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Khe Sanh Area
Phu Bai
Marble Mountain area
Con Tien
Cau Viet
Da Nang
Treeline
Quang Nam Province
Quang Tri Province
POW Compound
Tu Cau; Quang Nam Province
Operation Scotland, Khe Sanh, 21 January and 8 April 1968
Operation SCOTLAND II in Quang Tri Prov. 25 April to 21 June 1968
Operation ACOTLAND II/c in Quang Tri Prov. 22 June to 6 July 1968
Operation NAPOLEON SALINE II in Quang Tri Prov. 7 July to 19 July 1968
Operation KENTUCKY in Quang Tri Prov. 19 July to 21 July
Operation NAPOLEON SALINE II in Quang Tri Prov. 21 July to 23 Aug. 1968
Operation NAPOLEON SALINE II in Quang Tri Prov. 7 July to 19 July 1968
Meade River, Quang Nam Province, RVN 20 Nov. 1968 to 9 Dec. 1968
Operation Garrard Bay Oct. 31 to Oct. 31, 1968
Operation Durham Peak July 21 to Aug. 4, 1969
Operation Pipestone Canyon June 11 to Nov. 7, 1969




Description – location – Units↓ VCNVA KIA's↓ Allied KIA's↓
Operation Adair[1] 15 – 24 Jun 67 1st Battalion, 5th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines search and destroy operation in Quang Nam and Quang Tin Provinces

Operation Adairsville[1] 31 Jan – 8 Mar 68 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment operation to defend Long Binh, Biên Hòa Province

Operation Ahina[1] 13–18 May 67 25th Infantry Division, 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division and 1st Brigade, 9th Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Binh Duong and Tay Ninh Provinces

Operation Ainslie[2] 31 Aug – 21 Sep 67 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/RNZIR (ANZAC) operation in Phước Tuy Province to clear a Vietcong staging and supply area north of the 1st Australian Task Force base at Nui Dat

Operation Akron I[3] 9 – 27 Jun 67 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment reconnaissance in force operation along Highway 2 encountered elements of the VC 274th Regiment and 5th Division 56 9
Operation Akron II[1] 22 – 27 Aug 67 9th Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Long Khanh Province

Operation Akron III[1] 26 Sep – 21 Oct 67 1st Brigade, 9th Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Biên Hòa Province

Operation Akron V[1] 11 – 21 Jan 68 1st Brigade, 9th Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Biên Hòa Province

Operation Akumu/Xay Duong 12-7[1] 8 Jul – 28 Aug 67 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division and ARVN 7th Regiment cordon and search operation in Binh Duong Province

Operation Ala Moana[4] 19 Feb – 14 May 67 25th Infantry Division operation in Hua Nghai, Tay Ninh and Binh Duong Provinces 382 38
Operation Alcorn Grove[1] 21 Mar – 6 Apr 68 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment operation in Long Khanh Province

Operation Alice[1] 1 – 9 Sep 68 196th Infantry Brigade security operation in Tay Ninh Province

Operation All the Way[1] 24 Oct – 26 Nov 65 1/1 Cavalry operation near Pleiku

Operation Allen Brook[1][5] 4 May – 24 Aug 68 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Battalion, 26th Marines, 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Battalions, 27th Marines and 2nd Battalion, 13th Marines operation in southern Quang Nam Province 1,017 240
Operation Altoona[1] 13 – 23 Jan 68 199th Infantry Brigade search and destroy operation in Biên Hòa Province

Operation Ambush Alley[1]
3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division road and convoy security operation on Route 13, III Corps

Operation Andover[6] 1 – 10 Apr 67 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment operation in Hua Nghai Province vicinity of village of Tan Hoa 459 42
Operation An Lac[7] (Peace and Goodwill) 25 Nov 62 ARVN regiment operation in a major drive to gain control of Đắk Lắk Province in the Central Highlands

Operation Anvil[1] 16 – 17 Aug 65 Search and destroy operation in III Corps

Operation Apache Snow[8] 10 May – 7 Jun 69 9th Marines and 101st Airborne Division operation in western Thua Thien Province 977 54
Operation Arc Light[9] 18 Jun 65 – 15 Aug 73 B-52 Stratofortress bombing campaign against communist base areas throughout Vietnam

Operation Ardmore[1] 17 Jul – 31 Oct 67 1st Battalion, 13th Marines and 1st and 3rd Battalions, 26th Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Trị Province

Operation Arizona[1] 13 – 26 Jun 67 2nd Battalion 5th Marines, 2nd Battalion 7th Marines, 3rd Battalion 7th Marines and 3rd Battalion 11th Marines search and destroy operation in Quang Nam Province

Operation Arkansas City I[3] 15 – 21 Sep 67 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment reconnaissance in force operation along Highway 2 to attempt to locate and destroy the VC 274th Regiment

Operation Arkansas City II[1] 24 Sep – 9 Oct 67 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment search and destroy operation in Phước Tuy Province

Operation Arlington[1] 27 Jan 69 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Division search and destroy operation

Operation Arlington Canyon[1] 3 Jul – 21 Sep 69 2nd Battalion 4th Marines and 3rd Battalion 4th Marines clear and search and security operations around Vandegrift Combat Base

Operation Ashfield[1] 15–25 May 70 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/RNZIR (ANZAC) reconnaissance and ambush operation

Operation Ashgrove Tram[10] 25 Mar – 29 May 68 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/RNZIR (ANZAC) cordon-and-search operation in the village of Long Hải

Operation Ashland[1] 18 May – 8 Jun 67 3/5 Cavalry operation in Biên Hòa and Long Khanh Provinces

Operation Atalla/Casey[1] 20 – 27 Jan 68 1st Infantry Division, 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment search and destroy operation in Binh Long Province

Operation Atherton[11] 10 Dec 69 – 10 Jan 70 8th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment operation along the Long Khánh Province/Phước Tuy Province borders to drive the elements of VC 274th Regiment into the border area, by reconnaissance in force, to ambush locations in the east

Operation Atlanta II[1] 18 Nov – 23 Dec 67 2nd and 3rd Brigades, 25th Infantry Division and ARVN 5th Division search and destroy operation in Binh Duong and Hậu Nghĩa Provinces

Operation Atlas I[1] 3 – 7 Apr 68 1st Infantry Division security operation in Binh Duong Province

Operation Atlas Power[1] 10 Apr 69 1st Infantry Division security operation near Saigon

Operation Atlas Wedge[12] 17 – 24 Mar 69 1st Infantry Division, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 1/4th Cavalry operation in the Michelin Rubber Plantation near Dầu Tiếng. After making contact, the NVA were defeated with the "pile on" tactics using air strikes, air and armored cav, Rome Plows, and infantry 421
Operation Auburn I[1] 67 7th Marines security operation in the "rocket belt" around Da Nang, Quang Nam Province

Operation Auburn II[13][14] 28 Dec 67 – 3 Jan 68 5th Marines operation south of Da Nang, and on Go Noi Island 37 24
Operation Ayr[1][15] 6 – 7 Mar 67 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment search and destroy operation near Bình Ba, Phước Tuy Province

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Contents: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZSee also
Operation Name↓ Date Duration↓ Description – location – Units↓ VCNVA KIA's↓ Allied KIA's↓
Operation Badger Catch later Operation Napoleon[16][17] 20 – 26 Jan 68 BLT 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines and HMM-165 search and destroy operation to clear the north banks of the Cua Viet River and prevent enemy interdiction of river traffic 10 12
Operation Badger Hunt[1] 13 – 29 Nov 67 2nd Battalion 3rd Marines search and destroy operation in Đại Lộc District, Quang Nam Province

Operation Badger Tooth[1] 26 Dec 67 – 2 Jan 68 3rd Battalion 1st Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Trị and Thua Thien Provinces

Operation Baek Ma I[18] 29 – 31 Jan 67 ROK 9th Division search-and-destroy operation in Khanh Hoa Province 390
Operation Baird Silver[1] 24 Apr – 4 May 70 4th Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Kon Tum and Pleiku Provinces

Operation Ballarat[19] 4 – 16 Aug 67 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment search-and-destroy operation against VC bases in the eastern Hat Dich area

Operation Ballard Valley[1] 10 – 19 Sep 70 1st Marine Division search and destroy operation near Da Nang in I Corps

Operation Ballistic Arch[1] 24 – 27 Nov 67 1st Battalion 3rd Marines helicopter and amphibious assault operation 7 km south of the DMZ in Quảng Trị Province

Operation Ballistic Charge[20] 16 – 28 Sep 67 1st Battalion 3rd Marines operation in Quang Nam and Quang Tin Provinces

Operation Banjo Royce/Quang Trung 23/4[1] 7 – 18 Jun 68 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division reconnaissance in force operation in Lâm Đồng and Tuyen Duc Provinces

Operation Barbara Glade I[1] 15–30 May 70 Special Forces intelligence gathering operation on the Khe Sanh plateau and Đa Krông river valley

Operation Barbara Glade II[1] 23 – 30 Jun 70 Special Forces intelligence gathering operation on the Khe Sanh plateau and Đa Krông river valley

Operation Barking Sands[21] 18 May – 7 Dec 67 25th Infantry Division operation in Hua Nghai and Binh Duong Provinces 304 19
Operation Barracuda[1][22][23] 11 Aug – 8 Sep 65 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, the newly arrived 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry search and destroy operation 19 km west of Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa Province 25
Operation Barrel Roll[24] 14 Dec 64 – 29 Mar 73 The bombing of Laos by U.S. forces, to support the Royal Lao Army and CIA-trained Hmong

Operation Barren Green[1][25] 24 – 27 Jul 70 5th Marines operation in Mỹ Hiệp, An Giang Province

Operation Barrier Reef[26] 2 Jan 69 fourth and last interdiction barrier in the Mekong Delta established with naval patrols operating on the LaGrange-Ong Long Canal from, Tuyen Nhon on the Vam Co Tay River to An Long on the Mekong

Operation Bastion Hill[1] 11 – 20 Oct 67 1st Battalion 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion 1st Marines, 1st Battalion 3rd Marines, 1st Battalion 4th Marines and 1st Battalion 11th Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Trị and Thua Thien Province

Operation Batten Down/Dagger Thrust[1]
7th Fleet SLF series of short (usually 1 or 2 day) amphibious operations aimed at the destruction of VC installations and capturing or destroying VC personnel and material. Operation name changed to Batten Down in February 1966

Operation Baxter Garden/Lam Son 214[27] 19 – 26 Apr 68 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines and 1st Tank Battalion clearing operation 8 km east of Huế

Operation Bayonet[28][29] 7 Sep 65 One of several named operations conducted by the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne as part of Operation Highland in the An Khe area, Binh Dinh Province, II Corps
Operation Beacan Torch[1] 17 – 25 Jul 67 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines amphibious search and destroy operations in Quang Nam and Quang Tin Provinces

Operation Beacon Gate[1] 7 – 11 Aug 67 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines sweep operations in Quang Nam and Quang Tin Provinces

Operation Beacon Guide[1] 21 – 30 Jul 67 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines search and destroy operation 29 km south of Huế

Operation Beacon Hill[30] 20 Mar – 3 Apr 67 3rd Marine Division operation in Quảng Trị Province 334 16
Operation Beacon Point[1] 1 – 3 Sep 67 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines amphibious assault operation into the "Street without Joy" area to the east of Route 1 between Quảng Trị and Huế

Operation Beacon Star[31] 26 Apr – 12 May 67 3rd Marine Division operation in Quảng Trị Province, TAOR vicinity of Khe Sanh 469 24
Operation Beacon Torch[32] 18 Jun – 2 Jul 67 US Costal Division Twelve operation to cover an enemy-controlled area east of the Truong Giang River and southeast of the city of Hội An 86 13
Operation Bear Bite[33] 3 – 18 Jul 67 Marines amphibious and heliborne assault near the DMZ 150
Operation Bear Chain/Fremont[1] 20 – 26 Jul 67 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines operation to engage the VC 806th Battalion in the "Street without Joy" area to the east of Route 1 between Quảng Trị and Huế

Operation Bear Claw[34] (part of Operation Game Warden) 2 – 14 Jul 67 3rd Marine Division operation in Quảng Trị Province vicinity of Con Thien, SLF[disambiguation needed] part of Operation Buffalo 424 29
Operation Beau Charger[35] 18–26 May 67 US 7th Fleet combined forces amphibious landing and sweep operation into the southern half of the DMZ in the Ben Hai River area 83 23
Operation Beau Diddley[1] 22 Apr 67 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines and Swift Boat amphibious operation in I Corps

Operation Beaumaris[36] 13 – 14 Feb 67 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment cordon-and-search of An Nhut, a small village lying between Long Điền District and Đất Đỏ District in the heart of the richest rice-producing area of Phước Tuy Province

Operation Beaver I[1] 17 – 21 Dec 65 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division road clearing and security operation in III Corps

Operation Beaver Cage[37] 28 Apr – 12 May 67 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines operation to sweep a long-established VC stronghold 40 km south of Da Nang 200
Operation Beaver Dam[1] 13 – 19 Apr 69 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment security for land-clearing operation in Phước Tuy Province

Operation Beaver Track[1] 4 – 16 Jul 67 2nd Battalion 3rd Marines search and destroy operation near Cam Lo

Operation Belt Drive[1] 27 Aug – 6 Sep 67 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines search and destroy operation on the Nhung River south of Quảng Trị

Operation Benton[38] 12 Aug – 1 Sep 67 101st Airborne Division and 196th Infantry Brigade operation in Quang Tin Province 397 45
Operation Big Horn[1] 26 Oct 65 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Binh Duong Province

Operation Big Horn II[1] 4 – 21 Apr 67 2nd 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 Thua Thien Province

Operation Big Muddy[1] 5 – 17 Jan 69 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division operations along the Saigon River

Operation Big Spring[1] 29 Jan – 16 Feb 67 1st Brigade, 9th Infantry Division and 173rd Airborne Brigade search and destroy operation in III Corps

Operation Billings[39] 20 Jun – 9 Jul 67 1st Infantry Division operation in Binh Duong, Phuoc Long and Long Khánh Provinces 347 40
Operation Binder I[1] 1 Nov 65 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Binh Duong Province

Operation Binder II[1] 2 Nov 65 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Binh Duong Province

Operation Binder III[1] 7 Nov 65 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Binh Duong Province

Operation Binder IV[1] 8 Nov 65 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division and 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry search and destroy operation in Binh Duong Province

Operation Binh Dinh[1] 10 – 11 Aug 65 USMC search and destroy operation in II Corps

Operation Binh Son Support[1] 3 – 5 Dec 67 198th Infantry Brigade operation near Chu Lai

Operation Binh Tay I[1] 4–25 May 70 Phase I of the Cambodian Incursion. 4th Infantry Division, 3rd Battalion 506th Airborne, ARVN 40th Regiment, 22nd Division, 2nd Ranger Group, 23rd Division and 2nd Armored Brigade search and destroy operation against the NVA B-3 Front in the "Fishhook" and "Parrot's Beak" areas of Kampong Cham and Svay Rieng Provinces in eastern Cambodia

