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List of allied military operations of the Vietnam War (M–S)

This article is a list of known military operations of the Vietnam War, a war fought by the United States to try to stop communism in Southeast Asia, conducted by the armed forces of the Republic of Vietnam, the United States and allies consisting of Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, and the Philippines. This is not a complete list. Operations are currently listed alphabetically, but are being progressively reorganised as a chronology.

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Operation Name Date Duration Description – location – Units VCNVA KIA's Allied KIA's
Operation Ma Doo I[1] 21 Jan – 7 Feb 67 28th Regiment, ROK 9th Infantry Division operation in Phú Yên Province 160
Operation MacArthur[2][3] 12 Oct 67 – 31 Jan 69 4th Infantry Division, 1st Cavalry Division, 173rd Airborne Brigade, ARVN 42nd Regiment and 3rd Airborne Battalion operations in the western highlands Pleiku and Kon Tum Provinces, including the Battle of Dak To 5,731 700+
Operation Macon[2][4] 4 Jul – 27 Oct 66 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines search and destroy and security operation for the An Hoa industrial complex in Quảng Nam Province 507 24
Operation Madison[2] 21 – 23 Oct 66 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Nam Province
Operation Mailed Fist[2] 1–31 May 69 B Squadron, 1st Armoured Regiment pacification and reconnaissance operation in Duc Thanh District
Operation Maili[2] 27 Apr – 12 May 66 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Hậu Nghĩa Province
Operation Maimi[2] 27 Apr – 12 May 66 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division road clearing operation in Tân Uyên District
Operation Maine Crag[2] 15 Mar – 2 May 69 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
Operation Makaha[2] 11 – 14 Apr 66 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division search and destroy operation northwest of Cu Chi in Hậu Nghĩa Province
Operation Makalapa[2] 18 Mar – 21 Apr 67 1st and 2nd Brigades, 25th Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Hậu Nghĩa Province
Operation Makiki[2] 3 – 9 Jun 66 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division and ARVN 49th Regiment search and destroy operation in Hậu Nghĩa Province
Operation Malheur I[5] 11 May – 8 Jun 67 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division search and destroy operation in Đức Phổ District of Quảng Ngãi Province 869 81
Operation Malheur II[6] 8 Jun – 2 Aug 67 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division search and destroy operation northwest of Đức Phổ District in the vicinity of the Song Ne Valley and VC Base Area 122 in Quảng Ngãi Province 488
Operation Mallard[7][8][9] 11 – 17 Jan 66 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines and 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines search and destroy operation in An Hoa, Quảng Nam Province
Operation Mallard II[2] 23 Aug – 26 Sep 66 Deployment of 2nd Battalion, 34th Armored Regiment from Vũng Tàu to Long Binh
Operation Mallet[2] 28 Jan – 15 Feb 66 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division search and destroy operation to open Route 15 in Long Khánh Province
Operation Mameluke Thrust[2][10] 18 May 68 – 23 Oct 68 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Battalion, 13th Marines, 1st and 3rd Battalions, 26th Marines clear and search operations in central Quảng Nam Province 2728 269
Operation Manchester[2] 17 Dec 67 – 17 Feb 68 199th Infantry Brigade and 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division search and destroy operation in Biên Hòa, Bình Dương, Long Khánh and Phước Long Provinces
Operation Mang Ho V[11] 23 – 27 Mar 66 ROKA Capital Division search and destroy operation in Bình Định Province 349 17
Operation Mang Ho VI[11] 23 Sep – 30 Oct 66 ROKA Capital Division search and destroy operation in Bình Định Province 1161 30
Operation Mang Ho VIII[12] 3 – 31 Jan 67 ROK Capital Division search and clear operations along Route 1 in Phú Yên Province 150
Operation Mang Ho IX[2] 17 Dec 67 – 31 Jan 68 ROK Capital Division search and destroy operation in Bình Định Province 749
Operation Mang Ho X[2] 16 Feb – 1 Mar 68 ROK Capital Division search and destroy operation in Bình Định Province 664
Operation Manh Ho[11] 6 – 9 Sep 66 ARVN operation in Bình Định Province 147
Operation Manhattan[2] 23 Apr – 15 May 67 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, 1st and 2nd Brigades, 25th Infantry Division and 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment search and destroy operation in the Boi Loi Woods and Long Nguyen Forest north of the Iron Triangle in Bình Dương Province 123
Operation Marauder/Operation An Dan 564[11][13] 1 – 8 Jan 66 1st Infantry Division, 173rd Airborne Brigade, 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and ARVN operation in Hậu Nghĩa Province, IV Corps, Plain of Reeds area of the Mekong Delta 268 15 US, 31 ARVN
Operation Marble Mountain[2] 4 – 5 Aug 65 USMC search and destroy operation in I Corps
Operation March[2] 6 Jul – 3 Sep 67 5th Special Forces Group Detachment B-50 Project OMEGA operation in II Corps
Operation Market Time[14] 11 Mar 65 – 72 A combined U.S. Navy and South Vietnamese Navy effort to stop the flow of supplies from North Vietnam into South Vietnam
Operation Marsden[2] 28 Nov – 28 Dec 69 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) ambush and reconnaissance operation in Phước Tuy Province
Operation Marshall Mountain[2] 9 Dec 68 – 28 Feb 69 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division clear and search operation in Quảng Trị Province
Operation Maryland[2] 25 – 28 Jan 67 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines clear and search operation in Thừa Thiên Province
Operation Masher/White Wing/Thang Phong II[15][16][17][18] 24 Jan – 6 Mar 66 1st Cavalry Division, ARVN 22nd Division Airborne Brigade and 1st Regiment ROK Capital Division operation in Bình Định Province. USMC Operation Double Eagle links in cross border segment 2389 288 US, 10 ROK, 119 ARVN
Operation Massachusetts Bay[19] 23 Apr – 15 Jun 69 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division patrolling and ambushes in the area of Base Area 101 and the districts of Quảng Trị Province, provided security and denied access to rice producing area to NVA and VC
Operation Massachusetts Striker[2] 28 Feb – 8 May 69 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division reconnaissance in force operation into the A Shau Valley
Operation Massey-Harris[2][20] 29 Aug – 20 Sep 70 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) and A Squadron 1st Armoured Regiment rice denial operation in Phước Tuy Province
Operation Mastiff[2] 21 – 27 Feb 66 2nd and 3rd Brigades, 1st Infantry Division search and destroy operation in and around the Michelin Rubber Plantation and the Boi Loi woods in Bình Dương, Binh Long and Tây Ninh Provinces
Operation Matador I[21][22][23][24][25][26] 31 Dec 65 – 13 Jan 66 2/1 Cavalry security and defence operation in Bình Định, Kon Tum and Pleiku Provinces
Operation Matador II[2] 13 – 17 Jan 66 2/1 Cavalry search and destroy operation in Bình Định, Kon Tum and Pleiku Provinces
Operation Matador III[2] 1 – 20 Jan 66 1/1 Cavalry search and destroy operation along the Cambodian border in Kon Tum and Pleiku Provinces
Operation Mathews[2][27] 24 May – 12 Jun 68 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division and 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division search and destroy operation in Kon Tum Province 352 69
Operation Matilda[2][20] 15 – 26 Jan 70 A Squadron 1st Armoured Regiment reconnaissance and ambush operations with Regional Force and Popular Forces in Phước Tuy Province
Operation Matthew[2][28] 29 Jun – 17 Jul 69 9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance in force operation in Long Khánh Province 4
Operation Maui Peak[2][29] 6 – 19 Oct 68 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 in Quảng Nam Province 353 28
Operation McLain[2][30] 20 – 31 Jan 68 173rd Airborne Brigade, 3rd Brigade, 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment and 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment reconnaissance in force operation in Bình Thuận Province as continuation of Operation Byrd 1,042
Operation Meade River/Operation Hung Quang 1/81[2][31] 20 Nov – 9 Dec 68 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 south of Da Nang in support of Accelerated Pacification Campaign 847 352
Operation Meadowlark[2] 5 – 29 Sep 66 Deployment of 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment from Vũng Tàu to Long Binh
