation Wayne Arrow[2] 31 Jan – 8 Feb 69 3rd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation in Bình Định Province
Operation Wayne Boulder[2] 10 Sep – 11 Oct 69 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation in Bình Định Province
Operation Wayne Breaker[2] 18 Oct 69 – 4 Jan 70 1st and 3rd Battalions, 8th Infantry Regiment pacification and security operations in Bình Định and Pleiku Provinces
Operation Wayne Dart[2] 2 – 7 Feb 69 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation in Pleiku Province
Operation Wayne Fast[2] 23 Jun – 14 Jul 70 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division clear and search operation in Bình Định Province
Operation Wayne Forge[2] 28 Aug – 14 Oct 70 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division clear and search operation in Bình Định Province
Operation Wayne Green[2] 10 – 28 Feb 69 1st, 2nd & 3rd Battalions, 8th Infantry Regiment and 1st & 3rd Battalions, 12th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation in Kon Tum and Pleiku Provinces
Operation Wayne Grey[2][74] 1 Mar – 14 Apr 69 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 in Kon Tum Province 608
Operation Wayne Hurdle[2] 1 – 26 Jun 70 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division clear and search operation in Bình Định, Phu Bon and Pleiku Provinces
Operation Wayne Javelin[2] 13 Apr – 18 Oct 69 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 in Bình Định and Pleiku Provinces
Operation Wayne Jump[2] 15–25 May 70 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division clear and search operation in Kon Tum Province
Operation Wayne Pierce[2] 5 – 27 Aug 70 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division clear and search operation in Bình Định Province
Operation Wayne Rock[2] 11 Nov – 29 Dec 69 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division pacification operation in Darlac Province
Operation Wayne Sabre[2] 4 Oct – 17 Nov 70 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division clear and search operation in Bình Định Province
Operation Wayne Span I[2] 16 – 27 Jul 70 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division clear and search operation in Bình Định Province
Operation Wayne Span II[2] 28 Jul – 5 Aug 70 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division clear and search operation in Bình Định Province
Operation Wayne Stab[2] 30 Jan – 16 Mar 70 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division clear and search operation in Bình Định Province
Operation Wayne Thrust[2] 4 – 30 Jan 70 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division clear and search operation in Bình Định Province
Operation Webster[2] 15 – 18 Mar 67 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Nam Province
Operation Wheaton[2] 17 – 18 Mar 66 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division operation in III Corps
Operation Wheeler[2] 11 Sep – 25 Nov 67 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment search and destroy operation in Quảng Tín Province. Consolidated with Operation Wallowa on 11 Nov 67
Operation Wheeler/Wallowa[75][76] 11 Sep 67 – 11 Nov 68 Task Force Oregon (originally 196th Infantry Brigade), 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division later reconstituted as 23rd Infantry Division consisting of the 196th, 198th and 11th Infantry Brigades operations in the Nui Luc Son Valley, Quảng Nam and Quảng Tín Provinces 10,020 683
Operation Wheeler Place[2] 22 Jan – 3 Feb 69 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division and ARVN 2nd Division operation in Bình Dương Province
Operation While Away[2] 21 – 29 Nov 69 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment security operation in Biên Hòa Province
Operation Wiggins[2] 27 – 31 Dec 66 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in Biên Hòa Province
Operation Wilcox[2] 10 – 12 Aug 66 1st Battalion, 9th Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Nam Province
Operation Wilderness[2] 8 Mar – 7 Apr 68 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division and 199th Infantry Brigade search and destroy operation in Tây Ninh Province
Operation Williams Glade[77][78] 12 Jul 69 1st Battalion, 4th Marines and 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division search and clear operation between Mai Loc and Ba Long in Quảng Trị Province
Operation Wilton[2] 8 – 9 Sep 66 US search and destroy operation in III Corps
Operation Winchester[79] 8 Oct – 4 Dec 66 4th Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation to relieve the 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines and to occupy and maintain control of an assigned sector of the Da Nang TAOR
Operation Windsor[2][80] 29 Sep – 12 Oct 68 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance in force in Biên Hòa Province 5
Operation Winfield Scott[2] 30 Jul 67 5th Special Forces Group MIKE Force reconnaissance operation in II Corps
Operation Wolfe Mountain[81] 22 Jul 70 – 30 Jan 71 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division operation in Quảng Trị Province 300
Operation Wollongong[82] 11 Jan – 14 Feb 67 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and 103rd Field Battery operation near the village of La Son, Phước Tuy Province
Operation Woolgoogla[83] 28 – 29 Mar 68 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment final operation as a company search in the Cay Den jungle, a small area about 1 km southeast of Hoa Long 8
Operation Worth[2][84][85] 12 – 26 Mar 68 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines and 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry Regiment search and destroy operation 24 km northwest of Da Nang in Quảng Nam Province 160 27
Operation Wren[2] 16 Sep – 19 Oct 66 Deployment of the Philippine Civil Action Group from Cam Ranh Bay to Tây Ninh Province
Operation Wright Blue[2] 24 – 28 Jun 70 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment security operation in Pleiku Province
Operation Wyatt Earp[2] 14 – 21 Mar 66 2/1 Cavalry and 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment reconnaissance in force and security operation on Route 19 in II Corps
Operation Wyoming[2] 26 – 30 Apr 66 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines and 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines search and destroy operation 15 km northwest of Chu Lai in Quảng Tín Province

