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Operation Linebacker II
US claim: 12 tactical aircraft shot down 16 B-52s shot down 4 B-52s suffered heavy damage 5 B-52s suffered medium damage 43 killed in action 49 taken prisoner[4]PAVN claim: 81 aircraft shot down (including 34 B-52s and 4 F-111s;[5] this includes two B-52s shot down by MiG-21 fighters[6]) 1,624 civilians killed Military casualties are unknown[7] U.S
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1965 Qui Nhơn Hotel Bombing
The Viet Cuong Hotel in Qui Nhơn, was bombed by the Viet Cong
Viet Cong
on the evening of 10 February 1965, during the Vietnam War. Viet Cong
Viet Cong
(VC) operatives detonated explosive charges causing the entire building to collapse. The explosion killed 23 U.S. servicemen and 2 of the Viet Cong attackers.[1]Contents1 Background 2 Explosion 3 Aftermath 4 ReferencesBackground[edit] The 4-storey Khách Sạn Viet Cuong or Viet Cuong Hotel (“Strength of Vietnam”) was used as a U.S. Army enlisted men's billet in the city of Qui Nhơn. Many of the 60 men billeted there came from the 140th Transportation Detachment (Cargo Helicopter Field Maintenance) who provided maintenance support for the 117th Assault Helicopter Company based at Qui Nhơn
Qui Nhơn
Airfield. Following the VC Attack on Camp Holloway
Attack on Camp Holloway
on 6–7 February 1965, the U.S
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Bắc Giang
Bắc Giang
Bắc Giang
( listen) is a city in Vietnam. It is the capital of Bắc Giang
Bắc Giang
Province. Its name, deriving from that of the Province Sino-Vietnamese, means "north of the river." The location is very convenient for transportation, it is 50 km north of Hanoi, in the middle position on major transportation routes (roads, international railway) connecting Hanoi with the Lang Son City and Dong Dang international border gate; Bac Giang locates in an important transportation hub. The Thương River runs through the town's southern part heading for Haiphong. Although the name of Bắc Giang
Bắc Giang
(北江 "North River") Province is very old, established in its first form in 1466, there was historically no town of that name
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War In Vietnam (1959–63)
Americanization of the Vietnam WarFoundation of the National Liberation Front (Viet Cong) Anti-Buddhism in South Vietnam Strategic Hamlet Program
Strategic Hamlet Program
to combat the communist insurgency by means of population transfer of its supporters Large Buddhist revolt Arrest and assassination of Ngô Đình Diệm Dương Văn Minh succeeds Diệm
Diệm
as presidentBelligerentsAnti- Communist
Communist
forces:  South Vietnam  United States  Australia Communist
Communist
forces:  North Vietnam Viet Cong  China Supported by:  Soviet UnionCommanders and leaders Ngô Đình Diệm Lam Quang Thi Dwight D. Eisenhower John F
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Joint Warfare In South Vietnam, 1963–69
Anti-Communist forces:  South Vietnam  United States  Australia  Philippines  South Korea  New Zealand Laos Hmong  ThailandCommunist forces: Viet Cong  North Vietnam Pathet Lao Khmer RougeSupported by Spain  Taiwan  Japan  Canada  West Germany IranSupported by Soviet Union  North Korea  China  Cuba Czechoslovakia Mongolia Bulgaria  East Germany Poland  Burma  India  SwedenCommanders and leaders Bùi Đình Đạm Huỳnh Văn Cao John Paul Vann Đỗ Cao Trí Roger H. C. Donlon George Stephen Morrison Nguyen Co Franklin P. Eller Nguyễn Chánh Thi Cao Văn Viên Charles Q. Williams Lewis W. Walt John Healy Thomas W. Brown Harold G. Moore Basil L. Plumley Robert McDade Lowell E. English Byung Soo Choi Ngô Quang Trưởng Harry Smith Guy S. Meloy Kyung-Jin Chung Colin Townsend Emil Radics Herman Nickerson James A. Graham Albert C
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John W. Vogt, Jr.