Operation Medina[2] 10 – 20 Oct 67 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Battalion, 11th Marines and two battalions of the ARVN 1st Division in the Hai Lang Forest Reserve
Operation Menu[32] 18 Mar 69 – 28 May 70 US Strategic Air Command bombing of Cambodia
Operation Merino[33] 18 – 24 Jul 68 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance in force operation in Biên Hòa Province
Operation Mexicali[2] 13 Jun 66 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in Hậu Nghĩa Province
Operation Miami[2] 15 – 20 Apr 66 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division search and destroy operation in III Corps
Operation Middlesex Peak[2] 1 Mar – 1 Jul 71 196th Infantry Brigade, 198th Infantry Brigade and ARVN 2nd Divisionoperation in Quang Tin and Quảng Ngãi Provinces 463
Operation Midnight[34][35] 12 Aug 65 3rd Marines search and destroy mission about 10 miles northwest of Da Nang in Elephant Valley, Quảng Nam Province, I Corps 2
Operation Mingo[36][37] 3 – 7 Mar 68 1st Battalion, 1st Marines and 2nd Battalion 327th Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation along Route 527 towards the A Shau Valley 5
Operation Mississippi[2] 29 Nov – 7 Dec 66 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Nam Province
Operation Mobile[2] 25–28 May 66 17th Marines, ARVN 5th Regiment and VNMC 5th Battalion search and destroy operation in Quảng Ngãi Province
Operation Mokuliea[2] 14 – 22 Jul 66 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Bình Dương and Hậu Nghĩa Provinces
Operation Monroe[2] 23 – 27 Mar 66 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division search and destroy operation in III Corps
Operation Montana Mauler[2][38] 23 Mar – 3 Apr 69 3rd Marine Division, 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division and ARVN 2nd Regiment reconnaissance in force operation in the vicinity of Con Thien in Quảng Trị Province 571 21
Operation Montana Mustang[39] 8 Apr – 11 Jul 71 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division operation intended to locate and destroy enemy forces, eliminate VC infrastructure, conduct reaction/exploitation operations and assist in pacification and Vietnamization in Quảng Trị Province 91 57
Operation Montana Raider[40] 12 Apr – 14 May 69 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 in Tây Ninh Province 358
Operation Montana Scout[41] 29 Mar – 23 Jun 69 1st Cavalry Division operation along the southern frontier of War Zone "C" in Tây Ninh Province 1,570 284
Operation Monterey[2] 28 – 29 Sep 66 1st Battalion, 5th Marines and 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Tín Province
Operation Monterey II[2] 30 Sep – 3 Oct 66 1st Battalion, 5th Marines and 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines security operation in Quảng Tín Province
Operation Montgomery/Operation Lien Ket 40[2] 9–14 May 66 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines and VNMC 2nd & 5th Battalions security operation in Quảng Ngãi Province
Operation Montgomery Rendezvous[42] 8 Jun – 15 Aug 69 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division clear and search operation in the A Shau Valley, Thừa Thiên Province 393
Operation Morgan[2] 20–22 May 66 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines and 2nd Battalion, ARVN 4th Regiment search and destroy operation in Quảng Ngãi Province
Operation Morning Star[43] 19 – 27 Oct 62 ARVN operation to clear Tây Ninh Province
Operation Mosby I[2] (part of Operation Lincoln) 11 – 17 Apr 66 1/1 Cavalry 3/1 Cavalry and 5th Battalion, 14th Cavalry Regiment reconnaissance in force along Cambodian border in western Kon Tum and Pleiku Provinces
Operation Mosby II[2] 21 Apr – 3 May 66 2/1 Cavalry reconnaissance in force and interdiction of VC movement west of Route 14 in Kon Tum and Pleiku Provinces
Operation Muncie[44] 4 – 15 Feb 67 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment reconnaissance in force operations along Route 15 to Ba Ria and Route 2 from Ba Ria to Duc Thanh and Cam My
Operation Mundingburra[2][28] 14 Jul – 15 Aug 69 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) reconnaissance in force, ambush, patrolling and village security operation in Đất Đỏ and Long Điền Districts 10
Operation Murray Blue[2] 25 Sep – 12 Oct 70 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment operation in Bình Định Province
Operation Muscatine[2][45] 19 Dec 67-10 Jun 68 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, 11th Infantry Brigade and 198th Infantry Brigade operation in Quảng Ngãi Province 1,129 142
Operation Muscle Shoals[2] 8 Sep 67 – 1 Jun 68 Interim code name for Operation Igloo White
Operation Muskegon[2] 1 – 6 Jun 66 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Bình Dương Province
Operation Muskegon (USMC)[2] 6 Jun 66 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines search and destroy operation in I Corps
Operation Muskogee Meadows[2] 6 – 20 Apr 69 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines clear and search operation in Quảng Nam Province 162 16

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Operation Name Date Duration Description – location – Units VCNVA KIA's Allied KIA's
Operation Nantucket Beach[2][46] 20 Jul 69 – 8 Mar 71 198th Infantry Brigade and ARVN 2nd Division clear and search operation to secure the Batangan Peninsula in Quảng Ngãi Province 630
Operation Napa/Operation Lien Ket 56[2] 4 – 15 Sep 66 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines and 2nd, 3rd, 4th Battalions, ARVN 6th Regiment search and destroy operation in Quảng Tín Province
Operation Napier[2][20] 10 Jan – 10 Mar 70 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) cordon and search and reconnaissance and ambush operation around Ngãi Giao in Đồng Nai Province
Operation Napoleon[47] 5 Nov 67 – 29 Feb 68 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines and 1st Amphibian Tractor Battalion operation on the coast, north of the Cua Viet River in the Dong Ha area
Operation Napoleon Saline[2][48] 29 Feb – 9 Dec 68 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 in Quảng Trị Province 3495 353
Operation Napoleon Saline II[2][49] 1 Nov 68 – Feb 69 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
Operation Narasuan[50] 20 Oct 67 – 7 Apr 68 9th Infantry Division and Royal Thai Army Volunteer Regiment search and destroy operation in Biên Hòa Province
Operation Nathan[51] 13 Jul – 2 Aug 70 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment and 107th Field Battery series of reconnaissance and ambush and land clearing protection missions in the centre and south-west of Phước Tuy Province
Operation Nathan Hale[11][52] 19 Jun – 1 Jul 66 1st Cavalry Division and 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division operation in Phú Yên Province vicinity of Dong Tre and Tuy Hòa 459 62
Operation Navajo Warhorse I[2] 15 Dec 68 – 13 Feb 69 1st Cavalry Division operation in Hậu Nghĩa Province
Operation Navajo Warhorse II[2] 14 Feb – 28 Mar 69 1st Cavalry Division operation in Hậu Nghĩa Province
Operation Nebraska Rapids[2] 5 – 8 Sep 70 196th Infantry Brigade, 1st Marine Division and ARVN 2nd Division operation in Quảng Ngãi Province
Operation Neosho I[53] 1 Nov 67 – 20 Jan 68 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 26th Marines operation northwest of Huế 77 12
Operation Neosho II[54] 21 – 24 Jan 68 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
Operation Neppabunna[2] 15 Aug – 15 Sep 69 9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance in force and pacification operation in Đất Đỏ and Xuyên Mộc Districts in Phước Tuy Province
Operation Neutralize[2] 12 Sep – 31 Oct 67 USAF and US Navy operations against NVA artillery positions bombarding Con Thien
Operation Nevada/Operation Lien Ket 34[2] Apr 66 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, ARVN 2nd Division and VNMC search and destroy operation on the Batangan Peninsula, Quảng Ngãi Province 68 3
Operation Nevada Eagle[2] 17 May 68 – 28 Feb 69 101st Airborne Division, 1st Cavalry Division and 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division clear and search operation in central Thừa Thiên Province as follow-up to Operation Delaware 3,299 353
Operation New Castle[2] 21 – 25 Mar 67 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Nam Province
Operation New Life (1965)[55][56] 15 Nov 65 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division and 10th Division operation that moved all its combat unit by air to Vo Dat to prevent the rice harvest from falling into communist hands, Biên Hòa Province, III Corps
Operation New Life 3 Apr – 3 Sep 75 Resettlement of over 110,000 refugees from Indochina
Operation New Life 65[2] 21 Nov – 17 Dec 65 173rd Airborne Brigade search and destroy and rice harvest security operation in Bình Tuy Province