X

Operation Name Date Duration Description – location – Units VCNVA KIA's Allied KIA's
Operation Xay Dung 31[70] May 66 ARVN operation in Bình Long Province 33 29
Operation Xray I[86] 4 – 6 Oct 65 173rd Airborne Brigade search and destroy operation in Biên Hòa Province

Y

Operation Name Date Duration Description – location – Units VCNVA KIA's Allied KIA's
Operation Yankee Team[2] 19 May 64 USAF reconnaissance over Laos
Operation Yass[87] 6 – 7 Nov 66 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment cordon and search of Phuoc Hoa village and the clearance of Long Son Island
Operation Yazoo[2] 27 Aug – 5 Sep 67 1st Battalion, 7th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 11th Marines search and destroy operation in "Happy Valley", Quảng Nam Province
Operation Yell[2] 17 – 20 Apr 66 1st Battalion, 1st Marines and 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Nam Province
Operation Yellowstone[57][88] 8 Dec 67 – 24 Feb 68 25th Infantry Division, 2/22nd Mechanized and 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment search and destroy operations in War Zone "C" area of Tây Ninh Province, along the Cambodian border 1,254 81
Operation York[2] 1 – 7 Apr 66 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in III Corps
Operation York Market[89] 30 Jan – 16 Apr 70 1st Brigade 5th Infantry Division, 1st Battalion 77th Armor and Regional Forces combined reconnaissance in force, search and clear, security, rice denial, and saturation ambush patrolling operation in southwest of Rai Truong in Hải Lăng District 20
Operation Yorktown[2] 23 Jun – 9 Jul 66 173rd Airborne Brigade search and destroy operation in Xuân Lộc Province
Operation Yuba[2] 10 – 12 Mar 67 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Nam Province
Operation Yuma[2] 15–17 May 66 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Ngãi Province

Numbered operations

Operation Name Date Duration Description – location – Units VCNVA KIA's Allied KIA's
Operation 17-65[2] 6 – 9 Jul 65 173rd Airborne Brigade operation in the Phước Thành Province
Operation 19-65[2] 28 Jul – 2 Aug 65 173rd Airborne Brigade and 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment operation to disrupt VC movement from the Rung Sat Special Zone into Phước Tuy Province
Operation 24-65[2] 14 – 28 Sep 65 173rd Airborne Brigade and 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment search and destroy operation in Bình Dương Province
Operation 27-65[2] 23 – 26 Oct 65 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment search and destroy operation in Biên Hòa Province
Operation 32-59[90][91] 19 May – 31 Jul 62 HMM-261, HMM-162, JTF 116 and 3 MEU deployment to Udorn and Nong Kai, Thailand, during the Laotian Crisis of 1962
Operation 33-64[92] 17 Jun 64 ARVN operation in the Rung Sat Special Zone, Gia Định Province
Operation 34A[93] 61–64 CIA, US Navy and Republic of Vietnam Navy series of covert operations using Vietnamese crewed Nasty fast patrol boats to bombard radar stations on the coast of North Vietnam and land South Vietnamese commandos to destroy military targets