Operation Binh Tay II[1] 14–27 May 70 Phase II of the Cambodian Incursion. ARVN 40th and 47th Regiments 22nd Division were inserted by helicopter to attack NVA Base Area 701 while the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment attacked across the border from Darlac Province into Ratanakiri Province in eastern Cambodia

Operation Binh Tay III[1] 20 May – 27 Jun 70 Phase III of the Cambodian Incursion. ARVN 23rd Division attacked the NVA 33rd Regiment in NVA Base Area 740 west of Buôn Ma Thuột in Ratanakiri Province in eastern Cambodia

Operation Binh Tay IV[1] 23 – 27 Jun 70 Phase IV of the Cambodian Incursion. ARVN 22nd Division movement of Cambodian refugees along Highway 19 in eastern Cambodia to Đức Cơ District

Operation Binh Thuan 39[40] 27 – 29 Aug 64 ARVN operation about 7 miles north of Muong Man in Binh Thuan Province
Operation Birdwood[1] 29 Jun – 23 Jul 70 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment operation to interdict VC movement to and from the Long Hải hills in Phước Tuy Province

Operation Black Ferret[41] 3 – 5 Nov 65 1st Battalion, 7th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines and 4th Regiment ARVN 2nd Division search and destroy operation 16 km south of Chu Lai, Quang Ngai Province, I Corps. Correspondent Dickey Chapelle was killed by a mine booby-trap on this operation 2 1 Marine, 1 Correspondent
Operation Black Lion[1] 13 Oct 65 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry search and destroy operation in Binh Duong Province

Operation Blackhawk[42] Dec 68 – 14 Jan 69 1/7 Cavalry operation in the 44th Special Tactical Zone north of Vĩnh Long to place round-the-clock pressure on infiltration routes along the Cambodian border and keep a constant watch for VC movement 30 29
Operation Blackjack[1] 15 Apr – 26 May 67 5th Special Forces Group and Mobile Guerilla Force 876 operation

Operation Blackjack 23[1] 3 Mar – 3 Apr 67 Mobile Guerilla Force operation in western II Corps

Operation Blackjack 24[1] 15 Mar – 30 Apr 67 Mobile Guerilla Force operation in western II Corps

Operation Blackjack 25[1] 15 Apr – 26 May 67 Mobile Guerilla Force operation in western II Corps

Operation Blackjack 33[43] 27 Apr – 24 May 67 5th Special Forces Group operation in Châu Đức District 320 67
Operation Blast Out[44] 2 – 3 Aug 65 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines and ARVN 4th Regiment first search and clear operation in Cam Ne village 16 km southwest of Da Nang, Quang Nam Province, I Corps. The operation was filmed by a CBS news crew who showed the Marines setting fire to Vietnamese huts with their Zippo lighters 7
Operation Blue Bonnet[1] 1 – 9 Oct 65 3/1 Cavalry security operation along Route 19 Binh Dinh Province

Operation Blue Light[1] 23 Dec 65 – 23 Jan 66 60th and 61st Military Airlift Wings airlift of the 25th Infantry Division from Hawaii to Pleiku

Operation Blue Marlin[45] 7 – 10 Nov 65 BLT 2nd Battalion 7th Marines, 3rd Battalion 3rd Marines, VNMC amphibious operation near Tam Ky, Quang Tin Province, I Corps

Operation Blue Marlin II[46] 16 – 19 Nov 65 BLT 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines amphibious operation tying in with two ARVN Ranger Battalions 35 km south of Da Nang 25 2 ARVN
Operation Bluefield[1] 5 – 9 Jun 67 US search and destroy operation in III Corps

Operation Bluefield II[1] 23 – 28 Sep 67 1st Infantry Division search and destroy and road-clearing operation in III Corps

Operation Bold Lancer I[1] 4–14 May 70 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Cambodia

Operation Bold Lancer II[1] 15 May – 28 Jun 70 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Cambodia

Operation Bold Mariner[47] (part of Operation Game Warden) 13 Jan – 9 Feb 69 HMM-362, SLF-A, ARVN 2nd Division, 2/26th Marines, HMM-164 operation in Quang Ngai Province, I Corps, Batangan Peninsula; this cordon, search, and sweep operation was the largest amphibious assault of the War 60 5
Operation Bolling[48] 19 Sep 67-31 Jan 69 1st Cavalry Division and 173rd Airborne Brigade operation in Phu Yen Province 715 55
Operation Bolo[49] 2 Jan 67 USAF decoy mission to disguise the electronic signature of F-4 fighter as F-105s in order to lure VPAF MiGs to engage 7 MiG 21
Operation Bondi[50] 27 Dec 69 – 16 Feb 70 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment cordon and search of Duc Trung, Bình Ba and Duc My villages

Operation Boudinot[1] 15 Oct – 31 Dec 67 5th Special Forces Group, 27th MSF Company and CIDG operation in Đắk Lắk Province

Operation Boundary Rider[1] 27 – 31 Dec 68 9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment blocking and search operation in Phước Tuy Province

Operation Bowen[1] 10–12 May 67 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment search and destroy operation near Long Tan, Phước Tuy Province

Operation Box Springs[1] 16 – 28 Mar 68 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and 173rd Airborne Brigade search and destroy operation in Binh Duong Province

Operation Brandeis Blue[1] 2 Jul – 1 Sep 70 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Binh Dinh Province

Operation Brandywine[1] 20 Feb 67 3rd Brigade, 9th Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Dinh Tuong Province

Operation Breakfast[51][52] (first phase of Operation Menu) 18 Mar – 2 May 69 B-52 bombing of eastern Cambodia; the first course in a four-year bombing campaign that drew Cambodia into the Vietnam War

Operation Bribie[53] 17 – 18 Feb 67 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment search-and-destroy operation in Ap My An, Phước Tuy Province, to establish a blocking position to prevent the withdrawal eastwards of a VC force which had unsuccessfully ambushed Route 44 between Đất Đỏ and Lang Phước Hải[disambiguation needed] 70
Operation Bright Light[1] 9 Mar 71 198th Infantry Brigade POW recovery operation in Quang Ngai Province

Operation Bristol Boots[1] 24 Apr – 15 May 69 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division operation in Ruong Ruong Valley, Thua Thien and Quang Nam Provinces

Operation Broken Hill[1] 6 – 13 Jun 67 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment search and destroy operation in Phước Tuy Province

Operation Brush[1] 14 Dec 67 – 20 Jan 68 5th Special Forces Group and MIKE Force operation on the II Corps/III Corps boundary

Operation Bryan White[1] 20 May – 29 Jun 70 3rd Battalion, 506th Airborne Infantry and 2/1 Cavalry search and destroy operation in Đắk Lắk Province

Operation Buckner[1] 15 Apr – 15 May 67 Special Forces Detachment B-50 Project Omega operation in western II Corps

Operation Buena Vista[1]
199th Infantry Brigade and 5th ARVN Marine Battalion search and destroy operation in Binh Duong and Binh Hoa Provinces

Operation Buffalo/Beaver Track/Bear Claw[54] 2–14 Jul 67 3rd Marine Division operation with SLF vicinity DMZ Con Thien and Cam Lo 1,281 125
Operation Bull Run I[1] 18 Aug – 24 Sep 69 5th Special Forces Group and 3rd Mike Force reconnaissance in force operation in Phuoc Long Province

Operation Bull Run II[1] 19 Jan – 15 Mar 70 5th Special Forces Group and 3rd Mike Force reconnaissance in force operation in Phuoc Long Province

Operation Bullard[1] 16 May – 28 Jun 67 MIKE Force operation in II Corps

Operation Bullseye V[1] 27 – 31 Jan 67 2/1 Cavalry and ARVN 40th Regiment reconnaissance operation on the southwestern Bong Son Plain in Bing Dinh Province

Operation Bunker Hill[1] 16 Feb 67 3rd Brigade, 9th Infantry Division operation in Dinh Tuong Province

Operation Burlington Trail[55] 8 Apr – 11 Nov 68 198th Infantry Brigade operation along border of Quang Tin Province and Quang Nam Provinces 1,931 212
Operation Burnham[1] 29 Aug – 30 Sep 69 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC), 199th Infantry Brigade and Royal Thai Army Volunteer Force reconnaissance and land-clearing operation in Phước Tuy Province

Operation Burtrand[1] 14 – 17 Nov 69 5th Special Forces Group and 3rd Mike Force reconnaissance in force operation on Hon Tre Island southeast of Nha Trang

Operation Bushmaster I[1][56] 14 – 22 Nov 65 3rd Brigade 1st Infantry Division search and destroy operation south of the Michelin Rubber Plantation in Binh Duong Province 245
Operation Bushmaster II[57] 28 Nov – 9 Dec 65 3rd Brigade 1st Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Binh Duong Province 301
Operation Bushmaster III[57] 9 – 16 Dec 65 1st Brigade 101st Airborne Division search and destroy operation in Binh Duong Province 301
Operation Bushmaster Bravo[1] 17 Oct 65 3rd Brigade 1st Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Binh Duong Province

Operation Butler[1] 9 – 12 Jun 67 1 Company from each of the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines search and destroy operation in Quang Nam Province

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Contents: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZSee also
Operation Name↓ Date Duration↓ Description – location – Units↓ VCNVA KIA's↓ Allied KIA's↓
Operation Cacti[29][58] 9 Sep 65 One of several named operations conducted by the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne as part of Operation Highland in the An Khe area, Binh Dinh Province, II Corps
Operation Cactus[1] 13 – 14 Sep 65 US search and destroy operation in II Corps

Operation Calhoun[1] 25 Jun – 1 Jul 67 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines and 1st Battalion, 7th Marines search and destroy operation in Quang Nam and Quang Tin Provinces

Operation Caloundra[59] 9 – 10 Jan 67 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment operation against the VC village cadres, cordon-and-search of Bình Ba, 7 km north along Route 2 from the task force

Operation Camden[1] 16 – 31 Dec 67 3rd Battalion, 25th Infantry Division and ARVN 49th Regiment search and destroy operation in Hậu Nghĩa and Tay Ninh Provinces

Operation Camden I[60] 1 – 31 Jan 67 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment cordon-and-search missions south of Nui Dat in and around the village of Hoa Long, which had been a center of recent Vietcong activity

Operation Camden II[61] 29 Jul – 30 Aug 69 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment operation to protect a land clearing team (US), and conduct reconnaissance in force (RIF) operations to locate and destroy VC main force units in AO (Area Operations) Mindy situated between Route 15 (Saigon to Vũng Tàu), Route 2 (Ba Ria to Xuyen Moc) and Route 1

Operation Cameron Falls[1] 25 May – 23 Jun 69 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines operation southwest of Ca Lu in Quảng Trị Province

Operation Campbell Steamer[1] 12 Jul – 15 Aug 69 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and 2nd Battalion, 502nd Airborne Infantry Regiment clear and search operation in Quang Nam and Thua Thien Provinces

Operation Can Giuoc[62] 19 – 20 Jun 67 3rd Brigade 9th Infantry Division operation in Long An Province west of Can Giuoc District to secure Route 4

Operation Cane Field[1] 25 Mar 69 1/1 Cavalry clear and search operation in Quang Nam Province

Operation Canyon[1] 5 – 10 Apr 67 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines and 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines search and destroy operation in Quang Nam and Quảng Trị Provinces including a sweep of the Barrier Island which was bounded by the Cua Dai/Son Thu Bon rivers to the north and the Truong Giang to the west

Operation Capital[1] 12 – 30 Oct 68 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) reconnaissance in force operation 15 km northeast of Nui Dat 2 26
Operation Capricorn[1] 26 May – 11 Jun 70 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) battalion reconnaissance and ambush operation in the Nui Dinh hills 2 26
Operation Carentan[63] 8 – 31 Mar 68 1st and 3rd Brigades, 101st Airborne Division and ARVN 1st Division search and destroy, cordon and search, reconnaissance in force operation in the lowlands of Quảng Trị and Thua Thien Provinces

Operation Carentan II[64] 1 Apr – 17 May 68 101st Airborne Division and 3rd Brigade 82nd Airborne Division operation in lowlands of Quảng Trị and Thua Thien Provinces 2,100 195
Operation Carlisle[1] 3 – 7 Apr 68 1st Infantry Division security operation in Phuoc Long Province

Operation Carolina Blaster[1] 14 Aug – 28 Sep 69 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and ARVN 3rd Regiment search and clear operation in the A Shau Valley and Đa Krông Valley in Quảng Trị and Thua Thien Provinces

Operation Caroline Hill[1] 29 Apr – 1 Jul 71 196th Infantry Brigade operation in Quang Nam Province

Operation Catawba Falls[1] 18 – 21 Sep 70 1st Marine Division operation in Quang Nam Province to cover the movement of the 5th Marines from An Hoa to the Vu Gia River Valley

Operation Cavalier Beach[1] 5–9 May 70 Transfer of command of I Corps from III MAF to XXIV Corps. XXIV Corps Headquarters moved from Phu Bai to Camp Horn. III MAF moved to Camp Hawkins

Operation Cedar Falls[65] 8 – 26 Jan 67 25th Infantry Division, 1st Infantry Division, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and ARVN operation to attack Vietcong positions in the Iron Triangle, Binh Duong Province 735 72
Operation Champaign Grove[66] 3 – 24 Sep 68 23rd Infantry Division operation in Quang Ngai Province 378 15
Operation Chapman[1][67] 16 Feb – 13 Jun 67 1st and 2nd Battalions, 2nd Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in the Rung Sat Special Zone

Operation Charger[1] 26 – 27 Jun 68 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment and ARVN 1st Regiment search and destroy operation in Quảng Trị Province

Operation Charger Sweep[1] 6 – 9 Dec 65 1/1 Cavalry search and destroy operation in Quảng Trị Province

Operation Charlton[68] 12 – 16 Apr 68 USMC operation south of Cam Lo

Operation Chattachoochee Swamp/Lien Ket 45[1] 20 – 30 Jun 68 3rd Battalion, 11th Infantry Brigade and ARVN 2nd Division clear and search operation in Song Tea Khuc and Song Tam Rao valleys, Quang Ngai Province

Operation Cheadle Blue[1] 14–28 May 70 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment operation in Pleiku Province

Operation Checkerboard I[1] 1 Oct 65 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in Binh Duong Province

Operation Checkerboard II[1] 28 Nov – 16 Dec 65 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division search and destroy operation

Operation Checkmate[1] 14 Oct 65 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in Binh Duong Province

Operation Chenla I[69] Aug 70 – Feb 71 FANK operation with limited ARVN and VNAF support against NVA and VC to reopen Route 7 between Skuon and Kompong Cham

Operation Chenla II[70] 20 Aug – 3 Dec 71 FANK operation against NVA to reopen Route 6 3500+ claimed 4500+ claimed
Operation Cherokee Trail[1] 23 – 26 Dec 65 1/1 Cavalry road security operation along Route 19 in Binh Dinh, Kon Tum and Pleiku Provinces