Operation New One[2] 21 – 27 Oct 65 173rd Airborne Brigade clear and secure operation in Bình Dương Province
Operation New York[11][57] 27 Feb – 3 Mar 66 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, and HMM-163 sweep operation east of Phu Bai in Thừa Thiên Province joining with ARVN Operation Thừa Thiên 177 122 15
Operation Newark[2] 18 – 30 Apr 67 1st Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation along the Song Be River in Biên Hòa and Bình Dương Provinces
Operation Niagara[2] 5 Jan – 8 Apr 68 USAF bombing around Khe Sanh Combat Base unknown
Operation Niagara (Cedar Falls)[58] 5 – 7 Jan 67 1st Infantry Division operation between the Thi Thanh River and Route 13 east of the Iron Triangle to place a blocking force for Operation Cedar Falls
Operation Niagara Falls[2] 4 – 7 Jan 67 173rd Airborne Brigade search and destroy operation in Bình Dương Province
Operation Nicoliet Bay[2] 7 – 13 Nov 68 1st Battalion, 13th Marines and 1st and 3rd Battalions, 26th Marines clear and search operation in Quảng Nam Province
Operation Night Bolt[59] Oct – Dec 67 US Navy plan to scuttle a submarine to block the Haiphong channel (Cua Nam Trieu)
Operation Noble Canyon[2] 22 Oct – 3 Nov 70 5th Marines clear and search operation in Quảng Nam Province
Operation Norfolk Victory[2][60] 8 – 19 Apr 68 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation in Nghĩa Hành District, Quảng Ngãi Province 43 5
Operation Norfolk Victory II[2] 19 – 29 Jun 68 3rd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment and ARVN 2nd Division clear and search operation in Quảng Ngãi Province
Operation Norton Falls[2] 29 Sep – 8 Nov 69 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division operation in Quảng Trị and Thừa Thiên Provinces to screen the deployment of the 4th Marines
Operation Norwalk[2] 19 – 29 Jun 68 1st Infantry Division security operation
Operation Nowra[2][61] 8 Aug – 6 Sep 68 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment defence of Bà Rịa and Long Điền District, Phước Tuy Province
Operation Nudgee[2][20] 20 Apr – 11 Jun 70 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC), 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, 8th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, A Squadron, 1st Armoured Regiment and B Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment reconnaissance and ambush operation in Xuyên Mộc and Đất Đỏ Districts 26 4
Operation Nutcracker[62] 28 Jul 69 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division operation against VC 268th Regiment

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Operation Name Date Duration Description – location – Units VCNVA KIA's Allied KIA's
Operation Oahu[2] 1 – 31 Aug 66 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Tây Ninh Province
Operation Oakland/Operation Lien Ket 46[2] 29 Jun – 1 Jul 66 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marines, 2nd Battalion, ARVN 5th Regiment ARVN 37th Ranger Battalion search and destroy operation in Quảng Ngãi Province
Operation Oakleigh[63] 15 Feb 68 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment cordon and search operation in Hoa Long, Long Hải 9
Operation Oceanside[2] 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division cordon and search operation in Biên Hòa Province
Operation Oh Jak Kyo I[2][64] 8 Mar – 18 Apr 67 Linkup of the ROK Capital Division and 9th Infantry Division tactical areas of responsibility in Phú Yên Province 831 23
Operation Ohio Rapids[2] 24 Jan – 28 Feb 69 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and ARVN 1st Division reconnaissance in force operation in Thừa Thiên Province
Operation Oklahoma Hills[2][65] 1 Mar – 29 May 69 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 southwest of Da Nang in Quảng Nam Province 596
Operation Oliver Wendell Holmes[2] 13 Sep – 2 Oct 66 1/1/ Cavalry, 2/1 Cavalry and ARVN 3rd Airborne Brigade search and destroy operation
Operation Olympa[2] 24 – 29 Mar 66 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Bình Dương Province
Operation Omaha[2] 20 – 22 Apr 66 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division search and destroy and road clearing operation on Route 13 between Chơn Thành District and Lai Khe
Operation Onslow[2] 15 – 17 Oct 67 1st Battalion, 5th Marines and ARVN 2nd Ranger Battalion search and destroy operation in Quảng Nam Province
Operation Orange[66] 1 – 11 Apr 66 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines search and destroy operation near Thuong Guc, 40 km southwest of Da Nang in Quảng Nam Province 57 18
Operation Oregon[2] 20 – 23 Mar 66 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines and 1st Battalion, 4th Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Trị Province
Operation Oregon (1967)[2] 8 – 30 Apr 67 Movement of units from III Corps to I Corps
Operation Osage[2] 27 Apr – 2 May 66 SLF 1st Battalion, 5th Marines rice harvest security operation in Thừa Thiên Province
Operation Osceola[2][53] 20 Oct 67 – 20 Jan 68 1st Battalion, 1st Marines and 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines search and destroy operation in Hải Lăng Forest, Quảng Trị Province 76 17
Operation Osceola II[2][67] 21 Jan – 16 Feb 68 1st Battalion, 1st Marines and 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Trị Province 24 2
Operation Otsego[2] 18 – 20 Apr Apr 66 1st Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Bình Dương Province
Operation Ottawa[2] 20 – 22 Aug 66 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines search and destroy operation in Thừa Thiên Province
Operation Overland[68] 2 – 10 Apr 69 9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance in force operation on the border of Biên Hòa Province, Long Khánh Province and Phước Tuy Province
Operation Overlander[68] 11 – 15 Apr 69 9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance in force operation in Biên Hòa Province
Operation Overlord[33] 6 – 7 Jun 71 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment pacification operation in Long Khánh Province
Operation Owen Mesa[2] 25 Sep – 14 Oct 68 3rd Battalion, 26th Marines clear and search operation in Quảng Nam and Thừa Thiên Provinces
Operation Ox Trail[2] 3 – 7 Dec 65 2/1 Cavalry and 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment search and destroy operation in Bình Định Province

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Operation Name Date Duration Description – location – Units VCNVA KIA's Allied KIA's
Operation Paddington[2] 7 – 14 Jul 67 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, V Co. Royal New Zealand Infantry,[69] 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment; 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 9th Infantry Division and ARVN search and destroy operation in Phước Tuy Province
Operation Paddy Bridge[2] 14 – 16 Feb 66 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in Hậu Nghĩa Province
Operation Palestine[2] 18 – 19 Mar 66 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division security operation in III Corps
Operation Palm Beach[70] 6 Jan – 31 May 67 3rd Brigade, 9th Infantry Division, 3rd Battalion 39th Infantry and 2nd and 3rd Battalions, 60th Infantry search and destroy operation and establishment of a base camp at Dong Tam, in Dinh Tuong Province, IV Corps 570 149
Operation Park Silver[2] 1 Mar – 17 Nov 70 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment and 2nd Battalion 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment security operation in Pleiku Province. Later redesignated Operation Hancock Dragon
Operation Patio[2] 1 Apr – 31 May 70 Covert USAF aerial interdiction of eastern Cambodia
Operation Patrick[2] 1 – 31 Mar 68 3rd Brigade 4th Infantry Division search and destroy and cordon and search operation in Bình Định Province
Operation Paul Bunyan[2] 19 Jul – 11 Sep 67 1st Infantry Division land clearing operation 3
Operation Paul Revere/Operation Than Phong 14[2][11] 10 May – 31 Jul 66 3rd Brigade 25th Infantry Division, 1 Battalion from the 2/1 Cavalry, Troop B, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2 ROKA Battalions and 2 ARVN Battalions border screening, area-control operation in Darlac and Pleiku Provinces which thwarts a VC monsoon season offensive in II Corps 546 63 US, 16 ARVN
Operation Paul Revere II[2][71] 1 – 25 Aug 66 3rd Brigade 25th Infantry Division, 2/1 Cavalry, 3/1 Cavalry, ROKA, ARVN 23rd Division and ARVN 3rd Airborne Brigade search and clear operation in Pleiku Province 809 94
Operation Paul Revere III[2][72] 10 May – 31 Jul 66 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, 2nd and 3rd Brigades 25th Infantry Division and 3/1 Cavalry operation 26 km west of Pleiku
