Operation Wahiawa

Operation Wahiawa was an operation conducted by the 25th Infantry Division in Hậu Nghĩa Province, lasting from 16 to 30 May 1966.[1]

Prelude

U.S. intelligence indicated that the Viet Cong (VC) 1st Battalion, 165A Regiment and its headquarters and supply depots were located in the Filhol Plantation, the Ho Bo Woods and the Boi Loi Woods.[1]

Operation

Due to the proximity of the operational area to the 25th Division's Củ Chi Base Camp, Division commander BG Frederick C. Weyand committed the entire division to the operation. The division's sweeps encountered sporadic resistance and uncovered numerous supply caches.[1]

Aftermath

Operation Wahiawa officially concluded on 30 May, the US had claimed VC losses were 157 killed.[1]

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.

  1. ^ a b c d Carland, John (1999). Combat Operations: Stemming the Tide, May 1965 to October 1966. Government Printing Office. p. 343. ISBN 9780160873102.
14th Infantry Regiment (United States)

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Boi Loi Woods

Boi Loi Woods are located 25km northwest of Củ Chi District and 22km west of Bến Cát District in Hậu Nghĩa Province. The woods were an important base and staging area for the Viet Cong (VC) and later the PAVN.

US and Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) forces conducted frequent operations against PAVN and VC forces in the woods including Operation Mastiff (21-25 February 1966), Operation Wahiawa (16-30 May 1966), Operation Sunset Beach (2 September-11 October 1966), Operation Manhattan (23 April-7 June 1967), however none of these operations permanently cleared the PAVN/VC and the last attempt by the ARVN to penetrate the area occurred during the War of the flags (25 January-3 February 1973).

List of allied military operations of the Vietnam War (1966)

This article is a list of known military operations of the Vietnam War in 1966, conducted by the armed forces of the Republic of Vietnam, the United States and their allies.

List of allied military operations of the Vietnam War (T–Z and others)

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