General John William Vogt Jr. (March 18, 1920 – April 16, 2010) was a flying ace of the United States Army Air Forces
United States Army Air Forces
in World War II
World War II
who later achieved general rank in the United States Air Force
United States Air Force
during the Cold War
Cold War
period. He was commander Allied Air Forces Central Europe
Allied Air Forces Central Europe
and commander in chief United States Air Forces in Europe at Ramstein Air Base, Germany in the 1970s. Biography[edit] Vogt was born on March 18, 1920 and died April 16, 2010.[1] He received his bachelor of arts degree from Yale University
Yale University
and his master of arts from Columbia University. He was also a fellow of the Harvard School for International Affairs
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John Dale Ryan
General John Dale Ryan
John Dale Ryan
(December 10, 1915 – October 27, 1983) was the seventh Chief of Staff of the United States
United States
Air Force. As chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, General Ryan served in a dual capacity. He was a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, which, as a body, acts as the principal military adviser to the president, the National Security Council, and the Secretary of Defense. In his other capacity, he was responsible to the Secretary of the Air Force
Secretary of the Air Force
for managing the vast human and materiel resources of the world's most powerful aerospace force.Contents1 Early life 2 Military career 3 Awards and decorations3.1 Other achievements4 Family and Death 5 References 6 External linksEarly life[edit] The general was born in Cherokee, Iowa, in 1915
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United States
Coordinates: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of America Flag Coat of arms Motto: "In God
God
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Lạng Sơn
Coordinates: 21°50′52″N 106°45′28″E / 21.84778°N 106.75778°E / 21.84778; 106.75778Lạng Sơn Thành phố Lạng SơnLạng SơnLocation in VietnamCoordinates: 21°50′52″N 106°45′28″E / 21.84778°N 106.75778°E / 21.84778; 106.75778Country  VietnamProvince Lạng Sơn
Lạng Sơn
ProvinceArea • Total 79 km2 (31 sq mi)Population (2007) • Total 148,000Climate Cwa Lạng Sơn
Lạng Sơn
( listen) (chữ nho: 諒山) is a city in far northern Vietnam, which is the capital of Lạng Sơn
Lạng Sơn
Province
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Thái Nguyên
Thái Nguyên
Thái Nguyên
( listen) is a city and municipality in Vietnam. It is the capital and largest city of Thái Nguyên
Thái Nguyên
Province. The city is listed as a first class city and is the ninth largest city in Vietnam.[1] It has long been famous throughout Vietnam
Vietnam
for its tea.[2] In 1959 it became the site of Vietnam's first steel mill,[3] and is now home to a large and growing major regional university complex.[4]Contents1 Geography 2 History 3 Commerce and industry 4 Universities 5 Attractions 6 Administrative divisions6.1 Wards 6.2 Communes7 Gallery 8 References 9 External linksGeography[edit] Thái Nguyên
Thái Nguyên
City is located on the Cầu River
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Hanoi
Hanoi
Hanoi
(/hæˈnɔɪ/[3] or US: /həˈnɔɪ/;[4] Vietnamese: Hà Nội, [hàː nôjˀ] ( listen)[5]) is the capital of Vietnam
Vietnam
and the country's second largest city by population. The population in 2015 was estimated at 7.7 million people. The city lies on the right bank of the Red River. Hanoi
Hanoi
is 1,760 km (1,090 mi) north of Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City
and 120 km (75 mi) west of Hai Phong
Hai Phong
city. From 1010 until 1802, it was the most important political centre of Vietnam. It was eclipsed by Huế, the imperial capital of Vietnam during the Nguyễn Dynasty
Nguyễn Dynasty
(1802–1945). In 1873 Hanoi
Hanoi
was conquered by the French. From 1883 to 1945, the city was the administrative center of the colony of French Indochina