Operation Cheyenne Sabre[1] 4 Feb – 19 Apr 69 3/1 Cavalry search and destroy operation in Biên Hòa Province 600
Operation Chicago Fire[71] 18 – 25 Dec 68 US Army-VC prisoner release operation in Tay Ninh Province, III Corps

Operation Chicago Peak[1] 24 Jul – 11 Aug 70 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division operation into the A Shau Valley

Operation Chieftain[1] 3 Sep – 4 Oct 69 B Squadron, 1st Armoured Regiment pacification operation in Duc Than District

Operation Chinh Nghia (May 1964)[72] 30 May 64 ARVN operation about 9 miles southeast of Biên Hòa, Biên Hòa Province, III Corps
Operation Chinh Nghia (August 1964)[73] 11 – 17 Aug 64 ARVN operation to assault a Viet Cong base area in III Corps
Operation Chinh Nghia 35[74] 10 Jul 64 ARVN operation about 4 miles south of Duc Hoa in Hau Nghia Province
Operation Chinook II[18] Feb 67 4th Marines operation in Thua Thien Province. Writer Bernard B. Fall was killed by a VC mine while observing this operation

Operation Choctaw[1] 21 May – 9 Jul 67 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Trị and Thua Thien Provinces

Operation Chopper[75] 12 Jan 62 US Army's first major air mobile offensive near Saigon 6
Operation Cimarron[76] 1 Jun-2 Jul 67 Continuation of Operation Prairie IV

Operation Cincinnati[1] 18–23 May 67 173rd Airborne Brigade operation in III Corps

Operation Citrus[1] 15 – 23 Dec 67 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines search and destroy operation in Quang Nam Province

Operation Claiborne Chute[1] 15 Aug – 28 Sep 69 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division clear and search and rice harvest security operation in Quảng Trị and Thua Thien Provinces

Operation Clarksville[1] 23 Mar – 7 Apr 69 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division security operation in Biên Hòa Province

Operation Clay[1] 31 Jan – 3 Feb 67 1st Battalion, 5th Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Trị Province

Operation Clayton[77] 20 – 21 Feb 68 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment cordon-and search operation in Long Dien with support elements and South Vietnamese police and interpreters

Operation Clean House I[1] 16 – 19 Dec 65 3/1 Cavalry search and destroy operation in Binh Dinh Province 1,400
Operation Clean House II[1] 19 – 22 Dec 65 3/1 Cavalry search and destroy operation in Binh Dinh Province

Operation Clean House III[1] 27 – 31 Dec 65 3/1 Cavalry search and destroy operation in Binh Dinh Province

Operation Clean Sweep II[1] 30 Dec 68 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Hậu Nghĩa Province

Operation Cleansweep[1] 20 Jul 68 4th Infantry Division operation in Pleiku Province

Operation Clearwater[1] 1 Jan 68 – 1 Mar 73 US Navy operation to interdict enemy bases and lines of communications on inland waterways in I Corps

Operation Clemens Green[1] 24 – 26 Jul 70 4th Infantry Division security operation in Pleiku and Đắk Lắk Provinces

Operation Cleveland[1] 24 – 25 Jan 67 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines search and destroy operation in Quang Nam Province

Operation Cliff Dweller[1] 21 – 24 Oct 69 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division operation on Nui Ba Den (Black Virgin Mountain) in Tay Ninh Province

Operation Cliff Dweller IV[1] 4 – 11 Jan 70 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division operation on Nui Ba Den (Black Virgin Mountain) in Tay Ninh Province

Operation Clifton Coral[1] 15 – 26 Apr 68 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment reconnaissance in force in Bình Phước Province

Operation Clinch Valley[1] 9 – 15 Jul 70 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and ARVN 1st Division search and destroy operation on the Khe Sanh plain, Quảng Trị Province

Operation Coburg[78] 24 Jan – 1 Mar 68 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance in force operation in Biên Hòa and Phước Tuy Provinces, which incidentally placed it in excellent response positions to several Tet Offensive trouble spots

Operation Cobra[1] 9 Oct – 1 Nov 65 2/1 Cavalry security operation along Route 19 in Binh Dinh Province

Operation Cochise[1] 11 – 28 Aug 68 1st Marine Division Task Force X-Ray, comprising 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines and 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines search and destroy operation in Quang Nam and Quang Tin Provinces

Operation Cochise Green/ Dan Sinh[1][79] 30 Mar 68 – 31 Jan 69 173rd Airborne Brigade and 4th Infantry Division reconnaissance in force and pacification operation in Binh Dinh and Quang Ngai Provinces 929 94
Operation Colby[3] 27 – 30 Jan 67 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade 9th Infantry Division and 3/5 Cavalry operation north of Phú Mỹ

Operation Cold Steel[1] 10 – 11 Sep 65 US search and destroy operation in II Corps

Operation Colgate[1] 6 – 11 Jun 67 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines, 2nd and 3rd Battalions, 26th Marines search and destroy operation in Thua Thien Province

Operation Comeback Ridge[1] 13 – 20 Aug 70 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division operation in Thua Thien Province

Operation Commanche Falls I[1] 10 Sep – 3 Oct 68 1st Cavalry Division and ARVN 1st Division clear and search operation in Quảng Trị and Thua Thien Provinces

Operation Commanche Falls II[1] 3 Oct – 2 Nov 68 1st Cavalry Division clear and search operation in Quảng Trị and Thua Thien Provinces

Operation Commanche Falls III[1] 2 – 15 Nov 68 1st Cavalry Division, 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division and ARVN 1st Division clear and search operation southeast of Quảng Trị City

Operation Commando Hunt[80] (part of Operation Barrell Roll) 15 Nov 68 – Mar 1972 USAF, US Navy, USMC and Royal Lao Air Force dry season phase of the air interdiction campaign to bomb the Ho Chi Minh Trail

Operation Commando Hunt II[81] 1 Nov 69 – 10 Apr 70 USAF dry season area interdiction campaign in Laos

Operation Commando Vault[1]
USAF use of M-121 and BLU-82 bombs dropped from C-130 Hercules aircraft to create helicopter landing zones

Operation Concord[1] 10 – 14 Oct 65 3/1 Cavalry search and destroy operation in Binh Dinh Province

Operation Concordia[1] 19 Jun 67 2nd Brigade, 9th Infantry Division operation in Long An Province

Operation Concordia Square/Lam Son 224[1][82] 9–16 May 68 2/1 Cavalry operation in Quảng Trị Province 349 19
Operation Concrete I[83] 19 Apr – 7 May 70 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and 8 RAR operation to establish blocking positions in the east of Phước Tuy Province while 6 RAR/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment reconnoitered in force towards these ambush positions

Operation Concrete II[1] 8 May – 11 Jun 70 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance and ambush operation in Phước Tuy Province

Operation Cook[1] 19 Jun 67 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and 196th Infantry Brigade cordon and search and search and destroy operation in Quang Ngai Province

Operation Cooktown Orchid[1][84] 1 – 24 Apr 68 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment security operation of the area surrounding the Long Hải hills complex to the east of Đất Đỏ

Operation Cooparoo[1] 21 – 30 Jun 67 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and 3rd Cavalry Regiment search and destroy operation in Phước Tuy Province

Operation Copperhead[1] 3 – 8 Nov 65 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in Biên Hòa and Long Khánh Provinces

Operation Corn[1] 14 – 15 Nov 65 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment search and destroy operation in Binh Dinh Province

Operation Coronado I[85] 1 Jun – 25 Jul 67 9th Infantry Division operation vicinity of Rach Nui Canal (XS 8466) in Dinh Tuong Province, Go Cong, IV Corps 478 34
Operation Coronado II/Operation Son Thang 3 [1][86] 7 Jul – 3 Aug 67 MRF 9th Infantry Division, 3/39 Infantry, 7th ARVN Division, 3/47 Infantry search and destroy operation in Dinh Tuong Province, Mỹ Tho River, to help provide security for the Dong Tam Base Camp 73 9
Operation Coronado IV[1] 20 Aug – 9 Sep 67 MRF 2nd Brigade, 9th Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Long An Province

Operation Coronado V[87] 12 Sep – 10 Oct 67 9th Infantry Division operation in Kien Hoa and Dinh Tuong Provinces 347 72
Operation Coronado VI[1] 11 – 20 Oct 67 MRF 2nd Brigade, 9th Infantry Division search and destroy operation in III Corps

Operation Coronado VII[1] 21 Oct – 1 Nov 67 9th Infantry Division search and destroy operation in III Corps

Operation Coronado IX[1][88] 1 Nov 67 – 18 Jan 68 9th Infantry Division, US Navy Task Force 117 and 5th Battalion, VNMC operation in Kien Hoa and Dinh Tuong Province 349 32
Operation Coronado X[1][89] 18 Jan – 13 Feb 68 MRF 2nd Brigade, 9th Infantry Division and US Navy Task Force 117 search and destroy operation in Ba Xuyen, Dinh Tuong, Kien Hoa, Phuoc Dinh and Vĩnh Long Provinces 344 23
Operation Coronado XI[90] 13 Feb – 4 Mar 68 MRF 9th Infantry Division, 9th ARVN Division, 21st ARVN Division joint riverine, air and ground search operations in Cai Rang and Phung Hiep Districts of Phong Binh Province to locate and destroy Vietcong MR 3 headquarters and to cordon and search Cu Lao May island in the Hậu River southwest of Cần Thơ. The operation was also to relieve enemy pressure on the city of Cần Thơ

Operation Coronado XII[1] 4 – 6 Mar 68 MRF 9th Infantry Division, ARVN 9th Division, ARVN 21st Division search and destroy operation in Ba Xuyen and Phong Binh Provinces

Operation Corral[1] 11 Sep 67 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment and 720th MP Battalion security operation in Biên Hòa Province

Operation County Fair 1-25[1] 5 – 8 Jan 67 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines security operation in Quang Nam Province

Operation County Fair 1-28[1] 7 – 9 Jan 67 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines security operation in Quang Nam Province

Operation County Fair 1-29[1] 9 – 12 Jan 67 1st Battalion, 1st Marines security operation in Quang Nam Province

Operation County Fair 1-30[1] 29 Jan – 1 Feb 67 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines security operation in Quang Nam Province

Operation County Fair 1-32[1] 20 – 22 Jan 67 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines security operation in Quang Nam Province

Operation County Fair 1-34[1] 19 – 21 Apr 67 1st Battalion, 1st Marines and ARVN 4th Battalion, 5th Regiment search and destroy operation in Quang Nam Province

Operation County Fair 14[1] 20 – 22 Jan 67 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines security operation in Quang Nam Province

Operation Cove[1] 17 – 21 Nov 67 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines and 2nd and 3d Battalions, 26th Marines security operation in Thua Thien Province

Operation Cramer White[1] 16 Oct 69 – 6 Jan 70 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry security operation along Route 14 52 2
Operation Cranberry Bog[91] 28 – 31 Aug 68 One of the first Joint Personnel Recovery Center operations as part of Operation Black Knight to rescue POW, 1LT Nich Rowe in Chuong Thien Province, IV Corps 2
Operation Crockett[1] 13 May – 16 Jul 67 1st and 2nd Battalions, 26th Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Trị Province

Operation Crown[1] 19 – 25 Sep 68 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance in force operation in Phước Tuy Province

Operation Cumberland[1] 3 Jun – 15 Sep 67 1st Battalion, 4th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines search and destroy operation in Thua Thien Province

Operation Cumberland Thunder[1] 8 Aug – 28 Sep 69 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and ARVN 1st Division operation in Thua Thien Province

Operation Cung Chung I[1][92] 12 – 28 Jun 70 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC), 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and 8th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance-and-ambush mission to deny the VC access to villages along the main roads throughout Phước Tuy Province

Operation Cung Chung II[93][94] 3 Aug – 10 Sep 70 1st Squadron SAS and 8th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment operation to ambush VC routes to and from Hoa Long 9
Operation Cung Chung III[1] 1 Oct 70 – 1 Feb 71 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) and7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance in force in Phước Tuy Province

Operation Cung Chung 3[94][95] 10 Sep – 25 Oct 70 1st Squadron SAS and 8th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment operation to ambush a VC party leaving Hoa Long

Operation Custer Flats[1] 1 – 20 Nov 65 2nd Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in Biên Hòa Province

Operation Cutlass[1] 19 – 22 Aug 65 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and 5th Special Forces Group search and destroy operation south of Nha Trang

Operation Cuu Long I[96] 9 May 70 ARVN 9th Division, 21st Division, 5 Armored Cavalry Squadrons and Republic of Vietnam Marine Corps airborne, amphibious and mechanized operation to clear the banks of the Mekong River to allow access to a fleet of over 100 ships to evacuate 17,300 Vietnamese civilians from Phnom Penh and to clear the supply route from Phnom Penh to Kampong Cham

Operation Cuu Long II[96] 16–24 May 70 ARVN 9th Division, 21st Division, 4th Armored Brigade, 4th Ranger Group and Chau Doc Regional Forces and Popular Forces and FANK operation to clear NVA forces around Takéo and along Route 2 and Route 3Cambodia 613 36
Operation Cuu Long III[96] 25 May – 30 Jun 70 ARVN 9th Division, 4th Armored Brigade, 4th Ranger Group and Chau Doc Regional Forces and Popular Forces and FANK operation to clear NVA forces on Route 2 and Route 3 Cambodia

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Operation Name↓ Date Duration↓ Description – location – Units↓ VCNVA KIA's↓ Allied KIA's↓
Operation Dagger One[1] 1 Nov 65 – 17 Jan 66 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment and 1st and 2nd Battalions, 18th Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in Biên Hòa Province

Operation Dai Do[1] 30 Apr – 3 May 68 US Navy River Assault Group, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, B Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines and 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment operation against the 48th and 52nd Regiments of the NVA 320th Division to eliminate the threat to the junction of the Bo Dieu and Cua Viet Rivers in I Corps 1568 110
Operation Dakota Clint[97] 10 Feb – 29 Mar 70 1st Battalion 11th Infantry and Regional Forces formed integrated infantry companies and recon/killer teams combined reconnaissance in force to ensure security of the villages of the Mai Loc area, night ambush and search and clear operations 19 2 ARVN
Operation Dalby[98] 16 Feb 67 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment airmobile search-and-destroy operation in the area immediately north of Đất Đỏ, Phước Tuy Province, 6 km SE of 1st Australian Task Force base

Operation Dale Common[99] 18 – 19 Oct 68 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, 11th Light Infantry Brigade, 23rd Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Mo Duc, Quảng Ngãi Province, I Corps 23
Operation Dallas[1][100] 17–26 May 67 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division and 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment road clearing and security operation along Route 16 near Phu Loi
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Operation Dan Chi[101] 29 May 64 ARVN operation in Chuong Thien Province
Operation Dan Chi 54[102] 15 Aug 64 ARVN operation in Thua Thien Province