Operation Paul Revere IV[73] 18 Oct – 30 Dec 66 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, 2nd and 3rd Brigades, 25th Infantry Division and 2/1 Cavalry search and destroy operation along the Cambodian border in western II Corps 977 110
Operation Pawnee[2] 26 Aug – 6 Sep 66 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines search and destroy operation in Thừa Thiên Province
Operation Pawnee II[2] 8 – 14 Sep 66 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines search and destroy operation in Thừa Thiên Province
Operation Pawnee III[2] 29 Oct – 24 Dec 66 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines search and destroy operation in Thừa Thiên Province
Operation Pecos[2] 20 – 27 Jul 67 1st Battalion, 7th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 11th Marines search and destroy operation in "Happy Valley" Quảng Nam Province
Operation Pegasus/Operation Lam Son 207[2][74] 1 – 15 Apr 68 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 in Quảng Trị Province 1100+ (est) 144
Operation Pennsylvania Square[2] 26 Jun 70 – 1 Mar 71 198th Infantry Brigade clear and search operation in Quảng Tín Province
Operation People's Road[2] 17 Mar – 21 May 68 9th Infantry Division security operation for repair of Route 4 between Cat Lay and Mỹ Tho
Operation Perry[2] 23 – 27 Mar 67 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Ngãi Province
Operation Pershing[75][76] 12 Feb 67 – 19 Jan 68 1st Cavalry Division, 3rd Brigade 25th Infantry Division, ROK Capital Division and ARVN 22nd Division operation in Bình Định and Quảng Ngãi Provinces against the NVA 610th Division and VC units 5401
Operation Pershing II[2][77] 22 Jan – 29 Feb 68 2/1 Cavalry and 4th Infantry Division operation in Bình Định and Quảng Ngãi Provinces 614 156
Operation Petrie[2] 29 Jun – 13 Jul 70 8th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance and ambush operation in Phước Tuy Province
Operation Phoenix[2] 26 Feb – 1 Mar 66 173rd Airborne Brigade search and destroy operation in Biên Hòa Province
Operation Phoenix[78] 67–72 CIA-organized assassination campaign against Vietcong cadres in South Vietnam
Operation Phoi Hop[79] 7 – 19 Apr 70 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment operation aimed at denying the enemy entry into the villages of Hoa Long, Suối Nghê, Duc My and Bình Ba 11
Operation Phu Vang I[2][80] 27 – 29 Sep 68 1st and 2nd Brigades, 101st Airborne Division and ARVN 54th Regiment search and destroy operation in Thừa Thiên Province
Operation Phu Vang III[2] 25 Oct – 6 Nov 68 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and ARVN 54th Regiment clear and search operation in Thừa Thiên Province
Operation Phu Vang IV[2] 11 Dec 68 – 9 Jan 69 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and ARVN 54th Regiment clear and search operation in Thừa Thiên Province
Operation Phu Yen 7[81] Oct 65 ARVN rice harvest operation near Tuy Hòa
Operation Picken's Forest[2] 15 Jul – 24 Aug 70 1st Battalion, 7th Marines and 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines clear and search operation near Song Thu Bon valley in Quảng Nam Province
Operation Pickett[2] 6 Dec 66 – 19 Jan 67 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division search and destroy operation in Kon Tum Province
Operation Piedmont Swift[2] 24 – 30 Nov 68 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division clear and search operation in Hậu Nghĩa Province
Operation Pierce Arrow[82] 5 Aug 64 US Navy airstrikes against North Vietnamese torpedo boat bases and POL facilities in response to the Gulf of Tonkin Incident 1
Operation Pike[2] 1 – 3 Aug 67 1st Marine Division search and destroy operation in Quảng Nam and Quảng Tín Province
Operation Pimlico[51] 1 – 2 Oct 70 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) operation with support of 107th Field Battery, a search-and-ambush mission carried out in cooperation with a contingent of troops from Thailand
Operation Pink Rose[83] 11 Aug 66 – Apr 67 ARPA, US Forest Service and USAF operational testing of techniques to dry out and start forest fires in Tây Ninh and Phước Long Provinces
Operation Pinnaroo[84] 27 Feb – mid Apr 68 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 in Phước Tuy Province 21
Operation Pioneer[2] 26 Sep – 4 Oct 68 1st Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation in Quảng Trị Province
Operation Pioneer I[2] 17 Jan – 18 Jan 66 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in Biên Hòa Province
Operation Pioneer II[2] 24 – 26 Jan 66 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Biên Hòa Province
Operation Pipestone Canyon[2][85] 26 May – 7 Nov 69 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Battlaion, 26th Marines and ROK 2nd Marine Brigade clear and search operation in Quảng Nam Province centered approximately 13 km west of Hội An 852 71
Operation Piranha[86][87] 7 – 10 Sep 65 BLT 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines and 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines and ARVN 2d Battalion, 4th Regiment and 3rd Vietnamese Marine Battalion operations on the Batangan Peninsula and An Ky Peninsula aimed at the remnants of the 1st VC Regiment, to shut down reported places of entry for a VC network of seaborne infiltration 183 2 Marines, 5 ARVN
Operation Pitt[2] 5 – 12 Dec 67 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Nam Province
Operation Pittsburg[2] 25 Feb – 2 Mar 67 1st Brigade, 9th Infantry Division spoiling attacks to locate and disrupt VC activity in Biên Hòa Province
Operation Plateau[2] 30 Apr – 4 May 70 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division operation in Bình Định Province
Operation Platte Canyon[2] 30 Apr – 4 May 70 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, 7th Cavalry Regiment and ARVN 54th Regiment reconnaissance in force in the Ruong Ruong Valley south of Phu Bai
Operation Platypus[2] 29 Jul – 13 Aug 68 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance in force in the Hat Dich area of Phước Tuy Province
Operation Platypus (1969)[2][28] 1 – 14 Aug 69 B Squadron, 1st Armoured Regiment interdiction of VC movement across Route 15 in Phước Tuy Province
Operation Pochahontas Forest[2] 5 Jul – 3 Aug 68 196th Infantry Brigade, 5th Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, 26th Marines and ARVN 5th Regiment clear and search operation in Hiệp Đức Valley in Quảng Nam and Quảng Trị Provinces
Operation Pocket Money[88] 8 May 72 Mining of Haiphong Harbour by A-7 Corsair IIs and A-6 Intruders from the USS Coral Sea (CV-43)
Operation Pole Star[2] 23 Aug – 23 Sep 66 ROK 2nd Marine Brigade clear and search operation in Bình Sơn District, Quảng Ngãi Province
Operation Popeye[89] 20 Mar 67 – 5 Jul 72 USAF cloud-seeding operation over the Ho Chi Minh Trail
Operation Portsea[2][90] 20 Mar – 17 Apr 67 1st Brigade, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, ARVN 43rd Regiment and ARVN 35th Ranger Battalion search and destroy operation in Phước Tuy Province
Operation Prairie[2][91] 3 Aug – 31 Jan 67 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines and 1st and 3rd Battalions, 26th Marines search and destroy operation against the 324B NVA Division in the hills at Con Thien/Gio Linh areas south of the DMZ at Mutter's Ridge, the Razorback, Hill 400, Hill 484 and The Rockpile 1397 200
Operation Prairie II[2][92] 1 Feb – 18 Mar 67 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines and 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines search and destroy operation in the DMZ area, around Con Thien and Gio Linh, to prevent the 324B NVA Division from entering Quảng Trị Province 693 129
Operation Prairie III[2][93] 19 Mar – 19 Apr 67 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines and 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines search and destroy operations along the DMZ against the NVA 324B and 341st Divisions
Operation Prairie IV[94][95] 20 Apr – 17 May 67 Continuation of Operation Hickory southwest of Con Thien, northern Leatherneck Square 505 164
Operation Prairie V[2] 19 Apr – 31 May 67 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines 1st 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 destroy operation in Quảng Trị Province
Operation Prek Ta[96] early 72 FANK and ARVN operation against NVA
Operation Project Delta[97] 1 Oct 64 – 30 Jun 70 Project DELTA operated country-wide under the direction of MACV as approved by the South Vietnamese Joint General Staff
Operation Project Shining Brass[98][99] 1 Sep 65 A series of cross-border reconnaissance and intelligence operations conducted by mixed Special Forces and LLDB teams to counter NVA infiltration through Laos into South Vietnam. Shining Brass was renamed Prairie Fire in 1968 and finally Phu Dung on 8 April 1971.