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North Vietnam
North Vietnam, officially the Democratic Republic
Republic
of Vietnam
Vietnam
(DRV) (Vietnamese: Việt Nam Dân Chủ Cộng Hòa), was a country in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
from 1945 to 1976. Vietnamese revolutionary leader Hồ Chí Minh
Hồ Chí Minh
declared independence from French Indochina
French Indochina
on 2 September 1945 and announced the creation of the Democratic Republic
Republic
of Vietnam. France reasserted its colonial dominance and a war ensued between France and the Viet Minh, led by President Ho Chi Minh. The Viet Minh
Viet Minh
("League for the Independence of Vietnam") was a coalition of nationalist groups, mostly led by communists
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Siege Of Plei Me
South Vietnamese-American victorySiege liftedBelligerents South Vietnam  United States North VietnamCommanders and leadersVĩnh Lộc (II Corps) William A. McKean (5th SF Group) Charles Beckwith (Delta Team) Nguyễn Trọng Luật (Armored TF) Chu Huy Man (B3 Front) Tô Đình Khẩn (32nd Rgmt) Vũ Sắc (33rd Rgmt)Strength450 CIDG 12 U.S. Special
Special
Forces ARVN armored column of 1,400 men U.S. Air Force and TF Ingram 33rd and 320th PAVN Regiments (~4,200)Casualties and lossesCIDG: 14 KIA, 28 WIA ARVN: 16 KIA, 31 WIA US: 3 KIA, 7 WIA[1]U.S. body count: 326 killed during siege [2] U.S
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Battle Of Ba Gia
25th Division51st Infantry Regiment1st Brigade Marine Task Force B1st Marine Battalion 3rd Marine Battalion37th Ranger Battalion 39th Ranger Battalion Airborne Division5th Airborne BattalionTwo Artillery Battalions 9th Division271st Regiment45th Independent Battalion 83rd Local Force BattalionStrength2,500 2,000Casualties and lossesVC claim: 915 killed or wounded 270 captured[1] ARVN claim: 556 killed[2]v t eMilitary engagements of the Vietnam
Vietnam
WarGuerrilla phaseLaos Chopp
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Battle Of Dong Xoai
9th Division271st Regiment 272nd Regiment 273rd Regiment 274th Regiment840th Battalion Local sapper units ARVN Rangers34th Ranger Battalion 36th Ranger Battalion 52nd Ranger Battalion ARVN Forces51st Infantry Regiment 7th Infantry Regiment1st Battalion7th Airborne Battalion Regional Forces111th RF Company 327th Militia Company 328th Militia Company 173rd Airborne Brigade1st Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 319th Field Artillery 118th Aviation Company Cambodian CIDGCasualties and losses126 bodies recovered inside recaptured compounds [1] South Vietnam: 416 killed, 174 wounded, and 233 missing United States: 20 killed or wounded, and 13 missingv t eMilitary engagements of the Vietnam WarGuerrilla phaseLaos Chopper Sunrise 1st Ap Bac Go Cong Hiep Hoa 34A Long Dinh Kien Long Quyet Thang 202 Bien Hoa Airbase USNS Card Nam Dong A
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Operation Starlite
American interventionStarlite Piranha An Ninh Plei Me Hump Gang Toi 1st Bau Bang Bushmaster II Ia Drang Marauder Crimp Van Buren Masher/White Wing Bong Son Mastiff Suoi Bong Trang New York Harrison Cocoa Beach Utah Silver City A Shau Oregon Texas Lincoln Birmingham Xa Cam My Fillmore Davy Crockett Austin IV Paul Revere Crazy Horse El Paso Hawthorne Hill 488 Nathan Hale Wahiawa Hastings Minh Thanh Road John Paul Jones Seward Prairie Colorado Duc Co Long Tan Amarillo Thayer Attleboro Deckhouse IV Irving Tan Son Nhut airbase Lam Son II Byrd SS Baton Rouge Victory Sunset Beach Shenandoah Paul Revere IV Thayer II Geronimo Fairfax Deckhouse V Cedar Falls Desoto Firebase Bird Sam Houston Tra Binh Dong Gadsden Pershing Bribie Junction City (1st Prek Klok 2nd Prek Klok Ap Gu Suoi Tre 2nd Bau Bang) Lejeune Francis Marion Manhattan Beaver Cage Union The Hill Fights Con Thien Malheur I and Malheur II Union II Dragnet Akron Billings Concordia Buffalo Hong Kil Dong Diamond Head Kingfisher Cor
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