Operation Dan Chi 80[103] 17 – 19 Oct 64 ARVN operation in Ba Xuyen Province 123
Operation Dan Chi 100-50[104] 27 – 29 Dec 64 ARVN operation against the VC 207th, 303rd, 306th, and U Minh I Battalions 15 km east of Sóc Trăng in Ba Xuyen Province

Operation Dan Quyen 38-A[1] 15 May – 7 Jun 69 ARVN 42nd Regiment and 22nd Ranger Group operation in the Ben HetĐắk Tô region of II Corps 945
Operation Dan Sinh 22-6[1] 22 Aug – 12 Dec 68 173rd Airborne Brigade and ARVN 22nd Division reconnaissance in force on the Bong Son Plains in Binh Dinh Province

Operation Dan Thang 5[105][106] 3 Aug 65 52nd Aviation Battalion operation to lift 1,150 troops in six lifts from Camp Holloway Army Airfiled to the LZ at the Duc Co Airfield, Pleiku Province, II Corps, during the siege of Duc Co
Operation Dan Thang 21[107] 21 – 29 Oct 65 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment operation in Pleiku Province 317 11
Operation Dan Thang 69[1] 18 Apr – 31 Dec 69 ARVN 22nd Division operation in Binh Dinh Province 507
Operation Dan Tien 33D[1] 18 Apr – 31 Dec 69 ARVN 23rd Regiment operation in Quang Duc Province, II Corps 746
Operation Dan Tien 40[1] 12 Nov – 28 Dec 69 ARVN 23rd Regiment operation in Quang Duc Province, II Corps 1012
Operation Danbury[1] 15 – 21 Sep 66 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment and 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regimentsearch and destroy operation 10 km west of Lai Khe in III Corps

Operation Dandenong[108] 18 – 19 Feb 68 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment cordon-and-search operation in Ap Soui Nghe

Operation Daniel Boone[1] Apr 67 onwards MACVSOG reconnaissance of eastern Cambodia to verify suspected enemy locations, infiltration routes and supply bases

Operation Darby Crest[1] 31 Jan – 3 Mar 69 173rd Airborne Brigade and 1st Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry clear and search in Binh Dinh Province

Operation Darby Crest II[1] 4 – 25 Mar 69 173rd Airborne Brigade and 1st Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry clear and search in Binh Dinh Province

Operation Darby Crest III[1] 16 Mar – 15 Apr 69 173rd Airborne Brigade and 1st Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry clear and search in Binh Dinh Province

Operation Darby March[1] 16 Mar – 15 Apr 69 173rd Airborne Brigade and 4th Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry clear and search operation in Phu Yen Province

Operation Darby Swing[1] 2 – 24 Dec 70 2nd Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry security operation in Binh Dinh Province later merged into Operation Hancock Dragon

Operation Darby Talon[1] 12 Mar – 21 Apr 70 173rd Airborne Brigade and 3rd Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry operation in Phu Yen Province

Operation Darby Trail II[1] 3 Feb – 16 Apr 69 2nd Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry clear and search operation in Binh Dinh Province

Operation Darby Trail III[1] 1 – 5 Oct 69 4th Infantry Division and 173rd Airborne Brigade clear and search operation in Binh Dinh Province

Operation Daring Rebel[109] 5–20 May 69 2nd ARVN Division, ROK 2nd Marine Brigade, U.S. forces operation mounted to seek out and destroy Vietcong rest camps on Barrier Island, 24 km south of Da Nang 4
Operation Darlinghurst[110] 26 – 31 Aug 66 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment clearing operation following the 6 RAR's action at Long Tan

Operation Darwin[1] 6 – 7 Jun 67 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment search and destroy operation

Operation Dawes[1] 3 Mar – 3 Apr 67 Special Forces Project Omega operation in II Corps

Operation Dawson River[1] 28 Nov 68 – 26 Jan 69 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines clear and search operation in the vicinity of Khe Sanh, Quảng Trị Province

Operation Dawson River Afton[1] 24 Oct – 25 Nov 68 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines clear and search operation in the Đa Krông Valley, Quảng Trị Province

Operation Dayton[1] 4 – 17 Apr 67 173rd Airborne Brigade search and destroy operation in Binh Tuy and Long Khánh Provinces

Operation Dazzlem (1967)[1] 9 – 10 Apr 67 1st Cavalry Division defence of Camp Radcliffe in Binh Dinh Province

Operation Dazzlem (1967-68)[1] 1 Oct 67 – 8 Feb 68 1st Cavalry Division (1Oct 67 – 17 Jan 68) and 173rd Airborne Brigade (17 Jan – 8 Feb 68) search and destroy operation in Binh Dinh Province

Operation Decade[111] 23 Jul – 2 Aug 70 8th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment village security operation in Phước Tuy Province

Operation Deckhouse V/Operation Song Than[1][112] 6 – 15 Jan 67 SLF 1st Battalion, 9th Marines and 3rd and 4th Battalions Vietnamese Marines operation in Kien Hoa Province, supported by HMM-362 from the USS Iwo Jima 21 7
Operation Deckhouse VI[113] 16 Feb – 3 Mar 67 SLF 1st Battalion, 4th Marines and HMM-363 two-phase search and destroy operation in southern Quang Ngai Province and augmented Operation DeSoto

Operation Deerstalk[114] 12 – 18 Apr 69 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment ambush and reconnaissance operations west of Nui Dat 1
Operation Defiant Stand[1] 7 Sep 69 ROK 2nd Marine Brigade and 1st Battalion, 26th Marines amphibious assault on Barrier Island, 55 km south of Da Nang. This was the first amphibious assault ever conducted by the Republic of Korea Marine Corps

Operation Delaware[115] 19 Apr – 17 May 68 1st Marine Division, 1st Cavalry Division, 101st Airborne Division, 3rd Brigade 82nd Airborne Division and 196th Infantry Brigade, operation into A Shau Valley in western Thua Thien Province 869 45
Operation Depth[1] 16 Oct 65 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in Binh Duong Province

Operation DeSoto I[1] 64–65 US Navy and Republic of Vietnam Navy operation along the coast of North Vietnam to provoke coastal radar installations so electronic intelligence (ELINT) ships could record the resulting transmissions

Operation DeSoto II[1][116] 26 Jan – 7 Apr 67 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines search and destroy operation in Quang Ngai Province 383 204
Operation Dessert[117] 70 Fifth phase of Operation Menu

Operation Dewey Canyon[1][118][119] 22 Jan – 18 Mar 69 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines and ARVN 2nd Regiment offensive north of the A Shau Valley in Thua Thien Province against NVA communication lines in Laos 1,667 130 USMC
Operation Dewey Canyon II[120] 30 Jan 71 1st Bde, 5th Infantry Division, 101st Airborne Division and 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment operation to support the ARVN Operation Lam Son 719 effort to open Route 9 through Khe Sanh to the Laotian border and to reestablish Khe Sanh as a major combat support base unknown estimated 75
Operation Diamantina[1] 28 Aug – 5 Sep 68 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance in force north of Nui Dat in Phước Tuy Province

Operation Diamond Head[1] 17 May – 7 Dec 67 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division search and destroy operation in the Michelin Rubber Plantation, Ho Bo Woods and the Trapezoid in Binh Duong and Tay Ninh Provinces

Operation Dinner[117] 70 Fourth phase of Operation Menu

Operation Distant Trumpet[121] 21 – 26 Jul 69 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment operation to locate and engage elements of the VC D445 Battalion near Xuyen Moc

Operation Dixie[1] 7 – 10 Apr 67 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines search and destroy operation in Quang Nam Province

Operation Do Xa[122] Apr – May 63 ARVN 1st and 2nd Corps operation in Do Xa VC's stronghold located at the junction of three provinces: Kon Tum, Quang Nam and Quang Tin

Operation Docket I[1] 15 – 16 Nov 65 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in Binh Duong Province

Operation Dodge Valley[1] 12 – 16 Aug 68 Elements of the 1st Marines, 7th Marines and 27th Marines clear and search operation in Quang Nam Province

Operation Don Ched I[1] 17 – 20 Oct 67 4th Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment and Royal Thai Army Volunteer Regiment search and destroy operation in III Corps

Operation Don Tre[123] 22 Sep 65 FAC's operation in Tuy Hoa

Operation Dong Tien[124] 69 1st Infantry Division support for Vietnamization program

Operation Dong Tien II/Operation Toan Thang 43[1] 1 May – 26 Jun 70 1st Infantry Division and 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment operation in Cambodia

Operation Double Shift[125] 29 Jul 69 105 US and Vietnamese riverine craft were concentrated on the Vam Co Dong north of Go Dau Ha to protect against enemy threats to Tay Ninh city

Operation Dragon Fire[126] 5 Sep – 30 Oct 67 ROK 2nd Marine Brigade operation in Quang Ngai Province 541
Operation Drum Head[1] 27 Oct 65 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines search and destroy operation in Quang Ngai Province

Operation Dubois Square[1] 10 – 19 Sep 70 1st Marine Division operation near Da Nang

Operation Duc Lap[1] 23 – 31 Aug 68 ARVN 23rd Division, 2nd and 5th Mobile Strike Force defence of Duc Lap CIDG base in Quang Duc Province

Operation Duck[1] 18 Oct 66 – 1 Feb 67 9th Infantry Division movement from Vũng Tàu to Bear Cat

Operation Duck Blind[1] Apr – Oct 68 Interim code name for Operation Igloo White

Operation Duck Hook[1] 68–69 Nixon administration covert plan to coerce the North Vietnamese to make concessions at the Paris Peace Talks

Operation Duel Blade[1] Jun 68 Interim code name for Operation Igloo White

Operation Dukes Glade[1] 1 – 8 Oct 68 11th Infantry Brigade clear and search operation in Quang Nam Province

Operation Dump Truck[1] 67–72 Use of anti-personnel mines as part of Operation Igloo White

Operation Duntroon[1] 10 – 21 Jan 68 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and 3rd Cavalry Regiment search and destroy operation in conjunction with 1st Brigade, 9th Infantry Division Operation Akron V in Phước Tuy Province

Operation Duong Cua Dan[127] (or Operation People's Road)[128] 17 Mar – 30 Jul 68 9th Infantry Division operation along Route 4 1357 93
Operation Durham Peak[1] 20 Jul – 13 Aug 69 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines and 21st and 37th ARVN Ranger Battalions clear and search operation in Quang Nam and Quang Tin Provinces

Operation Duval[1] 19–25 May 67 1st Battalion, 7th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines search and destroy operation in Quang Nam Province

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Operation Name↓ Date Duration↓ Description – location – Units↓ VCNVA KIA's↓ Allied KIA's↓
Operation Eagle II/Operation Toan Thang 9-68[1] 11 – 25 Sep 68 2nd, 5th, 6th and 9th ARVN Airborne Battalions and 2nd, 3rd and 4th Battalions, VNMC operation in Tay Ninh Province

Operation Eagle Thrust[1] Nov 67 Movement of the 101st Airborne Division to South Vietnam

Operation Eagle's Claw 800 (Operation Đại Bàng 800)[129] Feb 67 1st Cavalry Division, 22nd ARVN Division and ROK Capital Division search and destroy operation in Binh Dinh Province 300
Operation Ellis Ravine[130] 8 – 15 Apr 69 1st Brigade 5th Infantry Division search and clear operation in Ba Long valley

Operation Earhart White[1] 11 – 18 Mar 70 1st and 2nd Brigades, 4th Infantry Division operation in Binh Dinh Province

Operation Early[1] 23 – 24 Mar 67 1st Battalion, 1st Marines search and destroy operation in Quang Nam Province

Operation Eastertide (An Loc)[1] 2 Apr – 11 Jul 72 ARVN 5th Division, reinforced by TF 52 comprising the ARVN 18th Division, ARVN 21st Division, ARVN 35th Division and 1st Airborne Brigade defense and recapture of An Loc

Operation Eastertide (Kon Tum)[1] 12 Apr – 14 Jul 72 ARVN 23rd Division, reinforced by the 40th, 41st, 42nd and 47th Regiments, ARVN 22nd Division defense of Kon Tum against the NVA 2nd, 3rd and 320th Divisions

Operation Eastertide (Quảng Trị)[1] 1 Apr – 16 Sep 72 ARVN 3rd Division reinforced by the ARVN 1st Division, VNMC and ARVN Airborne Division defense and counteroffensive against the NVA 304th, 308th, 312th, 320th, 324B and 325th Divisions in Quảng Trị Province

Operation Eichelberger Black[1] 20 Mar – 30 Apr 70 1st and 2nd Brigades, 4th Infantry Division operation in Binh Dinh Province

Operation Elanora[1] 19 – 23 Jun 70 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and B Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment reconnaissance in force in Phước Tuy Province

Operation Elk Canyon I[131] 12 Jul – 26 Aug 70 196th Infantry Brigade search and clear operation near Kham Duc in Quảng Trị Province

Operation Elk Canyon II[131] 27 Aug – 29 Sep 70 196th Infantry Brigade search and clear operation near Kham Duc in Quảng Trị Province

Operation Ellis Ravine[1] 7 – 15 Apr 69 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division clear and search operation in the Ba Long Valley, Quảng Trị Province

Operation Emporia I[3] 21 Jul – 2 Aug 67 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment land clearing operation along Route 20 from Gia Tan to the La Nga River ambushed by the VC 275th Regiment and the 1st Battalion of the Dong Hai Regiment 96 14
Operation Emporia II[3] 3 – 18 Aug 67 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 919th Engineer Company and 52nd ARVN Ranger Battalion land clearing operation along Route 20 from the La Nga River to the boundary of Long Khánh Province 96 14
Operation Emporia IV[3] 1 – 15 Sep 67 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment security operation for engineering teams on Route 2

Operation End Sweep Jul 73 US Navy demining of Haiphong Harbour, mined as part of Operation Pocket Money

Operation Enhance Plus[132] Jun 72 US resupply of military equipment and consumables to South Vietnam

Operation Enterprise[133] 13 Feb 67 – 11 Mar 68 9th Infantry Division operation in Long An Province 2,107 51
Operation Essex[1] 6 – 17 Nov 67 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines search and destroy operation in Quang Nam Province

Operation Esso[134] Jun – Jul 69 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment security operations in Đất Đỏ District
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Operation Name↓ Date Duration↓ Description – location – Units↓ VCNVA KIA's↓ Allied KIA's↓
Operation Fargo II[135] 1 – 22 Jan 68 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment operation to engage the VC 271st, 272nd and 273rd Regiments, open Route 13 from An Loc to Loc Ninh and prevent infiltration from Cambodia 2 2
Operation Farm Gate Oct 61 – Aug 64 USAF 4400th Combat Crew Training Squadron covert air support operations in South Vietnam

Operation Farragut[1][136] 26 Jan – 23 Mar 67 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division search and destroy operation in Binh Thuan, Ninh Thuan and Lâm Đồng Provinces 115 15
Operation Fayette Canyon[137] 15 Dec 68 – 28 Feb 69 196th Infantry Brigade clear and search operation in Quang Nam Province 322 72
Operation Federal[138] 17 Feb – 2 Apr 69 9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) security operation in Biên Hòa Province

