February 3rd – This Date in the Vietnam War

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The following events took place on this date in Vietnam War History. We have gathered this information from sources deemed to be accurate. If you find any mistakes please contact us

This timeline is meant to keep track of what was both happening on the battlefield, politically and at home in the USA during the Vietnam war.

1964

South Vietnamese new leader, General Khanh reverses his earlier decision by Minh. Doing so gave a go-ahead to the assignment of more United States military and civilian aides to give a hand to the struggling South Vietnam forces. General Khanh also approved direct covert missions against North Vietnam by the United States under OPLAN 34.

1970

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee opens up an inquest into President Nixon’s administrations’ conduct during the Vietnam War. In the hearing, Senator Charles Goodell of New York stated that Nixon’s Vietnamization program which helped South Vietnam assume more responsibility for the war had become an outstanding public relations success. On the contrary, most of the other senators called for the termination of America’s commitment towards South Vietnam.

1973

The communist Khmer Rouge takes control of the highway linking Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh and Kompong Som, Cambodia’s only deep water port. The highway link was cut henceforth restricting movement of supplies from the port to Phnom Penh. The only remaining principal route for resupplying the capital now remained the Mekong River from Saigon.

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February 2nd – This Date in the Vietnam War

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1962

A C-123 aircraft crashes while sprinkling a defoliant chemical on one of the Viet Cong ambush sites. It became the first United States Air Force aircraft to be lost in South Vietnam. The plane was carrying out Operation Ranch Hand which involved the use of technological area denial techniques tailored to bring out infiltration routes and trails used by the Viet Cong. About 19 million gallons of the defoliating chemicals were dumped over Vietnam in the operation.

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February 1st – This Date in the Vietnam War

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The following events took place on this date in Vietnam War History. We have gathered this information from sources deemed to be accurate. If you find any mistakes please contact us

This timeline is meant to keep track of what was both happening on the battlefield, politically and at home in the USA during the Vietnam war.

1964

Operation Plan or Oplan 34A is instigated by South Vietnamese and the United States naval forces. The operation would involve raids carried out by South Vietnamese commandos against coastal and island installations belonging to the North Vietnamese under the command of American forces. Although not directly involved in direct confrontations with the North, United States Navy ships were deployed to monitor and survey North Vietnamese defense countermeasures.

1967

Operation Prairie is initiated in the Quang Tri province by units of the United States 3rd Marine Division. The operation lasted for 46 days during which search and destroy raids were conducted against communist sanctuaries. It came to an end on 18th March, 693 enemy fighters and 93 Marines were killed in action during the entire operation

1968

Nguyen Ngoc Loan, the Saigon police chief is photographed executing a member of the Viet Cong officer. Using a pistol, Nguyen Ngoc Loan publicly executed the Viet Cong officers in the streets as a warning to the rest of the Viet Cong affiliates. The scene is captured in a famous news photograph which circulated all around the world.

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