Operation Providence[2] 17–21 May 66 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division search and destroy and route security operation from Tân Uyên District to Phuoc Vinh
Operation Puckapunyal[2][90] 26 Apr – 1 May 67 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment supported by the 1st Brigade, RNZA 161 Battery search and destroy operation in Phước Tuy Province
Operation Pulaski[2] 23 – 27 Feb 67 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Nam Province
Operation Purple Martin[2] 27 Feb – 8 May 69 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines clear and search operation in Quảng Trị Province – originally Operation Massachusetts Bay
Operation Putnam Cougar[2] 21 Sep – 28 Oct 69 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division clear and search operation in Bình Định Province
Operation Putnam Panther[2] 31 Jan – 16 Jun 69 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 in Kon Tum Province
Operation Putnam Paragon[2] 18 May – 12 Oct 70 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division clear and search operation in Bình Định Province
Operation Putnam Power[2] 18 Jan – 7 Feb 70 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment and 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment clear and search operation in Bình Định Province
Operation Putnam Shark[2] 30 Jan – 11 Mar 70 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment and 1st and 2nd Battalions, 35th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation in Bình Định Province
Operation Putnam Tiger[100][101] 22 Apr – 22 Sep 69 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 in Kon Tum and Pleiku Provinces 563 435
Operation Putnam Valley[2] 12 – 24 Oct 70 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment operation in Bình Định Province
Operation Putnam Wildcat[2] 1 Nov 69 – 18 Jan 70 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment and 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment clear and search operation in Bình Định Province

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Operation Name Date Duration Description – location – Units VCNVA KIA's Allied KIA's
Operation Quang Dien[11] 18 – 20 Aug 66 ARVN search and clear operation in Thừa Thiên Province 100 21
Operation Quảng Nam[2] 27 Feb – 20 Jun 69 ARVN 1st Ranger Group operation in Quảng Nam Province 688
Operation Quảng Ngãi[102] 14 – 16 Jul 64 ARVN operation 14 km west-northwest of Son Tinh, Quảng Ngãi Province
Operation Queanbeyan[103][104] 17 – 26 Oct 66 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment search and destroy operation in AO Gold, a 14 square km area including Nui Thi Vai and the region north and west of it, Phước Tuy Province
Operation Quick Draw[2] 2 – 4 Oct 65 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Ngãi Province
Operation Quick Hop/Operation Tyler[2] 13 – 17 Jan 66 2nd Battalion, 327th AirborneInfantry Regiment search and destroy operation in Bình Thuận Province
Operation Quick Kick[2] 10 – 22 Dec 65 1/1 Cavalry security operation in Pleiku and Kon Tum Provinces
Operation Quick Kick[2] 3 – 8 Jan 66 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Bình Dương Province
Operation Quick Kick II[2] 11 – 14 Jan 66 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Bình Dương Province
Operation Quick Kick III[105] 24 – 26 Jan 66 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Bình Dương Province, about 30 miles north of Saigon
Operation Quick Kick IV[2] 3 – 9 Feb 66 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Bình Dương Province
Operation Quicksilver[2] 4 – 21 Dec 67 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment highway security operation between Bến Cát District and Phuoc Vinh for movement of the 101st Airborne Division
Operation Quin Thang 165 (Ramrod)[106] 25 Aug – 10 Sep 65 ARVN road clearing operation. 21st TASS FAC's from Qui Nhơn directed fifty A-1E strikes, four F-100 strikes and one B-57 strike, against constant ground fire, ambushes and automatic weapons fire for sixteen days
Operation Quintus Thrust[107] 1 – 9 Mar 69 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance in force west of Nui Dat 11 3
Operation Quyet Chien[108] 17 Jul 68 – 4 Mar 69 ARVN 7th Division, ARVN 9th Division, 21st ARVN Division and 9th Infantry Division operation in Kiên Giang Province, IV Corps, U Minh Forest 2,248 131
Operation Quyet Thang[109] (Resolve To Win)[110] 11 Mar – 7 Apr 68 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 in the Saigon area and 5 surrounding provinces 2658 79 US
Operation Quyet Thang II[2] 1 Jan – 31 Dec 69 ARVN 7th Division, 9th Division and 21st Division clear and search operations in IV Corps 37,874
Operation Quyet Thang 21/38[2] 29 Sep – 31 Dec 69 ARVN 32nd Regiment operation in An Xuyen Province 721
Operation Quyet Thang 22[2] 24 Feb – 10 Mar 69 ARVN 2nd Division operation in Quảng Ngãi Province 777
Operation Quyet Thang 25[2] 20 – 31 Mar 69 ARVN 4th Regiment operation in Quảng Ngãi Province 592
Operation Quyet Thang 172[111] 1 – 2 Nov 65 ARVN 22nd Division, 1st Aviation Battalion, 52nd Aviation Battalion, 119th Aviation, and the Marine Helicopter Squadron from Qui Nhơn operation to secure the rice rich Tuy Hòa Valley in Phú Yên Province
Operation Quyet Thang 184[11][66] 14 – 16 Apr 66 ARVN 2nd Division operation in Quảng Ngãi Province 206 11
Operation Quyet Thang 202[112] (Do Xa Campaign) 27 Apr – 27 May 64 ARVN 2nd Corps campaign against the VC Do Xa sanctuary on the border of Quảng Ngãi and Kon Tum Provinces 62 23
Operation Quyet Thang 208[113] 4 May – 29 Jun 71 ARVN 2nd Division and 71st Assault Helicopter Companyoperation in Quang Tin, Quảng Ngãi and Kon Tum Provinces
Operation Quyet Thang 296[11] 30 May 66 ARVN operation in Quảng Tín Province 100 2
Operation Quyet Thang 303[114] 31 May 64 ARVN operation 40 km northeast of Toumorong in Kon Tum Province
Operation Quyet Thang 404[115] 16 Jun – 12 Jul 64 ARVN operation in Phú Yên Province
Operation Quyet Thang 512[116] 31 Mar 65 ARVN 5th Airborne Battalion, MAG-16, HMM-163 and HMM-162 air assault near Tam Ky 40 km south of Da Nang in Quảng Tín Province 2 US
Operation Quyet Thang 606[117] 17 Aug 64 ARVN operation 43 km northwest of Cheo Reo, Phu Bon Province

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Operation Name Date Duration Description – location – Units VCNVA KIA's Allied KIA's
Operation Rabbit Hunt[2] 27 Nov 65 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in Bình Dương Province
Operation Rain Dance[2] 17 Mar 69 USAF air support for Royal Lao Army counteroffensive on the Plain of Jars
Operation Ranch Hand[118] 62 – May 71 US spraying of herbicides (including Agent Orange) by aircraft and ground forces
Operation Randolph Glen[2][119] 7 Dec 69 – 31 Mar 70 101st Airborne Division and ARVN 1st Division clear and search operation on edge of populated lowlands in eastern Thừa Thiên Province 670
Operation Ranger I[2] 19 Oct 65 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in Bình Dương Province
Operation Ransom Raider[2] 24 – 28 Nov 69 199th Infantry Brigade and ARVN 18th Division clear and search operation in Long Khánh Province
Operation Rawlings Valley[2] 16 – 24 Dec 68 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division clear and search operation in Thừa Thiên Province
Operation Reaction[2] 29 Feb – 1 Mar 68 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation
Operation Rebel Rouser[2] 31 Dec 65 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division road clearing and security operation on Route 13 in Bình Dương Province
Operation Reconstruction[2] Feb 66 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, ROK 2nd Marine Brigade and ARVN 47th Regiment search and destroy operation south of Tuy Hòa Phú Yên Province
Operation Red Ball IV[2] 15 – 19 Jan 66 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division resupply operation in III Corps
Operation Red Ball V[2] 28 Jan – 1 Feb 66 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division resupply operation in Bình Dương Province