Operation Federal Overlander[139] 10 Mar – 8 Apr 69 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance in force east of Long Binh base
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Operation Feline[1] 7 – 8 Dec 65 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in Binh Duong Province

Operation Finney Hill[1][140] 1 Mar – 1 Jul 71 11th Infantry Brigade and 198th Infantry Brigade operation in Quang Ngai Province 781 93
Operation Finschhafen[1] 9 Mar – 7 Apr 70 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance and ambush operation east of Nui Dat in Phước Tuy Province

Operation Fish Hook I[1] 10 – 14 Dec 65 2/1 Cavalry search and destroy operation in Binh Dinh Province

Operation Fish Hook II[1] 14 – 16 Dec 65 2/1 Cavalry search and destroy operation in Binh Dinh Province

Operation Fitchburg[141] 5 – 9 Jan 67 196th Light Infantry Brigade search and destroy operation in the Ho Bo Woods in Tay Ninh Province to position a blocking force for Operation Cedar Falls

Operation Flaming Dart[142] 7 – 24 Feb 65 Phase I (February 7): USAF reprisal bombing attacks against NVA units and military barracks near Đồng Hới and the Demilitarized Zone.[143] Phase II (February 11): USAF and VNAF strike the Chanh Hoa and Vit Thu Lu barracks, respectively, in North Vietnam[144]
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Operation Flip Flop[1] 15 Oct 65 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment search and destroy and security operation in Binh Duong Province

Operation Fly Low[1] 16 Oct 65 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in Binh Duong Province

Operation Flying Finn[1] 5 – 8 Jan 70 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment operation against the 2nd Battalion, NVA 95C Regiment in Tay Ninh Province

Operation Footboy[1] 65–72 MACVSOG covert operations in North Vietnam and North Vietnamese waters for the purpose of collecting intelligence, conducting psychological warfare operations, and other activities to create dissension among the populace, and for diversion of North Vietnamese resources

Operation Ford[145] 14 – 20 Mar 68 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines and 1st Battalion, 1st Marines sweep of the Phu Thu Peninsula east of Phu Bai to engage the Vietcong 804th Main Force Battalion 145 14
Operation Formation Leader[1] 17 – 24 Oct 67 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines amphibious and heliborne search and destroy operation on the coastal region east of Route 1 in Thua Thien Province

Operation Forrest[1][146] 23 Nov 67 – 5 Jan 68 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and 3rd Cavalry Regiment rice denial operation in the main rice-growing regions to the west, east and southeast of the Nui Dat base

Operation Forsythe Grove[1] 30 Jun – 3 Jul 69 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines and 1st Battalion, 7th Marines clear and search operation in Quang Nam Province

Operation Fort Wayne[1] 1–4 May 67 173rd Airborne Brigade search and destroy operation in Long Khánh Province

Operation Fortress Ridge[147] 21 – 24 Dec 67 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines operation on the beach area of Gio Linh District, 7 km south of the DMZ 10 10
Operation Fortress Sentry[1][148] 17 Sep 67 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines amphibious and heliborne search and destroy operation in Quảng Trị Province

Operation Foster[1] 13 – 30 Nov 67 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 11th Marines search and destroy operation in Quang Nam Province

Operation Frag Order 12-65[1] 7 – 11 Aug 65 173rd Airborne Brigade and 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment search and destroy operation in Phước Thành Province

Operation Frag Order 15-65[1] 7 – 11 Aug 65 173rd Airborne Brigade and 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment search and destroy operation in Biên Hòa Province

Operation Francis Marion[149] 5 Apr – 12 Oct 67 1st and 2nd Brigades, 4th Infantry Division and 173rd Airborne Brigade operation against the NVA 1st and 10th Divisions in western highlands of Pleiku Province 1,203
Operation Fredenhall Gold[1] 18–30 May 70 4th Infantry Division security operation in Pleiku Province

Operation Frederick Hill[1][150] 18 Mar 69 – 28 Feb 71 196th Infantry Brigade and ARVN 5th Regiment clear and search operation in Quang Tin and Quang Ngai Provinces 7,524 600
Operation Freedom Deal 19 May 70 – 15 August 73 Seventh Air Force interdiction and close air support campaign waged in Cambodia in support of the FANK against the NVA and Khmer Rouges

Operation Freedom Train 5 Apr – 10 May 72 Initial US bombing campaign in response to the NVA Easter Offensive, later superseded by Operation Linebacker

Operation Fremont[1] 10 Jul – 31 Oct 67 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 26th Marines search and destroy operation in Quảng Trị and Thua Thien Provinces

Operation Fresh Start[1] 29 Jan – 30 Apr 70 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment land clearing operation along Route 246 in Tay Ninh Province

Operation Frisk I[1] 11 Dec 65 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in Binh Duong Province

Operation Frisk II[1] 17 Dec 65 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment reconnaissance operation in Binh Duong Province

Operation Fulton[1] 17 Dec 65 1st Cavalry Division search and destroy operation in Khanh Hoa, Tuyen Doc and Ninh Thuan Provinces

Operation Fulton Square[151] 22 Oct 69 – 18 Jan 70 1st Marine Division, 101st Airborne Division, 5th Infantry Division operation in Quảng Trị Province 384

Operation Name↓ Date Duration↓ Description – location – Units↓ VC-NVA KIA's↓ Allied KIA's↓
Operation Gadsden[1] 3 – 21 Feb 67 25th Infantry Division, 196th Infantry Brigade and 3rd Brigade 4th Infantry Division operation against the Vietcong 271st and 272d Regiments, 70th Guard Regiment and 680th Training Regiment near the villages of Lo Go and Xom Giua 30 km northwest of Tay Ninh 161 29
Operation Gaffey Base[2] 15 – 30 Jul 69 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division clear and search operation in Binh Dinh Province

Operation Game Warden[3] 18 Dec 65 First major U.S. riverine patrol operation to deny Viet Cong access to the resources in the Mekong Delta 1000 39
Operation Garden City[2][4] Jan 67 1st Brigade, 9th Infantry Division operation near Dong Tam in Long An Province

Operation Garrad Bay[2] 25 Oct – 16 Nov 68 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines clear and search operation in Quang Nam Province

Operation Gatling[2] 1 – 15 Feb 67 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division search and destroy operation in Lâm Đồng, Binh Tuy and Binh Thuan Provinces

Operation Gator[2] 14 Jan 68 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment operation in IV Corps

Operation Gem[2] 12 – 15 Jul 67 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines blocking operation in Quang Nam Province

Operation Geneva Park[2][5] 18 Mar 69 – 28 Feb 71 198th Infantry Brigade clear and search operation in Quang Tin and Quang Ngai Provinces 2,237 253
Operation Georgia Tar[2] 16 Jul – 25 Sep 69 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines clear and search operation northeast of Khe Sanh in Quang Tri Province

Operation Geraldton[2] 15 – 21 Jun 67 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment search and destroy operation east of Đất Đỏ in Phuoc Tuy Province 1
Operation Giant Dragon[6] 17 – 22 Feb 67 ROK 2nd Marine Brigade search and destroy operation in Quang Ngai Province 16
Operation Giant Slingshot[7] 6 Dec 68 Third Sealords barrier established along the Vam Co Tay and Vam Co Dong rivers to interdict communist routes leading from the Cambodian Parrot's Beak into the III Corps area of South Vietnam

Operation Gibralter[8] 18 – 22 Sep 65 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, 1st Cavalry Division, and ARVN operation in Qui Nhon

Operation Ginger[2] 17 Jul – 7 Aug 69 B Squadron, 1st Armoured Regiment pacification operation in Duc Than District

Operation Gisborne[2] 28 Feb – 10 Mar 70 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) reconnaissance in force operation east of Nui Dat in Phuoc Tuy Province

Operation Give Up[2] 6 Dec 65 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment reconnaissance operation in Binh Dinh Province

Operation Gladiator[2] 6 Dec 65 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in Binh Duong Province

Operation Glen Burnie[9] 10 Jan 67 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and 52nd ARVN Rangers operation in Binh Loc hamlet Long Khánh Province

Operation Goethals[2] 15 Jul 67 5th Special Forces Group MIKE Force operation in II Corps

Operation Golden Dragon II[10] 4 – 21 Jan 71 ROK 2nd Marine Brigade clear and search operation in Quang Nam Province

Operation Golden Fleece (1968)[2] 26 Sep – 17 Nov 68 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Division operation

Operation Golden Fleece 196-1[2] 20 – 23 Apr 67 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment security operation in Quang Ngai Province

Operation Golden Sword[2] 16 Sep – 19 Oct 68 Movement of the 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division to northern I Corps and the 3rd Brigade 82nd Airborne Division to III Corps

Operation Golden Valley[2] 10–12 May 68 2nd Battalion, 196th Infantry Brigade, Company A, 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment and Battery A, 3rd Battalion, 82nd Artillery Regiment relief and reinforcement of Kham Duc Special Forces Camp in Quang Tin Province

Operation Good Friend[2] 22 Sep – 19 Oct 65 2nd Battalion, 502nd Airborne Infantry Regiment relief of 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment at Cam Ranh Bay and securing the area for the arrival of the ROK 2nd Marine Brigade

Operation Good Friend II[2] 1 Oct – 13 Nov 65 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, 1st Cavalry Division, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines and ARVN 22nd Division operation in the vicinity of Qui Nhon to secure the area for the arrival of the ROK Capital Division

Operation Good Luck[2] 70–73 USAF bombing of NVA and Pathet Lao forces on the Plain of Jars in northern Laos

Operation Goodwood[11][12] 3 Dec 68 – 17 Feb 69 2nd Squadron SAS 9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) security operation in Biên Hòa Province

Operation Grand[2] 21 – 25 Apr 67 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines search and destroy operation in Quang Nam Province

Operation Granite[2] 25 Oct – 6 Nov 67 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines and 1st Battalion, 4th Marines operation in Thua Thien Province

Operation Great Bend[2] 13 – 20 Jun 67 9th Infantry Division search and destroy operation in III Corps

Operation Greeley[2][13] 16 Jun – 12 Oct 67 1st, 2nd and 4th Battalions, 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 3/1 Cavalry, ARVN 5th and 8th Airborne Battalions and 42nd Regiment search and destroy operations against NVA buildup around Dak To

Operation Green Ax[2] 21 Jun – 5 Aug 69 1st and 2nd Battalions, 35th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation in Pleiku Province

Operation Green Leaf[2] 5 – 24 Feb 67 US search and destroy operation in III Corps

Operation Green River[14] 19 Jan – Jul 70 1st Infantry Brigade, 5th Infantry Division operation to continue search and clear, reconnaissance in force, search and clear operations, and measures against VC rockets throughout Quang Tri Province 400 22
Operation Greene Ace[2] 4 Aug – 16 Oct 69 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 1st and 2nd Battalions, 35th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation in Pleiku Province

Operation Greene Basket[2] 15 May – 21 Jun 69 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division clear and search operation in Pleiku Province

Operation Greene Bear[2] 16 Oct 69 – 30 Jan 70 1st and 2nd Battalions, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 1st and 2nd Battalions, 35th Infantry Regiment and 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment clear and search operation in Kontum and Pleiku Provinces

Operation Greene Blue[2] 31 Jan – 25 Feb 69 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation in Darlac Province

Operation Greene Bullet[2] 20 Oct – 20 Nov 69 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment and 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment operation in Pleiku Province

Operation Greene Cyclone[2] 7 Feb – 12 Mar 69 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation in Pleiku Province

Operation Greene Deuce[2] 30 Jan – 17 Mar 70 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment and 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment operation in Pleiku Province

Operation Greene Gallop[2] 18 May – 30 Jun 69 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division and 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment clear and search operation in Pleiku Province

Operation Greene Hurricane[2] 19 Mar – 14 Apr 69 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation in Pleiku Province

Operation Greene Jack (1969)[2] 15 – 31 Jul 69 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division operation in Pleiku Province

Operation Greene Jack (1970)[2] 28 Jul – 16 Aug 70 3rd Battalion, 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment operation in Binh Dinh Province

Operation Greene Lightning[2] 1 Jan – 13 Mar 71 173rd Airborne Brigade operation in Binh Dinh Province

Operation Greene Lion[2] 21 – 22 Apr 69 1st and 2nd Battalions, 35th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation in Pleiku Province

Operation Greene Orange[2] 14 – 27 Apr 69 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation in Pleiku Province

Operation Greene Orange II[2] 2–5 May 69 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment and 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation in Pleiku Province

Operation Greene Orange III[2] 5 May – 4 Aug 69 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation in Pleiku Province

Operation Greene Queen[2] 1 Feb – 6 May 69 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation in Darlac Province

Operation Greene Queen II[2] 30 Apr – 14 May May 69 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division clear and search operation in Darlac Province

Operation Greene Storm[2] 1 Jan – 13 Mar 71 173rd Airborne Brigade operation in Binh Dinh, Phu Bon and Pleiku Provinces

Operation Greene Sure[2] 14 Mar – 21 Apr 71 173rd Airborne Brigade operation in Binh Dinh Province

Operation Greene Thunder[2] 31 Jan – 17 Feb 69 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, and 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation in Kontum and Pleiku Provinces

Operation Greene Thunder II[2] 28 Feb – 2 Apr 69 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division clear and search operation in Pleiku Province

Operation Greene Tornado[2] 25 – 27 Feb 69 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation in Pleiku Province

Operation Greene Typhoon[2] 17 Apr – 1 May 69 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation in Pleiku Province

Operation Greene Typhoon II[2] 5 May – 21 Jun 69 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation in Pleiku Province

Operation Gulf[2] 3–7 May 67 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines search and destroy operation in Quang Nam Province

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Operation Hall[2] 18 Dec 67 – 5 Jan 68 5th Special Forces Group operation southwest of Cam Ranh Bay

Operation Hamilton[15][16] 3 – 24 Mar 70 8th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment search and destroy operation in Xuyên Mộc District

Operation Hammer[17] 6 – 8 Jun 69 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment operations against the NVA 1st Battalion, 33rd Regiment in Bình Ba village 107 1
Operation Hammersley[18] (the Battle for the “Long Hais”) 10 Feb – 9 Mar 70 8th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance and ambush operation in the western side of the Long Hải Hills to protect quarry operations being undertaken by 17 Construction Squadron, to establish Fire Support Base Isa and ambush likely VC routes leading from the hills 42
Operation Hancock I[2] 26 Apr – 22 May 67 3rd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment and ARVN 45th Regiment search and destroy operation north of Ban Me Thuot in Darlac Province

Operation Hancock Dragon[2] 18 Nov 70 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment and 2nd Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment security operation in Pleiku Province

Operation Hancock Eagle[2][19] 3 – 20 Feb – 69 3rd Battalion, 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment clear and search operation north of Phan Thiet in Binh Thuan Province 654 282
Operation Hancock Eagle III[2] 23 – 31 Mar 69 3rd Battalion, 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment clear and search operation in Binh Thuan Province

