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1969 in the Vietnam War
←1968 1969 1970→
The battlefield at Binh Ba after the fighting
The battlefield at Binh Ba after the fighting.
Location Vietnam
Belligerents
Anti-Communist forces:

 South Vietnam
 United States
 South Korea
 Australia
 Philippines
 New Zealand
Cambodia Khmer Republic
 Thailand
Laos Kingdom of Laos[citation needed]
Republic of China Republic of China

Communist forces:

 North Vietnam
Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam Viet Cong
Cambodia Khmer Rouge
Laos Pathet Lao
 People's Republic of China
 Soviet Union
 North Korea

Vietnam North Vietnam

Strength
US:
Casualties and losses
US: killed
South Vietnam: Killed

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January

Januray 31

Tet 1969 refers to the attacks mounted by principally North Vietnamese forces in February 1969 in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War, one year after the original Tet Offensive.

May

May 10, 1969

The Battle of Hamburger Hill was a battle of the Vietnam War which was fought between the United States and South Vietnam against North Vietnamese forces from May 10–20, 1969. Although the heavily fortified Hill 937 was of little strategic value, U.S. command ordered its capture by direct assault.

May 10

Operation Apache Snow was a military operation in the A Shau Valley from May 10 to June 7, 1969. The A Shau Valley was an important corridor for moving supplies into South Vietnam and used as staging area for attacks. Previous sweeps of the valley in Operation Delaware and Operation Dewey Canyon had not been able to keep the North Vietnamese Army from operating in the valley.[1]

June

June 6, 1969

The Battle of Binh Ba, also known as Operation Hammer, was a hard fought, but one-sided, battle. The action occurred on 6–8 June 1969 when Australian Army troops from the 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (5RAR) fought a combined communist force of North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong in the village of Binh Ba, 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) north of Nui Dat in Phuoc Tuy Province.

Bibliography

Notes
  1. ^ Stanton 2003, p. 13
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