Unnamed operations

Date Duration Description – location – Units VCNVA KIA's Allied KIA's
4 Feb 62[94] ARVN airborne assault, using U.S. helicopters and crews, to recapture the village of Hung My at the southern tip of the Cà Mau peninsula, An Xuyen Province, IV Corps
8 Mar 62[95] ARVN troops flown by U.S. helicopters to besieged villages in Tây Ninh and Phước Thành Provinces 110
13 Mar 62[96] ARVN Battalion helilifted into battle against a Vietcong force of 500 guerrillas operating along the Mekong River in Kien Hoa Province
22 Apr 62[97] ARVN troops are airlifted by 29 U.S. helicopters (the largest force employed to date) to join an equal number engaged in a sweep in Kien Phong Province
6 May 62[98] ARVN troops, flown by United States Army and Marine Corps helicopters to the Plain of Reeds area of the Mekong Delta, surprise raid on Vietcong forces in Kien Phong Province, IV Corps
12 May 62[99] ARVN operation in a series of clashes with the Vietcong in the Mekong Delta, about 120 km southwest of Saigon
2 Aug 62[100] US Army 93rd Transportation Company first large scale heliborne operation conducted in I Corps which consisted of a two company raid on the VC 5th Region HQ in the Do Xa area
15 Aug 62[101] ARVN ground, air and naval forces, 16-day campaign against the Vietcong in the Cà Mau peninsula, supported by U.S. aircraft 500
10 Sep 62[102] ARVN forces, supported by U.S. helicopters, operation in Kien Phong Province 40
18 Sep 62[103] ARVN operation around the village of An Hu in the Plain of Reeds supported by fighter-bombers, amphibious forces, and U.S. helicopters, 168
1 Nov 62[104] ARVN assault, supported by 12 U.S. troop-carrying and 5 armed escort helicopters, near Vĩnh Long in the Mekong Delta 250
8 – 10 Nov 62[105] ARVN operation, air-lifted by U.S. helicopters, in the Plain of Reeds 64
20 Nov – 4 Dec 62[106] ARVN effort against Communist rest and supply facilities in Long Khánh Province, III Corps
13 Mar 63 – 16 Mar 64[107] ARVN attack in the Plain of Reeds near the Cambodian border in an effort to wipe out a VC stronghold, in Kien Phong Province, IV Corps
5 Jan 64[108] ARVN operation supported by U.S. aircraft to encircle a Vietcong battalion in Long An Province
18 Jan 64[109] 115 helicopters carry 1,100 ARVN troops in an air assault north of Biên Hòa, Long Khánh Province in the largest airlift of the war to date
18 Nov 64[110] U.S.-Vietnamese air and ground search for a supposed VC stronghold in Bình Dương and Tây Ninh Provinces
5 Jan 65[111] Six-company CIDG and Special Forces A-114 and A-411 Detachments operation in Tây Ninh Province
17 Feb 65[112] (part of Battle of Mang Yang Pass) As part of the Battle on the Mang Yang Pass, A-4 Special Forces Detachment at An Khe was ordered to establish FOB#1 and FOB#2 on Highway 19 to the west of their camp, in Pleiku Province, II Corps
31 May – 3 Jun 65[113][114] 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team first brigade sized operation in Vietnam, a series of airmobile assaults near Bien Hoa, Biên Hòa Province, III Corps 7
27 – 30 Jun 65[115][116] 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team first major offensive action by launching an operation, along with ARVN airborne units and 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, into War Zone "D", about 20 miles northeast of Saigon, Long Khánh Province, III Corps
6 – 10 Jul 65[117][118] 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and ARVN 43rd Regiment combined operation to make multiple air assaults into War Zone "D" just north of the Đồng Nai River, Long Khánh Province, III Corps
10 – 21 Aug 65[119] 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division operation southwest of Nha Trang
1 Sep 65[120][121] 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team sent the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry and supporting elements to Kon Tum, Kon Tum Province, II Corps
14 – 28 Sep 65[122][123] 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team deployment into the Ben Cat sector for search and destroy operations, Biên Hòa Province, III Corps 46
8 – 14 Oct 65[124][125] Following one of the first B-52 strike of the war in support of ground troops, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team put the 1st and 2nd Battalion, 503d Airborne Battalions in LZs near Ben Suc and the 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment midway between Ben Cat and Ben Suc, Iron Triangle
10 Oct 65[126][127] B Company, 2nd Division, 503rd Infantry and 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team operation in Quảng Ngãi Province, I Corps during which they were ambushed in the Iron Triangle by a VC company 8
28 Apr – 4 May 68[128] 101st Airborne Division operation in Thừa Thiên Province 314 312
26 Jan – 13 Apr 70[128] 1st Cavalry Division operation in the Bu Gia Map area of Phước Long Province 495
1 Jul – 4 Oct 71[128] 23rd Infantry Division operation in Quảng Ngãi Province 324

See also

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  • Lewis Sorley (2007), A Better War, 528 pages
  • Institute Of Medicine, Institute of Medicine (U.S.), National Academies Press (U.S.) (2007), Veterans and agent orange, 871 pages
  • John M. Carland (2000), Combat Operations, 430 pages
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  • William Rosenau (2001), Special operations forces and elusive enemy ground targets, 60 pages
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson (1971), The vantage point, 636 pages
  • Mike McKinney (2003), Chariots of the Damned, 256 pages

External links

  • HELICOPTER Operations in VIETNAM
  • Special Operations in Vietnam
  • Information About Records Relating to the Vietnam War Operations Analysis (OPSANAL) System
  • Naval Operations in Vietnam
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