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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