November 18, 1964 : South Vietnamese conduct largest air assault to date

Introduction

In the largest air assault of the war thus far, 116 U.S. and South Vietnamese aircraft fly 1,100 South Vietnamese troops into Binh Duong and Tay Ninh Provinces to attack what is believed to be a major communist stronghold. General Nguyen Khanh personally directed the operation, but the troops made only light contact with the Viet Cong.

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November 18, 1964 : South Vietnamese conduct largest air assault to date

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  • Year Published

    2009

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    November 18, 1964 : South Vietnamese conduct largest air assault to date

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  • Access Date

    October 23, 2017

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