Operation Red Ball VI[2] 3 – 6 Mar 66 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division route security for resupply convoys in Biên Hòa and Bình Dương Provinces
Operation Red Ball VII[2] 27 Mar – 1 Apr 66 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in III Corps
Operation Red One[2] 29 Sep – 25 Oct 65 2nd Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment search and destroy and area security operation in Biên Hòa Province
Operation Red Snapper[120] 22 – 25 Oct 65 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines and 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines and two ARVN Battalions, one ARVN Ranger Battalion, and four Regional Force/Popular Force companies operation on the Phu Gia Peninsula 36 km north of Da Nang 7
Operation Remagen[2] 16 Mar – 29 Apr 69 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division reconnaissance in force in Quảng Trị Province
Operation Reno[2] 30 May – 8 Jun 66 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines reconnaissance in force in the vicinity of Dong Ha, Quảng Trị Province
Operation Reno I[2] 30 May – 6 Jun 66 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division search and destroy operation in III Corps
Operation Renmark[121] 18 – 22 Feb 67 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment search and destroy operation into the VC stronghold of the Long Hải hills 1
Operation Republic Square[2] 28 Sep – 6 Dec 69 101st Airborne Division clear and search operation in Quảng Trị and Thừa Thiên Provinces
Operation Retriever I[2] 18 – 20 Jan 66 173rd Airborne Brigade search and destroy operation in Binh Hoa and Bình Dương Provinces
Operation Retriever II[2] 24 – 30 Jan 66 173rd Airborne Brigade search and destroy operation in Binh Hoa and Bình Dương Provinces
Operation Revenger[2] 24 Oct 65 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in Bình Dương Province
Operation Reynella[2] 8 May – 15 Jun 69 9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment pacification operation in Phước Tuy Province
Operation Rhino[2] 19 – 23 Jun 67 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment search and destroy operation
Operation Rice[2][122] 18 Apr – 17 May 68 1st and 3rd Battalion 26th Marines and 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry Regiment operation in Quảng Trị and Thừa Thiên Provinces 21
Operation Rice Farmer[2][123] 1 Jan – 31 Aug 69 9th Infantry Division and ARVN 5th Regiment operation in Dinh Tuong, Kien Tuong and Kien Hoa Provinces 1,860
Operation Rich[2][19] 23 – 27 Oct 68 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division combined arms assault near the Bến Hải River in the DMZ, Quảng Trị Province 308 212
Operation Richland Square[2] 14 Aug – 28 Sep 69 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and ARVN 3rd Regiment clear and search operation in the A Shau and Đa Krông Valliesin Quảng Trị and Thừa Thiên Provinces
Operation Richmond[2][44] 22 – 28 Sep 67 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment engineering security operation along Route 20 in Long Khánh Province
Operation Riley[2] 3 Jul 67 – 7 Apr 68 1st Brigade, 9th Infantry Division and Royal Thai Army Volunteer regiment search and destroy operation in Biên Hòa and Long Khánh Provinces
Operation Riley II[2] 27 Aug – 18 Sep 67 1st Brigade, 9th Infantry Division and 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry Regiment search and destroy operation in Biên Hòa and Phước Tuy Provinces
Operation Rio Blanco/Operation Lien Ket 70[2] 20 – 27 Nov 66 1st Battalion, 7th Marines and ARVN search and destroy operation in Quảng Ngãi Province
Operation Rio Grande/Operation Lien Ket 81[2] 20 – 27 Nov 66 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, ROK 2nd Marine Brigade and ARVN 2nd Division search and destroy operation in Quảng Ngãi Province
Operation Ripley Center[2] 13 – 31 Aug 70 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines clear and search operation in Quảng Nam Province
Operation River Raider[2] 16 Feb – 20 Mar 67 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in the Rung Sat Special Zone
Operation Riviera[2] 30 Nov – 1 Dec 65 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in Bình Dương Province
Operation Road Runner[2] 10 – 15 Nov 65 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division road clearing and security operation along Route 13, north of Bến Cát District in Bình Dương Province
Operation Road Runner II[2] 18 Nov 65 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division security operation in Bình Dương Province
Operation Road Runner III[2] 20 Nov 65 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division security operation in Bình Dương Province
Operation Road Runner IV[2] 22 Nov 65 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division security operation in Bình Dương Province
Operation Road Runner VI[2] 7 – 11 Feb 66 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division road clearing and security operation along Route 13, north of Bến Cát District in Bình Dương Province
Operation Roadside[124] 13–22 May 69 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance operations around Xuan Loc to prevent attacks by VC 5th Division on Long Binh base 1
Operation Robertson White[2] 1 – 9 Jun 70 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment security operation
Operation Robin[2][125] 11 – 16 Oct 66 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and 173rd Airborne Brigade operation to receive the 3d Brigade, 4th Infantry Division at the ports of Saigon and Vũng Tàu, and to safeguard the transport to, and initial occupation of, the designated brigade base camp at Ben Cat in Bình Dương Province. A full examination of the area was cut short as 5RAR was required for road security on Route 15 while the 196th Infantry Brigade moved from Vũng Tàu to Long Binh
Operation Robin North/Robin South[126] 28 May – 19 Jun 68 US 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 725
Operation Rock[127] 6 – 10 Mar 68 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 the battalion's base at An Hoa 35 3
Operation Rock Crusher[128] 29 Apr 70 ARVN operation in the Parrot's Beak area, is directed against NVA and Vietcong forces deployed in Cambodia with U.S. air, artillery and logistic support
Operation Rocket[2] 5 – 7 Jun 67 1st Brigade, 9th Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Biên Hòa Province
Operation Rolling Stone[129] 11 Feb – 2 Mar 66 1st Infantry Brigade, 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and the New Zealand artillery combined search and destroy, road repair, and pacification operation 30 km northwest of Bien Hoa Air Base in Bình Dương Province 154 11 US
Operation Rolling Thunder[130] 2 Mar 65 – 1 Nov 68 USAF, U.S. Navy and VNAF sustained and escalating bombing campaign of North Vietnam to destroy military infrastructure, interdict supply routes and undermine the North's willingness to continue the war 20,000 est. 835
Operation Rose[2] 11 – 30 Nov 67 3rd Battalion, 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in Bình Thuận and Ninh Thuận Provinces
Operation Ross[2] 14 Oct – 30 Nov 69 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) ambush and reconnaissance operation in Phước Tuy Province
Operation Roundhouse[2] 4 – 9 Feb 66 173rd Airborne Brigade and 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment search and destroy operation in Biên Hòa and Bình Dương Provinces
Operation Rush[2] 5 – 9 Aug 67 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 4th Battalion, 12th Marines and 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines search and destroy operation in Thừa Thiên Province
Operation Russell Beach[2][131] 15 – 20 Jan 69 198th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Battalion, 26 Marines and ARVN joint operation on the Batangan Peninsula in Quảng Tín Province, 32 km southeast of Chu Lai to remove Vietnamese refugees from the area before pushing forward to root out VC troops and fortifications

