November 4th – 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.


George Ball of the state department warns secretary of defense Robert McNamara and General Taylor that addition of the planned 8,000 soldiers of the United States or even more into Vietnam might escalate the situation making it even worse than the Korean War. George Ball thoughts were seconded by Averell Harriman, John Kenneth Galbraith and Chester Bowles of the state department.


The South Vietnam Infantry together with reinforcements from the United States fighters, bombers and artillery engage in the biggest clash in 4 months with North Vietnam soldiers near Duc Lop for about 10 continuous hours. 80 of the communist troops were killed in action while 24 South Vietnamese soldiers killed and 38 injured.


An airbase in the Mekong Delta region is handed over by the United States to the Vietnamese Air Force (VNAF) in accordance with the Vietnamization Program. It was a step set by President Nixon to upgrade the fighting capabilities of the South Vietnam armed forces for them to be able to assume more responsibility for the ongoing war. New equipment, weapons, and more advisory efforts were also included in the program.

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