Operation Hancock Flame[2] 27 Sep – 7 Oct 69 3rd Battalion, 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment clear and search operation in Binh Thuan Province

Operation Hancock Gold[2] 5 – 21 Jul 70 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry Regiment and 3rd Battalion, 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment clear and search operation in Binh Thuan Province

Operation Hancock Hawk[2] 16 – 30 Jun 70 3rd Battalion, 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment clear and search operation in Binh Thuan Province

Operation Hancock Knight[2] 31 Jan – 12 Feb 69 3rd Battalion, 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment clear and search operation in Lâm Đồng Province

Operation Hancock Knight II[2] 23 – 28 Mar 69 3rd Battalion, 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment clear and search operation in Lâm Đồng and Tuyen Muc Provinces

Operation Hancock Knight III[2] 3 – 7 Apr 69 3rd Battalion, 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment clear and search operation in Lâm Đồng Province

Operation Hancock Queen[2] 4 – 22 Mar 67 3rd Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment and 3rd Battalion, 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment clear and search operation in Binh Thuan, Binh Tuy and Lâm Đồng Provinces

Operation Happy Valley[2] 10 – 31 Oct 65 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment pacification operation in "Happy Valley" in Binh Dinh Province

Operation Hard Rock[2] 26 – 27 Sep 65 USMC search and destroy operation in I Corps

Operation Hardin Falls[2] 1 Dec 68 – 28 Feb 69 198th Infantry Brigade clear and search operation in Quang Tri Province

Operation Harmon Green[2] 18 Jun – 1 Jul 68 1st and 3rd Battalions, 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment reconnaissance in force operation in Binh Tuy, Lâm Đồng and Tuyen Duc Provinces

Operation Harrisburg[2] 7 Mar 68 199th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment security operation in Biên Hòa Province

Operation Hartle Green[2] 14 Oct – 24 Nov 69 4th Infantry Division security operation in Binh Dinh and Pleiku Provinces

Operation Harvest[2] 25 Oct – 2 Nov 68 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance in force and interdiction operation in Phuoc Tuy Province

Operation Harvest Moon[20][21][22][23][24] 9 – 20 Dec 65 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, "Lima" and "Echo" 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, and "Golf" Company 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 1st ARVN Regiment, 1st Battalion, 5th ARVN Regiment, 1st Battalion, 6th ARVN Regiment and ARVN 11th Ranger Battalion operation in Quang Tin Province 37 km NW of Chu Lai in Phuoc Ha and Que Son Valley's 408 45 US 90 ARVN
Operation Harvest Moon (1967)[2] 2 Apr 67 5th Special Forces Group operation in III Corps

Operation Hat Dich[2] 17 – 31 Jul 69 9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance in force in Phuoc Tuy Province

Operation Haverford[2] 13 Jan – 18 Feb 68 198th Infantry Brigade search and destroy operation in Gia Định and Long An Provinces

Operation Hawkesbury[25] 12 – 24 Sep 68 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) security operation on the Bien Hoa-Long Khánh Province border

Operation Henderson Hill[26][27] 23 Oct 68 – 6 Dec 68 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines search and clear operations in north-central Quang Nam Province as a continuation of Operation Mameluke Thrust 700 110
Operation Hercules/Operation Drum Head[2] 26 – 27 Oct 65 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines search and destroy operations in Quang Ngai Province

Operation Herkimer Mountain[2] 8 May – 17 Jul 69 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines clear and search operation in Quang Tin Province

Operation Hickory[28][29] 18–28 May 67 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines and 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines operation north from Con Thien to the Ben Hai River in Quang Tri Province 367 142
Operation Hickory II[30] 14 – 16 Jul 67 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, SLF A, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines search and destroy sweep of the southern half of the DMZ to clear the area of enemy fortifications, mortar and artillery positions 39 4
Operation Highland[2][31][32] 25 Aug – 1 Oct 65 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines route security operation to open Route 19 between Qui Nhon and An Khe for debarkation and deployment of the 1st Cavalry Division in Binh Dinh Province. Operation Gibralter was part of this operation 692 21
Operation Highrise[33] Feb 67 Marines and Army shelling of NVA gun positions in and north of the DMZ

Operation Hines[2] 1 Feb 69 – 17 Nov 70 4th Infantry Division operations. Subordinate operations were the Wayne series (1st Brigade), the Putnam series (2d Brigade) and the Greene series (3d Brigade)

Operation Hoa Xuan[2] 27 Dec 65 1st Battalion, 4th Marines search and destroy operation on Hoa Xuan island

Operation Hoang Dieu 101[2] 17 Dec 70 – 19 Jan 71 III MAF, ROK 2nd Marine Brigade and ARVN 51st Regiment operation in Quang Nam Province 538
Operation Hoang Dieu 103[2] 3 Feb – 10 Mar 71 III MAF, ROK 2nd Marine Brigade and ARVN 51st Regiment operation in Quang Nam province

Operation Hodges Black[2] 20 Oct – 19 Nov 69 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation in Pleiku Province

Operation Homecoming[34] 12 Feb – 4 Apr 73 Repatriation of U.S. prisoners of war from North Vietnam

Operation Homestead[35] 14 Sep 68 MRF 9th Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Kien Hoa Province that encountered VC boat ambush teams armed with RPG-2 and RPG-7 rocket launchers

Operation Hong Kil Dong 9 Jul – 26 Aug 67 Republic of Korea Army Capital Division and White Horse Division operation in Tuy Hoa Province 638 26
Operation Hood River[2] 2 – 13 Aug 67 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division search and destroy operation in Quang Ngai Province

Operation Hop Out[2] 10 – 13 Nov 65 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment search and destroy operation

Operation Hop Tac[2] 1 Jun 67 – 7 Feb 68 2nd and 3rd Brigades, 9th Infantry Division search and destroy and security operation in Dinh Tuong Province

Operation Hop Tac I[36] 8 Feb – 30 Apr 68 2nd Brigade, 9th Infantry Division security operation in Dinh Tuong Province 345 92
Operation Hop Tac VII[2] 8 Apr 67 2nd Brigade, 9th Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Dinh Tuong Province

Operation Hop Tac XVI[2] 2–3 May 67 2nd Brigade, 9th Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Dinh Tuong Province

Operation Hop Tap[37] 1 Sep 64 – mid-65 ARVN operation in an effort to push government control outward from Saigon into the surrounding six provinces of (Gia Dinh, Bien Hoa, Binh Duong, Hau Nghia, Long An, and Phuoc Tuy). Forces included the ARVN 5th Division and the Airborne and Marine Brigades. Two regiments of the ARVN 25th Division provided local security along with Regional Forces and Popular Forces, National Police and hamlet militia. Although the operation continued into mid-1965, true pacification of the area was not attained

Operation Hopscotch[2] 4 – 25 Oct 65 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division search and destroy and security operation in Biên Hòa and Binh Duong Provinces 12
Operation Hot Foot[2] 19 Oct 65 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in Binh Duong Province

Operation Houston[38] 26 Feb – 12 Sep 68 1st Marine Division and US Army operation in border region of Thua Thien and Quang Nam Provinces, to keep Highway 1 open and provide security for details working on the railroad between Hue and Danang. Individual phases detailed below 702 121
Operation Houston I[2] 26 Feb – 30 Apr 68 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Battalion, 327th Airborne Infantry and 2nd Battalion, 502nd Airborne Infantry operation in Thua Thien Province

Operation Houston II[2] 1–31 May 68 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines operation in Thua Thien Province

Operation Houston III[2] 1 – 30 Jun 68 1st Battalion, 5th Marines and 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines operation in Thua Thien Province

Operation Houston IV[2] 1 – 25 Jul 68 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines operation in Thua Thien Province

Operation Hue City[39][40] 1 Feb – 2 Mar 68 1st Marines and 5th Marines operation to drive NVA out of Huế (Battle of Huế) during Tet Offensive 5113 142
Operation Hughes Black[2] 2 Dec 69 – 5 Jan 70 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment highway security operation in Binh Dinh Province

Operation Humboldt[2] 13 – 17 Apr 67 3rd Battalion 1st Marines search and destroy operation in Quang Nam Province

Operation Hump[41][42] 5 – 9 Nov 65 173rd Airborne Brigade and 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment operation in northwest Biên Hòa Province 416 48 US
Operation Hung Quang 174[43] 6 Oct 68 282nd Assault Helicopter Company and 51st ARVN Regiment operation in Quang Nam Province, I Corps, near the besieged village of Thuong Duc, to relieve pressure on the surrounded Special Forces camp there
Operation Huong Duong[44] 4 May 64 ARVN operation in Pleiku Province, II Corps

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Operation Name↓ Date Duration↓ Description – location – Units↓ VC-NVA KIA's↓ Allied KIA's↓
Operation Idaho Canyon[45] 21 Jul – 25 Sep 69 3rd Battalion 3rd Marines and 101st Airborne Division operation west of Tam Ky in Quang Tin Province 565 159
Operation Igloo White[46] Jan 68 – Feb 73 USAF electronic warfare program to interdict the Ho Chi Minh Trail

Operation Imperial Lake[2] 31 Aug 70 – 12 May 71 1st Battalion 5th Marines, 2nd Battalion 5th Marines and 3rd Battalion 5th Marines search and clear operation in Quang Nam Province 305
Operation Independence[2] 1 – 9 Feb 67 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 2nd Battalion 5th Marines and 1st and 2nd Battalions, 26th Marines search and destroy operation in Quang Nam Province

Operation Indian Scout[2] 20 Oct – 7 Nov 65 1/1 Cavalry security operation in Binh Dinh Province for the movement of the ROK Capital Division into its Tactical Area of Responsibility

Operation Inferno[2] 68–69 USAF operation to start fires by dropping bulk fuel from C-130s in concentrated areas. The operation was eventually deemed cost prohibitive

Operation Innamincka[2] 7 – 12 Sep 68 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) and 104th Field Battery cordon and search and reconnaissance in force operation in Phuoc Tuy Province

Operation Iola[2] 27 Jan – 3 Feb 67 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry Regiment security operation along Route 15 for the movement of the 9th Infantry Division from Vung Tau to Bear Cat

Operation Irish[2] 24 May – 24 Jun 69 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division search and destroy operation

Operation Iron Fox[12][47] Jul 71 2nd Squadron SAS, 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) operation against the VC 274th Regiment 12 1
Operation Iron Hand[48]
USAF operation against North Vietnamese SAM installations

Operation Iron Mountain[2][49] 28 Feb 69 – 31 Mar 71 11th Infantry Brigade clear and search operation along the Song Tra Khuc River south and west to Song Re River in Quang Ngai Province 4,476 340
Operation Iron Triangle[2] 8 – 14 Oct 65 173rd Airborne Brigade and 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment search and destroy operation southwest of Bến Cát District in Binh Duong Province

Operation Iroquois Grove[2][50] 15 Jun – 25 Sep 69 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division and 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines clear and search operation in NVA Base Area 101 southeast of Quang Tri City to protect civilians and assist in accelerated pacification program

Operation Ivanhoe[25] 18 Sep – 2 Oct 71 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) security operation in northern Phuoc Tuy Province
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Operation Ivory Coast[51] 21 Nov 70 Attempted rescue of POWs at Son Tay POW camp, North Vietnam 50 (est)
Operation Ivy[2] 2 Feb – 8 Mar 71 173rd Airborne Brigade reconnaissance operation

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Operation Jack[11] 30 Sep – 31 Oct 69 9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance in force operation in Biên Hòa Province

Operation Jasper Square[52] 10 – 14 Apr 68 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines operation in Go Noi in Quang Nam Province 54 6
Operation Jeb Stuart I[2][53] 22 Jan – 31 Mar 68 1st Cavalry Division and 1st and 2nd Brigades, 101st Airborne Division operation in Quang Tri Province 3,268 294
Operation Jeb Stuart III[54][55] 17 May 68 – 3 Nov 68 1st Cavalry Division operations on the border of Quang Tri and central Thua Thien Provinces 2114 212
Operation Jefferson Glenn[2][56] 5 Sep 70 – 6 Oct 71 101st Airborne Division, 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division and ARVN 1st Division operation in Thua Thien and Quang Tri Provinces. This was the last major offensive operation involving US ground troops 2,026 60
Operation Jingle Bells[2] 19 – 20 Dec 65 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in III Corps

Operation Junction City 22 Feb – 14 May 67 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, 196th Infantry Brigade, 173rd Airborne Brigade, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, VNMC 1st and 5th Battalions and ARVN 35th and 36th Ranger Battalions operation in Tay Ninh Province 1728 282

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Operation Name↓ Date Duration↓ Description – location – Units↓ VC-NVA KIA's↓ Allied KIA's↓
Operation Katum[2] 29 Sep – 2 Oct 71 3/1 Cavalry and 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment security operation for the withdrawal of US personnel from FSB Katum in Tay Ninh Province

Operation Kawela[2] 10 – 25 Jun 67 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division search and destroy operation in the Iron Triangle in Binh Duong Province

Operation Keepout[2] 68 USAF operation to sow anti-personnel mines in the "Parrot's Beak" area Svay Rieng Province, Cambodia

Operation Kenmore[2] 29 Sep – 11 Oct 67 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment search and destroy operation in Phuoc Tuy Province

Operation Kent[2] 8 – 15 Oct 66 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines search and destroy operation in Quang Ngai Province

Operation Kentucky[2][57][58] 1 Nov 67 – 28 Feb 68 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, 3d Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines, 1st and 2nd Battalions, 26th Marines and 3rd Tank Battalion anti-infiltration operation in Leatherneck Square between Con Thien, Gio Linh, Cam Lo and Dong Ha 3,921 520
Operation Kentucky Cougar[2] 22 Jun 69 – 31 Jan 70 3/1 Cavalry and 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment operation in Binh Long, Gia Định and Tay Ninh Provinces

Operation Kentucky Jumper[2] 1 Mar – 14 Aug 69 101st Airborne Division, 9th Infantry Division and ARVN 3rd Regiment clear and search operation in Thua Thien Province 1,675
Operation Keperra[59] 26 Jan – 14 Feb 70 8th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment cordon and search operation of selected hamlets of Xuyen Moc and the village of Nui Nhon, reconnaissance and ambush operation in the Nui Dinh mountains in the east of Phuoc Tuy Province 6
Operation Kern[2] 1 – 25 Oct 66 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines search and destroy operation in Quang Ngai Province

Operation Keystone Blue Jay[2] 1 Feb – 15 Apr 70 1st Infantry Division and 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division redeployment from South Vietnam to the United States

Operation Keystone Cardinal[2] 18 Sep – 15 Dec 69 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division redeployment from South Vietnam to the United States

Operation Keystone Eagle[2] 1 Jul – 31 Aug 69 9th Infantry Division redeployment from South Vietnam to the United States

Operation Keystone Mallard[2] 1 Dec 71 – 31 Jan 72 101st Airborne Division redeployment from South Vietnam to the United States