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Operation Name Date Duration Description – location – Units VCNVA KIA's Allied KIA's
Operation Sabine Draw[2] 27 Oct – 1 Nov 68 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines clear and search operation in Quảng Nam Province
Operation Salem[2] 13 – 17 Mar 66 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in III Corps
Operation Saline[2][132] 30 Jan – 28 Feb 68 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
Operation Sam Houston[2][133] 1 Jan – 5 Apr 67 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division and 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division search and destroy and border surveillance operation in Pleiku and Kon Tum Provinces; follow-up to Operation Paul Revere IV 733 169
Operation San Angelo[2] 15 Jan – 9 Feb 68 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division search and destroy operation in Quang Duc and Phước Long Provinces
Operation San Francisco[2] 16 – 17 Mar 68 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division search and destroy operation in III Corps
Operation Santa Cruz[2] 19 – 22 Dec 66 1st Infantry Division cordon and search operation in Bình Dương Province
Operation Santa Fe (1966)[2] 13 Jun – 4 Jul 66 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in Hậu Nghĩa Province
Operation Santa Fe (1967)[2] 27 Oct – 18 Nov 67 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and A Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment search and destroy operation in Phước Tuy Province
Operation Santa Fe (1967-68)[2][44] 2 Nov 67 – 5 Jan 68 1st Brigade, 9th Infantry Division, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and ARVN 2nd Battalion, 43rd Infantry Regiment operations to open Route 1 from Gia Ray to Ham Tan 8
Operation Saratoga[2][134] 8 Dec 67- 11 Mar 68 25th Infantry Division operation along the Cambodian border in Bình Dương, Già Dinh, Hậu Nghĩa, and Tây Ninh Provinces 3,862 215
Operation Saturate[2] 5 Oct – 4 Dec 69 101st Airborne Division and ARVN 54th Regiment clear and search operation in Thừa Thiên Province
Operation Sayonara[2] 28 Sep – 13 Nov 65 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines area and route security operation to cover the deployment of the ROK Capital Division in Qui Nhơn, Bình Định Province
Operation Scalping Mustang[2] 17 – 20 Dec 65 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment search and destroy operation in Bình Định Province
Operation Sceptre[2] 29 Sep – 6 Oct 68 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) reconnaissance in force operation near Ap Sui Nghe in Phước Tuy Province
Operation Scotland[2][135] 1 Nov 67 – 31 Mar 68 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 1st Battalion, 13th Marines and 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalions, 26th Marines operations in the westernmost portion of Quảng Trị Province centered on the Khe Sanh area (including the Battle of Khe Sanh). The operation terminates with commencement of Operation Pegasus 1631 204
Operation Scrotum II[2][135] 15 Apr 68 – 28 Feb 69 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 3,304 435
Operation Sea Dragon 25 Oct 66 – 31 Oct 68 US Navy interdiction of sea lines of communication and supply from North Vietnam to South Vietnam 5
Operation Sea Float/Solid Anchor/Tran Hung Dao III[136][137][138][139] 26 Jun 69 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
Operation Sea Tiger[140] Feb 69 – May 70 US Navy Swift Boats operation to clear and keep open the Cua Dai river for commercial and fishing activities
Operation Seahawk[141] 72 US search and rescue operations in the Gulf of Tonkin, on the gun line off the coast, coming under enemy fire on 15 occasions
Operation Sealords[142] 8 Oct 68 – 1 Apr 71 or 72 US Navy and South Vietnamese Navy interdiction campaign in the Mekong Delta to disrupt North Vietnamese supply lines in and around the delta
Operation Seamont[2] 4 – 30 Aug 66 26th Marines search and destroy operation on Phú Quốc Island
Operation Search Turn[143] 2 – 7 Nov 68 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 219
Operation Searcy[2] 31 Jan – 9 Feb 67 1st Infantry Division search and destroy operation in III Corps
Operation Seaside[2] 8 Sep 66 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Nam Province
Operation Settlement[2] 16 Oct – 1 Nov 65 2/1 Cavalry security operation on Route 19 in Bình Định Province
Operation Seward[11][144] 4 Sep – 25 Oct 66 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and 1st battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment search and destroy and security operation in Phú Yên Province 347 27
Operation Seymour[2] 28 – 31 Jan 67 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment search and destroy operation in the Nui Dinh hills in Phước Tuy Province
Operation Shasta[2] 5 – 19 Nov 66 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines and 1st Battalion, 26th Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Nam Province
Operation Shasta II[2] 19 – 21 Dec 66 1st Battalion, 1st Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Nam Province
Operation Shawnee[2] 21 Apr – 21 May 67 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines and 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines search and destroy operation in Thừa Thiên Province
Operation Shelbyville[2] 22 – 29 Sep 67 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines and 1st Battalion, 11th Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Nam Province
Operation Shenandoah I[145] 17 Oct – 1 Nov 67 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division road-runner operation in the Lai KheAn LocDầu Tiếng area 97
Operation Shenandoah II[146] 27 Sep – 19 Nov 67 1st Infantry Division operations in Binh Guong Province that extended to include the Loc Ninh area of Bình Long Province after NVA/VC attacks on Loc Ninh on 29 October 1967 956 5
Operation Sheridan Sabre[2][147] 16 Nov 68 – 12 Mar 69 2/1 Cavalry, 3/1 Cavalry, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and ARVN 36th Regiment screening operation to prevent NVA infiltration into Bình Long Province 2898 219
Operation Sherman Peak[2][148] 29 Jan – 9 Feb 69 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and ARVN 1st Division clear and search operation north of the A Shau Valley in Quảng Trị Province 1
Operation Shining Brass/Prairie Fire/Phu Dung[2][149][150] 1 Sep 65 – 1 Mar 67 A series of cross-border MACV-SOG reconnaissance and intelligence operations conducted by mixed US and Montagnard teams, aimed at countering NVA infiltration through Laos into South Vietnam, performing B-52 bomb damage assessment, and controlling airstrikes
Operation Shiny Bayonet[2][151] 10 – 12 Oct 65 1st Cavalry Division and Republic of Vietnam Marine Corps operation in the Saui Ca River near An Khê in Bình Định Province to trap elements of the NVA 325th Division
Operation Short Fuse[2] 12 – 25 Jan 66 2/1 Cavalry search and destroy operation in Tây Ninh Province
Operation Show Low[2] 5 – 13 Mar 68 4th Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment and ARVN 2nd Division search and destroy operation in Quảng Ngãi Province
Operation Sierra[2] 12 Dec 66 – 21 Jan 67 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Ngãi Province
Operation Silver Bayonet[152] 23 Oct – 20 Nov 65 1st Cavalry Division and a large ARVN force combined operation in Ia Drang Valley of Pleiku Province to seek out and destroy the NVA 32d, 33rd, and 66th regiments concentrated in western Pleiku 1,771 240
Operation Silver Bayonet II[2] 20 – 26 Nov 65 2/1 Cavalry search and destroy operation in the Plei Me area in Pleiku Province
Operation Silver City[2][11] 7 – 24 Mar 66 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, 173rd Airborne Brigade, 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and ARVN 10th Division search and destroy operation along the Song Be River in the Bình Dương Province/Long Khánh Province border area. Major enemy unit encountered is the VC 271st Main Force Regiment 336 107
