February 2nd – 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.

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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