Operation Keystone Oriole (Alpha)[2] 1 May – 30 Jun 71 Redeployment of three infantry battalions and one air cavalry squadron from South Vietnam to the United States

Operation Keystone Oriole (Bravo)[2] 1 July – 31 Aug 71 Redeployment of the 173rd Airborne Brigade from South Vietnam to the United States

Operation Keystone Oriole (Charlie)[2] 1 Sep – 30 Nov 71 Redeployment of the 23rd Infantry Division, 11th Infantry Brigade and 198th Infantry Brigade from South Vietnam to the United States

Operation Keystone Owl[2] 1 Feb – 30 Apr 72 Redeployment of five infantry battalions, two cavalry squadrons and four air cavalry squadron from South Vietnam to the United States

Operation Keystone Pelican[2] 1 Sep – 30 Nov 72 Redeployment of miscellaneous units from South Vietnam to the United States

Operation Keystone Pheasant[2] 1 May – 30 Jun 72 Redeployment of 3/1 Cavalry, 196th Infantry Brigade and four infantry Battalions from South Vietnam to the United States

Operation Keystone Robin (Alpha)[2] 1 Jul – 15 Oct 70 Redeployment of 3rd Brigade, 9th Infantry Division and 199th Infantry Brigade from South Vietnam to the United States

Operation Keystone Robin (Bravo)[2] 16 Oct – 31 Dec 70 Redeployment of the 4th Infantry Division and 25th Infantry Division (excl 2nd Brigade) from South Vietnam to the United States

Operation Keystone Robin (Charlie)[2] 1 Jan – 30 Apr 71 Redeployment of the 1st Cavalry Division, 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division and 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment from South Vietnam to the United States

Operation Keystone Wren[2] 1 Jul – 31 Aug 72 Redeployment of two infantry battalions from South Vietnam to the United States

Operation Khung Long[60] May 66 ARVN operation in Binh Dinh Province 30 19
Operation Kien Giang 9-1[2][61] 16 – 24 Nov 67 MRF, 2nd and 3rd Brigades, 9th Infantry Division, ARVN 7th Division and 9th Division, 5th Battalion, Republic of Vietnam Marine Corps and US Navy TF117 operation against the Vietcong 263rd and 514th Battalions Base Area 470 in Dinh Tuong Province 21 12
Operation King Hit[2] 10 – 11 Dec 68 9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment cordon and search operation of An Nhut village in Phuoc Tuy Province

Operation Kingfisher[62] 16 Jul – 31 Oct 67 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 26th Marines operation in the DMZ - Con Thien 1,117 340
Operation Kings[2] 20 – 28 Mar 66 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines and 3rd Tank Battalion search and destroy operation 25 km southwest of Danang in Quang Nam Province

Operation Kings Cross[63] 31 Oct – 12 Dec 69 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment operation against the VC 274th Regiment along Route 15

Operation Kingston[64] 14 Sep – 15 Oct 69 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment operation to locate and engage elements of the VC D445 Battalion near Thua Tich village

Operation Kipapa[2][65] 31 Aug – 12 Sep 66 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division operation in the Filhol Plantation in Hậu Nghĩa Province 8 6
Operation Kittyhawk[66] 20 Apr 67 – 21 Mar 68 9th Infantry Division, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry Regiment security and escort operations in Long Khánh District

Operation Klamath Falls[2] 1 Dec 67 – 8 Jan 68 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and 2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment search and destroy operation in Binh Thuan, Binh Tuy and Lâm Đồng Provinces

Operation Knox[2] 3 Mar – 3 Apr 67 Special Forces Project DELTA operation in II Corps

Operation Knox (USMC)[2] 24 Oct – 4 Nov 67 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines and 3rd Battalion, 11th Marines operation in Thua Thien Province

Operation Koko Head[2][67] 23 Jul – 6 Aug 66 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Binh Duong and Hậu Nghĩa Provinces 6
Operation Kokuliea[2] 14 – 22 Jul 66 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Binh Duong and Hậu Nghĩa Provinces

Operation Kolchak I[2][68] 26 – 28 Feb 66 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Hậu Nghĩa Province 5
Operation Kole Kole[2] 14 May – 7 Dec 67 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Binh Duong, Hậu Nghĩa and Tay Ninh Provinces 645
Operation Kosciusko[2] 15 – 20 Jun 68 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) reconnaissance in force operation between Nui Thia Vai mountain and Nui Dinh mountain 2
Operation Kramer White[2] 16 Oct 69 – 5 Jan 70 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment screening operation in Pleiku Province

Operation Kudzu[2] 1 May – 20 Nov 68 9th Infantry Division reconnaissance and security operation of Dong Tam Base in Dinh Truong Province

Operation Kudzu II[2] 20 Nov – 16 Dec 68 9th Infantry Division reconnaissance in force operation in Dinh Truong Province

Operation Kunia[2] 19 May – 7 Dec 67 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division search and destroy operation in the Ho Bo Woods, Bui Loi Woods, Filhol Plantation and the Iron Triangle in Binh Duong and Tay Ninh Provinces

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Operation Name↓ Date Duration↓ Description – location – Units↓ VC-NVA KIA's↓ Allied KIA's↓
Operation Lafayette[2] 25 Jan – 7 Feb 67 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines and 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines search and destroy operation in Quang Nam Province

Operation Lahaina[2] 7 Aug – 1 Sep 66 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment pacification operation in Hậu Nghĩa Province

Operation Lake[2] 6 – 12 Jul 67 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division operation in Quang Ngai Province

Operation Lam Son I[69] 62 ARVN I Corps' operation against VC Do Xa stronghold in Quang Ngai

Operation Lam Son II[70][71] 30 Aug 62 ARVN and 93rd Transportation Company and 10 CH-34s from the 1st Helicopter Squadron VNAF supported operation deep in the jungles of Quang Ngai Province in I Corps

Operation Lam Son 11[72] 2–5 Jun 66 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry and 7th Company, 7th ARVN Regiment operation in Binh Duong Province

Operation Lam Son 45[73] Jan 67 ARVN 1st Division operations in Thua Thien and Quang Tri Provinces

Operation Lam Son 46[73] Feb 67 ARVN 1st Division operations in Thua Thien and Quang Tri Provinces

Operation Lam Son 48[73] 4–5 May 67 ARVN 1st Division operations in Thua Thien and Quang Tri Provinces

Operation Lam Son 54 [74] 19–27 May 67 ARVN 1st Division operation up Route 1 north of Gio Linh to the Ben Hai River, launched in conjunction with Operation Beau Charger and Operation Hickory 342 22
Operation Lam Son 63[73] 2 Jun 67 ARVN 1st Division operations in Thua Thien and Quang Tri Provinces

Operation Lam Son 67[2] 7 Feb 67 – 31 Mar 68 2nd and 3rd Brigades, 1st Infantry Division and ARVN 5th Division, 18th Division and VNMC 3rd Battalion security operations in Biên Hòa and Binh Duong Provinces

Operation Lam Son 68[2] 1 Feb – 10 Mar 68 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division and ARVN 5th Division and 18th Division search and destroy operation in Biên Hòa and Binh Duong Provinces

Operation Lam Son 87[73] 20–24 Jul 67 ARVN 1st Division operations in Thua Thien and Quang Tri Provinces

Operation Lam Son 115 18–24 Apr 64 ARVN 32nd Ranger Battalion operation near Lavang

Operation Lam Son 138[2] 10 – 20 Oct 67 two battalions of the ARVN 1st Division operation in the Hai Lang Forest Reserve in Quang Tri and Thua Thien Provinces in conjunction with the US Operation Medina

Operation Lam Son 166[73] 26 Dec 67 ARVN 1st Division operations in Thua Thien and Quang Tri Provinces against the 816th Vietcong Battalion

Operation Lam Son 194[75] 14–20 March 68 ARVN 1st Division operation east of Phu Bai tying in with Operation Ford

Operation Lam Son 207[76] 1 – 15 Apr 68 ARVN participation in Operation Pegasus 1,044 92
Operation Lam Son 216[77] 19 Apr – 17 May 68 ARVN 1st Division and 3rd ARVN Airborne Task Force first large operation into the A Shau Valley in conjunction with Operation Delaware, moving through the valley to preempt enemy preparations for an attack on the Hue area and to take advantage of the damage done to the enemy by Operation Pegasus 869 142
Operation Lam Son 235[77] 22 Feb – 2 Mar 66 2 Regiments of the ARVN 1st Division search and destroy operation in Quang Tri Province 444 35
Operation Lam Son 245 [78] 2 Aug 68 – 24 Apr 69 ARVN 54th Regiment operation in Thua Thien Province 636
Operation Lam Son 255 [79] Apr 66 ARVN 1st Division operation in Quang Tin Province 33
Operation Lam Son 261 [80] 11 Sep 68 – 24 Apr 69 1st ARVN Regiment operation in Thua Thien and Quang Tri Provinces 724
Operation Lam Son 271[81] 16 Oct 68 – 24 Apr 69 2nd ARVN Regiment operation in Quang Tri Province 603
Operation Lam Son 277 [82] 22 Apr 69 – 20 Jun 69 2nd ARVN Regiment operation in Quang Tri Province 541
Operation Lam Son 283 [83] 21 – 24 Jun 66 ARVN operation in Quang Tri Province 331 37
Operation Lam Son 290 [83] 17 Jul 66 ARVN operation in Quang Tri Province 135
Operation Lam Son 318 [83] 3 Oct – 20 Nov 66 ARVN operation in Quang Tri Province 179 38 ARVN, 1 US
Operation Lam Son 719[84] 8 Feb – 25 Mar 71 ARVN armored and airborne invasion of Laos with US airlift and air support along Route 9 to Tchepone to sever the Ho Chi Minh Trail 2163 1529 ARVN KIA, 625 MIA 215 US KIA, 38 MIA
Operation Lam Son 720[2] Apr – Aug 71 ARVN 1st Division and 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division operation into the A Shau Valley

Operation Lam Son 810[85][86] 6 – 25 Sep 71 ARVN operation with US support to disrupt the flow of NVA supplies into northernmost Quang Tri Province throung the DMZ and neighboring Laos 175 75
Operation Lamar Plain[2][87] 16 May – 13 Aug 69 23rd Infantry Division, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and ARVN 1st Division operation southwest of Tam Ky in Quang Tin Province 524 478
Operation Lancaster I[2][88] 1 Nov 67 – 20 Jan 68 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines search and destroy operation to safeguard Route 9 between Cam Lo and in the old Operation Kingfisher area around Ca Lu 46 27
Operation Lancaster II[2][26][89] 21 Jan – 23 Nov 68 1st 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 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines search-and-clear operation to safeguard Route 9 between Cam Lo and Ca Lu 1801 359
Operation Lanikai[2] 14 Sep 66 – 13 Feb 67 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division pacification operation in Long An Province

Operation Lanoke[2] 25 – 28 Feb 67 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines search and destroy operation in Quang Nam Province

Operation Lard Yar[2] 14 Oct 67 Royal Thai Army Volunteer Regiment operation in III Corps

Operation Lavarack[90] 30 May – 1 Jul 69 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) reconnaissance in force operations north of Nui Dat 102 3
Operation Lawrence[2] 17 Apr 67 196th Infantry Brigade search and destroy operation in I Corps

Operation Le Loi I[2] 8 Dec 68 – 10 Feb 69 ARVN 1st Ranger Group operation in Quang Nam Province 695
Operation Le Loi 9[91] 23 Jul 64 ARVN operation 24 km southwest of An Tuc in Pleiku Province

Operation Le Loi 15[83] 21 Mar 66 ARVN Special Forces operation in Darlac Province 134 10
Operation Leap Frog[92] 68 Systematic canvassing of the opinions of senior ARVN officers by U.S. military intelligence on likely Vietcong actions

Operation Leaping Lena[93] 15 May – 1 Oct 64 ARVN and CIDG, under Special Forces leadership, classified long-range patrolling to provide the groundwork for the formation of a combined American-South Vietnamese special reconnaissance unit capable of conducting the most hazardous and critical missions inside the country as required by MACV and the Vietnamese Joint General Staff

Operation Lee/Operation Lien Ket 64[2] 3 – 10 Oct 66 ROK 2nd Marine Brigade and ARVN 4th Regiment operation in Quang Ngai Province

Operation Leeds[2] 16 Oct – 3 Dec 66 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division search and destroy operation

Operation Leeton[2] 3 May – 2 Jun 67 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment search and destroy operation in Phuoc Tuy Province

Operation Lejeune[2] 7 – 22 Apr 67 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, 2/1 Cavalry, 3/1 Cavalry and 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines search and destroy operation in Quang Ngai Province

Operation Leopard[2] 1 – 7 Jan 70 A Squadron, 1st Armoured Regiment reconnaissance and ambush operation in Duc Thanh District

Operation Lewis and Clark[2] 3–15 May 66 2/1 Cavalry reconnaissance in force operation from Pleiku to An Khe

Operation Lexington[2] 17 Apr – 4 May 66 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division saturation patrolling north of the Rung Sat Special Zone as a follow-up to Operation Jackstay

Operation Lexington III[2] 17 Apr – 9 Jun 66 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment search and destroy operation in thick mangrove swamp in the Rung Sat Special Zone in Biên Hòa Province

Operation Liberty Canyon[2] 28 Oct – 20 Nov 68 Redeployment of the 1st Cavalry Division to III Corps

Operation Lien Ket 4[2][8] 28 Jul 65 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, ARVN 51st Regiment and VNMC 3rd Battalion first combined land operation in the war

Operation Lien Ket 10[94] 29 – 31 Oct 65 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 6th Regiment ARVN 2nd Division operation against the VC Do Xa base area 20 km west of Chu Lai

Operation Lien Ket 18[95][95][96][97] 9 – 20 Dec 65 ARVN participation in Operation Harvest Moon, in Thang Binh, Quang Tin Province 75 11
Operation Lien Ket 26[83][98] 4 – 7 Mar 66 One battalion from the 7th Marines and one from the ARVN 2nd Division operation to engage the 21st NVA Regiment 11 km northwest of Quang Ngai City, first USMC contact with the NVA 632 83 US, 32 ARVN
Operation Lien Ket 28[99] 20 – 25 Mar 66 7th Marines and ARVN 2nd Division operation with one Marine and one ARVN battalion landing near An Hoa to encounter the 60th and 90th battalions of the 1st VC Regiment and the 11th Battalion, 21st NVA Regiment 623 99
Operation Lien Ket 30[100] 28 – 30 Mar 66 7th Marines and ARVN 5th Regiment, 2nd Division operation to the northwest of Lam Loc 69 11
Operation Lien Ket 52[101] 6 – 22 Aug 66 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division and ARVN 2nd Division multi-battalion search and destroy operation 50 km west-northwest of Chu Lai in Quang Tin and Quang Nam Provinces to locate and destroy the 2nd NVA Division (AKA 620th NVA Division) believed to have moved into the strategic Que Son Valley region 674 23
Operation Lien Ket 66[102] Mar 66 ARVN 42nd Regiment, 22nd Division, operation in Quang Ngai to establish a blocking position to sweep the VC from Route 1 into the mountains at Phù Cũ Pass in Bình Định Province