Operation Silver Lake[2] 7 – 19 Jan 67 3rd Brigade, 9th Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Biên Hòa and Long Khánh Provinces
Operation Sioux City[153][154] 15 Sep – 9 Oct 66 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team search and destroy operation in the Xom Cat, Biên Hòa Province
Operation Skysweep[2] 1 Jan – 31 Mar 69 1st Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment clear and search operation
Operation Smash[155][156] 17 – 22 Dec 65 173rd Airborne Brigade and 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division search and destroy operation in the Courtenay Rubber Plantation, Biên Hòa Province 73
Operation Smithfield[157][158] 16 – 18 Aug 66 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment operation in response to VC mortar fire developed into a battle against the VC 275th Regiment at Long Tan 245 18
Operation Snack[159] 70 Third phase of Operation Menu
Operation Somerset Plain/Operation Lam Son 246[2] 4 – 20 Aug 68 101st Airborne Division, 1st Cavalry Division and ARVN 1st Regiment search and destroy operation in the A Shau Valley, Thừa Thiên Province
Operation Song Ve 6[2] 22 – 24 Nov 65 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 3rd VNMC Battalion and ARVN 11th and 37th Ranger Battalions operation in Quảng Ngãi Province
Operation Spearhead[2][160] Apr – 11 May 67 4th Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment and TF 117 search and destroy operation in the Rung Sat Special Zone
Operation Speedy Express[161] 1 Dec 68 – 11 May 69 9th Infantry Division and ARVN 7th Division operation in Kien Hoa and Vĩnh Bình Provinces to prevent Vietcong units from interfering with pacification efforts, interdict lines of communication and deny them the use of base areas 10,889 40
Operation Spokane Rapids[2] 20 Feb – 3 Mar 69 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division operation
Operation Spragins White[2] 11 Nov – 30 Dec 69 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Regiment and 3rd Battalion, 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment in Darlac Province
Operation Spread Out[2] Oct 65 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines search and destroy operation in Vân Canh Valley, Bình Định Province
Operation Springfield[2] 6 – 26 Jul 66 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in III Corps
Operation Springfield II[2] 26 Jul – 1 Aug 66 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in III Corps
Operation Stable[2] 10 Aug – 10 Oct 66 1st Logistical Command movement of the ROK 9th Division from Nha Trang to Tuy Hòa
Operation Stable Door[160] Nov 66 – Jan 70 US Navy Defence of allied shipping against VC attacks
Operation Stafford[2] 17 Apr – 1 May 69 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) reconnaissance in force operation in Phước Tuy Province
Operation Stark[2] 22 Jan – 2 Feb 67 Special Forces Detachment B-50 Project OMEGA operation in II Corps
Operation Starlite/Operation Starlight[162][163] 17 – 24 Aug 65 2nd Battalion 4th Marines, 3rd Battalion 4th Marines, 3rd Battalion 3rd Marines and 3rd Battalion 7th Marines operation at Van Tuong peninsula (south of Chu Lai), Quảng Trị Province 700 242
Operation Steel Horse VII[2] 25 Jul 66 6th Battalion, 16th Field Artillery harassment and interdiction operation in Bình Định Province
Operation Steel Tiger[164] (part of Operation Barrell Roll) 3 Apr 65 – 11 Nov 68 U.S. 2nd Air Division aerial interdiction effort targeted against the infiltration of NVA men and material moving south from North Vietnam through southeastern Laos
Operation Sterling[2] 11 – 16 Dec 66 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Nam Province
Operation Stingray I[2] 6 Mar 69 173rd Airborne Brigade clear and search operation in Bình Định Province
Operation Stingray II[2] 11 Mar 69 173rd Airborne Brigade clear and search operation in Bình Định Province
Operation Stockton[2] 27 – 29 Jul 67 1st Battalion, 7th Marines search and destroy operation in "Happy Valley", Quảng Nam Province
Operation Stomp[165] 5 – 7 Sep 65 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines search and destroy operation 16 km north of Qui Nhơn in the Ky Son Mountains, Bình Định Province 26
Operation Stone[2] 11 – 22 Feb 67 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Nam Province
Operation Strangle I[166] 21 Jul – 21 Sep 69 1st Infantry Division operation in Bình Dương Province 365
Operation Strangler I[2] 4 – 12 Feb 69 199th Infantry Brigade cordon and search operation in Gia Định Province
Operation Strangler II[2] 13 – 16 Feb 69 199th Infantry Brigade cordon and search operation in Gia Định Province
Operation Strike[2] 1 Sep – 17 Nov 67 4th Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment and 2nd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment operation in III Corps. Succeeded by Operation Manchester
Operation Strike/Operation Uniontown[2] 17 Nov – 17 Dec 67 9th Infantry Division and 199th Infantry Brigade operation in Biên Hòa Province
Operation Su Bok[11] 26 Mar – 23 Sep 66 ROK Capital Division operation in Bình Định Province 299 23
Operation Sullivan[2] 13 Sep 68 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Quảng Trị Province
Operation Sultan (1967)[2] 1 – 23 Dec 67 Special Forces Project DELTA operation in II Corps
Operation Sultan (1968)[2] 5 – 25 Jan 68 Special Forces Project DELTA operation in Kon Tum Province
Operation Summerall[2] 29 Mar – 29 Apr 67 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division search and destroy operation in Darlac, Khánh Hòa and Phú Yên Provinces
Operation Sunrise[167][168] 22 Mar – Apr 62 South Vietnamese relocation of Vietnamese peasantry around Saigon to "strategic hamlets"
Operation Sunset Beach[2] 1 Sep – 11 Oct 66 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Hậu Nghĩa Province
Operation Supper[32] 70 Sixth phase of Operation Menu
Operation Surfside[157] 12 Apr – 2 May 69 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance in force operation against the VC D445 Battalion at Ho Tram Cape south of Xuyên Mộc, Phước Tuy Province 3
Operation Sussex Bay[2] 29 Aug – 9 Sep 68 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines clear and search operation in Quảng Nam Province
Operation Sutter[2] 30 Nov – 6 Dec 66 1st Battalion, 5th Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Tín Province
Operation Suwannee[2] 13 – 21 Aug 66 1st Battalion, 9th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Nam Province
Operation Svay Rieng[169] 27 Apr – 2 May 74 ARVN last major operation with a major thrust against the North Vietnamese 5th Division 1200
Operation Sweeping Mustang[2] 9 – 15 Dec 65 1/1 Cavalry search and destroy operation in II Corps
Operation Swift[2][170] 4 – 15 Sep 67 Task Force X-Ray: 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines, ARVN 21st, 37th and Ranger Battalions, 3rd Battalion, ARVN 4th Regiment, 3rd Battalion, ARVN 6th Regiment search and destroy mission in the Que Son Valley, Quảng Nam and Quảng Tín Provinces 517 183
Operation Swift Play[2] 23 – 24 Jul 68 BLT 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines clear and search operation in Quảng Nam Province
Operation Swift Saber[2] 6 Jun 68 BLT 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines clear and search operation 16 km north of Da Nang in Quảng Nam Province
Operation Sydney I[2] 4 – 14 Jul 66 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment search and destroy operation in Phước Tuy Province
Operation Sydney II[2] 15 – 23 Jul 66 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment search and destroy operation in Phước Tuy Province
Operation Sylvester[2] 19 – 31 Dec 67 5th Special Forces Group and Vân Canh District CIDG force reconnaissance operation southwest of Qui Nhơn

See also

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References

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External links

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