Operation Lien Ket 68[83] 5 – 8 Nov 66 ARVN search and destroy operation in Quang Tin Province 109 64
Operation Lien Ket 70[83] 19 – 27 Nov 66 ARVN 2nd Division search and destroy operation in Quang Ngai Province 123 3
Operation Lien Ket 81[83] 17 – 22 Feb 67 ARVN 2nd Division search and destroy operation in Quang Ngai Province

Operation Lien Ket 414[2] 25 Aug – 31 Dec 69 ARVN 4th Regiment operation in Quang Ngai Province 710
Operation Lien Ket 531[2] 25 Aug – 31 Dec 69 ARVN 5th Regiment operation in Quang Tin Province 542
Operation Lien Lu[103] 19 – 22 Aug 64 ARVN operation about 7 miles north of Tay Ninh city
Operation Lightning[2] 8 – 14 Nov 65 ROK 2nd Marine Brigade operation in Khanh Hoa Province

Operation Lightning Bug[2] 66 USAF air interdiction operations

Operation Lihue[2] 2–12 May 66 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division security operation on Route 22 between Cu Chi and Tay Ninh

Operation Lincoln[104] 25 Mar – 8 Apr 66 1st and 3d Brigades, 1st Cavalry Division and 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division search and destroy/reconnaissance in force operation in the vicinity of Plei Me and the Chu Pong Massif in Pleiku and Darlac Provinces against the same NVA units that had participated in the battle of the Ia Drang Valley 522 51
Operation Lincoln (I Corps)[2] 4 – 9 Jan 67 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines search and destroy operation in Quang Nam Province

Operation Linebacker I[105] 9 May – 23 Oct 72 U.S. Seventh Air Force and U.S. Navy Task Force 77 strategic bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong, and mining of Haiphong harbor to turn back the Easter Offensive

Operation Linebacker II[2] 18 – 29 Dec 72 U.S. Seventh Air Force and U.S. Navy Task Force 77 strategic bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong, and mining of Haiphong harbor to force North Vietnam to return to the Paris Peace Talks 1612
Operation Linn River[2] 27 Jan – 7 Feb 69 1st Battalion, 7th Marines and 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines clear and search operation in Quang Nam Province

Operation Lion[2] 5 – 9 Jul 67 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment operation

Operation Lismore[2] 1–8 May 67 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment operation in Phuoc Tuy Province

Operation Little Rock[2] 1 – 4 Oct 66 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division and ARVN 48th Regiment search and destroy operation in Phuoc Long Province

Operation Little Sheba[2] 24 Dec 66 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division route and convoy security operation in Biên Hòa Province

Operation Logan Field[106] 7 – 12 Oct 68 1st Battalion 20th Infantry, 11th Light Infantry Brigade and 23rd Infantry Division search and destroy operation in northeast of Quang Ngai City 14 13
Operation Lonesome End[2] 14 – 17 Oct 65 1/1 Cavalry route and area security operation in Binh Dinh Province

Operation Long Lance[2] 3 – 8 Jan 66 1st Battalion, 1st Marines search and destroy operation in Quang Nam Province

Operation Long Phi 971[60] 21–23 May 66 ARVN operation in Kien Giang Province 224 6
Operation Long Phi 984[83] 25 – 27 Aug 66 ARVN search and destroy operation in Kien Giang Province 132 30
Operation Long Reach[2] 24 Oct – 26 Nov 65 1/1 Cavalry (Operation All The Way), 2/1 Cavalry (Operation Silver Bayonet II) and 3/1 Cavalry (Operation Silver Bayonet I) search and destroy operation and relief of Plei Me CIDG camp in Pleiku Province

Operation Long Reach II[2] 5 – 26 Dec 69 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment operation in Binh Long Province

Operation Longfellow[2] 13 Apr – 1 May 66 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division and ARVN 42nd Regiment search and destroy operation in Kontum Province to search the area west of Route 14 north from Dak To toward Dak Pek in support of Army Engineers repairing and improving Route 14

Operation Longstreet[2] 16 Jun 66 ROK 2nd Marine Brigade engineering security operation in Binh Dinh and Phu Yen Provinces

Operation Longview[2] 23 Sep – 1 Oct 66 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division route security and clearing operation on Route 16 between Phuoc Vinh and Biên Hòa

Operation Los Angeles[2] 9 – 10 Mar 66 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division route and convoy security operation along Route 13 in Binh Duong Province

Operation Los Banos[2] 23 Mar – 7 Apr 68 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division security operation in Biên Hòa Province

Operation Louisiana Lee[2] 15 Aug – 28 Sep 69 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and ARVN 1st Division operation in the A Shau Valley

Operation Lulu[2] 12 – 14 Mar 69 3rd Brigade, 9th Infantry Division, 199th Infantry Brigade, ARVN 46th Regiment and 5th Ranger Group clear and search operation in Long An Province

Operation Lunch[107] 70 Second phase of Operation Menu

Operation Lyon Valley[2] 27 Jul – 24 Aug 70 5th Marines clear and search operation southwest of Danang 5
Operation Lyre Bird[2] 1 – 31 Aug 68 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment/Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (ANZAC) land-clearing operation west of Nui Dat, Phuoc Tuy Province

Operation Name↓ Date Duration↓ Description – location – Units↓ VC-NVA KIA's↓ Allied KIA's↓
Operation Ma Doo I[1] 21 Jan – 7 Feb 67 28th Regiment, ROK 9th Infantry Division operation in Phu Yen 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 Kontum 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 Quang Nam Province 507 24
Operation Madison[2] 21 – 23 Oct 66 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines search and destroy operation in Quang 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, Quang Tri 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 Quang Ngai 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 Quang Ngai 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, Quang Nam Province

Operation Mallard II[2] 23 Aug – 26 Sep 66 Deployment of 2nd Battalion, 34th Armored Regiment from Vung Tau 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 Quang 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, Binh Duong, Long Khánh and Phuoc Long Provinces

Operation Mang Ho V[11] 23 – 27 Mar 66 ROKA Capital Division search and destroy operation in Binh Dinh Province 349 17
Operation Mang Ho VI[11] 23 Sep – 30 Oct 66 ROKA Capital Division search and destroy operation in Binh Dinh Province 1161 30
Operation Mang Ho VIII[12] 3 – 31 Jan 67 ROK Capital Division search and clear operations along Route 1 in Phu Yen Province 150
Operation Mang Ho IX[2] 17 Dec 67 – 31 Jan 68 ROK Capital Division search and destroy operation in Binh Dinh Province 749
Operation Mang Ho X[2] 16 Feb – 1 Mar 68 ROK Capital Division search and destroy operation in Binh Dinh Province 664
Operation Manh Ho[11] 6 – 9 Sep 66 ARVN operation in Binh Dinh 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 Binh Duong 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 Phuoc Tuy Province

Operation Marshall Mountain[2] 9 Dec 68 – 28 Feb 69 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division clear and search operation in Quang Tri Province

Operation Maryland[2] 25 – 28 Jan 67 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines clear and search operation in Thua Thien 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 Binh Dinh 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 Quang Tri 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 Phuoc 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 Binh Duong, Binh Long and Tay 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 Binh Dinh, Kontum and Pleiku Provinces

Operation Matador II[2] 13 – 17 Jan 66 2/1 Cavalry search and destroy operation in Binh Dinh, Kontum and Pleiku Provinces

Operation Matador III[2] 1 – 20 Jan 66 1/1 Cavalry search and destroy operation along the Cambodian border in Kontum 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 Kontum 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 Phuoc Tuy Province

Operation Matthew[2][28] 29 Jun – 17 Jul 69 9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance in force operation in Long Khánh Province
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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 Quang 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 Binh Thuan 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 Danang in support of Accelerated Pacification Campaign 847 352
Operation Meadowlark[2] 5 – 29 Sep 66 Deployment of 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment from Vung Tau 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 Marinesand 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 Quang Ngai 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, Quang 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 Quang 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 Binh Duong 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 Quang Tri 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 Quang Tri Province 91 57
Operation Montana Raider[40] 12 Apr – 14 May 69 1st Cavalry Division and 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment operations from Dau Tieng to Quan Loi on a series of coordinated search operations designed to destroy the NVA support and supply facilities along Route 13 in Tay 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 Tay 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 Quang Tin Province

Operation Monterey II[2] 30 Sep – 3 Oct 66 1st Battalion, 5th Marines and 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines security operation in Quang Tin 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, Thua Thien 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 Tay 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 Kontum 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 Kontum 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
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Operation Murray Blue[2] 25 Sep – 12 Oct 70 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment operation in Binh Dinh 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 Quang Ngai 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 Binh Duong 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 Quang Nam Province 162 16

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Operation Name↓ Date Duration↓ Description – location – Units↓ VC-NVA 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 Quang Tin 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 Quang Tri 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 Quang Tri City in coordination with ARVN forces including the 1st Regiment, ARVN 1st Division to support the pacification of Quang Tri 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 Phuoc Tuy Province

Operation Nathan Hale[11][52] 19 Jun – 1 Jul 66 1st Cavalry Division and 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division operation in Phu Yen Province vicinity of Dong Tre and Tuy Hoa 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 Hue 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 Hue 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 Phuoc 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 Thua Thien 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 Quang 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, Bien Hoa 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 Binh Tuy Province

Operation New One[2] 21 – 27 Oct 65 173rd Airborne Brigade clear and secure operation in Binh Duong 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 Thua Thien Province joining with ARVN Operation Thua Thien 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 Binh Duong 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 Binh Duong 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 Quang 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 Quang 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 Quang Tri and Thua Thien 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, Phuoc 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↓ VC-NVA KIA's↓ Allied KIA's↓
Operation Oahu[2] 1 – 31 Aug 66 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Tay 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 Phu Yen 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 Thua Thien 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 Danang in Quang 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 Binh Duong Province

Operation Omaha[2] 20 – 22 Apr 66 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division search and destroy and road clearing operation on National Road 13 (Vietnam)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 Quang Nam Province

Operation Orange[66] 1 – 11 Apr 66 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines search and destroy operation near Thuong Guc, 40 km southwest of Danang in Quang 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 Quang Tri 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 Thua Thien 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, Quang Tri 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 Quang Tri Province 24 2
Operation Otsego[2] 18 – 20 Apr Apr 66 1st Infantry Division search and destroy operation in Binh Duong Province

Operation Ottawa[2] 20 – 22 Aug 66 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines search and destroy operation in Thua Thien 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 Phuoc 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 Quang Nam and Thua Thien Provinces

Operation Ox Trail[2] 3 – 7 Dec 65 2/1 Cavalry and 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment search and destroy operation in Binh Dinh Province

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Operation Name↓ Date Duration↓ Description – location – Units↓ VC-NVA KIA's↓ Allied KIA's↓
Operation Paddington[2] 7 – 14 Jul 67 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment; 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 9th Infantry Division and ARVN search and destroy operation in Phuoc 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[69] 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 Binh Dinh 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][70] 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][71] 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[72] 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 Thua Thien Province

Operation Pawnee II[2] 8 – 14 Sep 66 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines search and destroy operation in Thua Thien Province

Operation Pawnee III[2] 29 Oct – 24 Dec 66 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines search and destroy operation in Thua Thien Province

Operation Pecos[2] 20 – 27 Jul 67 1st Battalion, 7th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 11th Marines search and destroy operation in "Happy Valley" Quang Nam Province

Operation Pegasus/Operation Lam Son 207[2][73] 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 Quang Tri Province 1100+ (est) 144
Operation Pennsylvania Square[2] 26 Jun 70 – 1 Mar 71 198th Infantry Brigade clear and search operation in Quang Tin 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[74][75] 12 Feb 67 – 19 Jan 68 1st Cavalry Division, 3rd Brigade 25th Infantry Division, ROK Capital Division and ARVN 22nd Division operation in Binh Dinh and Quảng Ngãi Provinces against the NVA 610th Division and VC units 5401
Operation Pershing II[2][76] 22 Jan – 29 Feb 68 2/1 Cavalry and 4th Infantry Division operation in Binh Dinh and Quảng Ngãi Provinces 614 156
Operation Petrie[2] 29 Jun – 13 Jul 70 8th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment reconnaissance and ambush operation in Phuoc Tuy Province

Operation Phoenix[2] 26 Feb – 1 Mar 66 173rd Airborne Brigade search and destroy operation in Biên Hòa Province

Operation Phoenix[77] 67–72 CIA-organized assassination campaign against Vietcong cadres in South Vietnam

Operation Phoi Hop[78] 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][79] 27 – 29 Sep 68 1st and 2nd Brigades, 101st Airborne Division and ARVN 54th Regiment search and destroy operation in Thua Thien 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 Thua Thien 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 Thua Thien Province

Operation Phu Yen 7[80] Oct 65 ARVN rice harvest operation near Tuy Hoa

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 Quang Nam Province

Operation Pickett[2] 6 Dec 66 – 19 Jan 67 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division search and destroy operation in Kontum 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[81] 5 Aug 64 US Navy airstrikes against North Vietnamese torpedo boat bases and POL facilities in response to the Gulf of Tonkin Incident
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Operation Pike[2] 1 – 3 Aug 67 1st Marine Division search and destroy operation in Quang Nam and Quang Tin 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[82] 11 Aug 66 – Apr 67 ARPA, US Forest Service and USAF operational testing of techniques to dry out and start forest fires in Tay Ninh and Phuoc Long Provinces

Operation Pinnaroo[83] 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 Phuoc Tuy Province 21
Operation Pioneer[2] 26 Sep – 4 Oct 68 1st Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment clear and search operation in Quang Tri 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][84] 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 Quang Nam Province centered approximately 13 km west of Hoi An 852 71
Operation Piranha[85][86] 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 Quang 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 Binh Dinh 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 Phuoc Tuy Province

Operation Platypus (1969)[2][28] 1 – 14 Aug 69 B Squadron, 1st Armoured Regiment interdiction of VC movement across Route 15 in Phuoc 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 Quang Nam and Quang Tri Provinces

Operation Pocket Money[87] 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, Quang Ngai Province

Operation Popeye[88] 20 Mar 67 – 5 Jul 72 USAF cloud-seeding operation over the Ho Chi Minh Trail

Operation Portsea[2][89] 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 Phuoc Tuy Province

Operation Prairie[2][90] 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][91] 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 Quang Tri Province 693 129
Operation Prairie III[2][92] 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[93][94] 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 Quang Tri Province

Operation Prek Ta[95] early 72 FANK and ARVN operation against NVA

Operation Project Delta[96] 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[97][98] 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][89] 26 Apr – 1 May 67 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment supported by the 1st Brigade, RNZA 161 Battery search and destroy operation in Phuoc Tuy Province

Operation Pulaski[2] 23 – 27 Feb 67 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines search and destroy operation in Quang Nam Province

Operation Purple Martin